Amanda L. Lee

Amanda L. Lee
Amanda first started practicing yoga to gain flexibility and strength for her dance career. What began as a physical practice soon transformed into a captivating meditative and healing endeavor for her mind and soul. Amanda was drawn to the creativity inherently expressed in each unique sequence, the grace and strength while flowing through postures and the introspective nature intrinsically present in yoga. Consequently, her movement practice became considerably more holistic and continually influenced by the philosophy of yoga and meditation.

Amanda completed her 200 hour yoga certification through Core Power Yoga under the guidance of Jill Grogg and is in the process of completing her 500 hour training at YogaWorks, including a six month mentorship with Jennie Jalalat. Amanda has also completed a 200 hour training in Mat Pilates in addition to certifications to teach Hot Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Yin Yoga. She also has a background in physical therapy studying anatomy at Chapman University.

Amanda guides her students through an alignment and breath based practice that is playful, challenging and meditative. Her passion for anatomy inspires an environment safe for students of all backgrounds at any level, leaving her students with a better understanding of their own bodies, a deeper awareness of their breath and a more peaceful and steady mind.

Favorite Yoga Move: 

I love practicing inversions because I love being upside down and flipping my perspective during my practice. They are fun and playful, but challenge the body at the same time. They require strength, focus, precise alignment and a very steady breath, but when you're able to hold it for a few breaths, it's incredible rewarding.

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Yoga has benefited my mind, body and soul. It has healed me from the inside out and given me the strength to trust me body, follow my intuition and live life with an open heart.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

I grew up dancing and loved movement, so I thought yoga would be a nice compliment to my profession. I took my first yoga class not truly knowing what to expect, but I soon realized that yoga was an opportunity to "perform" for myself, instead of performing for a crowd of people judging my every move.

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Educational. Creative. Introspective. Mindful. Precise.