Nelson, United Kingdom
Gentle Somatic Yoga Certifications:
Practitioner ~ Level 1 and 2
Amanda trained in The Nia Technique in 2007, and taught regularly from then on, completing her Black Belt Training in 2014. She is also trained in Nia 5 Stages. From her love of Nia, and its somatic approach to movement, Amanda went on to train with Martha Peterson of Essential Somatics to become a Somatic Exercise Coach, and more recently with James Knight to become a Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner. Along with David, she also teaches Aerial Yoga classes and workshops, having trained with Devi Kaur in Chakra Aerial Yoga, and offers Aerial Yoga Teacher Training.
Amanda’s Gentle Somatic Yoga (GSY) journey began in earnest when she got in contact with James Knight in 2015 and invited him to come and facilitate a GSY Teacher Training in the UK. In 2016 together with her partner, David Fleming, she worked with James to organize the first United Kingdom GSY Practitioner Level 1 Certification and the following year worked with him to help organize and also assisted on the next UK GSY Practitioner Level 1 Certification. That same year she attended GSY Practitioner Level 2 Certification and this year she’ll attend the GSY Teacher Level 3 Certification as well as becoming a GSY Level 1 Trainer and Affiliate.
Amanda currently lives in Nelson, which is located north of Cardiff in Wales in the UK. She regularly travels and teaches GSY workshops, Immersions, as well as offering Gentle Somatic Yoga and Aerial Yoga Certifications.