With over 2500 teaching hours and over 1000 training hours, Madhu (Amanda), can say with certainty that teaching is her passion. Her desire to inspire others is apparent in her teaching where she brings together yogic philosophy, alignment principles, and a sense of “real”ness. Her teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu graced her with the name Madhu which means honey, nourishing and pure.
With over 2000 teaching hours and nearly 1000 training hours, Madhu (Amanda), can say with certainty that teaching is her passion. Her desire to inspire others is apparent in her teaching where she brings together yogic philosophy, alignment principles, and a sense of “real”ness. Her teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu graced her with the name Madhu which means honey, nourishing and pure.
When Amanda first started yoga she was a 20-something year old looking for a way to relax. She did various types of yoga in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (ashtanga, kundalini, hatha), and determined that hatha yoga was the best fit for her at that time. She practiced yoga on and off through her pregnancies and after, and became serious again about yoga in 2012. Yoga has taught Amanda that through postures (asana), breath work (pranayama) and meditation, anxiety becomes more manageable, strength becomes apparent, and an overall sense of wellbeing is inevitable.
Amanda was interviewed by Shannon Crow of The Connected Yoga Teacher for a podcast about Yoga for Anxiety. Amanda shares her own experiences with raw authenticity, and gives some ideas on what to do if someone has a panic attack in your class, and how to manage anxiety with yoga as part of your prescription.
Amanda Madhu now facilitates trainings as well all of which can be found on the Trainings page.
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – 2013
300 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Prana Yoga Studio in alliance with Akhanda Yoga – 2017
Multiple Yin Yoga Trainings with both Joe Barnett, Carly Forest and Josh Summers – 2013-2021
Meridian Theory for Yoga with Jennifer Raye – 2019
Trauma Informed Yoga with Nicola Mosley – 2021
Yoga, Trauma & Mental Health with Nicole Marcia (Ajna Yoga) – 2020
Yoga for Psychology with Prem Robin Campbell – 2016
The Power of Awareness with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach – 2018
Yoga Nidra Training with Sheena Mason – 2018-2019
32 hour Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Andrea Peloso – 2019
Pain Care Yoga with Shelly Prosko – 2019
Spine Immersion with Andrea Poloso – 2018
Thai Massage 101 with Shai Plonski – 2017
Kids Training (through Donna Freeman of Yoga In My School) – 2014
Prenatal Yoga (through Clare Newman of Mamata Yoga) – 2014
Amanda obtained her certificate in Nutritional Symptomatology through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2013. She herself has Celiac Disease as do both of her children, and between the 3 of them there are severe allergies to shellfish and peanuts, and mild allergies to dairy and soy. Amanda’s husband is free and clear of allergies (and yet he’s the best cook in the house for all of us!).
As a side passion, Amanda designs patterns for knitting and crochet that you can find in her Etsy store, The Shanti Knits.