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EPISODE TWENTY- WORKING WITH A YOGA MENTOR IN YOUR HEALING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

“...when we start doing this work of transformation, we’re really trying to change something from the way it is to something new.”
- Amanda Green
IAYT certified Yoga therapist, E-RYT 500
Founder of Innermost Yoga
 

Episode 20- Effective Healing and Personal Development: Working with a Yoga Mentor in your Healing and Personal Development



 

How can a mentor improve your healing journey? How do you find a mentor that is right for you? This episode is about how you can benefit from having a Yoga mentor and how to find one that can best support you.


In this episode of Doing Differently, Marcel has a conversation with Amanda Green about the importance of having a guide to support you in your personal practice of healing and transformation. Amanda is a Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Yoga Mentor who also teaches at the YogaWell Institute. Amanda and Marcel discuss how working with a Yoga mentor can help you address core issues and make internal shifts at much deeper levels. They talk about how valuable it is to have a long term mentor and how that can make your personal healing more effective.


Here are some highlights from the conversation with Amanda that will help you recognize the benefits of having a personal mentor:


  • Amanda is a Yoga Therapist and mentor who teaches at the YogaWell Institute


  • She has mentored many clients long term and has a mentor herself


  • When we begin our transformation, we want to go somewhere completely new in our personal practice

    • This can be challenging and scary for someone new to transformation

    • Having an experienced mentor can help us navigate the best way to break out of our old patterns and create new habits in our lives

  • Sometimes there are underlying issues that create distracting symptoms- Yoga can help people fix the underlying issues instead of just addressing those symptoms


  • A long term practice with a mentor is important because you are being supported by someone who understands you on a personal level


  • Role of the mentor- to help you develop skills to see the situations around you more clearly so you can respond authentically



  • What are the next steps for finding a mentor?

    • Acknowledge that you can benefit from someone supporting your personal practice and how you use it in your daily life

    • Reach out to a Yoga mentor and start a conversation- talk about what you’re facing, where you want to be, and options for how to get there

    • If that mentor is right for you, engage in a longer practice with them, or they may point you to another mentor who would be a better fit

 

To learn more about how having a guided practice can support you, check out Episode 17: The Practice of Self-Alignment: The Core Resonance Works Coaching Process with Marcel Allbritton.

 


Amanda Green mentors teachers and students in therapeutic yoga -- Yoga that can be used for healing, self-discovery and self-actualization. She is the founder of Innermost Yoga, a faculty member in Yoga Therapy trainings at Yoga Well Institute, and a long-time personal student of Chase Bossart. You can find out more at www.innermost-yoga.com.

 


The Doing Differently podcast is sponsored by Core Resonance Works.


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Doing Differently Episode 20- Transcript

Please excuse any typos. This script was generated using AI.


Marcel: I have Amanda Green as a guest today on doing differently, Amanda is a yoga therapist and a yoga teacher, and also a mentor. She teaches as well with the Yoga Well Institute.

Amanda and I are gonna have a conversation about the importance of having someone guide and support you in your own healing and transformation.

And by extension of that, having a practice, a personal practice, and why that's so important and how that's helpful. Amanda, would you mind starting out by saying a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Amanda: Yeah, sure. So I live in Austin, Texas, and yoga teaching is my main gig.

I Teach in the trainings through yoga. Well, as you mentioned, and I have a, a weekly class that I teach there. And then I mentor students and work as a yoga therapist, which is, there's lots of overlap in those two things. [00:01:00] Some people are coming because they'd like to feel better after hip surgery or their back is bothering them and they haven't been able to find a solution or a way to help them really.

Change their movement patterns. So I kind of call that work, the healing work, the yoga therapy though yoga therapy, certainly. Also a part of the mentoring. So deep practitioners, people who are really interested in yoga as a means of transforming their lives or, healing a pattern that's just like perpetuating over and over again.

Wanting to see some, something different in their lives. The mentoring piece and the yoga therapy in that regard comes there.

Marcel: Yeah, I think what you mentioned about the relationship between yoga therapy and mentoring yoga . There's an overlap, but a distinction at the same time.

Like I've found that I'm, , a yoga therapist to the person, but often with many of those clients as well, they then become more interested in yoga. Mm-hmm. And [00:02:00] want to learn more about it. And they've already done the practice and they've done a lot of the work and they already understand a lot of the concepts from their engagement in yoga therapy.

Amanda: Well, there's some buy-in. If you've seen the way that these things help your life to improve. If you've had that experience, then I mean, that certainly was the case for me. And I was already a yoga. Teacher, I was already very much interested in yoga, but I was like, oh, this is special.

What's happening here is special. And it's much different than going to a drop in class, even a regular class with a regular teacher over time. I mean, you can certainly learn a lot that way, but there's something about applying these tools very individually. Like for me, understanding what my needs are, my concerns are, , to have someone be able to do that for me and to really see the.

The general effects can happen in a general class, which are really positive. But , when they're applied , in that special way by a skilled practitioner , and guide, then amazing things can [00:03:00] unfold. If you've seen that happen, at least my experience was, certainly my curiosity , was peaked and my interest in learning more was there,

Marcel: I think for our listeners, maybe we should say what we mean by yoga therapy in this sense. My understanding is that yoga therapy is when you're using , the system of yoga and the tools of yoga to help people with health issues . That they're facing. And , that is the focus that you are focused on them , and , it's, very much about adapting the tools and the system to the individual person.

And we do it in a clinical setting, meaning . Where practitioners, and it involves us creating a practice for that individual. And that practice is the primary mechanism that is supporting their healing transformation.

There's a relationship they have with us and we support them in that process. That description is kind of like leading us into one of the topics we were gonna discuss today, [00:04:00] which is why it's so helpful and important to have an individual person that has some experience and some knowledge support you and guide you in your own healing and transformation.

Amanda: , we're kind of in a culture of fierce individualism and this idea that like, if we really want something, we can work hard and get there.

And certainly will and effort, , those things are valuable qualities and , we can flex those will muscles certainly develop them. But there, is a way that when we start doing this work of transformation, we're really trying to change something from the way it is to something new.

If we've never been there before then it's very difficult to navigate. It's kind of like, well, I'm here in Austin, Texas and I'm trying to get to Marcel in New Orleans, but I have no idea what the map looks like. I don't know how to drive a car. I don't [00:05:00] know, how to move myself from here to there help is , really necessary.

I need somebody to like map it out for me and point the way. That's the case here when we're really trying to do something new and fresh in our lives rather than repeat old patterns over and over again. The pattern is very well established, so it's very helpful to have someone who's a little further along or a lot further along who can see the sort of places where we're getting caught up.

And help, like, keep doing this, keep going in that direction, this other thing, let's try something else. That's where the practice comes in. I don't know that it's possible to do without a guide. .

Marcel: My sense of, answering that question I just posed to you is very similar to how you thought about it, what came to me immediately was this notion of.

In the West, we have a culture that we've been conditioned to believe that , we should be able to do things by ourself. . And that we should be strong enough to do that. And [00:06:00] my own experience in yoga and healing has taught me

that is definitively untrue. Yeah. , what you said about willpower, about will and discipline, I really appreciate it because,

, I have found that discipline and willpower and being strong or stronger than what you're dealing with are really. Stopgap measures. Mm-hmm. In healing. They, they work for a certain period of time, but they're not sustainable long-term solutions.

Amanda: Yeah. There are a couple things that, that like really are standing out to me about what you're sharing. One is willpower as a stop gap measure.

. , the willpower. I've never heard it quite said that way, it has a role in that, something, , something needs to change. You can exert that kind of will in a short term way to break. A rhythm or a pattern that's super interesting to me.

I think that's right. , experientially, that, that feels really [00:07:00] right on to me. And then what happens? That level , of effort or exertion can only be sustained for so long if the same pattern is sort of running and having its influence under the surface. So what's so cool , about yoga practice or having a daily practice is that.

The willpower might have a role for a period, and you're creating a new pattern. You're changing, , so rather than, and then the willpower runs out and you fall back into the old pattern and you're doing the same thing. And the thing that happens there, which I think is this sort of individual, , everybody should do everything themselves and figure it all out.

It can be very discouraging to be like, I tried so hard and look, I'm doing the same thing. I'm just gonna give up. I mean, that's not an uncommon, , sort of cycle. And that can be really discouraging, especially if you feel like, I have all this momentum, I've got the energy. I wanna see this change.

Oh, look, I could only do it for a [00:08:00] week, a month, , six months. And now I'm like back to this old thing. I think even with a practice, there's some of that, right? We can fall back, we see the patterns playing out again,

, This is where the role of the mentor is so valuable. It's like, no, , this is part of the, rhythm. Like you're able to see the pattern in a way.

So there is something of like, okay, I wanna have change. , I've got some motivation and some energy. Maybe it's coming as as will, right? Then there's the old pattern, which is still running. Then there's this new thing you're doing and there's an awareness piece, which is such an important piece of yoga.

? It's like we're observing and present for what's happening in the moment. Even if it starts as I'm watching my breathing and I'm coordinating when I start my breathing and when I start my movement, it seems so simple. And I think hearing it, it would feel so simple, but like to actually do that, it, you're here, you're present.

Mm-hmm. You have to be or you can't do it. [00:09:00] So we're, it's like this beautiful way of practicing the values and the skills. That help you to do it in your life. It's like, so mind blowingly cool.

Marcel: I love , the energy behind your appreciation of this. And

it's clear that it's coming from experiences you've internalized. I've spent a long time trying to understand the process of healing and putting it into everyday concepts so that people could relate to it. And what, what I've observed is the, healing is very different for each individual, , in other words, how they move through it is very different.

. But the process itself is the same as are the concepts it's like when we are mentoring someone or are supporting someone in their healing, in their development, one of the things we're really doing is giving them a practice that enables them to develop capacity.[00:10:00]

Mm-hmm. To watch themselves and see themselves. And as you said, to work with that patterning and to as you expressed, it's not always immediate and usually it's kind of a iterative back and forth that happens. In other words, we're practicing the new pattern and what's often happening is the continual execution or engagement in the old pattern because it's a pattern, right?

We're having to practice the new one. So it's a lot of back and forth, , which takes , effort in itself. But I see that as one of the main things we're doing when we're supporting people is Helping them to see where those patterns are and to practice new supportive patterns , and begin to ultimately have those become embedded as patterns.

Yeah. And like to what you were saying about how sometimes you can work really hard without the support of another person and it doesn't change. And , that is because of the [00:11:00] patterning. Like you're working hard, but you are maybe working too much within some of that old patterning. Mm-hmm.

Amanda: So many things are coming to me. I can hardly stand it. So one of the things is this thing that you're talking about, , like when we're, it's not unusual for like when something's not really working very well for us. There's a symptom. There's like, okay

I have two children. One of them lives at home, one of them is off in college, and we're in a better place now. But I'll tell you the the last year's been, , lots of conflict. It's totally appropriate. That's where the kid is, that's where we are, , but it's not easy. One of the things is I wanna fight less, right?

I wanna just like have less of that bickering or less of that arguing. And I don't like the arguing, right? So I can tell myself, stop arguing. But like, that's the symptom. Like that's the thing that's showing up because something's not really, I'm not [00:12:00] getting something that's at a deeper level, which is my kid is trying, they're individuating, they're doing something new, and it's difficult, right?

They're like in this new phase and they've never been here before, and. , , they're integrating into their school and social lives in a slightly different way. They're integrating into the world in a bigger and slightly different way. And at home bandwidth is low. I'm still sort of treating them like I used to, 'cause we've got that figured out and it's not working for them anymore.

So we're having this arguing so I can like do something about the arguing and say, Stop arguing or Amanda, don't take the bait or whatever it is, , whatever that story was for a while, but then it's like, no, no, actually, what I need to be addressing and looking at is, okay, my kid's going through a whole bunch of stuff right now, and actually it's not the arguing that needs to change.

It's my approach to how I'm communicating with them and what I am [00:13:00] acknowledging, , I'm acknowledging something that's happening for them and that shapes. How I respond and what words I choose and what tone I'm using. The underlying cause is what we have the potential to work with here.

And then of course, there's another layer to that, which is, I have my own stuff around being a mom around, okay, my kid's growing up and I already missed something about what we had together in that other phase. I'm worried that somehow they're not gonna be able to do the things .

So then there's that other, there's even a deeper level, and it's only through this sort of patient reflection I. It's only through sort of looking and actually having help to see that these other things are possible, which I think both the mentor and the structure of how the yoga philosophy works helps you to look at these underlying things that then something profound can shift and the arguing almost like evaporates because you're addressing the [00:14:00] core issue or you're able to shift at a really much deeper level.

Marcel: The way I look at this is a lot of times we have an individual practice and we work on ourselves. And what happens over time is we begin to be a little bit less identified and a little bit less affected.

Mm-hmm. And less triggered or less activated. And as a result, we start to be able to understand and see more of the subtle dynamics. Of what's happening. So there it is. That capacity piece, again, totally like a big part of what our practice does is it gives us capacity to do that work on our own identification, our own patterning.

And with that capacity we start to see more information than totally. We saw before instead of like, okay, here's the argument thing again. I don't want to [00:15:00] argue. How do I not argue? There's, much more resolution and what's going on and what's happening. As you just talked about, there's a whole bunch of stuff wrapped up in there.

There's your own stuff, , there's , your kids' experiences and . So much of it is how do we like. See more. Yeah. And yeah, go ahead,

Amanda: please. Yeah, yeah. I mean, I'm, I'm totally with you. The, identifying piece is a big one, right? Like, am I reacting?

'cause my feelings are hurt and I'm insulted, like, and this is about me. That's a really different place to be operating from than like, woo, something kind of snarky just came at me, didn't really like that. And then to have the like, space and capacity to be like, what's going on with that person? What's going on with my kid today, , or whoever it is you're interacting with.

And so like that tiny bit of space and how identified you are or how reactive, , you are in that moment that is a [00:16:00] huge gift. It's hard to articulate. So I'm glad we're going there. But it is a huge gift of yoga practice or practices that let you slow down, be present with what you're feeling.

Sort of see the situation in a, in a slow, almost like, , everything's condensed to a really small, , concentrate and you get to sort of spread it all out and look at all the different parts of it. I mean, practice allows for that and sometimes it's after the fact. And, and , as we get more and more practiced at it, it happens more and more in real time.

Which is why some of these mentoring relationships can be meaningful over a really long amount of time. I just had, one of my earliest clients who's really watched me change a lot as a teacher. I. We just got to 10 years of working together. Mm. I was like, I should send you a mug.

He's like, yeah, I want a mug. I haven't done it yet, but it's still on my mind. Yeah. So, , [00:17:00] because we know each other, we know, I know this person's personal history. He's , has been, , engaged in the practice for a long time. So we have a shared vocabulary and. I'm watching, , this long arc, how things can unfold and are unfolding for him in his life.

And I have a sense thanks to the teachings of yoga, of where else, , what else is beyond where he is right now. It's really cool.

Marcel: Yeah, and I think the, , , long term aspect of the relationship. Is so important because it's not just that you have someone supporting you as a teacher or a mentor, you have someone supporting you that understands you.

Mm-hmm. That, that sees you, that gets you, and that respects you of course. It's a whole nother level of effectiveness than just having someone witness and hear you share or speak, which is often [00:18:00] the power of a therapeutic context.

Mm-hmm. But to have someone that actually knows you and understands you, listen and, and be present to you , we could easily take this into five or six different podcasts. Oh, totally. But the things we've talked about , that are, I think, so relevant to why it's so helpful to work with a teacher or someone to guide you and support you.

We've talked about it's easier for them to see your patterning and also we are doing our own practices to, check ourselves with our own identification.

And I think there's one more thing that is fascinating to me, which is When you're a mentor with someone, there's this saying about not too far, not too close. Mm-hmm. Like, there's something about how , the relationship, it's quite intimate because you're opening and revealing your yourself to someone and trusting them to support you, but It's [00:19:00] not the same as a friendship.

In some respects it's even deeper or more intimate than that because of the intensity, but it's not exactly the same.

Amanda: That's very interesting. The, it's almost because of the boundaries or because of the roles and because this is a lineage and because people have , Had this kind of relationship modeled for them, meaning my teacher has a mentor and that teacher had a mentor.

There's a way that there's sort of a structure and a model in place for how these mentoring relationships are structured and there are boundaries. Like you're saying, not too far, not too close. Because there's a confidentiality that's going to be of the utmost importance because that they're not there to solve your problems.

Your mentor is not there to tell you, oh, you need to say this to that person and you need to cut that person outta your life and you need to, no, absolutely [00:20:00] not. There's like, alright. The role of the mentor is to help the individual. Develop some skills that allow the person to be able to see more clearly and respond authentically.

And that's an internal job, that's an inside job.

Marcel: We're taught how to mentor by the nature of being mentored.

Right. It is something that we are a part of, much more so than it's an instruction. And I really loved what you said about the role of the mentor because I think there's an important distinction in what we're talking about from many people's conception of what it means to have a teacher help you in your healing.

In our lineage. , it's that you're helping the person with their own clarity and, working with their own patterning to see more clearly and make better decisions and, have less self-created. Suffering is the other [00:21:00] thing I would kind of add in there, but, It's like our role, as you said, it's, it's not to tell them what to do.

And when I first started doing this, I had, to really watch that so carefully. Yeah. Because it's like they have to have their own experiences because it is their own experiences that actually change the patterning. Just knowing something, or even if you are wise and you see something clearly, and even if you're right mm-hmm.

And you share it, it doesn't necessarily help the person in terms of them changing the pattern. Right. Right. It's like helping them in their development is the focus. Yeah. It's not, helping them solve the problems. It's also in many ways, not helping them avoid kind of, Suffering ,

Amanda: yeah.

This is an interesting piece of all of this. Yeah. There's a, a resilience, a tolerance, and a sort of acceptance of that I think is really important, that life isn't always easy [00:22:00] and that yoga's not gonna make your life perfect or you

Marcel: perfect. Yeah. I like to say yoga is not about being positive. Yoga is about being clear.

And there's an important, so nice distinction.

Amanda: As we're talking about this process and the support that can be found through a mentor relationship for a practitioner, for someone interested in transformation.

One of the things that , I'm continuing to be touched by is that the, experience of working with someone is a real example and has given me access to self-compassion, what it is to be a human. It's complicated. Mm, our growth is not linear.

It's not like climbing the stairs you get to one stair and then you get to the next stair and then you keep going up until you're all the way up and then you're done. Life throws us lots of curve balls and lots of difficulties. And one of the things that , I continue to be [00:23:00] touched by is that, the work that I do with my mentor and certainly what I hope to do with the people that I work with is invite that kindness and, accept with love where we are.

, I think it's really an important ingredient that's one of these sort of, it's hard to articulate. But it's definitely there. Every time I meet with my teacher, I know he cares about me we just met yesterday actually, and , I'm in kind of the thick of this really sticky situation and the last time we met I was like, I was so, I mean, I was just like, this is the tear and I feel so bad.

I'm so cranky. And, , it was really, and I left that other conversation kind of embarrassed, like, oh, I really like, I really complained a lot, mm-hmm. And the situation is difficult, so. And I came back and I apologized. I said, , I feel like I kind of dumped on you. And I, I got this just like really kind[00:24:00] reply, which was, I didn't feel that way.

And being able to like get down there, into it, into those messy feelings actually is really important. And what we talked about, , what we had talked about in that more recent session. He's like, and you're doing the thing you need to do with it. Like, it led to all of these insights that uncomfortable feeling, that stirring up of all of that negative stuff.

It led to these insights for you and you're going in the right direction. Keep going.

There was this compassion not only, for me, with me, but, but I could touch into it within myself. Like, okay, this is just kind of a messy part of being a human and doing this work. And I just could feel in that moment like, okay, that wasn't a total left turn.

, it's in service of where you're headed. Keep going. It, it really settled something in me. The other thing that's, there is that, I think, , my mentor, this mentor relationship that I'm in, and certainly what's been modeled for me, what I aspire to is the [00:25:00] mentor isn't there to solve my problems.

He's more of , , a mirror and like a holder of space that, that phrase gets used a lot. Now it kinda gets thrown around in a way that annoys me, , but it is what happens. Yeah. , you're like, okay, you can be messy here. It's totally fine. Actually, it's welcome and it may be helpful, and I'm not gonna take it all in as the mentor.

Right. So there's almost like I can put it out there, I can share what's going on and I don't have to worry that it's gonna like be too sticky or like be too upsetting or that person is like really established in themselves and it gives me the space and necessary freedom to express what needs to be expressed.

And it's , a very rare relationship, , that that's possible. .

Marcel: One of the biggest challenges is that compassion for ourself.

It's often so easy for us to, to have it towards other people, [00:26:00] but it's so hard to have it for ourselves, and then a lot of times as well like to just care about ourselves. Like in my own experience of my own healing, I first did it for my teacher, then I did it for the yoga, then I did it for myself.

Mm. I didn't have what I needed in the beginning to do it for me. Yeah. And so like there's this important part about the holding 'cause it is a relationship I'm not speaking about like when you get confused and with your own healing and the identity of other people.

What I'm speaking about is until you can access what you need from inside of yourself, you have no choice but to access it. From outside, and this is one of the powerful parts of the mentor or teacher relationship and someone helping you and holding you in the [00:27:00] process or supporting you, is that like you said, that compassion is there and it's so important , I think that's just so fundamental. And what you shared about the holding, yeah. This phrase is used a lot, but it's something that's so important in healing is the ability to hold space. And like I do a lot of work with what lately I'm calling these days a practice person.

Mm, which is somebody that has a practice and they've had it for a long time and they've worked on themselves and like, in other words, that's been an important part of their life. Mm-hmm. To be a practice person and practice people , they have developed an ability to hold space and be present.

In yoga. This is part of what happens as we continue to develop. Mm-hmm. We, we get more experience and understanding and we get better at that holding of space and being attentive

Amanda: yeah.[00:28:00] Yeah. It's so good. I think we started with, okay, what is this relationship?

What is it about, , why is it important in the work of transformation? And, , kind of like the example of the argument and what's under, , what's going on underneath and what's going under. Underneath that. I find that , this work and these relationships continue to. Reveal sort of , a depth of maybe connection, maybe meaning over time.

And it's so rare, isn't it? I mean, in my own life, I, I certainly haven't come across a mentoring relationship that has even most of these elements. It took me a long time to be willing to have a teacher that I shared things with that were so important to me and was willing to receive , A practice that, that was quite a, that was quite a shift for me.

Marcel: . And I think it is rare. I think it's this, when you [00:29:00] somehow get into a situation where you have someone that is helping you in supporting you not just as a practitioner that you go to see, but someone that is giving you a practice and guiding you your own. Healing your own development, your own transformation.

. I'm wondering what, is your sense if somebody's listening to this podcast and says, what you all are talking about, it's resonating so strongly for me, but what do I do? Mm. So , if having a teacher or a mentor to help me in my process , provides all , these benefits you're talking about, so , how do I go about moving towards that?

Amanda: Yeah. I think sometimes people get hung up on, but it's yoga. I don't really do yoga. Or it's, , like I, I don't know if it's for me because blah, blah, blah, , some reason. Right. Which I think is totally normal. I mean, it's a totally reasonable [00:30:00] kind of feeling to have. But I think the, if we, if we don't call it even yoga though, of course all of this is coming from yoga.

If you, , the sort of mainstream definition of what, yo, if we just sort of set all of that aside and say, this sounds. Like I could use some support, some ongoing support to address some things that are like threads in my life that I can't seem to get a whole lot of movement or traction with.

Then I think it really is as simple as have a conversation with someone who does this mentoring work and say, this is what I'm interested, this is what's, this is where I'm getting stuck. What happens? What is this like? Can it work for me? For me, there's a. An intro call, and that's where we have that conversation.

And there have been times where I don't feel like I'm the right person , like you're, there's something up for you. I act actually know someone who mentors many students around this particular [00:31:00] challenge. , you should call them. So like, it's also an opportunity for, , the mentor that you're reaching out to, to be able to say, yeah, I think this is a good fit.

Or, hey, I'm gonna point you in a direction, follow up with this person and see what you think.

Marcel: We were also talking about having somebody support you that gives you a practice to help you with your capacity and your clarity and your growth and hold space for you, and has a relationship with you and understands you and guides you. Someone who has gone through those experiences before and been taken through that process.

Mm-hmm. And yeah, we're coming from yoga and using that approach. But I think a very important point to be made here is that in classical yoga, which we both work from, it's not about a kind of belief system, right? The person's sense of themselves and how they fit in the world comes from them and their own development, it comes [00:32:00] from their own clarity.

This is so lovely. I really appreciate. Being able to connect with you and, and just the shared appreciation and experiences we have with this wisdom and work.

Amanda: So, yeah. Likewise, Marcel, this is such a pleasure.

I feel like we could go for hours and hours and Yes,

Marcel: indeed. I know we could. Yeah. Yeah. Well, could you say a little bit about the work you're doing

Amanda: I'd love to. So I, my website is innermost dash yoga inner i n n e r, innermost-yoga.com. And primarily my work is this one-on-one work with individuals. I'm happy to see or have a conversation with anybody who's curious about this work. I also teach through the Yoga Well Institute.

So I do long form trainings. I'm a part of an therapist training. People have been in [00:33:00] the game for a while and wanna deeply understand how this works and then how to apply it to others. That program prepares people very well for that. But I also teach a weekly class. It's an online class, and it's focused largely on Asana, but we do breathing and meditation as well.

So I would say those are, my main activities right now. Yeah. All right.

Marcel: Well, thank you so much, Amanda. Yeah. Thank you, Marcel.



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