Amanda Wilson was first introduced to the world of Yoga in her sixteenth summer on this planet. At this age she wasn’t particularly health conscious, but was newly experimenting with ways to improve herself mentally as well as physically. In the arts district of Indianapolis, Amanda took a beginner’s Hatha class from an Indian immigrant in his home. This class lit a small spark that slowly smoldered over the next ten years before igniting into a full-fledged practice. During those ten years she found herself returning to yoga when things got tough. Amanda took her first Ashtanga class when she moved to Columbus in 2004 and realized that she had found her practice. She joined the Yoga on High family as a practitioner in 2005, and then as a teacher trainee in 2008 - earning her 200hour certification in Ashtanga. Currently, she is in the 500 hour teacher training program.
Amanda has always been drawn to yoga due to its capacity to heal both the body and mind. In a world full of pain and chaos, the practice of Ashtanga remains balanced and peaceful. Her greatest reward as a teacher is to help others discover the healing powers of yoga that have so much helped her.
Amanda’s teaching approach is based on a foundation of love, acceptance and openness to new experience. She hopes every student leaves class feeling better than when they came in! Yoga has helped Amanda survive depression and anxiety as well as maintain healthy weight loss. It has also helped support her training in Muay Thai and her full time work as a Licensed Social Worker. Amanda lives in Clintonville with one snake, two dogs and a husband.