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Amanda Márquez

Astanga LedAstanga Mysore,  Astanga Mysore (Beginners)

Amanda was born and raised in Caracas (Venezuela) and moved to Italy in 2007 to continue and finish her architecture studies. This is how she first encountered Astanga Yoga, as a young and busy student. The practice has kept her company ever since. Her first guide was Elena de Martin and her Yoga Shala, where she practiced throughout her long-6 year-stay in Milan.

By the end of 2013, after working as an architect and in international cooperation for developing countries, she moved to Paris to pursue her PhD. Still, teaching wasn’t in her life schedule and her Sadhana was there to serve her spiritual path and inquiry while sustaining the rest of her life. She lived in Paris for three years and practised with Linda Munro and Gérald Disse: they grounded her practice, made her feel like family and encouraged her to start teaching. 

All her travelling and studying has made her embrace the idea that even when you are becoming a more “experienced” practitioner you remain a “beginner.” There is always room to learn, or just to create space. This is how she welcomed Chuck Miller’s teachings who she tries to meet every year to have her beginner’s mind checked.

In 2017, together with her husband, she opened a little shala in Arona, a lake-town in northern Italy. Ever since her inquiry has become deeper and she has sharpened her community vision and her clarity around the teacher-student relationship. The workaround in their shala has driven them both to study directly in Mysore with R. Sharath Jois in 2018 and since then they intend to continue to visit this historically-infused context regularly.

Amanda has been practicing since 2008 with discipline and commitment; the mat has allowed rays of equanimity to shine in from time to time and this has become the heart and core of her quest.  She cultivates this middle way through a growing silent sitting practice – free of dogma – which helps her to maintain ongoing introspection. Yoga has also made me her a romantic. She now embraces a small web of relationships that support her teaching with fruitful and beautiful exchanges. It is within this love circle that she would like to walk and grow. This web has lit up a spark that nourishes a long-distance exchange with Angela Jamison who mentors her through her words and challenges her to stay clear and compassionate in her work.

I remain a student, open to change and to question and be questioned. - Amanda Márquez


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Yoga & Mindfulness to Empower Emotional Wellbeing (50-hour Training) - Online

With Kristin Vikjord

Starting on 21 January 2022

Mindfulness to empower emotional wellbeing Would you like to boost your inner spark? Would you like to reduce stress or lockdown fatigue? Would you like to calm your mind and learn mindfulness fully?


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