Amanda Teilinger - Yoga Instructor at Pillars of Wellness

Amanda Teilinger

Yoga Instructor

“Yoga practice is like life. Each circumstance in which we find ourselves is like a pose. Some poses are hard to hold, others are pleasant. It is how we hold the pose that determines whether or not we will suffer or grow.  And whether or not we will listen to the drama of the ego or the wisdom of the spirit.

All action begins at the level of the mind. It is the mind that tells the arms to strike or embrace, and it is the mind that tells the legs to run in fear or to dance with joy.  The good news is that we can change our minds at any point”.

The above inspiring quote comes from the book Yoga and the Path of The Urban Mystic by Darren Main. This book really spoke to me and I like the philosophy behind the words in that our yoga practice isn’t just “on the mat”.  We can take the same schools of thought and bring them into our everyday lives. We can approach a challenging yoga pose or life situation with a dim view and a longing for it to be over as quickly as possible, or we can be open to the challenge, breathing into the pose or the moment and having the sound knowledge that, with time, our bodies will become stronger and more flexible and our life situations will change, as does time.

I like to think that yoga found me and whether it was fate or a message from a higher power, yoga came into my life just when I needed it! Shortly after my daughter was born, I was looking for something to do that was just for myself, as I was at home with her full-time.  Someone suggested that I try yoga and after a few classes I was hooked as they say…. that was almost 20 years ago!

In using my skills and training as a Registered Holistic Yoga Teacher and as a Graphic Artist I bring an element of creativity and fun to each class.  I feel that my classes guide and enlighten the body and mind with a safe, informative and healthy environment for all participants. My teaching is mainly Hatha yoga with an emphasis on alignment in the body. Each class is planned with careful thought given to strength building, balance, grounding elements and the ever-vital breath…I teach yoga to everybody and for everybody!

Hope to see you on the mat soon…. peace & blessings!

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