Meet our Founder & Principal Trainer

Waking Minds Yoga Principal Trainer - Training Yoga Teachers

With an inclusive and caring style, Amanda (our principal trainer) is able to facilitate growth and learning in a safe and non-judgemental environment.  A meditation and mindfulness practitioner with over 30 years experience, she is also an international yoga teacher.  Amanda still believes she has much to learn, particularly from those who are just beginning their journey.  She continues to study, updating and furthering her knowledge and sharing her learning with her students.

Amanda is an author and can also be found in the pages of OM Yoga Magazine.

She has extensive experience in growing and managing teams and providing in house training & teaching.  Her experience spans many industries and includes working in a global corporate environment in several countries.  She elegantly combines her corporate background with her work in complementary medicine and eastern philosophy, creating a truly unique learning experience.

Amanda has studied western psychology, NLP, CBT, eastern philosophy, various styles of yoga, meditation and mindfulness.  She has also spent time working in the treatment rooms of professional sport working with international sports professionals.



Emergency First Aid Training

Our first aid training is provided by The Cotswold Academy.  They are an experienced training provider, providing a range of complementary therapy courses.


Guest Teachers

We believe experiencing many styles of yoga is beneficial to our personal practice and our development as yoga teachers.  Because of this we invite guest teachers to join our trainings and share a class with us so that you can experience their style of yoga teaching.  Here’s a selection of yoga styles you may experience at our trainings.

  • Dru Yoga
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Sivananda Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Hot Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga



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Mindfulness & Meditation Courses

200hr Yoga Alliance Registered School - Teacher training courses - Waking Minds Yoga
Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance

Yoga Teacher Training Courses UK