Amanda completed her 200-hour training with Buffy Barfoot in 2014, and remains humbled by the practice and possibilities of yoga. She continues to train with masters of the craft. To deepen and broaden her expertise, Amanda studies anatomy and restorative yoga with teacher Judith Lasater, mindful meditation with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield, Rajanaka Yoga with Douglas Brooks, and tantra yoga with Jim Bennitt. She has also been trained in core + inversion practices with Noah Maze, trauma-informed yoga with Molly Boeder Harris, yoga therapeutics with Buffy Barfoot, yoga nidra and subtle body sequencing with Mia Park, and tantric yoga practices for women with Yoli Maya Yeh.

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"Amanda offered one of the best classes I have ever been to, ever. She was welcoming and encouraging, expertly and compassionately managing a class of participants of apparently diverse experience and ability. She gave great variations without singling anyone out, but also was available for personal adjustments and suggestions. Thank you, Amanda!"
     -ClassPass student review, Chicago, IL


"Amanda is fantastic!  The moment I met her, I immediately felt as though I had known her for some time…and that she knew me!  She quickly assessed what my body (and mind) needed and worked with me to attain my goals.  I was both challenged and motivated and LOVED every minute of our sessions.  I especially loved the calming environment and that she does not subscribe to a “one size fits all” approach.  Highly recommend!"
     -Erin Morgan, private student, Chicago, IL


"Amanda's passion for the practice and teaching of yoga shines through her sweet spirit, knowledge of alignment, and understandable instruction.  She embodies the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga with such compassion and grace. I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone and everyone; she will make you feel right at home and welcome you with open arms and an open heart."
     -Lauren, student, Indianapolis, IN


"Amanda was amazing. So patient and really helped my practice grow. I was so impressed."

     -ClassPass student review, Chicago, IL



"Amanda Steinken is a ray of light, both as an instructor and as a person. On and off the mat, her knowledge and dedication to this practice is appreciated and cherished. Her professionalism is top notch;  her classes are intelligently sequenced, creative, and approachable to students of all levels and backgrounds. Highly recommended."
     -Jacqueline Griffiths, Studio Owner, Funk Yoga and SUP, Co. Little Corn Island, Nicaragua


"Amanda is a genuine soul, and a rare one at that. She has this incredibly organic talent for seeing what others need and being able to deliver that in a safe and held space. Every time I am in her presence she has this ability to make sure I leave feeling full of love. She is an incredibly talented teacher and yogi. If you ever have the opportunity to cross paths with this soul, I highly encourage you to take that chance."
     -Tiffany, student and yoga instructor, Denver, CO


"The most relaxing yoga experience I've ever had."
     -Anonymous student review, Chicago, IL


"Amanda is present and supportive. She has a versatility in her voice that is strong and encouraging, pushing you to apply yourself, while also soothing, allowing you to breathe. She holds the space with her gracious and soft presence, inviting you to to become aware of your body, soul and mind. Her softness and freshness leave you feeling nourished and plentiful."
     -Angelyne, student, Chicago, IL