Amanda James is an accidental yogi. She didn’t find yoga until after her children were born and she began looking for a way to reconnect with her breath, tame her anxiety, and feel stronger in her own body. Even after stumbling through her first yoga class, she was hooked on the positivity and energy created during practice. Amanda quickly decided that sharing such a powerful experience was her path and she graduated from her 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training in 2007.
She immediately began teaching beginner’s yoga and soon found that her own children loved to “play yoga” with her. Being an elementary and middle school teacher herself, Amanda embarked on what would become her passion – yoga for children and families. She was one of the earliest graduates from Kidding Around Yoga and immediately put it to use, volunteering to teach yoga to “at-risk” students at her children’s school and starting a popular family yoga class in her community. Amanda is such a believer in Kidding Around Yoga’s methods, music, and joyful energy that she is now a Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, the writer for KAY, as well as part of KAY’s marketing team. But her favorite professional role is that of KAY trainer, because she knows that the lessons and practices that children learn through play during a Kidding Around Yoga class can change their world. So the more KAY teachers she reaches, the more peaceful, happy children there will be for our future.