Green Yogi of the Month Manhattan Beach: Amanda Wilkman!

manduka yogi of the month

We are so excited to honor Amanda Wilkman as our Manduka Sponsored Yogi of the month for June! 

amanda wilkman yogi of the month

OCCUPATION:

Nurse Practitioner

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU:

As an athlete growing up, I thought yoga was a joke of a “sport” (and often made fun of it)…until I was challenged to do it consistently for a month. It’s one of the most difficult “sports” I have tried and I’m totally hooked.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE INSTRUCTOR AND WHY? 

I LOVE to start my mornings in gratitude with Heather Archer and end my days in humility with Tamal Dodge.

WHAT’S YOUR INTENTION FOR YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?

Mindfulness, strength, and poise.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE YOGA POSE?

It’s a tie between crow pose and eagle pose (and the irony here is that these are both bird poses and I have a serious bird phobia, haha!).

WHAT SONG SHOULD BE ON EVERY YOGA PLAYLIST?

The instructors here put together great playlists – however the only song I have gone home to download has been Jubel by Klingande, I could do yoga to this song for hours. Would be fun to do a standing sequence to Van Morrison too 🙂

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

My best friend;her dedication to practicing and her encouragement help gets me to yoga…especially at 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (she is also one of the best people I know).

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING AND HOW HAS YOGA IMPROVED YOUR LIFE?

About 2 years now. It has taught me to be comfortable in the midst of discomfort (holistically).

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