Amanda Gloria Valdes discovered Yoga while seeking a balance to her creative world as a actress and dancer. Amanda began diving deeper while studying at Yoga Vida where she obtained her 200 RYT Vinyasa Yoga Teacher program in 2012 under the direction of Heather Lillieston , Alyssa Arroyo, Domenic Savino, Kyle Miller, Jessie Bar, and Cat Acquaviva. Amanda went on to a mentorship under Alyssa Arroyo. Amanda began teaching in various communities from athletes , non-traditional communities, universities and yoga studios in New York City. Amanda then found her new hOMe away from home at Laughing Lotus NYC where she completed 325 RYT hours in Advanced Teaching Training. Promgrams completed include Ayurveda, Bhakti, Energy & Suble Body, Fly, Hands on Assists & Alignment, Restorative Yoga, and Super Sequencing . Amanda completed the Advanced Teacher Programs under the direction of Dana Flynn, Sheri Celenatno, Kenny Frisby, Ali Cramer, Mary Dana Abbott, and Deb Langley.
Amanda teaches aligned Vinyasa Classes , Prenatal Yoga, and Restorative offerings . In 2017 Amanda led a yoga retreat in Chaing Rai, Thailand that was rated " 11 Retreats That are Totally Worth It" by .Most recently Amanda was featured in media outlets Refinery 29 and Daily Burn . In 2016 Amanda was named "Change Maker" by Yoga Journal Italia.