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Education & Training

Some of Amanda's education and training includes:

Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute

2022 - 2023

Somatic Soul-Based Trauma Training with Katie Asmus, Somatic and Nature-Based Therapist & Rites of Passage Guide

Animas Valley Institute

2014 - 2021

Trained in Nature-Based Underworld Guiding (with focuses on human development and cultural transformation).

2020 - 2021

We Will Dance With Mountains


Janine Daniballe, Trauma Therapist

An online course with Bayo Akomolafe PhD with guest facilitators such as Woman Stands Shining Pat McCabe and David Abrams

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training


Conscious Dying Institue

Death Doula Training



Trained & volunteered as a court advocate with Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence in Boulder, CO


Om Time Yoga

The Conversation - a 300 hour yoga teacher training certification with Shannon Paige-Kenney E-RYT 500 of Earth Yoga and other guest teachers such as Gina Caputo, Aditi Devi PhD, Rod Stryker and many more


Green Mountain Yoga

A 230 hour yoga teacher training certification with Mindy Arbuckle E-RYT 500 of Green Mountain Yoga

2012 - 2014

40Plus Integrative Health

3 years of mentorship with Robin Saltonstall PhD in areas of integrative health, somatic inquiry and experiencing, mindfulness & contemplative practices, and functional anatomy


US Peace Corps - Mongolia

Partnered with a local school to support the development of English-as-a-second language programs, and worked with a local women's organization to support their efforts in areas of domestic violence and abuse.


University of Mass. Dartmouth

Degrees in Cultural Anthropology, English Literature & Criticism, and Feminist Studies

2012 - 2016

Additional Trainings

Additional trainings with various practitioners ranging in contemplative practices, yoga & somatics, and holistic approaches: Aditi Devi PhD (Pujarini of the Kali Kula), Gina Caputo E-RYT 500, Rod Stryker and many more

Additional Experience & Collaborations

Feral Lunacy

Co-Creatrickster  & Co-Guide with Sara McFarland

Good Grief Network

Collaborative programs focusing on eco-collapse, grief, and navigating the unknown

Remembering Earth

Co-created programs focusing on eco-collapse, personal development, nature-based approaches, and navigating the unknown

Empower Shakti International

Director & Founder, 2012 - 2015

Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary

Amanda facilitated collaborative programs and retreats with focuses in transformative processes and inter-species relating,  2013 - 2017

Yoga Teacher & Trainer

Amanda E-RYT has taught yoga and trained others in the practice & philosophy of yoga, mindfulness, somatic inquiry, and contemplative traditions for 10 years with:

Yoga Junction (Louisville, CO) 

Om Time Yoga (Boulder, CO)

The Little Yoga Studio (Boulder, CO)

Green Mountain Yoga (Arvada, CO)

40Plus Fitness & Health (Boulder, CO)

Shakta Yoga (Denver, CO)

and many more.

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