I've been teaching yoga since I completed my training with Erich Schiffmann in 1992, but it wasn't until I landed at California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) in 2012 that Human Being Training really came together in its present form. I will always be humbly grateful to the extraordinary people at CalPoly who continue to help this program grow. My intention is to take Human Being Training to White Lotus in Santa Barbara, the beautiful Santa Barbara Yoga Center, and Esalen Institute. Lightning in a Bottle would be awesome. Meanwhile, see below for my current offerings and come play asap! Here's a short movie about what an HBT event is (sometimes) like.

"I find Amanda’s yoga classes and her seminars inspiring. She communicates her extensive knowledge of yoga and functional fitness with a disarming style, humor, and generosity. Every class is more than just good exercise. It’s a fun and fresh way to reconnect your body, mind and spirit." -- R.D.

IMPORTANT: If you're currently out of shape or worried for any reason about participating in the physical aspect of the trainings, please read this. The "yoga" I teach is only an elaborate (although fun and empowering) ruse to quiet your mind and get you to breathe properly so you can learn what you came to learn. Having a basic level of fitness will help you get the most from these events.

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Human Being Training yoga-based classes: The SLO Yoga Center starting in Fall 2017!

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Here's an interview I did that gives some insight into the HBT experience.


Amanda’s uplifting energy is an inspiration to those who want to change their lives, but just aren’t quite sure how to do it. Her message of life wisdom is delivered through a positive vibe that sparks curiosity, taking the willing student to another level of confident self-awareness.
Kathryn Leilani Soriano-Adame, instructor at Santa Maria Juvenile Hall

CalPoly Recreation Center (Studio 2) in San Luis Obispo, CA: Thursdays, 5:45-7:00 pm
Students note: Reservations required for this class. Use your Portal access (Fitness > Group Exercise Reservations) or call the pro shop at 805-756-5890 to get a spot, then pick up your pass at the desk 5 mins before class. You can reserve a spot as early as 6AM Tues. morning. Even if the waiting list is full, show up 5 mins early at the pro shop. You'll probably get in!
Two non-Poly people are welcome each week! Classes for non-students are $10. Contact me to reserve a space.


If you haven't been to a Human Being Training yet, come find out why people generally call it "an indescribable experience," and then tell their friends,"You just have to go!" Now there's a short movie about HBT and what it (sometimes) looks like. Every time is different, depending on who shows up. Newbies, please read this.