Amanda lives in Bali teaching yoga to those who visit the island for a relaxing, revitalising and spiritual experience.
Amanda, how did your passion for yoga begin and evolve?
I began as a student in my early 20s. I just feel in love with the way that yoga made me feel. I felt happy joyous light and just so connected to my day. I was on fire after each class. I began practising in several studios around the world and then found a teacher I really connected with in Bali – my yoga journey really began to kick off from there. I started in Bali at Prana Spa in Seminyak then Ubud, and followed my heart to India to go deep with my practise.
What inspired you to start teaching?
I just wanted to share the way I felt and my newfound knowledge of yoga with the community.
How did you become qualified and begin your yoga-teaching career?
I first became qualified with Daniel Aaron at Radiantly Alive in Ubud and then moved on to India where I learnt from Rachel Hull at Shakti Spirit Yoga in Goa.
How often do you practice yourself?
And you’re teaching full-time in Bali. Do you live onsite at the retreat?
I do teach full-time, live in and just love, love, love Bali. I stay onsite at the retreat sometimes depending on group numbers – it’s just so great for your spirit body and soul.
What style of yoga do you teach?
I teach vinyasa flow, power yoga and restorative yin yoga. I use methods such as humility, humour, yogic breath, alignment and precision with the body, passive hatha and kriya sequences, to create a class of fluid movement, breathing, strength and meditation, for complete relaxation and connection to heart.
Who should join your yoga classes in Bali?
Those visiting Bali should join my yoga classes if they want to rebuild focus, feel more aligned with their spirit and breath, and to feel radical changes and create a new relationship their body.
Favourite yoga pose?
I love back bends as they open my heart to the universe and reverses my spine into the flow of life and a fluid day.
Best things about Bali?
I love bali for the:
- Balinese people and the smiles on their faces and in their hearts.
Have you been to one of Amanda Williams yoga classes? Or been to a yoga retreat in Bali? Share your experiences in the comments below!