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The Essence of Yoga

Amanda McMaine, E-RYT 500, YACEP


Upcoming Retreats & Workshops


Smokey Mountain Retreat
September 2019

During this 6-day retreat at the stunning Highland Lake Cove Retreat and Learning Center in Flat Rock, North Carolina, you will be guided along the illusive but cherished path of self-discovery that will fill your yoga practice with insights for months to come.

Yoga with Amanda at The Shambhala Center
October 2019

During this afternoon workshop at The Shambhala Center of Lexington, you will enter the world of movement, breath, and spirit — a journey toward a new level of healing presence, peaceful equilibrium, and empowering self-care through inspired, intelligent instruction.


Mexico Winter Retreat
February 2020

This 7-day retreat at the beautiful Casa OM includes 6 morning classes and 3 evening classes of inspired, intelligent instruction that whisks your body, mind, and spirit to new levels of relaxation and bliss. Delicious lunches, gorgeous beaches, and a quaint village set the perfect stage to experience the joy of being.


Studio Classes

Amanda's gentle, yet precise teaching style includes local classes in her Richmond, Kentucky studio and can easily accommodate all levels of students. Her classes are ‘somatic meditations,' or meditations in movement, as she guides her students in understanding how the physical body is designed to contain, move, and express pranic energy, both on the mat and in their daily lives.


Rest & Relax

Experience Amanda’s approach through regional, national, and international retreats and workshops. Her retreats are designed for those students who wish to achieve a subtle, refined understanding of yoga, drawing upon the natural intelligence and core strength. The work done with Amanda will be slow, intense, and deep, fostering a sense of ‘being’ fully present, embodied, and alive. Amanda's ability to seamlessly weave together all limbs of yoga, from philosophy to breath and asana, will bring your body, mind, and spirit to an integrated, peaceful equilibrium.


Yoga Teacher Training

Modern yoga teacher training for the modern practitioner – The Essence of Yoga Center offers Yoga Alliance registered 200- and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training and Immersion Programs in Central Kentucky, serving Lexington and surrounding communities.

Amanda’s grace and beauty in yoga combined with her deep feminine wisdom, make her an exceptionally gifted and compassionate teacher. Amanda is a practitioner and teacher of great integrity and devotion. Her personal practice has led her deeply into a journey of self-discovery through which she has evolved profound insights into the many struggles, traumas, and problems that her students bring to class.
— Angela Farmer


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