Amanda McDonald

Amanda, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1999. She got serious about yoga after moving to New York to pursue a career in musical theatre. The classes she was taking as a way to rehab her dance injuries and stay fit, brought her solace and calm in the chaos of a hectic lifestyle.  After realizing she was taking more yoga than dance or acting classes, she moved to India to further her studies. She has been teaching full time since she graduated from the Om Factory in 2011. She has since completed trainings at Studio Anya, Yogamaya and The Breathing Project. She leads the Om Factory Aerial Yoga Teacher Training, and teaches on and mentors other teacher trainings in and around New York City.

She loves the lessons yoga has to teach us about life and mostly teaches to get see students win small victories and gain confidence both on and off of the mat. She loves the invigorating aspects of yoga as well as the deeply relaxing and meditative aspects. She tries to share the joy, peace and clarity she finds in her practice with her students, while encouraging them to enjoy their own experiences. You can catch Amanda flipping through the air, laying on a bolster or holding plank in the heat by checking her weekly schedule at