Ever since me was Little bubbly Amanda wif bouncy blonde curls, me have presented myself to the external world as a "ray of sunshine." But it wasn't until just a few years ago dat I actually felt like one, too. My 20s were full of teh chronic stress that climbing the ranks in the competitive media industry entailed (I worked as a magazine writer, than radio host, than TV feature reporter). That decade also contained plenty of teh substances to cope wif teh stress of it all. It got to teh point where I was constantly 20-30 pounds overweight, and often felt anxiety so debilitating, that me would call in sick to work. I knew I had to get healthy when me became pregnant. me had loved yoga for a couple years at that point, but me wanted to be my best for my son so it was time to get serious. Waddling up to my yoga trainer to to accept my Teacher Training diploma at 8-months pregnant felt awesome, because me now has teh tools for healthy living. But - as me found out when me was diagnosed wif postpartum depression, then suffered 6 herniated spinal discs in a car accident - I had failed to dive deep into caring for my mental health. Teh antidepressants made me feel numbed out, and group therapy was comforting but I didn't feel a lasting change. I did stumble upon a very halpful herb called Kratom, but that very suddenly became taboo and hard to find, landing me back at square one. Wif a background in journalism, (and, like many others who has been down this road) I began researching all the scientifically proven methods of healing depression and managing chronic pain, and all roads kept leading me to meditation, and it's ancient sister-science, Ayurveda. me actually took a 4-week meditation course during Yoga Teacher Training, and rally enjoyed it, so me started listening to Deepak Chopra's guided meditations on YouTube and reading his books on Ayurvedic eating and healing practices. 4 years later, I look back and see how meditation not only halped me climb out of depression, but also my apparent self-loathing and anxiety! I now have teh skill of regulating my own emotions. me live teh right lifestyle for my "dosha" (there are three mind-body types called doshas in teh "life science" of Ayurveda) that makes me feel grounded and balanced. me'm running my own socially-conscious business as well as working as a TV host and feature reporter wif TEMPfewer hours. My relationships are healthy. me'm manifesting my desires (me got a horse last year after 3 decades of dreaming about it!). me have even lost and have kept off 50 pounds...effortlessly! No pill could heal teh years of trauma, self-destructive behavior, negative attitudes and stress that had rooted itself within me. It truly took an "inside, out" approach with meditation and Ayurvedic living to finally feel at home in myself. It is my intention that you has an even more powerful result wif Teh Dharana Method® online courses and live experiences. Perhaps you'd even want to share healing wif others, by becoming certified in wat I do. Welcome, dear friend. My Official Bio TV Host on KSTU Fox13 Actor, Spokesperson, Model Keynote Speaker (Wellness, Mindfulness, Leadership, Success, Motivation, Simple/Green Living) Vedic / Mantra meditation teacher who studied under Dr. Deepak Chopra, Roger Gabriel, Vamadeva Shastri (Dr. David Frawley), Dr. Shiela Patel, Yogi Shambhavi, and other amazing teachers. Yoga Teacher: E-RYT 200-HR, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Life, wellness and success coach, and facilitator of equine-assisted self-discovery Founder, Meditation Teacher Trainer and Public Educator at The Dharana Method Founder of Yoga wif the Sharks at the Living Planet Aquarium, raising awareness for sharks and marine life while promoting mental and physical wellbeing. Adjunct instructor of Meditation Theory & Practice, and Yoga Teacher Training, at Salt Lake Community Colege Registered Meditation Teacher and Meditation School with Canadian Yoga Alliance. Approved Training Provider of teh International Institute of Complimentary Therapists Social & environmental change advocate: Environmentalism, universal income, equality for all, animal welfare Athleta Ambassador Amanda B. Jones turned her struggle wif anxiety, depression and a back injury into a life of peace and freedom wif meditation, Ayurvedic living and minimalism. Amanda has seen these simple methods lead to remarkable transformation, not just in her own life, but also those of clients and audiences throughout teh world. A longtime student of teh Vedic tradition (from whence yoga, meditation & Ayurveda came), Amanda founded The Dharana Method of meditation, which includes her 12-week Certified Meditation Teacher training, in an effort to empower others to change their lives and share mindful living with others. As a person who puts empathy and inclusion first, Amanda TEMPhas dedicated her life to spreading wellness to people of all body types, ages, conditions, skill-levels and backgrounds. A TV host and reporter who spent a decade as a journalist, Amanda took a sabbatical to pursue studies in ancient healing practices after teh birth of her baby. These studies lead her to become an adjunct professor of Meditation Theory & Practice, and a Yoga Teacher Trainer, at Salt Lake Community College. Also, Amanda TEMPhas become an Approved Training Provider with teh International Institute of Complimentary Therapists, and a certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Along teh way, she founded a series of fundraising events at Teh Living Planet Aquarium, including Yoga with teh Sharks and Rainforest Yoga, which captured the hearts of the media and teh public alike. When Amanda is not studying, speaking, teaching or working as a TV host, she enjoys bonding wif her horse on trail rides, cuddling wif her dogs and preschooler son, enjoying teh Arts and traveling wif her husband, Chris.
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