Each month we partner with Manduka to honor one member of our Namaste community. In May, we selected Amanda Freeze, a newer student at our studio, for her enthusiasm and delight in the practice of yoga. It was unanimous! Everyone loves to see Amanda growing into her practice. We asked her a couple of questions to honor this member of our community as she received her complimentary Manduka Ekolite mat (Thanks, Manduka!).
Manager of a small bakery
Fun Fact About You?
I lived on a boat for a few years when I moved to California.
When you aren’t on the mat, where can we find you?
Planning parties with friends or exploring beaches.
Favorite East Bay business?
Berkeley Bowl, Boot & Shoe Service & Namaste.
How did you find yoga? What inspired you to start a practice?
A great friend encouraged me to start yoga to improve my health and helped me find the right class and accompanied me to that class.
How has your yoga practice shaped who you are?
It reminds me to treat myself with loving kindness. Whether that be by being gentle with myself or pushing myself to do more.
Why do you love Namaste?
Everyone has been kind, friendly and helpful. I especially enjoy Poh’s approach of encouraging people to be mindful of their bodies’ needs.
What do we take from this? Thank goodness for good friends who will go the distance with you! Thank goodness for yoga and its little reminders of how to treat ourselves!