Amanda Reid, founder and director of Samadhi Yoga, discovered the joy and immense benefits of Yoga in 1992 on the recommendation of her doctor who thought it would provide valuable relaxation for a diagnosed health condition. Yoga became more than a tool for managing the symptoms, which gradually disappeared, and became a way of being as she dived deeper into the practices and philosophy gradually undertaking Yoga teacher training. After the birth of her daughter in 1999, Amanda became interested in how Yoga could become part of her parenting and this was the first step in a journey of understanding children from a soul perspective and in the healing that can come from the sweet mix of children and Yoga. Blessed to have studied with Yogis and Yoginis dedicated to the integrative middle path of Yoga, Amanda is passionate about the therapeutic potential of using Yoga to support every aspect of a person in order for them to truly remember the unique and special being that they are. As a naturopath and massage therapist, Amanda utilises her knowledge and experience to inform her Yoga practice and teaching, and holistically support all ages and stages of life.
Amanda is an RYT-500/E-RYT200, RYCT (children’s yoga speciality) and RYPT (prenatal yoga speciality) Yoga Alliance registered teacher and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Amanda teaches Radiant Child Yoga Programme workshops and Samadhi Yoga teacher trainings, and leads Yoga and Ayurveda retreats in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Amanda often co-teaches with other Yoga teachers and health practitioners who are equally passionate about and committed to supporting people to enjoy a life worth living.
Make it a habit to bless everyone and any situation that comes into your reality.
Wish only the best for all concerned.
As you bless so you are blessed.
Yoga Qualifications and Workshops/Teacher Trainings Attended
Diploma of Integral Yoga Teaching
Certificate in Yoga for Pregnancy with Ashram Yoga
Radiant Child Yoga Programme Certification and Facilitator Certification (RCYP 1, 2 & 3) with Shakta Kaur Khalsa
Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher Training
Yoga for the Special Child Basic Certification Course with Sonia Sumar
Advanced Levels 1 and 2 of Yoga for the Special Child
Exploring Anusara Yoga with Desiree Rumbaugh
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – workshops with Kausthub Desikachar
Diploma in Yoga Therapy
Kundalini Yoga – Level 2 Mind and Meditation
Complementary Health Qualifications and Workshops Attended
Diploma in Herbal Studies
Certificate in Relaxation Massage
Certificate in Sports Massage
National Certificate of Homeobotanical Therapy
Certificate in Current Issues in Clinical Herbal Medicine (Herb-Drug Interactions and Endangered Herbs & NZ Native Substitutes)
Certificate in Natural Therapies
Fundamentals of Ayurveda
Indian Head Massage and Marma points
Certificate in Complementary Therapies
Certified Infant Massage Instructor training
Diploma in Naturopathy