Q&A: Amanda Botur, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Amanda is a dynamic healer and teacher who creates a space for people to find freedom and resonance in their bodies & lives. She is trained as a Classical Homeopath and she has a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has completed over 500 hours of teacher training and has spent over 17 years studying with various revered healers and teachers. Amanda weaves all of her studies into a grounded, spiritually infused and body intelligent practice. Through her writing, music, individual work and group classes, she uses an integrative approach that combines wisdom, knowledge, kindness and a unique ability to connect with people’s essence. Her diverse background of in-depth studies with well-known healers and teachers all over the world, and her keen ability to read how energy flows through the body, helps to guide her students into their own experience.
Amanda teaches a Prana Vinyasa Flow style class, Pre-Natal and Mommy+Me, she is a singer/musician who practices bhakti yoga in the form of Kirtan and devotional singing. She is a featured teacher on YogaToday and teaches classes and workshops internationally. She lives in Jackson Hole, WY with her loving husband and two young boys who continue to teacher her what it means to open to love everyday.
What are your top 5 favorite hidden gems in Jackson Hole?
Granite Hot Springs
Dornan’s in Moose
Yoga Today (online yoga in front of the Tetons!)
Nighttime on the Lower Saddle of the Grand Teton
Sidewalk, Hagen, Putt-Putt Trail in Cache Creek
Aside from yoga, what activities do you enjoy?
Being with my horse, doing just about anything with my little boys and traveling.
What is your personal motto?
Love…it touches everything.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
An artist’s eye.
In your next life, what would you choose to come back as?
Until I can be in this life successfully I try not to think of being in others.
Who inspires you or your practice?
My life inspires my practice.
What is your present state of mind?
Excited with a slight edge of anticipation.
What drew you into the world of acupuncture?
I have been involved in some kind of healing since I was 21. Getting my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine was a way to formalize my desire to work in the health profession. I then went on to become a Classical Homeopath.
Who are you inspired by the most?
What are you listening to right now?
I’m loving the Desert Dwellers and Prajna and Ben’s New Album, Amrita.
What are you reading right now?
Sally Kemptons “Path of Shakti”
What is your favorite place in the entire world?
My husband’s little cabin on his family’s ranch in Big Piney, WY.
What has been your favorite discovery on a trip?
I travel with two small children so everything is a favorite discovery. Looking through little eyes you see how much of the world sparkles and lights up when you look upon it in awe. It really allows you to stop and take in things that you would normally miss; I love that.
What is/are your, “must haves,” while traveling?
A Pashmina (can be used for anything in a pinch; blanket, baby sling, changing table cover), Rose Water mist for air travel, Pangea Organics lip balm and balancing oil and of course my iPhone.