Amanda B. Jones turned her struggle with anxiety, depression and a back injury into a life of peace and freedom with 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 the world. A passionate student of the 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 has dedicated her life to spreading the Mindful Lifestyle message to people of all body types, ages, conditions, skill-levels and backgrounds.
A former TV reporter who spent a decade as a journalist, Amanda left to pursue studies in ancient healing practices after she had a child. These studies lead to her becoming an adjunct professor of Meditation Theory & Practice, and Yoga Teacher Trainer, at Salt Lake Community College. Also, Amanda has become an Approved Training Provider with the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists, and a certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Along the way, she founded a series of fundraising events at The Living Planet Aquarium, including Yoga with the Sharks and Rainforest Yoga, which captured the hearts of the media and the public. When Amanda is not studying, speaking, teaching or freelancing as a TV, host she enjoys bonding with her horse on trail rides, cuddling with her two dogs and young son, enjoying the Arts and traveling with her husband, Chris.