Our December instructor profile comes to us all the way from Alaska. Mandy Ramsey has been living off the grid, practicing and teaching yoga along the way. Her mindfulness and gentleness has us wanting to go to Alaska and practice with her. Thank you Mandy for letting us share your story and joining together our communities that inspire and uplift.
Mandy is a Body worker, Dancer, Artist, Photographer, Master Gardener, Traveler, Student, Mother, and Wife who has been living off the grid in Alaska for the past 16 years. Yoga has been a part of Mandy’s life since she was 8 years old. She learned at a very young age the power of touch and the importance of regular care for health and well-being. She has been teaching yoga since 1998.
She graduated from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, 1998, B.A. Psychology, with a focus in: Health and Healing. Her studies included many different disciplines of healing such as Yoga, Meditation, Reflexology, Art Therapy, Jin Shin, Nutrition, Herbalism, Reiki and is a certified massage practitioner from Twin Lakes College.
All of these aspects of her self are infused into her teaching, approaching the practice as a sacred time to tune in, listen and let the gems of the body/mind/heart emerge via the awareness of movement and breath.
Mandy is a certified Yoga instructor of Prana Flow, holds a B.A. in Contemplative Psychology with a focus in Health & Healing from Naropa Institute (1998) and is a Certified Massage Therapist from Twin Lakes College in Santa Cruz (2002)., and a has a Community Wellness Certificate from the University of Alaska Southeast.(2008)
She would like to thank her teachers: Shiva Rea- the goddess who continues to infuse her practice and life throughout the sacred cycles of the year, Sarahjoy Marsh, Baba Hari Dass and the Mt Madonna Center crew, Sarana Miller, Thomas Fortel, her teachers from the Naropa Institute, and those who are still to appear in her life.
Currently Mandy is teaching regularly in the lobby of the Chilkat Center for the Arts in Haines, Alaska. A wide range of dedicated hardy students show up to practice, sunshine or snow, a community shared space,
Mandy says, “I feel so grateful and humble to share my passion of yoga, and even though I have been teaching for 17 years, I feel I am a student sharing my passion with my community.”
Check out more on Mandy @ mandyramsey.com
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