I am Amanda Stivers, Registered Yoga Teacher. I live in Rockford with my husband Adam, and our dog Paddy. We enjoy traveling, hiking, and the arts.
I obtained my yoga teaching certificate from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, Illinois. I am also a registered member of the Yoga Alliance.Learn More
My classes help my students build a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Come for one of my $10 classes at the following:
Lazy Dog Yoga Studio – Mon @ 1
Lazy Dog Yoga Studio – Wed @ 2 & 4
Lazy Dog Yoga Studio – Sat @ 7a
Rockford Dance Company – Fri @ 10
Why Asana Practice? Asanas are the poses of yoga. We practice asanas because each time we attempt a pose, we become stronger, more balanced, and better prepared for our next attempt. Each session of Asana Practice ensures strength, stability, and motivation for the next.Learn More
My classes help center your mind so that you can focus on what really matters.
This week’s pose of the week is Cobra Pose. To get into this pose, we do the following steps: Lie face down on the mat. Line your wrists with the bottom of your ribcage. Inhale, lift the sternum, tuck the tail bone under, and bring your shoulder blades down...Learn More
As a part of my blog I thought I would start a pose of the week where I share a different yoga pose and share with you some key teaching points to remember when practicing. I pretty much start every warm up section of my classes with cat/cow stretches. It’s a...Learn More
Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles...Learn More
Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back...Learn More