Supporting your decision to focus on wellness, and move forward with a fresh perspective and the possibility of different life experiences, one filled with peace, love and joy.
While any issue past or present may seem impossible, with enough love and support, anything is possible. This journey won't be comfortable, but it will undoubtedly be worth it!
Healing is an inside job. While you may not want to hear this, it's the truth. While offering guidance and assistance where possible, ultimately, healing happens as you allow it.
Growing through her own life experiences, Amanda started Illuminated Life Works in 2019, creating an opportunity to help others.
From an early age, Amanda struggled with body image, which grew into a life teeming with self-loathing. The years of carrying the emotional weight evolved into a deep hatred for her body and self. Having tried nearly every “diet” on the market and in desperate need of motivation, Amanda unexpectedly found herself in the sport of Triathlon. For a few years, Amanda lived the life of an Ironman triathlete. She changed her lifestyle accordingly, surrounded herself with inspiring athletes and unknowingly was inspiring others while completing hours, upon hours of swimming, cycling, and running. Amanda aimed for the highest goals. Despite her efforts, she was still very much burdened by her perception of self and her body - unable to shake the nagging gorilla of shame she carried on her back.
In 2013, diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, Amanda wasn't letting anything stop her. Pushing herself harder emotionally and physically than ever before she completed the 226 km journey to the finish line. What seemed to be the end, was only just the beginning.
Life after Triathlon proved more challenging than ever expected with life-altering injuries that left Amanda broken in mind, body and soul. Deep in despair and more desperate than ever for the freedom she craved, she began her journey to inner peace and forgiveness. Using meditation, mindfulness, and an evolving sense of self, she is developing an appreciation and love for her body that is helping her reach new dreams from the inside out. If there is anything she's learned, it's that we grow through what we go through.
Completing Usui Reiki courses Level I, II and III Amanda is a certified Reiki Practitioner. She plans to continue her training gaining the Usui Reiki Master certification in the future.
The Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation series of courses explore the history and practices of mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, traditional and contemporary medicine, as well as case and research-based practice.
A meditation program designed for minds and bodies aware of the need to manage personal and global suffering. Meditation is not difficult, but regular meditation practice is essential both for rewiring of the brain and for an ability to pass this skill to others as a meditation teacher. You will develop this skill by exploring and practicing the ancient teachings from Buddha, Patanjali, Shiva and Gita.