When I first started working with Amanda, 6 years ago, I was very out of shape and recovering from a back injury. She helped me build a strong physical foundation that keeps me active and energetic in my daily life. With her extensive knowledge and unyielding quest to teach what she knows about the body, I have overcome my back injury and have never felt stronger inside and out. Simply put, she has transformed me. I couldn’t have done it with out her!
Amanda’s hot power yoga is a sweaty, no-nonsense, rockin’ flow. She is sweet as pie and starts of class with a little message about life but doesn’t do the chanting/ spiritual/ new age thing (this is a plus in my book). She gives just enough cueing on alignment but this class is more focused on flow. She calls out advanced variations and encourages you to hold postures just a little longer, but also provides time to stretch and relax towards the end of class class – so you leave in yoga zen mode, not super hyped up and exhausted like some power yoga classes. Music is always an eclectic blend of everything from old-school hip hop, to classic rock to pop and keeps things very fun. If you want to get your sweat on without taking yourself too seriously, this class is a great option.
Amanda Murdock may seem cheerful and sweet but the second class starts, it is clear that her ultimate goal is to make you sweat! Amanda always has killer sequences that leave your abs burning, legs shaking, and arms quivering. She is really great about explaining each move and what muscles should be burning. She also excels in making sure you are using proper form to maximize the intensity of the workout. There were several times when she adjusted my form and instantly I felt the difference and my muscles working much harder. Her routines are seamless, ensuring you use every muscle to exhaustion.
Amanda’s center sculpt class is like a “yoga version of mini boot camp that is actually fun!” Her class concentrates on cores and straight training, while her fun playlist light up the class. Amanda comes to class happy and with full of energy that makes the whole class environment fun after a long day of work. With the set of lightweights, you finally get those sexier & toner arms! Her combination she gets you to do in 1 hour definitely works physically and mentally.
I have been doing yoga since 2005. I have been focused on hot power for the last 1 1/2 years. Amanda Murdock is a great teacher. Teachers make a huge difference for me and especially in physically challenging classes. I learn in each of her classes and feel encouraged to try and extend my practice. A terrific balance of yoga, strength and endurance.
I love this woman. She is so inspiring. Amanda’s start to class is always a nice introspective meditation before we start to WORK! She is sweet and lovely, but when you are in her hot yoga class, she means business. Amanda is a great teacher who can adjust your poses and make you work your hardest, while keeping you calm. She’s so pretty to look at and she makes you feel and look your best in return!
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