Amanda Rico is the owner of Harmony Yoga Haliburton. She is an E-RYT550 with the Canadian Yoga Alliance, a Yoga Medicine® Teacher, and a Kettlebell and Steel Mace Coach. She is passionate about biomechanics and body movement, anatomy, and the science of yoga, meditation, and breathing practices. Her clear and direct teaching style combines an understanding of alignment and anatomy to create an atmosphere where challenging movement, awareness, and breath merge to create a balance between effort and ease, offering a practice that is approachable, sustainable, and therapeutic. Amanda is passionate about integrating more strength and stability into the yoga practice, including loaded asana with the Steel Mace and Kettlebells. She specializes in functional movement systems, High Intensity Interval Training, and Flow State Training. She offers one-on-one coaching including strength training, yoga, and mindset practices. She practices and teaches from Ayurvedic principles, keeping in tune with the rhythm of the seasons to offer balance to the mind, body, and spirit.
Amanda is a happy and active member of her community. She is an educator, entrepreneur, podcaster, world traveller, Death Doula and Grief Companion. Amanda stepped into her first yoga studio in university, but her time in Australia is where practice became more serious. She completed a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica with the Marianne Wells Yoga School in 2017. The training was initially for personal growth, but Amanda has since found a love for sharing her passion for life and yoga while in the studio. Amanda also brings a variety of energy healing modalities to our team and is Amanda Rico's retreat co-host for Harmony!