about Amanda Ferris

Amanda Ferris has been practicing traditional Ashtanga yoga daily, without interruption for over 20 years. A KPJAYI Level 2 Authorised teacher, direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Jois, and Saraswati Jois, Amanda teaches the primary and full intermediate series.

Amanda’s current teacher, Sharath Jois, guides her practice during periods of study in Mysore, India and has done so since 2003. In 1999, Amanda was introduced to Ashtanga yoga by Vance Selover in Portland, Oregon. During the years 2001-2007, Amanda was closely guided and mentored by Dena Kingsberg in Byron Bay, Australia.

Amanda’s daily practice is ongoing. She uses asana, pranayama and sitting meditation to cultivate presence in daily life and relationships. Through yoga, Amanda practices attunement and learns to be aligned with life as it arises within and around her, rather than being in opposition to it.

Amanda lives in Melbourne's Inner Northern suburbs and teaches in her home community.  She is raising a boy, who grows very fast. She likes strong, unhurried cups of tea, enjoys and has natural talents in design, and loves sufi poetry, among other things. Amanda holds a Bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College (New York) and studied Landscape Architecture at a post-graduate level at the University of Melbourne. Life is very full.  And thankfully through yoga, space is always found. 

Read more in the 2015 Ashtanga Parampara Interview of Amanda Ferris.

Amanda is supported at Mysore Melbourne by Rob Kocovski.