Amanda's greatest passion is helping people remember their connection to the earth and the benefits of time spent in nature. She loves sharing what she has learned from her educational background in Natural Resources and Geography with others in various settings. She also enjoys getting students/people out into nature and appreciating how diverse and beautiful different landscapes are. From her doctoral research on spiritual landscapes, own experiences, and discussions with others from various cultural groups she has observed and experienced that spending time in nature can be very good for the soul. Especially now, she feels it is extremely important for us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to spend time connecting to the natural world. Her interest lies strongest in the water element, the mineral kingdom, and with animals. She has been an environmental scientist, veterinary technician, and a college instructor. Amanda's current research interest lies in the intersection of movement (Hawaiian Hula) with geography, history, spirituality, and the environment.
Amanda believes that when the mind and heart are aligned great things happen. She hopes to teach/remind others how to remember their own truths and all the possibilities that lie within with the help of the natural world. She also hopes to inspire others to be bridge people (Chakarunas in Quechua) in being the boots on the ground with spiritual awareness in their day jobs and mystics in the mainstream. Moving forward she feels it will become more common for people to integrate their spiritual awareness into their material world.
She leads group journeys to Hawai'i, into the magical Appalachian Mountains, and the Four Corners region of the United States. In addition to the journeys to places of cultural and spiritual power she also teaches weekly hula classes that bring together her knowledge of Huna and Hula in South Carolina and North Carolina. She has studied Huna since 2007 and Hula since 2013.
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