Amanda is available to offer educational talks to academic, consulting, government departments, churches, and civic groups on Spiritual Landscapes, Labyrinths, Rituals and Ceremonies, and Hawaiian Hula. Her talks may also include participant engagement and experiential activities.
“Labyrinth History and Uses" at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church
“Aloha Hula Workshop” at Coastal Carolina University sponsored by CCU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Off-Campus Student Services and Community Engagement
“Hawaiian Hula Class” at Coastal Carolina University for the CCU Dance Club
“Spiritual Landscapes: Lava, Stones, and Forests” at Coastal Carolina University
“Hawaiian Hula Class” Mind-Body Experience with Campus Rec Western Carolina University
“Hawaiian Hula Myth and Metaphor” at the Women’s Group of New Bern, NC
“Hula lineages and history” with audience participation at the NC Polynesian Festival Jacksonville, NC
“Hawaiian Cultural Practices and Belief Systems” at the Women’s Group of New Bern, NC
“Hawaiian Culture and Mythology” at the Theosophical Society of America group Charlotte, NC
Amanda is available to speak to your group, panel, or organization on the topic of spiritual landscapes in general, or with a focus on a particular natural landscape feature such as sacred mountains, volcanoes, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, forests, and/or deserts. Within her talks she can focus on various cultures and places around the world, or a local scale with natural features within the area and the spiritual experiences people have at them or the religious/spiritual activities people conduct at them.
As a Veriditas trained Labyrinth Facilitator, Amanda is available to speak to your church, group, and civic organization on the history of labyrinths and can provide a labyrinth walk experience. This walking experience can be a contemplative practice and can be designed for any audience, religious or non-religious. She is also able to cover ideas on how sacred sites/spaces are designed based upon the geographic landscape, orientation in space, and intentions of the space.
Amanda can demonstrate and create rituals and ceremonies for a variety of intentions and groups. She enjoys co-creating with participants, a despacho ceremony for the earth and water blessings as she learned from her teachers in different cultures. In addition to active participation, attendees always receive a history or cultural lesson with the background of the ritual or ceremony.
Amanda has been teaching Hawaiian Hula since 2016. She is able to provide lectures and workshops that include audience participation to groups of all ages. She has facilitated workshops for parks and recreation departments for kids, as part of positive team-building experience within an animal hospital, for campus diversity offices and wellness offices, and women's groups. Amanda truly enjoys sharing the aloha that comes through hula.
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