Classes by Amanda June Giannakos

Classes by Amanda June Giannakos

Amanda has a long history with sports and movement. As a young girl, she practiced gymnastics and figure skating before moving on to a career as an elite junior tennis player where she first developed a foundation in conditioned training. Amanda compliments that dynamic training with over 15 years of practice and 10 years experience as a yoga teacher with a strong focus on restorative yoga. She teaches people how to access movement from where they are now and at whatever stage they are in their life. Amanda will empower you to create a personalized daily movement practice even if you only have ten minutes. She believes that when we move our bodies, we move our lives forward, opening ourselves up to new opportunities for self-expression, connection, and lifelong health. Her classes balance effort with ease, making time for both high-level athletic training and a quality of rest in practice.

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Classes by Amanda June Giannakos
  • NEW | Meet Your Teacher | Amanda (1 Min)

    Amanda has a long history with sports and movement. As a young girl, she practiced gymnastics and figure skating before moving on to a career as an elite junior tennis player where she first developed a foundation in conditioned training. Amanda compliments that dynamic training with over 15 year...

  • NEW | Core Connection with Amanda | Foundational Core Strength Class (3 Mins)

    Amanda guides you through two simple yet powerful breathing exercises to establish strength & stability in your core muscles. Reconnect to your diaphragm, transverse abdominis, and pelvic floor with 360 Breathing and the Two Step Exhale. These foundational exercises were key to Amanda re-establis...

  • NEW | Restore With Amanda | Restorative Movement Class (9 Mins)

    Amanda describes this postpartum-friendly class as “super restorative” — and it can even be done from the comfort of your bed. You will begin with supportive breathing exercises to release tension, before moving into gentle spinal rolls and twists, a grounding pelvic stabilization, and soothing h...

  • NEW | Functional Core with Amanda | Foundational Core Class (14 Mins)

    Amanda designed this class to help you strengthen your core in your everyday movements. She will guide you through four foundational core moves, each with four levels for you to choose from. Beginning with diaphragmatic breathing to prepare your core, you will move through variations of Dead Bug,...

  • Foundational Sun Salutations with Amanda | Beginner Yoga Class (15 Mins)

    This 15-Minute yoga class takes you through Sun Salutations, transitions into sitting and breathing exercises, and ends in Savasana, calling for you to focus on reaching a place of intentional relaxation and release of stress and tension in your body. After this class, you should feel both calm a...

  • Hamstring Flexibility with Amanda | Yoga Class (11 Mins)

    Hamstring tightness is one of the most common problems that students face when beginning a yoga practice. This restorative practice focuses on opening the hamstrings with slow and conscious movements. Bring gentle awareness to the tightness in the backs of the legs, releasing tension with each br...

  • Full Body Restorative with Amanda | Yoga Class (20 mins)

    This class is a healing practice important for all levels. The gentle sequence takes you from one relaxing resting pose into the next, encouraging you to give yourself permission to rest. Poses are held for a few minutes each, so it’s normal for the mind to wander.

  • Sit with Amanda | Meditation & Breath Class (8 Mins)

    This short practice will get you comfortable sitting and breathing intentionally. It’s a practice of being present. Remember — when we still the breath, we still the mind. Feel tension releasing from the top of your head to the tips of your toes as you finish this practice in Savasana, our consci...

  • Yoga Foundations Class with Amanda | Full Body Yoga Class (25 Mins)

    This 25-Minute Practice combines all of the poses and transitions from the Learn component into a full body strengthening practice. Focus on moving with the breath and maintaining the correct alignment throughout the practice.

  • Spine Practice with Amanda (10 Mins)

    Spine Practice focuses on the strength and health of our spines. In our everyday lives, we rarely articulate our spine through its full range of motion. This practice will leave you refreshed and is a great supplement to sitting for long periods of time. It is also a great practice to do if you s...

  • Reclined Butterfly

    Reclined Butterfly is a relaxing and restorative pose. This hip-opening pose gently stretches your inner thighs and groin, and helps you to let go of tension and calm the body.

  • Child's Pose

    Child’s Pose is a calming rest pose that opens the hips and stretches the thighs and lower back. It’s the ideal pose to come to for rest while practicing on your own or in a yoga class. Although foundational, Child’s Pose can be quite challenging if you don’t know how to support yourself in the p...

  • Functional Movement Class with Amanda | Level 1 (5 Mins)

    Amanda guides you through an intentional series of full-body movements designed to help you move better in your daily life. You will fluidly move through spinal rolls, twisting, a core warm up, glute work, wrist and chest stretches, and finish with your expression of playful animal movements.

  • Functional Movement Class with Amanda | Level 2 (5 Mins)

    Amanda guides you through an intentional series of full-body movements designed to help you move better in your daily life. You will fluidly move through spinal rolls, twisting, a core warm up, glute work, wrist and chest stretches, and finish with your expression of playful animal movements.

  • Functional Movement Class with Amanda | Level 3 (5 Mins)

    Amanda guides you through an intentional series of full-body movements designed to help you move better in your daily life. You will fluidly move through spinal rolls, twisting, a core warm up, glute work, wrist and chest stretches, and finish with your expression of playful animal movements.

  • Movement Class with Amanda | Functional Movement Class | Level 1 (21 Mins)

    This class is all about changing planes: improving our ability to move with grace as we get up and down from the ground, increasing hip mobility to deepen our squat, and getting comfortable with being on the floor. Expect to be challenged in balance, flexibility, and coordination, no matter your ...

  • Movement Class with Amanda | Functional Movement Class | Level 2 (22 Mins)

    This 23-Minute class focuses on circular movement patterns. You won’t be physically moving in circles, but the feeling that the sequence evokes in the body is a sense of spiralling. Expect a challenge in coordination and strength, especially in the upper body and core.

  • Movement Class with Amanda | Functional Movement Class | Level 3 (22 Mins)

    This 20-minute class is all about strength and play. It utilizes advanced movements to offer an immense challenge for your balance, strength, flexibility, and control. Amanda created the flow out of a sense of joy, and recalls frequently falling and laughing at herself as she workshopped it into ...

  • Learn Supported Savasana with Amanda (2 Mins)

    Savasana is a conscious resting pose to help you release stress and tension in your body and mind. Make sure to support your body before starting so that you can fully let go during the pose. Savasana is all about finding the balance between movement and stillness.

  • Twist Workshop with Amanda (4 Mins)

    Twists introduce a new way of moving the spine, not just through a forward bend / backbend, but side to side. They are great for spinal health and can be very calming for the nervous system.

  • On Movement with Amanda June Giannakos

    Amanda June Giannakos, Managing and Creative Director at NM reflects on her life’s mission of encouraging people to move. She explores how her early years, experiences as a teenage athlete, and her pregnancy have influenced and shaped her own perspective on movement, and how she truly believes ...

  • PROGRAM GUIDE | Yoga Foundations

    4.31 MB

    The Yoga Foundations program guide is designed to give you a visual reference of each pose, along with the variations of each, through high-quality photographs and descriptions, and also includes a customized 14-day training plan to get you started. It’s perfect if you are on the go and want some...

  • PROGRAM GUIDE | Movement Foundations

    6.14 MB

    The Movement Foundations program guide was designed to give you a visual reference of each movement through high-quality photographs and descriptions, and includes Words from Slava, 7-Day and 14-Day Training Plans, and more. The guide is perfect if you are on the go and want something to referenc...

  • NEW | Morning Activation with Amanda | Core Breathing Class (5 Mins)

    Start your morning off with this simple and powerful class to activate your core. It can be done from a chair or seated on the ground. Amanda will guide you through 360 degrees breathing and pelvic floor exercises, working through strength-building retentions and dynamic speed-holds. You will fi...