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 strength training and conditioning. Amanda complements that dynamic experience with over 10 years as a yoga teacher with a strong focus on restorative movement.

In Amanda’s collection you’ll find a diverse range of movement, from restorative yoga, to prenatal movement, to stretching and creativity-focused workouts, to breathing and functional core exercises. Her classes balance effort with ease, making time for both high-level strength training and a quality of rest in practice. In every class she stays true to her core value of teaching movement from any starting point at any stage of life.

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Classes by Amanda June Giannakos
  • 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 | 2-Minute Creativity Flow with Amanda | Fun Movement Class (2 Minutes)

    Join Amanda for a quick creative flow. You'll play with transitions from Downward Dog to variations on Wild Thing. In just two minutes, you'll open up your side body, find a nice inner groin stretch, and release tension in your spine. Taking time to be creative like this is a reminder that moveme...

  • NEW | Essential Strength with Amanda | Beginner-friendly Strength Class (9 Mins)

    Welcome to your new go-to strength class! Amanda will prepare you by taking you through her favourite stability warm up, a mix of Pilates, yoga, and functional mobility moves. Now you're ready to build on this strong foundation with a weighted squat and overhead press, and a single arm row. Finis...

  • NEW | Easy Morning Stretch with Amanda | Gentle Movement Class (14 Mins)

    Simple and nourishing, this class gives your body what it needs first thing in the morning. Amanda guides you through some of her favourite stretches to open your body and tend to your joints to prepare for your day. Begin with a gentle seated twist before moving into wrist stretches, a little co...

  • NEW | 2-Minute Couch Moves with Amanda | Easy Stretch Class (2 Mins)

    This class is perfect for when you're curled up on the couch on episode 8 of your favourite show. Just two minutes of stretches will open up your body, get your blood flowing, and dissolve any sticky feelings from sitting too long. Amanda will guide you through three simple stretches to target yo...

  • NEW | 2-Minute Reset with Amanda | Restorative Movement Class (2 Mins)

    Hit the reset button and join Amanda for two minutes of restorative moves. Begin by rolling out your upper body, take a playful downward dog stretch, and finish with grounding core connection breathing. These simple moves are built to fit into your schedule and leave you feeling restored, refresh...

  • NEW | Essential Neck & Shoulders with Amanda | Beginner Pilates Class (16 Mins)

    Let go, breathe, and give your neck and shoulders the support they need. This class begins with a guided self-massage to help release those deep, sticky areas of tension in your upper body. From this place of restoration, Amanda guides you through a series of exercises to strengthen the muscles t...

  • Essential Hamstring with Amanda | Beginner Pilates Class (11 Mins)

    Awaken, lengthen, and strengthen your hamstrings with this soothing class. Amanda begins this practice with supported forward fold variations using a chair before taking you to the floor for supine variations of simple hamstring stretches. Finish with some gentle stretches to release and flush ou...

  • Your Turn | Take Your First Movement Class with Jolinka (17 Mins)

    In this episode, movement teacher Amanda June Giannakos leads grandmother and retired nurse Jolinka through her first movement class. This class is about exploring how developing new movement patterns can be fun, safe, and creative! You don't need experience to try it — this workout is for everyo...

  • Essential Back Strength with Amanda | Beginner Pilates Class (11 Mins)

    Strengthen your back and lengthen your spine today with Amanda. Begin by connecting your body to the ground before moving through some classic pilates core and glute exercises. Finish with a gentle twist to unwind. This class is done lying down with slow and intentional movements. Press play if y...

  • Express HIIT with Amanda | Functional HIIT Class (10 Mins)

    Join Amanda for a quick 10 minute burst of energy! Her functional mobility warm up will prepare your body to move safely through a fun circuit featuring hip hinge, plyometric, and core movements. A refreshing cool down will leave you feeling strong and primed to take on the rest of your day!

    No ...

  • Creativity Flow with Amanda | Playful Stretch Class | Ep 2 (21 Mins)

    Join Amanda for a series that taps into your inner artist. When we move in new ways, we create new neural pathways in our brains. These pathways allow us to break existing habits, see the world in new ways, and feel differently. Creativity necessitates a sense of play; it's not about being perfec...

  • Bedtime Tuck with Amanda | Restorative Stretch Class (14 Mins)

    This class will prepare you for a good night's sleep. You can even do it from bed – all you need is a pillow and comfy clothing. Follow Amanda through a series of restorative hip openers, forward folds, and twists, all using your pillow as a restorative prop. Gentle movements, long holds, and cal...

  • On Movement with Amanda June Giannakos | Interview Series (6 Mins)

    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 ...

  • NEW | Welcome to Foundations of Postnatal Movement with Amanda (1 Min)

    Amanda designed this program to help you adapt and modify your movement practice in postpartum and build foundational and functional strength! The goal is to build a practice that works for you so that you can feel confident moving through daily activities. Amanda encourages you to partner with y...

  • Moving with us while Prenatal | A Message from Amanda | (1 Min)

    Founder and Teacher Amanda June Giannakos shares why Movement by NM is the perfect place to help you stay active during your pregnancy. Amanda is now pregnant with her second baby and the classes on the channel are what she uses every day to stay strong and enjoy her movement practice.

    A certifi...

  • 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...

  • Stretch with Amanda | Full Body Movement Class (13 Mins)

    Amanda designed this class for those days when you just need a short stretch break to reset and feel good in your body. She guides you through some of her favourite stretches to release tension. You will move through spinal rolls, modified sun salutation, ankle rolls, hamstring stretches, glute b...

  • Essential Lower Body with Amanda | Beginner-friendly Pilates Class (15 Mins)

    Amanda leads you through a short and accessible class that will strengthen and stabilize your lower body. These moves are subtle but powerful; modify where you need and challenge yourself when you can.

    You'll start with a series of functional stretches targeting feet, calves, hips, and groin. No...

  • Essential Upper Body with Amanda | Beginner-friendly Pilates Class (10 Mins)

    Amanda leads you through a short and accessible class designed to strengthen and stabilize your entire upper body. This class will use just your body weight and leave your back, core, and arms feeling strong and supported.

    Start with core connection breathing, wrist stretches, and bird dog to pr...

  • Creativity Flow with Amanda | Playful Stretch Class | Ep 1 (9 Mins)

    Join Amanda for a class that taps into your inner artist. When we move in new ways, we create new neural pathways in our brains. These pathways allow us to break existing habits, see the world in new ways, and feel differently. Creativity necessitates a sense of play; it's not about being perfect...

  • Morning Stretch with Amanda | Gentle Functional Stretch Class (6 Mins)

    Amanda guides you through a full body morning activation routine made up of moves she does every morning to gently wake up her body and prepare for the day ahead. This is a short and sweet class you can build into your own routine, especially on those mornings you are short on time.

    Start with f...

  • NEW | Pelvic Floor Recovery with Amanda | Therapeutic Core Class (4 Mins)

    Restoring strength and stability through the pelvic floor is a critical part of core recovery. Having a healthy pelvic floor is beneficial for everyone at every stage of life! In this class, Amanda guides you through three key exercises to help build the strength and endurance of your pelvic floo...

  • NEW | Evening Reset with Amanda | Core Connection Class (6 Mins)

    Amanda designed this class as a support for you to reset and restore yourself. This class is done on your back so you can fully release. You will begin with core connection breathing and pelvic floor exercises. These will reconnect you to your body, calm your nervous system, and create strength a...