Amanda Giacomini began practicing yoga in 1994 and was certified to teach by It’s Yoga San Francisco in 2000. She has studied with Ashtanga Yoga master K. Pattabhi Jois and many other senior teachers.
Her 10,000 Buddhas project was inspired by ancient Buddhist artwork in the Ajanta caves in India. This experience sparked an awakening which led her on a mission to paint 10,000 Buddhas. Now 10,000+ later, 10,000 Buddhas has become a worldwide, highly sought after art project, including large scale murals, fine art paintings, works on paper, and apparel. She’s taught yoga everywhere from prestigious art museums & yoga conferences, to The White House and the Forbidden City in China. She’s also the co-founder of Point Reyes Yoga, a studio she and her husband, MC YOGI, started in 2001. Her approach to teaching is gentle and wise, and her passion is sharing the healing benefits of yin yoga woven with mythic stories from the Buddhist and yoga traditions