Are you ready to cast a spell on your life?
Hi everyone, my name is Amanda Leaveck and I’m the host and creator of Science & Magic! I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself. My love for the human body began during my college career where I graduated with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in dance. Since then, I have become an impassioned advocate for nurturing presence, radiance, and vitality in every day life. I'm also a brain geek. In addition to my college background in neuroscience, I graduated from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in 2017, where I focused on the integral relationship between connective tissue and the nervous system.
Through formal education, independent studies, hands-on work with clients, and over a decade of teaching yoga and dance, I have a deep understanding of the profound effects that our thoughts and emotions have on our chemistry and our lives. I have experienced the detrimental effects of living in a state of chronic stress in my own life, and am passionate about guiding people towards discovering their own unique paths towards homeostasis, or balance.
Where does magic come in? Magic is ‘the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.’ While it’s important to understand science, I believe it’s even more important to maintain a sense of reverence for what we don’t know. I’m a brain geek who deeply honors the inherent mystery, intelligence, and magic that lies within our brilliant nervous system.
I hope you enjoy this course, it is designed to take you through a tour of your nervous system so that you feel more ease in your body and your life.
Feel free to move at your own pace throughout the content, as you have access to the course materials for the next 8 months. I suggest spending at least a full month with each topic, and moving in the following flow through the different categories:
Week 1: Learn
Week 2: Reflect
Week 3: Apply
Week 4: Integrate
Please review the following information before taking your first class! Remember, if you want some guidance in your yoga practice, feel free to schedule a private session (virtual or in person) with me here.
Congratulations, you are finished with the course! Take some time to review and reflect on all that you have learned:
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