Amanda S. Muhammad is a Stress Management Consultant with over 9 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Kansas in Management & Leadership, with a Concentration in Human Resources, and a Master’s Degree from Baker University in Organizational Leadership. After several successful but unfulfilling career moves, she found love in teaching others and and helping them maximize their potential.
Amanda is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Dynamic Mindfulness Trainer. She uses scientifically supported mindfulness practices as a tool for teaching resilience, self-care, and enabling restorative practices and social-emotional learning skills. Amanda facilitates wellness classes, resilience coaching, a variety of workshops, and hosts Dynamic Mindfulness Trainings. She’s had the opportunity to share her practice with a number of individuals, organizations, schools, and companies in the DFW Metroplex. In addition to her physical work in DFW, she runs a site called Mako Mindfulness. Mako Mindfulness is an educational platform created to teach you how to build resilience to stress and learn tips for how to incorporate self-care throughout your day. Amanda is the co-founder of A Peace of Yoga with her mother, Celestine Muhammad. The company serves as an Ambassador for The Niroga Institute, a Community Partner for The Yoga & Body Image Coalition, and a Circle Facilitator for Off the Mat Into the World.
Many of us are chronically stressed. The latest neuroscience research suggests that chronic stress impacts brain functioning, and disrupts our ability to learn, focus our attention, and regulate our emotions. This brain-behavior connection also adversely affects our health and well-being. Chronic stress is a risk factor in every common chronic disease.
Stress management and increasing resilience are key factors in personal and professional success. Chronic stress disrupts prefrontal cortical processing (the part of your brain that makes decisions and impacts behavior), affecting attention, emotion regulation, adaptive coping strategies, and empathy. Sounds stressful, right? All those things lead to burnout, fatigue and again, can have long-term health consequences.
The latest neuroscience research shows that mindfulness practices reduce the negative impacts of stress. The centuries-old techniques of physical postures (action), breathing techniques, and meditation (“centering”) are known to reduce tension, relax and focus the mind, and energize the body.
Amanda uses scientifically supported mindfulness practices as a tool for teaching stress management, social-emotional learning, and self-care. Amanda facilitates industry specific workshops, encouraging others to find accessible ways to address and dissolve their stress. Amanda has had the opportunity to share her practice with a number of individuals, organizations, schools, and companies in the DFW Metroplex. In addition to workshops, Amanda teaches yoga and meditation classes, personalizing each session to meet the needs of her clients.
Mako Mindfulness is an online space that I’ve crafted, in order to teach you how to create great days. There is one universal issue that has permeated my professional career, years of academia, and my daily interactions with friends and family - stress. We are experiencing a stress-epidemic, and no one knows how to manage it. Stress is literally making us sick, and costing American companies roughly $300 billion annually. My vision is to use yoga, mindfulness, and meditation techniques to teach you how to create a space for self-care and stress-management.
A Peace of Yoga is a yoga & mindfulness company ran by mother-daughter duo Celestine and Amanda Muhammad. After stumbling into yoga by way of family hardship, Amanda wrote a business plan for a company called "A Peace of Yoga" in her Entrepreneurship class at The University of Kansas. Celestine took charge and went on to get her Yoga Teacher Certification and began teaching in the Kansas City area, and Amanda moved to Dallas to further her HR career and finish her Masters. After failing to find satisfaction in her Corporate career, Amanda left her job and started her private practice in the DFW area. The two have formed some amazing partnerships with organizations like The Niroga Institute, The Yoga Body and Image Coalition, and Off The Mat Into The World. You can find them traveling to workshops and doing trainings across the country to further their knowledge and deepen their practice. They are determined to show you that this practice doesn't have a face, and that everyone deserves a chance to benefit from it.