Artivist. Teacher. Yogini. Designer.
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Photo by Hannah Burdy
Amanda Shafran is an international freelance artivist, teacher, and designer based in New York City. Interested first and foremost in the facet of human connection in an experience, the heart of her work centers around Creativity & Yoga as integrative practices.
Original mixed media art shows in NYC include FasciaFigures (2014), and Evolution: A Meditation on the cycle of Destruction, Regeneration, Reflection, & Rebirth (2016). Corporate designs and collaborations have been featured by L. Delaney Miniatures, Rooted Violet, Tiffany & Company, and Dover Inc. Theatrical designs have debuted at Ars Nova, The Signature Theater, 59E59, HERE Arts Center, The Joyce, and BAM Next Wave Festival. Film credits include Oma (Dir, Daniella Rabbani, Nashville Film Festival). International theatrical designs include “Encounter” (Beijing Opera) and “Radamisto” (Kennedy Center).
Amanda received her M.F.A. in Design for stage and film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. (Dean’s fellowship), and her 500 RYT from Ishta Yoga. Teachers include Wendy Newton & Peter Ferko, and Alan & Sarah Finger. She studied Trauma Informed Yoga with Hala Khouri, MetaAnatomy Therapeutics with Kristin Leal, and activism with Off the Mat and Into the World.
You can find Amanda teaching public yoga classes at Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness in NYC, as well as “Intentional Creativity” workshops, intended to facilitate a creative space where art & yoga come together as tools toward the uncovering and support of the student’s own unique and authentic voice as instrumental in transforming patterns into power.