Artivist. Teacher. Designer.
Photo by Ilan Schwed
Amanda Shafran is an international freelance artivist, teacher, and designer based in New York City. Attracted first and foremost toward the facet of human connection in an experience, the heart of her work centers around Creativity & Yoga as integrative tools in transforming patterns into power.
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 Miniaures, Rooted Violet, Tiffany & Company, and Dover. 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” (Bejing Opera, China) and “Radamisto” (The Kennedy Center).
Amanda received her M.F.A in Design for stage and film from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. (The Dean’s fellowship). She received her 500 YRT from Ishta Yoga (Teachers include Wendy Newton & Peter Ferko, and Alan & Sarah Finger) with specialization in Trauma Informed Yoga from Hala Khouri, and MetaAnatomy Therapeutics with Kristin Leal in 2017. Amanda is an advocate for Exhale to Inhale, a not for profit organization that brings yoga to survivors of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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 healing.