Meet Amanda Sacks
Social Worker, Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Amanda is passionate about providing individuals with tools that enable them to activate and maintain self care.
Amanda has experience providing evidence-based individual, group, and family therapy in the elementary and middle school settings. She also has supported children and families through offering therapeutic services at UCLA's Partial Hospitalization Program and Bellevue Hospital's Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit.
Since 2010, Amanda has led various therapeutic yoga programs including:
Y-CBT classes for adults with anxiety & depression
Group classes at Bellevue Hospital's Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
Group classes for youth who are Homeless and At-Risk at Covenant House, NYC
Group classes for adults living with cancer at the John Theurer Cancer Center
Group classes for students in the Paterson Public Schools
Individual bedside meditation, breathing, or yoga sessions to children living with cancer at Hackensack University Medical Center
Private sessions, group classes, and summer camp programs for children with autism
Chair yoga classes for adults with mental illnesses at Care Plus, NJ
Amanda Sacks, RYT 500, completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Naturally Yoga & her 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at YogaWorks. Amanda received her Bachelor's in Social Work from New York University & her Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
Why Yoga & Meditation?
Live a Life of Balance & Meaning
Enhance overall wellbeing with a consistent yoga & meditation practice.
Feel Happy for No Reason
Find joy in the little things.
Learn practical tools that will allow you to thrive amidst everyday stressors or challenges.
(Yoga - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
The Y-CBT integrative group treatment model addresses the symptoms of anxiety and depression by combining traditional psychotherapy with yogic practices and philosophies, didactic material, and group process.
Explore forgiveness. Respond to frustrations with a sense of clarity - whether with family, friends, or coworkers.