Hi there. My name is Amanda van Niekerk and I live and work in South Africa. Until a few years back I was a full-time yoga and pilates instructor from the small sun-filled studio at my previous home in Johannesburg. Previously I lived in Cape Town for ten years, and it is there that I first learnt about yoga, and completed my yoga teaching and therapies training.
I was born in West Sussex, England, and arrived on these sunny shores as a four year old. Having returned to live there for a while in my twenties, I still feel a strong affinity for my country of birth.
More recently my focus has turned to writing (my blog and short stories) and helping to ‘raise’ the garden and renovate the home that I share with my husband, our elderly cat and the wonderful array of creatures and plants in our Johannesburg garden. Some of the things that inspire me to write are: nature in all its forms, creativity, kindness, simplicity, sustainable living, yoga, and health (individual and planet). I hope to live near the sea again some day and I have a place in my heart for all kinds of animals.