Read this great article in SDVoyager with an interview with Amanda telling her story and how Sama Dog became what it is today.
The 1st Grade Class of Kind Loving Explorers:
Amanda visited this 1st grade class and introduced the students to the term Dharma and explained that your Dharma is your purpose in life. A therapy dog, Captain, also joined her and they talked about what his Dharma may be. When students understand all living creatures have a Dharma, they are able to show compassion and empathy to animals.
Pet Connection: PET CONNECTION
Amanda and Benny are featured on the cover of the Oct/Nov issue of the Pet Connection magazine and inside is a great Sama Dog article called The Soul of a Dog: 5 Qualities of Being You Can Learn from Your Pooch.
SAN DIEGO TONIGHT ON KFMB RADIO SHOW
Amanda Ringnalda joined Dr. Bret Scher, Joe Vecchio and Julie Potiker on San Diego Tonight on KFMB Radio Show to talk about functional medicine and holistic health ... for humans and dogs.
San Diego Union Tribune:
WELLBEING FOR DOGS + THEIR HUMANS
We made the front page of the Saturday newspaper!! A reporter from the San Diego Union-Tribune attended a Wellbeing for Dogs + Their Humans course and wrote this wonderful piece about her experience.
San Diego Magazine: January 2017
“We know from science how beneficial dogs are to humans,” Julie Potiker says. “Petting an animal lowers your blood pressure and heart rate—the same things meditation does. Dogs are so mindful, they’re so in the moment. They’re not worrying about the future or ruminating about the past.”
So she brought on Amanda Ringnalda, a yoga and meditation teacher and lead educator and event host at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad..."
Amanda's work prior to starting Sama Dog
Dogster: April 2016
AYURVEDA GOES TO THE DOGS
"For the past decade, teaching people about health using traditional Ayurvedic (classic Indian medicine) techniques and philosophy has been Amanda Ringnalda's bread and butter as well as her heart's desire. But Amanda... hasn't restricted her efforts to human clients.
...Ever since the family Sheltie saved her from drowning in the pool when she was 3 years old, Amanda's life has been consumed by helping both dogs and people..."
LA Yoga: March 2016
Spirituality & Health: Jan/Feb 2016
AYURVEDA FOR DOGS
"The wellbeing of our dog or companion animal is often a direct reflection of our own wellbeing.
Natural healing practices and lifestyle can make all the difference to our human body, mind and spirit, so why would our dogs be any different? With easy steps and a little effort we can promote a positive shift in our pet’s physical and mental health..."
100 TRAILBLAZERS IN YOGA & AYURVEDA
"As a lead educator at the Chopra Center and a certified Vedic Master, Amanda uses Ayurveda to support vibrant health, balance, and well being of dogs through her Ayurveda for Dogs classes. She also founded a non-profit organization called SoulPlayMates, which focuses on the wellbeing of our canine companions, through education, dog rescue, and animal advocacy."