Founder, Canine Wellbeing Expert
Amanda Ree is a certified meditation teacher, 500-hr yoga Hatha instructor and Ayurvedic health practitioner since 2001. Her spiritual studies started at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and in 2006 she began working and studying closely under Dr. Deepak Chopra. As a lead educator, event host/emcee and leadership team member at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Amanda has had the great fortune to learn from many of the world’s leaders and top experts in health and wellbeing.
Amanda was born with an innate soul-connection to animals, and this bond was deepened at three years old when she was saved from drowning in her backyard pool by the family dog. At age ten, Amanda persuaded her family to purchase the neighborhood pet store in Lake Tahoe, California, where she served as the smallest yet most knowledgeable employee for the next decade.
Conscious living and her passion for dogs merged in 2013 when she founded a dog rescue organization, SoulPlayMates. It was here that Amanda started to apply the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda to the foster dogs she cared for. Witnessing a rapid positive impact, she was inspired to share this knowledge with even more people through workshops, classes, private consultations and online education.
In this intimate article, Amanda tells the story of her life and creation of Sama Dog.
Sama Dog :: Wellbeing for Dogs + Their Humans was born from a desire to help guide dogs and their humans into a blissful state of balance, or “Sama”, through teaching holistic care for loved dogs inspired by Ayurveda.
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