Amanda R. Howland

Welcome!

Thanks for visiting my site. I’m a writer, yoga teacher and noise artist.

You’ll find my yoga classes and other events listed below. You can find out about my yoga background and philosophy here, my music here, and my writing here.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Yoga studios are opening up with some classes still streaming so people can practice from the safety of their homes. I’m happy to share I have been teaching my class Forest Moon Yoga remotely through Firehouse Yoga! It’s been a joy to practice each Thursday night, weaving the cycles of the Moon into class. When my class returns to the studio, it will be simultaneously live-streamed so people can still practice at home and from places far away!

July 2020 Update: For now, Forest Moon Yoga will stay online, but starting July 14, I’ll be adding La Mer Yoga in the Firehouse Yoga studio! The class will be simultaneously streamed, so you can take the class in person or online. You can check out Firehouse’s website to learn about the covid safety precautions we are taking, but know that masks are required, and there is a maximum of five students. We are encouraged by recent studies that show the effectiveness of masks in fighting transmission.

La Mer Yoga is an all-levels class composed of small waves of movement, stillness and meditation. Cycling through repetitions of dynamic asanas, static asanas and inward practice allows a comprehensive massage of the body and mind. Returning again and again to brief periods of meditation allows greater access to this state of mind in daily life. Visualization and music are used to inspire the inner life. Stillness and silence bring us to a blissful state of truth in being. Students may at times feel as if they are gently swimming on their mats. Sensing into the body and breath, students are free to experience and digest whatever feelings arise, and hopefully come to a residing place of joy. 

 Forest Moon Yoga is a peaceful class intended to help students discover bliss, balance the mind-body, and learn how to tap powerful inspiration. The pace is gentle enough for beginners and also engrossing enough for experienced students. People are invited to come to class in their wholeness, complete with joys and sorrows, agitation and curiosity. The class begins with breath work, visualization, and meditation. Next, students are guided to feel into their bodies and allow their breath to lead them through gentle movements that bring ease and sensation to embodiment before returning to meditation. By alternating between movement and meditation, people can find peace and clarity in their thinking and feeling selves. Nature is an important element of the class. Forest imagery in harmony with the cycles of the moon is weaved throughout the practice. Students can use these methods in their lives to help ride out anxiety or cultivate their artistic power. Forest Moon Yoga is a holistic experience that leaves the body, energy and mood glowing with loving awareness. No prior yoga experience needed.

You can sign up here, and here you will find descriptions of other classes at Firehouse Yoga.

I occasionally post stories, essays and sometimes interviews, poems and other things. I’m working to publish my novel Beasts and Creature and revising my second novel Don’t Fear the Night Duende! Please feel free to subscribe or reach out. (If you sign up for the newsletter, please check email folders such as Spam, Promotions, etc. because this is a new site, so often my newsletters end up there–thanks!)

I want to mention that a lot of pictures on this site came from one of my favorite places, …Now That’s Class! in Cleveland.

Kimberly L. Jones

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CLASSES

  • FOREST MOON YOGA AT FIREHOUSE YOGA Forest Moon Yoga is a peaceful class intended to help students discover bliss, balance the mind-body, and learn how to tap powerful inspiration. The pace is gentle enough for beginners and also engrossing enough for experienced students. People are invited to come to class in their wholeness, complete with joys and sorrows, agitation and curiosity. The class begins with breath work, visualization, and meditation. Next, students are guided to feel into their bodies and allow their breath to lead them through gentle movements that bring ease and sensation to embodiment before returning to meditation. By alternating between movement and meditation, people can find peace and clarity in their thinking and feeling selves. Nature is an important element of the class. Forest imagery in harmony with the cycles of the moon is weaved throughout the practice. Students can use these methods in their lives to help ride out anxiety or cultivate their artistic power. Forest Moon Yoga is a holistic experience that leaves the body, energy and mood glowing with loving awareness. No prior yoga experience needed. Sign up and more information.
  • LA MER YOGA is an all-levels class composed of small waves of movement, stillness and meditation. Cycling through repetitions of dynamic asanas, static asanas and inward practice allows a comprehensive massage of the body and mind. Returning again and again to brief periods of meditation allows greater access to this state of mind in daily life. Visualization and music are used to inspire the inner life. Stillness and silence bring us to a blissful state of truth in being. Students may at times feel as if they are gently swimming on their mats. Sensing into the body and breath, students are free to experience and digest whatever feelings arise, and hopefully come to a residing place of joy.  Sign up and more information.
  • YOGA MAGICK WITH AMANDA AT THE CHAMBER This class in on hold for now–if Emma from the awesome Black Market Records creates a Yoga series in the future, I would love to teach Noise Yoga. <3 Check back for updates!
  • PRIVATE CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE
  • LAST SATURDAY WRITING WORKSHOP AND SALON Corner of the Sky Books and Beyond 2151 Broadview Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109 Because of the pandemic, the salon is also on hold. However, this wonderful bookshop and the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick next door are open, so please put on a cool mask and check them out!

2020 SHOWS and RELEASES

July 2020: MEETING DR. ANCIENT cassette and digital on Unifactor

I’m really grateful to have had the experience of creating this tape as part of a Unifactor batch of releases including awesome tapes by Whisker and my old friend Nate Scheible. Check out the Unifactor Bandcamp for their tapes as well. My brother recorded and mastered Meeting Dr. Ancient and did a great job as always focusing on monster volume and depth, and my good friend and one of my favorite artists, David Russell, did the artwork for all three tapes. 2020 has been a hard lonely year, so it has been good to feel connected to these friends through this project.

“Dark mystic and interdisciplinary artist Amanda R. Howland presents us with four tracks of simmering intensity on Meeting Dr. Ancient. Howland seethes in spirals of increasing intensity, moving from amplified voice into layers of disorienting vocal confusion that eventually get overtaken by blasts of crude electronics. Harsh but metered, these pieces build slowly and roll in waves of tension, creating the sense that a sinister unseen force is looming. Sixteen-minute closer “Meet Me In The River” runs itself slowly through a wringer of sickly low frequencies that bloom into concussions of evil, unrelenting noise. Making it through to the other side feels like an unholy baptism.”  

-Fred Thomas

SOLO as ARH at Yellow House with SUNK HEAVEN, DUECE AVE and LEY LINES

March 5, 2020 9:00 PM, $5-10 bucks for touring artists

Yellow House–email amandarosehowland3@gmail.com for address

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

PIZZA NIGHT ON TWITCH

July 13, 2020 9 pm twitch.tv/apizzanight

Drunk Transaction

Madalyn Merkey

Amanda R. Howland

Forest Management

Fundraiser for Thurgood Marshall College Fund! (Dollar for dollar donation match!)

I had some other cool gigs lined up, but all are cancelled. Check back for online shows or other updates. I anticipate a couple releases in 2020.


“I remember my first visit with my guru. He had shown that he read my mind. So I looked at the grass and I thought, ‘My god, he’s going to know all the things I don’t want people to know.’ I was really embarrassed. Then I looked up and he was looking directly at me with unconditional love.”

“The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.”— Ram Dass

Skin Graft at Yellow House

I Stand So Close Behind Me