Please Welcome Amanda
Amanda Brutus-Phillips, born in Guyana, South America came to the United States at the age of 10 with her family to Bronx, New York. She received her B.S. in Biology at St. John’s University and her MS.Ed. in Educational Leadership from City College of New York. She worked as an educator for many years with teenagers before relocating to Charlotte, NC in 2000 with her husband and daughter at the time. Since her move to the Lake Norman area 18 years ago, Amanda recreated her life and saw her life transform in ways she least expected. She has become a transformative leader and spiritual speaker helping to assist others in their journey.
Amanda is a Spiritual Director receiving her certification from Charlotte Spirituality Center, an ordained Minister, a Death and Dying Transition Guide and Grief Facilitator, a shaman, licensed therapeutic massage therapist of 13 years, a yoga teacher/ trainer, and writer. She leads transformational workshops in the Lake Norman area assist the community to create healthy transformation in their lives.
Amanda is a mother of two daughters, a freshmen and sophomore in college, Just losing her husband of 20 years only two years ago, Amanda is more inspired since her own deep experiences with grief and loss to help others navigate through the terrain of death, dying, grief, and the rebirth process. Through conscious awareness of self and lessons on how to live in the moment she hopes to guide each soul on their own unique journey.
Amanda approaches life from a constant practice of self inquiry, contemplative prayer, meditation, and reflection. She abides in the ever loving mystery of the Divine working in her life and steps into a daily practice of self love, forgiveness, compassion, and surrendering. The teachings of Jesus, Buddha, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Rohr, mystic poets such as Rumi and Hafiz all helps her to tap into the sacred space that resides within her as she continues to learn the art of being empty only to be filled with a deep sense of wonder and gratitude for all of life’s offerings, experiences, and journeys.