What you know about Mandee? Not enough, you say. Well, you're in luck! This month's #ODDLight feature is none other than the fabulous, hilarious, bootylicious Mandee Miller. If you haven't met Mandee, she's a beaming ray of light
Name: Amanda Miller
Nick Name: Mandee
Hometown: Byron, IL
Favorite Place: My home.
Favorite color: I'd have to say red :)
What’s your sign? Cusp Babe: Capricorn and Aquarius
Most embarrassing moment? There are so many it's hard to pick! I recently taught a whole class with a hole in my crotch. Thankfully, I was unaware of the fact until the class was over. You're welcome for the crotch show!
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you? I have an alter ego for my female mudwrestling group, Mud Queens of Chicago: Jane Wayne Gacy
When you aren’t at the studio where can you be found (favorite past time)? I am mostly working throughout the city training private clientele, teaching at various Equinox clubs, and hanging at my home with my fiance and our cat, Shorty.
How do you define yoga? Unification in all capacities within oneself and with our world.
Why do you teach? It is a true passion of mine; I feel connected to it in a way I used to feel about acting, singing and improv.
What brought you to become an instructor? An instructor at LA Fitness who's class I frequented approached me about teaching and I haven't looked back since! Thanks Elise Cohen!
What is your favorite song to play in class? I've been playing a lot of ZHU remixes that match most of the varieties of classes I instruct: Ringos Desert Pt. 1
What is your favorite pose or flow? Why? I love moving from Warrior 2 to Extended Side Angle and back up through Warrior 2 to Reverse Triangle.
What special causes or non-profits do you hold dear to your heart? I was paired up with Makeovers That Matter by ODD's founder, Jessica Rosen, back in 2016 and have been working with their team in support and empowerment of our female veterans. Being able to make a difference in the lives of women who fought for our freedom has truly been a blessing and an honor.
Memorable yoga moment? Getting my very first yoga client in Chicago after graduating TT :)
How did you first hear about One Down Dog? Molly O'Neill told me about it when I moved to LA and met her at Wanderlust <3
What is your favorite yogi prop or piece to wear or use? I wear a mala bracelet made and gifted to me by Layla Guest of Layla Guest Designs.
Connect with Mandy via the gram! @mandeemillerfitness
If you're looking to get some more Mandee in your life, be sure to check out her BUTT class on Wednesdays at 9:15AM in SIlverlake!
Would you more likely tell your boss they had food in their teeth or let it slide? Tell them. Always.
If you could have any super power what would it be? To be able to fly
What was the last book you read? Stephen King's short stories collection, Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Who or What is your spirit animal? Bill Murray
If YOU were a color what color would you be? Leopard Print