Amanda Yensa Manor


I started YENSA MENTORS in 2015. This is when I realised most of my joy came from mentoring people who really wanted to change something in their life. Personally and/or professionally.

Much of my work comes from word of mouth and repeat clients. Predominantly in architecture, the arts, education, human rights and wellness.

All the mentoring programmes I design and deliver are based on my extensive experience in the creative industries, and my life practice of yoga, and zen principles.

An international upbringing and education allows me to be at home across cultures. NLP Certified, with recent courses at the Breathing School, and in Free Fall Creative Writing, I use a blend of mentoring tools and techniques.

From 2012 onwards I was involved in a number of exciting fundraising projects for the Barbican Centre, and the British Red Cross. Once again, realising I found huge joy fundraising for organisations I admired and respected, I joined Amnesty International UK in May 2018. A part time tele-fundraiser, I love this grass roots work.

My portfolio work life is designed to keep me motivated and enthused every day of the week. I am a dedicated yoga practitioner, and dabble in figurative sculpture and stone carving. My first book – a life manifesto about survival and optimism – was published in 2010. In between writing long form, I am a prolific poet.


Clients and collaborations – past and present

  • Architecture: Aukett Swanke, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, Claire Curtice Publicists, Darcstudio, LYN Atelier, Museum of Architecture, PAD Studio, Purcell, RCKa, RIBA, SimpsonHaugh, Ström Architects, Tate Hindle, White Arkitekter
  • Arts: Barbican, Business in the Community, London Symphony Orchestra, Magpie Dance, Making Music, Tate Modern, various individuals (actor, floristry artist, theatre director)
  • Education: Birkbeck University of London, Heriot Watt University, London South Bank University, The London School of English, The London School of International Communication
  • Human Rights: Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Refugee Support Services, Helen Bamber Foundation, Refuge – National Domestic Violence Helpline, 
  • Wellness: Alis Yoga, Breathe Yoga, Hands Holistic, The Life Centre, Sarah Fretwell Yoga, Yoga Light Vibes
  • Design: projects in partnership with Abrahams, Kimpton Creative, The Partners

International studies


Management Series, Disney University, Marne-la-Vallée

Masters in Marketing, Ecole Supérieure de Gestion (ESG), Paris

English/French Teaching Degree (Licence), La Sorbonne, Paris

British Chamber of Commerce Certificate, Paris

Baccalauréat International, Lycée International, St. Germain-en-Laye


NLP Training Specialist, Certified, London, UK (Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna)

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, Ottawa, Canada (David Swenson)

Reiki Practitioner Levels One and Two, London UK (Doug Buckingham, Michael Kaufmann)

Refuge volunteer training (7 days), London, UK (National Domestic Violence Helpline)

British Red Cross Foundation Training (3 days), London, UK

British Red Cross Refugee Support Core Skills e-module (half day), London, UK

Amnesty International UK – Fundraising Principles, Tele-fundraising skills, London, UK

Breathing School Foundation Course – The Shala School of Yoga, London, UK

Creative Writing Free Fall Course – The Gestalt Centre, London, UK


Carefree The significance of a meaningful existence on Earth and on Andromeda by Yensa Manor

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(Available to purchase on request)


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We are London-based.

East London. North London. Central London. West London. South London.

© amanda yensa manor 2019