amrita yoga

Teaching in Brighton, UK & Internationally

 

Amrita

Originally from Zimbabwe, Amrita has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 11 years. She initially trained in the Sivananda lineage with Yoga Vidya, while living in Cologne, Germany and became a teacher in 2005.

While living in Cologne she met her teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life (co-founders of the Jivamukti Yoga Method) and in 2008 completed the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training at the Omega Institute in Rheinbeck, New York.

Amrita then completed an apprenticeship at Jivamukti Yoga London under the mentorship of Advanced Jivamukti Teacher Emma Henry in 2009.

Amrita obtained a diploma to teach Unity Partner Yoga from Unity School, Brighton and is a qualified holistic massage practitioner plus she has a background in ballet and contemporary dance and is a facilitator for specialized group therapy through the Humaniversity in the Netherlands.

Amrita is inspired to bring yogic teachings into a modern, urban context to enrich our busy western lifestyle.

Jivamukti Yoga

Jivamukti classes are based on Ashtanga Yoga and combine a dynamic vinyasa (flowing) asana practice with a spiritual focus or intention and taught to upbeat music.

Amrita’s Jivamukti style classes include Sanskrit chanting, yogic philosophy, eclectic music playlists, hands on assists, relaxation and meditation, she creates a caring supportive space to go deeper into your yoga practice and into yourself.

Amrita’s infectiously calm and friendly personality will instantly put you at ease and her teaching style is always fun and educational, you will walk away feeling incredible and relaxed every time.

Laila

Student and Teacher Trainee, Yoga Garden UK

 

Jivamukti Yoga is a world-renowned yoga method developed by Sharon Gannon and David Life in the United States in the late 1990’s.  

The method was crafted in alignment with teachings from their three gurus – the art of ‘Vinyasa Krama’ from Pattabhi Jois, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (yogic philosophy) and Swami Nirmalananda (ahimsa/non-violence)   

Schedule: 

Spring & Summer 2019

Contact Amrita

Tuesday Lunchtimes:

Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior

Time 12.00 to 13.00
Venue: The Yoga Garden

https://the-yoga-garden.co.uk/classes

Join Amrita every Tuesday lunchtime at the Yoga Garden Yurt for an invigorating 60 minute

dynamic vinyasa practice called Spiritual Warrior. This is a set sequence so practiced over time you get to refine and master the practice.

Easter Special Workshop

with Amrita

Date: Saturday 20th April 2019

Time:11.30-14.00

Venue: The Yoga Garden

https://the-yoga-garden.co.uk/workshops

Level: *Intermediate/Advanced (not for complete beginners)

In this two and a half hour Master class, Amrita will be sharing with you an invigorating practice inspired by the Jivamukti Yoga method.

We will focus on hip opening and twisting, helping to release tension and stress and detoxing the body.

Igniting our inner fire again after the cold dark months of winter we will be calling in bright and joyful new beginnings for Spring.

Prepare to move, groove, sweat and have fun! 

I love Amrita’s natural fluidity, she has a wealth of knowledge that combines beautifully with her ability to connect with her students which makes for fun and engaging classes…

Jonathan

Student - Yoga Garden, UK

Festivals

The Sexuality Gathering 2019

Dates: Part One – Tuesday, July 30th (Evening) – Sunday, August 4th (Lunch)

Part Two – Tuesday August 6th (Evening) – Sunday August 11th (Lunch)

Venue:  Thorngrove House, Gillingham, Dorset

https://osholeela.uk/events/the-sexuality-gathering-19/

I will be the resident yoga teacher in the second week (6th-11th August) of this 2 week long conscious sexuality festival. Oering Vinyasa Flow yoga classes every morning and a Partner Yoga Playshop.

‘Pop-Up’ Jivamukti
Open Class with Amrita

Thursday 4th April 2019
Time: 19.30 to 21.00
Venue: Space Yoga Studio, Brighton

https://spaceyogastudio.uk/workshops

Level: Experienced beginner to advanced practitioners (not recommended for complete beginners)

In this 90 minute class, Amrita will be sharing with you an invigorating practice inspired by the Jivamukti Yoga method.

The ‘open class’ format will include Sanskrit chanting, yogic philosophy, eclectic music, hands on assists, relaxation and meditation.

Amrita’s goal is to create a caring supportive space for you to go deeper into your yoga practice and into yourself.

Master Class

Back Bending and Inversions

Date: Sunday 19th May 2019

Time: 11.30-14.00

Venue: The Yoga Garden

https://the-yoga-garden.co.uk/workshops

Level: *Intermediate/Advanced (not for complete beginners)

In this two and a half hour Master class, Amrita will be sharing with you an invigorating practice inspired by the Jivamukti Yoga method.

The focus will be on back bending and inversions.

While bending backwards we are practicing to expand, open up and create space in the heart centre or Anahata Chakra.

When we practice inversions we are able to literally see the world(and ourselves) from a different perspective. We challenge ourselves in a safe way to step out of our comfort zone.

With inversions we stimulate the higher three chakras of the throat (Vishuddha), third eye (Ajna) and crown (Sahasrara) and through this practice over time, can become more receptive to the subtle qualities of energy, intuition and our innate connection to the divine.

Retreats

Be-Yoga – Spain Yoga Retreat

with Bryony Hamerton and Emma Newlyn

Date: 28th September – 5th October 2019

Venue: Suryalia Retreat Centre, Andalusia

https://.be-yoga.uk.com/workshops

I will be attending the retreat as a guest teacher and oering a Training Module for teacher trainees

Amrita’s Facebook

The Yoga Garden UK

Be-Yoga Haywards Heath

Space Yoga Studio UK