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 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.”
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 for Late Summer & Fall 2019
Jivumakti Master Class
Date: Saturday 7th September 2019
Venue: The Yoga Garden
The Lost Art of Vinyasa Krama- Exploring the Practice and Philosophy of Dynamic Vinyasa
This masterclass is a gateway class for people who have been doing beginners and more ‘gentle’ ‘slower’ forms of yoga for some time, but perhaps do not yet feel confident enough to tackle a more Intermediate/advanced dynamic vinyasa yoga style… it can also be a refresher for those who have practiced dynamic vinyasa for some time and would like a new perspective on their practice.
The class is open to everyone who wishes to explore the meaning of, and spiritual and philosophical viewpoints of Vinyasa Krama, inspired by writings from Jivamukti co-founders Sharon Gannon and David Life.
‘Pop-Up’ Jivamukti Open Class
Date: Friday 11th October 2019
Time: 17.30 to 18.30
Venue: Studio iO, Brighton
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.
Be Yoga Retreat
Plus Optional Yoga Teaching Immersion
Date: September 24 to October 04, 2019
Location: Suryalila Retreat Centre, Andalusia, Spain
I will be attending the retreat as a guest teacher and oﬀering a Training Module for teacher trainees
Partner/Acro Yoga Day
with Amrita and Cat Duval
Date: 13th October, 2019 – 2.30 to 6.30
The Yoga Garden, West Sussex
NB: Bookings NOT through the Yoga Garden, contact Amrita directly at email@example.com to secure your spot.
Amrita & Cat are delighted to be collaborating on this workshop together to bring Acro Yoga to the Yoga Garden.
The day will be split into 2 different practices. We ask that you take part in both practices to attend.
Please try to bring a partner you would like to work with but if you don’t manage we will arrange one for you.
Partners can be couples, friends or relatives.
Practice One: 2.30pm with Amrita
A Unity partner yoga practice guided by Amrita. Partner yoga is a fun and nourishing communal yoga method where we practice postures with the support of another. We will flow together through trust exercises, and more challenging and restorative postures and open up the body for the second half of the day.
Practice Two: 4.30pm with Cat
The second half will be an introduction to Acro Yoga with our special guest teacher, Cat Duval of Nine Lives Yoga. We will have the opportunity to try out some basic acro yoga techniques, where we take working with a partner to new heights! Literally… partners will practice being either the ‘base’ or ‘flyer’.
Curious? Come and find out more!
The workshop will end with some relaxing Thai massage exchange and tea.
Eligibility: This introductory workshop is open to intermediate and experienced yoga practitioners who wish to bring a fun, new dimension to their practice by working in duos and trios.
Any men yogis who wish to experience being a strong base are very welcome!
No experience of Acro Yoga is needed, but experienced Acro Yogis are of course welcome!
Unfortunately this workshop is not open to complete beginners.
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…
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