Amrita Yoga offers a holistic approach to asana practice uniquely infused with awareness and heart-centered intention. Designed to enable a deep journey within, it teaches the art of tuning to one's true being and connecting with one's own essence.
Amrita Yoga stems from origins that have been part of India's lifestyle from time immemorial. Families practiced yoga together in the same way that they ate, worked and worshipped together. Yoga practice has been a part of sadhana (spiritual practices) since the Amritapuri Ashram began.
The Amrita Yoga program is dedicated to introducing practitioners to a more traditional style of yoga, and it is directly guided by Amma. The teaching style is intended to reflect Amma’s simplicity and humility. Ancient tools and techniques are incorporated to offer a nourishing journey to each participant.
Our retreats, in general, attempt to cultivate and support a holistic attitude (mano bhavana) with a focus on three aspects: skill development, practical living (practical vedanta) and enhanced awareness.
Amma emphasizes the synthesis and integration of the major paths of yoga. Amrita Yoga hence integrates the four major paths of yoga into the asana practice: Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion), Jnana Yoga (yoga of wisdom), Karma Yoga (yoga of selfless action), and Raja Yoga (yoga of contemplation, creativity and meditation).
Incorporating stories, examples, poems, and quotes from Indian scriptures, each asana class features a central theme, such as compassion, concentration, equanimity, patience, enthusiasm, self-confidence, grace, self-effort and Mother Nature.
Amrita Yoga was initiated and developed under the direct guidance of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known throughout the world as AMMA.
Her spiritual teachings form the foundation of Amrita Yoga.
Amrita Yoga offers yoga retreats in Amritapuri, the ashram (spiritual center) of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) in Kerala, South India. The ashram of a living master serves as a sanctuary, where one can contemplate, reflect, and recharge while experiencing the path towards yoga – ‘union’.
The community at Amritapuri consists of numerous international visitors and around three-thousand Indian and non-Indian residents. The ashram is located in a very traditional part of India and is home to many monastic residents. In accordance with the local customs, modest dress is required (i.e. no shorts, sleeveless tops or transparent clothes).
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