Who am I ...

Yogini, ayurveda enthusiast, visual artist, music lover and dreamer extraordinaire... connecting the dots...

Ami Patel

An inspired student and teacher of Yoga and Ayurveda... living and breathing wellbeing.

I picked up my first yoga book at Age 10...my first steps in learning yogasana and pranayama.

Growing up in an indian household, my yoga journey is enriched by influences from cultural and family traditions through devotion, worship, mythology and folklore.

In the family kitchen...spice blends and other everyday foods were often used as medicine...planting the seed for my nutritional interest to grow in ayurveda. My mum prepared all food (and kitchen medicine!) with a huge dose of love and creativity. My mother is indeed my first healer and teacher.

Through my teens and early 20's I explored yoga through attending Iyengar and also Ashtanga style yoga classes before finding a regular yoga practice in the Sivananda tradition. The essence of both my practice and teaching are strongly rooted in this yoga tradition together with Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother (Mirra Alfassa). 

 

My curiosity led me to learn more about other teaching styles: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti and also Pilates. All of these styles have strongly inspired both my own practice and teaching - embodying the power of flow and breath-body-mind connection.

On a quest to better my understanding of feminine identity, I began to explore paths that led me to learn a more intuitive and feminine approach to yoga supporting all stages and cycles of a woman's life. At this time, I also started to further explore the science and wisdom of Ayurveda. Through living and 

learning Ayurveda, I cultivate such precious awareness of my true self and life around me.

My personal journey into self-enquiry and spiritual development continues in further exploration of the paths of tantra, meditation and relaxation (in particular yoga nidra), bhakti (devotion) and sound (Nada Yoga).

Whilst I continue to grow on my own spiritual journey, it is an honour and privilege to share what I learn, gain and receive from yoga and ayurveda through teaching it to others.  

Om Tat Sat.  

What Yoga and Ayurveda mean to me...

A Sanctuary. A Pure and Precious Gift of Wisdom and Guidance. Grace. Self-development. Growth. Union. Oneness. Compassion. Connection. Gratitude. Love. Liberation. 

Beyond the insights and awareness developed through the physical discipline, my practice takes me on a liberating journey back to a deeper understanding of my true self. A practice of coming home.

Who am I? What is my purpose?

"Life is a sacred journey. Yoga and Ayurveda gives you awareness of this journey. With awareness you can liberate the potential of the mind, body and soul".

योग्चित्तवत्तृ त्तननरोधः॥२॥

“yogash-chitta-vritti-nirodhah”

Yoga is the mastery of the activities (vrittis) of the mind-field (chitta) (Yoga Sutra 1.2)

तदा द्रष्ुः स्वरूपेऽवस्थानम॥् ३॥

“tada drashtuh svarupe-avasthanam”
Then the seer rests in its own true nature (
Yoga Sutra  1.3) 

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