Director’s Message

Amrita Yoga isn’t just about the asanas – it’s much more. It’s about aligning to our true Self. If yoga was only about aligning parts of the body, anyone with perfect bodily alignment would be Self Realized. Alignment is an inside-out approach. Aligning to the inner presence enhances the panchakoshas (5 layers of the body as described in the yoga scriptures) and is the real alignment. This is what Amrita Yoga emphasizes. The practice itself leads from movement to stillness, from gross to subtle.

Working from the inside out, Amrita Yoga takes us to realignment with our true Self.

By utilizing breath, chanting, and awareness, Amrita Yoga moves us beyond the asana and breath into stillness and our innate Silence. Amrita Yoga supports us to establish a positive and harmonious lifestyle. This experience of attunement extends into our family life and resonates with everything in creation. Thus, Oneness, the goal of Yoga, is part of our day, not something far away that we have to strive for.

Amrita Yoga has a long history of outreach, serving communities globally. Our curriculum is rooted in Sanatana Dharma and inspired by the living example of Amma. Thus, we infuse these great teachings into our programs and our lives.

We are committed to upholding Amma’s example of love and selflessness bringing India’s rich and ancient tradition of yoga to future generations. We continue to offer yoga as an essential tool to experience the innate happiness within us.

We are immensely grateful to Amma for allowing us to share Amrita Yoga. It is based on universal values that each of us may embrace to unfold our full potential.

Further, we are eternally grateful to each one of our precious volunteers for their selfless service. Amrita Yoga could not have grown to what it is today without them. We also offer sincere gratitude to Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, the Vice-Chairman of Mata Amritanandamayi Math and President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Despite his many responsibilities, he has been so generous with his support and assistance.

Finally, we give the deepest thanks to Amma. We are all so fortunate to have Amma’s presence and guidance. She is our Mother, and our Aadiguru (first teacher).