Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Yoga Therapist. She founded and directed two New Paltz Yoga studios: Jai Ma Yoga Center from 1999-2015 and YogAlive 2015-2017. Ami has received teaching certifications as an Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching holistic healing and yoga since 1995.
Ami is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She trained in Marma Therapy with Dr. Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute. Ami belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2001.
Ami specializes in therapeutic yoga, teaching her students how to come into alignment, eliminate pain and deepen their practice. Her classes inspire and empower students to embrace life more fully. Ami works with clients to create balance and health through diet and lifestyle. The body, mind, senses and spirit all shape a person’s sense of well-being. Ami’s holistic approach works with all these aspects to guide her clients and students to make life changing shifts. Ami helps her clients stay on track by working with them to set and achieve goals.
She is the author of “108 Yoga Poses” and her articles been featured in several publications, such as Mountain Bike Magazine. Ami has studied meditation, Ayurveda, energy work, Sanskrit, philosophy and various forms of Yoga throughout the US and India.