Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, CAP, C-IAYT, is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Marma Therapist, and Yoga Therapist. Ami has been practicing the healing arts and teaching since 1995. Her approach is holistic, combing the “Sister Sciences” of Ayurveda with Therapeutic Yoga. Ami lives on a small farm where she and her family grow food and medicinal herbs.
Ami did her Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Training with Dr. Sehgal of Boston Ayurveda. She trained in Marma Therapy with Dr. Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute. Ami studied as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists and National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Ami founded and directed two Yoga studios from 1999-2017 and has received teaching certifications as an Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She has been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2001 and her Yoga Therapy practice includes working with chronic pain, injuries, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Ami works with clients to create balance and health through diet, lifestyle, and herbs. 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. Her Marma Therapy and Yoga Therapy support her clients in their unfolding process. In her yoga classes, 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.
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, herbalism, energy work, Sanskrit, philosophy, kirtan, and various forms of Yoga throughout the US and India. Ami has been a disciple of Sri Mata Amritandamayi Devi since 1996.