The Meaning Behind the Movement

The 3 Aspects of Feminine Embodiment
Sacred

Your higher self

Your wisdom

The light of your presence

Wild

Your living earth body

Your animal instincts

Your gut knowing

Loved

Your receptivity

Your compassion

Your strong, open heart

In my 7 yrs of doing yoga and spiritual practices, I have found that Amba is the best way for me to connect with my primal self and with the life energy that connects us all with nature. Amba has taught me to listen to how my body wants to move and breathe so I can align with my truest self. When I take the time to go deep within, I can hear my wants and needs more clearly. And the more my Amba practice has expanded, the more that has translated to all aspects of my life. I feel so grateful that I found Amba and Meghan. Amba yoga is more than an excursive class, it is a spiritual awakening, and a community of kick-ass, amazing women!

– Lisa Gunn

The Five Elements of Nature
EARTH

Strength
Steadiness
Pressure
Structure
Support

The earth element teaches stability without rigidity. Stable and dependable, structures are containers that keep us safe and supported. Healthy pressure builds strength and vigor.

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WATER

Ease
Flow
Softness
Nourishment
Enjoyment

From the water element, we learn ease, enjoyment, and receptivity. Water invites us to soften and allow creative energy to flow through us.

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SPACE

Presence
Wholeness
Timelessness
Infinity
Pure Love

In the space element, we replenish our bodies and reconnect to the experience of being whole. Through space, we learn to dive under all the waves of activity and exist in pure presence and love. The movement in the space element is stillness. Through stillness, we can feel everything that is already moving within us.

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FIRE

Activation
Initiation
Transformation
Passion
Purification

In the fire element, we access our passion and ignite the spark of our core desire. We build internal heat to transform stagnation into live-giving action.

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AIR

Expansion
Dynamic Tension
Connection
Openness
Agility

The air element teaches us to open to life, to spread out, and to feel the expansiveness in our bodies. As you follow through with expansion and extending all the way, your whole body becomes more open, life-filled, and breath-filled.

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When I first crossed paths with Meghan, I was looking for something that would wake up my senses in a world I had become numb to. And that is exactly what I found in Amba’s movement style. I was drawn to Amba because of the inherent need to let go completely of how your view yourself and allow yourself look, feel & be silly in order to breathe, move & live freely. These classes are unique because there is room for that; room to play around and explore life within your body.

 

 



The 5 Tools of Amba

BREATH

Breath is the foundational practice of Amba. Breath is foundational life force, primary nourishment. It’s simple and pure medicine for the whole body and being.
We use dozens of breaths, including the open exploration of exploring and discovering different ways that
your body wants to breathe.

 

MOVEMENT

Every Amba class includes physical, elemental movement that ranges from subtle, micro-movement to fluid, feminine yoga, to dynamic whole body dancing. There is a specific aspect of joy that lives within the body’s tissues. Body joy gets awakened through physical movement. 

SOUND

The vibration of your own voice, when felt through your body, creates a resonance within you.
Sound is grounding and nourishing. In Amba, we direct sound into different areas and organs of the body to open up more space and flow of energy.

TOUCH

Touch is one of the greatest healing tools that exists. When you place your hands on your body, you heighten your connection to that area. Our bodies crave present, loving touch from our very own hands, and from the hands of others.

DIRECTION

By directing the presence of your mind into an area of your body, and being with yourself, inside your breathing tissues, you sync up with your nature.
The practice of putting your presence in your body is restful and brings you home to yourself, wherever you go. 


Ritual to Honor Nature

In Amba, we use ritual as a way to honor the truth that we are not separate from nature. All traditions have used some form of ritual to connect to the wild lands around them and within them. We use simple nature rituals in Amba to embody our sacred connection to all of life.

Read this blessing for women written by Meghan Morris, the founder of Amba Movement.

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