Amba Teachers

Anais Foley-Kennedy
Davis, Ca

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
In Amba I feel more nourished as my body aligns more with her true self & connecting to the earth. Never have I felt so supported & safe while being vulnerable as I do while practicing Amba. Meghan has guided me gently & firmly to go deeper, feel more, & feel more empowered.

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
Deep nourishment has been life changing & something I crave. I look at my time practicing Amba as a much-needed date with myself. Carving out the time for me & for my health (physical/mental/spiritual).

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
Becoming an Amba & Amba Mama teacher I am thrilled to be sharing these skills, medicines & practices with other women. Holding space for others while staying connected to myself. Many students are pleased with the accessibility & fluidity of these practices. It aids in growing confidence both on the mat & into daily life. It is an honor to share Amba & Amba Mama with other women.

 

Beth Flom
Portland, Oregon

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
Amba practice feels like coming home.  Its a veil lifted off of my life that I couldn’t define.  Like loosing ones eye sight, things dim gradually over time. Life begins to feel less vibrant, lacking that certain something. Amba daily practice has centered and expanded my vision again. I had no idea where Amba would lead me when I began, but i knew I had to find out.  The best part is, this journey is ongoing!

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
Its easy to say I love everything about Amba (and accurate too ) but if I have to pick my favorite part, Its the feeling of being fully in my physical body and out of my very busy mind. As someone who spends so much time in her head, dropping back into my tissues has brought me balance, peace and strength.

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
I know I am not alone in many of my thoughts and feelings as a woman and sharing the practice with my fellow sisters so they can discover their own journey is what I love most about being an embodiment guide.

 

Renee Bagley
Los Angeles, Ca

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
Amba has helped me connect more deeply with my body and mind. When I was pregnant, I was so in-tune with my body and all the beautiful things it was doing. Once I had my baby, it’s like I forgot how to stay connected. By practicing Amba, I had the ability to be patient with myself and re-tune my body and my mind. By practicing Amba, I realized I didn’t have to be pregnant to appreciate all the things my body does on a daily basis. It’s quite incredible.

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?

Probably the Deep Nourishment. But I love all of it. The hands on, the elemental practices, tea and sharing. It’s all wonderful.

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
I love connecting with other women who may have lost a bit of themselves through big life transitions. I love seeing other women flourish and connect with themselves and each other. My favorite part is after every class I teach, seeing how relaxed my students are. It’s incredible to see how the practice allows them to open up and release.

 

Lisa Gunn
Encino, Ca

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
Amba has helped me connect with my true essence as woman and a healer. By learning how to slow down and connect my movement to my breath, I am able to tap into my true intuition and make decisions from a place of authenticity. This has helped me in all my relationships, as I’m more able to create healthy boundaries, I’m more open to giving and receiving deeper love, and I’m more capable of recognizing and processing my emotions. In a nutshell, it has helped me to be able to stay connected to others while not losing a connection with myself.

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
I love the community of women that are drawn to Amba. We are all seeking a greater connection with our  own bodies and souls while also supporting each other to do the same.

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
In this age of technology and media, it’s clear that we have lost connection with our bodies and with nature. This is especially true of women and girls who are taught from an early age to override their own systems in order to compete in schools and in jobs. It’s so rewarding to be able to offer tools that really do help women reconnect to their own natural rhythms. It can provide tremendous healing and relief, and its effects are exponential, rippling into everyone and everything they come in contact with. It feels like a privilege to be able to contribute to that kind of global healing.

 

Brenda Herrington
Portola Valley CA

How has my personal journey with Amba, and my own practice of Amba, impacted my life?
Amba has impacted my life by altering my life path.  Despite a meditation and yoga practice, I was disconnected from my body. Amba connected me to my body.  I found forgiveness, acceptance, playfulness, stability. Amba connected me to my own joy, beauty, and strength.  It has opened my heart. My own practice of Amba has transformed the words “Sacred, Wild, Loved” from words I couldn’t feel and didn’t understand to words I own in my heart with a deep yes, yes, yes!

What is my favorite aspect of Amba?
My favorite aspect of Amba is the focus on connection to my own body.  Not on the other bodies in the room, not on comparison. Just mine. Awareness of, connection with, and appreciation of my body.

What do I love about teaching/sharing this practice?
What I love about sharing this practice is that it feels like sharing light.  I didn’t know there was another way to do yoga; now I’m not satisfied by anything else.  It is tremendously good news for a woman to learn about this way of connecting to her own body, of listening to herself, of hearing herself.  Our bodies have much to say!

 

Sam Rea
Santa Clarita, Ca / Los Angeles area

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
Amba has helped me feel the magic and power of being an intuitive woman. I am now deeply connect to myself, grounded and whole. I am able to feel emotions in my body move through me and I am able to clear my energetic self this way. When I am a clean slate, the inspirations and ideas come pouring in- this is one of my favorite parts of being a woman in my human body! It helps me feel comfortable and empowered in me.

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
The way the practice is flowing and free, yet secure and grounded. This is exactly how I like to live my life.

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
I love sharing this practice because I get to witness myself and other woman transform together in our own experience.

 

Irene Tracey
Napa, California
How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
My personal journey with Amba has been a journey of deeper self exploration.  When I am fully emerged in my practice, my body does the talking. My practice is a way to cleanse and recharge through breath and movement. It reminds me to feel my truth and stay connected to my emotions.
What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
My favorite aspect of Amba are the different movement forms. They allow the journey of self exploration to begin by first tuning in then letting go. In this space your are free to move, shake, dance and breath to the beat of your own body.
What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
I love sharing this practice because of the space it holds for women. It encourages women to tap into their feminine self, to learn to let go of fear and embrace the confident, beautiful being that you are. Separate and together this practice encompasses community and compassion. A reminder that you don’t have to walk alone. This movement has sparked a new flame inside me. I have a deeper devotion to my self and my practice. Amba has given me a new understanding of how I want to conduct my classes for my students.

Julia Rios
Sacramento, CA

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
I took my first Amba class in September of 2017.  Half way through the class I could feel the practices were really resonating with me.  I enjoyed the exploration into my own body and exploring what was arising for me.  I felt a knowing inside that these practices were what I was looking for.  As I was leaving the class I knew I was going to go deeper into the practices.  I then decided to dive deep and apply for the teacher’s training program.  Making that decision has brought so much into my life including stepping into my power, showing up for myself and others better, feeling the sense of joy and accomplishment in life.  Amba has helped me to connect with myself more deeply, and lead from my true essence. Amba has also brought into my life such rich and endearing relationships with other Amba teachers and students that are very nourishing and bring a lot of joy to my life.

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
My favorite aspect of Amba is the practice of relating to other women in a healthy and nourishing way.  Amba stands for me what healthy relating is.

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
I love spending my time planning classes, feel into which amazing tools and practices to bring to the class, what teas and treats to bring.  I enjoy connecting with myself while preparing for classes, bringing in my true essence and creating sweet containers to explore and move in.  I love what my students experience from the classes, feeling more embodied and connected with their breath, it is the sparkle in my student’s eyes after class that brings joy to my heart.

 

Nina Wiger
Los Angeles, CA

How has your personal journey with Amba, and your own practice of Amba impacted your life?
Working with Amba has transformed my life, the breath work practices that I’ve learned during my experience has supported me in integrating the wisdom of truly tuning into my body. Prior to taken the teacher training stress and anxiety were frequent challenges for me but Meghans careful attention to deep breathing during the training has brought me to my center and given me practical effective tools to get me out of stress and anxiety, my life is so much more calm and serene today.

What is your favorite aspect of Amba?
My favorite aspect of Amba is the free form dance and wild shaking practice which really allows me to release and clear all tension, mental blocks and distractions, that combined with the grounding breath work was the perfect recipe for the most nourishing yoga experience of my life.

What do you love about teaching/sharing this practice?
My favorite aspect of teaching Amba is seeing woman come in to my class and be a little bit out of their comfort zone and then watch their transformation going through the process and walking away feeling supercharged, rejuvenated and high on life.