2019 Amba Movement Summer Immersion
Now Accepting Applications
The world is rapidly shifting, as women are stepping into our feminine power.
The time to harness that power is NOW.
In the Amba Movement Teacher’s Training, you’ll learn to embody your fullest potential, and help other women do the same.
More than any other practice, Amba has helped me to feel more alive and comfortable in my body. Amba helps me to feel and move my emotions so they don’t stay trapped inside of me. When I feel stuck and I practice Amba, the movement creates a space for fresh ideas and inspiration to flow through me.
– Sam Rea, 2017 Amba TT Graduate
Do you ever feel like. . .
You crave a deeper connection with your own body?
You desire to rekindle your true source of power within?
You want to feel less alone, isolated, and overwhelmed by life?
You wish to move away from criticizing and doubting yourself and into embodying your inner beauty, loving confidence, and soul power?
You’d like to help other women find this connection with themselves?
In the Amba Training, I learned that my body is waiting for me, all the time. Like the earth, she is there, steady and waiting for you to come back to her. Amba is coming back home to your body in a pure and genuine way in any moment you choose to put your presence there. And in there is joy and pure aliveness.
– Jessica Kelton, 2018 Amba TT Graduate
“When a woman’s heart, body, and higher self are one,
she becomes an unstoppable force of truth, vitality, and love.”
– Meghan Makena, founder of the Amba School of Embodiment
Hi there! I’m Meghan Makena, the founder of Amba. Growing up as a little girl, and into my teens and early twenties, I suffered form a deep disconnection with myself: I loathed my body, I knew I wasn’t fully IN my truth, and I was painfully out of touch with my feminine power.
For over a decade, I looked everywhere I could to find a solution to this deep, existential pain: I went to dozens of healers, tried therapy, traveled to India, did juice fasts, studied yoga with master teachers, and could not find a solution.
It wasn’t until I discovered the empowering embodiment practices that I now teach in Amba that I was able to feel whole within myself and at home in my body. Out of this personal healing journey, I discovered my calling to empower other women to heal themselves, and Amba was born.
Amba Movement was created from a vision of a world in which women are. . . .
☽ deeply nourished and fulfilled, from the inside out
☽ in touch with their bodies
☽ moving from internal satisfaction rather than performance
☽ receptive to the beauty of their essence
☽ in sync with their own rhythms and loving toward themselves
☽ radiantly alive, empowered, confident, and whole
☽ in love with life
Never have I felt so supported & safe while being vulnerable. Meghan has guided me gently & firmly to go deeper, feel more & feel more empowered. My self confidence is growing, my teaching skills improving & feeling so much more at home in my body. I feel more nourished as my body aligns more with her true self & connecting to the earth. The group of women I continue to meet at Amba Training have been some of the most welcoming women & many truly have become friends. The Deep Nourishment Amba practice has been life changing & something I crave.
As a teacher and guide, I’ve learned to hold space for others while staying connected to myself.
– Anais Foley-Kennedy, 2018 TT Graduate
I’m remembering to drop into my body and feel where it feels good to move. This practice can be applied to your real life on a day to day basis, remembering to breathe and feel in your body. I’ve learned to take the pressure off to have my movement look a certain way, and to drop deeper into the feeling of it from the inside, to move at a pace that feels deeply satisfying to me.
– Madeline P., 2017 TT Graduate
WHAT IS AMBA MOVEMENT?
Amba is an embodiment practice for women that’s based in the way nature moves. In Amba, we work with the five elements of nature, the cycles of the moon, and rhythms of the seasons.
Classes include fluid movement, feminine yoga, free form dancing, breath work, sound, partner work, and deep nourishment earth meditation.
In this training, you’re guided into the incredible universe of your body, and letting your presence and breath infuse into your tissues so deeply that your body moves from her innate desire to open.
In this Teacher’s Training, you will learn to . . .
☽ connect to, and lead from, your pure joy of movement
☽ teach with confidence and connection to your body’s living wisdom
☽ access your intuition, creative life force, and instincts
☽ sustain your energy and continually replenish your body with nourishing life energy
I realized how important it is for me to get into my body and release stagnant energy. Activating the energy in my body always makes me feel better, filled with energy, and more confident. Going back to accessing the primal energy is really important for us as women. In other areas of my health, I take care of my body through food and exercise, but I don’t do it for joy. I’m just doing it because I have to. This training, I learned that it’s really important to do the practice because I want to do it, not only physically but also to give myself love and support along the way. – Claire Trewhitt, 2017 TT Graduate
What You’ll Get:
TWO WEEK IMMERSION
Wednesday July 31st – Wednesday August 14th, 2019,
Location: Yoga Desa, 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga + local beaches and nature spots
In addition to the 2 week immersion you’ll receive home practices, assignments, small group projects, and ongoing support.
Body Awakening Practices: learn daily vital energy breath + movement exercises to learn how keep your energy circulating and steady all day long. These practices will sustain you when you become a teacher, so that you can keep your vitality flowing and not get burned out or depleted.
Goddess Feasts: Included in tuition is 2 goddess feasts. The feasts are organic, exquisite, divine community meals.
Elemental Nature Adventures: Nature adventures to local beaches, mountains & grandmother oak trees.
Graduation Retreat + Party: The training culminates with a daylong retreat and graduation ceremony on the final evening of the training, which family + friends are welcome to attend.
Teaching Tool Kit: In addition to your training manual, you’ll receive a teaching tool kit with class sequences, themes, playlists, class descriptions, tools for building your classes and developing a private Amba Embodiment Session practice, tips on how to promote your classes, resources, photos to use, and practices from Meghan to help you stay deeply nourished and inspired while so that you can sustain your energy while you teach.
You will learn the 3 Aspects of Feminine Embodiment:
Sacred: Your essence, your higher wisdom, your presence
Wild: Your living earth body, your primal self, your gut knowing
Loved: Your receptivity, your compassion, your strong, open heart
You will access the Five Elements of Nature within your very own body:
Earth – structure, strength, stability
Water – fluid, nourishing movement
Air – open expansion, spacious lengthening
Fire – activation, letting go, invigorating movement
Space – return to feeling whole, replenished, and connected
You will learn to practice and teach the Five Tools of Amba Movement:
Breath – Breath is the foundational practice of fluid, feminine yoga. 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 class includes physical, elemental movement that ranges from subtle, micro-movement to fluid, feminine yoga, to dynamic whole body dancing. There is a specific flavor of joy that lives within the body’s tissues. Body joy gets awakened through physical movement.
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.
Sound – The vibration of your own voice, when felt through your body, creates a resonance within you. Sound is grounding and nourishing. In this practice, we direct sound into different areas and organs of the body to open up more space and flow of energy.
Direction of Presence – By bringing 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 directing your presence into your body is restful and brings you home to yourself, wherever you are.
What You’ll Have Access to After The Training:
Continuing Support for teachers: After graduating, you’ll be invited to teacher’s meet ups, and the annual Teacher’s Retreat, held every year in October. You’ll receive support in how to nourish yourself as a teacher, build your classes, and stay freshly inspired.
Advanced Trainings: Once you take the basic 200 hour Amba Teacher Training, you can apply for the second year Amba Creatress Training, in which you’ll go advanced, deep dive training with a small group of Amba Teacher Training Graduates. You can also take AmbaMama Teacher Training once you’ve graduated from the basic training.
Amba teaches you how to let go of being small. . . how to take up space.
– Kari Owens, 2016 TT Graduate
The Amba Teacher Training has really allowed me to drop so much deeper; deeper into my own essence and knowing, deeper into my willingness to stay and feel and move through the tough moments and emotions, deeper into receiving the love and support within me, from my partner, and from the Earth. Since taking the teacher training, I feel so much more grounded in my purpose and inner knowing, and am so much more able to clearly express and communicate what it is that I have to share with the world. There is an undying sense of belonging now, within me and around me. Amba is not just a practice, it is a community of powerful, inspiring women. It has completely changed how I relate to myself, to others, and to the world; in the richest of ways. I now show up in my full power, my full voice, my full beauty. Exactly how it was always meant to be.
– Hannah Grasso, 2018 TT Graduate
I now experience my body as a total wonderland, an entire universe. Without this deep exploration, I wouldn’t have made this connection.
As I connected more to my body, my confidence was completely transformed.
– Megan Kerns, 2016 TT Graduate
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Pricing + Payment Options:
Total for Teacher’s Training: $3950
Includes tuition, nature adventures, materials, 2 goddess feasts, manual, and more.
+ Amba Embodiment Circles, which you can begin in July 2019, after you complete the training. It is highly recommended to begin Amba Circles before or during your training, to get the most out of the training. Amba Embodiment Circles is separate from the teacher training, and a pre (or post) requisite to be able to truly share the depth and authenticity of this practice from an embodied place within yourself. Amba Circles are an additional cost on top of training tuition, and many participants begin their Amba Circles journey before they begin the training, so that they have experience in the practice prior to learning to teach.
Payment plans are available. Email us for payment options.
A note from Meghan Makena, the founder of Amba and the primary teacher of this training:
“I created the Amba Movement Teacher’s Training because I want to live in a world with more women who are living confidently in their power, connected to the truth and love of their own bodies, and are vitally alive and nourished from within. Now is the time that this transformational work of embodiment is needed to be spread to women around the world.”
Once you complete your application and deposit, we’ll review your application and contact you within a week to let you know if you’ve been accepted into the program. If you are not accepted into the program, we’ll fully refund your deposit.
We can only accept a limited number of applicants in the training each year, and limit our training size, so that every woman receives personal attention. Applications are reviewed and processed on a first come, first served basis.
✔️We carefully look at each application and connect with each woman who applies. If you are accepted into the Amba Teacher Training program, it means that we have confidence that you are capable of completing the training successfully.
✔️ This training will deeply transform you and your relationship with your body and life.
✔️ If we accept you into this program, it means that we believe you have what it takes to become an incredible Amba Movement teacher.
We don’t let anyone into this training whom we don’t feel can be successful at embodying and teaching this work.
If you feel called to be part of the 2019 Teacher’s Training, you can apply now + put down your deposit. Deposit is fully refundable if you’re not accepted into the program. Click below to apply. We’ll be in touch within a week to let you know if you’ve been accepted.
If this training is something your heart longs to do, and you’re worried about prioritizing the time for yourself to have this transformational journey, that is exactly why you need this training! So many women put themselves last. When you put yourself first, and prioritize time for you to grow and get nourished, and you feel good in yourself, you bring even more goodness into the world around you – your personal relationships, your work, and your community.
This Teacher’s Training was as enriching an endeavor as I have yet to come across.
The training took me to a whole new level of relationship with my body. I grew to be able to “hear” what it had to say to me, honor that, and incorporate it into my consciousness and heart.
The training was intellectually stimulating, physically enjoyable and rewarding, but the most surprising treat was the relationships that grew out of the time we spent training together.
I am so much more comfortable in my skin, able to really tap into my earth body and hear her, and I am grateful to Meghan for her constant enthusiasm during the training.
It was a life enhancing experience that I am happy to carry with me now and into my forever.
– Beth Goode, 2017 TT Graduate
I’ve become more aware of the abundance inside myself and in my life.
– Elena Loper, 2016 TT Graduate
After this training, I’ve become more conscious of the reality that I’m creating around myself. I’m opening more to the love and support that is already in my life.
– Ayla Joy Weber, 2017 TT Graduate
✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧
What are the steps to becoming an Amba Movement Teacher? To become a certified teacher, you’ll attend the full teacher’s training, complete all assignments, and sign the Teacher’s Agreement. In order to become a certified teacher, you’ll also need to complete a full year (two semesters) of Amba Embodiment Circles, as it is essential to have a foundation of first hand experience in this practice before going out and teaching it. Amba Circles in depth study with Meghan. They are an additional cost, and can be done in person or online. Go HERE to find out more about Embodiment Circles.
I’ve already taken a 200 hour yoga teacher’s training and/or teach yoga or movement. Will this training be redundant for me? Absolutely not. In fact, 1 out of 3 women in this teacher’s training have completed other yoga or movement trainings, and their desire to go deeper into richer layers of their practice and teaching has drawn them to this training.
What if I’m not sure whether I actually want to teach? If you’re not looking to become a teacher, and just wish to become more deeply nourished, alive, and feel at home in your body, this program is a powerful immersion to deepen your own practice. This training is one of the most in-depth courses that Meghan offers, and it’s the only program in which you can study intensively with her.
Can you give me an example of a typical teacher training day? Sure!
10 am – 12 pm Amba Movement Practice
12 – 1 pm Lunch
1 – 3 pm Practice Teaching I
3 – 5 pm Embodying the Five Elements through Experiential Movement
5 – 6 pm Deep Nourishment Guided Meditation, Closing Circle
Where is the training held? Training sessions are held at Yoga Desa and nature spots in Topanga Canyon.
Still have questions?
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