About Annmarie

I love teaching yoga because yoga is for everyone! You don’t have to be in a super great shape or able to touch your toes to practice yoga!

I have noticed that when people are wanting to try yoga or feel drawn the those teachings , they are looking for more Health and Wellbeing .  The practice  of yoga and meditation are thousands of years old techniques that modern science now have validated as true.

Here’s my story:

My spiritual journey started in 2004 when I read Deepak Chopra’s book, Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire.  That’s when I learned about meditation. I went to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California, where I received my personal mantra and started my regular meditation practice. My life quickly began to change, my business grew, my health improved. In addition to meditation, I began practicing yoga.

After that, I attended Synchrodestiny, and also Seduction of Spirit — Journey into Healing, both sponsored by the Chopra Center. On the winter solstice of 2009, my friend and Shaman, Sue Wolf, hosted a fire walk. I walked on fire for the first time! This incredible, inspiring and uplifting experience had a great effect on my spiritual journey.   

In 2011 I became a certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor through a program offered by the Chopra Center. My meditation practice grew even deeper.

That brought everything to a different level. I suddenly realized that the practice of yoga is a crucial part of quieting the mind and creating the union between mind, body and spirit. I decided to become a yoga teacher.

In February of 2012 I earned a certification to teach Integral Hatha yoga after my training at the Yogaville Ashram.  I also got my spiritual name – Amrita. In Sanskrit it means “immortal, never born, never dies.”  I am certified Yoga Alliance RYT 200.

In Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, CA I have completed all three Teacher Trainings;  Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program.  I use those practices and principles in my daily life, and I am so excited to share those teachings with people.

I have founded Open Heart Yoga Center to provide a place where everyone can learn yoga,  meditation and principles of Ayurveda, so they can experience more Health and Wellbeing in their lives.

It’s a place for you! Please join us.

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