Lead Teacher, Asana, Subtle Body, Pranayama, Bhakti, Chanting
Yamuna Devi grew up in a Yogi family with an Indian father and an English mother. Her mother was a yoga teacher who studied with Iyengar and spent many years in India. Raising her with Yogic philosophy and principles, she was Yamuna's first teacher.
Yamuna has since then studied the beauty of Yoga, Dance & Healing Arts for most of her life. She started training Martial Arts at a young age of 8 with Kung Fu and went on to explore various styles of dance & movement like Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Capoeira. She has been a professional dancer for 10 years, touring internationally in the Far East and within Europe.
In 2007 she gave up her life as a professional dancer to train as a Yoga Teacher. Her first Yoga teacher trainings were in Hatha Yoga (200 hours) over 18 months in London, and also Acroyoga Level 1 in Greece.
Yamuna has been a part of the Ashiyana family since 2008, and has been a core member of the Ashiyana Teacher Trainings since 2010, teaching on 14 trainings thus far.
She has been sharing Yoga and working in studios and retreat centres internationally over the past number of years. She recently continued to deepen her studies by completing her Level two in Acroyoga & also deep tissue treatment modality, Alchemy of Touch.
In her sessions, she draws upon her experiences of healing arts & Yoga. She is deeply passionate about her work and being a part of the healing journey of her students.
Her soft and gentle approach will guide you through your practice so that you can flow with love, devotion and surrender. The style of her classes is mainly Hatha flow but she may also include circle ceremonies, partner flow, therapeutic flying and Thai massage.
Photo credit - Wari Om Yoga Photography