Amber is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Elemental Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
During the last two decades, her love for yoga, meditation, reiki and holistic health has led her to study with many Masters in Asia, as well as to continue her personal journey of inner discovery.
Amber’s academic background and esoteric experiences bring a unique integration between Western Science and the Sciences of Yoga & Ayurveda.
She is passionate about inspiring evolution, awakening and optimal health that exists within each individual.
Amber happy to answer any questions related to Elemental Yoga.
Certifications & Training
Continuous study & assistance under the guidance of Swami Maitreya, learning to share Active Meditations, organise meditation retreats and facilitate meditation workshops (2009 - present).
Vipassana 10-day retreat at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri, India (Jan 2011), teachings of SN Goenkaji
Vipassana 10-day silent meditation retreat (April 2009), teachings of SN Goenkaji, Singapore
Universal Yoga Teacher Training with Andrey Lappa, 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified (Nov 28 – 7 Dec 2014): Level 2 Theory & Practice: Mandala Asana Sequences, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Bandhas, Shiva Nata
Elemental Yoga Therapy Training (200hr), Swara Yoga School, Portugal, July – Aug 2013
Universal Yoga Internal Practices (Mahasiddha lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism), led by Master Andrey Lappa, June 18 – 29, 2011), 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified
Private Yoga Study of Universal Yoga with Master Andrey Lappa, Lama Phuntsok of Karma Kagyu Lineage and select students, 3 weeks, Anapurna Himalayan Mountains, Manang, Nepal (April 2011)
Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Paul Grilley, 30 hours Yoga Alliance Certified (12 – 17 Feb, 2011): Anatomy, Chakra Meridians, Yin Yoga
Universal Yoga Teacher Training with Andrey Lappa, 100 hours Yoga Alliance Certified (Dec 1 – 12, 2010): Level 1 Theory & Practice: Mandala Asana Sequences, Pranayama, Mudra, Mantra, Bandhas, Shiva Nata
Bhayala College of Yoga, Saharanpur, India (14 Jan 2010 – 28 Feb 2010): 6 week daily study in Raja & Hatha Yoga with Sri Raj Pal (meditation, pranayama, asana, yoga philosophy), including 45 days of silence
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (2nd February – 27 February 2009) Certificate in 4-week Heart of Yoga Intensive (yoga asana, philosophy, sutras, yoga therapy, vedic chanting, meditation, pranayama), 200 hours Yoga Alliance qualification, Chennai, India
Bhayala College of Yoga, Saharanpur, India (1 July – 12 July 2009): Hatha & Raja Yoga intensive at ashram of Sri Raj Pal (meditation, pranayama, yoga asanas)
Yoga practitioner (2000 – present): practicing Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Universal and Kundalini Yoga.
Yoga Wellness Coach Certification (with Cate Stillman), July 2014 - June 2015
300-hour Living Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant Course with Cate Stillman, Yoga Healer, Sept 2012 – June 2013
300-hour Living Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant Course with Cate Stillman, Yoga Healer, Sept 2011 – June 2012
750-hour Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant Course with Vaidyar Atreya Smith, European Institute of Vedic Studies & with Dr. Sunil Joshi, Vinayak Panchakarma Centre, Nagpur, India (Sept 2010 – Sept 2011).
American Institute of Vedic Studies 300-hr (May 2008 – 2010): Certification as Level 1: Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. Directed by Dr. David Frawley
Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology, presented by Dr. Satyam of SVYASA University, 30 hours, Singapore (June 2009).
Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Level 1 Certification & Attunement, with Elaine Hamilton Grundy, at The Reiki Centre, Singapore, 2010
Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho, Level 2 Certification & Attunement, with Elaine Hamilton Grundy, at The Reiki Centre, Singapore, 2014
Reiki Healing 101, with Elaine Hamilton Grundy, at The Reiki Centre, Singapore, 2014
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, 2005
Masters, Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, 2002
15 International Peer Reviewed Publications in the area of Bone Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Tissue Repair, 2001 - 2014 (5 are first-authored)