Amit Namdev is the founder of Ashta Yoga Valley.
Formally known as Amit Reiki & Yoga Center, Amit´s School was based in McleodGanj Dharamsala Himalayas from 2004 till 2014 and now has moved to Arambol Goa India.
Ashta Yoga School in Arambol Goa offers Yoga Workshops, Yoga Retreats & Yoga Teacher Training, as well as courses in Reiki 1, 2 & Master & Tantra Courses from 15th October to 5th March. After the high season Amit Namdev travels and teaches around South East Asia as a freelancer from March till mid October. Currently Amit is teaching Yoga in Hanoi Vietnam. Apart from Yoga, Amit is also offering course in Reiki in Hanoi.
Amit Namdev was born in Bhopal Central India, where he started his yoga journey at the age of 10. He was introduced to yoga asanas practice through his parents as a part of traditional hindu upbringing.
Amit studied Yoga & Naturopathy at “Ganguli institute of Yoga” in Bhopal. After obtaining his diploma, he started teaching Yoga and the practise of Reiki in Dharamsala as well as in Rishikesh. Having collected lots of experience in teaching to interested tourists from all over the world, he then settled in Dharamsala, where he opened his first Yoga school based on traditional Hatha Yoga in 2005.
Amit deepened his experience through further training in Sivanada Ashram in Kerala, where he did his yoga teacher training program certified by Yoga Alliance in 2007. In 2008 he returned to Sivanada Ashram and obtained his advanced yoga teacher training certificate and he was also part of the staff of the Sivananda Ashram.
In 2009 Amit practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore, the mother city of Ashtanga Yoga,where Pattabhi Jois was based, with Ajay, Sheshadri & Chidananda. To further enhance his knowledge he also practised Iyengar Yoga with Usha Devi in Rishikesh and Sharat Arora in Goa.
He has been teaching now for 13 years giving yoga workshops, yoga retreats and Yoga Teachers Training in India, Dubai and South East Asia. He now has over 15000 hours teaching experience and is registered as designated E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. He also has given over 5000 Reiki Initiations in Level 1, 2 and Master.
Amit always has been an intuitive and heart oriented person which lead him to discover about Tantra and exploring its practices and techniques. Diving deep into this ancient wisdom he is now also very passionate on sharing his knowledge and experience with others.
Through practicing Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Amit came to the conclusion that there are elements missing in each of these yoga styles. In order to be able to offer a more holistic teaching and striving for continuous inner development, Amit also studied Chi Gong, Tai Chi, NLP, EFT and Hypnotherapy. By using his experience and in depth knowledge of all these different practices he was able to develop his own format of yoga combining the essences of all these approaches. He named his Style “AMIT YOGA” which means “Infinite Yoga”, wanting to express the never ending expansion of true Yoga. In this Style emphasize is put on both alignment and flexibility of the body as well as mental and spiritual aspects combined with knowledge of alternative therapy.
Meditation is the science of one pointed focus, which results in better mental understanding and better action.
Besides that Amit is also very passionate about travelling and opening his mind and wings and reaching out to connect to people from all over the world to touch and open their minds and horizons.
There are various type of retreat and workshops happening through out the year in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Dubai, Malaysia, Indonesia and soon in UK. See our upcoming events.
Amit offers courses in Yoga, Tantra, Reiki & Meditation and also combined courses of the same. If you can not find what your looking for, please contact Amit for personalized program.
Notice: We have moved out of Dharamsala completely and no longer teach there. Please be careful if someone claims to be part of us or relate to our school in anyways.
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