Frankie is amazing on every level. Not only is she teaching you yoga she’s teaching you life lessons and choices. This is a way of life. I’m not your typical yogi: 6’0, 200#, Marine, love guns, workout daily. This yoga studio is accepting of all types! I do CrossFit, massages, run, gym, yoga. Yoga is the only one I can’t live without. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Frankie is more than just a yoga instructor!! She is a friend!!
Ayurveda Wellness & Life-style Consultant and Instructor
Amita Banerjee is an Ayurveda Wellness and Life-style Consultant. She is currently the Resident Ayurveda Expert at Atmananda Yoga, New York, NY. She has the distinction of interning and assisting Ayurvedacharya Dr. Marballi for fifteen years, going deep into the knowledge of Ayurveda, the mother of all healing sciences. This science has covered all aspects of human life and wellness for six thousand years. Even with the astounding advances of modern medicine, Ayurveda, with its unique holistic perspectives, has kept itself present and relevant in all aspects of human life.
In 2000, Amita completed her studies in Ayurvedic Esthetics and Nutrition, specializing in Ayurvedic Body and Mind Therapies. She has been teaching Ayurveda Nutrition, Ayurveda body and wellness therapies, Yoga, meditation and sound therapies customized according to Prakruti. Amita specializes in offering nutritional consults, weight and pain management programs along with detoxification, Chakra balancing, Shirodhara, Abhyanga (Ayurvedic body work), Marma therapy, sound and color therapy, scalp and hair care. Her mission is to nurture and destress people and create the simplest way for wellness and balance combining everything from nature.
Amita is also certified as a Holistic Health and Nutritional Counselor by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), USA. She has been teaching at the Open Center, New York, Ayurveda’s World and at Sacred Stone Ayurveda and Massage Institute, Rhode Island. She has taught Ayurvedic workshops at some of the most prestigious holistic institutes in the country, including Integral Yoga, Atmananda Yoga and Omega Institute. Her work in the holistic world has been covered by the media in leading newspapers and magazines both in India and the USA, including New York Naturally, New York Spirit, Yoga Journal, Time Out, Mid-day, and The Afternoon.
As a dedicated teacher, she creates personalized class formats for presenting the various aspects of Ayurveda, making the science accessible and easy to practice for all those wishing to create health, balance and beauty. Her clients experience a lifting of the stress and gloom that characterizes modern living and report renewed hope, energy, and joy in meeting their life goals.
Amita’s life mantra is: “All in Divine Order,” and she adds that “nature provides us with everything we need for health and balance, and Ayurveda is the only health science that teaches you how to make choices with awareness according to your own unique constitution. The world will be a better place to live in when we will truly connect with nature and start to practice Ayurveda and Yoga.”