Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein


Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, AP, C-IAYT, is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Marma Therapist, and Yoga Therapist. Ami has been practicing the healing arts and teaching since 1995. Her approach is holistic, combing the “Sister Sciences” of Ayurveda with Therapeutic Yoga. Ami lives on a small farm where she and her family grow food and medicinal herbs.

Ami did her Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Training with Dr. Sehgal of Boston Ayurveda. She trained in Marma Therapy with Dr. Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute. Ami studied as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists and National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Ami founded and directed two Yoga studios from 1999-2017 and has received teaching certifications as an Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She has been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2001 and her Yoga Therapy practice includes working with chronic pain, injuries, PTSD, anxiety and depression.

Ami works with clients to create balance and health through diet, lifestyle, and herbs. The body, mind, senses, and spirit all shape a person’s sense of well-being. Ami’s holistic approach works with all these aspects to guide her clients and students to make life changing shifts. Ami helps her clients stay on track by working with them to set and achieve goals. Her Marma Therapy and Yoga Therapy support her clients in their unfolding process. In her yoga classes, Ami specializes in therapeutic yoga, teaching her students how to come into alignment, eliminate pain and deepen their practice. Her classes inspire and empower students to embrace life more fully.

She is the author of “108 Yoga Poses” and her articles been featured in several publications, such as Mountain Bike Magazine. Ami has studied meditation, Ayurveda, herbalism, energy work, Sanskrit, philosophy, kirtan, and various forms of Yoga throughout the US and India. Ami has been a disciple of Sri Mata Amritandamayi Devi since 1996.


“I had been having digestive issues for years and tried various things, but still generally felt lousy and fatigued but then Ami changed all that! She did a thorough diagnostic and helped me adjust my diet and daily routine to amazing effect! I loved our meetings, especially since she really helped me understand the science and history of her Ayurvedic practice.”


“When I met with Ami for my initial consultation, I was in rough shape - physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Ami listened attentively, asked astute questions, and held a space of non-judgment and compassion. She identified my doshas, explained their imbalances, and then suggested a series of concrete, therapeutic methods I could use to rebalance my doshas. I am happy to say that I feel better, more nourished, and very grounded. What you will find in Ami is a dedicated ayurvedic practitioner who is passionate about helping her clients regain and restore their energy and spirits. I am deeply blessed to have worked with her.”


“I have scoliosis, a sensitive nervous system, and have been involved in numerous accidents, some that disabled me for years. I’ve tried all sorts of things and been to all kinds of physical therapists, traditional and non-traditional, and the most consistently useful and helpful thing I’ve done has been to work privately with Ami. Not only am I much more comfortable and functional, I also have a set of tools that I can use to help myself when I need it.”


“Ami is a gifted healer and her approach is to help others learn how to take actions to improve their own health. In one Yoga Therapy session for my very painful hip bursitis, Ami taught me a series of yoga poses and stretches that to this day, several years later, continues to greatly minimize the pain and allow for a greater range of motion. By following Ami’s Ayurvedic advice, I also found relief from long-standing digestive issues. I highly recommend her sessions!”


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