Ambra is a former Principal ballerina with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Throughout her career she enjoyed the chance to perform on stages all around the world. She turned to yoga on a path to recovery from injuries that naturally result from the strenuous training regime, and as well as becoming a hobby, she also credits it with helping to enhance and prolong her career. Slowly over the years, she fell in love with the more subtle, spiritual parts of the practice.

Retiring from dance allowed her the time to focus on her passion and to undertake further training in Ashtanga Vinyasa (200hrs, 500hrs & 50hrs), Dharma Yoga (500hrs & 800hrs), Rocket Yoga (500hrs), Forrest Yoga (200hrs and Advance TT), Tripsichore (200hrs), and Gokul Vinyasa Yoga (300hrs). Ambra’s teaching is fun and spontaneous, following the lineage of Larry Schultz, Ana Forrest, and Sri Dharma Mittra. Since she retired from professional ballet, she has been teaching regularly in teacher training courses, has worked with performers and athletes helping to rethink their traditional training regimes and introduce yoga to drive better performance and increase their enjoyment of sport and their work. Her aim is to guide others so as they may also experience the many amazing benefits of yoga to the body, mind and soul.

“Yoga is a metaphor for life; facing your fears on your mat gives us confidence to face fears in our everyday lives!”

At the Berlin Yoga Conference, Ambra will lead a set of workshops to fully immerse ourselves in the world of Dharma Yoga. Here’s an overview of her workshops.

 

24.05 17:00 • 90 MIN

Dharma Yoga: An Introduction

An all-levels Dharma Yoga workshop which will showcase the Yogis teachings as prescribed by the living master, Sri Dharma Mittra. The practice will touch on all aspects of Yoga through the classical system of Hatha-Raja Yoga by providing a series of techniques, which include asana, pranayama, meditation, and understanding of the teachings. Many variations and modifications will be provided to make the practice accessible to all, creating a collective and devotional atmosphere where students will have the ability to realize their Infinite Potential.

 

25.05 16:00 • 90 MIN

Dharma Yoga: Back-Bends & Heart-Openings

Safe, intelligent and comfortable backbends. Learn to backbend with ease and freedom, decompress the spine and feel rejuvenated. Whether you are a backbend lover or hater, this is the workshop for you. The first part will be dedicated to learning strengthening techniques for the core, legs and bandhas in order to create a stable and safe base for your backbend practice. The second part will concentrate on increasing the flexibility of the shoulders, chest, hip flexors and spine to deepen our backbend. We will learn to use our breath and fundamental alignment techniques to achieve a healthy, deep beautiful backbend. We will break down the different components of the backbends and explore safely various variations of these wonderful poses. This workshop is designed for all levels and degrees of flexibility, especially a lack of!

 

26.05 16:00 • 90 MIN

Dharma Yoga: Inversions Special

A playful and humbling introduction to taking things upside down in your yoga practice. Yoga is a metaphor for life; facing your fears on your mat gives us confidence to face fears in our everyday lives! Getting upside down can be daunting for fear of falling, so join us for this workshop where we’ll practice in a safe supportive way that will set you up to to delve into inversions and move forward in your practice. Combining elements of core, arm & shoulder strength we’ll build you up step by step to give you the confidence needed to get upside down. Options given for ALL levels, beginners welcome.

 

26.05. 8:00 • 30 MIN

Active Meditation

In addition to her workshops, Ambra will also lead a 30-minute Active Meditation at 8 am on Day 3 of the conference.


Ambra will teach on all three days of the Berlin Yoga Conference.
Find her schedule here.

Watch the short video of Ambra below to get to know her!