Amit Heri shares his gift of long and dedicated study in India with whomever has the privilege of working with him. He also exemplifies loving kindness.

Larry Payne Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Founding director Yoga Therapy Rx & Prime of Life Yoga Programs

Loyola Marymount University. Co-Author Yoga for Dummies, 

Yoga Therapy & Integrative Medicine and Yoga  Rx

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Ashtānga Yoga of Patānjali

The purpose of yoga as stated in In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutra, the Sādhana Pada (treatise on yoga written by Sage Patanjali 2000 years ago) is to find freedom from afflictions (kleśhas) and become one with the higher self - our blissful essence. Samskaras or impressions rooted in the kleśhas of ignorance, ego, attachment, aversion and fear are the cause of all suffering that we experience in our lives on the physical, mental and karmic planes. While exploring the Ashtānga Yoga of Patānjali, we reveal the play of the kleśhas within the laboratory of asana and work to find emancipation from their influence. By developing discriminative awareness in our actions, thoughts and emotions, we learn to gain freedom from suffering and create blissfulness in our lives. 

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Contact Amit Heri to attend a free introductory class at any of the studios he teaches at.

Build a strong foundation with the roots of Yoga!

Born in India, Amit Heri teaches Yoga in the Krishnamacharya lineage, as studied with Mysore S Vishwanath (Masterji), nephew and disciple of Guru Sri Pattabhi Jois in the 60s. He has also studied with Iyengar teachers in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore. He is certified/ authorized by Masterji to teach Ashtanga Yoga and is a certified E-RYT500 & YACEP teacher with Yoga Alliance International.

Amit’s intention with teaching yoga is to empower people to overcome negativity and to stay connected with the positive aspects of their being and existence. Using the spectrum of physical practices, his purpose is to challenge mental barriers and break through preconceptions that limit people from experiencing loving kindness, peace and bliss as the center of human existence.

His clear-cut and compassionate method empowers students to attain greater awareness, clarity and consciousness in their practice and in their lives. His teachings stem out of his own experience with yoga as a transformational process – from shifting ignorance, ego, attachment/aversion and fear – based thinking to a more conscious, peaceful and trusting outlook.

Amit has taught/teaches in:


Namastday Yoga, Los Angeles, USA

Yoga Hanalei, Kauai, HI, USA

Bryan Kest's Power Yoga, Los Angeles, USA

Bhakti Yoga Shala, Los Angeles, USA

Metamorphose Yoga, Kauai, HI, USA

Yoga Shala West, Los Angeles, USA

Goorus Yoga, Los Angeles, USA

Class styles:

Mysore (self - practice)


Vinyasa Krama

Restorative Yoga with Live Music

Yoga Kurunta (Rope Wall)


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Ashtānga Yoga of Patānjali


Phone: (310) 415-9850.