Amrita Choudhury has been teaching for the past 30 years and founded Nritya Yoga (NRITYOGA®) in 1999. She was educated at Rabindranath Tagore's school /ashram in India (Santiniketan), where the relationship between nature, spirituality and the arts was part of everyday life.
Amrita's greatest sources of inspiration were her late grandfather, Yogi and Shaivite priest in India, Sashimani Mahari - the last surviving temple Yogini of East India who has been her personal teacher, her grand aunt Sri Snandamayi Ma, and her Dance Gurus : her mother & Guru Chittaranjan Acharya & Jayashree Mahapatra.
Amrita is educated in the sacred arts of dance, yoga, various meditation techniques, mudras and works in the field of Movement/Dance Therapy. She has also performed Anthropological research related to the ancient Tantric/Vaishnava temple yogi/yoginis of India and their dance/yoga practices. In Nritya Yoga, she goes back to the ancient Indian philosophies of Yoga and Dance and brings it back to a more contemporary setting where people from all walks of life can benefit from. Her work is greatly influenced by the ancient Tantric, Vaishnava and Vedic traditions of ancient Indian Yoga & Sacred Dance.
Amrita also works in the field of " Dance & Education" and has devoted much of her life to teaching children and adults through schools, colleges, organizations such as " Cultures without Borders", and offering private & public workshops.
She also teaches "Well Being" workshops which concentrates on various breathwork, deep stretching, meditation techniques to reduce stress and bring harmony to the body and mind. The "Well Being" workshops are particularly popular with individuals working in stressful environments or people with physical and emotional challenges and stresses.
Her work has been featured in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Television and Radio, Radio Canada TV & radio, The History Channel, Canadian Television Network, TVA Television, Doordarshan Indian Television, European Radio, Accent Magazine, and many other publications, radio and Television broadcasts internationally.
Amrita carries a degree in Anthropology, travels globally offering workshops & performances, and is a respected Yoga-Dance researcher, teacher and choreographer. She believes that Yoga, Movement & Dance is the source of life, an expression of life and and simply a way of life; an ancient philosophy of life in graceful motion.!