Yoga Therapy • Ayurvedic Consultations • Workshops

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Yoga Therapy

You deserve to be pain free. Learn how to refine your alignment and how to use your practice to create balance. Ami offers Private Yoga Sessions, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Private Group Yoga, Lifestyle Consultations and Stress Reduction Seminars.


Ayurvedic Wellness Consultations

As the seasons change, as we age, as we experience emotional shifts, Ayurveda works to helps us to find and maintain our equilibrium.  Its primary method of promoting health and longevity is through diet and lifestyle.  Ayurveda also works with herbs, massage and cleansing techniques to help us heal.


Upcoming Workshops & Class Schedule


happy knees: yoga therapy for knee health
Thursday, september 27, 6:30-8:15pm
$25 / View PDF

Align, balance and strengthen your knees.

Through re-educating your body in alignment, learn how to eliminate chronic pain and discomfort. Create balance using therapy exercises and bring yourself back to the way your body was intended to be:

Open and Free!

fall ayurvedic cleanse
detox dinner & lecture, oct.12
detox yoga, oct. 13 + support Oct.13-15
$90 / View PDF

The changing of the seasons is an important time to support the immune system and an opportunity to let go of toxins.  Join together with others in support to "clean house" through this three day cleanse.  At the Detox Dinner you will learn a daily Ayurvedic self-care regiment, dinacharya, to balance your mind, body and senses. You will sample the cleanse foods, teas and digestive elixers. At the yoga workshop you will practice cleansing poses, detoxifying breathing, self-massage and cleansing actions/kriyas. Phone support is available through out the cleanse. All recipes and a shopping list are provided.


back care basic:yoga therapy for a healthy back
thursDAYs, october 4-25

price $68



Learn tools to heal your back.  Unlock patterns and chronically held tension while re-educating your body in healthy alignment.

"My back surgery years ago, only reduced the frequency of my sciatic pain. At the recommendation of my physical therapist, I decided to give YOGA a chance. My friends suggested Ami and they were right. Ami's straightforward approach to daily stretching for only 15 minutes not only stopped my pain, but also gives me extra energy." -Ken W.


Ami's yoga class schedule
winter/spring 2018

Here you will find my regular teaching schedule at The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Health Center, New Paltz and Hudson Valley Healing Center, Poughkeepsie.


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Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, AHC, C-IAYT

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Yoga Therapist. She founded and directed two New Paltz Yoga studios: Jai Ma Yoga Center from 1999-2015 and YogAlive 2015-2017. Ami has received teaching certifications as an Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching holistic healing and yoga since 1995.

Ami is a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Ami has been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2001. 

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. Ami works with clients to create balance and health through diet and lifestyle. 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.

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, energy work, Sanskrit, philosophy and various forms of Yoga throughout the US and India.