Seeker, Adventuress, Student, Practitioner, Facilitator, Educator, Devotee
Priti Chanda Klco, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AWC-in-training
Dear Fellow Traveler,
Greetings from my heart to yours. I am native to the Colorado mountains. Their wildness and beauty was my first yoga teacher. I am a seeker, adventuress, and explorer, willing to test my limits in order to learn and grow. Like many, I began practicing yoga postures with goals of maintaining and improving flexibility, balance and physical alignment. I did not expect yoga practice to change my whole experience of life. After a three-month stint of self-guided daily practice using Yoga The Iyengar Way, the book by Silva, Mira and Shyam Mehta, I began to notice psycho-emotional changes. This was my first glimpse that there was more to yoga than poses on a mat.
In 2003, I completed Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Level 1 Teacher Certification. The immersive training reawakened a deep, embodied knowing that life is magical, synchronistic, intelligent and interconnected. I lived this way as a child, but as a young adult I had already begun to forget. The Amrit Yoga experience was a turning point.
I had been doing my best to explore and contribute to my world as a Colorado College graduate, world traveler, and nonprofit sector professional. Amrit Yoga opened a new way of engaging with life that accelerated my journey on a path of Self discovery, healing and service. That path continues today, unfolding beneath my feet from moment to moment. As the true power of yoga is progressively revealed to me through practice, my heart opens in gratitude. My mind opens in wonder. I become more available to be with what is, and allow life's mysteries to reveal themselves. There is so much joy in this experience that I can't help but share it!
This year I celebrate 16 years of study under the direct guidance of Yogi Amrit Desai and his daughter, Yogeshwari Kamini Desai, PhD. I am trained in the Integrative Amrit Method (I AM) of Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Quantum Breath Meditation and Body Psychology (Yoga Therapy), as well as certified in Thai Yoga Therapy through the Ritam School of Healing Arts (Saul David Raye) and Marma Chikitsa (Ayurvedic practice of working with vital points on the body through acupressure, vibrational stimulation, and medicinal oils) through the Ayurvedic Institute (Dr. Vasant Lad). This year, I will complete a 625-hour training to become a Certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor through the Kerala Academy of Ayurveda.
Yoga Alliance Disclaimer: The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my training through Ritam School of Healing Arts, Amrit Yoga Institute, The Ayurvedic Institute, and Kerala Academy of Ayurveda, Member Schools of The International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association; not derived from my status as an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.
I was fortunate to live and serve at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL for more than four years. My 11‐year career in nonprofit administration culminated in the role of Executive Director there.
I am fascinated by the art and science of Yoga and Ayurveda and delighted to see that Western scientific research is validating the paradigms of timelessness, unity, innate health and harmony in which these ancient wisdom traditions are founded.
In October of 2017 I was officially named as a Senior Teacher of the Lineage of Lord Lakulish, Swami Shri Kripalvanandji and Gurudev Shri Amritji. I continue to work closely with Gurudev and enjoy a full-time practice of sharing these teachings as I receive, explore and embody them. I offer individual sessions, classes, workshops, and retreats and also serve as Senior Training Faculty for the Amrit Yoga Institute.
The tools we use are proven and potent. The work is a process we co-create. It is focused on revealing the root of our suffering, recognizing our true nature and how it shows up in life at all levels, and removing the blocks to our innate health, strength, peace, and joy. Through this elegantly simple yet profoundly transformative system of understanding and practice, we discover that we can harness the changing experiences and challenges of life toward ever-deepening levels of integration.
I am grateful that you are here. Explore. Enjoy. Join me in discovering the PranaBeing that you are. Make your contribution to this world by living empowered, centered in your unlimited Source, acting in service of your heart's deepest wish!
Again, I greet you from the heart. At the deepest level, we are not separate. You truly are my Self. Namaste and Jai Bhagwan (Victory to the indwelling spirit)!