OM Festival – Amarjyothi Bonnie Pariser
OM Festival – Amarjyothi Bonnie Pariser is the founder, director and senior instructor at Yoga Loka in Frenchtown. She began practicing yoga in 1986 and has been teaching since 1999.
She completed her initial Yoga Teacher Training and her first Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training at Saraswati River Yoga with Parvathi (Kirin Mishra). She continues her Tantric studies to this day with Parvathi, completing a Bhairavi Training in 2006, and participating in ongoing studies in the Shree Vidyaa lineage.
In 2005 Bonnie Bonnie Amarjyothi was certified as a Structural Yoga Therapist under the direction of Mukunda Stiles, a world-wide leader in the field of Therapeutic Yoga, and the author of the seminal book, “Structural Yoga Therapy” and “Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy”. She remained a close student until his passing in February 2014 and is honored to be able to continue to share his teachings in the Yoga Sutras, Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.
She has led more than 18 training and immersion programs at Yoga Loka and is a guest teacher in other training programs. She has taught classes at Kripalu, Integral Yoga (NYC and Virginia), the Hunterdon County Library Lecture Series, Mexico City and Playa Del Carmen, and the NYC Open Center.Bonnie Bonnie Amarjyothi was a member of the Integrative Medicine Team at Hunterdon Medical Center and Wegman’s Corporate Yoga Program and has offered programs at Steeple Chase Cancer Cancer at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the non-profit Yoga For Cancer Care program.
Bonnie Amarjyothi is also facilities and teaches TRE. TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) is known world-wide as a method of self-regulation that helps people quickly unwind tension and stress. TRE also can help resolve traumatic life experiences (i.e., natural disasters, social or domestic violence).
Bonnie Amarjyothi also offers private sessions in spiritual mentoring and emotional healing which many use as an complement to psychotherapy and meditation practices from different disciplines. She also teaches seminars on the MahaVidya and other goddesses from the Shree Vidyaa lineage.