WELCOME TO MIND HEALTH YOGA and Meditation in Chapel Hill
AMRITARI MARTINEZ M.A. CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER
AMRITARI MARTINEZ M.A. CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER
I teach therapeutic yoga individually to people in my private studio to help people relax, as well as stretch and strengthen their bodies. I teach couples yoga to deepen relationships. In addition I offer yoga and meditation classes via Zoom and Skype.
I specialize in teaching a wide range of folks with different capabilities. Ranging from the very healthy, to older adults, to folks with chronic pain, to people with weight issues and other various physical ailments, and to the psychiatric and substance abuse disorders population.
In my classes I celebrate this gift of life we are given, present and alive, to the calling of our own hearts.
I love bringing the joy of yoga to people who have never experienced it and to bring laughter and relaxation into challenging environments.
I was diagnosed with a bipolar condition in college and I struggled with it my entire life and went through several hospitalizations. Yoga brought a higher awareness and sensitivity that gave me true happiness and a sense of purpose. It eased my feelings of despair and calmed my anxieties. Moving my body with my breath was key to my mental recovery. It also reduced my physical pain from a serious head on car collision.
This is why I know I can help others who struggle with serious illnesses or difficult life situations using the many teachings of yoga and meditation.
I bring my heart and soul into this practice as a teacher and as a practitioner. It is a matter of witnessing our inner truth and real purpose for being alive.
My goal is to share the precious experience of being present that yoga offers those of us who go out on a limb to witness it's healing potential.
Yoga is a vital force for the expression of love, joy and happiness. It distracts one from self absorption and teaches the core of being in the service of others. You are the guide both present and absent from yourself.
I am humbled by the honor of being part of this new frontier on the ground making a difference, to not only help people with serious mental and physical suffering, but to be a character creating new possibilities for human experience.
Yoga is about finding that
power within your mind and body
to heal itself and not be
a victim of circumstances
beyond your control.
Yoga is what allows you to be in
control of your body and to
free it from the delusions of
unhappiness and grief.
They are not your true reality.
Yoga is that truth and happiness
within your heart for more love.
Yoga is that mental and physical control
channeling energy throughout your body
to heal itself from suffering.
Yoga is your compass to more freedom.
( Copyright © 2017 Amritari Martinez M.A., E-RYT)
In out of the way places of the heart, where your thoughts never think to wander, this beginning has been quietly forming, waiting until you were ready emerge.
For a long me it has watched your desire, feeling the emptiness growing inside of you, noticing how you willed your way on, unable leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety, and the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the turmoil rise and relent, wondered would you always live like this. Then delight, when your courage kindled, and out you stepped onto new ground, your eyes young again with energy and dream, a path of plentitude open before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear, you can trust the promise of this opening; unfurl yourself with the grace of beginning that is one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit of adventure; hold nothing back, learn find ease in risk; soon you will be home in a new rhythm, for your soul senses the world that awaits you.
- John O’Donahue To Bless the Space Between Us:
A Book of Blessings
My intent is to indulge in the magic of my own awareness.
By engaging our silent awareness, we can manage the body's energy, and consequently transform our body. If you want to change your body, a change in awareness must come first. Awareness is where meaning happens. What you are unaware of won't change.
If distorted energy is the root of all problems, it can be brought back to its normal, healthy state by accessing our inner intelligence--pure consciousness.
As your awareness changes, your energy changes, and then your body changes.
The chain of events moves from the invisible realm to the visible on this path:
AWARENESS - ENERGY - BODY
Awareness that is limited by fear, doubt, anger, lack, addiction, insecurity, and judgment is conditioned. Conditioned awareness does not heal the body, it merely repeats the patterns from the past.
In everyone there's a level of awareness that isn't conditioned or lacking. This is your real self, full awareness which automatically masters.
- Daily Om