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Amara Yoga & Arts

Urbana, IL

About the Studio

Amara Yoga & Arts is a multidisciplinary yoga studio, boutique, and art gallery located in Champaign-Urbana offering daily yoga classes for all levels on a drop-in basis, programs for kids, yoga teacher training, workshops, retreats and art exhibits in a beautiful, friendly & nurturing environment. Our yoga classes blend meditation with breathing and yoga poses to create a total mind body experience. Our boutique offers yoga gear, books, apparel and gifts.

At Amara we believe that yoga is a gift you give yourself, and that everyone can reap the benefits of yoga - a quiet mind, reduced stress, improved health. We offer daily yoga classes on a drop-in basis in a variety of styles and at varying levels of intensity for people of all ages and levels of experience. In addition, we offer yoga, movement and art programming for children.

Yoga styles include, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power Flow, Hot Flow and we offer prenatal, gentle, and restorative yoga – over 30 classes per week to choose from including plenty of beginner classes for newcomers.

Our certified teachers all possess a passion for sharing yoga and believe strongly in teaching safe and inspirational classes. Each teacher will offer variations that allow students to practice at a level that is right for them.

Teacher Training

Amara Yoga & Arts offers a 200-hour yoga teacher training, and a yoga teaching mentorship program.

Amara Yoga 200-hour teacher training is centered on the vinyasa style of yoga. Amara 200-hour Teacher Training offers an integrated study and practice syllabus. This training will prepare students to teach solid, enjoyable vinyasa yoga classes with skill and assurance and set them on the road to becoming a truly inspiring yoga teacher with a style all his/her own. This program will enhance each student’s own yoga practice and equip them with substantial knowledge into yoga anatomy, history and philosophy Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply for RYS-200 status with the Yoga Alliance.

Amara Yoga & Arts Level 1 Teacher Training Mentorship is intended as a supplemental to a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. This mentorship includes assisting/observing yoga classes with a Certified Yoga Instructor. The trainee will meet with the Instructor briefly before and after each class to discuss class plan to set a focus for the class and plan an asana sequence. The trainee will be instructed on ways to assist with adjustments, and toward the end of the program, assist with leading asanas under the Instructor's direction. This mentorship program will culminate with a yoga class taught by the trainee and attended by one or more Instructors and volunteer students, and will receive constructive feedback on the class.


“The Amara mentorship experience was wonderful and far exceeded my initial expectations. Every class that I had the opportunity to observe taught me skills that supplemented other yoga training I have completed. Linda and Kelsey both went out of their way to provide information about yoga and answer any questions that I had. Both provided honest support and feedback as I practiced teaching small segments of their classes. The entire mentorship experience was incredibly valuable and I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate.” - A. Jones

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300 S. Broadway Avenue
Suite 156B Lincoln Center
Urbana , IL   61801
United States
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Ashtanga, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Prenatal, Restorative, and Vinyasa