Yoga Teacher. Entrepreneur. Community Harmonizer. Creator.
Ayami Yamamichi (ERYT 500) is a National Yoga + Meditation Teacher on a mission to enrich the love that resides within each of us as a vehicle to bring healing to the world. Influenced by several yoga traditions, her teachings are rooted in deep study of self through the practices of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. She believes that when we free our bodies through the beautiful movement of asana and pair that with the physiologically beneficial properties of focused breath, our minds can access more moments of ease and peace. As this resonance of ease becomes more prevalent, we unveil clarity in our headspace that allows us to more gracefully engage with the world.
A Wanderlust teacher, Lululemon ambassador, entrepreneur, author, and Community advocate - Ayami loves executing ways to bring people together and contribute to the betterment of this world.
Previously in project and change management as an Operations Manager, she chose to courageously shift out of corporate work to one of creative, entrepreneurial freedom. Aside from teaching studio and private classes, Ayami leads workshops/trainings/retreats, offers entrepreneurial business consulting, and helps others realize their potential in creating a life fueled by purpose and passion. Ayami believes in the strength of Community and that life is more beautiful among collaborative connections and merging of vibrations. Don't be surprised if when you first meet her, she asks you to sit down for conversation that immediately leads to ideas and exploration.
Ayami also seizes any and every opportunity to share her exploration of mindful eating through plant based cooking in a way that inspires others to engage in a wholehearted, compassionate relationship with food. She embraced this lifestyle and way of cooking over a decade ago, and swears by it to keep her healthy and balanced. She loves to get creative in the kitchen to squash the notion that healthy food is bland or boring. Her first book, "Mindfully Clear," was released in August 2015.
When not working Ayami can often be found enjoying a cup of tea over rich conversation with friends, outdoors in nature, snuggling up with her dog, and traveling any opportunity she can.
BA Psychology (I/O Psychology, Business Communications)
ERYT 500, YACEP
Founder + Director, Grace of Yoga (Teacher Training School)
Founder, Breath + Bow Project
Founder, Princeton Area Yoga
Founder, Prayers for Peace
Founder, Yoga Unified