Amber Barke

I came to yoga at 19-years-old.  At the time I was living in DC, post -September 11th, with a compromised sense of safety and well-being.   I was exhausted, suffering from post-traumatic stress, and  remember deciding that I needed a way to “work out” without going to the gym because I was just too tired.   I desperately needed the calm and the stillness of the practice, but could barely sit through savasana.  Over time, this “exercise” of strength, surrender, and turning inward continued to transform my life, my relationships with others, and my relationship with myself.   I completed  both my assistant training and my 200-hr teacher training at Prana, and have been teaching since 2009.   I have  studied with other amazing  mentors like  Alex Amorosi, Jacqui Bonwell, and Josh Summers.   My favorite role at Prana is as a faculty member of the  Prana Power Yoga teacher trainings, because I get to witness the transformational process over and over again.   Outside of Prana I integrate yoga, mindfulness, and meditation into my work as a clinical psychotherapist and provide both individual and group therapy to clients out of my private practice in Harvard Square.