Amrita Ma Devi
Amrita is the author of the blog, Dining with the Divine, since 2012 and has over two decades of experience in Health & Nutrition and one decade with Ayurveda.
A mother of three, she travelled the world with her spiritual teacher and partner, Igor Kufayev. From Central Asia to Central America, she refined her intuitive sense of how to apply Ayurveda daily and follow innate wisdom of nourishment, health, and looking after her family, often in new and unfamiliar environments.
Her journey into Ayurveda began with reading preeminent scholars on this ancient Science of Life, as she looked for ways of a greater balance within. Through Self referral and study, and an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist 1860h Diploma, she added to practical learning of how to use the wisdom of herbs, she became intimately aware of the healing potentials this sacred relationship avails.
Here is what others say about this work:
Online Program ReAwaken & Heal participants:
"I so enjoyed participating in Amrita’s latest online course. I appreciate her for her deep knowledge and understanding of Ayurveda that she shared so generously with us. She has been instrumental in helping to understand the necessity of balancing the body/mind as a means of supporting us on the path towards revealing our innate happiness, joy, equanimity and freedom. In working with Amrita and implementing many of the Ayurvedic principles and methodologies she teaches into my daily life, I have seen immediate and beautiful changes in both feeling wellness and wholeness in the body/mind. Thank you, dear Amrita!" ~ Pamela, Artist US
"I found the 6-week coaching incredibly fruitful in many ways. Although I was familiar with Ayurvedic principles and knew some recipes, by the end of the course I felt I was much more in tune with my body, and with the knowledge gained during the weeks, I was able to make healthier choices for myself and for my family. In the small and intimate weekly group meetings you can ask any questions and bring dilemmas out into the open - Amrita's deep knowledge of Ayurveda and her unique insight gathered from years of embodying the principles really sheds a light on the issues that we all tend to face along the path. There is a good mixture of lessons, Q+A’s, and weekly assignments which make the course really enjoyable and motivating. There were many things which I discovered about myself whilst doing the weekly activities - another valuable gift which I feel so grateful for. I'd like to give heartfelt thanks to Amrita's wisdom, warmth and support during this process and would recommend this coaching to all without any reservation. For those who desire to live in harmony with nature and experience true health in the mind, body and spirit, this course is a wonderful way to start the journey and beyond!" ~ Jae, Charity Co-Founder, London, UK
"I love this woman, she is a very well-rounded Ayurvedic practitioner helping one to dive deep into every level of healing and transformation. I have done coaching and her Ayurvedic seasonal cleanse, both were much more than I anticipated. On the cleanse the food is delicious, and the coaching along with it truly helps when trying to understand what's coming up for you and why. Even from some things, you may not notice at first like feeling groggy and almost dizzy in the mornings had to do with certain dosha's not being in alignment with the time I was waking. The Pranayama she shared helped me regulate my bodies energy and stopped internal heat I was feeling. Many things like that I never would have known and struggled with if not for her courses and cleanses. This is truly beneficial and if anyone is looking to be more in alignment with the seasons, the celestial bodies etc, Ayurveda has it all. Pure Magic! With a true medicine woman." Jen, Ecoentrepenur from BC, Canada.
If I can describe what Ayurvedic coaching with Amrita Ma Devi means to me, i can only write from the heart. Every time i connect to her, a personal inner journey starts. To work with her and the knowledge it already brought me is a true blessing and i speak from direct experience in these last few months. An interplay with a huge heart binding and healing effect.
In my search how to improve my own process in life, i was greatly inspired by my teacher Igor Kufajev and the ayurvedic approach from his wife Amrita Ma Devi. She is an Ayurvedic teacher with enormous knowledge, strength and attention for the deeper meaning of this work. I was intrigued to take the course of guidance and coaching because I felt the call “ let the breath be my teacher, let knowledge guide you and its no harm to get help with this”. And already a few days before attending it was doing something towards my system.
To dive into the Ayurvedic system as well into the guidance of breathing system, tips and tricks from Ayurveda i felt all kinds of things, from going deeper within to shifts of subtle energy, which was felt in the parts that need it. Especially during this pandemic, it was very welcome to reach out for this. Areas caused several shifts in my body and i learned what true piece can be like. To join in a circle with other participants was again so nice, to share with all the others or own journey, to learn even more of Ayurveda. I feel with Amrita she creates an intense beautiful atmosphere that connects the breath to the heart and the knowledge of the teachings within Ayurveda. Often the sessions have a meditative character and the effect is very powerful, intense and deep.
So we work every time from deep layers and connection to what is whole and safe. There is no question i can not ask, i was invited through the breath to consciously let go, and it feels very sacred. The sessions are often tailored to the possibilities and needs of my body and soul at that moment. From a holistic perspective where body and mind are connected and influence each other.
Learning to combine this all: the Ayurvedic herbs, the teachings on food, Ayurvedic principles, breathing and inner work, it all comes together, its inspiring and heart felled.
Big processes are happening and i m glad that i m in!
Coaching from Amrita Ma Devi Reawaken Healing is a gift from the heart _ () _
Veerle, Netherlands, 44, Kirtan singer, Body Work Therapist
I love this woman, she is a very well-rounded Ayurvedic practitioner helping one to dive deep into every level of healing and transformation. I have done coaching and her Ayurvedic seasonal cleanse, both were much more than I anticipated. On the cleanse the food is delicious, and the coaching along with it truly helps when trying to understand what's coming up for you and why. Even from some things, you may not notice at first like feeling groggy and almost dizzy in the mornings had to do with certain dosha's not being in alignment with the time I was waking. The Pranayama she shared helped me regulate my bodies energy and stopped internal heat I was feeling. Many things like that I never would have known and struggled with if not for her courses and cleanses. This is truly beneficial and if anyone is looking to be more in alignment with the seasons, the celestial bodies etc, Ayurveda has it all. Pure Magic! With a true medicine woman
Jen, Entrepreneur, Vancouver BC
I highly recommend dining with the Divine! The recipes are incredibly tasteful, healthy, wholesome, diverse and a piece of art. For me, they were new and came as a blessing into my world. I am a food-loving person. Eating in this way, it is much easier to leave sugar and all kind of cravings behind. Thank you Amrita for your guidance during the cleanse, I could ask all my questions, there were beautiful cooking demos and videos. I never knew even teeth are connected with a specific organ in the body. I will keep on making this recipe. It feels like eating love. During the cleanse I processed very old child feelings of dependency, anger, pain, and powerlessness. It is amazing how many layers and how deep these feelings are. I taught I was over some of them already. I was poked into this little points into myself where I feel I was completely exhausted ( there was tiredness stored there) and I was invited to not crash there, to not go into a victim, but to go deeply into it, breath and release. For example, when you have worked a lot and you just think you are finished, another thing pops up, and another thing and things go wrong... for example mixing too much yoghurt in the naan...) The meditations purified so much and I processed some things in dreams. Many times I was invited (from inside) to give a just little more to others than I planned, and I felt de threshold inside I had to cross for that. In meditation often fell in deep sleep where I was completely nourished and things were purified. I will try to keep up with the daily routine, I stand up at 5 am now. And I am happy I bought all these ingredients, I will keep on using them and the recipes come out well.
Jai, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Belgium
Amrita Ma Devi has very wisely and lovingly guided me through the treasures that Ayurveda has to offer in the practical level of my daily life. She has helped me uncover the magic of nature that is present even in the most concrete things, artfully woven with every thought, emotion, habit and food we offer to our body. It has also been very humbling to experience how open and skilful she has remained to any kind of struggle or ugly part of my process, giving me invaluable lessons in discernment, compassion and clarity. I am so thankful to her for this very nurturing attention she puts in the world, and I wish everyone such a huge support in their lives.
Olinda, Theatre Director, Netherlands, Mexico
Your love seeps through, even when you least expect it and shines through your eyes. Your passion for your family and friends is directly perceived in the beautiful food you prepare for them. I so much loved working in the kitchen with you, at Dancing Deer - your playfulness is infectious with great music and inclusiveness for all to join in and play in the kitchen. Your presentation of food is an offering to the gods, adorned with aromatic flowers and nourishing food for the soul as well as the body.
Gail, Sedona US
A vixen in the kitchen! (Don't know where that expression came from it just popped out!) It's a compliment in case you wondered.
Once again thanks for cooking so deliciously at the retreat in Mallorca.