AMI means a friend (in French). A true friend has a special place in everyone’s lives. He/she supports us in thick & thin, wipes our tears and also peps us up to raise the bar every single time to overcome difficult situations. AMI is a friend that promises to be with you throughout and transform your professional as well as personal being by helping to Awaken and Maximise your Inner Potential.
AMI is built on strong foundations and carries a long legacy of Yoga Sadhana Kendra (YSK). Over the past 30 years Yoga Sadhana Kendra has not only taught yoga to more than 25000 participants but made it an integral part of their lives. Yoga Sadhana Kendra has won many prestigious accolades over the last 3 decades –
- Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices in 2004
- Recognised by Lions’ Club Chembur for outstanding contribution to Society
- Felicitated by Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research for work done in Yoga
As the organisation has kept reinventing itself, it has now taken a more contemporary form as AMI Yoga.
Usha Karnik’s ability to consistently innovate with yoga practices to adapt them to the modern world and her insatiable curiosity to explore the unknown realms of yogic science keep enriching the creative streak within the organisation. The mental fitness and expansion of awareness library is her creation and her ability to read and adapt various ideas has kept the organisation growing from strength to strength.
A Pharmacy graduate from Mumbai University and an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Megha has grown through the Pharmaceutical industry working there for the last 26 years. Megha was associated with many leading pharmaceutical organisations viz. Lupin, Reliance Life Sciences, Alembic etc. and also headed a team of more than 3000 people in Sales & Marketing. Firmly convinced that yoga has a vital role to play in organisations, to improve employee performance, Megha recently shifted from a bright career in the corporate world - the position of Senior Vice President - Strategy & Business Development at Wockhardt to pursue her passion in yoga. Her work consists of exploring the impact that yoga has on the mind beyond its physical benefits. She is a qualified QCI yoga instructor. Immersed into yoga at the Bihar School of Yoga she brings a rich understanding of yogic practices and their benefits on the minds and thinking processes of people in the corporate world.
Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar
B. Tech. from IT BHU, MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management and Ph.D. in the subject of Corporate Innovation Kaustubh initially worked in his own enterprise of mechanical engineering. In 2005 he exited his business to take up a career in teaching and consultancy. For the last ten years he has worked with IIM-Ahmedabad’s CIIE as a mentor, with Welingkar’s Institue of Management as Associate Dean of Business Design & Innovation and has set up Innowe - an Innovation lab that has incubated several start ups among the student body. Known for his work in the field of Innovation, Kaustubh has been among the top two global awardees at the Wharton Business School Innovation Tournament in 2010. Dr. Kaustubh was recognized and awarded in the ‘Most Innovative Idea” category at the Smart City Expo World Congress held at Barcelona, Spain in 2015 for his work on Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy. Dr. Kaustubh won the Govt. of India Award as Entrepreneurship Mentor in 2015. He has spoken at two TEDx events in the country. A keen Yoga practitioner and explorer, from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sanstha, Bangalore, Kaivalyadham, Lonavala and Bihar School of Yoga, Kaustubh has been able to correlate the science of yoga with the world of Physics scientifically explaining the subtle changes taking place at the level of the mind with AMI Yoga techniques.
AMI Yoga works with underprivileged children at various places providing them a path to enhancing their health and thought the process through the science of yoga. Some of our teachers work dedicatedly to ensure consistent input to these sections of society, especially underprivileged girls. The girls look forward to our visit where we teach them yoga , yogic games, and yogic songs to help grow their mental faculties.
AMI Teachers with a group of young children from underprivileged backgrounds – nurturing their lives through good health & good lifestyle