Workshops & Events


2019 Amba Teacher’s Training for Women Begins January 19th, 2019. 

Applications open September 1st, 2018.

Amba was created from the desire to live in a world in which women are:

– deeply nourished and fulfilled
– in touch with their bodies
– moving from internal satisfaction rather than performance

– receptive to the beauty of their essence

– in sync with their own rhythms, and the rhythms of nature – radiantly alive, empowered, confided, and whole

– in love with who they are

Program Overview

Amba is based in the way nature moves. We use the five elements, cycles of the moon, and rhythms of nature as our internal compass. The Amba practice includes fluid movement, feminine yoga, dance, breath work, sound, partner work and deep nourishment earth meditation.

Learn to:

– connect to, and lead from, your pure joy of movement
– teach with confidence and connection to your body’s living wisdom – access your intuition, creative life force, and instincts

– sustain your energy and continually replenish your body with nourishing life energy

This training may be for you if . . .

You crave work that nourishes your soul.
You desire to guide women into remembering their true source of power within. You want to help women not feel so alone, isolated, and overwhelmed by life. You feel drawn to help women feel their inner beauty and intrinsic value.

You simply get a warm yes from your heart, a sparkling feeling of aliveness in your body, or an intuitive knowing that this is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

For more information, please visit The Amba Movement Website.

New Class!

Level 2+ Vinyasa Inspirited Flow Class

with, Alissia Marciano

Monday and Wednesdays, 6pm-7:15pm

Beginning October 1st, 2018


With over a decade of yoga and 20 years of dance experience, Alissia’s teaching style will awaken and challenge your practice.  Her vibrant personality, keen aesthetic and creative sequencing will guide you through this vinyasa inspired flow, focusing on alignment and linking breath to movement while listening to hip music and breaking a sweat.
Join Alissia to connect mind, body, and spirit.

Download Flier

Fullmoon CBD Soundbath
(CBD Optional)
with, Danielle Kali Tyrrell
September 22nd, 8pm-9:15pm
Arrive at 7:30pm for CBD


Event help at Yoga Desa: 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Tickets are $20 ($30 with CBD).  You may purchase at the door or online. 
To reserve your space, please send payment via Venmo to: @bhajanjotiyoga -or- email:


A weekly drop-in class
Every Tuesday, 
(Doors close at 8:20pm)


The Yoga Desa class invokes night time textures and grooves. Kate Shela and Tim Booth invite you into a dark and bright moving crucible of evolution where we will conscientiously explore the circulation of physical, mental and emotional matter and turn that into creative material. Dedicated and novice dancers blend and find their place in the hum of the dance, in the strum of boundary, in the thrum of discovery. The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, a moving meditation and a dynamic practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action. Some weeks Kate may teach alone, other weeks, Tim may teach alone, sometimes we will teach together. We each bring other flavors to the banquet. Our styles are different but complementary. Tim Booth is a teacher with over 25 years experience. He is trained in Voice Dialogue Therapy and The Meisner Technique. He is also the singer/songwriter/dancer in the band James who’ve been going strong for 34 years having sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

Due to high amounts of people being turned away at this class, pre-booking is now available. Booking is not required but it is highly recommended.

$25 a class

Important Helpful Tips for Newcomers:

Please understand this is a practice – we recommend at least 4 classes before you will have an inkling of the scope of the map. We have “practiced” this work for 25 years and are still in the landscape of discovery. Each class is uniquely different, some days we may fly blissfully into trance states on others we may wade through the molasses of our human condition. The practice – is to embody all of it.

  • Doors close 20mins after start of each class to create a safe held container.
  • Pre-Payment through Eventbrite or cash and check only at Yoga Desa.
  • No children under 13 in the classroom or to be left unattended out in the street.
  • Newcomers are always welcome.
  • Please enter the space in silence.
  • No phones, shazam, or recording devices. Please turn off all notifications and ringers.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothes and layers are recommended.
  • Please wear a soft shoe or barefoot – no socks on the dance floor.
  • Please bring a bottle of water.
  • Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or jewelry.
  • No gum
  • This is a drug and alcohol-free space
  • Each person is responsible for their own well-being and body during the entire class. Pace yourself.
  • Please follow the instructions of the teachers as you might do with a yoga teacher.
  • If you are new to this class it is natural to feel nervous. When we ask you to take partner please do and know that we are here to develop boundary skills as much as freedom skills. Take your own authority as to what feels appropriate with each partner.
  • This is a deep, transformational class. On leaving, please be sure to have fully returned to your body before driving.  

Western African Dance with Katarina Gleicher Thursdays, 8-9:30pm.

Please join Katarina once again for her African Dance Class. No experience necessary, open to all levels.