Who We Are
At Sruti, we are a collective of individuals who are deeply committed to offering authentic programming and maintaining a welcoming space for your practice and personal development. In addition to our quality teachers + guest presenters and community of students & guests, we are comprised of the following individuals:
Founder + Director
Amy began practicing yoga in 1997 while completing her degree in Studio Art and English. With a background in outdoor and experiential education, Amy shifted her focus to guiding adventure-based wilderness therapy in 1999. She met her first yoga teacher, Mary Bastoni, while working for Summit Achievement in Stow, Maine in 2001. In 2002 Amy began devoting all of her time to yoga as a student and a teacher. Dedicated to their teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Christine Hoar and Nancy Gilgoff were Amy’s next mentors. Since 2004, Richard Freeman has been her main influence through trainings and immersions in practice, philosophy, chanting, anatomy in the cadaver lab, internal form, pranayama, text study, and ethical teaching principles. Vipassana meditation has also played a central role in her development and practice. Amy has traveled to Mysore, India to practice at the heart of Ashtanga yoga, and to Peru to study and work with practices from Amazonian and Andean Q’ero Indian lineage of healers and shamans. Amy offers these practices privately and in workshops. Amy moved to the Berkshires in 2007 to work with the Berkshire Ashtanga community. With a vision to develop a community center for Ashtanga, she opened Sruti in 2010. She continues to cultivate and steer the vision of SRUTI while currently on maternity leave.
Tom directs and teaches our Mysore program. He is also responsible for the breathtaking photography on display at the studio, on the website and in marketing materials. Visit Tom’s photography website, lightonashtangayoga.com
Lori is the co-founder and Director of Marketing + Administration for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. PRYT shares studio and administrative space with us, operating their trainings from Sruti’s facility.. Find out more about PRYT here.