Aumkara Newhouse

About The Teacher

Aumkara Newhouse, a certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga teacher, is a former aerospace industry engineer (MSc Metallurgical Engineering), and has been helping people unlearn non-helpful habits through yoga and meditation for decades. In addition, he is the developer of Meridian Charging Therapy a no needle acupuncture modality of bodywork. Aumkara also practices Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese healing art and is certified in a muscle-based chiropractic modality, Myotonic Facilitation.  Helping create the Ananda Laurelwood campus, hiking, cycling, cooking, publishing poetry, singing and music fill out the rest of his time along with strong a daily practice of yoga and meditation. Check out his website at:


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