Claire Ameya Bela

Ameya in a blue dress
Yoga Teacher Trainer/Instructor

Ameya Bela arrived to SRJC as tenure track Kinesiology Professor to help head up the SRJC 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and also to guide students through the Certificate Program in Fitness, Nutrition, and Health. Ameya earned her Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Fresno State University, where she competed on scholarship for the Track & Field team as a multi-event athlete in the heptathlon. She then went on to coach University and College Track & Field, and has been a Kinesiology instructor at the College and University levels for 20 years. Ameya is an experienced 500-hour advanced yoga teacher trainer (E-RYT 500) who trained in both San Diego and Bali. Although she loves all styles of yoga, she has come to really appreciate active styles of yoga like Anusara and Ashaya which empower students to bring awareness into every part of the body and move with grace and control.