Dancer | Yogini | Writer | Somatic & Physiotherapist | Coddiwompler

Artistic Director & Founder @studioavantZgarde @somethingsomatic

Artistic Biography

Currently exploring depths of tradition and creatively crafting spiritual life. In 2020 - practising, teaching and sharing somatic embodiment, yoga studies, experiential anatomy, physical rehabilitation and therapy, wellness consultancy, creative writing and movement workshops along with training bodies in contemporary – classical ballet dance techniques.

Over the last one decade I have shared and taught in settings like retreats, teacher training, festivals, universities, professional dance companies, wellness studios and tree house communities. With work experience around the world in countries – India, China, Italy, Costa Rica, Portugal, Singapore, Austria, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, USA and the UK.

An episode about movement, morality and motivation for life and work.

Avantika Kochar shares her reflections on solitude and its role in everyday life. The dialogue is fun and inspiring with deep insight on how to incorporate play in life, if you love what you do - you don't have to work a day in your life.

Online Courses 2020

Awakening Somatic
Intelligence

Course 1

Yoga Studies and
Experiential Anatomy

Course 2

Creative Writing and Movement Composition

Course 3

Performances

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  • One of the smartest fitness decisions I've taken is to practice and learn yoga from Avantika. I first took a class with her in 2016, and I've been hooked since. She has taught and guided me through some really tough phases of my life, including an accident which had doctors suspecting that I may not be able to straighten my arm again. What stands out about Avantika is her remarkable ability to combine her academic knowledge with the physical and mental practice to gently guide her students towards progress. She is an extremely keen observer and very invested in the well-being and growth of those she teaches. Her own evolution as a teacher and practitioner has seen us seamlessly move between Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Her constant desire to learn and improve herself as a teacher is not only a rare and refreshing attribute but it also adds new dimensions to the practice such as her ability to bring in somatic therapy and aromatherapy into your practice. I cannot recommend practicing with her enough!”
    - Kamayani Singh
  • I had an enriching Ashtanga practice with Avantika. While I was introduced to the world of yoga through Vinyasa, learning Ashtanga enabled me to build my own practice. Lessons with Avantika taught me the importance of focusing on my breath, coming to my yoga mat with an empty and focused mind, devoting yourself completely to the practice for an hour. While I experiment with different forms in classes now, I always come back to Ashtanga when practising on my own. Thanks to Avantika's dedicated teaching, yoga has become an integral part of my life today.”
    - Richa Sharma
  • Learning under Avantika has not only helped build on my yoga practice, but has also enriched my physical awareness while training my martial art. Avantika's body-work with athletes is excellent, and I'd especially recommend her to anyone engaging in an arduous physical activity. Her practice helps to challenge, heal, rest, recover, and fully immerse in the mind-body experience - it's all connected!
    - Manasi Rathore
  • To me yoga means Avantika. I have learned a great deal of yoga, especially Ashtanga yoga with Avantika for almost 3 years. She is unlike any other teacher that you come across. She knows her subjects well, to the core. Don’t see her just as someone into yoga. She is versatile. Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow, Reiki, Pranayama, Meditation, Restorative yoga, Classical Ballet and what not. Oh my god! and yeah, somatic movements… :) She is not only a great teacher but also an amazing consultant on wellness domain. She brings out the best in you. Well-traveled, an explorer, a yogini. :)
    - Animesh
  • The master of yin yoga- with a voice that is so soothing, it can bring anyone into a deep meditative state."
    - Andrew Rowe
  • I had a transformative experience with Avantika and her classes in Sicily"
    - Megan Filippini
  • Avantika Kochar is an amazing teacher having a very excellent style of imparting yoga training. I have learnt different styles of yoga from her like Hatha, Ashtang, Vinyasa and Pranayama. I wish her luck for all her future endeavors."
    - Anjali Sharma
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