Originally dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and dance therapist, trained in several psycho-corporal techniques, in Esalen Institute (USA), in African dance in Douala (Cameroon), in contemporary dance in France, Amiyo Devienne studied Gurdjieff movements with Avrom Altmann, direct student of John G. Bennett.
Ma Prem Amiyo, also known as Amiyo Devienne, lived many years in India, in the international commune of Osho, where she created a unique synthesis between the eastern and western visions of dance, and where she learned the stillness of meditation. Since 1989, Amiyo dedicates her life to this path.
For 30 years now, she travels worldwide, sharing her experiences on movement, as a science, as an art, as a tool for inner –development, for both, amateurs and professionals and in 2002 she taught at Carolyn Carlson Institute “Accademia Isola Danza”.
Amiyo is actually leading several seminars internationally: in London, in Madrid, in Rome, and Sicily, in Munich and Nurnberg, in New Delhi and Dharamsala in India, in Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, as well as in Malaysia and Japan.
Choreographer, she created and directed more than 50 performances, whose 30 were of Gurdjieff movements.