Malav: Feb 7-Feb 17

Rishikesh: Feb 22-Mar 7

Transformation through Energetic Transmission

Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh

21-Day Journey (Jan 21-Feb 10)* Includes

  • Yogic Lifestyle & Scripture Studies at the Kripalu Samadhi Mandir, Malav (Jan 21-Jan 27)
  • Sacred Lineage Tour with Gurudev Shri Amritji & Kamini (Kayavarohan Temple, Krishna Cow Sanctuary where Gurudev first met Bapuji & Gurudev's childhood village of Pratappura)
  • India’s most popular tour - Golden Triangle - including Jaipur, Agra (Taj Mahal), Delhi (Jan 28-Feb 3)
  • Transformation Through Energetic Transmission: Prana Shakti with Live Music at the Jim Corbett National Park (Tiger Reserve) (Feb 4-Feb 10)
  • Optional to relax at Malav or on your own (Jan 28-Feb 3)
  • Option to travel with AYI staff escort to/from India (Jan 19-Feb 12)
 *Program begins Jan 21 at 4pm at Malav and ends at noon on Feb 10th at the Jim Corbett National Park
**Check in begins Jan 20 and ends Feb 11th (early check in and late check out options available)

Transformation through Energetic Transmission

A Spiritual Lifestyle Retreat

Give yourself an ashram lifestyle retreat in the birthplace of yoga—Rishikesh. Immerse yourself in the raw charm of India with daily I AM Yoga and Yoga Nidra practices, inspirational lectures with Gurudev, guided energetic transmission experiences, workshops and master classes with Kamini, music and kirtan. You will have time to enjoy the town of Rishikesh and the Rishikesh Yoga Festival which will be happening while we are in residence! The Rishikesh retreat will kick off with an inaugural lighting ceremony, special guests, and short talks on Global Yoga. There is no better place than the birthplace of Yoga at the foothills of the Himalayas along the Ganges river to experience your own self as vital, alive and rejuvenated with the full force of life-giving prana flowing through you.


Feb 22-Mar 7, 2019
Check in: Feb 21, 2019

Activities Include:

Open Satsangs

Shaktipat Transmission by Gurudev Shri Amritji

Workshops & Master Classes with Shri Kamini Devi

Yoga and Yoga Nidra Daily

Music and Kirtan

Ganga lighting ceremonies

Sample Workshops and Master Classes:

  • Awaken Your Inner Healer
  • Listening to Energy as Inner Guidance
  • Practical Energy Management The Stress
  • Producing Mental Tendencies
  • Understanding the Energy of Relationships
  • Understanding Energy and the Role of the Mind
  • Understanding and Resolving Emotions as Energy

And much more!

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Your Teachers

Gurudev Shri Amritji

Gurudev Shri Amritji

Gurudev Shri Amritji is the first to carry the light of the Lord Lakulish and Kripalu Shaktipat Lineage to the West. Over the years, his charismatic presence in delivering these powerful teachings of this Lineage of Prana have spread worldwide. These teachings, through this Shaktipat Lineage, have ignited a fire that began the initial renaissance of the Inner Dimension of Yoga in the 20th century.

Over the last 58 years, Amritji has founded some of the largest yoga and health centers in North America. Today, there are more than 10,000 yoga, yoga nidra and yoga therapy teachers, delivering this inner dimension of yoga throughout 45 countries. Amritji resides in the thriving international Amrit Yoga Instiute he founded in Salt Springs, Florida.

Shri Kamini Devi

Shri Kamini Devi

Over the last 20 years, internationally known Kamini Desai, Ph.D has created an exciting and versatile body of teaching, combining Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. Kamini’s experiential teaching style has been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world. Her proven system of Professional Energy Management has benefitted employees at Sony, KPN Telecom, Mars Confectionery and in the Netherlands government. She is the developer of core curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute and currently serves as the Director of Education and Lead Teacher of the Amrit Methods of Yoga Teacher Training Level I and Level II, as well as the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Professional Training with Gurudev.

Nirali Lauren McCrea

Nirali Lauren McCrea

Finding solace in yoga as a young teen, Nirali began practice and never turned back.  Her experience of yoga revolutionized after meeting Yogi Amrit Desai in 2006, commencing her spiritual journey into the inner depths of yoga. Inspired to move to the Amrit Yoga Institute in 2009, her annual involvement in the I AM Yoga® Teacher Training began. She currently serves as Assistant Director of Education under the direct guidance and mentorship of Kamini Desai, Ph.D, training teachers and overseeing the development and reach of education at the Amrit Yoga Institute. Having completed two separate 500-hour certification trainings, she skillfully blends intuitive insight with gentle humor to experientially guide students into the heart of yoga. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious title “Spiritual Preceptor”, acknowledging her dedication to yoga as an expression of her keen teaching ability and life’s work.

Don & Amba Stapleton

Don & Amba Stapleton

For the past 40 years Don (Brahmanand) and Amba have been engaged in the study, practice and teaching of what they love most in life—Yoga. From the depths of their own personal inquiries and authentic experiences in life they have been inventing and refining ways that stimulate self-development and creative fulfillment. Before founding the Nosara Yoga Institute in 1994 with Amba, Don was the CEO and Dean of Yoga Education at the largest residential yoga center in the United States, Kripalu Center founded by Yogi Amrit Desai. As yoga students, both lived an ashram lifestyle for many years. From their own immersion in Hatha Yoga practices, and lifelong dedication to the service of teaching, they provide a depth of knowledge drawn from personal experience.


Do I need a Passport and/or Visa to go India? How do I get them?

You need both to enter India. Your passport must be valid for up to 6 months following your return to the United States; meaning the end of July 2019. If you need to acquire or renew a passport, it may take 6 weeks to 3 months to process passport renewal. Start soon by visiting U.S. Passports and International Travel. You do need a visa to enter India - there are multiple options to choose from. You have the option to apply for a 6-month, 5-year, or 10-year visa. If your stay in India is longer than 60 days from time of entry to time of exit from the country, please apply for your visa right away at and follow the step-by-step process which the website will guide you through. If your stay in India is 60 days or less, You can apply for an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) here: This process is expedited as it is done electronically.

What are the dates of these events?

Malav: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training (Feb 7-17)

Feb 7: Sacred tour of the Lakulish Lineage sites with Gurudev
Feb 8-17: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training

Optional Tour: Feb 17-Feb 21

Rishikesh: Spiritual Lifestyle Program (Feb 21 - Mar 7)

We advise arriving one day early in case of flight delays or other unforeseen circumstances.

When I book my flights, what city should I arrive in? What city should I depart from?

**Note that flights are less expensive if fly into Delhi (Indira Gandhi Airport) or a similar major international airport, then take domestic connecting flights intra-country to/from Vadodara, Dehradun, etc.**

I AM Yoga Nidra Professional Training (Malav): Fly into/out of Vadodara or Ahmedabad (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Aiprort). Check-in begins Feb 6th. Feb 7th is Lineage Tour. Training begins at February 8th, 4pm.

Spiritual Lifestyle Program (Rishikesh): Fly into Dehradun Airport (also known as Jolly Grant Airport). It is best to fly into a major city like New Delhi or Mumbai and find a connecting flight to Dehradun. The airport is 45 mins from the venue.

Check-in begins Feb 21st. Program begins on February 22nd at 4PM

Pack Light and save room for purchases. Laundry facilities will be available (but recommend packing light and buying clothes at great prices in India).

What vaccinations do I need?

A: Visit the CDC website for recommended vaccinations. Consult and arrange for vaccinations with your physician.

Will my cell phone work in India? Will I have internet access?

In Rishikesh: WiFi will be available on-site and in some local eateries and sites. You may need to get an international sim card or talk service in advance if you wish to make phone calls. There are also several applications available for compatible phones that permit free messaging such as "WhatsApp".

In Malav: WiFi is available at Kripalu Samadhi Mandir. You can utilize WiFi calling at all locations where WiFi is available; however, to use a phone without interruption and in areas without WiFi, you may need to get an international sim card or talk service provided in advance. Please contact your cell phone service provider for more information..


Ready to register? call 352 685 3001

Still have questions? contact one of our Ambassadors!

Feel free to reach an ambassador through social media, email or phone and ask them questions about the trip!

For Rishikesh Info:

Malika Rajan

Malika Rajan

[email protected]

+1 203 391 8671

For Malav Info:

Hari Amar

Hari Amar

[email protected]

+1 352 342 9242