• $499.00 – Program Price (includes meals listed in Itinerary, doesn't include lodging)

Date & Time Details: May 5-7, 2023 7:00pm - 12:00pm EST

Location: Ocala Hilton

Address: 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474

AYI Main Office
[email protected]
(352) 685 3001

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Lineage of Light

With Gurudev Shri Amritji, Chandrakant and Nirali Lauren McCrea

May 5 - 7, 2023

The Lineage of Light Initiation with Amritji, Chandrakant and Nirali

This initiation offers the opportunity to awaken the presence of the God and Guru. This program is designed to provide you the experience of a profound internal shift, bringing you closer to the Lineage and the Light of Consciousness within.

Initiations include:
• Mantra: Passed down from Dadaji, to Bapuji, to Gurudev, to you
• Name: This program optionally offers the opportunity to receive a Sanskrit name from Gurudev. This is an opportunity to experience a new way of seeing yourself and the world around you.

Prerequisite: Any one of the following: Spiritual Lifestyle Training,  Sadhana of Prana, Prana Awakening, or any core training including Level 1 Teacher Training, Yoga Nidra Professional Training, Meditation in Motion Training or Yoga Therapy Training.

Guru Disciple Relationship:
The source of love comes from the Guru within. When you seek love from an external resources, you move away from the source. The external Guru points you toward your own inner knowing and source and provides you the map of the journey within. The external Guru can show you how you can navigate through the karmic barriers and boundaries you encounter in your love life, family life, work life and social life.

You will be given tools to work through such fears and difficulties. You will know the secret of how to stay deeply connected to the protection, guidance and support of the Guru.

When the Guru initiates a disciple, he does not replace the inner Guru with the external Guru. It is the commitment to the practice of the Guru’s teachings that actualizes the Presence of the Guru within. The initiation represents the commitment of a disciple to follow the teachings, guidance, and the map that the Guru gives the disciple to go to the inner Guru or God within.

This initiation focuses on changing your life from within. You are taking back the charge of your life.

“When I was initiated by Swami Kripalu, I took his teachings and made a commitment to follow them, share and spread the love to more people.”

When you initiate the inner journey of unifying experience of God, Guru, Love, you experience freedom from the karmic wounds you experienced in the past. The reason I teach is to empower disciples by showing them how to encounter their karma consciously as they journey to the inner Guru.

A Lineage of Light
I AM Yoga® is the natural evolution of ancient yogic practices passed down from the ancient Lord Lakulish (Shiva) lineage to Swami Kripalu, and to Gurudev Shri Amritji. The practices of I AM Yoga® developed by Gurudev Shri Amritji and Kamini Devi are based on the ancient secrets of yoga, which they received directly from Swami Shri Kripalvanandji (Kripalu).

Dr. David Frawley, (Padma Bhushan) author of 30 books on Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian culture stated: “Yogi Desai revived the ancient teachings of the millennial old Shaivite Yoga, rooted in the Lakulish tradition…(He) made these secret teachings once more alive and relevant to the entire world. He has left an indelible influence on modern Yoga. . . .”

Swami Kripalu, lovingly known as Bapuji, was one of the rare realized, Indian Saints of the 20th Century. Bapuji’s life is an amazing story of unwavering devotion, marked by 12 years of silence and seclusion, 30 years of meditation for 10 hours a day.

Gurudev Shri Amritji was just 16 years old when he first met Bapuji and has followed his teachings ever since. Although Amritji moved to the U.S. in 1960, he and his beloved Gurudev Bapuji stayed in touch through a series of letters (published in the book Letters from Swami Kripalu). The special bond of love they shared brought Bapuji to America in the mid-1970s. For over four years, Bapuji blessed thousands in the U.S. with his loving presence.



  • 7:00pm-9:00pm Darshan with Gurudev


  • 7:00am-8:30am Morning Sadhana with Chandrakant
  • 8:30am-9:30am Poolside Buffet Breakfast
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Darshan with Gurudev
  • 12:00pm-2:30pm Break
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm Afternoon Session
  • 5:00pm-7:30pm Break
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm Evening Session/Kirtan


  • 7:00am-8:30am Morning Sadhana with Chandrakant
  • 8:30am-9:30am Poolside Buffet Breakfast
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Darshan with Gurudev
Financial Aid available. Email [email protected] for more information.

How to Book Lodging (not included in price):

Ocala Hilton
3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474
Call to book: 352-854-1400, OR

Please note:

1. At the advice of the hotel, we do not have a designated room-block for our event. This is because room-rates fluctuate from day to day and ensures our participants can book the best rates available.
2. The Ocala Hilton is about an hour away from the Orlando International Airport (MCO)
3. The Ocala Hilton can suggest a shuttle service that goes directly to the hotel from Orlando International Airport (MCO). Inquire exact details from the hotel.

Lead Teachers

Gurudev Shri Amritji
Gurudev Shri Amritji is the first disciple to bring the sacred teachings of the Lord Lakulish (Shiva) and Kripalu Lineage to the West in 1960. Gurudev was personally empowered to give shaktipat by his Guru Swami Shri Kripalvanada. In 1970 Gurudev experienced a spontaneous awakening of the Soul Being Presence that I AM. This was reinforced by a three month meditation retreat in silence and seclusion. He emerged as a spiritual master embodying the rare capacity to transmit profound healing and transformative prana Shakti through energetic transmission. He discovered the body is the book of secrets; it is the temple of prana Shakti, and heart is the center of Shiva consciousness. Gurudev is repeatedly honored by prestigious organizations and world-renowned authorities in the East and West. You can learn more about Gurudev Shri Amritji at https://amritji.org He comes from an ancient lineage of energetic transmission and his teachings have ignited the fire…
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Yogacharya, Meditation in Motion™ Lead Revealer Chandrakant is a senior teacher and seminar leader at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. He prepares, presents and leads professional trainings both nationally and overseas in the Integrated Amrit Method, Amrit Yoga, Amrit Yoga Nidra and the Quantum Breath Meditation, as well as a variety of other yoga and stress-reduction based programs. For the last eight years, Chandrakant has been instrumental in developing and presenting programs for the Amrit Yoga Institute. As a student and practitioner of yoga and meditation with Yogi Amrit Desai for almost forty years, his experience has given him a solid foundation for implementing programs that nurture and encourage positive changes in behavior and understanding through direct perception. In 2008, Yogi Desai bestowed upon Chandrakant the title of Yogacharya, preceptor of Yoga. This is the same title that Swami Shri Kripalunanda bestowed upon Yogi Desai in 1972. Chandrakant…
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Nirali Lauren McCrea
Yogacharya and Senior Training Faculty. Nirali synthesizes the power of breath, bodily wisdom and meditative awareness to experientially guide students into the heart of yoga. Finding solace on the mat as a young teen, Nirali has immersed herself in the depths of yoga for 20 years. Inspired to move to the Amrit Yoga Institute in 2009, she has extensively trained in the I AM Yoga® approach ever since. For over a decade, Nirali has helped oversee the development and reach of education offered by the Amrit Yoga Institute and has led seminars across the United States, Canada, Mexico and India. In 2021, she was awarded the title “Yogacharya” by Gurudev Shri Amritji, acknowledging her lifelong dedication to yoga and unique ability to decode and impart its practical and mystical subtleties. Today, she is the lead faculty of the Level 1 I AM Yoga® 200-hour Teacher Training, offers free weekly classes…
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