• $299.00 – Program Price (excludes meals and lodging)

Date & Time Details: October 18-20, 2024 Check-in on Friday, October 18th, 2024 between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Saturday October 19th, 2024, 8:00am to 9:00pm Sunday October 20th, 2024, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Ocala Hilton

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

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

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Gurudev Shri Amritji’s 92nd Birthday

With Gurudev Shri Amritji, Kamini Desai, Ph.D, Chandrakant, Nirali Lauren McCrea, Malay Desai, Jagdish Tom Buckland and Jaya Buckland

October 18 - 20, 2024

An occasion not to be missed…

Gurudev is turning 92 this year! Celebrate with us through darshan, sadhana, chanting, community and much more. 


  • Check -in 6:00pm – 7:00pm


  • 8:00am-9:00pm


  • 8:00am-12:00pm

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.
Alternate Lodging
Looking for a better nightly rate? The La Quinta is next door and within walking distance of the Ocala Hilton.
Ocala La Quinta
3530 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474
Call to book: 352-862-1137
Book Online: https://www.guestreservations.com/la-quinta-inn-suites-ocala/booking?gclid=CjwKCAiAleOeBhBdEiwAfgmXfzRq8dTvVPSG5MdoFVCiUox1aAZW0YEJU6XIdZNNVlWdZf88P0b63xoCqIgQAvD_BwE

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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Kamini Desai, Ph.D
Yogeshwari Kamini Desai, PhD is the author of Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep, has created an exciting and unique body of teachings incorporating western psychology, eastern philosophy and science. Considered an expert in Yoga Nidra Meditation, relaxation, yoga therapy and artful living, her practical and accessible teaching style is welcomed worldwide. In 2012 she was awarded the title Yogeshwari (woman of yogic mastery) for her keen ability to bring ancient illumination to the genuine challenges of the human experience. Her teachings have benefited employees at Sony, Kelloggs, KPN Telecom, Mars Confectionery, the Department of Corrections and Departments of the Netherlands Government. Learn more about Kamini Desai, Ph.D
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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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Malay Desai
Named Mahacharya in 2012 and formally appointed a lineage carrier by Gurudev Shri Amritji in 2018, Malay is an authentic ambassador of compassion, service and purpose. As a heart-forward visionary and yogi, Malay has dedicated his life to collecting and preserving the teachings, historical footage and traditions of the Lakulish-Kripalu-Amrit lineage that otherwise could have been diluted or lost through the inevitable consequences of time. Having spent decades restoring and archiving such important works, his primary focus today is to ensure that these teachings become and remain accessible to practitioners worldwide, for generations to come.
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Jagdish Tom Buckland
Jagdish Tom Buckland is a devotee of his Guruji Yogi Amrit Desai. After his years of immersion in the teachings of Amrit Yoga, Amritji honored Jagdish with the title of Naad Brahm (Sound of the Absolute) for his devotion to a personal practice of Nada Yoga the yoga of sound. Jagdish was drawn to the vibrational impact of mantra and kirtan through the chanting of Amritji, Bapuji Swami Kripalvanandji and Bhagavan Das who he’s also had the blessing of assisting numerous times over the years. It has been a transformational practice for him and whenever he chants he hopes it can be that for you as well.
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