500 Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway
with Gurudev Shri Amritji, Kamini Desai, Ph.D, Chandrakant and Nirali Lauren McCrea
Our 500-Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway is the most immersive, powerful, and in-depth yoga teacher training experience available. We take all the way from 0-100 in your understanding and experience of yoga through an authentic apprenticeship in an ancient kundalini-tantra yoga lineage.
Our curriculum meets current Yoga Alliance standards for RYS-500 yoga schools. Once complete the required courses, you will be eligible to apply for the Yoga Alliance® RYT-500 designation.
The following intensive courses comprise the 500-Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway:
- I AM Yoga® Teacher Training: The Posture of Consciousness – 20 days, 200 hours
- I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training: The Art of Transformational Sleep – 10 days, 100 hours
- I AM Yoga® Advanced Training: Meditation in Motion – 20 days, 200 hours
Upon registering for this program application you will receive an email with a list of upcoming courses in the 500 hour curriculum and a 100% discount code you can apply to the core training modules that comprise the 500 hour pathway. You will only need to pay for your accommodation selection when registering for the individual programs in this pathway.
Founder, Spiritual Director, Pioneer of Yoga in the West Gurudev Shri Amritji is the first carrier of the Lord Lakulish and Kripalu Shaktipat Lineage to the West. Over the years his charismatic presence and powerful teachings of this Lineage of Prana have spread worldwide. His teachings through this Shaktipat Lineage ignited the fire that began the initial renaissance of the Inner Dimension of Yoga in the 20th century. In 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, teaching the inner dimension of yoga he developed, in more than 45 countries. Amritji resides in the thriving international Amrit Yoga Center he founded in Salt Springs, Florida.
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Yogeshwari Kamini Desai, PhD is the Executive Director of the Amrit Yoga Institute. Over the past 30 years Kamini, 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 benefitted 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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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.
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