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  • Standard/Dorm – $3,580.00
  • Private Room/Shared Bathroom – $4,750.00
  • Meals Only – $3,040.00

Date & Time Details: Immersion: May 17-28, 2019 Certification: July 19-28, 2019

Location: Amrit Yoga Institute

Address: 23855 NE Highway 314, Salt Springs FL 32134

Contact:
Amrit Yoga Institute
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I AM Yoga® Teacher Training – Full Training

with Nirali Lauren McCrea

May 17 - 26, 2019
July 19 - 28, 2019

Meets Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certification requirements

Energize Your Yoga Practice

I AM Yoga® Teacher Training is so much more than becoming certified as a yoga teacher.  It is an entry point for you to access the mysterious depths of yoga and experience its authentic origins.

In these times, yoga has become massively popular. Ancient practices previously unknown to the Western World have become ubiquitous and mainstream. What were once carefully kept secrets are now easily available. In modern yoga practice, what’s missing is not technique; we know what to do and where to learn more. What’s missing is how to approach the practice of yoga in a way that progressively awakens the experiential depths of peace and integration which it was born to unearth within each one of us.

“Yoga is not a practice that you do. It’s an experience that you have.”

~ Gurudev Shri Amrtji


The Key Elements of I AM Yoga®

The Inner Dimension of Yoga

I AM Yoga® merges what we study and what we practice into one unified system. Finding inspiration in the ancient yogic texts, I AM Yoga® trains practitioners to dynamically weave the teachings of these scriptures into their yoga practice, blending knowledge and experience into one embodied expression. Our method equips its practitioners to expertly decode the original teachings of yoga, unveiling its precision in meaning, relevance, and modern application in today’s world.

The First Half of the Pose

The First Half of the Pose is the yoga pose (asana) itself. I AM Yoga® poses are built on a shared foundation of alignment and the intention for integration. They are performed with deliberate action, attention to physical? alignment, and bodily-centered awareness. It is here that we engage in physical discipline with respect to the body’s limitations.

Press Points and Energetic Extensions

Our practitioners are expertly trained to incorporate what are called “press points” and “energetic extensions”. These are equal and opposite anchor points which are (simultaneously and?) deliberately engaged within the body to enliven and maximize the physical and energetic benefits of each pose.  These not only strengthen and open the body, they encourage precise alignment and greater stabilization within each pose. Regardless of physical ability, these lines coax the body to progressively open, which naturally and automatically matures our practice over time.

The Edge

When yoga poses are practiced with earnestness and precision, we reach a natural stopping point, or edge, where we cannot go any further. In I AM Yoga®, our individual pose is considered fullest when we reach this stopping point – even if our edge shows up before the pose technically reaches full expression. I AM Yoga® handles this edge with “skill in action”, employing specific techniques to work consciously with the intensity induced by our yoga poses, as they are practiced.

Yoga as a Tool for Life Mastery

As the duration in the pose increases, intensity builds, whether in the form of increased sensations, or, mental and emotional activity. This is where the life-transformative impacts of yoga begin. Instead of engaging in the mind, backing away from intensity, or tolerating the pose until it’s over, we learn to/practice staying stay present and observant to of the direct experience of the pose. This is serves as a training ground to master the art of relaxing and meditating under pressure. Instead of changing the pose to change our experience, we learn to change adjust the way we relate to the pose to change enhance? our experience. (I understand what you are saying in the preceding sentence, it just sounds a little weird to me on the last part when it again says ‘to change our experience’. This is a transferable skill we can later apply to any situation encountered we encounter in life.

 “If it does not change your life, it is not yoga.”

~Gurudev Shri Amritji

Yoga is not just a practice that happens on the yoga mat, or for one hour a day. Yoga is a lifestyle, something that you will learn to embody in everything you do.

Energy Follows Attention

Sensation is the only language/medium by/through which the body communicates with us. According to yoga, sensation and energy are not separate. The same energy the mind uses to produce thought is the same energy the body uses to sustain, heal, and connect us with universal intelligence. In I AM Yoga®, we are learning to re-direct our attention from habituated mental activity into the felt experience of the body. The more attention we place on feeling, the more our mind automatically quiets down. This simple process unbinds and profoundly amplifies the potential energy necessary to awaken yoga’s infinite potential.

The Second Half of the Pose

In the Second Half of the Pose, we consciously transition from extended holding of the posture into completely letting go. Without this space for connection and integration, no matter how well our postures have been performed, the practice remains incomplete. This is an integrative process where the inner dimension of yoga unfolds, harmonizing the innate wisdom of the body with the mental and emotional counterparts of the psyche. During this respite, the therapeutic benefits heighten, the energetic impact magnifies, and the meditative depths awaken.


The I AM Yoga® Level 1 Immersion: May 17-26, 2019

A 10-day residential intensive designed to develop aspiring and advanced practitioners alike. Whether you are looking to deepen and energize your current practice or are seeking the guidance necessary to begin a profound yoga journey, this program provides a life-long foundation for you to practice from.

Training in the I AM Yoga® tradition provides master level guidance suited for every-body. Throughout our intensive, we will follow the Yoga Sutras as our roadmap while employing the specific tools of I AM Yoga® to bring the relevance of this ancient knowledge into our current experience. Not only will you leave equipped to practice yoga poses with precision and in the unified manner in which they were originally inspired, but, more importantly, you will leave empowered to carry the experience of integration into your daily life activities.

This 100-hour Immersion is for:

  • Teachers in Training: The Level 1 Immersion is the first half of our yoga teacher training for those wishing to become a Yoga Alliance Certified professional 200-hour yoga teacher (RYT-200 Designation)
  • Personal Immersion: A complete Life Mastery Program designed for anyone wishing to immerse in yoga’s authentic roots, even if you never plan to become a yoga teacher.
  • Continued Education: Ideal for certified yoga teachers of any tradition looking deepen and mature in personal practice and bring greater depth and precision to what you already are teaching

Features

Under the direct guidance of our expert faculty, you will receive:

  • Transformational discourses with International Yoga Master, Yogi Amrit Desai (Gurudev Shri Amritji)
  • The I AM Yoga® perspective on energy, anatomy, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation
  • Instruction, practice, and hands-on direction in small group posture clinics
  • Yogic principles to build physical, mental, and emotional vitality
  • The tools necessary to practice yoga poses not not simply as a form of physical exercise, but as a medium for self-study and personal transformation
  • Practical techniques to move from everyday mental and emotional disturbances into lasting peace and well-being
  • Includes the official comprehensive I AM Yoga® Training Manual

Benefits

  • Maximize the expression and energy flow of every posture through the application of “press points” and “energetic extensions”, a unique feature to I AM Yoga®
  • Build strength, alleviate stress, and learn how to use yoga practice to rebalance and restore the nervous system
  • Recognize and release behaviors that are affecting your health and wellbeing
  • Reclaim your peace by understanding how our habituated mental and emotional patterning obscures our ability to fully access personal freedom and well-being.

 

The I AM Yoga® Level 1 Certification: July 19-28, 2019

Your Certification Training Includes:

  • The Study of Classical yoga and theory from ancient texts
  • Applied anatomy, posture assists and modification clinics to transmit/deliver poses in an optimally accessible manner, conducive for all body types and limitations
  • Teaching techniques to guide students safely and effectively through the 26 dynamic postures of the Integrative Amrit Method sequence
  • Intimate clinics to designed to develop your presence, promote familiarity with common assists, and cultivate mastery in delivery of the Integrative Amrit Method script
  • Exact instructions on how to create a theme-based yoga classes, incorporating the various ancient tools and principles attained throughout the training
  • One-on-one and group coaching to foster personal empowerment and overcome limitations
  • Sessions with International Yoga Master, Amrit Desai
  • Strategies and support for marketing and promotion

 

Lead Teacher

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.
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