Where physical flexibility ends, physical, mental, and emotional balance and peace of mind begins. Western yoga will survive the ebb from the first wave of popularity if it matures and evolves by returning to its roots in the East.
How many of us have told ourselves year after year, “Starting Jan 2nd I’m going to lose that extra 10 lbs.,” or “I’ll stop eating sugar.” Maybe we even succeed – for a month or two. Then perhaps we have to work overtime and miss a few days at the gym. We go to a party...
Anatomy of Energy The energy system of the body consists of the chakras and in the center of the chakras there is a central channel called the Shushumna. There are 2 sides of this energy system called Pingala and Ida and when they are in balance the energy moves to...
Yoga Therapy: Working with the Psychology of the Body Often, when we think of Yoga, we envision people contorting their bodies into crazy pretzel-like positions or hot, sweaty stamina building classes. While this kind of Yoga has become popular in Western society,...
For the past fifty-three years, Yogi Amrit Desai has been totally dedicated to awakening the power of spirit and the flowering of divinity that dwells within all beings. He embodies the rare capacity to impart the ancient secrets of energetic...
I am shocked to read the ONE negative review which is what came up first. Why discredit this beautiful place?I resided... at the Ashram in Lenox/Stockbridge Mass. (and prior to that in PA) for over 12 years and also became part of the ashram community in Salt Springs, Florida for several months. I can tell you this negative comment is full of lies - please ignore it and read all the other positive comments. I found Yogi Desai, his children Kamini and Malay, and most of the rest of the staff to be extremely accommodating, loving and kind individuals who truly serve the people who go to them..Gurudev (Yogi Desai) had a HUGE POSITIVE EFFECT on my life and I find his Ashrams to be a ''heaven on earth', well worth a visit IF you are sincerely looking for spiritual guidance as to how to take responsibility and change YOURSELF, instead of going through life blaming everyone and everything else for our unhappiness. This family is very special, they have a deep karmic connection with Spirit. When we immerse ourselves in this spiritual energy for any period of time, our demons surface so that we can choose to deal with them, or not. I feel I am a much happier and stronger person than when I first moved into that Ashram and I loved it, it was a truly amazing experience.Now I'll hit the sort button to bring up the best first!!!read more
The teachers at the Amrit Yoga Institute are loving, caring and totally immersed in the yoga lifestyle. The ancient... teachings are transmitted with attention to detail and are delivered in a way that makes them applicable to our modern world. Yoga nidra training has changed my life for the better. I'm relaxed and able to deal with life issues without overreacting, clearing out past trauma and learning how to be in the moment and be with life as it happens, with ease and in the flow. I've been privileged to participate in the I AM Yoga Nidra certification and Kids programs as well as Meditation in Motion Immersion. John Vosler, Hasu Marney Coulter, Heather Indu Eilering, Ramdas Ormond, and Renu Diane Zagoria are wonderful people and teachers who have your best interests at heart. I felt supported and loved all along the way. Gurudev Shri Amritji and Yogeshwari Kamini Desai Ph.D. are brilliant leaders in the modern yoga world. This is THE PLACE to immerse yourself in yoga. I'll be back for the advanced Yoga Nidra training in the fall. Many blessings and many thanks! Darshanaread more
I just completed the I AM Yoga Nidra Professional Training. It was an amazing experience. The quality of the course and... all the teachers are indeed outstanding. The teachings are a blessing and the clarity with which they are shared is just beautiful. True yoga the way it was meant to be.read more
This place is the real deal. Gurudev and his daughter, Kamini, have spent their lives teaching and living yoga with... love, passion, and sincerity. If you are serious about understanding the practice of yoga, the techniques, the history, the theories, the philosophy any of their workshops will serve you well.read more
For the price, this is a nice place. The spartan rooms are comfortable and clean and the vegetarian food was mostly... delicious- heavy on the salt. We didn't come for a program, but rather to enjoy the yoga retreat and massage services, and beautiful property. Shortly before arriving I learned that we were not allowed to attend any of the yoga classes, the only yoga space was reserved for the weekend. They suggested as an alternative I could take a mat to the dock and do my own practice. If the weather was nicer that may have been an option. I didn't come to a yoga retreat center to do a private practice. At the very least I would have hoped for a side room or yurt or gazebo, but definitely expected to have the opportunity to attend at least one class during our 3 days. As an additional sour note, our rooms were across a highway from the main buildings, I would have loved a better path along side it rather than walking through mud and grass. Maybe some creative landscaping to block some of the noise from the local bar and dogs barking.I do have to say the nearby salt springs were lovely. Overall it seems a better choice to come here for a program.read more
There is something profoundly peaceful about the Amrit Yoga Institute, not just for discovering the inner practice of... yoga, meditation or that it's a nurturing place to do that deep inner dive, peeling back the layers of daily life in "the big city" in order to reveal our true nature. No matter what your background or belief system, the moment you step onto the grounds, you can feel the reverence and a hush falls upon your shoulders. You are in the heart of the Ocala National forest, embraced by towering trees, plenty of wild life including the hooting owls at night ... I encourage anyone who has a desire to know the Divine within, enter and explore.read more
This is truly one of the most beautiful piece of property on the planet. Situated right on lake Kerr. Many places to... sit and enjoy the gardens, butterflies, and other wild life. Peaceful and enjoy sacred silence from 10 p.m. until 9 a.m.The programs are thought with a heart centered perspective from well educated individuals.The food is phenomenal 👌read more
The teachings of Amrit yoga have transformed my life. Through the Amrit method of yoga therapy I was able to heal from... 20+ years of major depression and anxiety. The trainings offered are profound and take you to the truth of who you are. The Amrit Yoga Institute is a sanctuary of peace and healing. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to make true transformation in their life.read more
Simply the most profound training's I have ever experience. I am so grateful for the teachings and learning the ability... to live more free and outside of my pre-programmed habitual past. I have stopped doing so many of the things that I habitually did because it was what everyone else was doing, or because it was socially conditioned into me or because I was being driven by lack. I am now much more free to act in accordance with the natural intelligence of the universe! Thank you!read more
I had taken yoga since 2003 and thought yoga was about poses (Asana). I knew there was some pieces missing in Western... Yoga- but boy I did not know the pieces that were missing were basically the engine to the car. Amrit Yoga uses the Integrative Amrit Method ( I AM) which allows one to find and reconnect with the true essence of "I" The location is on a serene lake and beautiful place with a deer that comes up and lets you pet it. You rediscover yourself through these teachings and to have an original Guru be part of the teachings put this far and ahead of other programs. I would say if you want to learn more about you and to find the true state of bliss we so tern for go to Amrit Yoga.read more