Amulya Maa, MS, LMT

Amulya Maa, MS, LMT has been a yoga & meditation practitioner for more than 25 years, and dream yoga since she was a little girl. As a Mystic, Muse & Lover of Life, Amulya Maa is an advanced Vipassana meditator, having completed eleven 10-day retreats and maintaining a consistent Vipassana practice 2x/day. She is a bhakti yogini and tantrika who deepens her practices through the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana lineage. Amulya received the name “Sangay Dolma” from the Venerable Lama Gyalsten when she was initiated into the Shangpa Kagyu lineage of the great Lama Kalu Rinpoche. Sangay Dolma means “Clear Buddha with feminine form”. For several years, Amulya served alongside the great humanitarian saint Amma Amritanandamayi Ma, who gave her the name “Amulya” in 2009. Amulya means “priceless, precious, and of a value too great to measure.” As an alchemist, Amulya Maa facilitates transformational healing and heart path awakening through spiritual and…

Ashvini Kenyon Gatlin

E-RYT 200, RYT 500, I AM Yoga Therapy™ Facilitator  Kenyon has been teaching yoga and stress reduction since 2001. She is the author of Relax With Life, Applying Yoga Principles To Reduce Stress. Kenyon helps people from all walks of life to live with less stress and more joy. Kenyon is certified RYT 500 I AM Yoga® Instructor, I AM Yoga Nidra™ Facilitator and I AM Yoga Therapy™ Facilitator. She has been teaching at the Amrit Yoga Institute since 2012, studying directly with Gurudev Shri Amritji.  

Baba Bhagavan Das

In 1963 at the age of 18, Bhagavan Das traversed the globe to live in the jungle of the Himalayas as a hermit-sadhu. He was given the holy name of Ram by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He then received daily tapas from Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth to open to God’s Grace. In 1965, after a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification, Bhagavan Das met his Sat Guru, the Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji) who he lived with side by side for 6 years. Maharaji sent him to Anandamayi Ma to receive initiation from the Divine Mother. Later he lived with Lama Kalu Rinpoche, the guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave Bhagavan Das the Mahamudra transmission. Bhagavan Das received the Clear Light of Primordial Awareness from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini  transmission directly from the 16th Karmapa in Sikkim. He lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the…

Carol Lampman

Holistic Therapist Certified Breathwork Instructor Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist Certified Release Therapist A rare and unique individual, Carol’s natural healing presence along with her therapeutic sensitivity and remarkable wisdom inspire ideals of love, compassion and faith from deep within us. Her presence attracts and honors individuals seeking personal transformation, higher awareness and healing. She is a dynamic teacher and mentor known for creating safe and sacred spaces for the process of healing and growth. Carol is an acknowledged speaker and educator, and has presented programs, trainings and workshops for the public in the US, France Italy, Spain, Venezuela and Israel. She maintains a prominent role in the professional community as a facilitator of personal transformation techniques. Her dynamic personality combined with humor and deep respect for the work of the participants has allowed her to establish a strong foundation of support among her peers and colleagues. Carol’s life experience with childhood…


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…

Chef Craig Cavaluzzi

Chef Craig has been practicing his culinary skills for more than forty years and has been combining his cooking skills, along with staff mentorship on the spiritual aspects of cooking, at the Amrit Yoga Institute for the last two years. He has worked in a variety of restaurants, large and small, and catered for myriad occasions with his own company, Healthy Meals Catering. A great majority of his time and experience has focused on and specialized in vegetarian cuisine. It is Chef Craig’s view that any sincere individual who utilizes fundamentals, through time and application, will progressively improve and expand their culinary skills.

Chitra Marie Bailey

Senior Training Faculty “Chitra” Marie Bailey, Psy. D. is a senior faculty member at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida where she is a trainer in the Amrit Method of Yoga Therapy and Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Professional Trainings. She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and spent 16 years in her first career as a psychologist. She holds several Amrit Method certifications including I AM Yoga (ERYT-500), Yoga Nidra, and Amrit Yoga Therapy. She is a certified member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). A Yogi through and through, Marie fell in love with the Amrit Methods when she first met Gurudev and his daughter Kamini in 2009. Marie is a practicing Yoga Therapist, Yoga Nidra facilitator, and Yoga teacher. She currently lives in Chandler, AZ.

David Newman

David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake. David is also the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Timebound Traveler. David travels the world spreading the joy of mantra and the healing power of sound, and sees his life mission simply as “spreading the love.”   “At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint.” –The Washington Post   “David Newman is reminiscent of George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.” –LA Yoga Magazine   “Though David Newman has a deep sense of tradition in his music, there is also something thoughtful, poetic, personal, and almost romantic…

Devarshi Steven Hartman

ERYT, Founder of Pranotthan Yoga School, former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga and former Director of Professional Trainings at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  Devarshi has been a yoga student and teacher for over 40 years. Devarshi is the creator of two best-selling audio series The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, and Satori – Simple Secrets to Inner Peace produced by Nightingale-Conant.  Devarshi lives in Palm Springs, CA and leads workshops and retreats around the country, teaches Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings at the 200-hour, 500-hour levels and maintains his private practice in Life Coaching and healing Bodywork.  Devarshi is currently committed to making a difference in the lives of men and works in the realm of recovery and trauma Monte Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, CA.

Devdasi and Mohan (Audrey and James Pearson)


Dr. Brian Healy

LMT, DOM, AP #3241 Brian Healy (aka Murari) is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician and Medical Massage Therapist. He has been a holistic health professional for over twenty years and a yoga teacher and student of Yogi Amrit Desai’s for thirty years. His unique talents have helped many thousands of people lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. • Florida licensed, nationally certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor Of Oriental Medicine • Award winning Medical Massage Therapist licensed since 1994 • Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher with over 20 years experience teaching ongoing classes, workshops and retreats in several styles of yoga and meditation

Durga Patricia Carroll

For five decades yoga has been a close companion and drawn her to many beautiful teachers, including Gurudev Shri Amritji. Later in life after Kripalu yoga teacher training, she found herself benefiting from taking and giving Enlightenment Intensive Retreats every 3-6 months. In July 2004, she received her EI Masters Training Certification from Lawrence Noyes, a long time student of EI originator Charles Berner (Yogeshwar). Taking self-inquiry retreats has become a way of life. It is deeply evolving her own consciousness while allowing her to be in service facilitating the work for others, which she says is “like watching the Divine unfold and flower before your own eyes.” Durga is honored to have been asked by Gurudev to offer this incredible retreat opportunity for personal self-discovery of who/what you truly are, right here at AYI. Visit Durga’s Blog >>>

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…


C-IAYT, LMT, KCYT Hansa is an ongoing student of Kripalu Yoga, and now Amrit Yoga, recently receiving the I Am Yoga Nidra Certification. Over the years, she has studied with many teachers who have offered insight and depth into the path of yoga. Hansa developed the belief that the body is the silent communicator of the Spirit. She utilizes yoga, yoga cikitsā, āyurveda, massage and homeopathy as venues to facilitate Spirit connection. She has taught in many locations including universities, hospitals, churches and at other studios, yoga training programs and yoga centers. She has her own studio, PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala in Denver, where she teaches yoga classes, yoga teacher training programs and a yoga therapy training program. Hansa has served as past president of Yoga Alliance, Yoga Teachers of Colorado, served on the Board of Kripalu Center and was on both the Standards and Accreditation Committee for the International…

Hari Amar

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Hasu Marney Coulter

Senior Training Faculty Hasu is an intuitive and knowledgeable Yogi. For more than 20 years, she has shared a flowing practice which creates self alignment and attunement, based on teachings from her own life experience, Kripalu Yoga, Amrit Yoga, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. The focus is on exploring sensation through movement and stillness, while drawing on the breath as a tool for transformation, allowing you to explore your inner edges and thresholds with willful practice and mindfulness; learning how to trust, accept, experience peace with ourselves and life, by deepening the connection with the vital life force, and adding a sense of ease to one’s life. From here, we learn how to carry what is experienced on the mat into daily interactions. Life becomes a waking meditation. In April 2011, Marney received initiation into the Kripalu Lineage from her teacher Gurudev, Yogi Amrit Desai, and can be called by the…

Indranil Mallick

Indranil Mallick, a promising Tabla player of rare skill, has already established himself both as a soloist and accompanist. Born to a family of genuine music connoisseurs, he received his initial training in Tabla when he was only five from his uncle, Sri Montu Mallick. Later he was trained by Prof. Dhabol Bandyapadhaya.From 1985 he was under the guidance of Sri Uttam Chakraborty, senior disciple of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.Now he is under the guidance of  Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri . Indranil belongs to Luckhnow Gharana style of Tabla. Among his numerous awards and distinctions in Tabla performance he stood first in the Yuva Utsav organized by the state Government of West Bengal. In 1997 he stood first in the prestigious Dover Lane Music Competition and earned "The Best Talent Of The Year; for 1996-97, trophy awarded by the H.M.V Music Corporation. Indranil holds a; Sangeet Visarad;, Bachelor of Arts Degree in…

Indu Heather Eilering

Senior Training Faculty, Amrit Yoga Institute E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, ALC, BS Indu has devoted over a decade to supporting her students and clients in their quest to live healthy, vital, and fulfilling lives and in that process discover who they are. Her previous experience owning a yoga studio and current role at the Amrit Yoga Institute has allowed her to utilize her skills as an Amrit Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Yoga Nidra Facilitator, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Integral Breath Therapist and Energy Worker to skillfully and compassionately support her students and clients to transform their lives. It is Indu’s love and devotion to being a yoga practitioner herself, and her connection to Amritji’s living Lineage that enables her to reveal its wisdom to her students in a joyful and powerful way. Indu lives in Michigan where she mentors and consults those interested in applying yoga and Ayurveda to their lives.…

Indukanta Udasin

Indukanta as been dedicated to the Kripalu lineage for over 35 years and that has inspired her to share her passion of yoga as a lifestyle and the music and art as sadhana.  Trained as a classical flautist, she was among the first yogāsana teachers in the greater Cleveland area where she established a support network for all local yoga teachers.  While studying music in India, a profound calling to learn more about the subtle vibrational aspects of sound and its effects on body-mind awoke.  A pivotal point in her life was moving to Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA to be Director of the Spiritual Lifestyle Program and teaching other programs. A calling for more personal sadhana, study and research was answered with the opportunity to live, practice and study in Kayavarohan.  Indukanta has now returned to guiding an occasional yogāsana class, leading kirtans and, teaching philosophical and practical aspects…

Jamie Pragya Marich, Ph.D.

Jamie Pragya Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, RMT travels internationally training on topics related to EMDR therapy, trauma, addiction, expressive arts and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. She is the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice and co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga. After personally benefitting from Amrit yoga as part of her continued commitment to her own healing, Jamie completed the Posture of Consciousness Level I training at Amrit Yoga Institute in 2018. Jamie is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Her latest book (in collaboration with Dr. Stephen Dansiger) is EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness…

Jaya Buckland

Senior Training Faculty

Jen and Conrad

Jen and Conrad will once again [they moved us to tears of beauty at last year’s Bhakti Sadhana Retreat] lead and share with us Wacapi [Chant Drum Fire] Representing Cheyenne-Lakota people’s heritage and songs

John Vosler

Senior Training Faculty For over twenty years, John Vosler has had a passion for teaching how our thoughts and emotions affect our bodies. He has a degree in Human Development and certifications in multiple healing modalities. As a senior teacher at the Amrit Yoga Institute, he speaks internationally on the profound healing benefits of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra. John has a successful holistic health practice in Los Angeles, California. He has worked with executives, athletes, celebrities, moms and other professionals attracted to John’s unique combination of intuitive awareness, understanding of the mind/body/spirit connection and expansive knowledge of physiology and the science of meditation. His infectious humor and compassionate heart make growth a joy filled experience.

Kalindi Edwina Hoffmann

Senior Training Faculty Trained at the Amrit Yoga Institute, Kalindi has experienced the profound and transformational aspects of yoga as taught by Yogi Amrit Desai and Kamini Desai. She is devoted to giving what she has received. Currently, she is the organization’s Director of Relations, one of its lead teachers, and program manager and assistant teacher for the Amrit Yoga Teacher Training. Kalindi is a powerful yet gentle teacher with the keen ability to connect understanding and direct experience with both skill and heart. She has a degree in Childhood Education and Development and is an RYT-500

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

Laura Holmes

Laurie Holmes is a professional massage therapist, LMT and energy worker with 34 years of experience; Certified Transformative and Clarity Coach, Mentor and published Author of Becoming Human: The Story of You and Me and How we Came to Be. She is excited to share the Understanding that totally changed her life.

Laura McKinzie

Laura’s passion and dedication to the practice of yoga was the catalyst to her becoming a Yoga Teacher 15 years ago.  She is an experienced teacher at the 500hr level (E-RYT 500) as well as the founder of It’s a Succulent Life, which inspires people to live their best life now through the practice of Yoga and Yoga Nidra.  She is also the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) in Tempe, Arizona.  Since 2012, Laura has led the 200hr “Unity” Yoga Teacher Training Program at SWIHA, teaching hundreds of students the ancient science of yoga.  She is also a Yoga Nidra Facilitator having completed the Advanced Amrit Yoga Nidra Training Program and is a part of the Amrit Yoga Nidra Teaching Faculty at SWIHA. As a student of yoga for close to two decades, she feels the true gift of yoga is carrying the peace and…

Liam Gillen

Senior Training Faculty An executive career in the hospitality, education and real estate industries has culminated in studying the Integrative Amrit Method (IAM) of Yoga for the last ten years. Liam is a 500 hr certified IAM Yoga® teacher, and an advanced I AM Yoga Nidra™ facilitator. He leads trainings, workshops and retreats focused on the core principles of IAM Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Lorri Carpenos

Lorri Carpenos is a professional licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 30 years of experience. She is a 3-Principle Therapist with 30 years of experience helping clients find peace of mind and open hearts. She has Co-authored 3 books, the most recent is “The Secret of Love” for relationships of all kinds. She enjoys her yoga practice.

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.

Maria Shaw

Maria Shaw is the country’s most popular and beloved astrologer. The reality TV star is loved by millions of fans and followers, and known for her amazing accuracy  for Hollywood’s hottest stars. You’ve seen her on major television networks and is a popular cast member on Season 8’s 90 Day Fiancé’ on TLC. Her credits include appearances on VH1, MTV, NBC, FOX, CBS, E! and more.  Maria’s predictions reached 61 million homes as the TV Guide Channel’s on air host. Today, hundreds of thousands, read her weekly horoscope column in the National Enquirer and Soap Opera Digest. Maria is the author of nine books published in seven languages. She hosted a daily, syndicated CBS Radio program “The Maria Shaw Show” and is a regular feature on stations around the country.  The former model and television news journalist has spent the past twenty years counseling people from all walks of life,…

Menka Stacy Piccolo

Stacy Menka Piccolo is currently completing her RYT500 with Meditation in Motion. She has participated in and assisted many programs at AYI including Yoga Teacher Training, Dancing as the Divine Feminine, Wellness Weekend, and Dancing Mindfulness. She has been a resident at AYI for the past two years and has completed the Seva Lifestyle Program, providing service to the community in various departments. Stacy Menka feels extreme gratitude to be on this path of self-discovery and healing. Her spiritual practice revolves around feeling and being with intense Human Emotion in order to discern the appropriate deliberate action to take. Her sadhana is to relate in a clear and conscious way with others in order to grow and support each other to learn the art of living a fulfilled life. Solid and empowered communication allows her to express herself authentically as she explores the science of the soul in embodied form.…

Mickey Singer

MICHAEL A. SINGER is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul and New York Times bestseller The Surrender Experiment, which have been published worldwide. He had a deep inner awakening in 1971 while working on his doctorate in economics and went into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. In 1975, he founded Temple of the Universe, a now long-established yoga and meditation center where people of any religion or set of beliefs can come together to experience inner peace. He is also the creator of a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, and founding CEO of a billion dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution. Along with his nearly five decades of spiritual teaching, Michael has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, healthcare, and environmental protection.

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…

Oindrila Roy Mallick

A well-known dancer among the younger generation of Bharatanatyam dancers. Trained initially under late Guru K. P.P Thampi from the age of five. Oindrila honed her dance skills further under Legendary Guru Khagendra Nath Barman, one of the most senior disciples of Guru Rukmini Devi Arundale, Founder of unique “Kalakshetra”Style (Bharataatyam).From 2011 she started leaning under the guidance of Guru Abhoy Pal  of kalamandalam Style. So Oindrla’s dance reflects the cumulative richness of her learning experience. Her passion remains deeply rooted in classical dance. As a Bharatnatyam dancer Oindrila’s Hallmark remains in her ability to captivate her audience by bringing forth the inherent beauty of Bharatanatyam. Apart from rigorous performance and dance teaching in India and abroad she also teaches in an elementary school. From the year 2011 she has also started touring successfully in European countries like Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland and earned appreciations from the audience. In…

Pallavi Erika Brandsma

Pallavi is a certified yoga professional and has been sharing the authentic teachings of yoga since 2006.  For the past 10 years Pallavi has dedicated herself to intensive self-study and contemplation at the Amrit Yoga Institute under the direction of Gurudev Shri Amritji.

Partha Bose

Sitar maestro PARTHA BOSE is distinguished for performances in all 5 continents and his ability for communicating with listeners anywhere in the world, including major international festivals & reputed universities. A holistic approach to music finds Bose a frequent visitor at more than 40 YOGA and MEDITATION VENUES over USA/Canada/Europe. He was invited by the Government of India to lead a Cultural Delegation to African countries on the historic occasion of Golden Jubilee of India’s Independence. Partha Bose conceives MUSIC as the language of the SOUL which REMINDS US OF OUR SHARED HUMANITY.A recipient of numerous awards & titles, with a number of internationally produced CDs, Partha Bose describes himself as a student of music for the last 49 years.

Priti Chanda Klco

Greetings from my heart to yours. I am native to the Colorado mountains. Their wildness and beauty was my first yoga teacher. I am a seeker, adventuress, and explorer, willing to test my limits in order to learn and grow. The sacred, timeless knowledge and practices of Yoga and Ayurveda are among the greatest gifts available to humanity. The power and purpose of Yoga is nothing less than to know who we truly are and to realize it so fully that it becomes our worldly experience. This gift of Yoga is being given to me with utmost loving care by my teachers, who are first and foremost dedicated seekers and practitioners. Receiving this gift has made my life a path of continuously unfolding Self-discovery, healing, and service. I am so inspired to engage in a practice that is about ultimate empowerment: eliminating all self-caused suffering. The beauty of the yogic path…

Radha Sandy Gillen

Radha Sandy Gillen, RYT500, is a deeply creative spirit, artist and designer. She has dedicated the past 19 years to the study, application and sharing of the authentic yogic teachings passed down by Gurudev Shri Amritji.  She is the creator and facilitator of the ‘Be Moved’, ’Chakras in Motion’ and ‘Heart to Art’ workshops which she shares both locally and internationally.  Transformative Workshops for Women have been the focus of her offerings, with Dancing AS the Divine Feminine, Embodying the Divine Feminine and the Goddess Retreat.  Radha is a certified facilitator of the powerful process of Body Mapping, a certified Dancing Mindfulness facilitator and proud to be an emissary of the Amrit Yoga Lineage.

Ramdas Ormond

Senior Training Faculty Seventeen years ago, Ramdas began his yoga journey. Years as an I AM Yoga® teacher, Yoga Nidra facilitator, dedicated yogi and meditator gives Ramdas the experience to support and understand his students with skillful compassion.

Renu Diane Zagoria

Renu has been studying the Integrative Amrit Methods with Gurudev and Kamini since 2003. With a degree in Special Education and a minor in Psychology Renu has always had a passion for children. She was instrumental in developing the I AM Yoga Nidra™  kids curriculum previously in the Advanced Yoga Nidra Training and building on that developed this training. She holds certifications in I AM Yoga® E-RYT 500, I AM Yoga Nidra™,  I AM Yoga Therapy™ and I AM Reiki Master. She is a Senior Teacher of the I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training. Renu has a private practice in Los Angeles as a Certified Life Coach specializing in stress management. She uses the Integrative Amrit Methods focusing on Yoga Nidra for adults and children. Committed to sharing these teachings, with her deep understanding, yet gentle approach, she works with private individuals, groups, corporations and schools. She teaches classes, trainings and workshops as well as leading retreats.

Roshan Kristine Valentine-Miller

Kristine began practicing asana yoga back in 1997, but her understanding of yoga shifted in 2007 when, with one year of sobriety under her belt, she visited Amrit Yoga Institute for the first time. Under the guidance of Yogi Amrit Desai (Gurudev), Kamini Desai, Eric W., and Chandrakant, Kristine experienced first-hand that yoga is so much more than a posture, it’s a map for life, and one that perfectly complements the principles of 12 Step Recovery. Since her initial 200-hour yoga teacher training, Kristine developed a true passion for yoga and dedicated herself to continue learning about the vast offerings of yoga, and is now certified as a YACEP (yoga alliance continuing education provider). Along with founding Ocala Yoga Center, Kristine now leads numerous workshops and trainings, invoking the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga into her own authentic and unique teachings. Kristine’s teachings focus on using breath, alignment and…

Satyajit Joel Peters

Satyajit Joel Peters is a 500 hour certified Professional level experienced Pranakriya and Kripalu Yoga Teacher; Certified Yoga Dance Teacher; Yoga Therapist; certified IAM Yoga Nidra Teacher/ Facilitator. He has been a professional yoga teacher for 13 years and practicing yoga since the 1970s. He has been a Principle based coach and facilitator for 30 years and teaches to share his love of yoga and coaches life Principles to help the flowering of human consciousness.

Stuart Sovatsky, Ph.D

Scholar-in-Residence Stuart (Piyush) Sovatsky brings a heart-centered wealth of knowledge through his own personal experience of our lineage as well as a lifetime of experience as a leading psychologist, bestselling author, researcher and lecturer. Degreed in Religion from Princeton University with contracted publications with Columbia University Press and SUNY Press, Stuart has created events with The Office of the Dalai Lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, BKS Iyengar and Robert Thurman. Widely respected for 45 years of clinical experience with “spiritual emergence” and as a pioneer of “incarceration yoga” recognized by Ram Dass Prison Ashram, he is an Acharya (spiritual leader) on tantric and bhakti yogas, kirtanica and is called around the globe to lead others in his depth of wisdom, including private audiences with the Chair of Unaligned Nations of the World and with post-apartheid South African Healers. He is an expert on the history of the Lakulish-Kripalvanand-Desai Shaktipat Lineage…

Susanne Goldenstein

Susanna Goldenstein is an electrifying hand-percussionist, performing Persian-style solo and ensemble drumming for over 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, nationally and internationally. A professional travel photographer and longtime project manager for Genentech, Susanna teaches heart-centered individual and group drumming.

Tom Gillette

Tom Gillette has taught yoga classes most everyday for 32 years. He has owned four yoga studios, directed 34 teacher trainings and certified over 750 yoga teachers. He has been the principle yoga consultant on 7 scientific research projects studying yoga for pain management, yoga for depression, yoga for pre dementia, yoga for bipolar and yoga for stress relief with Butler Hospital, RI Hospital, Brown University and Harvard University. Learn more at tomgillette.com

Wendy Elwell

Wendy Elwell is passionate about devoting her life to service, to healing and to making love matter. For decades, she’s helped individuals, families, groups, organizations and companies live and create their best lives. Her background as a Practice Administrator in Integrative medicine, corporate communications consultant and certifications as a Raw Food chef, Kundalini Yoga and I AM Yoga Nidra teacher, Reiki master together with study in group dynamics, healing addiction and trauma has led her to create group and individual retreats to help people open, transform and heal in a safe setting so that real change can occur physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. Wendy also works individually with people in person and over the phone. She has clients all over the world. It’s a true honor to walk beside them in their growth and well being. Her clients include CEO’s, parents, celebrities, families, Tony award winners, teachers, politicians, entrepreneurs, therapists, members of…

Zorg Ztocouc

(Oxford University, Sanskrit, Kashmir Saivism), a Google consultant, digital composer and master didjeridoo player studied tantra with Swami Lakshmanjooin Kashmir. He trained as a teacher of TaKeTiNa with Reinhard Flatischler and in Cuban Bata drumming and jazz. He creates huge digital-sonic spaces for meditation, as in his “Cosmic Chanting” piece below.