Teachers

Kamini Desai, Ph.D

Executive Director of the Amrit Yoga Institute, Yogeshwari

Over the last 20 years, internationally known Kamini Desai, PhD. has created an exciting and versatile body of teaching, combining western psychology and eastern philosophy. Kamini’s experiential teaching style has been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world. Her proven system of Professional Energy Management has benefitted employees at Sony, KPN Telecom, Mars Confectionery and in the Netherlands government. She is developer of core curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute and currently serves as Director and Lead Teacher of the Amrit Method of Yoga Teacher Trainings Level I and Level II as well as the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Professional Training with Gurudev.

Author of  Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep and Life Lessons, Love Lessons

Events with Kamini Desai, Ph.D

500 Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway
November 12, 2018

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…

300 Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway
November 12, 2018

Our 300-Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway will take your practice yoga and meditation to new depths of personal understand and experience. We take practitioners from all traditions and provide access to an authentic apprenticeship in an ancient kundalini-tantra yoga lineage. Our curriculum meets current Yoga Alliance standards for RYS-300 yoga schools. Once complete the required courses, you will be eligible to apply for the Yoga Alliance® RYT-300 designation. The following intensive courses comprise the 300-Hour I AM Yoga® Teacher Pathway: 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 through this application you will receive an email with a list of upcoming courses in the 300 hour curriculum and a 100% discount code you can apply to the core training modules that comprise the 300 hour pathway. You will only need to pay…

800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training Application
November 12, 2018

 IMPORTANT Pre-Qualification Notes Thank you for your interest in our 800 Hour Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training.  You will receive notice of acceptance or denial of admittance into this program within 60-days of submitting this application.  Upon approval you will be registered for the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training.  If you are accepted into the program our Program Director will reach out to you for an interview to discuss your learning objectives, order of taking the Modules and be available to answer questions. Start Date of Enrollment: This training takes a minimum of two years and a maximum of 4 years to complete. The start date for you enrollment would be as soon as you submit this application form. Upon submission of the application form the clock will start on the time period for completion of the 800 Hour I AM Yoga Therapy™ Professional Training and you will have…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training in Maryland
April 5, 2019

Prerequisites: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training This I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training builds on and deepens the understanding gained in Yoga Nidra Professional Training. Drawing on little-known teachings of the Upanishads, scripture study of the Yoga Sutras, and rare teachings from our Lineage, we will explore the origins of Yoga Nidra as an esoteric and ancient mystical practice. We go deeper into the anatomy of the koshas, the importance of the wisdom body and how Yoga Nidra benefits all koshas. You will understand the higher and lower mind, how the ego is created and how the ego can be used in service of the Self. New techniques for yourself and your students include new body rotations, breath and awareness cards, kosha experiences and prana/mother divine Yoga Nidra. You will also learn basics of Yoga Nidra as a form of yoga therapy, using protocols to aid those seeking emotional…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training in Maryland
April 10, 2019

Part 1  – April 10-14 – Led by Kamini Desai Ideal for those who want to explore the power of Yoga Nidra, the immersion provides in-depth information and personal experience of this transformative technique. It covers: Information on the historical, biological and psychological foundations of Yoga Nidra Current research on the therapeutic impact of entering the “Zero Stress Zone” state through Yoga Nidra An explanation of the benefits of each component of the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Development of a home study regimen A comprehensive Yoga Nidra manual Part 2 – April 26-28 – Led by Lynn Matthews The second part of the training provides comprehensive tools that allow you to bring the power of Yoga Nidra to others. This includes: Personal guidance and evaluation for effectively facilitating Yoga Nidra Practice at tailoring Yoga Nidra for specific individuals and groups A six-week lesson plan including a guide to presenting…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion at Esalen
April 21, 2019

Are you burned out, tired, or in transition? What if you had a way to manage your habits, thoughts, and emotions – rather than serving them? What if change doesn’t just happen while you are awake? Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation practice that helps you reach profound states of relaxation and initiate unprecedented life-shifts from beyond the doing and thinking mind. Through the skillful use of intention and the five tools of Yoga Nidra, you will learn how to recognize the way old baggage and conclusions have weighed you down, and master the unconscious forces that can unburden your life. You are invited to experience profound healing and restoration of the body’s reserves; feel energized, detoxified, and rejuvenated; release past mental, emotional, and physical baggage; and re-write and re-create your life. Other benefits of Yoga Nidra include greater resilience in the midst of stress-producing situations and the ability to…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion, Denmark
May 9, 2019

Open for all curious souls Ideal for those who want to explore the power of Yoga Nidra, the immersion provides in-depth information and personal experience of this transformative technique. It covers: Information on the historical, biological and psychological foundations of Yoga Nidra Current research on the therapeutic impact of entering the “Zero Stress Zone” state through Yoga Nidra An explanation of the benefits of each component of the I AM Yoga Nidra method Development of a home study practice A comprehensive I AM Yoga Nidra-manual  

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Certification, Denmark
May 23, 2019

Prerequisite: Yoga Nidra Immersion Yoga Nidra Certification is a continuation of the yoga nidra immersion. This course of study deepens and enhances your understanding of the scientific basis of yoga nidra. We will look into research verifying its benefits and the changes happening in the brain while in yoga nidra. Combining science and the ancient wisdom of yoga, you will understand how to apply yoga nidra to conditions such as: Stress Habits and Addictions Trauma and PTSD Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia This course of advanced study will give you the skills to guide others in yoga nidra, but is also appropriate for your own transformation. You will receive your own unique yoga nidra card deck system which will allow you to easily create your own yoga nidra experiences. This training is an excellent addition for psychologists, mindfulness practitioners, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, health, helping professionals, hypnotherapists and energy healers looking for…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training, Iceland (SOLD OUT)
June 27, 2019

Prerequisites: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training This I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training builds on and deepens the understanding gained in Yoga Nidra Professional Training. Drawing on little-known teachings of the Upanishads, scripture study of the Yoga Sutras, and rare teachings from our Lineage, we will explore the origins of Yoga Nidra as an esoteric and ancient mystical practice. We go deeper into the anatomy of the koshas, the importance of the wisdom body and how Yoga Nidra benefits all koshas. You will understand the higher and lower mind, how the ego is created and how the ego can be used in service of the Self. New techniques for yourself and your students include new body rotations, breath and awareness cards, kosha experiences and prana/mother divine Yoga Nidra. You will also learn basics of Yoga Nidra as a form of yoga therapy, using protocols to aid those seeking emotional…

I AM Yoga Therapy™ Training
July 30, 2019

Life is energy. It is meant to flow through us, each time leaving us broader, richer and evolving us for having known it. When we experience more intensity than we can handle, we shut this process down and create blocks in the body. The Amrit Method of Yoga Therapy is designed to not only treat visible physical symptoms, but is aimed at addressing the invisible mental and emotional blocks that contribute to them. Using gravity supported, static poses held by the facilitator, or with the use of the wall or props ,you will learn how to surface and release blockages held in body zones such as legs, buttocks, hamstrings, heart and shoulders. This rejuvenating and releasing experience enhances your understanding of the energetic aspects of yoga and how to use it for yourself and others as one of the most profound healing modalities you will ever encounter. • Explore the…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training at SWIHA
August 16, 2019

Spirit of Yoga – Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ new, dedicated Yoga Teacher Training facility Certificate of Excellence in Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra, or “psychic sleep,” is an ancient practice that allows the body and mind to enter into a deeply relaxed state with the intention of bringing the conscious mind into harmony with the subconscious and unconscious. Essentially, while the body enters a state of sleep, the mind is guided into a place between sleep and wakefulness in order to accept positive instructions from a facilitator. These instructions are meant to promote mental healing through the power of unconscious visualization, pranic healing through the flow of light and energy in the body, and an increased sense of will power and resilience. This powerful technique of synchronization has been shown to be useful in eliminating the root causes of negative thinking and stress. Through the perspective gained in Yoga Nidra, we…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion Only
August 29, 2019

Part 1 – Yoga Nidra Immersion 5 Days/50 Hours Ideal for those who want to explore the power of Yoga Nidra and experience entry into “Zero Stress Zone”. The immersion provides in-depth information and personal experience of this transformative technique. Day by day, you will see how old baggage and repetitive thinking patterns affect your life, health and wellbeing. With intention and the five tools of Yoga Nidra you will learn how to use this simple sleep-based meditation technique to profoundly heal and restore the body’s reserves and unburden your life. Create a body and brain with greater resilience to stress-producing situations. Boost the body’s healing potential, release chronic tension, pay off sleep debt and learn skills to master the demands of life. An excellent program to gain intuitive perspective into life transitions and challenges. What to expect: • Multiple daily Yoga Nidra practices to restore and rejuvenate • In-depth reflection…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training
August 29, 2019

Part 1 – Yoga Nidra Immersion 5 Days/50 Hours Ideal for those who want to explore the power of Yoga Nidra and experience entry into “Zero Stress Zone”. The immersion provides in-depth information and personal experience of this transformative technique. Day by day, you will see how old baggage and repetitive thinking patterns affect your life, health and wellbeing. With intention and the five tools of Yoga Nidra you will learn how to use this simple sleep-based meditation technique to profoundly heal and restore the body’s reserves and unburden your life. Create a body and brain with greater resilience to stress-producing situations. Boost the body’s healing potential, release chronic tension, pay off sleep debt and learn skills to master the demands of life. An excellent program to gain intuitive perspective into life transitions and challenges. What to expect: • Multiple daily Yoga Nidra practices to restore and rejuvenate • In-depth reflection…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Certification Only
September 3, 2019

Part 2 – Yoga Nidra Certification 5 Days/50 Hours Prerequisites: Yoga Nidra Immersion Yoga Nidra Certification is a continuation of the yoga nidra immersion. This course of study deepens and enhances your understanding by drawing on the scientific basis and modern applications of yoga nidra. We will look into research verifying its benefits and the changes happening in the brain while in yoga nidra. Combining science and the ancient wisdom of yoga, you will understand how to apply yoga nidra to conditions such as: • Stress • Habits and Addictions • Trauma and PTSD • Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia This course of advanced study will give you the skills to guide others in yoga nidra, but is also ideally suited for your own transformation. You will receive your own unique yoga nidra card deck system which will allow you to easily create your own yoga nidra experiences. This training is…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training at SWIHA
September 27, 2019

Spirit of Yoga – Southwest Institute of Healing Arts’ new, dedicated Yoga Teacher Training facility Yoga Nidra V – Advanced Techniques Part I: September 27-29, 2019 Build and deepen your Yoga Nidra practice by delving deeper in the kosha and exploring how the Wisdom Body is the key to breaking internal patterns. Yoga Nidra VI – Advanced Techniques Part II: October 4 -6, 2019 Learn to use Yoga Nidra protocols for those seeking emotional integration and solutions for trauma, PTSD, and energetic blockages, as well as for children. Yoga Nidra, or “psychic sleep,” is an ancient practice that allows the body and mind to enter into a deeply relaxed state with the intention of bringing the conscious mind into harmony with the subconscious and unconscious. Essentially, while the body enters a state of sleep, the mind is guided into a place between sleep and wakefulness in order to accept positive instructions…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training
October 7, 2019

Prerequisites: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training This I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training builds on and deepens the understanding gained in Yoga Nidra Professional Training. Drawing on little-known teachings of the Upanishads, scripture study of the Yoga Sutras, and rare teachings from our Lineage, we will explore the origins of Yoga Nidra as an esoteric and ancient mystical practice. We go deeper into the anatomy of the koshas, the importance of the wisdom body and how Yoga Nidra benefits all koshas. You will understand the higher and lower mind, how the ego is created and how the ego can be used in service of the Self. New techniques for yourself and your students include new body rotations, breath and awareness cards, kosha experiences and prana/mother divine Yoga Nidra. You will also learn basics of Yoga Nidra as a form of yoga therapy, using protocols to aid those seeking emotional…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Training at Desert Song
October 12, 2019

I AM Yoga™ Nidra Training in 4 parts Oct 12-13 & Oct 19-20 with Kamini Desai Nov 15-17 & Nov 22-24 with Laura McKinzie More details at register link.

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion, Australia
October 25, 2019

Ideal for those who want to explore the power of Yoga Nidra and experience entry into “Zero Stress Zone”. The immersion provides in-depth information and personal experience of this transformative technique. Day by day, you will see how old baggage and repetitive thinking patterns affect your life, health and wellbeing. With intention and the five tools of Yoga Nidra you will learn how to use this simple sleep-based meditation technique to profoundly heal and restore the body’s reserves and unburden your life. Create a body and brain with greater resilience to stress-producing situations. Boost the body’s healing potential, release chronic tension, pay off sleep debt and learn skills to master the demands of life. An excellent program to gain intuitive perspective into life transitions and challenges. What to expect: Multiple daily Yoga Nidra practices to restore and rejuvenate In-depth reflection and learning on the philosophical, biological and psychological foundations of…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Certification, Australia
November 1, 2019

Yoga Nidra Certification is a continuation of the yoga nidra immersion. This course of study deepens and enhances your understanding by drawing on the scientific basis and modern applications of yoga nidra. We will look into research verifying its benefits and the changes happening in the brain while in yoga nidra. Combining science and the ancient wisdom of yoga, you will understand how to apply yoga nidra to conditions such as: Stress Habits and Addictions Trauma and PTSD Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

I AM Yoga Nidra™: Learn to Lead a Workshop, Australia
November 8, 2019

Learn to lead a Yoga Nidra Workshop This training will empower you to offer your students and others workshops on Yoga Nidra that can delve into deeper aspects of the practice. It is giving you another avenue to share more than just a 40-minute session of Yoga Nidra with others. Learn to not only lead from the heart, but convey the essence of I AM Yoga Nidra practice through a masterful combination of words, reflection and experience. This workshop provides you with the skills and content to deliver a Yoga Nidra workshop in a weekend, day or evening format. We will show you how to deliver each module, building in principles of teaching and designing program content as we go along. With coaching on presence and delivery skills, you will have a chance to practice delivering modules to each other and leave empowered and inspired to take others deeper into…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion, Iceland
November 22, 2019

Yoga Nidra meditation has the power to take you to the innermost, deepest levels of relaxation where your whole body and being is restored to its natural state of health, vitality and peace. This course of study will help you restore your health, release the effects of chronic excess tension, and regain restorative sleep. Take a break from the demands of life that have kept you running, without time to rest and rejuvenate! Yoga Nidra: Induces deeper more restful sleep. Profoundly heals and restore the body’s reserves Cultivates greater resilience to stress Leaves you feeling energized, detoxified and rejuvenated. Looking younger and more radiant Enhances concentration and focus Accelerates the healing process, and much, much more… Participation in this unique in-depth yoga nidra immersion leaves you with rich insight into your own life and how the ancient teachings of yoga can help you move through challenges, blocks and transitions. Understand…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training, Iceland
November 28, 2019

Prerequisites: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training This I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training builds on and deepens the understanding gained in Yoga Nidra Professional Training. Drawing on little-known teachings of the Upanishads, scripture study of the Yoga Sutras, and rare teachings from our Lineage, we will explore the origins of Yoga Nidra as an esoteric and ancient mystical practice. We go deeper into the anatomy of the koshas, the importance of the wisdom body and how Yoga Nidra benefits all koshas. You will understand the higher and lower mind, how the ego is created and how the ego can be used in service of the Self. New techniques for yourself and your students include new body rotations, breath and awareness cards, kosha experiences and prana/mother divine Yoga Nidra. You will also learn basics of Yoga Nidra as a form of yoga therapy, using protocols to aid those seeking emotional…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Certification, Iceland
December 5, 2019

Prerequisite: Yoga Nidra Immersion Yoga Nidra Certification is a continuation of the yoga nidra immersion. This course of study deepens and enhances your understanding of the scientific basis of yoga nidra. We will look into research verifying its benefits and the changes happening in the brain while in yoga nidra. Combining science and the ancient wisdom of yoga, you will understand how to apply yoga nidra to conditions such as: Stress Habits and Addictions Trauma and PTSD Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia This course of advanced study will give you the skills to guide others in yoga nidra, but is also appropriate for your own transformation. You will receive your own unique yoga nidra card deck system which will allow you to easily create your own yoga nidra experiences. This training is an excellent addition for psychologists, mindfulness practitioners, bodyworkers, yoga teachers, health, helping professionals, hypnotherapists and energy healers looking for…