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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.

Events with Nirali Lauren McCrea

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 your application is accepted. Upon acceptance 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 4…

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…

I AM Yoga® Teacher Reunion Retreat
April 17, 2020

Join your fellow I AM teachers and facilitators for a reunion retreat! Reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while Recharge from Darshan’s with Gurudev Revive with daily Amrit Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yoga Therapy Our Teachers Reunion will be a FUN way for you spend time with your fellow teachers and Gurudev at AYI and polish your teaching skills. Here’s your general daily schedule: Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy Darshan with Gurudev Free time to enjoy the property, each other, the springs, exploration Elective Classes: You choose the electives that are pertinent to what you have trained in and are interested in refreshing Amazing cuisine cooked by Chef Craig with organic veggies from local farm Crones Cradle Fun and Devotional Evening Sessions: Kirtan, Fire Ceremony, Rasa Dance… Donations appreciated but not expected This program is open to all I AM Yoga® , I AM Yoga Nidra™ and I…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Workshop Training: Learn to Lead Classes, Lectures & Series
April 22, 2020

Ready for the next step in your Yoga Nidra facilitation? 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 the understanding of I AM Yoga Nidra. Prerequisite: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training All levels of teaching experience welcome. Can’t make this date or location? See All upcoming dates and locations for Yoga Nidra Training>>>>

I AM Yoga® Teacher Training - Full Training
May 15, 2020

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…

I AM Yoga® Teacher Training - Immersion Retreat
May 15, 2020

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…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Immersion Retreat
June 9, 2020

5 days/50 hours Sleep Meditation: Rest, Recharge and Recreate Your Life from the Inside Out Utilizing the practice of I AM Yoga Nidra™ this Immersion provides a unique and transformative map to life mastery. Day by day, our expert teachers lay out the ancient spiritual foundations of Yoga Nidra including the Kleshas, Koshas, Turiya and the science behind the brainwaves to understand how our lost connection to essential wholeness results in stress, living in unconscious repetitive karmic patterns, and robs us of our health, vitality and fullest potential. As a result of an anxious mind and tired body, conditions such as dis-ease, depression, stress, anxiety, and sleep problems set in. We can no longer access our highest self-expression and greater purpose. Combine the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation with Deep Relaxation With our exclusive five-tool approach and in-depth practice of Yoga Nidra, you will experientially empower yourself to reverse this attack…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Rest & Restore Retreat
July 10, 2020

Day by day, you will see how old baggage and repetitive thinking patterns affect your life, health and wellbeing. 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 reclaim balance and health through a well rested body and mind and gain an intuitive perspective into life transitions and challenges. What to expect: Multiple daily Yoga Nidra practices to restore and rejuvenate health and well-being Guidance for optimal practice and benefit of the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Harness the power of Yoga Nidra to remove blocks, detoxify and initiate unprecedented life-shifts from beyond the thinking mind Time to relax and enjoy the beautiful grounds and lake at the Amrit Yoga Institute  

I AM Yoga® Teacher Training - Certification Only
July 17, 2020

Prerequisite: I AM Yoga® Immersion Meets Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certification requirements The I AM Yoga® Level 1 Certification: July 17-26, 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  

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training
August 27, 2020

Part 1: Yoga Nidra Immersion 5 days/50 hours Sleep Meditation: Rest, Recharge and Recreate Your Life from the Inside Out Utilizing the practice of I AM Yoga Nidra™ this Immersion provides a unique and transformative map to life mastery. Day by day, our expert teachers lay out the ancient spiritual foundations of Yoga Nidra including the Kleshas, Koshas, Turiya and the science behind the brainwaves to understand how our lost connection to essential wholeness results in stress, living in unconscious repetitive karmic patterns, and robs us of our health, vitality and fullest potential. As a result of an anxious mind and tired body, conditions such as dis-ease, depression, stress, anxiety, and sleep problems set in. We can no longer access our highest self-expression and greater purpose. Combine the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation with Deep Relaxation With our exclusive five-tool approach and in-depth practice of Yoga Nidra, you will experientially empower…

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Workshop Training: Learn to Lead Classes, Lectures & Series
October 11, 2020

Ready for the next step in your Yoga Nidra facilitation? 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 the understanding of I AM Yoga Nidra. Prerequisite: I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training All levels of teaching experience welcome. Can’t make this date or location? See All upcoming dates and locations for Yoga Nidra Training>>>>

Trauma-Informed Yoga Practice for Healing and Recovery: A Master Course for Yoga Teachers
October 22, 2020

Discover how to effectively guide your students from trauma to transformation This unique course blends the principles of trauma-informed yoga with the wisdom of the Integrative Amrit Method (IAM). Learn how to improve student engagement by exploring the natural fusion between the neuroscience of trauma and yoga philosophy. The course also explore principles such as safety, grounding, language, relational imperatives, working optimally with the edge, and clarifying your own biases and blocks as teachers sharing a yoga practice. Plenty of opportunities for trying out practical applications of skills are featured. This course empowers you to create classes and practices that are trauma-informed, responding to the reality that people with unhealed wounds show up in every class. There are opportunities for healing and transformation in each individual that a skilled teacher can help to foster. Upon completion you will be able to share these strategies with your students, clients, and people…

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