The Yoga of Relationships: A Partners Day Retreat for Nurturing Connection

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January 21, 2024

The Yoga of Relationships: A Partners Day Retreat for Nurturing Connection

With Gurudev Shri Amritji, Bhavaani Deanna Gray, RYT-500, Bhairav Curt Gibson, RYT 200 and Nirali Lauren McCrea

Sunday, January 21st, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Join Gurudev Shri Amritji, Bhairav and Bhavaani for a day of I AM Yoga Nidra meditation, partner yoga, and soothing sounds of crystal bowls. Learn communication techniques to strengthen relationship bonds.  We will spend the day cultivating loving relationships through the wisdom from the book, “The Yoga of Relationships” by Gurudev Shri Amritji.
A transformational discourse by Gurudev will explore the complexities of the ego mind and its impact on our relationships. Elevate your connection in a safe space designed for shared growth and understanding. This is more than a retreat; it’s a path of self discovery and celebration of connection.
Bring a partner (Partners are required to register individually, $99 per person), whether it’s your spouse, parent, adult child, sister, brother, or favorite human. Be sure to register in advanced to save your spaces.
What to bring:
Your partner
Bag lunch, snacks and water
Yoga mat
We recommend reading (but not required) The Yoga of Relationships by Yogi Amrit Desai
9:00 – 10:30 am Partner Yoga and Crystal Bowl Sound Bath
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Darshan with Gurudev Shri Amritji
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:40 pm Yoga of Relationships and Nonviolent Communication
2:40 – 2:50 Break
2:50 – 3:30 pm Yoga Nidra
3:30 – 4:00 pm Closing Circle
Break down the walls of separation and embark on a journey toward conscious relationships.

Lead Teachers

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 He comes from an ancient lineage of energetic transmission and his teachings have ignited the fire…
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Bhavaani Deanna Gray, RYT-500
Back pain from working on the computer lead Bhavaani to yoga. In 2017 Bhavaani signed up for a hot yoga teacher training to bring discipline to her practice. But what she received was so much more! She gained not only physical strength, but also mental clarity and spiritual connection. Yoga brought so much positive change in her life she was inspired to share what she learned. She knew teaching yoga was her path. She studied the the authentic teachings of yoga from Gurudev Shri Amritji at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. There she earned 500-hours in Yoga Alliance certifications. She is currently enrolled in the Amrit Institute’s 800-hour Yoga Therapy Certification. She’s excited to continue on her journey of transformation and hopes to inspire and support others who are on this path of self-discovery.
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Bhairav Curt Gibson, RYT 200
Bhairav’s introduction to yoga came at an early age, when his mother would take him along with her to the local YMCA for her yoga classes. After practicing hot yoga himself for several years, as a way to condition his body for working outside during the Florida summers’, he completed his 200 hour Hot Yoga teacher certification. Wanting to deepen the spiritual component of his yoga practice, he traveled to India for a 100 hour I AM Yoga Nidra training with Kamini Desai and Shri Amritji of Amrit Yoga Institute. After completion of this certification, he was drawn to a second 200 hour teacher training of Amrit Yoga Level 1. It was through these teachings he found the way to travel in equanimity during his practice. He also provides sound therapy using 7 Quartz crystal bowls. He is excited to reveal what he has learned with you as he continues…
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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…
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