I AM Yoga™ Teacher Reunion (Free Event)

Join your fellow Amrit Yoga Teachers for a 5 day 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 2017 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…

  • Pricing: The Reunion tuition is FREE including Room & Board

The free tuition includes room and board, if you have questions or wish to make special housing arrangements, call our registration office at 352-685-3001

Your Teachers

Gurudev Shri Amritji

Gurudev with a Joyful Smile

Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) is one of a handful of gurus who came to America from India in the early 1960s. This wave began the initial Yoga craze that has grown into the massive and diverse Yoga practices we have worldwide today. Shri Amritji is one of the first arrivals and the last living guru from this initial wave, and a pioneer in bringing the authentic practices of Yoga to the West. Following in the footsteps of these earlier great yogis, reaching out to millions worldwide, Shri Amritji has played a key role in recapturing and restoring the profound power of the authentic teachings of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga Sutras. Since the time of his arrival in the U.S. in February 1960, and to this day, he continues to make a significant impact on transforming the history of yoga in the Western world. He is recognized as one of the greatest emissaries of India’s ancient yogic heritage.

Nirali Lauren McCrea

Nirali has consistently practiced and studied yoga for over 10 years, which she has integrated into her daily life. 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. Nirali has served on the staff of the Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Nidra Professional Training at the Amrit Yoga Institute since 2010, and currently works to enhance the quality, presence and delivery of its in-house teaching staff. Additionally, she has accompanied Yogi Desai and Kamini Desai, Ph.D. on domestic and international travels since 2009 as an assistant teacher during seminars. Today, she continues to deepen her education, exploration and practice of yoga and the art of integration at the Amrit Yoga Institute.

Gautam Alex Bierut

Indu Heather Eilering

Kalindi Edwina Hoffmann

Ashvini Kenyon Gatlin


  • 2017 Jul Teacher Reunion Retreat AYI
    07/14/2017 - 07/18/2017
    5:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Venue Phone: 3526853001

Venue Website:

23855 NE Highway 314, Salt Springs, Florida, 32134, United States

The Amrit Yoga Institute is located in Salt Springs, Florida, amid the tranquil beauty of the Ocala National Forest on Lake Kerr, a spring-fed lake of nearly 3,000 acres. Beneath a canopy of towering Live Oaks, the six-acre campus features lush tropical gardens, stone decks and walkway, and a peaceful sand beach. The property includes a Main House, Lodge, two small cabins and the new Ayurveda Center, to accommodate our offices, programs, and guests. The food we serve is not only vegetarian and organic, most is from a local farm. This secluded haven offers the ideal setting for a retreat of self-discovery and exploration of life’s mysteries, away from the distractions of day-to-day life. Here you can immerse yourself in a supportive, nurturing environment, and emerge enriched and transformed. Dedicated to serving and awakening the highest consciousness within all, the purpose of our campus is to provide a sacred space where you can explore the deeper meaning of life, and reach out to experience new levels of freedom in body, mind and spirit.