with Nirali Lauren McCrea at The Barn at Bhakti Manor in Franklin, North Carolina

Meets Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Certification requirements

September  29th – October 8th 2017
Integrative Amrit Method (I AM) Level 1 Immersion:

10-Day Session/ 100 hours

Open to all practitioners, this 10-day program is ideal for those seeking to take yoga to a deeper level. It provides 100-hours of training and may be used as the basis for future training should you desire to certify as a yoga teacher. Under the direct guidance of lead teachers you will:

  • Deepen your personal understanding and experience of yoga
  • Use postures not just for exercise, but as a tool for self-study, transformation and Self-discovery
  • Maximize energy flow in every posture through application of press points and energetic extensions
  • Learn ancient techniques to move beyond mental disturbances into the silent awareness that lives at the core of your being and impacts every aspect of your life
  • Help discover and release behaviors that are affecting your health and well-being
  • Build your physical, mental and emotional vitality.
  • Discover devotional practices (bhakti yoga)
  • Receive instruction, practice, and hands-on direction in small group posture clinics
  • Understand the Integrative Amrit Method view of energy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and Yoga Nidra

March 2 – 11 2018
Integrative Amrit Method Level I Yoga Teacher Certification:

(2nd) 10-Day Session/ 100 hours (Total 200 Hours)

Your Certification Training Includes:

  • Classical yoga and theory from ancient texts
  • Applied anatomy, assists and modification clinics to make poses optimally accessible for all body types and limitations
  • Teaching techniques to guide students safely and effectively through 26 dynamic postures of the Integrative Amrit Method sequence
  • Small group teaching clinics to develop presence, practice assists and master the Amrit method script
  • Exact instructions on how to create a theme-based class incorporating the ancient principles and tools of yoga into your yoga class.
  • One-on- one and group coaching to build personal empowerment and break through personal limitations
  • Suggestions and support for marketing and promotion

Your Teachers

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.



Lodging in Franklin:

Mention the Barn at Bhakti Manor for a group discount.
Limited dormitory accommodation is available at Bhakti Manor for $180 per 10 day session.
Meals at the Barn at Bhakti Manor are available to purchase at $250 per 10 day session.

 SAVE $200! Early Bird discount ends February 2, 2018

  • 2018 Sep Yoga Level 1 Certification Training BARNBM
    03/02/2018 - 03/11/2018
    4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Price Qty
Certification Only (Early Bird) $1,100.00 (USD)  
Certification Only $1,300.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale



Venue Phone: 828-200-9722

Venue Website:

2907 Leatherman Gap Road, Franklin, North Carolina, 28734, United States

Debra Pettinato-Ross and Richard Ross founded The Barn at Bhakti Manor in 2015 to provide a comfortable, contemplative refuge for those seeking to expand their physical and spiritual self- knowledge. Located in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and easily accessible from Atlanta and Ashville, Bhakti Manor can accommodate groups of up to 50, with on-site accommodations for 10 and nearby accommodations for 50 or more. Richard and Debra are both AYI certified Yoga Nidra facilitators and have participated in numerous programs at AYI since 2011.