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Part A Immersion October 26-30, 2016

Part B Certification January 11-15, 2017

Location: Holy Cross Abbey
Canon City, Colorado (45 miles SW of Colorado Springs)
Contact: Elaine Schuhrke at 719-269-1887 or
Tuition: $1795 for part A and B and 1 Required Review Session (includes meals, training manual & certification) $995 part A only (space-available basis only)
$399 Lectures only for part A and BDetails

Join Kamini Desai, Chanda Klco, and Elaine Schuhrke at

The Abbey in Canon City, Colorado

Course Description: This training develops a profound understanding and appreciation of the chakras as a map of the human journey guiding us back to wholeness.

You will learn:

  • How to use yoga poses to open stagnant energies, including:
  • Four chakra-based sequences designed to target major areas of the body mapping personal evolution
  • How to use a variety of prop and partner-assisted yoga postures to intensify energy flow and encounter holding patterns
  • Facilitation Techniques to listen to the intuitive energy body
  • Basic Protocols for dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, low back pain and tight neck and shoulders
  • Building Blocks to create a yoga therapy experience tailored to specific needs, whether physical, mental or emotional
  • How to evaluate a student/client/class and create a yoga therapy sequence for their needs
  • Understanding and exploration of the anatomy and physiology of energy

This training is a distillation and culmination of 50 years of teachings of Yogi Amrit Desai. Yogi Desai is a pioneer in the field of yoga since the 1960s. His work serves as the basis of this training and many other techniques such as Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and The Wave Work.

This training builds on these and others such as Yogassage, Contact Yoga, restorative yoga techniques, and classic non-directive facilitation. All these modalities are drawn on and uniquely combined to serve the intention of the Integrative Amrit Method. Ultimately this is the practice of clearing obstructions to the True Self with a facilitator acting as a witnessing presence, in which energy is allowed to move.

This approach to yoga therapy is first and foremost a spiritual practice of integrating the human experience back to Source. Of the various types of yoga therapy, this one is centered on the emotional/energetic components of holding in the body and releasing at the root cause level rather than the surface/symptom level.

Dates & Times:

Part A: Wednesday Oct. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016
Practice & Review Sessions: TBD
Part B: Wednesday, Jan. 11 – Sunday Jan. 15, 2017
General Daily Schedule: 7 am – 9 pm Thursday – Sunday

Cost: $1795 for part A and B and 1 Required Review Session (includes meals, training manual & certification)
$995 part A only (space-available basis only)
$399 Lectures only for part A and B

To Register Contact: Elaine Schuhrke
(719) 269-1887 home
(719) 671-7551 cell
Or Email me at for registration and liability release forms. Put “Yoga Therapy” in subject line.

Space is limited to 18 Full Program Participants and 6 part time participants.
Register soon as this program is already filling up!
Preference given to 18 Full-Program Students Part-A-Only & Lecture-Only

Students on Space Available Basis
No Refunds for Any Reason for this program
Payment Plans available-contact Elaine Schuhrke


  • Experience with Amrit Method Yoga or Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Practice.
  • Good physical condition. 60% of elements in this program require you to be able to engage in physical postures and facilitate others in physical postures, which may include bearing others’ body weight. If you have physical issues or injuries, you will still benefit from the training, but not all techniques will be accessible to you. It is important that you not force yourself.

Suggested Reading: (Available through

Focusing by Eugene Gendlin
Body Mind by Ken Dychtwald
The Pathwork of Self-Transformation by Eva Perriakos
Emotional Clearing by John Ruskan

Yoga Props Needed:

  • A “cushy” yoga mat
  • 4 Blankets
  • 1 Flat Bolster
  • 1 7ft strap
  • 2 blocks
  • “Optional Extras”:
    • 2 Pranayam bolsters
    • 1 Zen Cushion

This is what you’ll need for the training and to work with future clients. Be sure to mark your Equipment with your name. If you need to, you can purchase these items from Hugger Mugger Yoga products at a discount rate through Elaine before the program begins.

Requirements for Certification:

Upon completion of the A and B training, your successful final exam (evaluating a fellow student and creating yoga therapy sequence for them) and one practice session between class sessions, you need to practice until you feel competent using the assisted postures and facilitation techniques taught in class. Then, you will give 8 full yoga therapy sessions and submit the results to your assigned teaching staff for review. You will have 2 months (March 30, 2017) to complete these sessions. Your certificate will be sent to you once your session reports have been received and approved.


Participants must arrange their own lodging. Many of you may commute to and from home. If not, here are several suggestions for lodging near the Abbey from least to most expensive:

The Abbey Hedley Hall
2910 E. Hwy 50
Contact: Patty Jo Wagner (719) 275-8631 ext 4

The Travel Inn
2980 E. Main Street
Contact: (719) 275-9125

The Quality Inn
Hwy 50 and Dozier Ave
Contact: (719) 275-8676

The Hampton Inn
102 McCormick Parkway
Contact: (719) 269-0613


Vegetarian Breakfast is served at 8:30-9:30 am and Lunch at 1-2 pm Thursday through Sunday at the Abbey Café during this program. This cost is included in the price of the full program. Dinners are on your own.

Continuing Education Credits~Amrit Yoga Institute:
Please request a CE info packet upon registration, BEFORE arrival.
Massage therapists/bodyworkers – 21 hours
Registered Yoga Teachers – 21 hours

Amrit Yoga Institute is a member of:

  • The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
  • The Yoga Alliance

We all look forward to having you join us!
Elaine Schuhrke Program Host & Assistant Teacher
Kamini Desai Lead Teacher
Priti Chanda Klco Assistant Teacher

Kamini Desai, PhD is the Education Director of the Amrit Yoga Institute. Over the past 25 years Kamini, author of Life Lessons, Love Lessons, has created an exciting and unique body of teachings incorporating western psychology and eastern philosophy. Considered an expert in the science of yoga nidra, yoga therapy, relaxation, and artful living, her practical and accessible teaching style has been welcomed throughout the United States and in over 10 countries around the world.  For more information:,

  • Yoga Therapy Part A
    10/26/2016 - 10/30/2016
    3:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Yoga Therapy Part B
    01/11/2017 - 01/15/2017
    2:00 am - 4:00 pm



Venue Phone: 719-275-8631

Venue Website:

2951 East US Highway 50, Canon City, Colorado, 81212, United States