Registration Options

Training Price: $2,200 (inquire about private accommodations for couples)

Includes training, training materials, meals, water (limited daily), room/board, shuttle to/from airport to Malav Ashram, Sadhana, and some other things

Not included: Pre-travel arrangements, vaccinations, etc.; airline tickets; personal excursions, shopping, etc. and related transportation fair, tips/gratuities (TBD), visa’s, foreign fees, passport fees, etc

Tour Price: $2,895 (inquire about the option of private accommodations)

Includes hotel accommodations, two meals daily, travel costs within the tour, admissions to tour sites with a few exceptions

Not included: Pre-travel arrangements, vaccinations, etc.; airline tickets; personal excursions, shopping, etc. and related transportation fair, tips/gratuities (TBD), visa’s, foreign fees, passport fees, etc

Application and final payment must be completed by 02/15/17.
If you have questions call our registration office at 352-685-3001

Training ($2200) + Tour ($2895) = $5095 (-$500 Combo Price) = $4595

Register for both the Training and the Tour and receive $500 savings on the final price!

9-day Tour – March 15th through the 23rd


Join us as we venture on our 2017 Indian Tour.

Gurudev and Malay will be your guides as you explore the ancient states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. For the first time ever, Gurudev is bringing the teachings back to his motherland for an international training at Malav Ashram and to kick off this momentous occasion he will hosting a cultural and spiritual immersion tour of the country immediately prior to the beginning of the training. We will begin the tour in the famous Pink City of Jaipur and make our way down to Malav Ashram, the seat of the Kripalu lineage, stopping in the magnificent and ancient cities of Ajmer, Pushkar, Udaipur, and Vadodara along the way. In each city we will have the opportunity to explore the culture, the history, and spirituality for which India is embedded with. We will visit the ancient Holy Sites, the colorful Bazaars, and the historical museums and palaces. We will to immerse ourselves in the rich cultures, colors, and smells while all along connecting deeply within. We will relax, explore, and expand as we travel with Gurudev through his homeland. At the end of the trip we will also make a pilgrimage to visit all of the sacred sites of the Lord Lakulish Lineage including Kayavarohan Temple and Malav, Babuji’s Mahasamadhi site.

Please join us for the once in a lifetime opportunity. India is waiting.Indian Food

*For anyone also taking the training at Malav Ashram, the tour will finish for you at Malav ashram on March 23rd. All others will be brought back to Vadadora for airport transport.

Highlights Include:
  • Take an Evening Boat Ride on the Holy Pichola River
  • Visit the 10th Century Kali Temple on Pavagadh Montain
  • Cuddle with Monkeys at Jaipur Monkey Temple
  • Take a Sunrise Camel Ride in Ajmer
  • Visit the Country’s only Brahma Temple
  • Recieve Darshans from Gurudev all across India
  • Explore the Hawa Mahal Museum, Bhatriya Lok Kala Museum, and the famous museams of VadodaraIndian Elephants in Full Decor
  • Enjoy the Laxmi Villa Palace of Vadadara and the city Palace of Udaipur
  • Shop the winding bazaars of Pushkar
  • Taste the chai, the curry, and all of the other Indian delights
  • Relax at the beautiful waterfront restaurants
  • Get a tour of Gurudev’s hometown by Gurudev himself
  • Meditate on lakeside rooftops
  • Plus Many, Many More!

Training Dates: March 24 through April 2nd, 2017

This curriculum is designed in two phases: Philosophy of Yoga followed by the Medical Applications of Yoga Nidra. The philosophy learned in the first phase is practically applied in the second phase.

An Immersive Experience

The training provides in-depth information and personal experience of this transformative technique. Day by day, you will see how old baggage and repetitive thinking patterns affect your life, health and wellbeing. With intention and the five tools of Yoga Nidra you will learn how to use this simple sleep-based meditation technique to profoundly heal and restore the body’s reserves and unburden your life. 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 gain intuitive perspective into life transitions and challenges.

What to expect:

  •  Multiple daily Yoga Nidra practices to restore and rejuvenate
  • In-depth reflection and learning on the philosophical, biological and psychological foundations of Yoga Nidra.
  • 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.
  • Receive a comprehensive Yoga Nidra manual

A certification to support your career

Drawing on the scientific basis and modern applications, we will look into the most current research: verifying its benefits and the changes happening in the brain while in yoga nidra. Combining science and the ancient wisdom of yoga, you will understand how to apply yoga nidra to conditions such as:

  • Stress
  • Habits and Addictions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

This course of advanced study will give you the skills to guide others in yoga nidra, but is also ideally suited for your own transformation. You will receive your own unique yoga nidra card deck system which will allow you to easily create your own yoga nidra experiences.

Train at the Malav Ashram in Gujurat

Malav Ashram is a Holy Site in the heart of Gujarat where the famous saint, Swami Kripalvandandaji spent over twelve years in Sadhana. Before his Mahasamadhi, he asked his disciples to be buried in a specific field located in Malav due to the sacredness and serenity he experienced there. His wish was granted by his disciple, Kirit Patel, and a large and magnificent Shiviate Temple has been constructed over his burial spot in tribute to Swami Kripalu and his Guru, Lord Lakulish, the 28th incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Gurudev walking with Bapuji

The grounds are beautiful; complete with orchards, flowers, and immaculately kept fields. There is a large meditation hall, a dining room, and a residential building for all of those who wish to come and study the authentic teachings of ancient yoga in the serenity, beauty, and calmness of Malav. It is the ideal place for the in-depth study of authentic and ancient teachings of Yoga.

Before Swami Kripalu’s Mahasamdhi, he asked one of his foremost disciples, Yogi Amrit Desai, to one day bring the authentic teachings of Yoga and Yoga Nidra back to Malav when the time was right. At his bequest, this coming year (2017), Yogi Amrit Desai will be hosting the first ever I AM Yoga Nidra Training at Malav this March. Moving forward this facility will continue to provide the teachings of this lineage more consistently and more often to uphold the legacy of Lord Lakulish and Swami Kripalu.

Gurudev with a Joyful SmileGurudev Shri Amritji

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 massive and diverse yoga practices we have worldwide today. Amritji has been repeatedly honored for being one of the earliest pioneers in bringing yoga to the West. He is last living guru from this initial wave.

kamini-bio14Kamini Desai, PhD

Over the last 20 years, internationally known Kamini Desai, PhD. has created an exciting and versatile body of teaching, combining western psychology and eastern philosophy. Kamini’s experiential teaching style has been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world. Her proven system of Professional Energy Management has benefitted employees at Sony, KPN Telecom, Mars Confectionery and in the Netherlands government. She is developer of core curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute and currently serves as Director and Lead Teacher of the Amrit Method of Yoga Teacher Trainings Level I and Level II as well as the Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Professional Training with Gurudev.

John VoslerJohn Vosler

For over twenty years, John Vosler has had a passion for teaching how our thoughts and emotions affect our bodies. He has a degree in Human Development and certifications in multiple healing modalities. As a senior teacher at the Amrit Yoga Institute, he speaks internationally on the profound healing benefits of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra. John has a successful holistic health practice in Los Angeles. He has worked with executives, athletes, celebrities, mom’s and other professionals attracted to John’s unique combination of intuitive awareness, understanding of the mind/body/spirit connection and expansive knowledge of physiology and the science of meditation. His infectious humor and compassionate heart make growth a joy filled experience.

Nirali-Headshot(GLV)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.

Housing Details During the Training

During the Yoga Nidra Training in India, you will have the opportunity to stay at Malay Ashram where Bapuji lived and practiced for over 12 years! This is where his Mahasamadhi temple stand today. The ashram is equipped with immaculate gardens, a beautiful temple, a residence hall, dining room, and lecture facilities.You have multiple rooming options for your stay.

Each room has its own bathroom and houses 3-4 guests. Due to limited space at the ashram, we are not offering any private room options for singles so as many people as possible can take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity and training.


There is an option to have your own room at an additional cost. If you would like to take advantage of this, please inquire with the main office.

Housing Details During The Tour

During the 9-Day India Tour immediately prior to the training, we will have the opportunity to travel through two of India’s most historic states, visiting over 7 different cities! Over the course of the nine day tour, we will stay at four different hotels. Hotels will be equipped with all of the most comfortable amenities for your convenience and relaxation.

Regular pricing per person reflects a shared accommodation within your hotel room with either a request friend, your spouse, or a roommate that we will pair you with!

Singles who would like their own room

 We will be more than happy to work with you to arrange a private hotel room for an additional fee. If you are interested in this, please inquire with the main office.

Please inquire at (352) 685-3001 for details and questions!


Q: Do I need a Passport and/or visa to go India? How do I get them?

A: If you need to get or renew a passport, it can take 6 weeks – 3 months to process passport renewal, start soon by visiting U.S. Passports and International Travel. You do need a visa to enter India – there are multiple options to choose from. you have the option to apply for a 6-month, 5-year, or 10-year visa. Please apply for your visa right away at  and follow the step-by-step process which the website will guide you through. |

Q: What are the dates of these events?

A: 9-Day Tour: March 15 – 23 2017

Yoga Nidra Training: March 24 – April 2 2017

Q: What Vaccinations do I need?

A: Visit the CDC website for recommended vaccinations when visiting India: typically MMR, DTP, Hep A & Typhoid vaccines. Malaria vaccine is taken before and after the trip. Schedule vaccinations with your local physician

Q: When I book my flights – What city should I arrive in? What city should I depart from?

A: If you are just taking the Tour: Fly into Jaipur; fly out of Ahmedabad or Vadodara

If you are just taking the Yoga Nidra Training: Fly into Vadodara or Ahmedabad (and fly out from here)

If you are both going on the Tour and then taking the Yoga Nidra Training:  Fly into Jaipur; fly out of Ahmedabad or Vadodara]

Pack Light and save room for purchases. Laundry facilities will be available (but recommend packing light and buying clothes at great prices in India).

Q: Where are we going on the 9-Day Tour

A: We will be visiting holy sites/temples, palaces, Gurudev’s childhood hometown and lineage sites, bazaars, boat rides, maybe camel rides, staying in hotels…

COVERING 2 States and these Cities:

  1. Jaipur (Days 1 – 3)
  2. Pushkar/Ajmer (Days 3-5)
  3. Udaipur (Days 6-7)
  4. Vadodara/Kayavarohan/Halol (Days 8-9)

Q: Will my cell phone work in India? Internet Access?

A: During the Tour WiFi will be available at all Hotels and in some local eateries and sites. You may need to get an international sim card or talk service provided in advance.

For the Training cell phone signal as well as WiFi are available at Malav Ashram. You may need to get an international sim card or talk service provided in advance.

Please contact your cell phone service provider for more information.

Price Points


Individual = $2200

Deposit = $500

Couples private room (2 persons) = $5400

Deposit = $1000


Individual = $2895

Deposit = $500

Single occupancy private = $3495

Deposit = $500

BOTH Training and Tour:

Individual = $4595 (saving $500!)

Deposit = $1000

  1. Individual private tour room and then shared training room = $5695
    1. Deposit $500
  2. Private Double/Couple = $11190
    1. Deposit = $2000

Registration and Payment Deadlines

Jan 18, 2017: A total accumulated payment of $1000 (can include $500 from prior deposit, if any made). This payment (by this date) is nonrefundable and nontransferable to other AYI programs

Feb 15, 2017: Remainder of training and tour balance ($4595) paid in full, as well as your travel information