Educational Institutions


aka Amrit Yoga Institute

Salt Springs, FL


Vision: We hold a vision of humankind living in harmonious interaction with themselves, each other and the world.

Mission: We are a global community dedicated to embodying and transmitting the authentic wisdom and experience of yoga to further the evolution of humanity.

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Kamini Desai

Vice President

Malay Desai

Main Address

23855 NE County Road 314

Salt Springs, FL 32134 USA


Yoga, training, education





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Amrit Method of Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional Training

I AM Yoga Therapy™

I AM Yoga® Level 2 Advanced Yoga Training

I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced Training

6-Day Physical, Mental, and Emotional Cleanse

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Based on public lectures, with feedback from Amrit Desai. In 2014 ~ 3x a week. 2015, programs increased average ~ 3.5 a week. 2016 down to 3x. Average ~ attend 2014 was 25, 2015 25, 2016 30

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Educate people on the teachings of Yogi Amrit Desai and Kamini Desai.

Amrit Yoga is the natural evolution of ancient yogic practices passed down from master to disciple, refined to be relevant and effective for Western culture today. The practices of Amrit Yoga have been developed by Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai based on the ancient secrets of yoga which he received directly from his guru, Swami Shri Kripalvanandji (Kripalu).
Amrit Yoga Institute The Posture of Consciousness"Life is an experience. Fulfillment of what you are doing comes not from the completion but from the evolution in the experience of being present with where you are and what you are doing. When you are fully alive, your capacity to experience is total"

Swami Kripalu, lovingly known as Bapuji, received his initiation into the mysteries of yoga from Lord Lakulish (Dadaji), considered an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Bapuji is recognized as one of the greatest yoga masters of the 20th century. His life is an amazing story of unswerving devotion marked by 30 years of sadhana, silence and meditation.

Gurudev was just 16 years old when he first met Bapuji and he has followed his teachings ever since. The special bond of love they shared brought Bapuji to America for more than four years, where he blessed thousands with his loving presence.

Bapuji bestowed upon Gurudev the rare blessing of Shaktipat. This spiritual gift allows Gurudev to instantly enter deep meditation outside the time-bound dimension of body and mind, and in this state to initiate profound shifts in consciousness in others who are receptive.

Provide quality programs and build the teaching staff and community.

Yogi Amrit Desai continues to refine these principles in the Amrit Method®, an innovative and accessible system that enables one to harness the challenges of life as opportunities to awaken consciousness. Through Amrit Yoga, even novice students can experience the deepest levels of tranquility, and experience harmony with all that life brings.

"Life is an experience. Fulfillment of what you are doing comes not from the completion but from the evolution in the experience of being present with where you are and what you are doing. When you are fully alive, your capacity to experience is total"

Staff and facility:

Kamini 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.

Grounds: 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.

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.

Accommodations: Scheduled programs include accommodations and meals. Our campus currently houses approximately 45 men and women in semi-private and dormitory-style rooms.

Increased number of people introduced to the authentic teachings of yoga. Increased number of people attending programs from 900 to 2000.

Increased number of community and teachers
Purchased a new building
New Website
New Dock
New housing building for staff

What's Next:
More International Programs and Presence in India and Europe

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