Gurudev Shri Amritji
International Yoga Master
Gurudev Shri Amritji has been repeatedly honored as the first yoga Guru to bring the inner dimension of yoga to the West in 1960’s. In last 58 years Amritji has founded some of the largest yoga and health centers in North America. Today, spread in more than 45 countries there are over 10,000 Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yoga Therapy teachers using the methodology of yoga he developed. Now Amritji resides in the thriving International Yoga Center he founded in Salt Springs, FL. He has received numerous awards and titles including: Vishwa Yoga Ratna by the President of India, Doctor of Yoga by Jagadguru Shankracharya, and the Jagadacharya (World Yoga Master) by the World Religious Parliament of India.
Nirali Lauren McCrea
AYI Education Director
Nirali's experience of yoga revolutionized after meeting Yogi Amrit Desai in 2006, commencing her spiritual journey into the inner depths of yoga. She currently serves as Director of Education under the direct guidance and mentoring of Kamini Desai, Ph.D, training teachers and overseeing the development and reach of education at the Amrit Yoga Institute. Having completed two separate 500-hour yoga teacher certifications, she skillfully blends intuitive insight with gentle humor to experientially guide students into the heart of yoga. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious title “Spiritual Preceptor”, acknowledging her dedication to yoga as an expression of her keen teaching ability and life’s work.