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I AM Yoga

I AM Yoga® Teacher Training Immersion Only Live Online - Oct-Nov, 2020 (10122020-IAMYTTL1)


October 12-16 and November 9-13, 2020

with Nirali Lauren McCrea, Senior Amrit Yoga Teachers


Live Online Zoom Session Daily Schedule:
• 8:00-9:30am EST Morning Yoga
• 11:00-12:30pm EST Yogic Studies and Applied Philosophy
• 2:00-3:30pm EST Posture Clinics and Applied Anatomy
• 7:00-8:00pm EST Teaching with Amritji or Restorative Yoga Practices

Level 1 Certification Track: For those that want to complete the I AM Yoga® Level 1 Teacher Training – 200 hours you must complete the online (pending Yoga Alliance approval) or in-person Certification in 2021

Energize Your Yoga Practice

I AM Yoga® Teacher Training is so much more than becoming certified as a yoga teacher. It is an entry point for you to access the mysterious depths of yoga and experience its authentic origins.

In these times, yoga has become massively popular. Ancient practices previously unknown to the Western World have become ubiquitous and mainstream. What were once carefully kept secrets are now easily available. In modern yoga practice, what’s missing is not technique; we know what to do and where to learn more. What’s missing is how to approach the practice of yoga in a way that progressively awakens the experiential depths of peace and integration which it was born to unearth within each one of us.

“Yoga is not a practice that you do. It’s an experience that you have.”
~ Gurudev Shri Amrtji
The Key Elements of I AM Yoga®

Yoga as a Tool for Life Mastery

“If it does not change your life, it is not yoga.”
~Gurudev Shri Amritji


Important Information

  • The program manual is digitally provided for convenience. It can be downloaded from the FILES section of your course and printed at home or you can order hard copies and have them professionally printed at additional cost. Instructions provided inside course.

  • There are additional course materials that need to be purchased separately. Instructions for this are in the course.

  • There are two tracks that make up the I AM Yoga® Level 1 Teacher Training:
    • I AM Yoga® Level 1 Teacher Training Immersion (that is this course and can be done on its own for personal benefit)
    • I AM Yoga® Level 1 Teacher Training Certification (I AM Yoga® Level 1 Teacher Training Immersion is a prerequisite to the Certification and if you want to take the Certification you will need to separately register at https://amrityoga.org/)

  • • You will have access to the course for 90 days beyond the completion of the last Live Session in the Course.
  • If you wish to continue accessing the course you can extend access to e-courses for a small additional fee using this form: https://amrityoga.org/forms/ecourse-extension-form/

  • The I AM Yoga® Level 1 Immersion online:

    A 10-day online intensive designed to develop aspiring and advanced practitioners alike. Whether you are looking to deepen and energize your current practice or are seeking the guidance necessary to begin a profound yoga journey, this program provides a life-long foundation for you to practice from.

    Training in the I AM Yoga® tradition provides master level guidance suited for every-body. Throughout our intensive, we will follow the Yoga Sutras as our roadmap while employing the specific tools of I AM Yoga® to bring the relevance of this ancient knowledge into our current experience. Not only will you leave equipped to practice yoga poses with precision and in the unified manner in which they were originally inspired, but, more importantly, you will leave empowered to carry the experience of integration into your daily life activities.

    This 100-hour Immersion is for:

    Teachers in Training
    Personal Immersion

    Under the guidance of our expert faculty, you will receive:

    • Transformational discourses with International Yoga Master, Yogi Amrit Desai (Gurudev Shri Amritji)
    • The I AM Yoga® perspective on energy, anatomy, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation
    • The tools necessary to practice yoga poses not simply as a form of physical exercise, but as a medium for self-study and personal transformation
    • Practical techniques to move from everyday mental & emotional disturbances into lasting peace & well-being


    • Maximize the expression & energy flow of every posture through the application of “press points” and “energetic extensions”, a unique feature to I AM Yoga®
    • Build strength, alleviate stress, and learn how to use yoga practice to rebalance and restore the nervous system
    • Recognize and release behaviors that are affecting your health and wellbeing
    • Reclaim your peace by understanding how our habituated mental and emotional patterning obscures our ability to fully access personal freedom & well-being.
  • Welcome
  • Module 1 - Reading Assignment - p. 11-25
  • Module 1 - Reading Assignment - p. 26-37
  • Oct 12 - Live Zoom Sessions
  • Module 1 - Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 2 - Reading Assignment - p. 31-32
  • Module 2 - Reading Assignment - p. 115-119
  • Module 2 - Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 3 - Reading Assignment - p. 55-61
  • Module 3 - Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 4 - Reading Assignment - p. 33-37
  • Module 4 - Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 4 - Common Misalignments and Modifications
  • Module 5 - Reading Assignment - p. 37-47
  • Module 5 - Reading Assignment - p. 65-73
  • Module 5- Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 5 - Common Misalignments and Modifications
  • Module 6 - Reading Assignment - p. 50-54
  • Module 6- Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 6 - Common Misalignments and Modifications
  • Module 7 - Reading Assignment - p. 94-95
  • Module 7 - Reading Assignment - p. 74-79
  • Module 7- Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 7 - Common Misalignments and Modifications
  • Module 8 - Reading Assignment - p. 80-82
  • Module 8- Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 8 - Common Misalignments and Modifications
  • Module 9 - Reading Assignment - p. 83-92
  • Module 9 - Philosophy Review Questions
  • Module 10 - Reading Assignment - p. 93,96-105
  • Module 10 - Reading Assignment - p. 106-114
  • Module 9 Session 4 Yoga Sutras Excerpts
  • Module 10 - Philosophy Review Questions
  • Review of assignments by facilitators
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed