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*Prerequisite is Yoga Nidra I: Immersion

Yoga Nidra II:

Become a Certified Facilitator

I AM Yoga Nidra™ training is considered one of the 5 major schools of Yoga Nidra, offering in-depth, high quality immersion training for the past 20 years. This training is facilitated by internationally recognized leaders and educators in the field of Yoga Nidra.

Art of Sleep Meditation

That Awakens Your True Nature

Our Yoga Nidra training is the most in-depth, scientific, and authentic certification available. This continuing course of study deepens and enhances your understanding drawing on the scientific basis and modern applications of this healing practice.


We will explore research verifying the benefits and measurable changes occurring in the brain during Yoga Nidra. As one of the 5 major schools of Yoga Nidra for the past 20 years, we offer a wealth of expertise and have the tools and experience to help you become an I AM Yoga Nidra Facilitator of the highest quality. Yoga Nidra is not just something you lead others in – it is something you transmit.


This can only be gained through personal practice and self-reflection, which is a cornerstone of our training.

Yoga Therapy II: Program Overview

Bring Mindfulness to Your Clients

Offer them a Natural Sleep Aid

What's Included?

  • Direct Yoga Nidra facilitation guidance from Kamini Desai, John Vosler and/or senior IAM Trainers

  • Certification and diploma, qualification to faciltate Yoga Nidra

  • A unique set of Yoga Nidra script cards

  • Comprehensive course manual

  • 50 Hours of CE with Yoga Alliance*

  • 45 Hours of CE (APD) with IAYT

  • Individual coaching & mentoring**

  • Qualification to participate in Yoga Nidra III: Advanced

*All live and online hours may be used at Yoga Alliance CE hours. No more than 20 hours can be non-contact (online) hours after 2021.

**When taken live. Not included in the on-demand, online course.

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Additional Resources

How Do Yoga Nidra Practices Benefit Depression and Anxiety?

The hours for Yoga Nidra I & II together count as contact towards Amrit Yoga Institute’s 300 hour Yoga Alliance training when taken in person, and for Amrit Yoga Institute’s 800 hour IAYT-accredited I AM Yoga Therapy training whether taken in person or online. Yoga Alliance has made a temporary online provision which acknowledges training portions (i.e. Yoga Nidra Immersion) completed online by December 31, 2020. This may be extended pending application approval.

  • For 300 hours with Yoga Alliance complete Yoga Nidra I & II along with AYI's Yoga Teacher Training II

  • For 500 hours with Yoga Alliance complete Yoga Nidra I & II along with AYI's Yoga Teacher Training I & II

  • For 800 hours with IAYT this program constitutes Module 1 of AYI's accredited I AM Yoga Therapy Professional Training. Your hours transfer.

Live Training Schedule

Preparatory & Recommended Reading

Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep

It is strongly recommended for this book be read prior to or during Yoga Therapy I. It may be purchased as a paperback, kindle and audio book (Click Here)

  • What are the origins of this style of Yoga Therapy and what makes it unique?
    This training was developed by Kamini Desai and builds on techniques including Yogassage and Contact Yoga, developed by Ken Scott, Restorative Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy created by Michael Lee, The Wave Work created by Sandra Scherer. The latter two were inspired by the work and teachings of Yogi Amrit Desai, Kamini’s father. This training draws on all these modalities and uniquely combines them to serve the intention of the Integrative Amrit Method (IAM) of Yoga Therapy. This is not therapy, it is a practice of wholly integrating all aspects of the human experience as a part of our spiritual journey. This style of Yoga Therapy is less about symptoms and more about resolving the root cause of those symptoms. By resolving and freeing various accumulated tensions left lingering in the body for variety of reasons, we free the body to heal itself.
  • Is this course appropriate as an introduction to the practice?
    Yes. This is an excellent course for any beginner to learn theory, how to practice Yoga Therapy for yourself and how to get most out of your personal practice.
  • Why does the length of my course differ from others?
    Depending on location, content may be delivered in various formats including one 12 day segment (Yoga Therapy I and II together), 2 separate segments, (sometimes with Yoga Therapy I offered online), or over weekends. It can also be offered in an intensive format. However all curriculum and content is the same.
  • I have physical limitations, but would love to take this course. Is it for me?
    Yes! You can take this course regardless of physical limitations.
  • Can I give a Yoga Therapy session after completing Yoga Therapy I?
    Yoga Therapy I alone does not certify you as a yoga therapist, however it is the first step. Upon completion of BOTH Yoga Therapy I and II you will be certified to give Yoga Therapy sessions. In some cases, such as for Mental Health Professionals or those who already have counseling, yoga therapy or other qualifications, Yoga Therapy I alone can immediately provide a host of touch-free techniques to use with your clients without necessarily needing to go on to Yoga Therapy II.
  • If I have previous experience with Yoga Therapy, can I place out of this course?
    No. This course is foundational and crucial for your success in all other courses that follow. You will find that even if you have learned some of these techniques and concepts elsewhere, the teachings are put together, and combined in a unique way. Keep in mind that the hours completed in Yoga Therapy I, count towards the certification you receive in Yoga Therapy II.
  • Where do I get my manual and program materials?
    Program materials and other class resources are provided digitally through an online platform once you register. You have the option to have these materials printed on your own if you wish.
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