Salt Springs, FL
Amid the beauty of the Ocala National Forest on the banks of Lake Kerr, one of Florida's cleanest spring-fed lakes, lies our tranquil retreat center. 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, main office, guest cabin, and the I AM Wellness™ Center. We run programs year-long in service of our mission to bring authentic yogic wisdom to the world. If you’re not sure about taking a program yet, we also welcome guests for R&R.
The founder, Gurudev Shri Amritji (Yogi Amrit Desai) 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 the massive and diverse Yoga practices we have worldwide today. Shri Amritji is one of the first arrivals and the last living guru from this initial wave, and a pioneer in bringing the authentic practices of Yoga to the West. Today at 86 years of age, Amritji regularly gives lectures on yoga and meditation while on campus and still heads the thriving Amrit Yoga Institute along with his daughter Kamini who know serves as Executive Director and successor to the Kripalu/Lakulish Lineage of teachings. For the last 30 years their combined practice, experience, and teachings have reached yoga practitioners worldwide.
Do everything with so much love in your heart, that you would never want to do it another way.
The Amrit Yoga Institute holds a vision of a world in which humans live in harmonious interaction with themselves, each other and the world.
Our mission is to contribute to a global community dedicated to embodying and transmitting the authentic wisdom and experience of yoga to further the evolution of humanity.
The Amrit Yoga Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 institution that provides education in fields of yoga, meditation and health living. We serve local, organic, vegetarian cuisine and currently participate in a energy plan that ensures all of our power needs come from renewable resources.