Painting of Yogi Amrit Desai by Peter Max © 2012
The Unity Plaza team recently met with Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai and his staff from the Amrit Yoga Institute to plan upcoming events to be held at the plaza upon opening.
Gurudev Yogi Amrit Desai is internationally recognized for being one of the original pioneers who brought the authentic practice of yoga to the US. He is the original founder of Kripalu Yoga and the Integrative Amrit Methods® (IAM) of Yoga, as well as Yoga Nidra, a powerful meditation practice for deep relaxation and spiritual healing.
“Gurudev has been honored for following in the footsteps of many of the great spiritual Masters such as Paramahansa Yogananda, the renowned author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and Swami Vivekenanda, who founded the World Religious Parliament in India 1893. This prestigious organization has bestowed recognition to only five spiritual teachers who have played significant roles in disseminating the ancient heritage of India worldwide. In 1986 they honored Gurudev with the title Jagadacharya, World Teacher. He has also been recognized with titles including Doctor of Yoga and the Vishwa Yoga Ratna, awarded by the President of India.” (http://www.amrityoga.org/yogiDesai.html)
Gurudev will be offering his passion and expertise to the Jacksonville community through facilitation at Unity Plaza.
Learn more about the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, FL – www.amrityoga.org