Rest and Relaxation
About This Event
Our R&R program is a powerful way to restore your peace of mind and well-being. Through the daily practice of yoga, yoga nidra and healthy diet you will activate the innate healing wisdom of your body. Rest and Relaxation at AYI is an opportunity to step away from a stressful modern lifestyle into an experience of relaxation and rejuvenation that will leave you feeling balanced and inspired!
Stress is an epidemic. It has been identified as the cause of many illnesses and addictions. We provide a practical approach to managing stress through yoga and meditation classes that are accessible to everyone.
How often have you tried to change your diet and failed? Once, twice, always? We get it. And we can help. Our meals are all organic, vegetarian and served hot daily. We take the effort out of eating healthy!
BRING IT HOME
We don’t just provide a temporary reprive from your stressful life. We empower people with tools and techniques to take relief, relaxation and balance home and into your daily life. Whether you’re here for a day or a week, we know you will find something that helps you make a profound shift in your health and well-being.
YOGA & MEDITATION
Our community practices yoga & meditation at least twice daily (Monday through Friday). With a hatha yoga posture class in the mornings, and a noontime guided meditation, called yoga nidra.
I AM WELLNESS™ CENTER
Our healing arts therapists are standing by with multiple types of massage, holistic health consults and more. You can learn more, or book an appointment before you arrive here.
Our chef and kitchen staff provide delicious, inspired vegetarian meals. The food we serve is not only vegetarian and organic, and from local sources as much as possible, such as local farm, Crone’s Cradle Conserve.
We encourage the practice of sacred silence from the hours of 10pm to 10am daily, giving an opportunity for introspection and self-study in alignment with our core principles.
Venue HighlightsWe are located in Salt Springs, Florida, amid the tranquil beauty of the Ocala National Forest on Lake Kerr, a spring-fed lake of nearly 3,000 acres. 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 brand new Healing Arts 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.
AccommodationsWe offer dorm-style housing as well as private/shared accomodations for an additional charge.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineAll our programs include 3-vegetarian meals daily. Meals are prepared fresh and served buffet-style with a fresh salad bar included during lunch and dinner.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Kelly Thompson May 21, 2019
Enjoyed a retreat two weeks ago on the Sadhana of Prana with Chandrakant and then returned this past weekend for a short Rest & Relaxation. Was hoping for Darshan with Gurudev, but though we missed out on that, we were grateful for Nirali’s Sunday morning presentation on the foundation for I AM Yoga. She is a wonderful teacher full of grace and embodied spirit. It was a gift to sit on the dock and watch the sunset and the full moon rise. We look forward to our next visit!
Joe DiScala February 12, 2019
Started in my mind (while feeling what was and not being able to quite my mind) seeing what's not there, over my stay I realized what was there was so much more I was a close friend to the Kripalu Ashram I had many friends, I consider myself very sensitive, so when Guru Dev was ousted I withdrew! My whole attraction was to practice non-judgment and here the institution that introduced me to the concept was being judgemental Kripalu since and the experience was wonderful just not the same spiritually but to the general, public the commercial customer it's got all the bells and whistles extremely well managed or was the last time typical of the corporate retreats around the world with a little less spirituality Amrit Yoga is for me the exception in a world that is attracted to bling I have revisited all the various methods I've tried and from this day forward become a devote I can't say enough words won't provide the essence of the feeling which is what it's all about God Bless and keep you in this world Amrit Yoga