Kamini Desai


For the last 20 years Kamini has created an exciting and versatile body of teachings combining western psychology and eastern philosophy.

Trained at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology from Smith College and La Salle University, Kamini has served as Director of Wellness at Yarrow, an executive retreat center in Michigan, and on faculty of the Foxhollow Leadership Center. She is also the developer of the core program curriculum of the Amrit Yoga Institute – a center for advanced studies dedicated to the science and system of integrated human development.

Her hands-on, experiential style of teaching has been welcomed in over 10 countries around the world including England, Holland, Belgium, France, Portugal, Turkey, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Mexico and throughout the United States and Canada.

In addition to her work in assisting individuals towards higher levels of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, Kamini delivers corporate training through a proven system of Professional Energy Management which meets the growing demand for a skilled, motivated and productive workforce that can effectively navigate the changing corporate landscape of today. Some of her best known clients have included Sony, KPN Telecom and Mars Confectionary as well as the Department of Defense and the Internal Revenue Service of the Netherlands.

Kamini co-developed and directs the Amrit Yoga Teacher Training and the Yoga Nidra Professional Training at the 500-hour level for aspiring yoga teachers.

Kamini is certified as an E-RYT in yoga instruction. She is also certified in contact partner yoga, yoga therapy, massage therapy, danskinetics, and holistic health education. She speaks Dutch, French, and English.