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Kamini Desai, PhD, is the current Founder and Director of I AM Education and former Education Director and curriculum developer of one of the premier schools of Yoga Nidra in the West, the Amrit Yoga Institute. Considered an expert in the inner sciences of Yoga Nidra, Relaxation and Artful Living, she is author of the acclaimed book, Life Lessons Love Lessons, and is a frequent guest speaker and teacher at various institutions for higher learning throughout the United States and Europe. Kamini’s corporate clients have included: Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, Sony, Kellogg’s, KEDS, Mars Confectionary, and KPN Telecom in addition to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Finance. Her guided Yoga Nidra experiences have been used in various United States government facilities. Trained at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Kamini also earned university degrees in Anthropology and Psychology, and is daughter of one of the original masters who brought Yoga to the West. Kamini served as Director of Wellness at Yarrow, an executive retreat center in Michigan, and was on faculty of the Foxhollow Leadership Center, Lenox, Massachusetts. She is one of three Founding Directors of the International University of Yoga and Ayurveda with Vijay K. Jain, MD, and Shekhar Annambhotla, MD. Kamini is a member the Editorial Board of the Light on Ayurveda Journal, associated with the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In 2012, she was awarded the title of Yogeshwari (a woman of yogic mastery) for her keen ability to bring ancient illumination to the genuine challenges of the human experience. She was featured on the cover of Natural Awakenings (2015) in celebration of National Yoga Month, in Dutch Cosmopolitan, Fit and Healthy Magazine, and has published numerous articles and videos in the United States and Europe. For more information visit: www.kaminidesai.com, www.iameducation.org.