IAM® Meditation Technique

Amma.org: IAM® Meditation Training
Free Meditation Courses for Everyone
Amma's meditation technique is taught free of charge to the public, students, prisoners - and to the 1.3 million members of India's paramilitary.
Amma.org: IAM Meditation Training
Students participating in the IAM® training

What We Do

The IAM® - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique is a short and simple approach to meditation that anyone can learn. It's a powerful way to reconnect with our real center and thereby experience true joy and peace in life. Born out of Amma's deep resolve for our spiritual enhancement, this technique, when practiced with dedication, is designed to bring integration into our lives - an integration of body, mind, intellect and heart.

It is taught for free by trained volunteers during retreats and throughout the year at many locations. It consists of energizing exercises, or yogic postures, followed by meditation. The technique integrates movement, breath, sound and visualization.

Versions have been taught to thousands of people worldwide, many of whom have been given instruction in company or organization-sponsored classes, such as: the Indian Army, Navy, and Paramilitary; Whole Foods Corporation; Genentech, USA; State University of New York; and the Juvenile Detention Center, Santa Fe, NM.

Currently, there are four versions of IAM-35: a 35 minute practice; IAM-20, a 20 minute practice; Youth, ages 15-18; and Youth, ages 10-14.

Upcoming Meditation Courses:

December 10: San Diego County, CA
IAM-20: Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Weng's Acupuncture Clinic
9972 Campo Rd, Spring Valley CA 91977
Contact: Bhadra or at 619-246-6339

Third Saturday of Every Month
Los Angeles, CA
December 17
, January 21
IAM-20: 2:30 - 5:30 pm
MA Center Los Angeles
RSVP required:: Arpita

December 17: Captain Cook, HI
IAM-20: Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Paleaku Gardens
83-5401 Painted Church Rd
Contact: Riitta Ojala-Lipman

May 6, 2017: Madison, WI
IAM-35: Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friends Meeting House
1704 Roberts Court, 53711
More Info Here
Contact: Sharad, or 608-257-6229


Refresher Classes & Guided Group Meditation

Guided Meditation takes 45 mins: Participants who have already taken the IAM-35 course, are verbally guided through the relaxation exercises and sitting meditation steps. People get to practice the meditation together as a group. There is no teaching or Q&A. Guided meditation helps to deepen and support an individual's daily practice, as meditation in a group is beneficial for all who participate.

The IAM Refresher is 2 hours long. An IAM Instructor will go over benefits, review the exercises and meditation steps, see how everyone's practice is going, if there are any obstacles being experienced, and answer questions. Then, there will be a guided meditation as part of the refresher. It is a "teaching" format for those who have newly taken the course, or for those whose meditation may have fallen away, to reinforce the practice. We recommend refreshers to everyone to support them in developing their own personal daily practice.

Every Saturday
MA Center, San Ramon, CA

IAM-35: Guided Group Meditation
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Main House Puja Room
Contact: San Ramon Events

Atlanta, GA

IAM-20: Guided Meditation/ Refresher
4:00pm to 5:00pm
3113 Roberta Dr. NW, 30327
Contact: Bindu Balakrishnan
or call 404-409-5227

Atlanta, GA

IAM-35: Guided Meditation/ Refresher
10:00am to 11:00 am
3113 Roberta Dr. NW, 30327
Contact: Bindu Balakrishnan
or call 404-409-5227

First Saturday of the Month:
Amma Center of NM, Santa Fe

IAM-35 Guided Meditation / Refresher:
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Contact: Jagrati or 505.670.5126

Third Saturday of Every Month
MA Center Los Angeles
IAM-20 Refresher: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
RSVP required: Arpita

Fourth Saturday of Every Month
MA Center Los Angeles
IAM-35 Guided Group Meditation: 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Contact: Arpita

Every Other Month:
Amma Center of NM, Santa Fe

IAM-20 Guided Meditation / Refresher
Saturdays and Sundays
Contact: Jagrati or 505.670.5126

First Thursday of the Month: Pittsburg, CA
Guided IAM-20 Practice 6:30 - 7:00 pm
The Buchanan Park Community Center
4150 Harbor Street
Contact: Eknath, or 925.206.1659

Last Thursday of each Quarter:
Albuquerque, NM

IAM-35 Refresher Class: 5:15pm to 7:15pm
February 25, July 28, September 29, and December 15
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174
2015 Albuquerque IAM Schedule

Last Saturday of the month following the IAM-20 courses listed above:
Albuquerque, NM

IAM-20 Refresher Class: 9:00 - 10:00 am
April 30 and October 29
University Heights United Methodist Church
2210 Silver Ave SE
Contact: Kristen or 505-400-6174
2015 Albuquerque IAM Schedule


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