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About the Technique

IAM - Integrated
Amrita Meditation Technique®
was born out of Amma’s divine sankalpa (resolve) is an incredible gift and a rare blessing to spiritual seekers.

This meditation will undoubtedly uplift the seeker to greater spiritual heights and experiences.

IAM Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique ® in Australia

Meditation courses are now available throughout Australia with Amma’s blessings.

Upcoming Courses

Brisbane IAM® Meditation Course
Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 October 2017

Learn the IAM®20 Technique for FREE

When:  Wednesday 25 October 7-9pm (part 1)
Thursday 26 October 7-9pm (part 2 & refresher)

Venue: 32 Burnside Crescent, Westlake, QLD 4074

Fee:      Tuition is FREE

Reservations: or 07 3715 8278

Instructor: Brahmachari Shraddhamrita Chaitanya, senior disciple of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma).

Everyone is Welcome

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For information on IAM courses in your areas please contact the local State coordinators

SCIENTIFIC STUDY of the Benefits of the IAM -
Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique®

IAM®—Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique lowers stress hormones, according to a study recently published in the 2011 volume of the international journal Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (eCAM), published by the Hindawi Publishing Corporation.

The five-year study, titled "The Effect of Meditation on Psycho-Physiological Variables", examines the effect of IAM® Technique on various psychological, physiological and biochemical parameters.

Amma's Meditation - IAM Meditation TechniqueAccording to the study, practitioners of IAM® Technique experience a reduction in stress-hormone adrenaline within 48 hours of beginning the practice. This reduction was shown to sustain in IAM® Technique practitioners throughout the eight-month monitoring period accounted for by the study.

The study also showed a decline in stress-hormone cortisol following eight months of practice. Other physiological results documented by the study include a significant decrease in the heart and respiratory rate of practitioners, as well as significant increase in IgA levels, which are associated with immunological benefits.

Through the study's psychological-evaluation component, a major change was also recorded in the attitude of practitioners towards 'stressful events.' This study was conducted by Ms. Vandana Balakrishnan (research scholar), under the guidance of Dr. Harish Kumar, Head of the Department of Endocrinology; Prof. L. Saraswathy (HOD); and Prof. G.K. Suseeladevi of the Department of Physiology, at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Cochin. Prof. K.R. Sundaram, HOD, Department of Biostatistics at AIMS, provided the statistical support.

The results of the study have given rise to further research, including a study on the effect of IAM® Technique on relieving stress amongst cancer patients undergoing treatment, as well as the impact of the technique in relieving hypertension.

Click here to read more about study - open access article published online >

IAM® Technique is taught free of charge throughout the world by representatives of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), the non-governmental organization of renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). It comprises a combination of yogic postures, breathing practices and mental-concentration exercises. MAM has been teaching the technique to the public since 2003. In 2008, at the request of the Indian government, MAM began teaching IAM® Technique on a widespread scale to India's military and paramilitary soldiers. The technique is also being taught in schools and colleges throughout India, as well as to employees of businesses corporations, including Infosys, BSNL and IIM.

Organisational IAM Meditation Organisational IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique
The Organisational IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique workshop is especially designed for organisations and usually presented in-house, These public workshops are for anyone who would not necessarily want to do the whole weekend IAM.  In other words, if you know work colleagues or other people who wouldn't want the spiritual component in the weekend IAM but would be open to learning to meditate, then this could be for them.

The Organisational IAM - Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique workshops will be taught by Narayan van de Graaff (management consultant) and his wife Janine. They are happy to present this workshop in-house for any organisations that would be interested. 

Please contact Narayan directly if you would like to have him teach this workshop free of charge in your organisation, on 0438 792 300 or

Click here to download a PDF with some information to give to friends or work colleagues about the Organisational IAM.

Find Courses in your Area

For information on IAM courses in your areas please contact the local State coordinators:

Brisbane: Mekala - (07) 3715 8278
Gold Coast: Carol - (07) 5530 5382
Byron Bay: Salini (02) 6685 8565
Sydney: Dayal - (02) 9590 7935
Canberra: Megumi - 0416-729-720
Melbourne: Nava - (03) 9782 9398
Adelaide: Robin - (08) 8271 8006
Perth: Shanthy - (08) 9417 7493



Byron Bay Organisational IAM - Technique workshop, 27 Nov 2011 - click here 

IAM Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® with Rema Devi - Photos
Bramacharini RemaDevi visited Australia in January and February 2008.  During her stay she conducted IAM courses and gave Satsangs. View photos from the Adelaide Meditation Course

Perth - Experiences
Read how people felt after attending Amma's Meditation courses... More >

Byron Bay - Experiences
As always, heartfelt experiences from Shanty's workshops inspires attendees... More >

Tasmania - Experiences
Read first-hand how the course affected the participants ... More >

Adelaide - Experiences
Read about the experiences of Adelaide participants in the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® course... More >

Melbourne - Experiences
Read about the experiences of participants in the Melbourne course ... More >

Recording of Dhyanashloka
Recorded recently by Shanty, at the recent course in Adelaide, this recording of the Dhyanashloka is available for download by course participants and anyone that is interested.

Download Dhyanashloka recording (wav file, 716KB)

Amma's Meditation - IAM Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique



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