What is Kripalu Yoga? Kripalu Yoga is an approach to Hatha Yoga, which was created by Yogi Amrit Desai.
Rooted in the ancient Vedic scriptures and teachings of India and based on Patanjali’s Sutras and the Eight Limbs of Yoga, Kripalu Yoga integrates the body, the mind and the emotions through gentle, meditative yoga postures. continue
Philosophy “The goal of traditional yoga is to bring a practitioner to the highest spiritual state called self-realization. The goal of Kripalu yoga is to develop a healthy and strong body, an open and caring heart …
Founder and History of Kripalu Yoga
Yogi Amrit Desai, who was born in the small village of Halol in India, developed Kripalu Yoga. Desai, who is commonly referred to as Gururdev, was inspired by the life and teachings of his guru, Swami Kripalvananda…
Kripalu Center for Yoga
Yogi Amrit Desai created the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 1966 and founded the Yoga Society of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization providing yoga classes and training for yoga teachers. The name of the Society was later changed to the Kripalu Yoga Fellowship….continue
Kripalu Yoga puts a great emphasis on the mechanics of Yoga – proper breath and alignment – as well as in the inner, spiritual dimensions of Yogic practice.
Students are encouraged to honor “the wisdom of the body” and to work according to the limits of their individual flexibility and strength… continue
The Three Stages of Kripalu Yoga Kripalu Yoga is comprised of three stages of practice: 1-Body and Breath Awareness: Students learn how to practice the classic postures of hatha yoga with relaxation, deep breathing and proper alignment. Focusing the mind on the flow of breath and the details of alignment develops concentration… continue