Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga was founded by Amrit Desai and named for his teacher Kripalvananda. The Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, Massachusetts is the largest year-round yoga-learning center in the country and passes on the teachings of Kripalu Yoga.

Kripalu Yoga places great emphasis on honoring the individual. It is a system of Hatha Yoga that encourages a student to work within the limits of their body to reach a place of self-acceptance and spiritual growth. Students are given the freedom to trust their own inner knowing and to reasonably assess the rightness of the teachings for themselves.

Kripalu Yoga uses the classical Hatha Yoga asana system, but does not have a set sequence or series of poses. Instead it involves an emphasis on pranayama, meditation and relaxation. Classes emphasize compassion towards the self and neutral observance of the thoughts that go through your own mind without judgment.

Kripalu Yoga is easily adaptable for people of all ages, fitness levels, and body types. It promises to make you spiritually present and physically relaxed.

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