Gurudev Amrit Desai
Gurudev Amrit Desai is a pioneer in bringing the ancient teachings of yoga from India to the West and is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. He is originator of the Amrit Method® of Yoga and Yoga Nidra, Quantum Breath Meditation™, the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga (I AM), and Kripalu Yoga. The founder of Amrit Yoga Institute and Ayurveda Wellness Center and an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living, he has been teaching and transforming people’s lives for more than 50 years.
Following a profound Kundalini awakening, Gurudev Desai developed a methodology that altered the popular notion of yoga as a physical discipline and reintroduced a spiritual dimension to the practice of hatha yoga. He named this approach Kripalu Yoga: Meditation in Motion, in honor of his guru, Swami Kripalvanandji. The yoga society that Gurudev Amrit Desai founded eventually grew to become the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Today, his unique methods are practiced by thousands worldwide and taught by more than 5,000 yoga teachers and thousands of healing professionals in more than 40 countries.
A prolific author, Gurudev Desai’s books include Kripalu Yoga, Amrit Yoga, and Love & Bliss, and his chanting is featured on the CD Ecstatic Chanting.