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Kripalu's Official Purpose

All nonprofit organizations have an official purpose clause, most often stated in its Articles of Incorporation or corporate bylaws. Kripalu’s reads as follows:

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a tax-exempt organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, literary, and scientific purposes. Its purpose is to:

(1) Advance the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals, and uplift society, by promoting the art, science, practices, and philosophy of yoga; and

(2) Promote other traditional and contemporary approaches to life that integrate body, mind, and spirit, and help individuals and groups flourish and perform at peak levels through practices and beliefs similar to yoga; and

(3) Promote traditional and contemporary healing modalities that integrate body, mind, and spirit and otherwise cultivate well-being by educating the public on the expression of these healing modalities in complementary and alternative medicine; and

(4) Promote the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma or the "Perennial Wisdom," which advocates the unfettered inquiry into all approaches that benefit individuals and uplift society, and propounds the universal brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind; and

(5) Engage in other activities incidental or related to the above purposes that are not prohibited by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or any other laws.