Edi Pasalis

Kripalu Faculty

Before stepping into the lead faculty role at Kripalu, Edi spent a decade on the Kripalu Leadership team as the Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living where she helped birth RISE™, Kripalu’s evidence-based initiative to create more people-centered, emotionally intelligent workplaces. She oversaw the mindful resilience training of thousands of educators, health and human services providers, law enforcement personnel, business leaders, and middle and high school students. Outcomes of this work have been published in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and have been presented at the Worksite Wellness Council of MA, American Academy of Management, the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine & Healthcare, the Embodied Positive Psychology Conference, and the Symposium on Yoga Research.

Edi has been learning, growing, and serving through yoga for over 25 years. She holds certificates in Kripalu Yoga and Positive Psychology and master's degrees from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and Harvard Divinity School, and is a student of the Presencing Institute for awareness-based systems change. Edi is amazed by the power of practice, and is particularly interested in how yoga helps people connect to shared aliveness and embody greater wellbeing for ourselves, our communities, and the planet. 

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