Director of the Kripalu Schools
Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools and longtime Kripalu Yoga teacher, has been leading groups in wilderness and corporate settings for more than 15 years. With a passion for sharing the empowering, life-affirming practices of yoga and Ayurveda, Micah is dedicated to the idea that there is a power and a limitless possibility within every human heart, and believes that the purpose of life is to awaken and experience that possibility. He lives in the Berkshires with his wife and children, where he enjoys getting out into the hills and breathing the clean Berkshire air.
Self-Observation Without Judgment
A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Not So Far Away
Director of the Kripalu Schools Micah Mortali talks about the yoga of Star Wars.
Yoga Practice for the Busy Householder
We all go through phases in our lives and in our yoga practice. People come to yoga for...
Finding Sanctuary in Kripalu Yoga
I was traumatized, exhausted, feeling lost, and awakening to the realization that my soul was calling for something I wasn’t finding.
My Son, the Pratyahara Detector
Micah Mortali, guest blogger, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and manager of the Kripalu Volunteer Program Pratyahara, or turning inward, is one of the eight limbs of...
The Yoga of Star Wars
The Yoga of Star Wars by Micah Mortali.
Selfless Service—A Reflection on Boston
By Micah Mortali As I write this, it’s April 16, 2013, less than 24 hours since two explosives ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon leaving three...
Going Inward in the Season of Darkness
The winter solstice is the darkest, shortest day of the year. Because of this, it has served as a marker for human beings, a day when we have celebrated the turn back toward the light as the days begin to grow longer.
The Practice of Listening
Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, invites you to embrace the practice of listening.
Quest for Fire: The Power of a Single Flame
When I was a little boy, my parents and I lived off the grid for a year or so while they built our new house in the forest. We heated with wood and used kerosene lanterns for light.
Crystal Clear: Can Stones Really Heal Us?
Yogis and meditators have integrated the use of crystals into their practice, but do crystals really have powers other than the ones we assign to them?
How to Love Winter
Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. I love the crispness in the air, the warm-but-not-too-hot days, the cooler nights, the vibrantly colored leaves shimmering in the trees. But it’s also a bittersweet time of year—a time tinged with feelings of loss.
Volunteering for a Longer Life
When I think about improving my overall health and increasing my longevity, I suspect I’m not that...
The Path of the Wounded Healer
The practice of yoga not only tones muscles, increases flexibility, and calms the mind, it can also help heal deep-seated wounds.
Yoga’s Ethical Guide to Living: The Yamas and Niyamas
“By firmly grasping the flower of a single virtue, a person can lift the entire garland of yama and niyama.” —Swami Kripalu The yamas and niyamas are yoga’s...
Yoga, Seva, and Naps: A Q&A with the Director of the Kripalu Schools
An interview with Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda
Kripalu Perspectives: Becoming a Yoga Teacher, with Micah Mortali
Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools, talks about the journey that led him to becoming a Kripalu Yoga teacher.
Pranayama for Riding the Wave
A couple of days ago, I embarked on yet another major life change. I left Los Angeles, where I’ve been living for the last two and a half years, and returned...
The Future of Yoga Education: A Q&A with Micah Mortali
An update from Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools, on our new 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
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