Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

Welcome to the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

The Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living has been thinking ‘big picture’ since our founding in 2007. We hold a vision of an awakened, compassionate, and connected world where monumental culture change within our most important social institutions, particularly education and healthcare, can be cultivated through the practice of yoga.  Observations of adolescents, teachers, counselors, corrections officers, nurses and other front line professionals is evidence that Kripalu’s vision, though grand, is possible.

Our strategy is to identify and cultivate the conditions for optimal human and ultimately organizational performance.  Individuals within an organization learn tools for skillful living and then share those practices as they interact with those they serve and work with. As the organization reaches a critical mass of optimally performing individuals, they become better equipped to deliver on their organization’s mission.

Please help us do this good work!

You can get involved by making a donation in support of our projects to bring the gift of yoga to school children and scholarships for front line professionals in highly stressful organizations that might not otherwise have access to yoga and the skills of self-regulation. The Kripalu Approach curriculum has been developed and honed over several years and this work continues as we learn how to adapt the curriculum to a variety of organizations, formats, and settings. Our research endeavors are made possible in part through the generosity of donors.

Thank you for joining us in this historic and big endeavor.

Edi Pasalis, Director

Executive Leadership Edi Pasalis

Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living