Kripalu School of Yoga Faculty

Nicolai Bachman

Nicolai Bachman, MA, MS, E-RYT 500, has been teaching Sanskrit, chanting, yoga philosophy, and Ayurveda since 1994. He is author of <em>108 Sanskrit Flash Cards</em>.

Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country.

Yoganand Michael Carroll

Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, has a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.

Kimberly Carson

Kimberly Carson, MPH, E-RYT, C-IAYT, is a yoga teacher at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, and codirects trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine.

Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who offers workshops and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, a yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and longtime Kripalu faculty member who teaches for the Kripalu Schools, is curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the...

Jashoda Edmunds

Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, a Kripalu School of Yoga teacher trainer, draws on her study of Buddhism and her training as a Phoenix Rising yoga therapist.

David Emerson

David Emerson is coauthor of <em>Overcoming Trauma through Yoga</em> and director of yoga services at the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute.

Ana Forrest

Ana Forrest is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in yoga and emotional healing and creator of Forrest Yoga®. She is a contributing expert to Yoga Journal and other national wellness publications.

Jonathan Foust (Sudhir)

Jonathan Foust (Sudhir), MA, cofounder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute and former President of Kripalu, has been leading retreats and training teachers for more than 25 years.

Rolf Gates

Rolf Gates, author of Daily Reflections on Addiction, Yoga and Getting Well, Meditations from the Mat, and Meditations on Intention and Being, is a leading voice of contemporary yoga.

Kari Harendorf

Kari Harendorf, E-RYT 500, yoga teacher, educator, holistic health facilitator, and Reiki master, has studied exclusively with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee since 2005.

Jurian Hughes

Jurian Hughes, MFA, E-RYT 500, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty for more than 10 years, is also a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer and voice coach.

Ajeet Kaur

Ajeet Kaur is a recording artist, yogi, and healer. A fresh new presence in the world of sacred chant, Ajeet’s music has quickly found its way around the world.

Hari Kirin Khalsa

Hari Kirin Khalsa, MA, MFA, author of the best-selling <em>Art & Yoga: Kundalini Awakening in Everyday Life</em>, is a popular teacher, yogi, and artist.

Sat Bir S. Khalsa

Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Research Director for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

Ariel Kiley

Ariel Kiley, E-RYT 500, an Integrated Yoga Tune Up® trainer, created two signature programs for Equinox Fitness Club. She codirects Dou Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training.

Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, MA, E-RYT, is a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Karma Yoga Leadership Intensive.

Carol Krucoff

Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and codirector of the Yoga for Seniors teacher trainings.

Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, is a physical therapist who has taught yoga since 1971. A founder of <em>Yoga Journal</em> magazine, she is the author of eight books.

Steven Leonard

Steven Leonard, a faculty member at Kripalu, leads meditation classes and outdoor activities, guiding people in ways that affirm their natural instincts and intelligence.

Joseph Le Page

Joseph Le Page, founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), has trained more than 3,000 teachers and therapists.

Lilian Le Page

Lilian Le Page has been teaching yoga for 20 years, focusing on pranayama, mudra, bandha, and meditation.

Brahmani Liebman

Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, is cocreator, with Jashoda Edmunds, of Journey into Yoga School of Yoga & Meditation teacher trainings.

Sarah Longacre

Sarah Longacre, birth doula since 2001, prenatal yoga instructor, and mother of four, is the owner of Blooma Yoga Studios.

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN, E-RYT 500, works with clients privately and leads workshops internationally. Her <em>Kripalu Gentle Yoga</em> CD has won three prestigious awards.

Maria Mendola

Maria Mendola, RN, MS, E-RYT 500, is both a structural yoga therapist and an integrative yoga therapist. She has practiced yoga for more than 30 years.

Elise Browning Miller

Elise Browning Miller, MA, is a certified senior Iyengar Yoga teacher (CIYT), and is also certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).

Toshiro Miura

Toshiro Miura is on faculty for the Kripalu School of Yoga and owner of Yoga of Life, a Kripalu Affiliate Studio in Japan.

Cristie Newhart

Cristie Newhart is a dynamic yoga teacher and teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga

Todd Norian

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher. A student of yoga since 1980, he has immersed himself in many styles of alignment-based and heart-centered yoga.

Rudy Peirce

Rudy Peirce, MA, E-RYT 500, YACEP, a Kripalu Yoga teacher since 1983, guides accessible, gentle yoga, and is creator of a four-CD set, The Gentle Series.

Jillian Pransky

Jillian Pransky, E-RYT 500, author of <em>Deep Listening</em>, is an international presenter, meditation and yoga teacher, and certified yoga therapist (IAYT).

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is a global adventurer, founder of Prana Vinyasa Yoga, and author of the book <em>Tending the Heart Fire</em>.

Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, LMT, creator of Five Element Yoga® and Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra, is a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga and School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche, PhD, has been teaching meditation since 1968. He is the author of Meditation Made Easy and Whole Body Meditations.

Stacy Seebart

Stacy Seebart, E-RYT 500, RPYT, director of Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, is an experienced prenatal yoga teacher, massage therapist, and educator.

Iona M. Smith

Iona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) with the Institute for Extraordinary Living. She is also an R&R Retreat faculty member at Kripalu.

Jenn Turner

Jenn Turner, RYT, MA, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who codesigned the protocol for a National Institutes of Health study at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.

Cheryl Van Demark

Cheryl Van Demark is a physical therapist, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist with more than 30 years of experience helping others pursue joyful living.