Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson leads workshops in meditation and mindfulness, stress reduction, and her primary work, the power of the voice. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, Bhavani has practiced and led meditation for more than 40 years, and has taught in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Iceland. She has several albums of singing, chanting, and sounding experiences in addition to her series of instructional CDs on meditation, Meditation Made Possible. Bhavani honors Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) and Russill Paul as her mantra mentors.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • Feet First: Guidelines for Walking Meditation

    Walking meditation is an opportunity to slow down and luxuriate in the smallest detail of a process we usually take for granted.

  • Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion

    by Bhavani Lorraine Nelson The word yoga, for most of us, conjures up an image of a room full of people in intricate poses. That might be a valid picture,...

  • Writing as Meditation

    Bhavani Lorraine Nelson explains how writing can be a meditative practice, and gives easy instructions for getting started.

  • Life as Meditation

    Some people say that meditation is not something we do; it’s something we fall into when we create the proper conditions, says Bhavani Lorraine Nelson.

  • There's No Sound Like Om

    Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean?

  • Eight Windows into Meditation

    Think of meditation, and you might imagine yourself sitting on a cushion with your eyes closed. But that’s not the only way to do it.

  • Sitting in Stillness: Mantras, Metta, and Meditation

    Meditation can benefit the nervous system, improve our sleep, and help us find serenity, says Kripalu presenter Bhavani Lorraine Nelson.