Ray Crist has traveled through Mexico and Peru in search of indigenous healers. An apprentice of three shamans from lineages as old as the Inca civilization and the Amazon jungle shamans, Ray has a background in Chinese medicine, Thai Yoga, and martial arts, and is a Kripalu Yoga teacher. He offers retreats throughout the world, teaching contemporary Westerners how to use shamanic tools and yoga to live a balanced and empowered life. He has explored the outdoors as a sailing boat captain, diver, snowboarder, kayaker, and paddle boarder, and loves sharing his inspiration through yoga, kayaking, and meditation.
Yoga and Shamanism for Healing and Empowerment
When we incorporate shamanic and yoga practices into our lives, we begin to balance the spiritual and the material.
Ancient Wisdom on a New Path: Where Yoga and Shamanism Meet
Where Yoga and Shamanism Meet, Bold Directions Unfold In 2006, Kripalu faculty member Ray Crist was recovering from a debilitating illness. A yoga teacher,...
Animal Instincts: Communing with Our Spirit Guides
It’s springtime in Madison Square Park. A squirrel joins me, and I’m tempted to see it as a sign, a guide. I know how to survive in this city.
Ancient Wisdom for the New Year
Exploring the power of ritual for times of transition So what are you doing this New Year’s Eve? Watching the ball drop over Times Square on television …...
Kripalu Perspectives: Shamanism for Empowerment with Ray Crist
Ray Crist discusses how shamanic tools and principles can infuse greater meaning into both your yoga practice and your life.
How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets
Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you.
Ready for your own transformation?
Join us for life-changing experiences.