Richard Faulds

Richard Faulds, MA, JD, has practiced yoga and meditation in close association with Kripalu Center for more than 40 years. A former ashram resident, he joined the staff to serve as general counsel, president, CEO, and board chair. He is also the author of several books on Kripalu's spiritual tradition including Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat.   


  • A Wandering Swami: An Excerpt from a New History of Swami Kripalu

    In this excerpt from Richard Faulds (Shobhan)'s new book on the life of Swami Kripalu, a young Swami Kripalu begins his life as a spiritual seeker and renunciate.

  • What Swami Kripalu Taught Me

    Kripalu Yoga teacher Richard Faulds (Shobhan), who experienced Swami Kripalu's teaching firsthand, reflects on an encounter with him.

  • Watering the Roots

    Sometimes yoga can feel like just one more item on my to-do list, a daily commitment I push through to get on to the next thing.

  • Your Brain on Mindfulness Meditation

    Neuroscientific research reveals that mindfulness meditation can significantly change the brain, fortifying our ability to manage difficult emotions and changing the way we experience our sense of self.

  • Outside Our Walls: Kripalu Yoga in Japan

      For practitioners in Japan, Kripalu Yoga offers a fresh viewpoint on both yoga and life. “There’s an emphasis on individuality—what you think and...

  • Finding Your Edge

    With the current buzz around yoga injuries, it’s a good time to revisit the concept of the edge, a core component of Kripalu Yoga. The edge is that precise...

  • Transformation the Kripalu Way

    When he first attended the Energy Intensive at Kripalu, David Ellner was living the life he’d thought he always wanted. But he wasn't happy.

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