Rolf Gates, author of the acclaimed book Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, is a leading voice of contemporary yoga, and his work is used as a resource for yoga students and teachers worldwide. He conducts vinyasa intensives and 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings internationally. A former US Army Ranger and social worker trained in the field of addictions, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his teaching and life. His work has been featured on television and in print, including Yoga Journal, People magazine, and Travel and Leisure.
The Most Important Thing: Teaching and Living the Yoga Sutras
Each time we teach might be the only chance we get to help someone, so always teach the most important thing.
The Art of Letting Go
Before our bodies can open, they must first let go; the clenched and guarded muscles must relax. But the mind must let go first.
Living Our Truth
As you learn to speak the truth, you will learn to be true to yourself, to all that is best in you.
Compassion and Loving-Kindness
A few years ago, I went on a 10-day meditation retreat in California’s Yucca Valley.
The Yoga of Recovery
Research shows that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are powerful tools for recovery in healing from addiction.
A Vision for the New Year
New Year's is a time of transition, when we’re teetering on the verge of new opportunities and possibilities. Simultaneously, we’re experiencing the tail...
Kripalu Perspectives: Yoga and Meditation for Recovery with Rolf Gates
Rolf Gates, a yoga teacher and former social worker trained in the field of addiction, tells us how the practices of yoga and meditation can help those in recovery reclaim and trust themselves again.
Break the Cycle: How Yoga and Meditation Can Help Heal Addiction
What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now While there are a...
The Future of Yoga Education: A Q&A with Micah Mortali
An update from Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools, on our new 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Choose to Breathe
I’ve been freelancing for more than 15 years now. As often as possible, I’ve focused my work in the natural-health field—as a host, producer, writer, voice...
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