Yogi Amrit Desai is a pioneer in bringing the ancient teachings of yoga from India to the West and is widely acknowledged for carrying the authentic voice of yoga throughout the world. He is originator of the Amrit Method™ of Yoga and Yoga Nidra, as well as Quantum Breath Meditation™ and Kripalu Yoga. The founder of Amrit Yoga Institute and an internationally recognized authority on yoga and holistic living, he has been teaching and transforming people’s lives for more than 50 years.
Following a profound Kundalini awakening, Yogi Desai developed a methodology that altered the popular notion of yoga as a physical discipline and reintroduced a spiritual dimension to the practice of hatha yoga. He named this approach Kripalu Yoga: Meditation in Motion, in honor of his guru, Swami Kripalvanandji. The yoga society that Yogi Amrit Desai founded eventually grew to become the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Today, his unique method is practiced by thousands worldwide and now has certified teachers in 37 countries. A prolific author, Yogi Desai’s books include: Kripalu Yoga, Amrit Yoga, and Love & Bliss. His chanting is featured on the CD Ecstatic Chanting.