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He was a remarkable man, a bridge between the traditions of ancient India and contemporary Western society. A yoga master renowned in India for the intensity of his spiritual practice and the depth of his compassion, Swami Kripalu to America in 1977 where he spent the last four years of his life in residence at the original Kripalu Center founded by Yogi Amrit Desai in Sumneytown, Pa.
Swami Kripalu was an ascetic yogi whose intensive practices led him to a very deep understanding of yoga, which he passed on to his students. His teachings were the inspiration behind Kripalu Yoga© as developed by Yogi Amrit Desai and taught at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts.
YOGANAND, Michael Carroll
Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT500 founded Pranakriya Yoga in 2005. He is a Master-Level teacher in the Kripalu Yoga tradition. Through many years of intensive study and practice of Swami Kripalu’s work, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques. After studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the ancient teachings.
Yoganand serves as the Founder and Dean of Curriculum for the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, leads trainings and retreats around the country and world and works to keep the history of Tantric Hatha Yoga alive. Students will find that Yoganand teaches from a place of deep experience and learning and that he shares his understanding in ways that allow them to cultivate and experience greater vitality in their own lives. Yoganand is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT500 level teacher and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists -IAYT.
For additional information about Yoganand and Yoga Teacher Trainings go to www.pranakriya.com
Amy Stephanik, E-RYT 500, YACEP
I began my yoga journey as a teenager when my neighbor Rose gave me my first yoga book. She knew I suffered from back pain from a car accident I had experienced when I was 10 years old. Little did I know it would chart the course that would lead me on this amazing journey of self-study filled with an abundance of personal growth and many opportunities to meet some of the most amazing beings that have taught and guided me to be an authentic yoga teacher. Through my teens and into my 30s I explored many activities. I was a competitive runner, swimmer, martial artist, body builder and an avid inline skater. I was able to weave the yoga practices into my active life. The yoga helped my back pain. I was sleeping better and I could feel I was recovering quickly from my intense workouts. My practice of Asana, meditation and Bhakti yoga drew me to the Kripalu Center in Lenox Ma. I fell in love with the Kripalu practice that was filled with the essence of the teachings of Swami Kripalu. I began to share the practice with massage clients and friends. I completed the 500 hour Kripalu YTT in 2006. I went on to study Pranakriya Yoga and completed the 500 hour Pranakriya YTT in 2015. My Primary Yoga Teacher is Yoganand (Michael Carroll).
As a certified professional level Kripalu and Pranakriya Yoga Teacher I am recognized for my creative ability to work with all levels of students, from those looking for a gentle therapeutic experience to individuals working at a more intense athletic level. I have a unique passion for teaching the deeper practices of Hatha Yoga: Asana, Pranayama & meditation. Some of my other offerings are Yin, Restorative, Yoga on the Ball and Yoga in a chair.
My yoga business name is Myoga,LLC, myogaisyouryoga.com & email [email protected] . In 1999 I was the founder and co-owner of former studio known as The Comfort Zone of Ventnor and Ocean City. In 2009 I opened Myoga, LLC and closed the physical studio in September of 2015. I am currently free-lancing and teaching in the Southern New Jersey area and I am available for workshops, and private individual and group sessions.