Kripalu Yoga Retreats around the world

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Kripalu: Developed by Amrit Desai, Kripalu Yoga, sometimes described as the yoga of consciousness, is a practice with an emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that will enable students to thrive in all aspects of life. Kripalu Yoga focuses on looking inward and moving at one's own pace while coordinating breath and movement to honor the wisdom of the body. Classes can vary from gentle to strenuous, and teachers will always encourage students to listen their bodies and let that be the guide to their practice. Kripalu Yoga leads the student through three stages: Stage 1 begins with the steady practice of postures (with a focus on breath, alignment, and consciousness); Stage 2 involves holding the postures longer, and deepening inner awareness; Stage 3 takes students to a meditation in motion in which movement from one posture to another arises spontaneously.