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Yogi Amrit Desai

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Yogi Amrit Desai is one of the earliest pioneers of yoga in the West and is one of the few remaining living yoga masters who originally brought over the authentic teachings of yoga in the early 1960s. He is the creator of two brands of yoga, Kripalu Yoga and I AM Yoga, and is the founder of five yoga and health centres in the US. His yoga training programs have reached more than 40 countries worldwide, and over 8,000 teachers have been certified.Homegrown Gurus (2013) states: "Although Desai has not received scholarly attention, he has arguably been one of the most influential and sought-after figures in the development of Hatha Yoga in America over the last 40 years."