John Mundahl has been a yoga teacher and practitioner for 36 years. He was a resident at the original Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Sumney- town, Pennsylvania from 1977-1981, the four years of Swami Kripalu’s remark- able stay in the United States. He is a retired ESL public school teacher, return Peace Corps Volunteer, an Ayurvedic Health Care Educator and the author of 12 books including: Tales of Courage, Tales of Dreams, a collection of short stories, From the Heart of the Lotus, the Teaching Stories of Swami Kripalu, A Sunrise of Joy, the Lost Darshans of Swami Kripalu, and The Swami Kripalu Reader, Selected Works from a Yogic Master.