Kripalu Yoga teacher Sudhakar Ken McRae

"Pay no attention [to your thoughts]. Don't fight them. Just do nothing about them, let them be, whatever they are. Your very fighting them gives them life. just disregard. Look through." ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

‎'Now' is just what is happening--minus everything you think. -Adyashanti

“Yoga teaches that our core problem is that we have forgotten who and what we really are. This avidya or spiritual ignorance, is the most subtle impurity. Convinced that we are defined by our bodies, beliefs, personalities, preferences, possessions, careers, and nationalities, we live estranged from an authentic sense of self and cut off from a vital spiritual connection.” Kripalu Yoga by Richard Faulds

Private Yoga

Appointments can be scheduled to meet Ken at the home-studio for Global Yoga Journeys in downtown Columbia. These sessions are appropriate for those seeking a more individualized deepening of their practice or for those who are unable to attend his regular group classes.

This time together can be focused on adapting poses to accommodate specific injuries and body-types, on developing a personal home-practice routine, on learning about meditation or yoga philosophy or for someone who is new to the practice and would like more personal attention as they get started.

Fee: The one hour sessions are $85 each or $60 each if a series of 4 are arranged at the same time. To inquire about an appointment call 441-0848 or email.

Sudhakar Ken McRae, E-RYT500 is known for his open-heart, a commitment to conscious living, and his meticulous, good-humored instruction. He combines the precision of the Iyengar tradition with the heart-centered, meditative aspects of Kripalu yoga.

Ken has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for 30 years. He draws from a repertoire of over 80 poses that are accessible to beginners and challenging for more flexible practitioners. All are welcomed into his classes.

His journey to Columbia included living and teaching at the Kripalu Yoga Center for five years as well as a journey to the origins of Kripalu in Kayavarohan, India. He currently has a keen interest in non dual philosophy - "we are not two". His favourite teachers are Richard Miller, Jean Klein, Pari Laskaridis and Adyashanti.

For many years Ken was involved in training teachers at the advanced level as they worked toward their 500 hour certification. During that time he collaborated and wrote two articles on "How to Teach a Kripalu Style Yoga Class. If you are interested click here and here.

Sudhakar has been studying, practicing and teaching Kripalu yoga and meditation since 1987 and as the Director of Daily Sadhana at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, from 1992-96 he instructed over 30,000 students.

He currently directs Global Yoga Journeys, a yoga travel company offering weeklong intensive Raja yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra and meditation retreats around the world.

He also teaches at alleyCat Yoga in Columbia, Missouri. He is available to mentor teachers seeking advanced certification.