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Turning Point: Richard Miller

Kripalu Online Describe what you do in 15 words or less.
Richard MillerThrough grace, I help people uncover, explore, and respond to their life’s deepest heartfelt desire(s).

KOL Tell us about a turning point in your life.
Richard In 1970, during my very first yoga class, I reawakened to my interconnectedness with all of life. I walked out that evening under the nighttime stars feeling the most profound sense of astonishment, awe, joy, and delight. As I walked home, a spontaneous vow arose within me that called me to spend my life inquiring into and embodying the teachings of yoga.

KOL What do you love about teaching?
Richard Teaching has helped “me” disappear. When I teach, I feel a great force within that takes over and pours out the teachings through my body, heart, and soul. Teaching has deepened my self-understanding and requires that I integrate my human psyche on every level so that within my daily life and interactions with family, friends, and peers, my thoughts, speech, and actions are trustworthy.

KOL What are you passionate about right now?
Richard I feel a great passion to bring forward the complexity that comprises the field of yoga in a straightforward and secular manner that everyone can easily understand and put into practice. I love that yoga offers everyone a means for healing into their wholeness and awakening to their interrelatedness with all of life. When this is our lived experience, we celebrate our oneness, end the separation and suffering that divides us, and recover our true purpose.

KOL What do you do in your downtime?
Richard I love to hike the trails around Marin County and on Mt. Tamalpais with my wife and close friends, and I enjoy intimate gatherings with friends where we share our love of life and learning.