John Mundahl: John Mundahl has been a yoga teacher and practitioner for 36 years. He was a resident at the original Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania from 1977-1981, the four years of Swami Kripalu's remarkable 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, Soul to Soul: Poems, Prayers and Stories to end a Yoga Class, A Sunrise of Joy, the Lost Darshans of Swami Kripalu, and The Swami Kripalu Reader, Selected Works from a Yogic Master. His short stories appear in his book: Through the Looking Glass, Stories and Poems from the Road. His poems appear in his book: The Awakening, Poems of Love and Joy for the New Earth. He has served in the Peace Corps three times, in Venezuela, Romania and Costa Rica. He lives in southern Minnesota.