Yogi Amrit Desai, Gurudev, is repeatedly recognized and honored worldwide as a pioneer of authentic yoga in the west. Over the past 54 years more than eight thousand yoga teachers have been trained in the systems he developed. They teach in more than 45 countries around the world. He has been recognized and honored with titles such as Doctor of Yoga, World Yoga Master (Jagadacharya), International Grand Yoga Master, Yogacharya and many more. Gurudev is a universally revered spiritual leader and has reached millions of people through his trainings, workshops, participation in international yoga and Ayurveda conferences, books and other publications he has authored. He has participated in peace missions in Russia and Israel. He is the founder of one of the largest yoga and health centers in North America, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and now Amrit Yoga Institute, the thriving Yoga and Ayurveda Center in Salt Springs, Florida.