( or may I say Swamiji),
Thank you so much for all these wonderful experiences I had the chance
to have with you on Thursday and Sunday.
And thank you so much that my daughter
could be with me.
She was "begeistert",
I can't find the word... Yesterday I was crying for hours. There was so much coming up
from deep inside. And at 4 in the early morning I tried to meditate, but
it was too cold-( I slept outside), so I
This morning I heard you in my sleep singing the OM - Mantra in regular
terms, sometimes as loud as if you were just beside me, sometimes from
far away. And I felt the energy like
waves in my body. It was awesome. I was listening for a really long
time- until there was nothing more to hear- and I felt a big gratitude.
I thank you so much!
I hope you are well and I wish you will have a great time in Greece and
wherever you will be... I hope to hear you again singing in my dreams - it was "unbeschreiblichschön" -
inexplicable, if that word makes any sense...? A very big hug-I feel so much blessed-thank you so much! (Name Witheld)
Actually I am really not yet back in my German life for all my Greek
adventures and experiences are still wide awake inside me. The Sunday
retreat with you was one of the most special and important events I had in
When we came to Seagull Bay to attend the retreat I did not have the
slightest idea of what would happen. So I also had no questions at all and I
was just as inexperienced as unprejudiced sitting in our chair circle.
I felt open and free to learn and see things that I did not know before, and
certainly I was also curious to do some "professional meditation", because I
know that I can - without knowing anything about meditation at all - very
When we started meditation sitting upright on our chairs it was not
difficult for me to close my eyes and to walk into my inner self. And
although I did not fell asleep I did not realize anymore the other people
around me very soon after we had started. I realized that sometimes you were
near my body and I felt that you touched me carefully to let me slip into
other positions until I finally was on the floor. When I was laying on the
floor it happened that I could not feel my hands and arms, my feet and legs
anymore. I was deeply relaxed but at the same time aware that something was
happening to me. When my arms and legs "came back" to me some sort of
prickling ran through my hands and feet as if there was much energy working
Another thing was that invisible cushion that occurred around my breast and
throat. It already started to develop while I was still sitting on the
chair, when you put my head back and let it there for a while. This cushion
was around me until the end of meditation. I don't know what it was.
Of course I am very interested how you have perceived my sort of being, how
you realize and watch me.
All I experienced in your retreat also gave me lots of emotional situations
afterwards. The first emotions during the three following days after retreat
were relaxation, happiness, inner calmness and some kind of stability. Two
days before we left Kos and went by ferry to Kalymnos, I suddenly got very
stirred up and was near to tears, and I really don't know why this happened,
because I was not really unlucky at all.
So what to do with all this? Surely I examined my life in this context and
tried to find out, what I like to keep in my life and what I want to change.
On the whole I am satisfied und happy with my life and I can enjoy all that
is given to me. But sometimes I also feel lonesome and wish I had a partner
to share my life, love and adventures with. On the other hand I have many
friends sharing special moments with me and giving me precious moments. So
why worry? But sometimes I worry anyway, because - you already said it right
in the retreat - I think, feel AND desire. Botheration!
So when you are visiting Germany I am very eager to take part in some
retreat. Düsseldorf is not far away from my home. Only 40 minutes. I think I
can find all necessary information about your journey and retreats on
Facebook. Otherwise perhaps we can mail.
Now I have written such a lot stuff and I hope you understand all I have
written because it is awfully difficult to express those deep experiences in
a non native language. But language is always only a bridge at all, it can
never work exactly.
I hope you will keep on having a good time in Greece,
many dear hugs and precious thoughts for you,
P.S. If you like to share my thoughts with other people feel free to do so.
I am totally open-minded and uncomplicated in such things.
Sabine, the hairdresser in Germany, gave
her testimonial from her experiences.
This is the translation.
My first thoughts and feelings with Swami:
First contact: introduction to
Yoga……thought: a normal man of friendly and cheerful nature.
Second contact: Meditation…….feelings:
sitting comfortable on a chair, closed eyes. Swami passes my place, I
don’t hear him, I don’t see him, but I feel him. He walks behind
me…….warmth is flowing from my right to my left shoulder……….very
pleasant ............. he stays in front of me…….warmth
everywhere………..my head wants to go to the right side……everything feels
all right………..I am sitting, bended to the right side, my head is also
falling to the right side, very uncomfortable…………..I bear it for
minutes…….I have no will to straighten up again………….then the feeling to
be pressed to the floor………but nobody touches me………I am sinking deeper
and deeper and more and more to the right side………..then Swami is
there……….he holds me and lays me on the floor………I feel warmth, deepest
relaxation, security………with every breath I sink more and more in this
The sound of the singing bowls………….then request of Swami to take place
at the chairs again………
I am totally calm.
I want to experience this feeling again……….I will meditate regularly ………
Thank you for this affirmative (positive) Yoga experience!”
David from Washington State,
gives his testimonial here:
My name is David D. I have a
background in machining, physics and
math, as well as some experiments in
high energy electrical physics. I
also have an interest in SCUBA
diving as well as an interest in
I met Swami K. the other day with my
girl friend Ariel on a trip to Mt.
Rainier, to gather "Glacial Milk".
As we were chatting the conversation
turned to scientific measurements.
We decided to see if any of my
instrumentation could "pick up" any
electrical effect on an energy
healing, that Swami K was planning
on performing on Ariel. The results
were both surprising and reminiscent
of certain theories of Electrical
Physics, that can be traced back to
Nikola Tesla, as well as at least a
dozen other luminaries in electrical
read more on this report, please
2008, Swamiji was tested with a
biofeedback machine while he was
conducting a Yoga Meditation Retreat
in West Seattle. This is what the
facilitator of the project had to
say of Swamiji:
have tested 38 people on EPFX device
and Swami Kripananda was 39th. I am
attaching the two most dramatic
differences that I have spotted
between his and the other 38 people
who were tested.
The first spotted difference was
related to the aura. All 38 results
more or less are looks like to the
first attached Photo. They are
dense red-orange-yellow, with
spotted disturbances (two big
circles) on it. Swami's aura is
light and bluish without disturbance
The second one is unbelievable high
level of LIGHT OF SPIRIT (third
picture). Basically I had the level
under the red line."
the time I met Swamiji I had been
practicing Yoga for 8 years and
although this practice enhanced my
life greatly I longed for something
deeper, something to reach my heart.
I started praying for a teacher, a
guru, to come into my life to help
guide me in my search for meaning,
for truth. The universe sent me
Swami Kripananda and my life hasn't
been the same since.
Swamiji's hands are his gift for
healing. One touch allows you to
reach the deepest state of
meditation effortlessly. One
touch is like a gift that changes
One hug transforms you. For me it is
like being hugged by God. I feel
blessed with every moment I spend in
Swami Kripananda's presence.
“When the student is ready, the
teacher will appear.” Sometimes we
do not even know what we are seeking
until we find it appear in our
lives. Swami Kripananda
arrived out of the blue and I found
myself participating in his
workshop. Having a background in
Feng Shui and Gigong, and having
studied with several grand masters,
I immediately recognized his
teaching and wisdom to be of very
high level. His ability to teach
both universally and specifically at
the same time creates a healing and
transforming experience. The
combination of his knowledge and
humor makes for an amazing,
spiritual yoga path.
Danielle Varanda Blue
Mountain Feng Shui Consultant,
Swami Kripananda's warmth and humor fill the
room and you cannot help but smile.
He greets everyone with a hug, and
he genuinely cares about others. He
gives all of himself in his classes,
and no two classes are the same.
adds humor by telling funny
stories. He knows so much about the
human body and I always walked away
having learned something new. One
night, I went to class feeling
pulled out a
chair and had me bend backwards over
the chair. Within minutes, I felt
elated as a result of that one yoga
pose! I began going to
yoga classes in hopes of getting my
body back into shape. In the end, I
benefited with my entire mind, body
Romana B, Chapin, South
is a testimonial you may attribute
to "Michael and Filomena F. of
It is often said that your
misfortunes become your fortunes.
When my wife
and I unsuccessfully tried to start
a family, we pursued conventional
medical treatment along with
holistic care, including yoga and
with Swami K. We were immediately
blown away by SK's vast knowledge of
Eastern philosophy, the inner
workings of the body and all things
While we certainly learned the
intricacies of numerous yoga poses,
took away a deeper understanding of
ourselves, the world around us, and
true healing nature of yoga as it is
meant to be practiced. In addition
healthy 15-month-old daughter, we
have also gained a lifelong
connection. Integrity is not a
mental concept; it is an action
shows his integrity in his actions.
He is truly dedicated to his work
shows in his attentiveness to his
students. Whether you are
class or a more intense retreat (and
the hours go by so fast it's
incredible), we think SK can lead
you along in your journey.
Please feel free to link to that
anonymous e-mail address for
Mike & Filomena F., Poughkeepsie NY
The old slogan said, "A day without
orange juice is like a day without
sunshine." Swami Kripananda
is spiritual OJ! Part comedian, part
mystic, SK molds his retreats based
on the needs/abilities of the
retreatants and the guidance of the
Spirit. No two retreats are alike;
no two retreatants will come away
with the same experience.
Personally, I expected to come away
physically sore having exercised
muscles I didn't know I had.
Instead, I came away feeling "the
burn" at my core essence.
I found SK at a time
in my life when I knew I needed
change, and have been grateful to
time & fate for allowing our paths
to cross. His teachings, his
personality and his dedication to
his practice have had a profound
effect on me, and I constantly am
reminded of how yoga is not all
about the exercise of the body, but
of the spirit as well. Each time I
meet with him, I come away with a
greater understanding of this
concept. He is an exceptional
instructor and friend, with a
ridiculous sense of humor. My life
is better for knowing him.
Kathy Nordgren, Licensed
White Crane Spa
5437 California Avenue SW
Seattle, Washington 98136
Email Kathy Nordgren
Recently, I attended a Yoga and Meditation Retreat on Vashon Island led by Swami K. I am an Acupuncturist and a long time yoga practitioner. The retreat was very interesting and I was instructed by Swami in some very deep meditation practices. I felt very relaxed and my experience with the meditation was very deep and nourishing. At one point after a meditation, I took my pulses from a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic perspective and I was amazed at their balance and the level of Qi (Vital energy) in my pulses as if I had been infused with lots of energy from ”somewhere”. Swami was extremely warm and attentive in his instruction and guidance.
(8 Months Later Kathy wrote)
Subject: Cleaning the Vessel
just cleaning the vessel to filling
nite's yoga and meditation was
wonderful. The yoga was very
releasing and allowed my body to
relax. Then I prayed with great
intent to feel the presence of
"somebody" out there.
meditation, I felt and saw the
"matrix" of the universe or the
weave of energy or the "field"
between all of us that makes up
life. It was amazing to see all of
life being interconnected in a huge
beautiful weave of designs. .I felt
like my vessel was being filled.