Russill Paul, a pioneering figure who introduced the sonic aspects of yoga to North America, is the author of The Yoga of Sound and many bestselling chant CDs. Russill has more than 25 years of teaching experience at universities, colleges, and learning institutions such as Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and Omega Institute. He is highly regarded for his groundbreaking work worldwide and through his online Yogic Mystery School.
Russill focuses on emotional healing, personal transformation, and spiritual awakening to bridge the gap between traditional Eastern methods and Western living, with his methods facilitating deeply fulfilling states of consciousness. While he continues to travel across the U.S. and internationally to present workshops and concerts to large audiences, working one-on-one with individuals and guiding small groups in deep spiritual practice is fast becoming his true love.
Russill’s spiritual journey began in the darkness of depression; after attempting suicide at the age of 19, he turned to a path of yoga and spiritual practice. Trained as a monk and yogi at a forest ashram in India, his teaching is informed by leading a regular life in the world and sustaining a loving marriage of over three decades. He works collaboratively with his wife, Asha, a holistic health coach, to help students heal and empower themselves. Each year, they take their students on a pilgrimage, “Transform in India,” to celebrate and deepen their spiritual healing together.