Stephen Cope


Stephen Cope, MSW, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, the largest yoga research institute in the Western world. He is a Western-trained psychotherapist who writes and teaches about the relationship between Western psychological paradigms and the Eastern contemplative traditions. Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador in Lenox, Massachusetts, Cope is the author of several bestselling books, including Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, The Wisdom of Yoga, The Great Work of Your Life, and Soul Friends.