Kripalu Yoga Classes

Anthony's Kripalu Yoga classes are small and private or semi-private with no more than 4 students at the OM Yoga Studio and School of Thai Massage located at 1836 Pershing Blvd., Dayton OH 45420. You will receive personal instruction and guided practice even if there is only one student in a walk-in class!  Beginning students to advanced practitioners as well as yoga instructors are fully welcome in our studio.  Our practice room (OM Yoga Studio & School of Thai Massage) is a dedicated sacred place (shivayogalaya)  for yoga practice (sadhana) in the lineage Swami Kripalvanadaji and Yogi Amrit Desai.

Walk-in Yoga Class Times by reservation. (Please call 937-299-7756 up to 10 min. before class if you are coming):

Sunday at 3pm
Monday at 5:15 pm
Friday Men's Yoga at 6pm

Please reserve your walk-in space by phone (937-299-7756 at least 10 minutes before class. Classes are $15 each or $125 for a 10-class card.  Classes have a limit of 4 students so everyone receives personal instruction.  Beginners and Experience WELCOME!

Private Yoga Instruction w/Anthony:

Individual Instruction: is $20 per person  (Note: limit 4 students at the OM Yoga Studio/add $10 travel if the class is at your location).

Private yoga instruction for groups larger than 4 persons must host the class at a pre-arranged location at $15/person.

Private Individualized Yoga Teacher Training (learn at your own rate):  200 hr. YTT

Anthony's  YTT is informed by the teachings of Swami Kripalu's lineage. You will recieve 200 teacher-contact hrs. meeting the Yoga Alliance  requirements for Asana Practice, Ethics, Philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology. Your  tuition includes Practice Teaching Sessions.  It is required that you attend at least 5 classes taught by Anthony at the OM Yoga Studio to enroll in this program. 

Students will recieve their OM Yoga Studio Teacher's Certification upon documentation of 200 hrs. The enrollment application includes payment in-full  or an arranged payment plan.  You are required to meet with Anthony and to submit a short essay describing your yoga practice and goals.  There is required reading and writing assignments. 

You will learn a minimum of 50 postures and Kripalu based methodology of Breath-Relax-Feel-Watch and Allow.   You will be taught to lead classes begin with centering, guided mediation, mantra chanting, warm-ups, traditional asana practice, free-flow time (called "mediation-in-motion" by Anthony's teacher Yogi Amrit Desai) and each class will end with deep restorative relaxation (shavasna) and an ending meditation. Yoga Teacher Training students will learn a  hands-on assists (partner yoga) based on Thai yoga massage. 

If you are interested in becoming a yoga teacher and working closely with a mentor please call Anthony at 937-299-7756.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Tuition  $1,200.00 (That's $6/hour!)  Weekly public class attendance is required during your course of study.

  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Ayurveda
  • The Sanskrit Alphabet, or Devanagari
  • The Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Yogic Philosophy
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Balanced, Kripalu-Based Hatha Yoga Asana Practice
  • Pranayama
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Guided Meditation
  • Anatomy of the Chakras
  • Hands-on Assisting
  • Theory
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ethics

 The curriculum adheres to the guidelines outlined by the Yoga Alliance (R-YTT) at the 200-hour level. Graduates may be invited to teach yoga classes at the OM Yoga Studio & School of Thai Massage.  TUITION $1200.00

What to Expect in Kripalu Yoga Classes

Kripalu Yoga is a gentle hatha yoga practice emphasizing compassion. It focuses on meditation, healing, and transformation, eventually overflowing into the practitioner's daily life. During a Kripalu class, each student learns to find their own level of practice by looking inward. Just a few of the items you and other students will learn and practice in one session include:


  • Centering
  • Warm-Ups
  • Traditional Asana
  • Meditation
  • Shavasana (Relaxation)
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Gentle and Advanced Stretches
  • Pranayama (Yogic Breathing)

Anthony recommends all students wear comfortable clothing to yoga classes. Shorts are not ideal; however, you may wish to dress in layers. Use a class-mat or bring along your own. Do not to eat a heavy meal before class.