Shambhu Anand

From the ashrams of India to the pueblos of Taos, from the banks of the Shipra to the Susquehanna, Acharya Shambhu Anand (Paul Herzer) is a living servant of yoga in the Pashupati Lakulish lineage of Swami Sri Kripalvanandaji. After multiple 200- and 500-hour trainings and thousands of hours of teaching spanning over two decades, he was invited to participate in the International Yoga Conference held during the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujain, and again invited to Allahabad to participate in the ancient Vedic RudraYaga ceremony during the Ardha Kumbh Mela. Holding the ghee lamp for arti, he shines the light of yoga for the world, continuously seeking the truth.

He sits on the board of directors of the Kripalvananda Yoga Institute as historian, working to preserve the teachings of Swami Kripalu in Sumneytown, Pa. He is a senior student of Yogi Amrit Desai and serves as a senior teacher and Emissary Ambassador to the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Fl. For the past ten years he has studied mantra and chanting with bhakti yoga masters Sri Bhagavan Das and Sharada Devi. He draws upon these lineages for kirtan, which he has helped lead publicly since 2017.