Keith Kempis

Meet Jivamukti teacher and adventurer, Keith Kempis!

RYB: What is Jivamukti yoga to you?

KK: Jivamukti is yoga in its purest form: enlightenment through action

RYB: Which 3 words would you use to describe your classes?

KK: Music, Humor, Story-telling

RYB: Top 3 favorite songs to energize a class on your yoga playlist?


  • your love is lifting me higher - Jackie Wilson 
  • blister in the sun - Violent Femmes 
  • love is the answer- Garnett Silk

RYB: What’s the funniest yoga moment you have had?

KK: At my Jivamukti Teacher Training way back in 2007, I fell asleep on someone WHILEST I was adjusting them in Paschimottanasana (forward fold) – I was so sleep deprived!

RYB: What is one of your top yoga experiences?

KK: It would have to be my first jivamukti class ever: in a girlie bar (during the day) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was like a light bulb going off when Casey Gramaglia (teacher) started talking about animals and yoga practice in the one breath.

RYB: What are you top 3 yoga recommendations?


  • Yoga in Thailand during the vegetarian festival with me (hehe) through Lila Yoga
  •  A Jivamukti immersion anywhere in the world, 3-5 days of total immersion in the way of the spiritual warrior!
  • Annual Jivamukti tribe gathering in NYC, amazing teachers, beautiful satsang

RYB: Share one of your favorite recipes:

KK: Scrambled Tofu, my go to vegan comfort food! 

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