“I was 50 years old before I discovered what I wanted to be when I grew up. While on a weekend visit to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lennox, Ma., in 2005, I had a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment, and I knew, from that moment, that my heart was calling me to teach yoga. Through my own practice, through leading thousands of classes, and through meeting many kind, caring, and wonderful people in what I call ‘yoga world,’ I have found the kind of joy that I never thought I could find in any career. I am so blessed to be able to do what I do, and so blessed by the people who visit my studio each week. We practice together, we learn from each other.” Mitch Coleman has been teaching yoga since 2006. He opened his studio, White River Yoga, in Montague, Michigan, in 2007. He received his 200-hour training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2006, and his 500-hour training in Koh Samui, Thailand, with Michel Besnard in 2012.