check out the kripalu blog
    
Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out posts on yoga, health, and wellness, like “What to Buy Organic: An Easy Guide.”
outside our walls:
teaching the teachers
    
Kripalu Yoga teacher and
Teaching for Diversity grant recipient Helene McGlauflin chose to give back to a community that’s helping to shape the next generation: schoolteachers.

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crafting the resilient life
    
Gain tools for living an optimal life, even in challenging times. In this in-depth on-site and online program, you learn what resilience is, and how it intersects with happiness to bring about lasting change.

Find out more about Crafting the Resilient Life, March 17–July 2 (first on-site immersion starts March 30).

guest words
    
I feel renewed—armed with information, strategies, a community, and a deeper feeling of spiritual connection.
—Jean B., Assonet, Massachusetts
thriving after cancer
    
Explore the latest research in mind-body medicine—and experience the healing power of yoga and healthy eating. Dive in to a bold and beautiful life!

Radiance: Create an Amazing Life After Cancer, February 23–28.

kripalu yoga in the schools
    
The Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) program empowers adolescents to shape their own existence with skillful-living tools such as self-regulation, self-inquiry, and self-care. Watch a video of participants in the KYIS program.

Want to be part of changing kids’ lives? Check out our Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training, June 27–July 4.

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welcome
What keeps you warm in winter? In this edition of Compass, you’ll find ideas for stoking your inner fire as we head into 2014. For some of us, the most nurturing warmth can be found in a supportive community, as Meggan Watterson explores in our feature article. For others, it’s a good book (check out Lara Tupper’s essay) or a bowl of hearty squash bisque, this month’s Kripalu Kitchen recipe. Ayurveda can keep you warm—and healthy; check out our tips for using the sister science of yoga to keep colds and flus at bay. Perhaps the brightest flame is lit by inspiration, and we plan to offer you plenty of opportunities to kindle that fire—starting now and in the months to come. Happy New Year!

together
by Meggan Watterson

In this excerpt from her book, Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked, Meggan Watterson, a spiritual mentor and scholar of the Divine Feminine, celebrates the power of community among women.

We have all felt it at some point in our lives. It has made us weep; it has made us laugh until our stomach hurt; it has reminded us that we are invincible. It has called back all the pieces of ourselves, of our soul, that we somehow lost. It has allowed us to feel that deliciously intimate bliss of being wildly alive, as if we could skinny dip in winter and fly through the air on a swinging trapeze without worrying about a net. We have all felt the power of what happens when women come together.

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the book i didn’t want to read
    
by Lara Tupper

“There’s a book I want you to read,” says my cousin Becky. She’s been saying this for months and I haven’t been listening—it’s 2009 and this particular book is everywhere.

Read more.

ayurveda to ward off cold-weather ills
    
Keep colds and flu at bay this winter with Ayurvedic self-care. Read tips for staying healthy, and check out our Foundations of Ayurveda program in New York City,
beginning May 1.
kripalu kitchen recipes
    
Squash bisque: sounds elegant, tastes hearty. It’s our healthy yet decadent version of classic squash soup.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month
Squash Bisque

spreading the word…
Kripalu represents at Yoga Journal’s NYC event
Experience the best of Kripalu with some of our top yoga and Ayurveda teachers at Yoga Journal’s New York City event, April 24–28. Register before January 24 using promo code KP14 and save up to $170.

Learn more.

quote of the month
Don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.
—Rumi
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