Yoga Journal LIVE! at Kripalu
There’s still time to sign on for a weekend of power and play, November 20–23. Yoga Journal joins forces with Kripalu to present an amazing lineup of teachers focusing on the vinyasa experience. Go with the flow!

Register now for Yoga Journal LIVE! at Kripalu, November 20–23.

Do This Now: A 15-Minute Meditation with Steven Leonard
Join Kripalu Yoga teacher and faculty member Steven Leonard as he leads you through the five elements of a core Kripalu meditation.

Get centered.

Thanksgiving at Kripalu
What better way to celebrate the holiday of gratitude than by nurturing yourself with time at Kripalu? Our Thanksgiving R&R Retreat schedule includes themed workshops, guided hikes, evening kirtan, a delicious holiday meal, and lots of time to unwind, your way. Bring the family, and leave the dishes at home!

Find out what Thanksgiving at Kripalu is all about.

You might also consider joining us for Contemplative Week at Kripalu, December 20–25, offering introspective programs in a quiet, serene environment. Browse the schedule.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Expand your teaching toolkit with restorative yoga—the ideal antidote for our busy, stressful lives. This comprehensive Yoga Teacher Specialist Training for certified yoga instructors prepares you to confidently share restorative yoga with diverse populations, from Type A personalities to those with limitations.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, January 8–17, 2016.

Read a Q&A on restorative yoga with teacher trainer Sudha Carolyn Lundeen.

Crafting the Resilient Life
Resilience is what buoys us up in challenging times, and allows us to feel greater joy in happier days. It’s an art that can be cultivated as a foundation for optimal living. Learn how you can create lasting positive change in this powerful on-site/online program.

Crafting the Resilient Life, February 1–May 18, 2016.

Making an Impact: Kripalu Scholarships
Our scholarship recipients graduate from our programs and trainings and bring what they’ve learned back to their families, their workplaces, their communities, and the world. When you give to the Kripalu Scholarship fund, you help plant a seed that will blossom in ways you might never imagine.

You can make a difference.

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Holiday Helpers

Practices for Staying Grounded in the Season of Celebration

The holidays are upon us, a season that for many brings joy, celebration, and gratitude, warm hearths on chilly days, and the heartening pleasures of exchanging gifts while reconnecting with loved ones. But, as much as the holidays can elevate our spirit, they can also tax our system. There are travel arrangements to be made, shopping lists to tackle, and copious platters of tempting treats to be devoured. Staying grounded during this time can be harder than trying to defrost a Tofurkey or hang a menorah atop a Christmas tree. Our faculty offered four yoga poses and a meditation technique to help you maintain balance this holiday season.

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Kripalu Kitchen Recipes
This pumpkin brioche is perfect for a holiday brunch. Enjoy it with butter, or take it up a notch and use it to make pumpkin French toast.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month:
Pumpkin Brioche

Awaken the Teacher Within
Grow personally and professionally in our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, guided by expert teachers and nurtured by the supportive Kripalu environment. Our next 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is offered in two 12-day modules, December 6–18, 2015, and January 24–February 5, 2016.

Find out more.

The Kripalu Approach to Diet
There is a way to find a healthy relationship to food and to your body—and it doesn’t involve depriving yourself, exercising to the point of exhaustion, or thinking about every morsel you put in your mouth. The Kripalu Approach to Diet empowers you to truly nurture yourself, at every level of your being.

Find out more about The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program, January 4–February 19, 2016.

Seasonal Self-Care
Yoga and Ayurveda offer tools for enhancing vitality and harmony as the busy holiday season approaches. Experience deep relaxation, stress-reducing meditations, restorative yoga, and nourishing Ayurvedic self-care.

Renew and Refresh for the Holidays, November 22–25.

Clutter vs. Creativity: Clearing the Stuff That Holds Us Back
by Reyna Eistenstark

I’ve been wanting to write about clutter for days now … but there’s a huge pile of papers on my desk. Every time I sit down to write, I look at that pile, and suddenly I want to be just about anywhere else. Read more.

Want more space in your life? Check out Clearing the Clutter: Making Space for Positive Change, November 29–December 4.

Give the Gift of Kripalu
You choose the amount, they choose the experience. Kripalu gift certificates can be used for day visits, R&R retreats, programs, and Healing Arts. They arrive elegantly packaged with a Kripalu catalog and Kripalu Healing Arts brochure.

Get the details.

Other Great Opportunities in November
Facing Cancer with Courage
Maria Sirois, Aruni Nan Futuronsky, and Kripalu Faculty
November 8–13

From Grieving to Believing: The Soul in Transformation
David Kessler, Maureen Hancock, and Paul Denniston
November 13–15

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner
Cristie Newhart and Michelle Dalbec
November 15–20

Chakra Yoga Advanced Teacher Training
Anodea Judith and Todd Norian
November 15–20

Kundalini Rising
Ajeet Kaur and Nirinjan Kaur
November 27–29
Quote of the Month
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
—Alphonse Karr
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