Kripalu Perspectives Podcast: The Path of the Peaceful Warrior, with Dan Millman
Best-selling author Dan Millman discusses ways to develop your talent for living and defines what it means to be a peaceful warrior in the latest edition of Kripalu Perspectives.

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A Fresh Start to the New Year
Celebrate the successes of 2015 and craft an upcoming year full of meaning, fun, and purpose in Living Out Loud, December 27, 2015–January 1, 2016.

Advanced Training for Yoga Teachers
Our new Restorative Yoga Teacher Training gives you a scientific and experiential understanding of how deep relaxation triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to a powerful healing and nurturing experience. Learn how to bring the gifts of restorative yoga to your students and private clients.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, January 8–17.

Do This Now: Online Vinyasa Class with Coby Kozlowski
Get energized and shrug off winter’s chill with this exuberant vinyasa practice.

Unroll your mat and start moving!

View our brand-new collection of Kripalu Yoga videos.

Making an Impact: Support Our Mission
There’s still time to make a tax-deductible donation this year to support our work in the world, including
  • Our Scholarship Program, which supports people from all over the world to train in yoga and Ayurveda at Kripalu and then bring it back to their communities
  • Our Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, which gives adolescents lifelong tools for self-regulation and resilience
  • The yoga research and organizational partnerships conducted by the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living
  • The life-changing programming we offer to the 40,000 guests who visit the retreat center annually.

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Going with Your Gut

by Lisa Lampanelli

All my life, I’ve been someone who consistently tried to “force” things. I forced romantic relationships, I pushed friendships, I even tried to barrel my way through two or three careers with sheer will. But recently, I had a revelation: I’m not a person who can force things. I have to let things happen organically and go with them. In other words, I am the horse who can be led to water, but I definitely can’t make myself drink—until I’m ready. Then, I can take nice, big healthy gulps.

Read more.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipes
Enjoy this go-to holiday dessert—an easy solution when you have vegan and/or gluten-free guests at your table.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month:
Apple Crisp

For Yoga Teachers—and Those Who Want to Be
Make your dream of becoming a yoga teacher come true in the new year. The 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training monthlong immersion, with Jennifer Reis and Jurian Hughes, runs February 21–March 18, 2016.
Your journey starts here.
To Your Health!
Experience a yoga-inspired approach to renewing your body, mind, and spirit with acclaimed nutritionists Annie B. Kay and Kathie Madonna Swift in Detox for Health and Healing in the New Year, January 3–8.

Holiday R&R Retreat
Get primed for the best year ever with a nourishing stay at Kripalu. Create the retreat that’s just right for you, with a custom-tailored combination of high-energy dance, yoga at a wide range of levels, workshops on Ayurveda and personal growth, quiet time for reflection and relaxation, inspiring evening events, and lots more.

Get the details.

Reflections on the Path to a Healthier Life
I’ve lost weight many times, but I’ve never been able to keep it off. Last summer, I was at a point where I knew I had to get in better shape, so I enrolled in The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program. I had no idea what to expect.

Read Sharon’s story.

Find out about the Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrated Weight-Loss Program, a six-week on-site/online program beginning January 4.

Other Great Opportunities in December
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation: Harness Your Power and Potential
December 11–13
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Self-Care and Mindfulness for the Holidays
December 20–24
Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Annie B. Kay, and Lisa B. Nelson

The Wisdom of Yoga and the Art of Extraordinary Living
December 25–27
Stephen Cope

Bhakti Bliss New Year’s Celebration
December 27, 2015–January 1, 2016
David Newman (Durga Das), Mira, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

Quote of the Month
“Relaxation is good, holidays are necessary, but there is nothing as rewarding and healthy as doing what you love and loving what you do.”
—Ogwo David Emenike
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