A Vinyasa Experience for All Levels
Whether you’re a yoga newbie or an experienced practitioner, you’ll find a vinyasa approach that’s just right for you at Yoga Journal LIVE! at Kripalu, November 20–23. Experience the powerful teaching of Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Elena Brower, Coby Kozlowski, and many more.

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Listening 101
We all know what it feels like to be fully heard in a conversation—and what it’s like when the other person is just waiting for their turn to speak. In this month's featured video, The Practice of Listening, Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, invites you to bring compassion and full presence to your communication with others.
Meditation for Beginners
Does meditation have any actual health benefits? Can it help you relax? What’s the best time of day to meditate? Angela Wilson, a Kripalu faculty member and Project Leader for the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, answers these questions and more.

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Experience the Essence of the Kripalu Approach
We took everything we’ve learned over decades of developing and teaching life-changing yoga and wellness programming, and distilled it into one powerful five-day experience. If you’re seeking greater balance, ease, and resilience, come learn tools that will increase your well-being on every level.

The Kripalu Approach to Healthy Living, September 20–25.

Apply Kripalu’s foundational practices to creating a healthy relationship with food and your body in The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program, September 7–October 23.

Happiness, Deconstructed
There’s a scientific way to study happiness—it’s called Positive Psychology. Supported by evidence-based research, our on-site/online certificate program focuses on individual and societal flourishing. You learn how to cultivate happiness, strengths, self-esteem, and optimism—skills that will serve you in every aspect of your life and work.

Certificate in Positive Psychology, October 19, 2015–September 30, 2016.

Making an Impact
Every year, nearly 40,000 people come to Kripalu. They return to their lives with renewed energy, a fresh perspective, and the practical tools they need to sustain their well-being—and make a difference in the world.

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Kripalu from A to Z
Thought you knew everything there was to know about Kripalu? We’re betting you’ll discover something new in this A-to-Z primer. This month’s issue of Compass is devoted to the beginner, as well as those practicing beginner’s mind. We hope you’ll dig in, do some clicking, and get re-inspired—and then forward this e-mail to someone you know who’s just starting to explore yoga and healthy living.

A is for Ayurveda. Sometimes called “the science of life,” Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is the oldest continuously practiced health-care system in the world. Read more about Ayurveda.

Read the entire Kripalu alphabet.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipes
Enjoy this simple, spicy alternative to scrambled eggs.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month: Scrambled Tofu

A Food As Medicine Training for Health-Care Providers
In this professional training program, you learn how to confidently and compassionately guide your patients toward sound, practical nutrition. Topics covered include detox, women’s health, supplements, digestive healing, mindful eating, and much more.

Food As Medicine: A Feast of Science and Wisdom, September 18–22.

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner, by Portland Helmich
When you’re an absolute beginner peering into a yoga studio, it’s not unusual to be intimidated by the contortions some people’s bodies are capable of—but it’s a myth that you need to be as flexible as a rubber band to get on the mat.

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Kripalu’s Annual Conference for Yoga Teachers and Ayurvedic Practitioners
This year’s conference, Tools for the Radiant Teacher, features more than 20 workshops with leading experts in the field, on topics including the art of skillful assisting, yoga therapeutics for neck and shoulders, the Ayurvedic kitchen, incorporating sound into your yoga teaching, self-care through nature immersion, Vedic astrology and architecture, and much more. Big thanks to our conference sponsors, Yoga Alliance, Dosha Bar, and Manduka.

Browse all workshops at Kripalu’s 24th Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, October 6–9.

Starting Anew in the Second Half of Your Life
Midlife is the perfect time to reassess, reinvigorate, and reinvent. Kick off a brand-new rest of your life with the warm and wise guidance of Maria Sirois, an inspirational speaker and clinical psychologist specializing in resilience and Positive Psychology.

Rejuvenate and Reclaim Life After 40, September 27–October 2.

More Great Opportunities in September
Quote of the Month
“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.”
—Barbara Sher
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