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Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out posts on yoga, health, and wellness, such as “Feet First: Guidelines for Walking Meditation.”
kripalu perspectives podcast: food, glorious food, with jeremy rock smith
Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith discusses how food nourishes us not just physically but also emotionally and spiritually in this latest edition of Kripalu Perspectives.

August 2014 podcast: Food, Glorious Food (listen now, download the mp3, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS feed).

Don’t miss Jeremy Rock Smith at Kripalu Food As Medicine: A Feast of Science and Wisdom, September 17–21, with James S. Gordon, Kathie Madonna Swift, John Bagnulo, Mark Hyman, and more. Designed for health-care professionals and anyone interested in medical nutrition therapy, this training gives you the foundation you need to integrate nutrition effectively into your practice—and your life.

outliving food cravings
How do you outlive a food craving when it’s happening? Kripalu Yoga teacher and Senior Life Coach Aruni Nan Futuronsky, faculty member for Integrative Weight Loss: Living a Transformed Life, says the key lies in self-observation without judgment.

Watch Aruni’s video.

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My experience at Kripalu always sends me home with a clearer mind, a more open heart, and my spirit lifted.
—Karen B., Boston, Massachusetts
making an impact: the seva cd series
Kripalu’s Seva CD series features music donated by some of our most beloved presenters and performers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each CD goes to Kripalu’s Teaching for Diversity program, bringing yoga to underserved populations around the country and the world.

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Welcome to August! At this time of year, the lush beauty all around us is a constant reminder of the richness nature holds. Here at Kripalu, the grounds are in full blossom and Lake Mahkeenac shines silver in the sun, inviting us to balance the pitta (fire) season with a dive into coolness! The longer days and warmer nights offer opportunities to tune into the rhythms of the season and the rhythms of your life. What are you questioning right now? What will help you thrive? The answers you seek are already within you.
the road back to yourself
by Joan Anderson

In this excerpt from her book The Second Journey, memoirist Joan Anderson describes the call that sent her in search of herself as she entered the second half of her life.

The whistle of the ferry startles me, and then I feel a surge of pure excitement as the heavy boat backs away from the dock and the seaside town of Oban becomes a fleck in the distance. I stand at the railing and breathe deeply, hoping to inhale some of the magpie magic that permeates the islands to which we are headed. A light swell soothes any anxiety I might have brought aboard, and, for a time, I am content simply to gaze at the scenery—a tall white lighthouse guarding the large harbor, a wonderful medieval moss-covered castle, a pod of seals dancing in the ferry’s wake. I am crossing to safety, or so it feels, heading for Iona to become a virtual vagabond, doing as Robert Frost suggested and taking the road less traveled.

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share the healing power of yoga
For yoga teachers of all traditions—learn how to bring yoga to special populations, including those dealing with limited mobility, chronic pain, eating disorders, pregnancy, back issues, and more:

Kripalu’s 23rd Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, October 14–17: Keynotes, community sessions, and 16 workshops focusing on the power of yoga therapy.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification: Therapeutic Approaches to Yoga, September 19–28.

10 ways to bring Ayurveda into your workplace
Here are 10 simple ways to bring Ayurvedic practices into the office to boost your energy, productivity, and wellness.

Want more Ayurveda in your life? Creating Health and Harmony: An Ayurvedic Retreat, September 14–19.

moving forward after cancer, by valerie reiss
When I plopped into the Radiance program’s opening night welcome circle, I was exhausted. That morning, I had attended the memorial service for my dear friend, Dara. In that moment, “life after cancer” looked to me like throwing a rose on my friend’s coffin and hearing it thud.

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Find out about Radiance: Create an Amazing Life After Cancer, September 7–12.

kripalu kitchen recipes
It’s zucchini season! This yummy frittata can be made ahead and eaten warm or cold for any meal of the day.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month:
Zucchini Mint Frittata

spreading the word…
Newtown Yoga Festival, August 23
Kripalu Yoga teachers Jennifer Reis and Ray Crist are among the presenters at the second annual Newtown Yoga Festival, created by Sandy Hook Promise to promote health and well-being for the community of Newtown, Connecticut.

Find out more.

Sat Nam Fest, October 8–12
This five-day celebration of Kundalini Yoga in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, features yoga, meditation, dance, and chanting, with teachers including Gurmukh and Sunder Singh, and musicians Snatam Kaur, Mirabai Ceiba, Jai-Jagdeesh, Ajeet Kaur, and more.

Get details on Sat Nam Fest.

quote of the month
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
—James Dent
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