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Dear friends,

Now that flowers are finally blooming, take a minute to stop and smell them! Does your life have a way, like mine, of picking you up and spinning you here and there like a spring windstorm, without enough time to slow down between goals and destinations? Finding those still, centered places—the eyes of the storm—is what yoga is all about. We’d love to know how you find peace, stillness, and focus within the busyness of life.

Forum question of the month: How do you stay connected to your practice while working at your “other” job, traveling, going to school, caring for your family, etc.?

Share your thoughts on the Kripalu Professional Associations Community Forum.

Happy Spring!


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Director, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

Ready to conquer your fear of flying?

Sam Chase, MFA, E-RYT, holds Kripalu Yoga’s highest teaching certification and a master’s degree from Harvard. At KYTA Conference 2011, October 4–7, Sam will offer the workshop Defying Gravity: Teaching and Practicing Arm Balancing and Inversion. He will guide participants in an exploration of everything from basic foundations to whimsical variations of headstand, handstand, forearm balance, and hand balance. In a supportive environment, you will cultivate safe and effective teaching tools for practicing and guiding each pose at any level through group and solo work.

Find out more about Sam Chase.

Kripalu CEO David Surrenda wants to know how your yoga practice impacts your life.

What effect has yoga had on your level of joy, your ability to go with the flow, and your capacity for forgiveness? You’ll have the opportunity to answer these questions and more in an upcoming KYTA survey. All responses will be confidential and will help to inform conversations, presentations, and discussions on the value and impact of yoga.

Need an instant shot of Kripalu Yoga?

Take an online class with Devarshi Steven Hartman, Dean of the School of Yoga, in Kripalu’s pilot yoga video, which brings the essence of Kripalu home to you anytime.

Then take a short survey to help us evaluate Kripalu’s vision to launch a full complement of classes online, including all levels, varied lengths, and different teachers, as well as a choice of special topics.

Save the date
The 20th annual Kripalu Yoga Teachers Conference will be held from Tuesday, October 4, to Friday, October 7, 2011. We hope you can join us for this heart-opening Kripalu experience magnified by the power of your peers and other expert faculty.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification Module Two: Yogic Philosophy, Meditation, and Pranayama: Applying Ancient Teachings to the Modern Lifestyle, August 5–14. Drawing from the wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as well as the lineage of Kripalu Yoga, this module grounds your yoga teaching through in-depth study of yogic philosophy, the experience of contemplative practice, and the exploration of pranayama (breathing techniques). Read more.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification Module Four: Working with Special Populations, November 11–20. How we take yoga out into the world and into our classes, and the variety of what we have to offer, plays a part in determining how successful we are as yoga teachers. Read more.


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