in this issue
expand your client base with jill’s list
the group discount program just got sweeter!
the seva cd series needs you!
program highlights
benefit highlight: press release
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beware of scam e-mails
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yoga service conference at omega
Our own Vandita Kate Marchesiello, Director of Professional Associations, will be sharing information about the Teaching for Diversity fund at the first annual Yoga Service Conference, offered by Omega and the Yoga Service Council, May 18–20 at Omega. It’s an opportunity to forge relationships, build skills, and draw inspiration from leading teachers who work with underserved communities, including Seane Corne, Beryl Bender Birch, and many more.
Dear friend,

This month, for the first time, we're sending our monthly e-newsletter to all alumni of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda—our entire sangha. We'll be sending you this update four times each year, offering news from the Schools and Professional Associations. We hope you'll find this information exciting and informative, and we'd love your feedback on what you'd like to hear about in future newsletters.

In this issue, Andrew speaks with Jill's List founder Jill Shah about the exciting possibilities her venture offers yoga teachers and Ayurvedic practitioners, plus we clue you in on the expanded group discount program. To take advantage of these benefits, become a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association or the Kripalu Ayurvedic Practitioners Association, and join a community of more than 2,300 fellow alumni.

We also invite you to join the conversation on the Kripalu Professional Associations Community forum. This month, members are talking about a particularly intriguing subject: addressing the topic of God in your classes. Get in on the discussion today!

With love,


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Director, Kripalu Professional Associations


Andrew Tanner 
Director, Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda

expand your client base with jill's list
Jill's List is an innovative online platform for building your one-on-one client base through connecting with consumers and medical professionals. Founder Jill Shah is offering a fabulous deal for KYTA and KAPA members: a three-month free membership at the professional level, followed by a discounted rate of $19.99 per month. Your membership includes online appointment bookings, client notes, business management tools, and more.


Jill's List is also recruiting Kripalu Yoga teachers in the Boston area for a pilot study through which doctors will refer patients to yoga teachers as part of their care. You can choose to participate when you sign up at Watch the video to learn more.

the group discount program just got sweeter!
Active KYTA members who come to Kripalu as a group now get discounts on cushier digs!

Group members taking advantage of the discount are no longer limited to shared-standard and dormitory accommodations, with the exception of summer weekends. (Summer is defined as Memorial Day through Labor Day, and weekends as Friday and Saturday nights.) This means that your group members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on any accommodation, anytime except on summer weekends.

the seva cd series needs you!
Get your music out into the world while supporting the Teaching for Diversity fund. KYTA’s Seva CD series includes tracks ranging from meditative to uplifting to joyously exuberant.

Do you have a song or instrumental track that might be a perfect fit for the next Seva CD? We want to hear it!

program highlights

21st Annual Yoga Teachers Conference: Celebrating 40 Years of Kripalu Yoga in the West, October 9–12. Featuring Stephen Cope, Devarshi Steven Hartman, Amba and Don Stapleton, Shobhan Richard Faulds, and a community kirtan with Krishna Das.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training near you: Turn on your students to a training in your area.
September 2012–March 2013, with Devarshi Steven Hartman, in Wakefield, Rhode Island
September 2012–March 2013, with Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds, in Berkeley, California
October 2012–March 2013, with Jay Karlinksi, in Fairfield, Connecticut
November 2012–March 2013, with Randal Williams, in Ontario, Canada

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