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tell kripalu what yoga means to you
summer yoga bulletin is here
kyta + kapa = kripalu professional associations
introducing the new kyta member logo!
program highlights
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save the date: kyta conference 2011, october 4– october 7
Sixteen workshops, three keynote presenters (Seane Corn, Vidya Carolyn Dell’uomo, and Shobhan Richard Faulds), chanting, dancing, and more!

Join us for our 20th annual gathering for yoga teachers of all traditions.

Dear friend,

I’d like to share with you an exciting opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the practice of teaching at Kripalu. This is truly a unique position that might represent your next step on the path of yoga!

The Kripalu School of Yoga is seeking a qualified candidate for its two-year Yoga Internship Program, beginning October 1, 2011. The application deadline is July 25, 2011.

This hands-on training is designed for individuals serious about teaching yoga at the professional level, and/or administrating yoga studios and holistic-health education programs. If this is you, learn more about the internship and qualifications for candidates in the Summer issue of our quarterly newsletter, the Yoga Bulletin, available to download now.

And here is our Forum Question of the Month: Whether you are an established teacher or just starting out, what methods do you use to bring students to your classes or studio? Let us know.

I look forward to reading your thoughts and your stories!


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Director, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

David Surrenda, Kripalu’s CEO, is dedicated to the support and continuing education of yoga teachers and would like to know how the practice and principles of yoga have made an impact on your life.

To share your story, take about 15 minutes to listen to David’s message and complete a brief online survey. Your responses will be incorporated into information promoting the benefits of yoga and its principles, and will be made available in the future through the Yoga Bulletin, our quarterly newsletter.

We appreciate your participation! Your input is very important, and the survey will be open for a limited time only. Answers are confidential, and no names or e-mails will be collected. Questions? Contact

This season’s 12-page, full-color issue includes

  • The how, what, and why of meditation: A Q&A with Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds

  • A guide to the chakras

  • On the Mat: Releasing the Central Channel, Part Two

  • The art of dynamic language for teaching yoga

  • Updates from the Kripalu School of Yoga and the Institute for Extraordinary Living

  • And lots more!

  • Your Yoga Bulletin is ready to download—read it on your screen or print it out for later.

    KYTA has become Kripalu Professional Associations (KPA), which serves as an umbrella for both the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA) and the new Kripalu Ayurvedic Practitioners Association (KAPA).

    KAPA supports graduates of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda’s Lifestyle Consultant Track with valuable continuing-education resources, marketing and professional support.

    The fee to join KAPA is $75, but only $25 for current KYTA members; visit

    You asked, and we delivered.

    The new KYTA member logo allows you to prominently display that you are a member of the nation’s leading association for yoga teachers. This logo builds off the highly recognizable Kripalu red square and is customized just for you.

    The size of the logo may be adjusted to fit your marketing piece or website, but no other changes may be made to it.

    Save a copy of the new logo now and boost the professionalism of your promotional materials. Contact us at if you need a CMYK file for offset commercial printing.

    Save the date
    The 20th annual Kripalu Yoga Teachers Conference will be held Tuesday, October 4–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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