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Dear friend,

Our 20th annual KYTA Conference, October 4–7, is one conference you will not want to miss.

We have invited exceptional faculty and have planned unique sangha (community) sessions—keynotes, concerts, and kirtans featuring some of your favorite Kripalu faculty and artists. You’ll also meet Kripalu CEO David Surrenda, who will join us in both the opening and closing sessions. The 16 workshops on tap are chock full of content you’ve requested, delivered by exceptional presenters.

Come join us for a renaissance of the Kripalu sangha that speaks to today’s culture and to all generations, while remaining rooted in the authentic yogic culture that Swami Kripalu embodied and expressed. Please note that we have reduced tuition fees in order to make it possible for more of you to attend—and we’ve brought back the KYTA T-shirt!

To get you inspired, I offer this Forum Question of the Month: What valuable information, connections, or reinvigoration have you brought home from a yoga conference? 


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Director, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

Join internationally renowned vinyasa flow teacher and spiritual activisit Seane Corn for Mystics on the Mat: Teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga from Your Heart and Soul, Wednesday, October 5th at KYTA Conference 2011.

Through prayer, movement, and breath, Seane leads us in using our bodies to communicate with Spirit, transforming our practice into a sacred ritual aligning us with all that is Divine. Learn how to guide your students to connect deeply with the mystery of grace, by deeply knowing how to connect to it within yourself. Experience practice, meditation, discussion, and reflection on co-creating with the universe.

I Love Yoga offers a wide range of yogawear that you can feel good about wearing. Their yoga pants, tops, headbands, and organic clothing are all 100 percent sweatshop-free garments, meant to be worn with love and care for self, health, and environment. The I Love Yoga Company focuses on maintaining a genuine atmosphere of community and a healthy business environment, with an intention to bring yogic love to the business world.

To receive your 30% discount at, enter the discount code KRIPALU when you check out.

Interested in being featured on an upcoming Seva CD? Know a local kirtan or other spiritual artist who might be interested in being promoted though the Seva CD series? Let us know!

Each year we collect music from various musicians, and select some of them to be marketed on the Seva CD. We welcome local as well as national and international artists who make the kind of music you might hear in a Kripalu Yoga class, kirtan, or evening event.

Click here to learn more about the Seva CD series, or contact Shaun at

Kripalu’s podcast series offers inspiration and information for yoga teachers, plus great listening!

You’ll find interviews with Deepak Chopra (“Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul”); Hilary Garivaltis (“Harmony, Balance, and Ayurveda”); Larissa Hall Carlson (“Breathing Deeply, Living Fully”); Mark Hyman (“Whole-Body Health”); and many more. Episodes run around 13 minutes.

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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