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Dear friend,

As summer wends its way toward fall, we send you wishes for an inspiring start to the new season, whatever it holds for you. We hope this issue will get you in the mood to dig in to a new project, whether it’s starting a series of classes, planning a holiday workshop, or maybe even heading back to school. The fall Yoga Bulletin, now available to download, holds a wealth of information to reinvigorate your teaching and feed your passion for yoga!

Speaking of further education, we are excited to see many of you this fall at our 20th annual KYTA Conference, Tuesday, October 4–Friday, October 7. Find out more about the conference and download a brochure with details on all the workshops, keynotes, master classes, and evening events scheduled for this celebratory midweek event!

For our Forum Question of the Month, I invite you to consider your next step on your yoga journey. What projects or new routines, big or small, would you like to invite into your life this fall?


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Director, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

In this edition of our 12-page newsletter, created by and for KYTA members, you’ll find
  • Reflections from Seane Corn* on the good and bad sides of activism
  • Jami Macarty* on the art of sequencing yoga classes
  • Insights from Vandita*, KYTA Director, on deepening your students’ experience of yoga
  • A Q&A with Erin Burch* on her paradigm-shifting approach to alignment
  • Danny Arguetty* on weaving themes into your classes
  • A guide to brand-new KYTA conference workshops: the presenters, the experience, and what you’ll take home.
*Each of these contributors will be presenting at KYTA Conference 2011, October 4–7.
Each quarter, KYTA has a raffle—picking three winners from the pool of KYTA members who have referred someone to Kripalu Center.

Below are brief profiles of this quarter’s winners. Each winner has received a $500 credit at Kripalu that is good for three years, transferable, and applicable to housing, tuition, and Healing Arts services.

Want to participate in the next Referral Raffle? Ask the students you refer to Kripalu to mention your yoga teacher ID number or name when making their reservation. Every referral you make increases your chances of winning.

suzie jennings

From: Dorking Surrey, United Kingdom
Number of years as a KYTA member: 12+

I am the director of Kripalu Yoga Centre UK, which employs five Kripalu instructors. We offer three to four classes each day, along with workshops throughout the year. The ethos of Kripalu U.S. is definitely here!

We love welcoming our friends from across the pond: Danny Arguetty, Amy Weintraub, and Dana Moore have all led workshops here, and we look forward to seeing them and any other Kripalu teachers who might be planning a trip to England in the future!

stacey coffey

From: Brighton, Michigan
Number of years as a KYTA member: 1+

I was so excited when I heard I was a winner that I jumped out of the car and did a spontaneous Urdhva Danurasana!

I teach yoga in southeastern Michigan and fell in love with Kripalu about six years ago. My studio is in a small town outside Ann Arbor, and I love nurturing a yoga community in a place where there was none. 

Through my KYTA membership, I am able to broaden my yoga community to our global community.

gloria smiley

From: Ramsey, New Jersey
Number of years as a KYTA member: 6+

After earning a 200-hour yoga certification in Integral Yoga, I researched additional training and discovered Kripalu. The beauty of the location and the spirituality I felt as soon as I arrived told me I had found the place to continue my journey to deepen my practice and further my education.

My Kripalu training, as well as attendance at other programs and yoga conferences, have taken my teaching skills to a higher level, increasing attendance in my classes and encouraging many of my students to visit Kripalu with me. I am grateful for the education, spiritual knowledge, and support I have received from KYTA.

Save the date
The 20th annual Kripalu Yoga Teachers Conference,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 500-Hour Teacher Training: Module Four: Working with Special Populations, November 11–20, 2011
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.

Kripalu Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training: Module One: Advanced Techniques for Teaching and Assisting Asanas, January 13–22, 2012
Learn the deeper facets of teaching yoga, from asana and pranayama to the internal practice of stilling the mind and attuning to the multidimensional body, mind, and spirit. Read more.
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