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Dear reader,

Now that it’s back-to-school time, we thought this could be the perfect moment to remind you about some of the resources we offer that can help you plan your classes, organize your yoga business, and even revitalize your passion for what you do.

As a KYTA member, you have access to a wealth of support for every aspect of your teaching. Take a few minutes to read this issue and follow the links—we hope that what you discover will bring more ease and inspiration into your life!


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Manager of Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

Though we no longer print and snail-mail our quarterly newsletter, it is still available to you every three months, in 12 full-color, fully interactive pages! Our fall issue debuts right now and right here: download the Fall Yoga Bulletin now to read an interview with Hilary Garivaltis on Ayurveda for the changing season; Jeff Migdow’s column on yoga for addiction; reviews of new yoga books; and much, much more.

If you’ve missed the last few issues, you can browse their contents and download the full issues right now.

Or look for specific topics or authors in our search archive.

For the many new yoga teachers who graduated from Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training this year and are launching businesses in their hometowns, as well as for experienced teachers who are marking a milestone (for example, celebrating five years of teaching in your community), introducing a new class schedule, or promoting a special event, we have two words for you: press release!

A press release is a free, fast way to get the word out about your yoga business in online and print publications. You’ll find a template to help you write one up in your complete Membership Benefits listing, under Marketing and Professional Support.

While you’re there, check out our other marketing resources, including Kripalu Yoga brochures and postcards and a mailing list for your geographic area to help you promote your classes and workshops to those already familiar with Kripalu.

When you become part of our network of Kripalu Affiliate Studios (KAS), you gain not only the recognition that comes with the Kripalu name, but also a new community of support. Exclusive benefits for KAS owners include access via conference calls and e-mail to 23 other KAS owners; mentoring sessions with Vandita, who ran a successful yoga center for 10 years; priority listing on the KYTA website; use of the Kripalu name and logo; special discounts; and more.

Here’s a rave from KAS owner Luann Fulbright after a mentoring session with Vandita: “I couldn’t have prepared and delivered this program without your help. Your advice based on years of delivering yoga to many organizations and how to communicate that yoga is for everyone was just great.”

How are we doing? KYTA offers many member benefits. The value of these benefits, however, is determined by you. The purpose of this quick survey is to make sure we are hitting the mark.

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

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: 500-Hour Certification Module Three: Tools for Transformational Teaching, September 24–October 3, 2010

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: 500-Hour Certification Module Two: Yogic Philosophy, Meditation, and Pranayama: Applying Ancient Teachings to the Modern Lifestyle, November 12–21, 2010

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