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Dear friend,

To remain alive and vital, a spiritual path must be continually, painstakingly, and perpetually renewed.

Those words are from Shobhan Richard Faulds’ powerful and illuminating KYTA Conference 2011 keynote, which you can read in the Winter issue of the Yoga Bulletin. At this time of the year, our thoughts naturally turn to renewal as we consider the new year before us, jam-packed with possibilities. As we remind ourselves on the meditation cushion, every breath brings with it a fresh start and another opportunity to dive into awareness and compassion.

For the Forum Question of the Month, I’d love to hear about your intentions for 2012—big plans, small changes, and everything in between! Are you embarking on a new creative or career adventure, or incorporating a new routine into your daily life? Share your inspiration with us—you will definitely inspire others!

I wish you wonderful holidays and an invigorating start to the new year.


Vandita Kate Marchesiello
Director, Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association

your winter yoga bulletin is here!
Download the 12-page, full-color edition of the Yoga Bulletin. You can print it out to read anywhere, or read it on your computer, where you can easily access the handy links sprinkled throughout the issue. Highlights include

*Coverage of KYTA Conference 2011 in words and pictures
*Shobhan Richard Faulds’ illuminating conference keynote
*The story behind Seva CD Vol. 4, plus track-by-track commentary
*Kripalu Yoga in Japan
*The YTT On the Road program
*A profile of Andrew Tanner, Director of Professional Trainings
*Recently released yoga products, including Danna Faulds’ memoir; Kamini Desai’s Life Lessons, Love Lessons; and yoga DVDs for “the body you have today.”
seva cd vol. 4
Our newest Seva CD is chock-full of songs that have “a feeling of inspiration and gentleness, as well as a sense of excitement,” says Shaun Laframboise, KYTA’s Special Projects Administrator. “It’s the music you want to listen to when you’re setting out to do what you’.re being called to do, whether it’s a specially designed class, a personal retreat, or a significant project or journey that you’re embarking on.”

Among Shaun’s final selections for Seva CD Vol. 4 are songs by well-known artists such as Jai Uttal and Dave Russell, as well as emerging artists, including Steven Leonard, Charlie Braun, and Eddy Nataraj. In the Winter issue of the Yoga Bulletin, Shaun offers commentary on each track—including the closing tune, which is very close to his heart!

Read more about Seva CD Vol. 4 in the Yoga Bulletin.

introducing andrew tanner, kripalu’s director of professional trainings
As a freshman at New York University in 2002, Andrew Tanner was taking acting classes, working for stand-up comic Jeffrey Ross, and partying five nights a week.

Three and a half years later, he was finishing up a double major in religious studies and psychology, practicing and teaching yoga, and managing three yoga studios in New York City.

What happened in between? First, his father got sick. Then, Andrew discovered yoga.

Read the profile of Andrew in the Winter issue of the Yoga Bulletin.
program highlights

Certificate in Positive Psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar; registration opens January 1, 2012.
This ground breaking combination of on-site and online programming over 10 months culminates in a certificate in Positive Psychology. During the on-site intensives—two 5-day modules at Kripalu—students are immersed in study and practice. Back home, you continue to learn online while applying that knowledge to everyday life. Read more at

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 self. Read more.

Kripalu Yoga 500-Hour Teacher Training: Module Two: Yogic Philosophy, Meditation, and Pranayama: Applying Ancient Teachings to the Modern Lifestyle, May 11–20, 2012.
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. Read more

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