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About Us

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.

For more than 30 years, Kripalu (kri-PAH-loo) has been teaching skills for optimal living through education for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America.

Programs at Kripalu are led by many of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health and are designed to provide people with tools they can apply in their daily lives. Program topics include wellness, Ayurveda, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, relationships, meditation, spiritual practice, professional training, and much more. Yoga programs are offered for people at all levels, feature all yoga traditions and styles, and include therapeutic yoga, yogic anatomy, and trainings for teachers. Many Kripalu programs offer continuing education credits for professionals in fields such as social work, counseling, nursing, and massage and bodywork.

There are four ways to come to Kripalu:

  • Participate in one of our Healthy Living programs, focused on whole-person health, integrative weight loss, creating vitality in midlife, fitness, or building a yoga practice
  • Experience Kripalu’s R&R Retreat, a customized stay for balance and rejuvenation that includes a flexible schedule of classes, outdoor activities, and personal time
  • Take a program on a topic of interest—including yoga, health and wellness, spiritual practice, personal growth, and creativity.
  • Attend a Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda residential training, offering certification in yoga and Ayurveda.