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Writing for Our Publications

Editorial Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in writing for our publications. We read submissions year-round but plan our editorial content up to six months in advance.

At Kripalu, we understand yoga as the inquiry into what creates a fulfilled life, and all of our articles aim to educate and inspire people in this inquiry. Kripalu Compass and our blog both explore thought-provoking topics of relevance to people engaged in self-inquiry as they lead active, contemporary lives. Topics have included

  • The yoga of parenting
  • Creativity
  • The art of self-care
  • Yoga and weight loss
  • Food as medicine
  • The path of unconditional happiness
  • Silent retreats.

Our readers tend to be open-minded spiritual seekers who practice yoga and are interested in how to apply and integrate their on-the-mat practice into their daily lives, their decision making, and their well-being on every level. They are generally devoted to and supportive of Kripalu and Kripalu Yoga and interested in expanding and exploring their consciousness in the flexible and diverse ways that Kripalu offers. They are in search of connection, lifestyle solutions, and spiritual inspiration with which they can deepen and enhance their experience of being alive. Our publications serve as a doorway into a thriving and healthy community.

Before submitting an essay or article, please read a few issues of our e-newsletter by accessing our Kripalu Compass archive and visit Thrive, the Kripalu Blog. We do not publish poetry or fiction and urge you to become familiar with our publications and with Kripalu in general before submitting written content.

If you have an essay or article concept you would like to propose, please send us a query letter and submit a one- to two-page writing sample.

If you have a written article or essay you would like to submit, please make sure that it is within the scope of our editorial guidelines and is 1,200–1,600 words. We prefer electronic submissions; you may contact us at

If you would like submit a story about your Kripalu experience as a guest or as a student in our Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, contact us at

We will contact you in the event that we are interested in running your essay or article.

Thank you again for your interest; we look forward to reading your work.