KAPA Membership Benefits
Why become a member of KAPA?
A KAPA membership offers a variety of exclusive benefits. For your convenience, we have grouped our benefits into main categories. To read more about the benefits of membership in the Kripalu Ayurvedic Practitioners Association, click on the topic below, or scroll down to view all categories. To become a member click here.
Official KAPA website
www.kripalu.org/kapa provides you with current information about your KAPA benefits and access to resources for continuing your education.
Annual CDs offering a mix of experiential, inspirational, and educational material.
Featuring articles and interviews that explore Kripalu’s mission and initiatives. View current issue.
Website listing—We help them find you!
Member listings can be accessed through the Kripalu website. The listing includes name, city/town, state/province, postal code, country, day phone, e-mail, and website address. Search for a practitioner here.
Each week the KAPA office handles requests for Ayurvedic practitioners from individuals, centers, and conferences. As a member, you are included on the referral list.
KAPA Member Logo
This camera-ready, high-resolution image is available for use on promotional materials, publications, websites, and flyers. Note This image is only for use by current KAPA members and can be used in any size but must not be altered in any way. Please contact us, email@example.com, if you need a CMYK file for offset commercial printing.
The Kripalu Professional Association’ new online forum is a place to bring your questions (and answers)—make this area yours! Simply click on the Ayurveda section and post your entry. As soon as someone replies, you’ll receive an e-mail notification. You can easily “subscribe” to this topic, and when someone posts a question or comment about Ayurveda, you’ll be notified via e-mail and can quickly check out the new information or respond to someone else’s question. Sign up for the community forum here.
Marketing and Professional Support
Kripalu Mailing List
To help you more effectively promote your services to people already familiar with Kripalu, you will be able to order mailing labels for your specific geographic area. A signed usage agreement and copy approval is required. The minimum cost is $50 for up to 1,000 names. The names and addresses are delivered to you as actual, ready-to-apply mailing labels. Your shipping is free. Learn more or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Release for Kripalu School of Ayurveda Graduates This marketing material can be a terrific asset to the start of your local practice. It’s also great for spreading the word about a grand opening, studio anniversary, or free workshop. Simply modify the document for your needs and submit to your local paper or other publications. Modify the pieces and make them your own. The process is designed to make your life easier! Download press release.
Come to Kripalu for Less
Discount on housing at Kripalu Center
Enjoy 10% off shared standard and dormitory accommodations every time you come to Kripalu Center. Just mention you are a KAPA member when making your reservation to take advantage of this discount. Discount is not applicable if you’ve received a scholarship to attend your program. Other restrictions may apply.
Group Discount Program
When you bring a group of 5—9 of your clients, family members, or personal friends, including yourself, to Kripalu Center, your accommodations* are FREE and the guests in the group receive 20% off accommodations*. Bring 10 or more, including yourself, and your accommodations* and tuition are FREE while the others in the group receive 20% off their accommodations*. Here’s how to organize a group.
* Each group member will receive a discount of 20% off any accommodation with the exception of summer weekends. During summer weekends discounts are only applicable towards dormitory and standard shared accommodations. Summer is defined as Memorial Day thru Labor Day and weekends as Friday and Saturday nights. As the group leader and KAPA member, if the group is 5–9 people in size, you will receive 100% off your housing in a dormitory or shared standard room. For a group of 10 or more, the group leader discount is 100% off your stay (room, meals, and tuition) in a dormitory or shared standard room. The group leader discount only applies to dorm or shared standard room accommodations. Upgrades to other accommodations will qualify for the same housing discount as other group attendees.
The group discount is not transferable to any other person or set of dates and cannot be combined with any other discount. Discount is not applicable for the KYTA Conference, Kripalu School of Ayurveda trainings, 500-hour yoga teacher training modules, mid-week Healthy Living immersion programs (such as the Fitness and Yoga Retreat, Yoga for Life, or the Integrative Weight Loss), Panchakarma, children’s registrations, commuter registrations, or one-night stays. Registrations must be made at the beginning of all applicable professional training programs. No group may register after part one of any sequential training program. Other restrictions may apply.
Kripalu Shop discounts
- 20% off all KYTA products and select Kripalu products
- 10% off all yoga and Ayurveda related audio, print and visual items to enhance your yoga teaching or Ayurvedic practice. This does not include general print titles, cookbooks, general music, etc.
- 10% off all yoga tools, props, mats, bags, straps, and bolsters
- 10% off Banyan, Organic India, Sarada, and Tarika health and beauty products
Clothing, jewelry, and other brands of health and beauty merchandise will not be discounted.
While at Kripalu Center, stop by the shop and receive your discount on these items by showing your KAPA nametag to the salesperson. Order from the Kripalu Shop online or call 888-399-1332 (please have your Ayurvedic pracitioner ID# handy).
In addition, those with a current wholesale for resale license are entitled to 20–40% off merchandise that will be used for resale. This includes all books, CDs, videos, yoga props, devotional products and healing tools. There is a minimum purchase of three units per item. This discount is not transferable. The licensee is the only one eligible for the discount. The Shop must have a copy of the physical resale license on file—not just the number. If you would like to establish a new wholesale account, please e-mail email@example.com.
$5 Off All Kripalu Healing Arts Services
Remember to mention that you’re a KAPA member when booking your service, or show your nametag if you’re booking in-house. Available Sunday through Friday.
50% off an online subscription to Light on Ayurveda Journal or 10% off a hard-copy subscription
Light on Ayurveda is an international peer-reviewed, professional clinical journal on Ayurveda and yoga, published by the Center of Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. To receive your discount at www.loaj.com, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your coupon code.
$12 Yoga Journal subscription offer
As a KAPA member, your subscription to Yoga Journal is only $12 per year (9 issues). A subscription form is available in the members-only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page. Members in Canada, add $12 postage and handling. In other countries outside the U.S., add $22 per year.
15% discount on all purchases from BatteryOperatedCandles.net
15% discount on any size order from www.batteryoperatedcandles.net and an additional 6% discount on orders for more than 24 items. The process is not yet automated on the website, so for now place your orders online at batteryoperatedcandles.net and then call 800-879-0537 with your name and order number, and mention you are KAPA member. After business hours, e-mail your order information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the next day. Your order will be adjusted to reflect the discounted prices.
10% Off Thomas Island Studio Recording Services
Interested in recording an informational audio CD about your practice or teachings? Or maybe you have a recording of yourself that you’d like to have cleaned up and prepared for production? Thomas Island Studio, located a short drive from Kripalu, offers professional-level recording for all your audio needs, including musical recordings. When you sell your CD at workshops, consultations, or classes, you can easily increase your earnings. You can also post recorded teachings or talks on your website. It’s all easier than you think. KAPA members are eligible for 10% off Thomas Island Studio’s already affordable rates. Visit www.thomasislandstudio.com or contact email@example.com for rates and more information.
Save 20% off HeliosForHealth.com
100% natural botanicals—safe, effective products for arthritis, muscles, skin, and joint and nerve pain. Available as pain relief spray, spot therapy massage oil, advanced healing skin cream, therapeutic soaking salts, and more. Helios uses certified essential oils (peppermint, nutmeg, clove, lavender, black pepper) and jojoba oil. Good for skin and for use as a decongestant. To receive your 20% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the Kripalu scholarship fund. Visit www.heliosforhealth.com; e-mail Helios for a free sample.
20% off online orders at PrasadaSpirit.com plus reduced wholesale minimum
Enjoy 20% off all online purchases from Prasada, a line of spiritual and yoga-influenced jewelry created to inspire. Prasada pieces are symbols, reminders, affirmations, and meaningful gifts for loved ones. To receive your discount, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Prasada e-mail list. When you include your KYTA member number in the e-mail, you will receive a discount code for 20% off all online orders. To purchase items for resale, call 617-852-2514 or e-mail Allison to find out about a reduced wholesale minimum for KYTA members.
15% off everything and free shipping at Sivana Spirit
Sivana Spirit is a San Diego-based online retailer offering products designed to inspire and enliven your practice and teaching, including yoga products, jewelry, and men’s and women’s clothing. Sivana and its team have been involved in the yoga community for more than 10 years, with a mission to share their love of health and life with the world. To receive your 15% discount at www.sivanaspirit.com, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code.
Discounted Healing Rhythms Biofeedback System
Save 20% off the system ($239 versus the retail price of $299.95). If you purchase three or more units, you pay only $164.45 each. To order or learn more about Healing Rhythms, visit www.wilddivine.com or call 866-594-9453, ext. 1, and ask for the professional discount.
30% off I Love Yoga apparel
I Love Yoga is a company where yoga is not only taught but also fully lived and realized. I Love Yoga brand apparel produces 100% sweatshop-free garments, meant to be worn with love and care for self, health, and environment. The I Love Yoga Company focuses on maintaining a genuine atmosphere of community and a healthy business environment, with an intention to bring yogic love to the business world. To receive your 30% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code. www.iloveyoga.com
Special Offer from White Swan Records
Buy any 5 of these featured CDs and get them all for just $60 (a savings of nearly 30%). Once you buy 5, additional CDs are just $12 each. White Swan’s special selection for KAPA members offers a wide variety of music to set the mood for consultations or other intentional work or practice. Artists include Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur Khalsa, and Wah!. For more information, call 800-840-5056 or visit kpa.whiteswanrecords.com.
Free Listing on Jill’s List, Directory, and Referral Network
Jill’s List is a community focused on health and wellness. They enable a network of patients, practitioners and organizations to connect with, learn from and help one another. They believe that healthcare should be comprehensive and want to play a part in ensuring that the best of integrative, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is as accessible as traditional medicine is to all. Receive calendar and appointment booking, client notes and to do reminders, collaboration and business management, plus analytics and reporting. Standard rate is $29.99/month, but KAPA members receive a three month free trial and then a special rate of $19.99/month. To receive your special offer, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code. To learn more about Jill’s List, visit www.jillslist.com; sign-up here.
Special offer from Casa Grande Mountain Retreat
Tadasana Yoga Studio is a Kripalu Affiliate Studio located at Casa Grande Mountain Retreat in the central mountains of Puerto Rico. Pay for three nights, get the fourth night free. Just mention you are a KYTA member when making your reservation. Certain restrictions may apply. Visit www.hotelcasagrande.com for more information.
Scholarships for Continuing Education
KAPA members pursuing
- Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour Certification
- Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification
- The Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Certification
are encouraged to apply for financial aid through the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. Kripalu offers scholarships for all of its programs. While there are income guidelines, Kripalu understands that professional trainings require more of an investment, and is willing to consider requests for financial aid based on other factors as well. For an application, see our financial assistance page and follow the instructions for submitting a KSYA Scholarship Application. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 800-848-8702.
Membership Scholarship We offer a limited number of partial scholarships for KAPA membership to individuals who demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-448-3461. Complete an electronic application.