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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 provides you with current information about your KAPA benefits and access to resources for continuing your education.

Annual CD
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.

Personal Referrals
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,, if you need a CMYK file for offset commercial printing.

KAPA Member Logo

Community Forum
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

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

10% 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.

$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
Enjoy battery-operated LED light candles that slowly flicker, mimicking real wick-burning candles—available in a wide range, from pillars, to votives, to tea light candles. Their Luminara Dancing Flame candles often get mistaken for real wick-burning candles. With these candles there is no melted wax, soot, smoke, or fire danger. Receive a 15% discount on any size order from To receive your 15% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your coupon code.

10% Off Thomas Island Studio Recording Services
It’s time. Create your high quality CD or DVD at an affordable rate. Thomas Island Studio, owned and operated by Shaun Laframboise, offers high quality audio/video production for your needs. Creating your media product is easier than you think, and the studio is just a short drive from Kripalu. KPA members are eligible for 10% off Thomas Island Studio’s already affordable rates. Visit or contact for rates and more information.

Save 20% off
100% natural botanical pain relief—safe, effective products for arthritis, sore muscles, skin conditions, and joint and nerve pain. Available as pain relief spray, spot therapy massage oil, skin cream with Manuka Honey, therapeutic soaking salts, and pure olive squalane with lavender. Helios uses essential oils, including peppermint, nutmeg, copaiba balsam, clove, lavender, black pepper in organic sunflower and jojoba oil—no chemicals, animal products, or preservatives. Refer to your membership confirmation e-mail for your 20% discount code. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the Kripalu scholarship fund. Visit for retail or wholesale information. Request a free sample at

20% off online orders at plus wholesale specials
Get 20% off of Prasada Jewelry all the time! Prasada yoga jewelry is created by Kripalu yoga teacher and KDZ drummer Allison Gemmel Laframboise. It’s designed to remind you of something you believe in or want to cultivate, a wearable prayer. This offer applies to online orders only. Wholesale specials are also available for KPA members. You’re welcome to contact Allison directly with questions or feedback or 617.852.2514. To receive your 20% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code.

30% off everything at Sivana Spirit
Sivana Spirit is a San Diego-based online retailer offering products designed to inspire and enliven your practice and teaching. They search high and low to find the most unique and spiritually representative items from the East, including men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, yoga products, and spiritual inspiration gifts. 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. Sign up to be a Sivana Warrior to receive your unique 30% discount at

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.

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

10% off Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) Training Levels I & II
For those interested in enhancing their professional skills by offering private yoga therapy sessions to students, PRYT is the perfect next step. Based on the principles of Kripalu Yoga, it’s easily integrated with our methodology. Selected programs are not available with discount. For more information call Phoenix Rising at 800.288.9642 or visit

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for Continuing Education
KAPA members pursuing

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 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 or call 413.448.3461. Complete an electronic application.