by Reyna Eistenstark I was talking to a woman who has been practicing yoga daily for years when she said, as kind of an aside, “You know how hip openers can be really emotional for people.” This was not a question but a statement. She immediately moved on to something else, but that thought stayed […]
A unique and delicious summer salad from the Kripalu Kitchen. For the salad 1 cup cooked white basmati rice or wild rice ½ cup diced frozen mango, thawed ¼ cup sliced fresh dates ½ cup fresh sliced strawberries ¼ cup sliced celery A handful of parsley (optional) For the dressing ¼ cup Veganaise™ (egg-less mayonnaise) […]
by Danna Faulds On a recent visit to Richmond, Virginia, my husband and I had the opportunity to stroll along Monument Avenue at twilight. The larger-than-life statues of Southern leaders and Arthur Ashe, the tennis star and Richmond native, were fascinating, but what really drew me in were the grand houses built along the avenue […]
The essence of summer! Serves eight. 6 pounds (or 9 cups) yellow or red seedless watermelon, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup lightly sweet white wine (such as Riesling) or ¾ cup water mixed with ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 8 teaspoons crumbled […]
by Renée Peterson Trudeau Growing up with a parent who suffered from clinical depression and navigating a heaping dose of dysfunction, stress, anxiety and “not feeling enough” the first 30 years of my life left me highly motivated to want to feel good. The primary drive for the work I do now—helping people enhance balance […]
This is the season when we give ourselves permission to read for pure pleasure. Maybe it’s a holdover from back when June meant “no more pencils, no more books”—time to swap out the algebra textbook for a juicy Danielle Steele novel. We asked Kripalu staff and faculty to share a few of their favorites to […]
This is the absolute best—the flavor mix is amazing, and it is very, very cooling on hot days. Just eyeball the quantities to suit your current tastes. Watermelon Mint Kalamata olives Red onions Lime juice Feta cheese Olive oil Mix together and enjoy!
by Micah Mortali Before my wife and I had our first child, I had been a Kripalu Yoga teacher for about six years, and had been practicing yoga for a decade. I was passionate about my practice, and often woke before the sun and started my days diving deep within—with breath retentions and bandhas, followed […]