Tag Archives: Kripalu Yoga
Posted on May 13th, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

My First Time on the Mat

by Reyna Eisenstark A few years ago, a yoga studio came to my town and changed my life forever. This is totally true, but it wasn’t obvious to me at first. As with many important decisions in life, it came to me almost accidentally. For months, I took a weekly Pilates class at the studio, […]

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Posted on March 30th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding Sanctuary in Kripalu Yoga

by Micah Mortali It was the darkest time of my life. I was a 26-year-old therapeutic wilderness counselor for at-risk youth, living in the rugged mountains of North Carolina with a group of 10 boys, ages 11 to 17. The winter had been cold, our shelters weren’t insulated, and the group dynamics were dysfunctional, to […]

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Growing Your Garden

In this excerpt from her book Wave Rider, Kripalu Yoga teacher trainer Coby Kozlowski offers reflections that encourage us to pursue life with intention and openness. You can cultivate the garden you want to live in. Start with the idea—the seed—of what you want to cultivate in your life, take the steps to create the […]

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Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

The Path of the Wounded Healer

The practice of yoga not only tones muscles, increases flexibility, and calms the mind, it can also help heal deep-seated wounds. Sometimes, the healing is so profound and transformative that we become inspired to help others navigate their own healing journeys. This is the path of the “wounded healer.” “A wounded healer is simply someone […]

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Posted on February 9th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Making Critical Conversations More Compassionate

by Janet Arnold-Grych The hot workplace topic of “critical conversations” refers to leaders intervening early and honestly when an individual falls short of expectations or engages in behavior disruptive to the team. It sounds straightforward enough—a rational discussion of behavior and impact, followed by an agreed-upon action plan. It also sounds like this straightforward formula […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Gift of Inner Listening

By bringing yoga to hearing-impaired students, Kripalu Yoga in the Schools teacher Genoveva Calvo Rey is helping them listen to the voice within. “It can be scary to ask a Deaf person to close their eyes, but it’s also an opportunity to practice pratyahara, or going inward,” says Genoveva, who teaches yoga at the Learning […]

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Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

They say the first step is the hardest one. When you’re an absolute beginner peering into a yoga studio, it’s not unusual to be intimidated by the contortions some people’s bodies are capable of—but it’s a myth that you need to be as flexible as a rubber band to get on the mat. On the […]

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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by in Yoga

I Don’t Wanna Do Yoga: Finding Your Way Around Resistance

When I was in my early 20s, a therapist told me I was very resistant—fighting suggestions, arguing insights, ignoring assignments. She was right, so I, of course, wanted to yell, “No, I’m not!” I’m not sure my resistance has diminished over the years, but I have gotten (slightly) better at working around it, like a […]

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