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Continuing Education Programs

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Kripalu’s Continuing Education programs are led by some of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health. Our programs are designed to help individuals integrate and access their greatest powers, skills, and leadership while providing the relevant, proven tools and knowledge applicable in their professional lives. Kripalu’s programs are unique because they are taught in an experiential, immersion environment that supports whole-person learning.

Kripalu currently offers Continuing Education for nurses (NURS), athletic trainers (BOC), social workers (NASW), massage therapists (NCBTMB), registered dietitians (RD), psychologists (PSY), physicians (MD/DO), coaches (ICF), and yoga teachers (Yoga Alliance). You are advised to check with your state board of licensure or professional association to determine if a particular program meets their continuing education requirements. Kripalu is not recognized by the state of New York to offer continuing education to massage therapists. If you only require verification of program attendance, a Letter of Attendance (LOA) will meet your needs. With the exception of R&R Retreat, all programs offer LOAs.

The hours awarded for CE credits may be less than the total hours the program is in session; hours awarded may vary by profession.

View more information about the boards through which Kripalu offers continuing education credits.

BBS: In accordance with the provisions of Division 2 Chapters 13 and 14 of the Business and Professions Code, Kripalu Center of Yoga and Health is approved as a Continuing Education Provider for MFT and LCSW licensure requirements in California through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Approval No. PCE 4779

BOC: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for certified athletic trainers. Provider # P3714. All programs offered at Kripalu are at the Essential Level.

ICF: Programs have been approved for Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) units by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

MD/DO: The Berkshire Health Systems designates live educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 credits(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society for Continuing Education through the Joint Sponsorship of Berkshire Health Systems and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The Berkshire Health Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NBCC: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is no longer an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. Kripalu is no longer authorized to offer or grant NBCC continuing education credits.

NCBTMB: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider # 450645-08.

Nursing (CS, NP, RN, LPN): Nursing Continuing Education Credits provided through Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC). This course is designed for Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses, CNA's, and other health care and human service professionals and meets the requirements nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing - 244 CMR 5.04.

PSY: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

RD: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Provider # KC200

SW: Programs have been approved for Category 1 Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work.

YA: Continuing Education credits are granted in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. See for more information. All hours are contact hours.

Fees There is a $30 charge for CECs and a $75 charge for CMEs. This charge is nonrefundable after the last day of your stay. There is a $10 charge for each LOA. For any questions regarding continuing education at Kripalu, please e-mail

Please note If you have paid for CME credits and your profession does not qualify, a CME Letter of Attendance will be issued stating that the program you attended qualified for CME credits.

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* All programs offering continuing education for certified counselors through the NASW, are also approved for continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs through the BBS.

March 2015
Five-Day Spring Detox for a Vibrant Life
Tiffany Cruikshank
Mar 29 - Apr 3 23.5           23.5    
The Science of Yoga for Health Professionals
Lisa B. Nelson, Angela Wilson, Stephen Cope
Mar 29 - Apr 3 20   9   16     20 20
Spring Cleanse with Ayurveda
Hilary Garivaltis
Mar 29 - Apr 3 19.5           19.5    
Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Workshop for Yoga Teachers
David Emerson, Jenn Turner
Mar 29 - Apr 3 28.5             28.5 28.5
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
Jennifer Reis
Mar 29 - Apr 3 34             34  
April 2015
Yoga Mini-Retreat for Spirited Women over 45
Betsey Downing
Apr 2-5 15.5               15.5
Cultivating Loving-Kindness: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Stephen Cope
Apr 3-5 8               8
Creating Transformational Workshops: Leading Mind-Body Experiences
Ken Nelson, Lesli Lang
Apr 3-5 10     10.5     10.5 10.5 10
The Guru Is You: Healing, Self-Empowerment, and Manifesting Your Potential
Bhava Ram (Brad Willis)
Apr 3-5 8               8
Kula Flow: Vinyasa for Strength, Detoxification, and Levitation
Schuyler Grant
Apr 3-5 8               8
The Wholeness Process: A New Path to Awakening and Resolving Problems
Connirae Andreas
Apr 3-5               8.5  
May 2015
Emotional Mindfulness, Connection, and Healing: Befriending the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions
Ronald J. Frederick
May 1-3               8.5  
Level I: The Essentials of Reconnective Healing Seminar
Eric Pearl
May 1-3 16.5     16.5          
Introduction to Yoga and Meditation
Megha Nancy Buttenheim
May 1-3 8               8
Kripalu Vinyasa Flow: Flowing Through the Elements
Coby Kozlowski
May 1-3 8               8
Level I and II: Reconnective Healing
Eric Pearl
May 1-5 34     34          
Level II: Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner Program
Eric Pearl
May 3-5 17.5     17.5          
Dynamic Gentle Yoga: Deep Practice, Gentle Style
Rudy Peirce
May 3-8 23.5               23.5
Soul Motion: The Practice
Vinn Arjuna Martí
May 3-8 23.5                
Revitalizing Cleanse: Nourishing Body, Mind, and Spirit
Alison Shore Gaines
May 3-8 17           17    
Introduction to Ayurveda: A Nourishing Self-Care Retreat
Larissa Hall Carlson, Randal Williams, Erin Casperson
May 3-8 22           22   22.5
SomaSoul Facilitation: The Art of Being
Dan Leven, Heather Bilotta, Sage Peeler
May 3-8 23.5     23.5          
Mother-Daughter Yoga Weekend
Sarahjoy Marsh
May 8-10                 9
Sense Writing: Your Way In
Madelyn Kent
May 8-10               8.5  
Reboot: Mindful Springtime Hiking and Deep Yoga Relaxation
Randal Williams
May 8-10 4               4
Yoga Tune Up: Level 1 Certification for Yoga, Fitness, and Health-Care Professionals
Jill Miller, Elizabeth Wipff
May 8-15 38.5               38.5
Cherokee Bodywork
Lewis Mehl-Madrona
May 10-15 22.5     22.5         22.5
Meditation Made Possible
Bhavani Lorraine Nelson
May 10-15 24               24
Detox for Health and Healing
Annie B. Kay, Kathie Madonna Swift, Healthy Living Faculty
May 10-15 20   9.5   19.5   20    
iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1: The Art and Science of Integrative Restoration
Anne Douglas
May 10-15 37       35     37 37
Energy Intensive: Meditation, Yoga, and Breathwork
Jonathan Foust (Sudhir), Richard Faulds (Shobhan)
May 14-17 22.5               22.5
Five Element Yoga: Rejuvenation and Relaxation
Jennifer Reis
May 15-17 8.5               8.5
Finding Your Passion: A Yoga-Inspired Retreat
Penni Feiner, Geri Topfer
May 15-17 8.5               8.5
Stillness Touch: The Art of Transmitting Love
Charles Ridley
May 15-17       10          
True Refuge
Tara Brach
May 15-17 10.5         10.5   10.5 10.5
Emotional Freedom Techniques: Level 1
Jan L. Watkins
May 17-20               14  
The Neuroscience of Buddhism and Yoga: Harnessing the Brain for Healing and Happiness
Jim Hopper, Dana Moore
May 17-22 37       31     27.5 37
Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training: Chakra Fusion, Module 1
Megha Nancy Buttenheim
May 17-22 44.5             37.5 44.5
Tantric Sadhana: Meditation and Shaktipat to Awaken Kundalini
Swami Khecaranatha
May 17-22 23.5               23.5
S.A.F.E. Yoga for Skeletal Health
Sara Meeks (Dipa)
May 17-22 26.5               26.5
Emotional Freedom Techniques: Level 2
Jan L. Watkins
May 20-22               12  
Wild and Wise Women’s Festival: Let Your Yoga Dance
Megha Nancy Buttenheim, Diane Kovanda
May 22-25 13.5               13.5
Healing Anxiety with LifeForce Yoga and Internal Family Systems
Amy Weintraub, Laura Orth, Liz Brenner
May 22-25 17.5             17 17.5
Yoga and Walking: A Soul to Earth Weekend
Patricia (Niti) Seip Martin
May 22-25 13.5               13.5
Getting Pain-Free with Chair Yoga and Integrated Positional Therapy
Lakshmi Voelker, Lee Albert
May 25-29 18.5               18.5
Relax and Restore: Slow Yoga and Qigong
Ken Nelson
May 25-29 18.5               18.5
Yoga, Meditation, and Recovery Conference
Rolf Gates, Nikki Myers, Tommy Rosen, Heidi Sormaz, Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Becky Thompson, Tim Walsh
May 25-29 18.5             18.5 18.5
Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness
Sam Chase
May 25-29 18.5               18.5
How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To
Janis Abrahms Spring
May 29-31               8.5  
Yoga Nursing: A New Brand of Health Care
Annette Tersigni
May 29-31         9.75        
Produce Rules: A Weekend of Vegetarian Cuisine
Jeremy Rock Smith
May 29-31             8    
Structural Yoga Remedies
Lee Albert
May 29-31 8.5     8.5         8.5
Radiant Child Yoga Training, Levels 1–3
Shakta Khalsa
May 31 - Jun 5 28               28
Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher Training
Lakshmi Voelker, Tracey Eccleston
May 31 - Jun 5 23               23
June 2015
The Language of the Nervous System: Becoming Fluent in Polyvagal Theory
Deb Dana, Deb Grant
Jun 5-7               9.5  
Transformational Breath: Reclaim Your Superpowers
Judith Kravitz
Jun 5-7 11.5       11.25       11.5
The Wisdom of Yoga: A Classic Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Stephen Cope
Jun 5-7 10               10
Yoga for Healthy Hips
Terry Roth Schaff, Purnima Singh
Jun 5-7 8.5               8.5
Yoga Retreat for Women of Color: Love, Pray, Dance
Maya Breuer, Monique Schubert, Gail Parker, Kiesha Battles
Jun 5-7 8.5               8.5
Embodying the Dream: The Practice of Archetypal Dreamwork
Marc Bregman, Christa Lancaster
Jun 7-12               28.5  
Let Your Yoga Dance: Teacher Training for Special Populations
Megha Nancy Buttenheim
Jun 7-12 37.5             44.5 37.5
Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Working with the Body and Attachment
Deany Laliotis
Jun 7-12               23.5  
Revitalizing Cleanse: Nourishing Body, Mind, and Spirit
Alison Shore Gaines
Jun 11-14 10.75           10.75    
Spanish-English Yoga Immersion
Rina Jakubowicz
Jun 12-14 8.5               8.5
OmGym Suspension Yoga: Recreate Your Relationship with Gravity
Sarah Kellett
Jun 14-16 8.5               8.5
Igniting the Fire of Yoga: A Transformational Retreat
Yoganand Michael Carroll
Jun 14-19 36               36
Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans: A Yoga Teacher Training
Suzanne Manafort, Robin Gilmartin
Jun 14-19 23.5             23.5 23.5
Fit Soul, Fit Body: Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
Brant Secunda, Mark Allen
Jun 19-21 8.5                
Evidence-Based Qigong: A Gentle Path to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Strength (2-Day)
Yang Yang, Yang Ying
Jun 19-21 8.5     8.5 8.5     8.5 8.5
Yin and Yang Yoga: Stillness, Alchemy, Power, and Flow
Paulie Zink
Jun 19-21 8.5               8.5
Embodied Compassion: Buddhist Practices for Awakening the Heart
Lama Willa Miller, Bill Morgan, Susan Morgan
Jun 19-22 13.5               13.5
Cooking for Health with Moosewood Restaurant
David Hirsch
Jun 21-23             8.5    
Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training: Chakra Fusion, Module 2
Megha Nancy Buttenheim
Jun 21-26 38.5             22 38.5
Nutrition Intensive for Health Professionals
Annie B. Kay, Kathie Madonna Swift, Lisa B. Nelson, Healthy Living Faculty, Drew Ramsey
Jun 21-26 27   14.25   25.5   27 23  
Groundation Celebration: A Movement and Writing Immersion
Sienna Creasy, Nadine McNeil
Jun 21-26 23.5               23.5
Evidence-Based Qigong: A Gentle Path to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Strength (5-Day)
Yang Yang, Yang Ying
Jun 21-26 25     23.5 23.5     23.5 25
Journey Into the Labyrinth: Walking the Path of Insight
Deborah Ketter, Lars Howlett
Jun 22-26 18.5               18.5
Mindfulness as a Life-Changing Practice: Transforming Negative Habits to Cultivate Happiness
Terry Fralich
Jun 23-26               13  
Abandonment to Healing: Overcome Your Patterns of Self-Sabotage
Susan Anderson
Jun 26-28               10  
Summer Deep Clean
John Bagnulo
Jun 26-28 8.5           8.5    
Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage for Everyone
Sukha Wong
Jun 26-28 11.5     11.75          
The Bliss Connection: Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra
Rudy Peirce
Jun 28 - Jul 3 23.5               23.5
Refilling Your Well: Join the Self-Care Revolution
Priti Robyn Ross
Jun 28 - Jul 3 25               25
Lotus Palm Thai-Style Reflexology and Foot Massage
Sukha Wong
Jun 28 - Jul 3 23.5     18          
Yoga and Shamanism
Ray Crist, Jamee Curtice
Jun 28 - Jul 3 23.5               23.5
July 2015
Dharma Yoga Purification Intensive
Dharma Mittra
Jul 3-5 9               9
Fly Camp: Finding Freedom Through Inversions and Lifts
Dana Flynn
Jul 3-5 8.5               8.5
Journey to Wholeness: Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit
Heidi E. Spear, Elizabeth Boham
Jul 3-5 8.5           8.5   8.5
Kayaking and Yoga
Jennifer Reis, Mark Roule
Jul 3-5 4               4
Deepen Your Practice
Jurian Hughes, Jovinna Chan
Jul 3-5 8.5               8.5
The Yoga of Plants: Experience the Unitive State of Plants and People
Pam Montgomery, Annie B. Kay
Jul 3-5             12.5    
LifeForce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety: I Am Bliss and So Are You
Amy Weintraub
Jul 3-5 12               12
Yoga for the Absolute Beginner
Cristie Newhart, Michelle Dalbec, Yoganand Michael Carroll
Jul 5-10 23.5               23.5
Transformational Vinyasa Yoga: The Body and Beyond
Lesley Desaulniers
Jul 5-10 23.5               23.5
Yoga for the Rest of Us and Beyond
Peggy Cappy
Jul 5-10 23.5               23.5
LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety, Level 1
Amy Weintraub, Richard P. Brown, Patricia Gerbarg
Jul 5-12         35 15      
Soma Prana Vinyasa: The Yoga of Regeneration
Shiva Rea, John de Kadt, Benjy Wertheimer, Gaura Vani
Jul 6-10 18               18
Iyengar Yoga for Back Care
Elise Browning Miller
Jul 10-12 10               10
Prana Vinyasa: Movement Alchemy for Living Flow
Shiva Rea
Jul 10-12 10.5               10.5
Hiking and Yoga
Randal Williams, Erin Casperson
Jul 10-12 4               4
Shadow Yoga Basics
Matt Pesendian
Jul 10-12 8.5               8.5
Rooted, Relaxed, and Radiant: A Yoga, Meditation, and Nature Retreat
Jillian Pransky
Jul 10-12 8.5               8.5
Yoga for Scoliosis Part I
Elise Browning Miller
Jul 12-14 10               10
Calm Body, Clear Mind, Content Heart: A Yoga, Meditation, and Nature Retreat
Jillian Pransky
Jul 12-17 23.5               23.5
Revitalizing Cleanse: Nourishing Body, Mind, and Spirit
Alison Shore Gaines
Jul 12-17 31.5           31.5    
Transformative Self-Care: Continuum Movement, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy
Bonnie Gintis
Jul 12-17 19     20.5 19     23.5  
Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training
Tari Prinster
Jul 12-17 37           37    
Yoga for Scoliosis Part II
Elise Browning Miller
Jul 14-17 12.5               12.5
Introduction to Meditation
Bhavani Lorraine Nelson
Jul 17-19 8.5               8.5
Introduction to Positive Psychology
Maria Sirois
Jul 17-19           8.5      
Reclaim Your Health: Medical Qigong for Healing
Deborah Davis
Jul 17-19 9                
Shake Your Soul Teacher Training: The Yoga of Dance
Dan Leven, Heather Bilotta, Sage Peeler
Jul 17-24 45.5               45.5
Five Element Yoga Teacher Training
Jennifer Reis
Jul 19-24 37               37
Trauma, Body, and the Brain: Restoring the Capacity for Rhythm and Play
Bessel van der Kolk, Steven Gross
Jul 19-24 27         27     27
Women's Qigong and Intuitive Healing
Deborah Davis
Jul 19-24 23.5       16.5        
Love Your Life: A Transformative Yoga and Wellness Weekend
Elena Brower, Aviva Romm
Jul 24-26 8.5               8.5
Fluid Mind and Spirit: An Introduction to Awakened Living
Kevan Gale
Jul 26-31 23.5               23.5
Forrest Yoga Festival
Erica Mather, Jambo Truong, Allison English, Brian Campbell, Kelley Rush
Jul 26-31 23.5               23.5
JourneyDance Teacher Training Intensive: Module 1
Toni Bergins
Jul 26-31 35                
Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training
Carol Krucoff, Kimberly Carson
Jul 26-31 25               25
Yoga Ed. Professional Institute 1 Foundations: Teaching Children's Yoga
Joan Nichols
Jul 26-31 28.5               28.5
Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program: Module 1
Joseph Le Page, Maria KaliMa, Debra Jensen, Beth Gibbs, Jennifer Reis
Jul 27 - Aug 9 131.5               131.5
Your Natural Posture: A New Approach to Musculoskeletal Health
Esther Gokhale
Jul 29-31 9               9
The Great Work of Your Life: The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita
Stephen Cope
Jul 31 - Aug 2 8.5               8.5
Psychology of the Chakras: A 7-Day Intensive
Anodea Judith
Jul 31 - Aug 7 43     43   34.5     43
September 2015
Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training: Chakra Fusion, Module 1
Megha Nancy Buttenheim
Sep 13-18 37.5             37.5 37.5