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Evenings at Kripalu

there’s something happening every evening—365 days of the year.

Kripalu presents a variety of informative, engaging, and inspirational evening programs every night of the year, including experiential workshops, concerts, program samplers, and dance events. Kripalu’s evening programs are free to all registered guests, except in the case of special ticketed events. Limited general public tickets may be available for evening programs and events; please call Registrations at 866-200-5203 for more information.

Dinner tickets for the general public are also available in limited quantities most nights. Tickets may be purchased through Registration, the Front Desk, or the Kripalu Shop for $18.

Evening Event Descriptions

Sunday Meditation
Engage in the experience of meditation, where the goal is to gain perspective and find a greater sense of freedom through compassionate self-inquiry. Learn how to integrate practical suggestions to help deepen your meditation practice and find connection to ourselves and others.

Monday Drum Circle
The drum circle is an ancient, empowering, and joyful way to gather and unite. This transformative workshop guides you through a series of world beats, enabling you to discover and explore your own innate rhythms. Drums are provided or bring your own, no experience necessary.

Tuesday Kripalu Fundamentals
The foundational tools and techniques of Kripalu Yoga are focused and simply defined broad and far-reaching, yet the core principles used to deliver these ancient skills are broad and far-reaching. These workshops explore the topics fundamental to our curriculum, including posture focus, awareness, meditation in motion, pranayama, and spiritual attunement. Develop the skills and confidence to deepen your practice.

Wednesday Kirtan
Kirtan is call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions. One of the oldest music traditions of the world, this participatory experience serves to activate the spirit that exists within us all. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras, the kirtan calls upon sacred energies to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, and bring us back to the center of our being.

Thursday Whole Foods Cooking Demonstration
Join us for a demonstration of the joys and benefits of whole foods cooking, and experience recipes and techniques directly from our famous Kripalu Kitchen and chefs. You will take home simple methods and inspiration for a healthier diet that you can maintain throughout the year.

Friday Kripalu Experience
In this experiential workshop, you will gain specific, practical methods to take home the gifts of Kripalu. Explore the ancient themes of yoga offered as current and viable tools for modern living. Integrate this information into your body and spirit through movement, guided relaxation, conscious listening, journaling, and more.

Saturday Performance
From award-winning songwriters and musicians to inspirational readings and theater, an exceptional evening of unique talent from around the world awaits you. Our Saturday night shows are sure to be the highlight of your visit, as we feature events that uplift the spirit, shake your soul, and open the body and heart to the magic of music and performance.

Special Evenings

Sacred Music with Snatam Kaur

Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 pm
Concert, chantfest, musical group meditation, a yoga class in melody … how best to describe a live performance by Snatam Kaur and her band? It’s all of these things and more. Crystalline and radiant, Snatam’s voice is redolent of the simple yet powerful truth of the heart. Her divinely melodic songs based on traditional Sikh mantras are augmented by simple, heartfelt English verses that express the meanings these sacred syllables hold and help the audience forge their own emotional connection. By the end of the night you will be let in on a great cosmic secret: devotional music is fun.

Admission Free for participants in her program; $25 for in-house guests (call early to purchase). Open to registered guests only; no general public tickets available. Seating is limited.

LEAP Dance Theater Presents Sky Hunter

Saturday, August 30, 2014
8:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of Rumi poetry, dance, live music, and art. Leap Dance Theater seeks to awaken the imagination and boundlessness of the human experience. Its performances are inspired by a vision of honoring the sacred and the soul. This new work merges the poetry of Rumi and other timeless poets with ancient cultural and modern dance, live music, and visual art.

Admission Open to registered guests only; no general public tickets available. Seating is limited.