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
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.
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.
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.
Loveland Performance with Ann Randolph
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Fasten your seat belt as Ann Randolph takes a crew of outrageous characters on the flight of their lives in her new one-woman show, Loveland. Sex, death, and Chopin—this is one wild ride in the sky—all at the cruising altitude of 30,000 feet. The performance recounts the emotional, hilarious, and deeply human journey of Frannie Potts, an irreverent, lovable woman, never shy to speak her mind, as she confronts both her fellow passengers and the loss of the biggest love of her life. Open to registered guests only; no general public tickets available.
Concert with Russill Paul and KDZ
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Come prepared to liberate your voice and dance your prayers to rich musical accompaniment with Russill Paul and members of KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers. Russill Paul has been presenting world class concerts and leading-edge seminars across the US and Canada for the last twenty four years. His expertise, “the yoga of sound”, blends art, education and spirituality in a holistic and evolutionary approach toward enhanced health and well-being. KDZ has been performing together for more than a decade and play regularly at concert performances, drum circles, drum programs, and other events at Kripalu and throughout the Northeast. Open to registered guests only; no general public tickets available.
The Way Love Moves: Summer Kirtan and Yoga Trance Dance
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Join “the Queen of Soul Kirtan,” C.C. White, and world-renowned yoga teacher Shiva Rea, for an evening of kirtan and free-form movement as ecstatic pathways to renewal, realization, and liberation. Come back into rhythmic balance as we cocreate an environment of transformation. Open to registered guests only; no general public tickets available.
Evening Concert with C.C. White
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Join us for an exciting experience with C.C. White’s distinct style of Soul Kirtan! C.C.’s kirtan performances have won her wide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan” and her unique, soul-flavored chant performances effortlessly enrapture audiences, lifting their hearts sky high with powerful, soaring call-and-response vocals and masterful musicianship. Yoga Journal writes, “Her rich soulful voice, and her passion for Kirtan-devotional chanting has made C.C. a fast rising star. Her powerful kirtan album, This IS Soul Kirtan!, blends the sounds of soul, gospel, reggae and southern blues.” Open to registered guests only; no general public tickets available.
Satsanga: Celebration Blessing With Our Ancestors with Maya Tiwari
Saturday, September 28, 2013
In this up-close and inspirational session with Maya Tiwari, rejoice in shared humanity, harmony, and joy by chanting ancestral mantras for wellness and inner peace. Maya’s powerful voice swells hearts in celebration; her wisdom shaktifies the very soul of peace. A Darshana (Blessing), will be held at the end of the event. Limited general public tickets are available for this event; call Kripalu Registrations at 800.741.7353 to reserve.