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Health and Wellness


Ayurvedic Specialist Consultation

Receive an enhanced one-on-one Ayurvedic consultation to address individual health imbalances with our Indian-trained specialist including diet and daily regime for your personal constitution (dosha). 80 minutes allows for more in-depth personal recommendations.
50 minutes $150; 80 minutes: $205


Nutritional Consultation

Enhance your energy, health, and nutritional wisdom. Personalize your approach to nutrition based on an understanding of your unique needs, health concerns, activity patterns, and lifestyle. Take home a meaningful and realistic guide with practical strategies you can integrate into your life to nourish your body, mind, and spirit. Phone consultations are also available.
50 minutes: $125; 80 minutes: $190


When it comes to nutrition, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not an expert. But I do know that my eating habits needed a push in the right direction. I was notorious for skipping breakfast in lieu of cup after cup of caffeinated coffee, having take-out for dinner, and indulging in late-night snacking. At the same time, I believe that my body could feel better if I changed the way I ate.

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Kripalu’s Nutrition Consultation is exactly what I needed. Overall, I’m healthy, but I learned that my eating habits were unhealthy, unbalanced, and that over time, disease is a manifestation of that imbalance. My nutritionist outlined the goal of our time together at the start. Her aim wasn’t just to tell me what to eat and what to avoid. She wanted to help me find the path to wellness by using food as medicine.

Through discussion and a short written form I filled out, she was able to speak directly to my current state of health and address my personal challenges. She not only talked about the kinds of foods I might try, but also addressed the emotional context of nutritional imbalance and issues. I admitted that I sometimes eat out of stress or even just boredom. I felt comfortable and supported in my burgeoning desire to eat better—like talking to a close friend.

At the end of the session, I went home with some ideas on how I might change my habits: build a ritual around regular meal times, switch to tea instead of coffee, and of course, eat breakfast. What was most helpful were the materials she gave me to make it happen: a shopping list to stock my kitchen, healthful recipes, and a seven-day sample menu.

The nutritionist also reinforced the importance of taking time to do things for myself, things that bring me joy. Changing my eating habits wouldn’t be an easy task and maintaining personal time to do the things I love can help me cope with the changes.

So far, I’ve started small. I eat breakfast every day and I think more consciously about the meals I create. The consultation left me confident that I can make these changes and stick to them, but I know that if I need the extra support, she’ll be just a phone call away.
—Ashley W., Editor at Kripalu


Digestive Distress

Are you experiencing digestive issues that are making life uncomfortable? Do you have chronic constipation, diarrhea, or heartburn? Work with a nutritionist to identify the source of your digestive problems and develop a meal plan that will allow you to have pain-free digestion and a healthier body overall.
50 minutes: $125


Kripalu Yoga Therapy

True healing occurs when we bring all levels of a person’s being into balance. Yoga therapy is the facet of the ancient science of yoga that focuses on health and wellness on every level: physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Kripalu Yoga Therapy is a multi-layered healing journey that brings balance to the body and mind through the use of breathing exercises, hand mudras, postures, lifestyle awareness’, deep relaxation, and meditation. The healing journey is unique to each individual, therefore we select, adapt, and modify the practices of yoga appropriately for each individual to facilitate optimal health and healing. 50 minutes: $100; 80 minutes: $160


Please note Kripalu Consultations are a personalized educational service and not a medical treatment. Although some members of the Healthy Living faculty are licensed physicians, they are serving Kripalu Center and its guests in an educational versus a clinical or medical capacity. For those desiring to seek health insurance reimbursement, Kripalu Center is able to provide you on request a statement of the date of your service, type of service, amount paid, and name of service provider. We are not able to provide you with diagnostic codes, service codes, clinical notes, or any other information.


Lifestyle Change


Kripalu Life Coaching

Are you in transition? Needing to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle change? In a process of grief and letting go? Kripalu Life Coaching weaves together the wisdom of the yogic traditions with the power and will of the Western approach to life to ensure your success. Your coach will help you identify and clarify your goals and create incremental steps that point you in the direction of making your intentions real. Together, you will develop an action plan that reflects both ways of being (mindfulness) and ways of doing (right actions to take)—grounding your plans with depth and energy. You will leave the session prepared to be more fully present in the moment-and to move forward in your life.
50 minutes: $80; 80 minutes: $130


I’d never had Life Coaching before Kripalu, but I’ve always known something was missing, so I was excited for the session. I needed to figure out why I was so organized at work and yet in my personal life I was basically the poster-child for procrastination, and even laziness.

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I was nervous as I waited for the meeting to begin, but found myself falling easily into the moment, acknowledging the parts of my life and my habits that I wanted to change and actively identifying ways that I could implement those changes. The session was like having a conversation with an old friend. The Life Coach possessed a genuine interest in my progress and a sincere hope for my success.

The session provides the infrastructure in which you get to watch and observe yourself without judgment; to notice how you feel in relationship to your choices. It was so fulfilling to state my wants out loud; to voice my desire to create more time and spaciousness for myself, put the me back into my life.

The Life Coach provided guidance as I developed lifestyle and habit changes so basic and simple and yet would be such an improvement on my quality of life: get more sleep but wake up earlier, become less “plugged-in” and more mindful of me, organize my personal life just as I do my work life.

The Kripalu Life Coaching session—and especially the follow-up call a few weeks later—helped me take a plan on paper and put it into action. I’m already feeling more well rested, less stressed during the early part of the day, more relaxed at night knowing I have a routine.
—Ashley W., Editor at Kripalu


Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation

Address overall health using the Ayurvedic system including diet and daily regime for your personal constitution (dosha). 80 minutes allows for more in-depth personal recommendations.
50 minutes: $90; 80 minutes: $145


Kripalu Body Dialogue

Take the time to integrate the insights and energy that may have been awakened during your visit at Kripalu, or you can explore more deeply the core issues in your life. Dialogue and other guidance techniques through the supportive, loving presence of a Kripalu facilitator will help reveal the wisdom of your unique life process in the privacy and safety of a one-to-one session.
50 minutes: $70; 80 minutes: $115


Private Kripalu Yoga Instruction

Work one-to-one with an experienced Kripalu Yoga instructor to receive instructions designed for your specific needs. Refine your structural alignment, design your own sequence, learn posture modifications, restorative yoga postures, or how to meditate. Experience the benefits of receiving immediate feedback and having your questions and needs regarding yoga met. No previous yoga experience is required.
50 minutes: $75; 80 minutes: $120

Take Kripalu Home Kripalu Healing Arts now offers telephone follow-up sessions for our Nutritional, Ayurvedic Specialist, and Life Coaching consultations. Inquire by calling 888.738.1822.

Rates apply through December 31, 2014.

Healing Arts are available by appointment only.

To schedule Healing Arts services:
While at Kripalu Center, you may schedule a service at the Healing Arts Desk, located on the first floor and open from 8:00 am–7:30 pm daily. Kripalu bodywork appointments are available Monday thru Friday 11:00 am–9:00 pm and 9:00 am–9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Kripalu one-on-one consultations are available Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm. We recommend you schedule your Healing Arts services one to two weeks in advance of your stay to ensure availability. From outside Kripalu call: 888.738.1822, Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–7:00 pm (EST) and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm (EST).

Gratuities are not included in the price of your service and are greatly appreciated by our dedicated therapists.

Cancellation Policy You may cancel or change your appointment time up to 24 hours in advance of your treatment. For changes or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance, you will be charged a 50% forfeiture fee. If you fail to show up for your treatment, the full charge will apply. Please note Treatment time is not extended for late arrivals; this includes late arrivals due to program presenters running over their scheduled time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after your scheduled time, your appointment is automatically cancelled and the full charge is applied.