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Friday, August 1, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Bhakti Bomb: Bringing Bhakti into Your Yoga Practice

Dana Flynn and Raghunath

Join two dynamic and devotional yoga teachers for a blissed-out bhakti weekend. Practicing bhakti purifies your consciousness and revives your relationship with the Divine. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Choosing ME before WE: Create Fabulous Relationships You Love, Starting with Yourself

Christine Arylo

Based on Christine Arylo’s best-selling book, Choosing ME before WE, this workshop is for everyone―whether single or in a relationship―who wants to stop settling in love; stop repeating unhappy patterns with friends, partners, and relatives; and start having more fulfilling, more loving relationships. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Great Work of Your Life: The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita

Stephen Cope

Most of us will never be monks or nuns. While longing for a rich spiritual and interior life, we will live out our lives in the context of work, family, financial concerns, and the challenges of aging. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Opening the Heart Workshop™

Linda Aranda, Jon Berenson, Donna Macomber, and Peter Watson

The Opening the Heart (OTH) philosophy recognizes that true health is based on a holistic model that includes mind, body, and spirit. Drawing on a unique blend of contemporary Positive Psychology and ancient wisdom traditions, this workshop engages the body’s natural energies in exercises designed to heal past trauma, work through blocked emotions, and disentangle from the past with the goal of reconnecting with core truths and learning to live more fully from the heart. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

This Very Moment: Mindfulness in Psychotherapy

Ronald D. Siegel

For psychotherapists, human-service professionals, and other psychologically minded people interested in personal development. Mindfulness has been successfully practiced for more than 2,500 years and is a deceptively simple way of relating to experience to alleviate human suffering. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists, Certified Counselors, and Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Transforming Emotions into Wisdom Along the Path of Awakening

Tim Olmsted

While our emotions often delight and invigorate us, when we examine them closely, they can be fleeting and unreliable. On a subtle level, emotions often obscure the abiding, peaceful awareness that lies at the very heart of each of us. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
August 1–3, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga and Kayaking

Greg DiLisio and Johnny Snyder

Take the plunge! Explore a whole new side of yourself and find out what makes kayaking in the Berkshires so magical. Join the dynamic team of Greg DiLisio (certified yoga, tai chi, and qigong teacher, and popular Kripalu program leader), and Johnny Snyder (world-class kayaker and professional guide) for flat-water adventures combined with basic yoga and qigong techniques. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 1–8, 2014 Friday–Friday 7 nights

Psychology of the Chakras: A 7-Day Intensive

Anodea Judith and Selene Kumin Vega

Are you ready for an initiatory journey into the sacred centers of yourself? Are you prepared to cross the archetypal rainbow bridge that connects everything into one indivisible whole? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Build Your Yoga Practice

Cristie Newhart and Healthy Living Faculty

An integrative approach to yoga on and off the mat. Whether you’re new to yoga or looking to revitalize your practice, this immersion provides you with tools and inspiration to make yoga a regular part of your life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Five Element Yoga® Teacher Training

Jennifer Reis

For yoga teachers and experienced students. Five Element Yoga is a potent practice of yoga postures, breathing, mudras, creative expression, and yoga nidra that realigns you with the rhythms of nature. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Tending the Heart Fire: A Summer Sringara Rasa Vinyasa Retreat

Shiva Rea, Demetri Velisarius, and John de Kadt

For all levels, including yoga teachers. In the joy of summer, when life is in its fullest expression, we cultivate the sringara rasa vinyasa―the power of love, divine Eros, sensual flow, and Shiva and Shakti in all forms. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Thai Yoga Massage 1: Lotus Palm School Certification

Tony Eng

Read more about the full Lotus Palm certification program. Start a career in Thai Yoga Massage, a dynamic therapy for physical well-being and spiritual energy. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Massage and Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Art of The Creative Process: A Workshop for Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Visual Artists

Robert Fritz

For all levels. Designed to supercharge your creative process, this workshop focuses on writing, theater, screenplay structure, keys to innovation, form, and the best way to position yourself as a creator. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Introvert Edge: Mindfulness Meditation for Finding Peace and Quiet in a Loud and Crazy World

Arnie Kozak

For all levels. Does the hectic pace of life exhaust you? Do you feel overwhelmed by the social expectations of work, relationships, and society? Do you want to inspire the qualities of introspection, deep connection, and calm abiding while minimizing the tendency to ruminate and become overstimulated? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists, and Social Workers.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 5–18, 2014 Tuesday–Monday 13 nights

Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program: Module 1

Joseph Le Page, Maria KaliMa, Beth Gibbs, and Debra Jensen

For yoga teachers who have completed or are nearing completion of a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered program. Immerse yourself in one of the most established yoga therapy training courses available, focusing on the use of yoga as a true healing art. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, Massage and Body Workers, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Awakening Shakti: Meditation, Kundalini, and the Energy of the Heart

Sally Kempton

This powerful workshop―for women and men―unfolds an approach to meditation that harnesses the alchemical power of your inner kundalini shakti, the energy that is the real secret of transformative practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Deep Play for Kids

Missy Brown

For kids ages 5–11. Calling all kids! Take part in a weekend of fun activities that combine playfulness with mindfulness. Discover who you are, practice thoughtful connection to yourself and others, feel seen and heard—all while having a blast! more …

August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Intimacy as a Spiritual Path: A Retreat for Couples

Richard Borofsky and Antra Kalnins Borofsky

For all couples. Love is the original, and ultimate, renewable resource. But to be sustainable, the quality of love in an intimate partnership must continually deepen, becoming more peaceful, mindful, compassionate, and wise—eventually becoming a spiritual path. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda: Secrets of Ayurveda

Hilary Garivaltis and Larissa Hall Carlson

CE credits. Ayurveda is India’s traditional science of self-care and a treasure trove of practical and effective methods for enhancing health and well-being. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Reboot: Mindful Summer Hiking and Deep Yoga Relaxation

Randal Williams

Refresh the vital realms of body, mind, and breath on this magical getaway complete with masterful guidance. Connect with summer in the beautiful Berkshires. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 8–10, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Sacred Power: An Evolutionary Exploration of Vira Prana Flow® and PranaDanda Yoga™

Shiva Rea, Demetri Velisarius, and KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers

For all levels, including yoga teachers. Vira means potency, rising energy, and the embodiment of the warrior archetype. In a time when it’s easy to become bound, depleted, or stressed from too much “doing,” Vira Prana Flow and PranaDanda Yoga introduce an evolutionary approach to dynamic yoga. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
August 8–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 9 nights

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification: Module One

Yoganand Michael Carroll and Coby Kozlowski

Learn the deeper facets of teaching yoga, from asana and pranayama to the internal practice of stilling the mind and attuning to the multidimensional body, mind, and spirit. more …

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Camp Kula: Five Long Summer Days, Three Senior Kula Teachers, Total Immersion

Nicole Vilella, Alex Auder, and Kevin Courtney

For students who have practiced regularly for min. 2 years and teachers of all styles of yoga. Remember summer camp? Marshmallows, bonfires, swimming in the lake, letters from Mom, new friends. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Detox for Health and Healing

Annie B. Kay and Healthy Living Faculty

Your jump start for healthier living. Detoxification is a natural body process that is compromised when our system becomes overloaded from poor diet, allergies, stress, infections, and toxins such as heavy metals. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Physicians, Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.
Continuing Education Credits
August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

From Womb to World: Healing Conception, Womb, and Birth-Related Imprints and Trauma

Anna Verwaal and Sandy Morningstar

Everything that happened before you took your first breath plays a part in shaping your present, and is the starting point in creating your future. What takes place from the moment you are conceived through your birth is a foundational experience that is replayed throughout your life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Nurses.
Continuing Education Credits
August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Positional Therapy: Clinical Applications

Lee Albert

For those who have taken Positional Therapy 1 or 2. Take the skills you gained in Positional Therapy 1 or 2 and learn how to apply them to common neuromuscular conditions. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Massage and Body Workers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Art of Teaching Yoga with a Theme: Speaking to the Heart of Your Students

Todd Norian

For yoga teachers and aspiring teachers of all levels and styles. The skillful use of a heart-oriented theme can transform a regular yoga class into an exquisite experience of awakening and inner transformation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 10–15, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Sun in Your Heart is Rising: Activating Your Embodied Awakening, Wholeness, and Unique Purpose

Saniel Bonder

Please note Linda Groves-Bonder will no longer be co-presenting this program due to unforeseen circumstances; Saniel Bonder will present the program alone. more …

Friday, August 15, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 15–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Deep Stretching for Tight Bodies and Active Minds

Mimi Solaire

Learn how to let go of stress, release the issues in your tissues, and open your energy centers. Mimi Solaire’s approach to deep stretching combines Yin Yoga principles (holding gentle poses), Western stretching methods, pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation to delicately reengage muscles and disengage thoughts. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 15–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Find the Life You Were Born to Live

Dan Millman

For 30 years, Dan Millman has written and spoken about the topic of life purpose—finding meaning and direction in a changing world. His book The Life You Were Born to Live has helped more than a million readers worldwide discover their own life paths. more …

August 15–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Float Your Yoga: A Standup Paddle Board Weekend

Ryan Burch and Juliet Burch

For people with at least 2 years of yoga experience who are able to swim in lake water. Experience the freedom of an outdoor classroom, the sensation of a floating yoga mat, and the holistic benefits of a harmonious yoga practice. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 15–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kripalu Vigorous: A Journey of Exuberant Yoga, Conscious Breath, Meditative Motion

Danny Arguetty

For yoga practitioners with min. 6 months experience. Charge your practice with vigorous Kripalu Yoga. This movement-based weekend, filled with dynamic asana, fluid breath, inquiry, and deep inner listening, offers a vibrant kick-start to your life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 15–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II, and Howard Jacobson

Our culture has forgotten how to eat for health, longevity, ideal weight, and pleasure. Research shows that diet is a better predictor of health and longevity than genes. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians.
August 15–17, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

YogArts for Kids

Craig Hanauer

For kids ages 5–11. Calling all kids who love to collect things from nature, do art projects, and make new friends. Come learn yoga, get your face painted, play, walk in the woods, and make fresh discoveries everywhere you go. more …

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 17–19, 2014 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Yoga Therapy for Sleeplessness and Insomnia

Gary Kraftsow

For yoga teachers, therapists, and students at all levels. Insomnia and sleeplessness are two of the most common and troubling symptoms of chronic physiologically based conditions. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 17–22, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

A Teacher's Touch

Kim Valeri

For yoga teachers and experienced students who want to deepen their practice. Creating sacred space, finding your voice, and feeling confident in your ability to use touch as a teaching tool can transform your classroom and inspire your students’ personal practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 17–22, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Ashaya Yoga In-Depth Study Retreat: Align Your Body, Awaken Your Heart

Todd Norian

For dedicated students and teachers of all yoga styles and traditions. Ashaya (AH-shy-ah), a Sanskrit word that means “abode of the heart,” blends therapeutic alignment techniques and positive heart virtues with the empowering teachings of tantra philosophy. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 17–22, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Foundations of Svaroopa® Yoga

Vidyadevi Stillman

Come discover an entirely different way to live in your body. Core-opening Svaroopa® techniques and teachings offer profound inner experiences in just a few short days. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 17–22, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga and Fitness Retreat

Janna Delgado and Healthy Living Faculty

Outdoor exercise, yoga, and nutrition—the ultimate getaway for active people. For everyone in good physical condition and able to hike three miles a day across uneven terrain and inclines. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 17–24, 2014 Sunday–Sunday 7 nights

Shake Your Soul® Teacher Training: The Yoga of Dance

Dan Leven

A favorite experience of many guests who visit Kripalu is taking noon dance with Dan Leven. People in his classes often say, “I’ve never had so much fun,” “What a joyful way to exercise,” and “I wish this was offered in my community. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 18–October 3, 2014 Monday–Friday 46 nights

Integrative Weight Loss: Living a Transformed Life

Aruni Nan Futuronsky and Annie B. Kay

Kripalu’s groundbreaking weight-loss program just got better. Our proven 5-day retreat is now enhanced with six weeks of online learning—continued support and motivation to keep you on the path to achieving your health and weight-loss goals. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Athletic Trainers, and Social Workers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 19–September 1, 2014 Tuesday–Monday 13 nights

Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program: Module 2

Joseph Le Page, Lilian Le Page, Maria KaliMa, and Cathy Prescott

For yoga teachers who have completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered program and Module 1 of the Integrative Yoga Therapy training program; see note below. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, Massage and Body Workers, and Athletic Trainers.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 20–22, 2014 Wednesday–Friday 2 nights

Yoga Therapy for Common Digestive Conditions, Including IBS and IBD

Gary Kraftsow

For yoga teachers, therapists, and students at all levels. This workshop focuses on ways to understand commonly occurring digestive conditions within Ayurvedic and yoga therapy frameworks. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 22–24, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Women's Spiritual Retreat: Learning How to Love Ourselves

Joan Borysenko and Karen Drucker

For women. The root of human suffering is self-judgment and the belief that something is wrong with us. This fundamental lack of security translates into anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 22–24, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Healer Within™ Practice Leader Training: Medical Qigong Certification

Roger Jahnke

Learn to share Mind-Body Energetics in your community as a Healer Within practice leader. Mind-body and energy-medicine methods such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, and somatics are growing rapidly in popularity, and not just in yoga centers and spas. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Massage and Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 22–24, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Navigating Change: Integrating Endings, Initiating Beginnings

Christine Warren

Often described as life-transforming by participants, this workshop teaches ways to navigate life’s changes with wisdom, power, and grace. Through deep teachings and guided experiences, you consciously explore lessons from your past, wisdom offered in the present moment, and visionary potentials for your future. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 22–24, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Partner Yoga for Mothers and Daughters

Elysabeth Williamson and Lisa Cannizzaro

For mothers and daughters, 14 years and up; all levels of yoga practice welcome, including beginners. Yoga is a powerful tool for dissolving habitual patterns that no longer serve you. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 22–24, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Vinyasa Summer Camp for Body, Mind, and Heart

Cyndi Lee

Enjoy a weekend of alignment-based instructions to clarify position and intention, refreshingly creative vinyasa sessions designed to enliven and uplift, and Buddha dharma lessons to support meditation practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.