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Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Deep Play for Kids

Missy Brown

For kids ages 6–12. Calling all kids! Take part in fun activities that combine playfulness with mindfulness. Discover who you are, practice thoughtful connection, feel seen and heard, and have a blast as you Find your inner voice by playing name games to build community and cultivate healthy relationships among new friends Create an obstacle course that symbolizes challenges in real life, then brainstorm ways to overcome those challenges Express yourself without the labels of right or wrong, good or bad Draw or write in a journal to document your experience Hike and collect beautiful objects to build a labyrinth Practice simple yoga movements, breathing, relaxation techniques, and guided visualization. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Empower Flow Yoga: An Invigorating and Soulful Vinyasa Workshop

Seane Corn

Seane Corn offers a potent, no-nonsense, yet humorous approach to yoga on and off the mat. Her Empower Flow practice takes yoga beyond the physical and deep into the psychological, intuitive, and emotional bodies. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Getting Unstuck: Moving Beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Chronic Illness

James S. Gordon

You can get unstuck and heal yourself—emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Increase your sense of control and overall health and wholeness, solve problems you’ve struggled with, and mobilize your capacity for self-healing. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Nurses, and Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Hiking and Yoga

Randal Williams and Mark Roule

Get connected with the earth. Get connected with yourself. Nature has the ability to inspire us and help us gain clarity in our lives. Satisfy your inner longing for connection to nature as you explore the hiking trails of the Yokun Ridge, right outside Kripalu’s back door. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Yoga and Meditation

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Do you want to try yoga and meditation but don’t know where to begin? Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment in which to explore the basics? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Reform Your Inner Mean Girl: Free Yourself from Negative Self-Talk

Christine Arylo

For women. Break free of negative self-talk and self-sabotage and find more love, happiness, and success. This fun and revolutionary workshop teaches you how to turn down the volume on your inner critic (a. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Tantra Vinyasa: Awakening the Subtle Forces of an Empowered Life

Katie Silcox

Dive into tantra’s core teachings on the gunas, the three essential elements for unlocking life mastery: stability (tamas), passion (rajas), and clarity (sattva). more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Evolution of Forgiveness

Terri Daniel

For everyone. We know we’re supposed to forgive, but how many of us have learned actual techniques for doing so? What does it mean to forgive and why is it so important? more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 28–30, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Voice of Truth: Yoga for Confidence, Calm, and Creativity

Jurian Hughes

Yoga is a powerful tool for unlocking your authentic voice and building the courage to share it with the world. Through innovative and fun yoga exercises that include breathing, sounding, chanting, and moving, learn to awaken untapped resources of vitality, creativity and calm. more …

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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30–September 2, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Mindful Recovery: Moving Beyond the Addiction to Self

Kevin Griffin and Bill Alexander

For everyone. Twelve-Step literature says that selfishness and self-centeredness are at the root of our addictions. Buddhist teachings show how clinging to an illusory self causes stress, agitation, and frustration. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

ChiRunning Levels 1 and 2: The Mindful Practice of Effortless, Injury-Free Running

Kathy Griest

For runners of all abilities. Experience a revolutionary running technique that combines the inner focus of tai chi with running. By blending body alignment with relaxation, you learn to run with ease and fluidity, transforming running from a sport to a mindful practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Training

Rudy Peirce

For yoga teachers and serious yoga students with min. 2 years of practice. Dynamic Gentle Yoga is dedicated to making yoga fun, accessible, and transformative for everybody, even those with minimal flexibility. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Food, Fitness, and Summer Fun, the Ayurvedic Way (Cancelled)

Erin Casperson, Cat Pacini, and Larissa Hall Carlson

Program cancelled. For everyone. Celebrate the last days of summer with fresh food, outdoor fun, and an exploration of Ayurveda, India’s traditional science of self-care. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Learn, Flow, Experiment, Repeat: A Vinyasa Immersion (Cancelled)

Goldie Graham

Program cancelled. For all levels. In Goldie Graham’s vinyasa immersion, the first order of business is to enjoy your practice. Since each body is unique and moves with its own intuitive beauty, Goldie believes that learning body awareness and moving naturally is more important than looking picture-perfect, and is actually the first step to proper alignment. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone and Other Acts of Courage

Lisa Loustaunau

For everyone. Healing, growth, and personal empowerment require a willingness to engage the unknown and go to your edge. This workshop is an invitation to take risks, dig deeper, challenge misconceptions, move energy, express feelings, reveal truth, and live more courageously. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Awakened Introvert: Mindfulness Skills for Thriving in an Extroverted World (Cancelled)

Arnie Kozak

Program cancelled. For introverts (and extroverts who want to develop their introvert qualities). Does the loud, hectic pace of life overwhelm you? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists, and Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
August 30–September 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga Teacher Tune-Up Series: Refining the Asanas

Mark Stephens

For beginning to advanced teachers of all traditions. Doing yoga makes life better, awakens us to our true self, makes us healthier, and brings deeper meaning to our lives. more …

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

Friday, September 4, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Broga Yoga: A Men's Yoga Retreat

Robert Sidoti

For men; all levels of yoga experience welcome. Men think differently, and their bodies move differently than women’s. Shouldn’t there be a yoga class geared for the bodies and minds of men? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Fearless Living: Live the Life Your Soul Intended

Rhonda Britten

Imagine waking up each day grateful for being who you are, feeling loved, appreciated, and passionate. Imagine having the courage to be fully self-expressed. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Kripalu Outdoors: A Yoga, Hiking, and Kayaking Retreat

Randal Williams and Michelle Dalbec

Get outside and go with the flow—on the water, on the earth, and on the mat! Satisfy your longing for a connection to nature as you explore hiking, kayaking, and yoga in the beauty of the Berkshires in autumn. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Mountain Scout Survival Wilderness Training

Shane Hobel

Awaken your senses to the world around you and the basics required to survive in a multitude of situations. This program introduces animal tracking, sign reading, Native American awareness skills, the art of silent movement, fire making, and the way of the ancient scout. more …

September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Nurture Your Love: Thai Massage and Ayurveda for Couples

Kimberly Larson and Terrel Broussard

For couples of any sexual orientation. Are you looking for a more intimate connection with your partner? Do you long to be nurtured in your relationship? more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Peace in Our Hearts Through Kundalini Yoga

Snatam Kaur and Sopurkh Singh

For all levels. Navigate the journey of life with grace and joy through Naad Yoga, the Kundalini practice of vibrating divine sound within and projecting it outward. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Radiant Health: A Weekend Retreat for Women

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

For women of all ages. Looking for the perfect getaway? Need to de-stress, rebalance, and reclaim your vitality? This retreat designed by Kripalu Yoga teacher trainer Sudha Carolyn Lundeen nurtures body, mind, and soul in a relaxing, fun, and informative environment. more …

September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

The Present Heart: Love, Loss, and Discovery (Cancelled)

Polly Young-Eisendrath

Program cancelled. For everyone. No matter how love develops, it eventually includes loss—yet love is also blessed by loss. This program draws on personal experiences and poetry to explore what love is from Buddhist and Western psychological perspectives. more …

September 4–7, 2015 Friday–Monday 3 nights

The Retreat Experience

Nikki Costello

A retreat is an opportunity to be transported, awakened, and transformed. It is a precious period of time devoted to inner discovery and self-development. more …

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7–October 23, 2015 Monday–Friday 46 nights

The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program
(on-site September 13–18)

Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Annie B. Kay, Lisa B. Nelson, Izzy Lenihan, and Jeremy Rock Smith

Kripalu’s groundbreaking weight-loss program—only 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 …

Friday, September 11, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 11–13, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Meditation

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Have you heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or perhaps you’ve had some meditation instruction but not yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
September 11–13, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kayaking and Yoga

Mark Roule and Ben Seidman

Whether you’re an experienced kayaker or an eager beginner, this joyful immersion in sun, water, and inner and outer peace offers a fresh, mindful approach to kayaking. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
September 11–13, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Let Go for Real: Relax, Renew, Be You

Krishna Kaur

The art of “letting go” is the basis of successful living. To thrive in all aspects of life, you must let go of past mistakes, past relationships, and old feelings of regret that haunt you. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 11–13, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training

Jean Kristeller and Andrea Lieberstein

Experience a new approach to eating, one that cultivates inner wisdom through mindful-eating practices and guided meditations. Research funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) is a powerful approach to addressing struggles with weight and eating issues. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Registered Dietitians.
Continuing Education Credits
September 11–13, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Adventure of Self-Discovery: A Holotropic Breathwork Experience

Stanislav Grof and Tav Sparks

Experience Holotropic Breathwork with originator Stanislav Grof. This practice provides direct access to your inner healing wisdom, allowing deep self-exploration for personal transformation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians.
Continuing Education Credits
September 11–13, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Art of Alignment: A Yoga Posture Clinic

Priti Robyn Ross

For all levels, from beginners to yoga teachers. Whether you’ve practiced yoga for 10 weeks or 10 years, healthy alignment is essential for a profound and rewarding practice. more …

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

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 13–16, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Reiki Master Training Level III: Gendai Reiki Shinpiden

James Pearson Shihan and Audrey Pearson Shihan

Deepen your connection with spirit as you continue your Reiki training. The third- and fourth-level attunements and class curriculum offered in Master Level III further empower your process of self-realization. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Massage & Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
September 13–18, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Niisa Morton and Abby Bordner

For those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and the beginner-level Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Take home new information and techniques to enhance your work with pregnant women and their partners, on and off the mat. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
September 13–18, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

African Healing Dance: The Power of Umoja

Wyoma and KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers

Uncover your voice, your truth, and your bliss through the power of Umoja, the dance of abundance. Join Wyoma and KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers to recognize your body’s inherent wisdom and celebrate life through movement, music, and song, as you Learn a traditional Afro-Caribbean dance and call the ancestors with song Explore daily practices to sustain you Stoke the fire in your belly and your capacity for joy Find your voice and nurture healthy boundaries Dance and share with others as you tap into new levels of mind-body-spirit awareness. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 13–18, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training: Chakra Fusion, Module 1

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Dance your way toward teacher certification in the first chakra-yoga-dance training of its kind—or come just to experience five glorious days of dancing. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
September 13–18, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Reiki Shamanism: Healing with the Spirits of the Land

Jim PathFinder Ewing

Explore the world from a shaman’s perspective. When you use Reiki in the shamanic journey, you expand your healing and visioning ability. This program combines principles of Reiki Shamanism with teachings on the healing drum, land spirits, sacred geometry, and reverence for the living earth. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 13–18, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga to Redefine Ourselves After Loss

Antonio Sausys

The natural human response to any loss is grief. That loss might be the death of a loved one, a pet, a job, a dream, or even material objects. Because we identify ourselves through our attachments, losing people or things to which we are attached requires a redefinition of who we are. more …

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September 15–18, 2015 Tuesday–Friday 3 nights

Conscious Riding

Paul Striberry and Sandra Burgess

Join renowned horseman Paul Striberry to learn a holistic approach to horsemanship that encourages congruence in body, mind, and spirit. Paul’s approach to Conscious Riding supports you in seeing your horse as an SUV—Spiritual Utility Vehicle—and understanding riding as a practice of meditation in motion on the path to awakening. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 15–18, 2015 Tuesday–Friday 3 nights

The Embodied Practitioner: Reclaim Your Own Body Trust

Hilary Kinavey and Dana Sturtevant

Sweeten your relationship with your own body while improving your effectiveness as a body-positive practitioner. When you view your body in a connected, trusting, and compassionate way, you can more effectively help people who struggle with disordered eating or internalized body shame. more …

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

Friday, September 18, 2015

September 18–20, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Body Mind Mastery: The Peaceful Warrior's Way to Lifelong Well-Being

Dan Millman

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a world-class athlete, an active senior or a fitness enthusiast, this program offers insights and techniques from both East and West to improve your training and your life. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 18–20, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Taking Refuge: Breaking the Addiction to the Mind

Noah Levine

Buddhism is a path to freedom from suffering that originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
September 18–20, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Using the Enneagram to Create Harmony in Your Relationships

Michael Naylor

Do you want to improve your relationship with a spouse, child, friend, business associate, or family member? The Enneagram can be a tremendous help in understanding relationships. more …

Continuing Education Credits
September 18–20, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga for the Rest of Us

Peggy Cappy

For all levels; no yoga experience needed. Also for those who want to lead adaptive yoga. Experience the benefits of yoga in a safe, enjoyable, and friendly environment, no matter what shape you’re in. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
September 18–22, 2015 Friday–Tuesday 4 nights

Food As Medicine: A Feast of Science and Wisdom

James S. Gordon, Kathie Madonna Swift, John Bagnulo, Cynthia Geyer, Aviva Romm, Stefanie Sacks, Marti Wolfson, Mark Pettus, and Mark Hyman

Created by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Food As Medicine is an acclaimed professional training program in medical nutrition therapy. Medical doctor James S. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, and Social Workers.
September 18–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 9 nights

300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: Instructing Yoga for Special Populations

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen and Kripalu School of Yoga Faculty

Yoga for Every Body How we take yoga out into the world and into our classes plays an important part in determining how successful we are as teachers. more …

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 20–22, 2015 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Conscious Riding

Paul Striberry and Sandra Burgess

Join renowned horseman Paul Striberry to learn a holistic approach to horsemanship that encourages congruence in body, mind, and spirit. Paul’s approach to Conscious Riding supports you in seeing your horse as an SUV—Spiritual Utility Vehicle—and understanding riding as a practice of meditation in motion on the path to awakening. more …