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Friday, June 26, 2015

June 26–July 3, 2015 Friday–Friday 7 nights

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training

Janna Delgado and Iona M. Smith

For educators and yoga teachers interested in bolstering their skills and enriching the lives of high school students through yoga. Yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-expression. more …

Sunday, June 28, 2015

June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

CircusYoga Community Retreat: The Human Art of Play (Adults)

Erin Maile O'Keefe and Kevin O'Keefe

CircusYoga, a blend of interactive yoga, circus arts, and transformational play, returns to Kripalu for its 15th year. This alchemy of connection and joyful fun results in a state of deep rejuvenation. more …

June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

CircusYoga Community Retreat: The Human Art of Play (Kids)

Erin Maile O'Keefe and Kevin O'Keefe

CircusYoga, a blend of interactive yoga, circus arts, and transformational play, returns to Kripalu for its 15th year. This alchemy of connection and joyful fun results in a state of deep rejuvenation. more …

Continuing Education Credits
June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Lotus Palm Thai-Style Reflexology and Foot Massage

Sukha Wong

Lotus Palm Thai-style reflexology and foot massage is an energizing and invigorating massage of the lower legs and feet that promotes general health and well-being. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Massage & Body Workers, and Athletic Trainers.
June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Oneness and Yoga Immersion

Kathy Holmes

For all levels. Learn to embody transformational teachings through yoga, meditation, and Deeksha, the Oneness Blessing. The Oneness Blessing is a global phenomenon that is bringing permanent awakening to people throughout the world. more …

Continuing Education Credits
June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Refilling Your Well: Join the Self-Care Revolution

Priti Robyn Ross

For all levels, including beginners. This Independence Day, make the choice to awaken your spirit and set yourself free! Come refill your well with nurturing activities that ease your stress, increase your joy, and replenish your soul. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Bliss Connection: Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Rudy Peirce

Experience a flowing, mindful yoga practice and profoundly relaxing yoga nidra (yogic sleep). With Rudy’s clear, compassionate direction, you journey into the subtle dimensions of the self that the ancient yogis called koshas, or sheaths. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga and Shamanism

Ray Crist, Sebastian Pauccar Flores, and Jamee Curtice

For all levels. Yoga practiced “through the shaman’s eyes” and paired with shamanic ceremony is a healing and transformational experience. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
June 28–July 3, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga Summer Camp: An Outdoor Adventure for Adults

Michelle Dalbec, Mark Roule, and Healthy Living Faculty

Longing to relive the carefree days of summers past? Reconnect with the simple pleasures of good company, nourishing food, and the great outdoors in Kripalu’s summer camp for adults. more …

Friday, July 3, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Deepen Your Practice

Jurian Hughes and Jovinna Chan

Do you love yoga? Would you thrive in a nurturing and creative environment in which to explore and deepen your yoga practice? Are you seeking tools and techniques to relieve stress? more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Dharma Yoga Purification Intensive

Dharma Mittra

For all levels. Explore yoga as a path to purification and refinement of the body, mind, and soul. All the divinely realized techniques that you practice culminate in a purifying fire that burns away resistance and helps prepare you for Self-realization—the ultimate goal of all yoga. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Fly Camp: Finding Freedom Through Inversions and Lifts

Dana Flynn

For everyone. Spread your wings and fly! Explore inversions and lifts with care and playfulness, finding safe ways to practice challenging poses that lift your body, heart, and spirit. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Journey to Wholeness: Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit

Heidi E. Spear and Elizabeth Boham

Yoga philosophy describes our five bodies: physical, energetic, mental, wisdom, and bliss. To experience health and enduring youthfulness, we must feel balanced in all these aspects of who we are. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kayaking and Yoga

Jennifer Reis and Mark Roule

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.
Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

LifeForce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety: I Am Bliss and So Are You

Amy Weintraub

Come home to the joy that is your birthright. Beneath your aches, pains, and shifting moods, you are bliss. Let Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, guide you through self-inquiry with practices that release whatever blocks you from remembering who you truly are. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers, Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Yoga of Plants: Experience the Unitive State of Plants and People

Annie B. Kay

Plants and people have evolved together for millennia. The symbiotic relationship we share with plants supports our very life. By experiencing true communication and communion with plants, we express our union with all of life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Registered Dietitians.
July 3–5, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

YogArts for Kids

Craig Hanauer

For kids ages 5–12. 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, July 5, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 5–10, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training for Professionals

Jean Kristeller and Andrea Lieberstein

For mental-health and health-care professionals. Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT), developed by Jean Kristeller and supported by NIH-funded research, addresses mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, and obesity through the application of mindfulness meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists, Athletic Trainers, Registered Dietitians, and Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 5–10, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Transformational Vinyasa Yoga: The Body and Beyond

Lesley Desaulniers

For people with min. 6 months yoga experience. Transformational Vinyasa Yoga uses body, breath, and mind to help you find energy, contentment, and focus. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
July 5–10, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Unmasking Your Soul: Renew Yourself Through Painting and Collage

Linda Novick

Reconnect with the free and open child you used to be as you uncover and embrace your innate creativity. When we were little, we delighted in painting, and in cutting and pasting images on paper. more …

July 5–10, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Wild Hips, Gypsy Heart: Belly Dance as Self-Empowerment

Melina of Daughters of Rhea

For women; beginners are welcome. Unleash your primal energies and learn to move your hips in a million ways as Melina shares her family’s ancient belly-dance secrets. more …

Continuing Education Credits
July 5–10, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

Cristie Newhart, Michelle Dalbec, and Yoganand Michael Carroll

For those new to yoga. Want to try yoga but don’t know where to start? Kripalu School of Yoga faculty Cristie Newhart and Michelle Dalbec have extensive experience teaching beginners, demystifying the jargon, and breaking down the basics so that you can feel confident and comfortable about doing yoga. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 5–10, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga for the Rest of Us and Beyond

Peggy Cappy

Study with master yoga teacher Peggy Cappy, host of the PBS series Yoga for the Rest of Us. If you’re new to yoga or have physical limitations, it’s easy to begin right where you are with accessible yoga postures. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 5–12, 2015 Sunday–Sunday 7 nights

LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Depression and Anxiety, Level 1

Amy Weintraub, Richard P. Brown, and Patricia Gerbarg

For yoga teachers and health professionals. Learn an evidence-based yoga protocol from the authors of Yoga for Depression; Yoga Skills for Therapists; and How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care. more …

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

Monday, July 6, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 6–10, 2015 Monday–Friday 4 nights

Soma Prana Vinyasa: The Yoga of Regeneration

Shiva Rea, John de Kadt, Benjy Wertheimer, and Gaura Vani

Join vinyasa pioneer Shiva Rea for a Soma Prana Vinyasa™ immersion into the art of regenerative (soma) yoga and meditation. Ancient sages understood soma as the “revivifying nectar,” the essence of longevity and healing. more …

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

Friday, July 10, 2015

July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A New Way of Being: Women's Self-Renewal Retreat

Renée Peterson Trudeau

For women of all ages and life stages; no yoga experience necessary. Do you long to reconnect with who you are? Are you in the midst of a transition? more …

Continuing Education Credits
July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Hiking and Yoga

Randal Williams and Erin Casperson

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 Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Iyengar Yoga for Back Care

Elise Browning Miller

Find relief from chronic back pain using yoga. Elise Browning Miller teaches how yoga postures, when practiced with the correct emphasis, can be extremely successful in alleviating conditions ranging from minor neck and lower back tension to severe scoliosis. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Prana Vinyasa: Movement Alchemy for Living Flow

Shiva Rea

Immerse yourself in the movement alchemy system of Prana Vinyasa Yoga, developed by Shiva Rea. Starting with Friday night’s hip-opening, grounding vinyasa, Shiva takes you on a journey to ignite, transform, and balance your life energy with rejuvenating practices from the Prana Vinyasa repertoire. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Rooted, Relaxed, and Radiant: A Yoga, Meditation, and Nature Retreat

Jillian Pransky

Yogis believe the seat of wisdom is in the heart center, not the head. Through the practices of yoga and meditation, and by synchronizing your body and mind with nature, you grow more grounded and relaxed. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Salsa and Yoga: Relax, Renew, and Cut Loose

Catherine Calderon and Ronnie Roc

Return to a state of ease and inner peace through yoga, and then hit the dance floor and free your spirit to the intoxicating rhythms of salsa! With Catherine Calderon’s playful, easy-to-follow instructions, even “can’t-drag-me-on-to-the-dance-floor” types will be struttin’ their stuff in no time. more …

Continuing Education Credits
July 10–12, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Shadow Yoga Basics

Matt Pesendian

For all levels. Experience the art of harmonizing the five layers of our being: the physical, energetic, emotional, wisdom, and spirit bodies. Shadow Yoga, founded by Shandor Remete, is a unique hatha yoga system that utilizes three Standing Prelude Forms, rhythmic breathing, bandhas (energetic locks), and the system of marma (trigger points). more …

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 12–14, 2015 Sunday–Tuesday 2 nights

Yoga for Scoliosis Part I

Elise Browning Miller

For people with scoliosis and yoga teachers. Discover all the ways in which Iyengar Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of scoliosis. This internationally acclaimed workshop with senior Iyengar instructor Elise Browning Miller includes Basic information and anatomical background on scoliosis Optimal yoga postures for scoliosis and ways of adapting postures for each person’s individual needs The psychological consequences of scoliosis Adjustments and props An emphasis on lengthening the spine and aligning the body with breath awareness. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 12–17, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Calm Body, Clear Mind, Content Heart: A Yoga, Meditation, and Nature Retreat

Jillian Pransky

Discover the state yogis call “true happiness.” Contentment doesn’t come by chance—it’s a behavior, a conscious decision, a choice you make each moment of your day. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
July 12–17, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Drawing Closer to Nature

Peter London

Spend time in the beauty of the Berkshires savoring the wonder of summer flowers, meadows, woodlands, and streams, and creating art from your experiences. more …

Continuing Education Credits
July 12–17, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Revitalizing Cleanse: Nourishing Body, Mind, and Spirit

Alison Shore Gaines

Revitalize with a nurturing cleanse that offers a balance of nutrition information, lifestyle practices, and mindfulness as a foundation for your whole life. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Registered Dietitians.
Continuing Education Credits
July 12–17, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Transformative Self-Care: Continuum Movement, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy

Bonnie Gintis

Explore the radical possibilities in health and well-being available when you combine the principles of osteopathic treatment, the practices of Continuum Movement, and mindfulness meditation. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Nurses, Massage & Body Workers, Athletic Trainers, and Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 12–17, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga for Cancer Teacher Training

Tari Prinster

For 200-hour yoga teachers, health-care professionals, and others with relevant background and training. Become a yoga teacher equipped to understand the unique needs and challenges of cancer patients and survivors. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
July 12, 2015–January 20, 2016 Sunday–Wednesday 192 nights

Yoga for Emotional Balance and Beyond: A Curriculum for Human Growth

Bo Forbes

The World Health Organization states that by the year 2030, depression and anxiety will be one of the biggest health problems on our planet. How can we change this trajectory and live more fully and deeply? more …

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 14–17, 2015 Tuesday–Friday 3 nights

Yoga for Scoliosis Part II

Elise Browning Miller

For students and teachers who have completed Part I, and others as described below. Continue learning to work skillfully with scoliosis by combining yoga postures with breath awareness to develop structural alignment and create more normal symmetry. more …

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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

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

Joan Borysenko and Karen Drucker

For women. Learning to love ourselves is a psychological and a spiritual journey. The root of human suffering is self-judgment and the belief that something is wrong with us, which can translate into anxiety, depression, addiction, and burnout. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Float Your Yoga: A Stand Up Paddleboard 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
July 17–19, 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
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Positive Psychology

Maria Sirois

A happier, healthier, richer life is available to each of us. By exploring the science of optimal functioning—including research from the fields of Positive Psychology, neuroscience, and mind-body medicine—we can begin to create a life that centers on what works. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists, and Social Workers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Mother-Daughter Yoga Weekend

Sarahjoy Marsh

For women and their daughters (ages 13 and up) at all yoga levels, including beginners. Join Sarahjoy Marsh for a nourishing getaway that celebrates the feminine spirit! more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Reclaim Your Health: Medical Qigong for Healing

Deborah Davis

For men and women at all fitness levels. Discover the two most popular and powerful Chinese qigong therapies for detoxifying the body and increasing health: Qigong Walking and the Six Healing Sound therapies. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
July 17–19, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga Rocks Revolution

Eric Paskel

For all levels. Yoga Rocks Revolution has the potential to shape the rest of your life. The first steps are identifying where you are, where you want to go, and how to get there. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
July 17–24, 2015 Friday–Friday 7 nights

Shake Your Soul Teacher Training: The Yoga of Dance

Dan Leven, Heather Bilotta, and Sage Peeler

Rediscover your instinct to move and dance with soul and passion. Shake Your Soul® is a dynamic dance experience that transforms and heals participants and teachers alike. more …

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