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Friday, August 28, 2015

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.

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

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.

Friday, September 4, 2015

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

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 …

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.

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.
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 …

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 24–27, 2015 Thursday–Sunday 3 nights

Navigating Life's Changes: A Journey into Yoga and Meditation Retreat for Women

Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds

For women at all levels of practice. Calling wise women of every age and stage of life! This annual retreat begins with the premise that life inevitably requires us to navigate mental as well as physical changes. more …

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

Friday, September 25, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 25–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

True Refuge

Tara Brach

Discover a sanctuary of wisdom and peace in your own awakened heart, even in the face of life’s greatest challenges. While insecurity and loss are natural parts of being alive, we can learn the pathway home to the loving presence, confidence, and happiness that is intrinsic to our being. more …

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
September 27–October 2, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Yoga and Deep Relaxation Retreat: The Gift of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Jennifer Reis

Experience deeper levels of relaxation than you ever imagined possible as you give yourself permission to rest, balance, restore, and tap into new sources of energy. more …

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
October 11–14, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Quieting the Hungry Ghost: Compassionate and Mindful Relapse Prevention

Richard Fields

For everyone. Learn compassion for yourself and others in a dynamic workshop that addresses stress, imbalance, and reactivity—the primary causes of relapse to unhealthy behaviors and relationships. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Social Workers.

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 16–18, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Essence of Our Nature: Finding Strength in Vulnerability

David Whyte, Nóirín Ní Riain, and Owen and Moley O Súilleabháin

Being vulnerable is not a choice; it is the abiding undercurrent of our natural state. Human beings have never had the luxury of choosing between an untouched interior self and the necessary vulnerabilities of achievement in the outer world. more …

Friday, October 23, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
October 23–25, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Practice of Loving-Kindness: A Meditation and Yoga Weekend

Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope

Join renowned teachers Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope for a weekend of loving-kindness practice (metta meditation) and yoga. The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings. more …

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

October 30–November 1, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness

Loch Kelly

Discover your natural well-being, compassion, and freedom in this transformational meditation weekend. Rather than striving to calm and focus your mind, learn to intentionally shift into Open-Hearted Awareness, which is already calm, stable, and able to effortlessly focus. more …

Friday, November 6, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
November 6–8, 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 Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
November 6–8, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind

Cyndi Lee

Invite your body and mind back into balance. With humor, depth, and authenticity, Cyndi Lee combines yoga practice and Buddhist mindfulness to bring ancient wisdom alive and make it relevant to contemporary life. more …

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

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
November 8–13, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Finding Space in a Busy World: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

David Nichtern

Meditation is a tool that will serve you for a lifetime. By simply sitting still and bringing your attention to the present moment, you can make friends with yourself and develop a clearer and gentler relationship with your mind. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13–15, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

One Spirit Medicine: The Mind of God, the Brain of Man, the Heart of the Shaman

Alberto Villoldo

Draw inspiration from the teachings of contemporary neuroscience and ancient shamanic wisdom to create a life of joy, prosperity, and peace. Shamans discovered how to wire the brain for bliss and called their discovery One Spirit medicine. more …

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 15–20, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Freestyle Meditation: Finding Your Own Way

Steven Leonard

Experience meditation in a style of feeling and freedom. Forget your old ideas of what you should or shouldn’t do while you meditate, and experience a more expansive and joyful way of being. more …

Continuing Education Credits
November 15–20, 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 Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20–22, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Awakened Living: Free Your Mind, Ignite Your Heart

David Harshada Wagner

Take your mind, body, and life to a whole new level of freedom and happiness in a dynamic and life-changing weekend of practice, rejuvenation, and discovery. more …

November 20–22, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Cultivating Compassion

Margaret Cullen and Erika Rosenberg

Learn to cultivate compassion, empathy, and kindness for yourself and others in a training that integrates traditional contemplative practices with psychology and scientific research. more …

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 22–25, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

The Yoga of Devotion: Mantra Meditation and Vedic Ceremony

Bill Barry (Bharata), Gretchen Carmel (Rajeshwari), and Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

The season of gratitude is the ideal time to explore a practice of bhakti, or devotional, yoga. Travel to the mystical realms of Sanskrit mantra and Vedic ceremony, and amplify your connection to Source as you tap into yogic secrets of profound transformation. more …

Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23–25, 2015 Monday–Wednesday 2 nights

Dharma Film Fest: Illuminating the Path

Chip Hartranft and Coby Kozlowski

For everyone who loves a good story. Experience the transcendent, self-reflective, and liberating dimensions of film, one of the most powerful mediums to illustrate the nature of the human experience. more …

Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27–29, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Buddhist Healing Ritual: Dakini's Heart-Essence Chöd

Lama Migmar Tseten

Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. more …

Continuing Education Credits
November 27–29, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Kundalini Rising

Ajeet Kaur, Nirinjan Kaur, Matthew Schoening, and Ram Dass

Open to the gifts of the universe and dive into the worlds of song and prayer. Second-generation Kundalini yogis Ajeet Kaur and Nirinjan Kaur, joined by two world-class musicians, invite you to celebrate your beauty and learn to embrace the unknown with a full heart. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
November 27–29, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Strong Body, Spacious Mind: A Kripalu Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

Get ready for the holidays with a toolkit of life-enhancing practices. This weekend, appropriate for both beginners and those who want to deepen their practice, provides the time and space to pause, refill your well, and enter into the busy holiday season feeling refreshed and renewed. more …

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

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November 29–December 2, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Mangalam Svapna: The Yoga of Lucid Dreaming

Lama Migmar Tseten

For all levels. Mangalam Svapna Yoga is an ancient Buddhist practice that transforms sleep into an opportunity for personal insight and spiritual growth. more …

Continuing Education Credits
November 29–December 4, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Beyond Power Yoga: Search for the True Self

Beryl Bender Birch

The true purpose of yoga is to unite not only your mind with your body, but your individual self with something greater. If you long for connection and seek to answer the question “Who am I? more …

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

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4–6, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Practice of Prayer

Fr. Thomas Ryan

For people of all faiths. The secret of prayer is finding beauty and love in everyday existence. Prayerful living is not just about words; it’s about being present to the Divine in this moment. more …

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
December 6–9, 2015 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Traditional Japanese Reiki: Gendai Reiki Levels 1 and 2

James Pearson Shihan and Audrey Pearson Shihan

In creating the Usui Reiki system, Mikao Usui’s intention was to offer a path to enlightenment, or satori: a state of perfect harmony and calm. Learn to open your energy channel to that harmony through attunements, breath awareness, meditation, visualization, self-purification, and self-empowerment techniques. more …

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

Friday, December 18, 2015

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

Kripalu Yoga Winter Retreat for the Soul

Micah Mortali

The winter solstice is a natural time of retreat. Bears are moving into hibernation, trees pull their energy deep into their roots, and indigenous cultures dive into the dream world. more …

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

Opening the Heart: Joy of Living Meditation Workshop (Level II)

Kell Julliard

For those who have completed Level I or meditate regularly. Meditating on loving-kindness and compassion can open your heart to the world around you. more …

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

Waking Up to the Dark

Clark Strand

Venture into the numinous realm to discover how darkness—both literally and metaphorically—has the tremendous ability to heal your relationship to your body, your ancestral past, and even the Earth itself. more …

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
December 20–25, 2015 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Harnessing the Power of Stillness: A Yin Yoga Retreat

Corina Benner

For all levels. Begin to cultivate a relationship with stillness during the contemplative, quiet time of the winter solstice. In the practice of Yin Yoga, you sink into poses for three to five minutes, letting go of muscular engagement, using body weight, props, and gravity to allow the body to release and melt. more …

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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 24–27, 2015 Thursday–Sunday 3 nights

Meditation and Mysticism: Kabbalah Retreat for Ease and Contentment

Rabbi Sigal Brier

For people of all spiritual, religious, and nonreligious orientations. Kabbalah—mindful mysticism for soul-centered living—is a holistic and direct approach to living fully and cultivating happiness. more …

Friday, December 25, 2015

Continuing Education Credits
December 25–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Introduction to Meditation

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or maybe you’ve had some meditation instruction but haven’t 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.
December 25–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Sound and Silence Retreat: A Vibrational Journey Through Gongs, Bowls, and Chants

Crown of Eternity

Immerse yourself in vibration as you learn to listen deeply and hear your inner voice. Crown of Eternity, the accomplished duo of Mike and Gallina Tamburo, provide a multifaceted sonic experience that brings the mind into stillness and invites a rich exploration of your internal landscape. more …

Continuing Education Credits
December 25–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Mystical Path Of Yoga

Yoganand Michael Carroll

For students with min. 6 months yoga or meditation experience. We practice yoga for many reasons: health, vitality, a sense of well-being, strength, flexibility. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
Continuing Education Credits
December 25–27, 2015 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

The Wisdom of Yoga and the Art of Extraordinary Living

Stephen Cope

Can ordinary people live extraordinary lives? Yoga teaches us that we can. Join author, psychotherapist, and Kripalu Yoga teacher Stephen Cope to delve into the heart of yoga, a millennia-old wisdom tradition organized around a systematic investigation of this question. more …

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

Sunday, December 27, 2015

December 27, 2015–January 1, 2016 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Bhakti Bliss New Year's Celebration

David Newman (Durga Das), Mira, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

Ride the waves of bliss as you usher in 2016 with some of the foremost innovators of joy-filled kirtan (call-and-response chanting) and sacred song. David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira bring their organic and ecstatic East/West fusion, while Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band offer up their soulful and funky New Orleans–style mantra mix. more …

Continuing Education Credits
December 27, 2015–January 1, 2016 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

New Year's Spiritual Renewal Retreat

Shivananda Thomas Amelio

For all levels. End the old year and enter the new with reflection and spiritual nourishment. Whether you’re new to spiritual practice or a seasoned practitioner, this retreat supports you in sinking deeply into your heart’s knowing, fine-tuning your life’s purpose and calling, and renewing your connection to the ever-present source of divinity. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
Continuing Education Credits
December 27, 2015–January 1, 2016 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

New Year's Yoga Retreat: Align Your Body, Awaken Your Heart

Todd Norian

For students with min. 6 months of yoga experience. Step into the new year with an open heart and renewed enthusiasm for life. This is an auspicious time of year to pause, reflect, and recognize that the secret to a fulfilling life lies within your own heart. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.
December 27, 2015–January 1, 2016 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Practice Blessings

Jurian Hughes and David Wallace

Your capacity to be present to the many blessings of life is the key to your own experience of joy and fearlessness as you face the new. By engaging your immense power to bless—and be blessed—you learn to face each moment with love and infinite possibility. more …