The Great Work of Your Life: The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita
Stephen Cope, MSW, Senior Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, the largest yoga research institute in the West. He is author of several best-selling…
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For all levels, including beginners.
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. Is there a way to use the difficulties, conflicts, and struggles of daily life to cultivate an inner life of spirit?
The Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu devotional work that literally translates as “Song of God,” is considered one of the world’s greatest teachings on this topic and answers a resounding “Yes” to that question. In this workshop, we explore karma yoga, the yoga of action, learning to act in the world in such a way that God becomes “the Doer” of our deeds. Each day includes at least an hour and a half of asana practice in addition to lecture, discussion, and other exercises aimed at allowing us to experience how life itself is a profound spiritual practice.
Join the founder of the Institute for Extraordinary Living for an exploration into the living tradition of yoga.
- 10 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 10 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More