Introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda: Secrets of Ayurveda
Hilary Garivaltis, founder and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, has more than 12 years of experience in teaching Ayurvedic daily living tools and Ayurvedic therapy techniques. She received her training at the…
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Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country. Each summer, she teaches yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite…
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Ayurveda is India’s traditional science of self-care, and a treasure trove of practical and effective methods for enhancing health and well-being. Join Hilary Garivaltis, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and founder of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, and Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, to learn how to make Ayurveda and yoga part of your health routine.
This weekend, you learn
- The foundational concepts and precepts of Ayurveda, including the five elements and three doshas
- Your personal constitutional blueprint, or doshic type
- The primary Ayurvedic healthy-living tools, including diet and lifestyle, needed to keep body, mind, and spirit in balance
- Yoga, breathing, and meditation practices designed for your constitution and for the season.
Return home with proven techniques to bring greater balance and well-being into your life.
Recommended reading and listening Vasant Lad, Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing (Lotus Press); Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, and Johnny Brannigan, Eat–Taste–Heal (Five Elements Press); Hilary Garivaltis, Dinacharya: Ayurvedic Daily Routines (CD); Larissa Hall Carlson, Ayurvedic Pranayama and Meditation for the Doshas (CD).
- 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