Yoga Basics for Beginners
Cristie Newhart is a certified professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher and a faculty member at Kripalu, where she has taught for more than 10 years. A former manager of Kripalu’s volunteer program as well as a…
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Get started with fundamental yoga principles that can inspire you to practice. This workshop provides you with everything you need to begin a consistent practice, including breathing techniques, standing postures, hip openers, forward bends, backbends, balancing postures, deep relaxation, and meditation instruction. Cristie Newhart also teaches you to adapt and adjust postures so you can tailor any practice to suit your unique needs.
Cristie designed this weekend especially for people new to yoga, creating a supportive environment in which to lay the groundwork for a skillful practice. This program guides you to
- Experience yoga on the mat that is vital and transformative
- Cultivate a mindful approach using the tools of self-awareness
- Explore yoga philosophy and its practical applications
- Immerse yourself in a life practice that integrates body, mind, and spirit.
Return home with the foundation for a rewarding personal practice and the ability to get the most from your yoga classes.
- 8.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
Call To Register
- room & meals pricing
Online registration is not available for this program. Please call 866.200.5203 to register.
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