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October 14–17, 2014 Tuesday–Friday 3 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Kripalu’s 23rd Annual Yoga Teachers Conference: The Power of Yoga Therapy

Yoganand Michael Carroll, Stephen Cope, Amy Weintraub, Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Beth Gibbs, and Priti Robyn Ross
Yoganand Michael Carroll

Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT 500, IAYT, is Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga. Through many years of intensive study and practice, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts…
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Stephen Cope

Stephen Cope, MSW, 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 the author of several best-selling…
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Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, director of the LifeForce Yoga® Healing Institute and author of the best-selling Yoga for Depression and the groundbreaking Yoga Skills for Therapists, has been a pioneer in the field of…
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Sat Bir S. Khalsa

Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health for more than 10 years. An assistant…
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Beth Gibbs

Beth Gibbs, MA, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT). She is a senior member of the IYT teaching faculty and directs the school’s Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program. Beth…
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Priti Robyn Ross

Priti Robyn Ross, E-RYT 500, holds advanced certifications in Kripalu Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy. She has been teaching for two decades and is a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga and is…
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For yoga teachers from all traditions.

Take your teaching to a whole new level with yoga therapy techniques. Expand your repertoire, boost your confidence, and gain practical methodologies for addressing specific conditions in classes and private sessions.

As you learn to better serve and empower your students, you also revitalize your teaching and practice. Choose from more than 20 workshops; YES (Yoga, Education, and Service) talks; and keynotes from experts in the field, including Stephen Cope, author of The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling, and Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga Skills for Therapists.

Hosted by Kripalu faculty member Vandita Kate Marchesiello, this week is designed for connection, celebration, study, and sharing.

Workshop presenters and topics include

  • Adapting Restorative Yoga for Chronic Illness, with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen
  • Mindful Yoga Therapy for Military Veterans, with Suzanne Manafort and Sheila Magalhaes
  • Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics for the Psoas, Hips, and Lower Back, with Todd Norian
  • Whole Child Yoga Therapeutics: Wake Up, Relax, and Focus, with Beth Gibbs
  • Chair Yoga for the Rest of Us, with Lakshmi Voelker
  • The Transformative Power of Kripalu Yoga for Teens, with Janna Delgado and Iona M. Smith
  • Ayurvedic Pranayama for the Doshas, with Larissa Hall Carlson
  • An Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, with Jenn Turner
  • Tantra Hatha Yoga and Healing, with Yoganand Michael Carroll
  • Yoga for Eating Disorders, with Laura Biron
  • … and many more.

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Call to register: 866.200.5203; please have the names of the workshops you plan to attend at hand.

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Who can attend?

Yoga teachers from any tradition, serious practitioners, and those who may be interested in attending yoga teacher training at Kripalu and are looking for a sample of the Kripalu experience are welcome. We hope you will be able to join us.

How do I become a KYTA member?

In addition to more than 30 other membership benefits, KYTA members enjoy 10% off shared standard and dormitory accommodations every time they come to Kripalu Center. This discount is applicable to the Conference. Just mention you are a KYTA member when making your reservation to take advantage of this discount.

KYTA membership is open to graduates from yoga teacher trainings recognized by Yoga Alliance. Visit for benefits and an application form.

How do I register?

Call Registration at 866.200.5203. Registration hours are 9:00 am–7:30 pm Eastern time Monday–Friday and 9:00 am–5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Register early to ensure your choice of workshops!

How do I choose my workshops?

You must indicate your workshop choices when registering for the conference. Please have the workshop codes on hand to give to your Registration Advisor.

How do I make my payment?

Give your credit card number to the Registration Advisor when you call. Full payment is due at time of registration and can be made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Personal checks and money orders (U.S. dollars) must be received prior to processing your registration (please call Registration to arrange).

How do KYTA members save at the conference?

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This program is eligible for
  • 17 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge