The Wisdom of Yoga and the Art of Extraordinary Living
Stephen Cope, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Yoga and the Quest for the…
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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.
The 2,000-year-old scripture called the Yoga Sutras, written by the sage Patanjali, expounds on the principles and practices of extraordinary living. In this program, we explore the philosophy and psychology of Patanjali’s eight-limbed path of yoga, and its relevance for the contemporary yoga practitioner—along with spending at least two hours a day in posture practice. Through this blend of lecture and practice, we examine the nature of the mind, the roots of suffering, and the possibility of living at your maximum potential of body, mind, and spirit.
- 10.75 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 10.75 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $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
- $262 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
- $398 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