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Positive Psychology

Do more than study Positive Psychology. Experience it yourself through Kripalu’s exclusive integrated mind-body curriculum.

Positive Psychology at Kripalu is a one-of-a-kind, whole-person exploration. Take yoga. Choose from a nutritious whole-foods menu. Enjoy a relaxing sauna and whirlpool, energizing noon dance classes, and the serene beauty of the Berkshires. All this while you learn from a leader in the field—Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar—about this science-based approach to well-being.

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

July 5–7, 2013 Friday–Sunday

There’s a scientific way to study happiness—it’s called Positive Psychology, where the focus is on cultivating strengths, self-esteem, and optimism. This course is for those wanting an introduction to the field or a refresher.


Certificate in Positive Psychology

Beginning February 2014

Offered exclusively through Kripalu, this 11-month, evidence-based, comprehensive course combines on-campus and online programming, culminating in a Certificate in Positive Psychology. This in-depth program is suitable for both personal and professional development.


Whole Person Well-Being: A Week of Inspired Living

July 21–26, 2013 Sunday–Friday

Expand your Positive Psychology framework with the SPIRE methodology, a five-pronged approach to whole person well-being with the goal of helping people realize their full human potential. This course is open to students of all levels, from beginners to certificate graduates.