Carol O’Neil

Board Chair
Everyone I speak with who has been to Kripalu tells me they leave there feeling replenished, enriched, invigorated, healthier, optimistic or inspired. Promoting awareness, possibilities, and compassion, Kripalu's many offerings inevitably enable people to experience new ways of gaining a positive and renewed sense of well-being. The ripple effect can be remarkable.

Carol O’Neil joined the Kripalu board with 30 years of experience serving nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Boston College, Carol began her career in accounting. She taught religion to children and teens in church parishes for 25 years while raising her four children, along with serving as an active volunteer and leader in her community.

Carol served as board chair for an organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to children with special needs, where she focused on effective board governance and leadership. Introduced to Kripalu Yoga in 2002, she has participated in many workshops at Kripalu, and became a 500-hr certified yoga teacher. Teaching regularly in her home, Carol has recently integrated fundamental principles of Ayurveda into her classes. She and her husband, Jack, share several philanthropic endeavors.