Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, is Program Leader for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) project with the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living and cofacilitator of KYIS teacher trainings. She has focused on enriching the lives of adolescents through yoga since 2008, combining her experience as a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and AFAA-certified fitness instructor with her background in acting to create meaningful collective experiences of yoga on the mat and in the world. Janna is also a faculty member for Kripalu Healthy Living programs.
Yoga Practice: Goddess Pose
Goddess Pose, or Deviasana, represents the feminine force that created the universe. Hara is a Japanese martial arts term meaning “center of being,” and it...
Kripalu Beginner's Yoga with Janna Delgado
Kripalu Beginner's Yoga Class with Janna Delgado
Fitness Focus: Exercise at Home
To save precious time and money, working out at home can be just the ticket. It does, however, require some motivation. Here are some tips to help you...
Sun Breaths to Revitalize
As the winter sky becomes darker, we can always illuminate ourselves from within with simple sun breaths. To try: From Mountain pose, relax your belly, then...
Meditation in Motion
Sometimes in our yoga practice we strive so hard to “get it right”—mastering our alignment, coordinating our breath, focusing our attention—that we stifle...
Heart Opening Through Metta Meditation
According to the ancient Vedic texts of India, the heart is the source of real feeling and knowing—the very seat of consciousness. Yet we can sometimes keep...
Yoga Practice: Seated Backbends
The heart beats in a faithful and constant rhythm throughout a lifetime. To keep the heart nourished and happy, heart-opening backbends can work wonders....
Healing Trauma with Yoga
On Monday, December 16, 2012—exactly two days after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary—I stood outside the doors of Pittsfield High School (PHS)...
Get Grounded with Mountain Pose
How we stand, literally—with our feet on the ground—can have a huge impact on how we feel. When we align ourselves and ground in Mountain pose, we access...
Yoga in the Schools: Helping Adolescents Become Compassionate Adults
Tired. Stressed. Bored. These are the words most commonly used by 22,000 high school students surveyed about their experiences in high school.
Trusting the Wisdom of Yoga
Trust in the wisdom of your practice.
Simple Habits for Healthy Living
Ashley Winseck, guest blogger Most of life is a habit. We tend to fall into habitual ways of thinking and being and doing, and we’re living in a world where...
How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets
Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you.
Turning Point Q&A with Janna Delgado
Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, combines her training as a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and AFAA-certified fitness instructor with her...
Holiday Rituals from Our Faculty
We asked a few of our Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda faculty to share their favorite rituals for the season of celebration.
The Yoga of Showing Up
When the students and I talk about our experiences with yoga this year, we tap into those times when we knew our class felt connected.
Ask the Expert: Holding the Pose
In this edition of Ask the Expert, Kripalu Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, and senior faculty member Janna Delgado answers your questions about...
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