Make a Gift

The true measure of our mission is the impact we have on people’s lives, at our retreat center and in the world.

Give Now


Spring 2020 Kripalu Donor Newsletter


Our Mission in Action: Making a Direct, Positive Impact

Our mission …
to empower people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.

… in action:
Each year, Kripalu’s on-site programming and outreach initiatives help thousands of children, teens, and adults gain the tools they need to make long-term change in their lives and in our world.

In Stockbridge

Every year, nearly 40,000 people come to Kripalu for a transformative program, a professional training, or a few days of an R&R Retreat. They return to their lives with renewed energy, a fresh perspective, and the practical tools they need to sustain their well-being. Our guests transmit their inspiration to everyone around them, catalyzing positive change in their communities.

To continue offering this life-changing programming in the beautiful environment at Kripalu, we depend on the generous and consistent support of our donors. Program fees are not enough to cover the full cost of operating and upgrading our retreat center—the largest retreat and program center in North America.

In the World

In the words of Swami Kripalu, “Seekers who believe they must practice yoga only in the meditation room are under a great illusion. They must practice yoga in society as well.” As a Kripalu donor, you support programs that reach beyond our walls to bring healing and transformation to those in need—including high-school students at risk for depression and substance abuse; children in disadvantaged schools; and populations across the country and around the globe who are facing severe economic, physical, and emotional challenges. The extent of the impact we can make on individuals and society—beyond the walls of our retreat center—depends on your generosity. 

To learn more about the impact you can have by giving to Kripalu, please contact Jenna Larkin, Advancement Manager at  or 413.448.3423.

Donor Christina P.

My experience at Kripalu, the people I met there, and my yoga teacher training have contributed to my ability to make a...

Guest John M. and Rhumdoul R.

Yoga allowed me to be myself, to feel comfortable with who I am. I look at life really differently now.

Donor Michael and Phyllis

Our contribution to Kripalu’s Scholarship Program is our way of giving back, so that others can have the opportunity to make...

How to Make a Gift

  • Give online.
  • Call Tad Ames, Director of Donor Communications, at 413.448.3215 or email
  • By Mail
    Make your check payable to Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
    PO Box 309
    Stockbridge, MA 01262
  • Stop by the Kripalu Advancement Office.

For information about donor privacy, please see Kripalu’s privacy policy.

Fund Descriptions

Ganesha Scholarship Fund Fund scholarships for designated Kripalu Yoga Teacher training.

General Scholarship Fund Help others discover the magic of Kripalu!  Fund scholarships for designated Kripalu Yoga Teacher training and programs.

General/Undesignated Where my support is needed most.

Rachel Greene Memorial Fund Fund scholarships to attend Kripalu trainings to bring yoga to Title I schools.

RISE Build a healthier society through yoga by giving life-changing RISE resiliency training to educators, law enforcement and health-care workers, helping these critical public servants reduce stress and combat burnout.

Teaching for Diversity Help spread yoga to those who may not otherwise have access by providing seed funding, stipends, and supplies for graduates of the Kripalu Schools who are bringing yoga, yoga therapy, or Ayurvedic practices to diverse populations.

Please call Kripalu’s Advancement office at 413.448.3215 to discuss any of these funds in more detail.


Please request that your stockbroker electronically transfer designated securities to Kripalu’s account with Fidelity Investments as indicated below.

Note Please let us know the name of the stock, how many shares, and when you will be instructing your broker to make the transfer so that we may identify the gift when received in our account and acknowledge it promptly.

All deliveries must include Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Fidelity Investments, and our account number.

For questions on transfers, please contact Austin Hall at 617.202.9653, or via email at

Planned Giving

For more than 25 years, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health has been a haven for people seeking to revitalize their bodies, open their hearts, and awaken their minds. Kripalu’s power to create transformational change for people from all walks of life is in many ways unique. Its curriculum on topics including yoga, health, personal growth, and spirituality is among the best in the world. With your help, Kripalu will be here to offer future generations the programs and experiences they need to stay healthy and inspired amidst life’s challenges.

Planned gifts create a lasting legacy for generations to come. To learn about giving to Kripalu through your will, life insurance, retirement assets, real estate, or by establishing a charitable trust, please contact Tad Ames, Director of Donor Communications, at 413.448.3215 or email

Recurring Gifts

Recurring giving is an easy, environmentally friendly, automatic way to give to Kripalu. To set up recurring giving, select "recurring gift" under the type of gift at Payments are taken monthly on the 15th or the next business day and will continue until you request to terminate. Please contact our Advancement Office with any questions or to make changes to your recurring gift at 413.448.3423 or

Save the planet, while making a difference!

2019 Donors

For a full list of generous 2019 donors please click here.

Meet the Advancement Team

For general inquiries please email

Tad Ames
Director of Donor Communications

Cecilia Bowerman
Foundation & Corporate Relations Officer

Jenna Larkin
Advancement Manager