Kripalu Guest Stories

Kripalu attracts more than 40,000 people a year who seek a joyful, inclusive, and compassionate environment for wellness, learning, and retreat. Here are just a few inspiring stories of those who were touched by the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga at Kripalu.

I teach yoga at a cancer support center in Nairobi, Kenya. Coming to Kripalu for the Yoga for Cancer Teacher...

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training was the highlight of my life. The methodology at Kripalu truly makes you a teacher!

There is an energy, intention, and welcoming spirit that emanates from everyone—program directors, teachers,...

What I’m learning at Kripalu is not only working for me, it’s making me a better doctor.

Kripalu changed my life.

At Kripalu, it’s not only about how flexible; it’s about what I’m experiencing physically, psychologically,...

I came to Kripalu because I needed to get out of my rut and routine.

I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived. What I discovered is that the hardest thing about Kripalu is leaving.

I come back from Kripalu such a happy person, at peace with things.

I plan to return to Kripalu to stay connected—for boosters and to support more new habits that I can sustain.

I learned so much from the wonderful faculty. I now have the tools to make small, but lasting changes.

Kripalu has changed how I think about health.

Kripalu has always helped me to relieve stress.

What I learned at Kripalu helped me listen to my body. It is very empowering to give myself what I need.

My entire well-being has been affected by yoga and Kripalu.

Each morning at Kripalu, I was welcomed and held as a soul, not just a body.

When I walked into the lobby with that incredible view of the lake and mountains, I was speechless.

Kripalu has shown me how to relax and get back in touch with myself.

I’m more relaxed, peaceful, and open to new things than I have ever been.

After my Kripalu experience, I felt rested and still. This feeling stayed with me long after my brief visit.

The teachers were truly amazing—passionate, inspiring, engaging, and genuine.

At Kripalu, we create more time for each other, which helps us feel more connected.

Kripalu has encouraged me to open up to new experiences, to move into the unknown with more ease.

It feels so natural to change to a Kripalu way of eating and living.

I’ve learned to quiet that voice in the back of my head that limits me and holds me back.

I loved the yoga classes; I loved the healthy, egoless environment, the staff, the food, and the grounds.

I learned from practicing Kripalu Yoga to start at my inner home. There’s a home everywhere you go. That simple idea...

Kripalu came to town and brought me the gifts of dance, yoga, health—and the opportunity to do so much seva.

To say that my life is changed would be an enormous understatement, and I can’t overstate my gratitude.

Kripalu gives me a safe place to explore my feelings.

Yoga helped me understand that there’s another way to live.

I recommend Kripalu to everyone I know. Go and see how much better you can feel. You owe it to yourself.

My retreat didn’t just inspire me to live a healthful lifestyle; it armed me with the tools I needed to attain it.

The environment at Kripalu is unique. We were surrounded by people who had come together for the same purpose.

I have Kripalu to thank for challenging me and encouraging me to stick with yoga.

Anyone who gives themselves the chance to see what yoga is about can get something positive out of it.

Being at Kripalu was a transformational experience.

Kripalu has been a cornerstone for me, a sanctuary. In finding Kripalu, I found a place of peace.

How a retreat helped me identify my true calling.

Kripalu is the thread of happiness that runs through my life.

I left Kripalu crying in appreciation for the magic of being alive.

I’m so thankful for Kripalu for providing a space where I could discover what was truly important to me.

I look forward to visiting Kripalu again soon; there’s a magic there that’s hard to describe.

Kripalu menu reminded me that fresh whole food, when done right, can be delicious and never dreary.

My goal is to feel light and free—today, tomorrow, and into the future.

I felt like this was where I could find my true self, and it was so peaceful.

Yoga offers me a place of deep healing and a way to sustain a grounded life.

The teachings of Kripalu Yoga that I had absorbed during the weekend—particularly the practice of self-observation...

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