Lisa C.

My time at Kripalu gave me the confidence to be authentically myself.

Kripalu truly changed my life. In October 2012, I had the opportunity to participate in a Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training monthlong intensive. I could never have anticipated the degree to which teaching yoga would become not only a new vocation, but also a new way of life. My time at Kripalu allowed me to find the confidence to be authentically myself under all circumstances, which, in turn, invites others to respond in kind.

I continued my learning at the Kripalu “mothership,” completing my 300-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training in 2015 and receiving my Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification in 2016—and I am now pursuing my 1000-hour yoga teacher certification. It has been a blessing to discover how these practices—whether it’s asana, Ayurveda, or simply learning how to breathe through life’s ups and downs—can profoundly improve the quality of life for everyone.

I’m currently a full-time yoga teacher and Ayurvedic practitioner, offering programs and services in southeastern Massachusetts. I have also had the opportunity to give back as a volunteer faculty assistant for both the School of Yoga and the School of Ayurveda. Being trusted to help hold a safe container for the journey of others has been a supremely satisfying blessing.