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Alumni Spotlights

Find out how the graduates of the Kripalu Schools are making an impact in their communities and in the world.

The Ayurveda Movement in the United States: A Conversation with NAMA President Margrit Mikulis

We’re on the cusp of an amazing opportunity to spread Ayurvedic medicine and help more people work toward optimal health, says Margrit, a graduate of the...

Teaching Yoga in Inner-City Schools

Kripalu Yoga teacher Debbie Cohen has two passions: yoga and teaching children.

Yoga4Change: A Kripalu Alumni Creates Transformation in Her Community

Kripalu Yoga teacher Chaucey Perreault understands that trauma comes in many shapes and forms.

“Dear Trusted Adult ...”

Supported by the Jonathan P. Schwartz Teaching for Diversity fund, Middle school teacher Leila Kubesch used yoga to address the trauma her middle school...

Yoga for Girls in South Africa

Kripalu Yoga teacher Alex Singer had the opportunity to bring yoga to a population that would otherwise have no way of learning the practice.

Sharing Yoga Wherever He Goes

Whether he’s teaching yoga to military veterans, leading a classes at Christian men’s retreats, or helping Girl Scouts earn their yoga patches, Stephen...

Rooted on the Earth: My Teacher Training Journey

M.Patricia Diaz came to Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training on her 30th anniversary of being cancer free.

Showing Up Just the Way We Are

What Rochelle Jewell has learned from teaching yoga to developmentally disabled students is that their abilities are greatly underestimated.

Yoga Everywhere: Building Community in a Circle of Chairs

Kripalu Yoga teacher Terri Young's favorite classes to teach are for students ages 65 to 85.

A Path to Freedom: An Unexpected Journey in the Kripalu School of Ayurveda

Daneen had been in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for more than three years when she enrolled in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training.

Teaching in the Reset Zone

When Kripalu Yoga teacher Heather Skoll took a break from classes for the summer, she knew her students would miss the yoga—a lot. That's when she came...

Planting Seeds of Self-Compassion

Growing up as a Deaf woman, Sara Dugas intuitively knew the importance of connecting to her inner self, but she didn’t know how.

A Kripalu Teacher Brings Yoga Back Home to Peru

Omar Ananías didn’t start practicing yoga because he liked it. It was the opposite—he hated it.

Building Strength for the Good Fight

Leila Sadat is using her yoga mat as a launching pad for creating a more peaceful world.

When the Road from Teacher Training Doesn’t End with Teaching

Kathleen Gibbons left yoga teacher training with the intention to transform her work and life as a yoga teacher. It didn't work out quite that way.

Love and Loss, On and Off the Mat

When Carol Shwidock's husband needed a liver transplant, she told him she'd do it—if he came to Kripalu with her.

Coming Back to Life with Ayurveda

Kerry Harling spent years being diagnosed with a myriad of diseases. And then she discovered Ayurveda.

Bringing Healing from Kripalu to Rwanda

On his first visit to the Rwandan capital—immediately after completing Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training—Steve Terrill brought people together to practice yoga...

Down Dog, Up Dog

Stephanie Knox Cubbon took yoga teacher training because yoga transformed her life and she wanted to share the gifts—with both people and their pets.