RISE For Corporations

Kripalu’s evidence-based resilience program, RISE™, is anchored in the science of mindfulness, yoga, and positive psychology.

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We Bring RISE to Where It’s Needed Most

Stress is the greatest challenge for high-stakes organizations, and it manifests in a multitude of ways.

Here’s what we know

  • Stress is the underlying cause of 60% of all human illness and disease
  • 80% of workers feel stress on the job, and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress
  • 29% of workers have yelled at coworkers because of stress
  • 12% of workers have called in sick because of job stress.*

That’s where RISE comes in. With the right tools, stress can be transformed into an engine of innovation, engagement, and performance. 


*Sources: American Institute of Stress, American Psychological Association, stress.org

RISE is Evidence-Based

“The RISE program provides a user-friendly approach to mindfulness and stress resilience training. RISE illustrates how to embody self-care in order to center yourself, your staff, and therefore your organization.” —Gwendolyn VanSant, Director, Multicultural BRIDGE

RISE is an evidence-based leadership-development program anchored in the science of mindfulness, yoga, and Positive Psychology. Developed by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in partnership with corporate leaders, RISE brings together more than a decade of research in mindfulness, resilience, brain science, and human behavior.

RISE is specifically designed to support

  • Greater clarity and resilience
  • Improved social emotional intelligence
  • Better decision making through increased focus
  • Enhanced burnout rates
  • Renewed sense of purpose and empowerment
  • Connected, compassionate care of clients and patients.

The trainings have been rigorously evaluated by scientists, including our research partners at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Individuals in high-stress organizations who experience the RISE program report profound results—increases in resilience, mindfulness, engagement, and positivity. Our research outcomes have been widely published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Wellness. For more research on the benefits of RISE view our RISE Resources & Research page.

RISE Mindfulness Tools Have Been Demonstrated to
  • Change the brain, making it easier to pay attention, stay calm, and tap into empathy
  • Reduce performance anxiety
  • Build positivity, productivity, and mental clarity
  • Support health—mindfulness is linked with a 50% decrease in cold and flu symptoms and a 75% decrease in absenteeism.
Our Research Shows That RISE Participants Experience
  • 32% reduction in perceived stress
  • 13% increase in mindfulness
  • 10% increase in empowerment

Upcoming Trainings

Online Format

To explore Kripalu's online offerings, click here. The page is updated as new trainings become available.

Kripalu Campus Format

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have made a decision not to reopen in 2020. All programs and trainings at the retreat center will be canceled this year. Read more.

RISE Facilitators

Our expert facilitators bring years of experience in delivering mindfulness programming, and are trained specifically to offer RISE to executive leadership and individuals in high-stress industries.

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Kripalu Resources

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