The Student Experience

When you train with the Kripalu Schools, you benefit from a unique immersion experience in our beautiful retreat center setting. While you’re here, you develop tools to cultivate health, create community, and encourage a quest for knowledge. We offer a variety of accommodation options to support your experience and budget needs, ranging from dormitories to private rooms.

What’s it Like to Be a Student at Kripalu?

Live Here
When you participate in a Kripalu professional training, you spend an extended period of time living at Kripalu, immersed in a holistic lifestyle that supports your personal and professional development. You’ll study in a rich environment that includes daily yoga and movement classes, evening programs, natural foods, a community of fellow practitioners, beautiful surroundings, and much more. Our 150-acre campus offers hilltop views, woodland trails, a labyrinth, and a lakefront beach. Indoor facilities include accommodations, classrooms, healing arts center, bookstore and cafe, whirlpool and sauna, a meditation room, and many cozy places to rest, read, and chat.

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is located in the town of Stockbridge, less than three hours from New York City and Boston.

Learn Here
The experts who teach in our professional training schools not only know their field but are also expert teachers. They create engaging learning environments that motivate and challenge students—and bring out the best in each person.

You know that living well means taking really good care of yourself—and you want to inspire other people to do just that. Our faculty share your passion. They live by the principles and practices that they teach, imparting a wisdom that comes from ongoing personal experience.

Transform Here
We train people who want professional certification in a field they are passionate about—who believe in the healing capacity of the human body and want to bring an integrated approach to their work. Our graduates are known for the depth of their knowledge and the quality of care they bring to what they do.

Creating transformational learning environments has been Kripalu’s specialty for more than 30 years. Through our immersion curricula, you will live, learn, and practice in an environment that supports your fullest potential—and emerge fully certified and ready to bring your unique skills, gifts, and passions into the world.

All housing options include

  • Nutritious, all-natural meals
  • Daily Kripalu Yoga, meditation, and movement classes, in addition to the training curriculum
  • Optional evening workshops and events
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Meditation room
  • Cafe (with wi-fi) and shop (with applicable student discounts on selected books, CDs, and DVDs)
  • Wireless lounge
  • Hiking trails, walking paths, and lakefront beach area
  • The best views in the Berkshires
  • Healing Arts treatments (additional cost).

Find out more about the training you’re interested in:

Kripalu School of Yoga

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy

  • 300-Hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga
  • 800-Hour Professional Yoga Therapist Program

Kripalu School of Ayurveda

  • 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda Training
  • 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training
  • 650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification

Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership

  • Mindful Outdoor Guide Certification, Level 1: Forest Community
  • Mindful Outdoor Guide Certification, Level 2: Aligning with Nature

Support for Graduates

With more than 2,200 members, the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association (KYAA) is dedicated to helping you thrive personally, professionally, and spiritually. KYAA supports yoga teachers and Ayurvedic Health Counselors in sharing the profound benefits of yoga and Ayurveda.

Our grants and funds provide seed funding for graduates from the Kripalu Schools to get their programs started.


The intensive aspect of the program forces you to look deeply into yourself. From this understanding of yourself, you become a better teacher.
—Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training graduate

Student Mike E.

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

Guest Kateryna S.

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

Student Lorraine C.

Knowing how deeply my clients will be affected by this, I can see the reality of change right in front of me. I am so...