• August 1–November 16, 2016
  • Monday–Wednesday: 107 nights

Crafting the Resilient Life


February 1–May 18 program: February 7–10 and May 15–18
August 1–November 16 program: August 7–10 and November 13–16

Create a life of strength and positivity. Scholarship eligible.

Resilience leads to a happier, calmer and more potent life. Through the science of resilience and the study of happiness, we can choose to enhance our capacity and to focus on the practices and attitudes that enable us to cultivate healthy transformation. As we do, we build a foundation for optimal living in times of stress, loss, and sudden change.

You learn

  • What resilience is and how to foster it
  • Why happiness matters and how it increases well-being
  • How resilience and happiness intersect to bring about lasting change
  • Practical tools from Positive Psychology, including mindfulness, happiness boosters, and re-storying
  • How shifts in attitude can restructure difficult moments into positive growth.

Learn to move through challenging times into a more serene life—one in which you flourish no matter what.

Unique Course format

This in-depth program combines two on-campus immersions with online learning modules. At Kripalu, you’ll live what you’re learning in a holistic environment ideal for self-exploration. At home, you’ll benefit from faculty assistance and a supportive online community.

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To integrate your experience more fully, we suggest extending your stay by a day or more in Kripalu’s R&R Retreat program.

Note Tuition includes an additional technology fee.

"Maria Sirois is the master teacher I have been looking for. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you are sure to learn something extraordinary about your life and the meaning of your work. If you have the chance to learn from Maria, don’t think twice, just go."
—Wendy M.

"I would like to express gratitude to Crafting the Resilient Life Teacher, Maria Sirois. Our resilience class was thoughtfully designed, skillfully taught, and effectively 'crafted' to reach out, draw in, and connect participants with their individual strengths and with each other as a group."
—Marcia M.

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Crafting the Resilient Life


Maria Sirois, PsyD, is an inspirational speaker and clinical psychologist who has worked at the intersection of psychology and well-being for more than 20...

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