On Campus Program

Designing and Leading Transformational Workshops The Craft of Mind-Body Teaching


Learn to create the conditions for extraordinary outcomes, optimal learning, creativity, and fun in your workshops, retreats, and trainings.

Join Kripalu legacy faculty member Ken Nelson along with his fellow coauthors and workshop facilitators Lesli Lang and David Ronka for a special week-long training and learn how to create life-changing workshops. Design and present mind-body experiences that touch the heart, move the imagination, and inspire self-discovery. Immerse yourself in this transformative training and forever change the way you lead groups and guide people to self-empowerment.

You will take away: 

  • Insights into the science of mind-body learning 
  • Confidence, skills, and tools for experiential teaching 
  • Keys to collective wisdom and ways to spark group creativity 
  • A mind-body experience that you can design and deliver
  • Marketing copy that captures the essence of your workshop 
  • Support to move your work forward 

This program—suitable for anyone interested in experiential teaching and leading groups—is part of a comprehensive, three-part training series. Each training in the series stand-alone or be taken in any order. See www.life-changingworkshops.com for more information. 

Recommended reading Ken Nelson, David Ronka, and Lesli Lang with Liz Korabek-Emerson and Jim White, Designing & Leading Life-Changing Workshops: Creating the Conditions for Transformation in Your Groups, Trainings, and RetreatsThis training is based on the aforementioned book which you can purchase in person at Kripalu or via their online shop. 

NOTE Tuition includes a training workbook.  

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

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Ken Nelson, PhD, Kripalu Legacy Faculty member, is dedicated to helping people heal, grow, and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions.

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Lesli Lang, BA, is committed to supporting people in their quest for authenticity, creative freedom, and full self-expression. She is a truth seeker who brings to her work a lifelong exploration of deep wisdom, meditation, yoga, and the expressive and healing arts.

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David Ronka, EdM, is a workshop coach and facilitator committed to honoring both the analytic and creative sides of the brain in the design and delivery of transformational learning experiences.

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