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Facing Climate Change with Courage and Heart

For everyone.

Join experts in the fields of climate change and resilience to explore activism, self-care, practical engagement, and effective solutions. Whether you are a concerned citizen looking to get involved for the first time or you are already working on climate issues, this unique conference offers the opportunity to chart a way forward in the face of immense challenges. With an opening session that includes a special message from Bill McKibben via Skype, and a broad array of workshops addressing everything from global warming facts to ways of best communicating about this issue, learn how you can develop personal resilience to create successful global solutions.

Designed to be meaningful, practical, and fun, program topics include

  • Global Warming 101: the basics about our changing climate
  • Mindfulness, resiliency, and self-care tools
  • Nature connection experiences on the Kripalu grounds to promote deeper engagement with your surroundings
  • The psychological impacts of climate change and behavior change
  • Practical actions and ways to create communities of change.

Connect with a group of like-minded individuals and return home with the tools you need to continue facing the climate crisis with courage and heart.

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Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery and Psychology
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Presenter(s)

Dominique Browning is cofounder and director of Moms Clean Air Force, a national organization of over a million mothers uniting to protect children’s health and well-being by making sure our clean air and climate rules and laws are as strong as they can be.

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Ryan Towell is director of science and solutions for the Climate Reality Project, leading the organization’s science and policy research functions.

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Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a positive psychologist and seminar leader who teaches with wisdom, authenticity, and humor at the intersection of resilience and flourishing.

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Aruni Nan Futuronsky is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, life coach, and faculty member for Kripalu R&R and Kripalu programs.

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Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools and longtime Kripalu Yoga teacher, has been leading groups in wilderness and corporate settings for more than 15 years.

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Sarah Finnie Robinson is a climate communicator, investor, and activist.

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Seth Rosenthal is a project director and research methodologist at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) where he manages the semiannual Climate Change in the American Mind survey—a nationally representative survey of Americans’ beliefs, attitudes, and feelings about global warming.

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Mark Roule, RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and outdoor guide who holds qigong teacher certifications with the Elixir Light and IIQTC schools, and is certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapists.

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Celine Suarez has more than 16 years of experience in sustainable business and is an executive director on the global sustainable finance team at Morgan Stanley.

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Lise Van Susteren, MD, a practicing general and forensic psychiatrist in Washington, DC, is an expert on the physical and mental health effects of climate change.

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Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.

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