• August 16–21, 2020
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

Introduction to Ayurveda A Nourishing Self-Care Retreat

This program—developed and led by our own faculty with the Kripalu methodology in mind—is offered exclusively at Kripalu.

For all levels.

Are you interested in Ayurveda but not sure where to start? Presented by the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, this enlightening and fun retreat draws on the principle that good health is a balanced connection between mind, body, and spirit.

In addition to exploring daily practices that support health and well-being, you learn

  • About the doshas and your unique constitution
  • The Ayurvedic approach to nutrition and diet
  • How to cook nourishing and delicious Ayurvedic dishes
  • Practical tools to create more balance and harmony in your life
  • The benefits of following nature’s rhythms
  • How to design a personalized Ayurvedic health plan
  • The role of yoga and pranayama (breathing practices) in fostering health and well-being.
  • Explore the power of being guided through a Mindful Outdoor Experience in the surrounding grounds of Kripalu

Discover an Ayurvedic approach to living well and reinvigorate your self-care routine.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Add on one of our Ayurvedic treatments
  • Pamper yourself with a Kripalu Meditative Massage or Dr. Hauschka Facial

Please reserve early as appointments are limited. Find out more about these sessions on Kripalu’s Healing Arts pages or call 888.738.1822 to make an appointment.

This program may be also taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
The hours from this training may be applied toward your 1000-hour yoga teacher certification if you have not already applied the hours toward your 500-hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certification.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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All Ayurveda

Sarajean Rudman: What Is Ayurveda


March 15–20, 2020
August 16–21, 2020

Erin Casperson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, is passionate about sharing how the ancient practices of Ayurveda can be applied to modern-day living.

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March 15–20, 2020
August 16–21, 2020

Lauren Gernady is the Academic Coordinator of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher.

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