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Optimal Alignment and Beyond Bringing Safety and Depth to Yoga Practice

For medical and exercise professionals and yoga teachers.

Learn to integrate precise body alignment, specificity of movement, pranayama, and meditative focus in yoga classes for people with different physical capabilities. Sara Meeks brings decades of experience as a Kripalu Yoga teacher and physical therapist while master Kripalu teacher Bhavani Lorraine Nelson adds both sound play and meditation to the mix.

Take your teaching and practice to the next level in a program that includes

  • Optimal alignment and joint protection in all postures
  • Concentration on breath throughout the practice
  • Letting go into what is, even when it’s not what you want
  • Honing awareness of the entire body while concentrating on one part.

Experience yoga’s true meaning—union of body, mind, and spirit—as an inner journey toward your true self that manifests outwardly in your life, practice, and teaching.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
Therapeutic Yoga


Sara Meeks (Dipa), PT, MS, GCS, KYT, a physical therapist and Kripalu Yoga teacher, has spent 32 years focusing on safe and therapeutic movement for bone health.

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Bhavani Lorraine Nelson is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and Legacy Faculty who leads workshops in meditation and mindfulness, stress reduction, and the power of the voice.

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