Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen, RYT 500, received her 200-hour certification from the 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, Arizona. She has continued to teach and train in various styles such as Baron Baptiste hot yoga, and Yin Yoga. She completed her 500-hour certification at Kripalu through the practices of pranayama, meditation, Ayurveda, and vinyasa. Samantha is also an outdoor guide for Kripalu R&R Retreats and other Kripalu Signature programs. A writer and an actor/producer, she sees herself as living and working at the intersection of healing and the arts. Her yoga practice is rooted in creating opportunities for both physical and mental shifts, and her hope is to be a catalyst in guiding her students to do the same.


  • Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Kripalu's Samantha Cullen shares some of her favorite quick and delicious dessert recipes, with minimal ingredients.

  • Accessing Contentment in a Season of Uncertainty: The Niyama of Santosha

    Santosha is sometimes described as being able to hold two things equally and at once—accepting what is, while also knowing that things will eventually change.

  • The Benefits of a Home Yoga Practice

    You know how we sometimes strive for perfection when we’re in yoga class? At home, there’s no teacher to please and no particular clothes to wear. We can simply be ourselves.

  • How My Yoga Practice Got Me Hired

    Recently, I’ve found myself in two job interviews in which the subject of yoga arose. I believe it was those conversations, rather than my resume, that got...

  • Why I Sucked at Yoga Today

    So you’ve fallen for someone, but they're not yours to have. So what to do when this certain unattainable someone unexpectedly shows up in your yoga class?.

  • The Joys of Solitude

    Choosing to be alone is not the most popular or accepted option in our culture. Yet it can be a key to self-realization.

  • Breaking Up with Cake

    Cake is like that summer fling you had when you were 18—you never forget the magic of it, but you also know that it might not be the best thing for you in the long run.

  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    Human beings have been telling stories since the dawn of civilization—sharing our own or listening to another’s. We love to get lost in stories.

  • Right Where You’re Supposed To Be

    Life is often uncomfortable, challenging, even bone- and heart-crushing. But we can hold the faith that we are always exactly where we are supposed to be.

  • Intuitive Eating

    Geneen Roth's message is "Eat what your body wants when it wants it and stop when you’ve had enough." It's the opposite of what the diet industry tells us.

  • Leading with Love

    The heart space can only be here and now, one beat at a time. That’s the rhythm we hear when we lead with love.