Online Program

Queer/LGBTQIA+ Affinity Circle


Previously used as a slur, "queer" has been reclaimed by the LGBTQIA+ movement and is now used broadly to describe many people, including those who are nonbinary or do not identify as exclusively straight or heterosexual. There are limitless sexual orientations and gender identities—and only you get to define what yours is—yet societal expectations and fear of rejection can make it difficult for us to embrace our authentic selves. Join Kripalu lead faculty member Yuval Samburski in this free online monthly meeting to 

  • Gather in your brightness
  • Connect with others and build community
  • Love yourself more so your uniqueness can truly shine.

If you define yourself as Queer, come share and explore—without judgment—what it means to be supported and understood for your inner light. 

Explore All the Affinity Circles

One of our core values at Kripalu is to cultivate inclusive communities of practice and in order to foster a culture of belonging, we must create brave spaces for people to gather. We are deeply committed to this ongoing work and to learning from—and empowering—all the communities we serve. The concept of affinity groups began during the civil rights movement in the 1960s as a means of solidarity and a coalition-building strategy toward common goals centered around race and gender. We developed  Kripalu Alumni, Global Majority/BIPOC, Queer/LGBTQIA+, and Grief Affinity Circles so we can draw strength from similarly identifying individuals. Join us on Tuesdays each month.


Note These groups are only open to those who identify with the specific affinity circle theme.  

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Self-Discovery


January 24, 2023
February 21, 2023
March 28, 2023

Yuval Samburski, E-RYT 500, YACEP, and Lead Kripalu Faculty is an Israeli-born, NYC-based yoga instructor and teacher trainer known for his smart sequencing grounded in clear alignment.

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