School of Yoga

Overview

Kripalu has been training yoga teachers for 50 years with an approach rooted in the rich lineage and teachings of our namesake, Swami Kripalu. We know that the most authentic teaching comes from deep personal experience. Our trainings create an immersion that empowers students to explore their unique relationship to yoga. Kripalu graduates are steeped in the history and tradition of yoga, and skilled at offering a contemporary, nondogmatic approach to these ancient practices. When you’re absorbed in yoga, from skill-building and self-development to practicing within a community of peers, you have the opportunity to deeply embody what you are learning. You will discover empowering ways to integrate the fundamentals of the Kripalu lineage with the understanding gained from contemporary wisdom and scientific study. Our graduates are considered Kripalu ambassadors who can skillfully make Kripalu Yoga accessible in serving diverse students, communities, and settings.

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Trainings

200-HOUR KRIPALU YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Establish a foundation for your practice or deepen your skills to become the yoga teacher you were meant to be in a training designed to empower, nurture, and support you on your path.

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300-HOUR KRIPALU YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Whether you are Kripalu-trained or from another tradition, deepen your practice and gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to take your teaching to a higher level.

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What Our Students Say
Student Michael B.

Most people speak of how they found yoga, but yoga truly found me.

Student Patricia D.

I went to Kripalu to celebrate life on my 30-year anniversary of being cancer free.

Student Michael R.

After I was diagnosed with PTSD, I found myself on the mat. I will never forget my first Kripalu Yoga class.

Program Dates

Kripalu Yoga In Schools   ON CAMPUS  
July 19–28, 2024

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300-Hour Module Teaching Adaptive Yoga   ON CAMPUS  
August 16–25, 2024 

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200-Hour Global Majority Yoga Teacher Training   HYBRID   
August 23–December 8, 2024 

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training   ON CAMPUS   
September 8–October 4, 2024 

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RISE Facilitator Training   ON CAMPUS   
September 13–October 6, 2024 

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300-Hour Meditation Module: Guiding Meditation for Transformational Yoga Teaching   ONLINE   
October 31–December 8, 2024 

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Online 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training |   ONLINE   
Coming in January 2025
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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training   ON CAMPUS  
December 1, 2024–February 7, 2025 (Two 12-Day Sessions) 

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Information Sessions

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Scholarships

Kripalu Schools are committed to supporting individuals interested in enhancing their lives and realizing their full potential through yoga, yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and mindful outdoor leadership regardless of background or financial status. Scholarships are offered when funding is available and made possible by the generous support of Kripalu's donors.  Once accepted into a training, you can apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications will not be processed without prior program acceptance. Please note that scholarships are limited and not all trainings have scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded first come, first serve on a rolling basis. Thus, those who apply early have the best chance of securing available financial support.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please refer to the training webpage.

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Faculty

Our faculty are extraordinary guides. All of the teacher trainers at Kripalu have decades of experience as guiding teachers. In addition to these many years of work, each of our teacher trainers has put in decades of private study to embody what they teach in the classroom in their everyday lives. They offer in-depth experience, an authentic commitment to teaching, and a profound connection to the wisdom and practices of yoga.

Faculty Monique Schubert

Lead Kripalu Faculty

Faculty Cristie Newhart

Kripalu Faculty

Faculty Pilin Anice

Lead Kripalu Faculty

Faculty Sam Chase

Lead Kripalu Faculty

Admissions and Certification Requirements
  • 18+ years of age
  • Display English-language competency
  • Have received a high school diploma or GED
  • Exhibit the ability to contribute to a safe and cohesive learning environment
  • Demonstrate physical, mental, and emotional preparedness to fully participate in all required aspects of the program
  • The Kripalu certification programs have an intensive schedule and curriculum that is physically, mentally, and emotionally rigorous. To be admitted, you must demonstrate medical and mental health and readiness to fully participate in the demands of the program. In addition, an applicant must be able to support the group learning process and may be denied if it is determined that their participation would in any way compromise a safe and cohesive learning environment. The Kripalu School of Yoga Admissions Committee may require your medical provider to furnish a note confirming that the training is suitable for your capabilities
  • Additional requirements may apply based on the program

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"When the body is alert and the mind is joyful, you can rest assured that your practice is going well. Isn't that a beautiful test?"
-Swami Kripalu