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Membership Benefits

Resources, Professional Support, Discounts, and More

Why become a member of the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association?

Your membership entitles you to a variety of exclusive benefits. For your convenience, we have grouped our benefits into main categories. To read more about the benefits of membership select a topic below, or scroll down to view all categories. Join now. Already a member? Access the member's only area.

Note The KYAA program will resume in 2022.

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Member Resources


Featuring articles of specific interest to yoga teachers and Ayurvedic health counselors with news from KYAA, the Kripalu Schools, and Kripalu.

Engaging and inspiring video resources feature insightful classes, lectures, and interviews with Kripalu faculty and other experts in the fields of yoga and Ayurveda. Visit our site.

Website listing—We help them find you!
Member listings can be accessed through the Kripalu website. The listing includes name, city/town, state/province, postal code, country, day phone, e-mail, and website address. A link will be provided back to your website, if you have one. Search for a yoga teacher or Ayurvedic Health Counselor.

Personal Referrals
Each week, the KYAA office handles numerous requests for yoga teachers and Ayurvedic Health Counselors from individuals, organizations, and conferences. As a member, you are included on the referral list.

KYAA Member Logo
This high-resolution image is available for use on promotional materials, publications, websites, and flyers.

Note This image is only for use by current KYAA members and can be used in any size but must not be altered in any way. Please contact us,, if you need a CMYK file for offset commercial printing. The logo is available in the members-only area.


Marketing and Professional Support

Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Flyers

These eye-catching marketing pieces are a great way to get the word out about your classes, workshops, or consultations. Customizable—add information about your schedule, your bio, or special offers to our free flyers to create a professional and memorable presentation.
Free Flyers

Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Brochures
A professional, easy-to-use marketing tool, these brochures create a consistent promotional look. These are customizable and available to you for free. Check them out here.

The Annual Yoga Teachers Conference
A conference that brings together yoga teachers and Ayurvedic Health Counselors for inspiration, training, and community. 

Come to Kripalu for Less

Discount on Kripalu Housing
Enjoy 20% off shared standard and dormitory accommodations every time you come to Kripalu. Just mention you are a KYAA member when making your reservation to take advantage of this discount. Discount is not applicable if you’ve received a scholarship to attend your program. Other restrictions may apply.

Member Raffle
Just by being a member of KYAA, you are in the running to win a $500 credit applicable to housing, tuition, and Healing Arts services here at Kripalu Center. We randomly select three winners each quarter. Your credit is good for three years from the issue date and transferable.

Group Discount Program
When you bring a group of 5–9 students, clients, family members, or personal friends, including yourself, to Kripalu, your own accommodations* are free and the guests in the group receive 20% off accommodations*. Bring 10 or more, including yourself, and your own accommodations* and tuition are free—the others in the group receive 20% off their accommodations.
Learn how to organize a group

*Exclusions apply; see our groups page for details. The group discount is not transferable to any other person or set of dates and cannot be combined with any other discount. Discount is not applicable for the Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, Kripalu Schools trainings, children’s registrations, commuter registrations, or one-night stays. No group may register after part one of any sequential training program. Other restrictions may apply.

Group Discount for Kripalu’s Annual Yoga Teachers Conference
When you bring a group of five to nine yoga teachers or prospective Kripalu Yoga teachers, including yourself, to the Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, your accommodations* are FREE and the guests in the group receive 20 percent off accommodations.* Bring 10 or more, including yourself, and your accommodations* and tuition are free, while the others in the group receive 20 percent off their accommodations*. Contact to set up a group for the conference. Be sure to have a name for your group ready.

*The group leader discount only applies to dorm or shared standard room accommodations. Upgrades to other accommodations will qualify for the same housing discount as other group attendees. The group discount is not transferable to any other person or set of dates and cannot be combined with any other discount.


Can some of my group members attend R&R, or are we all expected to attend the conference?
The Conference Group Discount option is exclusive to the Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, so all members must register for conference. The standard KYAA Group Discount Program is not applicable for the conference.

Can other KYAA members be part of my group?
Other KYAA members may be part of your group.

If there are other KYAA members in my group, can we share the Group Leader discount evenly?
Only one KYAA member may act as Group Leader and receive the Group Leader discount. If you would like to share the discount evenly, you will need to work something out among yourselves.

Can the Group Leader upgrade accommodations?
Upgrades to other accommodations will qualify for the same 20 percent housing discount as other group attendees.

*Exclusively for Kripalu-certified teachers.


Kripalu Shop Discounts

  • 20% off all audio, visual, and printed media
  • 20% off all fitness tools
  • 20% off all Ayurvedic products

Other products not specifically listed above will not be discounted. Discounts are applicable in the Kripalu Shop only and are not applicable to Kripalu Café products.

While at Kripalu, visit the shop and receive your discount on these items by showing your KYAA nametag to the salesperson.

10% off all Kripalu Healing Arts services
Remember to mention that you’re a KYAA member when booking your Healing Arts service, or show your name tag if you’re booking in-house. Discount available Sunday through Friday.

10% off your Accelerate or Ultimate software subscription from MINDBODY when you get started today
With MINDBODY business management software, you get everything you need to run your business so you can spend more time doing what you love.
Here are a few of the many things you can do with MINDBODY software:

  • Attract more clients, keep them engaged, and grow your revenue with the MINDBODY App
  • Take payments through MINDBODY point of sale
  • Easily manage your schedule, clients, and sales – all from the palm of your hand

And, whether you’re a technological guru or a novice, there’s always someone available to assist you—24/7. Discover how MINDBODY software can work for your business—risk free—with one month on them, and 10% off your subscription to get started

20% off retail pricing from Banyan Botanicals
Banyan Botanicals was born out of a love for the deep wisdom of Ayurveda, and their mission is to help people achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. They serve the growing professional Ayurveda community by offering sustainably sourced, fairly-traded, organic herbs and products. As a Kripalu member, you can receive a 20% discount off retail pricing by referring to your membership confirmation e-mail or our members only area for the discount code. They also invite you to become a professional customer to receive 20-50% off their products.

50% off full-priced items from prAna
prAna: breath, life, vitality of the spirit. These qualities infuse not only their name, but also their aspirations, the things they make and how they make them. prAna uses sustainable materials in styles that work well for yoga and your other passions, while promoting conservation and positive change. 

Join the prAna Influencer Program; apply at At the time of application, please refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for the ID #/Code and Classification to enter. This information is also available in our members-only area. Once accepted, you’ll receive 50% off full-priced items, a direct link for feedback and communication, and a first peek at prAna’s latest happenings, product releases, and videos.

$5 off OJAS Studio Date & Grain Bites
Incorporate OJAS STUDIO into your everyday routine with $5 off your your purchase of OJAS STUDIO Date & Grain Bites when you purchase them on Amazon. Refer to our members-only area for the coupon code. Coupon is valid through 8/13/19, one time use per customer account. Click the link here to purchase!

15% off MJH Ayurvedic Body Oils < br/> MJH Ayurvedic body oils are handmade in Montpelier, Vermont, by Kripalu School of Ayurveda graduate Marisa Hall. These small-batch massage oils are made from the highest quality organic base oils, ethically-sourced whole herbs, and AroMed Aromatherapy essential oils. Each blend represents a unique formula of Vermont-sourced and traditional Ayurvedic herbs, and are crafted with balance, quality, and versatility in mind. These herbalized massage oils are filled with sneha, a Sanskrit term that translates as both "oil" and "love." From start to finish, Marisa takes care to ensure that the ingredients are handled with respect, appreciation, and metta. She is passionate about shedding light on the Ayurvedic practice of abhyanga, or self-massage, and the profound benefits this simple practice delivers to the body. To receive your 15% discount, refer to your membership confirmation email or our members-only area for the discount code.

15% discount on all purchases from
Enjoy battery-operated LED light candles that slowly flicker, mimicking real wick-burning candles—available in a wide range, from pillars, to votives, to tea light candles. Their Luminara Dancing Flame candles often get mistaken for real wick-burning candles. With these candles there is no melted wax, soot, smoke, or fire danger. Receive a 15% discount on any size order; refer to your membership confirmation email or our members-only area for the discount

20% off any Namastream plan and the Soulful MBA program
Namastream is a software tool that will allow you to quickly and affordably create a customized online teaching or coaching platform for your wellness business. You can configure and sell a virtually limitless array of online products or course offerings — from monthly-recurring class memberships to a comprehensive online course. Every Namastream site also includes their live-streaming feature, so you can broadcast your sessions to a group or do private coaching with one client at a time. Live-streams can also be recorded and will appear in your Namastream site for your students to rewatch at any time. Namastream allows you to leverage your time and earn additional revenue from your teaching and expertise.

All KYAA members are eligible to receive a 20% lifetime discount off of any Namastream plan, as well as 20% off Namastream's comprehensive online business course, their Soulful MBA program. You can sign up for Namastream at and for the Soulful MBA program at To receive your 20% discount, refer to your membership confirmation email or our members-only area for the discount code. You may email if you have any questions before signing up.

20% off YogaMate Subscription
YogaMate’s vision is a world where yogic tools are accessible to every body, and they support the professionals, associations, schools, businesses and non-profits like Kripalu that share in this vision. The platform, developed by a yoga teacher under the guidance of an international panel of senior therapists and teachers, helps teachers and therapists more effectively earn a living sharing yoga with others. Quickly and professionally create and sell your knowledge to your students or beyond through our online marketplace. Whether you’re a new or seasoned yoga professional, check out how YogaMate can help you grow your business and create more impact. To save 20% off your annual subscription, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail or our members-only area for the discount code.

30% off everything at Sivana Spirit
Sivana Spirit is a San Diego-based online retailer offering products designed to inspire and enliven your practice and teaching. They search high and low to find the most unique and spiritually representative items from the East, including men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, yoga products, and spiritual inspiration gifts. Sivana and its team have been involved in the yoga community for more than 10 years, with a mission to share their love of health and life with the world. Sign up to be a Sivana Warrior to receive your unique 30% discount at

20% off online orders at plus wholesale specials
Get 20% off of Prasada Jewelry all the time! Prasada yoga jewelry is created by Kripalu Yoga teacher and KDZ drummer Allison Gemmel Laframboise. It’s designed to remind you of something you believe in or want to cultivate, a wearable prayer. This offer applies to online orders only. Wholesale specials are also available for KYAA members. You’re welcome to contact Allison directly with questions or feedback or 617.852.2514. To receive your 20% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail or our members-only area for the discount code.

30% off I Love Yoga apparel
I Love Yoga is a company where yoga is not only taught but also fully lived and realized. I Love Yoga brand apparel produces 100% sweatshop-free garments, meant to be worn with love and care for self, health, and environment. The I Love Yoga Company focuses on maintaining a genuine atmosphere of community and a healthy business environment, with an intention to bring yogic love to the business world. To receive your 30% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail or our members-only area for the discount code.

Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

Grants provide seed funding for graduates from the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda to get their programs started.

Scholarships are offered to individuals who demonstrate financial need. While there are income guidelines for most scholarships, Kripalu understands that continuing education/professional trainings require more of an investment, and is willing to consider requests for financial aid based on other factors.

KYAA Membership Scholarship
We offer a limited number of partial scholarships for membership based on financial need. Complete an online application.

Annual Yoga Teachers Conference Scholarship
We offer a limited number of partial scholarships to attend based on financial need. Complete an online application.

Scholarships for Continuing Education
KYAA members are encouraged to apply for scholarship support to attend our trainings. Apply online..

Learn More About Scholarships

Other Helpful Resources

Liability Insurance for Yoga Teachers
Coverage at a reasonable cost is essential for the protection of both teacher and student. Only you can decide which insurance company and coverage is right for you, but these lists of providers may point you in the right direction.
Information for members living in the United States.
Information for members living in Canada.

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)
NAMA is an organization representing the Ayurvedic profession in the United States. Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the philosophy, knowledge, science, and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity. As one of the most active of Ayurvedic associations in the US, it serves as a connector for all practicing or interested in Ayurveda. It has a yearly conference, an updated practitioner listing, as well as monthly newsletters to the community. Liability insurance coverage is available to all practitioner members through the association as well. For more information, visit

Sample Welcome Letter for Yoga Teachers
Give new students this sample welcome letter at the beginning of a class series.

Sample Disclosure Form for Yoga Teachers
A sample disclosure form for students to sign to demonstrate that you have advised them of your credentials and their responsibility for self-care.

Course Evaluation Form for Yoga Teachers
A course evaluation form to give students to evaluate the classes/studio and provide feedback.

Swami Kripalu Quotes
The cornerstone of Kripalu Yoga, Swami Kripalu’s view on life and yoga continues to touch hearts. View Swami Kripalu’s Inspiration for Yoga Teachers.

Other Inspirational Articles
Primer for Yoga Teachers helps you facilitate groups, unveiling the power behind dyads and group sharing.