Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association

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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.

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Questions? Contact us:
kyaa@kripalu.org
413.448.3461

Member Resources

Practice
A quarterly publication featuring articles and regular columns of specific interest to yoga teachers and Ayurvedic health counselors with news from KYAA, the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, and Kripalu. View current issue.

Videos
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 vimeo.com site.

Impact
Featuring articles and interviews that explore Kripalu’s mission and initiatives. View current issue.

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, kyaa@kripalu.org, if you need a CMYK file for offset commercial printing. The logo is available in the members-only area.

Community Forum
Join our free online forum where yoga teachers and Ayurvedic Health Counselors have a place to talk about all things yoga and Ayurveda. Easily "subscribe" to topics that interest you, ask and answer questions, and share experiences and ideas in a like-minded community. Join the community forum.

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.

Kripalu mailing list
Order the Kripalu mailing list for your specific geographic area to more effectively promote your classes and workshops to those already familiar with Kripalu. A signed usage agreement and copy approval is required. You’ll be supplied with mailing labels. Minimum cost is $50 for up to 1,000 labels; shipping is free.  Learn more.

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

The next conference will be held October 25–28, 2016.

Press Releases
Use our press release template to spread the word about yourself, a studio grand opening, teaching anniversary, or free workshop. Simply modify the document for your needs and submit to your local paper or other publications.
Yoga Teacher Press Release
Ayurvedic Health Counselor Press Release

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.

Referral Raffle
Every time you refer a student or client to Kripalu, you increase your chances of winning a $500 credit applicable to housing, tuition, and Healing Arts services. We randomly select three winners each quarter. Your credit is good for three years from the issue date and transferable. To participate, ask the students and clients you refer to Kripalu to mention your KYAA ID# or name when making their reservation.

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 Yoga and Ayurveda Conference, Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda trainings, the Integrative Yoga Therapy Professional Yoga Therapist program, Kripalu programs, children’s registrations, commuter registrations, or one-night stays. Registrations must be made at the beginning of all applicable professional training programs. 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 groups@kripalu.org 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.

FAQs

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.

Discounts

Kripalu Shop Discounts

  • 40–75% off select Kripalu products. Download a PDF of the list here.
  • 20% off all audio, visual, and printed media
  • 20% off all fitness tools
  • 20% off select vendors: Banyan, Organic India, Sarada (Tarika), Ayush Herbs, Himalayan Institute, and Shankara

Clothing, jewelry, and other brands of health and beauty merchandise will not be discounted.

While at Kripalu, visit the shop and receive your discount on these items by showing your KYAA nametag to the salesperson. Order from the Kripalu Shop online or call 888.399.1332 (please have your ID# handy).

Those with a current wholesale for resale license are entitled to 20–40% off merchandise that will be used for resale. This includes all books, CDs, videos, yoga props, devotional products, and healing tools. There is a minimum purchase of three units per item. This discount is not transferable. The licensee is the only one eligible for the discount. The Kripalu Shop must have a copy of the physical resale license on file—not just the number. If you would like to establish a new wholesale account, e-mail the shop.

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.

20% off your Grow, Pro, or Accelerate software subscription from MINDBODY
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:

  • View schedules in real time
  • Mark client arrivals instantly
  • Track your day-to-day with automated reports
  • Accept payments from your phone with MINDBODY Express™
  • Make every interaction personal with customizable e-mail templates
  • Give clients 24/7 access to your schedule with the MINDBODY Connect™ app

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 20% off your subscription for life.

20% off full-priced items from Banyan Botanicals
Banyan Botanicals’s mission is to help customers achieve and maintain health and well-being. They’re committed to providing the best sustainably sourced and fairly traded organic herbs, oils, and formulations to enrich and nourish something highly desirable: a healthy life! To receive your 20% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail or our members only area for the discount code. banyanbotanicals.com

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. Clothing for people who live life fully, play long, and travel well. Welcome to mindfully designed, built to last products. 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. 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.

$12 Yoga Journal subscription offer
As a KYAA member, your subscription to Yoga Journal is only $12 per year (9 issues). A subscription form is available in our members-only area. Members in Canada, add $12 postage and handling. In other countries outside the US, add $22 per year.

10% off Thomas Island Studio Recording Services
It’s time. Create your high quality CD or DVD at an affordable rate. Thomas Island Studio, owned and operated by Shaun Laframboise, offers high quality audio/video production for your needs. Creating your media product is easier than you think, and the studio is just a short drive from Kripalu. KYAA members are eligible for 10% off Thomas Island Studio’s already affordable rates. Visit thomasislandstudio.com or contact info@thomasislandstudio.com for rates and more information.

15% discount on all purchases from BatteryOperatedCandles.net
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 from batteryoperatedcandles.net. To receive your 15% discount, 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 sivanaspirit.com.

Save 20% off HeliosHealthProducts.com
100% natural botanical pain relief—safe, effective products for arthritis, sore muscles, skin conditions, and joint and nerve pain. Available as pain relief spray, spot therapy massage oil, skin cream with Manuka Honey, therapeutic soaking salts, and pure olive squalane with lavender. Helios uses essential oils, including peppermint, nutmeg, copaiba balsam, clove, lavender, black pepper in organic sunflower and jojoba oil—no chemicals, animal products, or preservatives. Refer to your membership confirmation e-mail or our members-only area for the discount code. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the Kripalu scholarship fund. Visit helioshealthproducts.com for retail or wholesale information. Request a free sample at helios4health@gmail.com.

20% off online orders at PrasadaSpirit.com 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 allison@prasadaspirit.com 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. prasadaspirit.com

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. iloveyoga.com

*Exclusively for Kripalu-certified teachers.

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 here.

Learn More About Scholarships

Other Helpful Resources

Kripalu Affiliate Studios
Kripalu Affiliate Studios receive exclusive benefits, and operate in harmony with Kripalu and its network of affiliated yoga studios.
Find out more.

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 ayurveda-nama.org.

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.