• October 3–6, 2017
  • Tuesday–Friday: 3 nights

Kripalu's 26th Annual Yoga Teachers Conference

For yoga teachers from all traditions.

 Scholarship eligible.

As teachers, we know that yoga has an immense potential to change every facet of our lives for the better. Yoga gives us time-tested and often scientifically validated tools that we can share with our students—from easing physical ailments to strengthening self-regulation to calming and focusing the mind. Designed by yoga teachers for yoga teachers, this unique event focuses on the life-enhancing and empowering benefits of yoga.

With more than 15 workshops and clinics from nationally known teachers and Kripalu favorites, this year’s conference includes

  • Workshops on fascia, trauma-informed yoga, evidence-based yoga curriculum, mudra, restorative yoga, yoga research, Ayurvedic cooking, shamanism, and more
  • Full-day master classes with Jill Miller and Marlysa Sullivan
  • YES (Yoga | Education | Service) talk on Kripalu’s new RISE program
  • Keynotes with senior Kripalu faculty member Stephen Cope and Fahad Khan, MD, a Kripalu School of Yoga graduate.

Expand your practice and build your expertise as you delve into these topics and more, while connecting with a community of friends and colleagues amidst the beauty of Kripalu in autumn.

Note Up to 11.25 Yoga Alliance credits available, based on workshops selected. Contact Registrations for more information.

View workshop schedule.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
All Yoga
Schedule
Workshops

Presenter(s)

Jill Miller, E-RYT, pain-relief and wellness expert, is the author of The Roll Model and a contributing expert on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, C-IAYT, is an assistant professor in integrative health sciences, researcher, physical therapist, and yoga therapist specializing in chronic pain, neurological, and orthopedic conditions.

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Stephen Cope, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the best-selling author of Soul Friends: The Transforming Power of Deep Human Connection.

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Fahad Khan, MD, blends contemporary Western medicine with holistic therapies. He can prescribe medicine or mantra and administer injections or asana.

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Dr. Barbara Vacarr is a psychologist, an adult educator, and the former president and CEO of Goddard College in Vermont.

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Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Research Director for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

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Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, has a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and techniques.

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Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, founder of Ashaya Yoga®, teaches with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality, and fulfillment.

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Jenn Turner, RYT, MA, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who codesigned the protocol for a National Institutes of Health study at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.

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Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, LMT, creator of Five Element Yoga® and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®, is a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga and School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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Toni Bergins, MEd, artistic alchemist and founder of JourneyDance™, has helped thousands of people find emotional well-being through transformational dance.

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Sara Clark is known for her compassionate teaching style, calming presence, and empowering vinyasa sequencing.

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Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN, E-RYT 500, works with clients privately and leads workshops internationally. Her Kripalu Gentle Yoga CD has won three prestigious awards.

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Erin Casperson is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga teacher.

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Jess Frey, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and a former Intern for the Kripalu School of Yoga and the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living.

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Cat Pacini teaches Kripalu R&R workshops and provides Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations and bodywork for Healing Arts.

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Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and longtime Kripalu faculty member who teaches for the Kripalu Schools, is curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program.

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Christopher Holmes, a Kripalu Yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist, has expertise in anatomy and physiology for yoga and bodywork, and the healing of chronic pain patterns.

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Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu faculty member and creator of the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants.

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Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools and longtime Kripalu Yoga teacher, has been leading groups in wilderness and corporate settings for more than 15 years.

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Ray Crist is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and shaman’s apprentice who has explored the outdoors as a sailing boat captain, diver, snowboarder, kayaker, and paddle boarder.

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Sherrie Howard, BME, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who leads hiking, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding workshops and teaches classes for the Kripalu School of Yoga.

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