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Kripalu's 27th Annual Yoga Teachers Conference The Yogic Body

 Scholarship eligible.

For yoga teachers from all traditions.

Today’s yoga students are looking for teachers with an in-depth awareness of anatomy and alignment, as well as a next-level understanding of the impact of yoga on the body/mind. This year’s conference offers cutting-edge research on yoga, the polyvagal theory, fascia, epigenetics, and more—to benefit your students, enhance your professional qualifications, and expand your teaching opportunities.

This year, our acclaimed lecturers and trainers present a broad range of workshops, keynotes, and clinics, including

  • Re-imaging anatomy, with Timothy McCall
  • The relationship between yoga and epigenetics, with Lisa B. Nelson
  • Yoga research at Kripalu and in the world, with Sat Bir S. Khalsa
  • The emotional and psychological effects of yoga, with Yoganand Michael Carroll
  • Finding relief from neck pain, with Christa Rypins
  • Hip opening, with Karden Rabin
  • An exploration of the psoas muscle, with Kari Harendorf
  • A mindful outdoor experience and a keynote with Micah Mortali.

Plus, you can choose a full-day Master Class (offered in two parts) in one or both of these trending topics:

  • Polyvagal theory and the gunas, with Marlysa Sullivan
  • The physiology of fascia, with Michelle Dalbec and Christopher Holmes

Join us for this unique opportunity to bask in the beauty of autumn in the Berkshires and study with a community of yoga teachers who are passionate about the work they do in the world.

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Yoga Experience
All levels
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Presenter(s)

Timothy McCall, MD, is a board-certified internist, medical editor of Yoga Journal since 2002, and coeditor of The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

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Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is Director of Medical Education for Kripalu programs. She also serves as medical director of the nonprofit Nutrition Center.

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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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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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Christa Rypins brings 15 years as a professional ice skater to her healing work that combines the Franklin Method with yoga, Pilates, and meditation.

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Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who offers workshops and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training programs.

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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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Karden Rabin, LMT, CMT, is the cocreator of Beyond AlignmentTM and founder of Boundless: Integrative Wellness Center.

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Kari Harendorf, E-RYT 500, yoga teacher, educator, holistic health facilitator, and Reiki master, has studied exclusively with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee since 2005.

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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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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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