• October 1–4, 2019
  • Tuesday-Friday: 3 nights

Kripalu’s 28th Annual Yoga Teachers Conference Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga

Scholarship eligible.

For yoga teachers from all traditions. CE credits available (see note below). Members of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers' Association also get an additional 20% off housing (standard or dormitory) when you book. Please call registrations 866.200.5203, and just let them know you're a member. 

This year’s annual conference focuses on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, and how they can be applied for special populations, in mixed-levels classes, and in one-on-one or small-group sessions. Yoga teachers and yoga therapists will take home evidence-based tools for promoting their students’ and clients’ health and well-being.

Along with keynotes by Kripalu legacy-holders Stephen Cope and Richard Faulds (Shobhan), and a photographic exploration of the power of yoga with Robert Sturman, the conference boasts a lineup of top-tier presenters, who offer valuable insights on the various therapeutic facets of yoga. Workshop topics include

  • Neck and back care with Carol Krucoff
  • Yoga and science in pain care with Marlysa Sullivan
  • A master class with Ann Swanson on arthritis and asana
  • Plus-size­–friendly yoga with Rachel Estapa
  • Yoga nidra with Jennifer Reis
  • An exploration of subtle anatomy with Ellen Schaeffer
  • Yin Yoga and meditation with Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds.

Each year, we schedule the conference to coincide with one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Berkshires: the fall foliage season. This highly anticipated event is a reunion, professional development opportunity, and mini vacation all in one!

Note Kripalu will waive the CE credit fee for KYAA members for Yoga Alliance CE certificates.

You must select your workshops when you register. View workshop schedule with descriptions.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Yoga Teachers
Program Theme
Professional Training
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Yoga Teachers Conference


Presenter(s)

Cristie Newhart, Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, is a dynamic yoga teacher who imbues her classes with meditative inquiry, detailed alignment principles, and playful humor.

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Liza Bertini, E-RYT 500, a personal development coach, yoga and mindfulness educator, and leadership trainer, is Manager of Kripalu R&R and Kripalu Programs.

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Stephen Cope, MSW, Kripalu's Scholar Emeritus, is the best-selling author of Soul Friends: The Transforming Power of Deep Human Connection.

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Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, Kripalu faculty member and curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools program, is a facilitator and trainer for RISE, an evidence-based program in conscious leadership.

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Jashoda Edmunds, E-RYT 500, a Kripalu School of Yoga teacher trainer, draws on her study of Buddhism and her training as a Phoenix Rising yoga therapist.

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Rachel Estapa, RYT 200, founder and CEO of More to Love Yoga®, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and ICF-accredited wellness coach, specializing in plus-sized yoga, health, and wellness.

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Danna Faulds, a once-reluctant meditator who now won’t miss a day, is a long-term practitioner of Kripalu Yoga and the author of six books of poetry.

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Richard Faulds (Shobhan), MA, JD, author of Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat, is a former Kripalu President, CEO, and Board Chair.

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Beth Gibbs, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a yoga therapist certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and is a guest faculty member of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

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Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, NC, where she offers classes, private sessions, and workshops for people with health challenges.

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Joseph Le Page, founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), has trained more than 3,000 teachers and therapists.

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Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, is cocreator, with Jashoda Edmunds, of Journey into Yoga School of Yoga & Meditation teacher trainings.

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Jana Long, E-RYT 500, a yoga therapist, meditation facilitator, is cofounder and executive director of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc.

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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, is the Founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership.

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

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Ellen Schaeffer, C-IAYT, director of Integrative Yoga Therapy's 200-hour affiliate program, is founder and owner of One Yoga Center in Foster, Rhode Island.

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Robert Sturman is a dedicated yogi and photographer who has increasingly focused his work on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asanas.

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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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Ann Swanson, MS, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist, author of Science of Yoga, and master teacher trainer for the evidence-based program Yoga for Arthritis.

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