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Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of yoga to produce thriving and health in individuals and society. For more than 30 years, Kripalu (kri-PAH-loo) has been teaching skills for optimal living through experiential education for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America.Programs at Kripalu are led by many of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health and are designed to provide people with tools they can apply in their daily lives. Program topics include wellness, Ayurveda, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, relationships, meditation, spiritual practice, professional training, and much more. Yoga programs are offered for people at all levels, feature all yoga traditions and styles, and include therapeutic yoga, yogic anatomy, and trainings for teachers. Many Kripalu programs offer continuing education credits for professionals in fields such as social work, counseling, nursing, and massage and bodywork.

Kripalu Yoga Immersion Program

Kripalu Healthy Living immersion programs offer you a holistic approach to health. This means we focus not only on the health of the body, but also on the mind and heart, helping you discover a new level of wellness and vitality.

  • Nutrition Intensive for Health Professionals
    Tuition $510.00.
  • Integrative Weight Loss
    Tuition
    $490.
  • Preventing and Reversing Diabetes
    Tuition
    $490.
  • Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease
    Tuition
    $425.
  • Radiance: Create an Amazing Life After Cancer
    Tuition
    $375
  • Detox for Health and Healing
    Tuition
    $460.
  • A Wellness Retreat for People with Parkinson’s and Their Care Partners
    Tuition
    $100
  • Transforming Stress: Mindful Living and the Art of Nourishment
  • Digestive Health: A Holistic Approach
    Tuition
    $340.
  • Rejuvenate and Reclaim Life After 40
    Tuition
    $450
  • Creating Health and Harmony: An Ayurvedic Retreat
    Tuition
    $380
  • Nutrition and Cooking Immersion
    Tuition
    $465
  • Yoga for Life
    Tuition
    $425
  • Women and Food: A Journey to Nourishment
  • Integrative Weight Loss: The Next Step
  • Labor, Love, and Life: Get Balanced and Thrive
    Tuition
    $150.00

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour Certification

With more than 30 years of experience in training yoga teachers, Kripalu knows that the best way to learn how to teach yoga is to immerse yourself completely in a yogic lifestyle and practice so that your teaching comes from your deep personal experience.The Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour Certification includes both a solid grounding in technical skills and the development of an empathic, intuitive approach to teaching. It prepares you with the foundation to teach any population to which you feel called. You will graduate a certified yoga teacher with a solid foundation and the tools you need to support your ongoing personal evolution and excellence in teaching.

Program Includes

  • The three stages of Kripalu Yoga: posture focus, deepening awareness, and meditation in motion
  • Natural alignment principles
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Meditation
  • Pratapana (movements that warm up and condition the body for sustaining poses)
  • Creative sequencing
  • Nonjudgmental awareness
  • Breath coordinated with movement
  • Micro-movements
  • Guided imagery
  • The koshas.

Content Hour

  • Techniques: Instruction in Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation-100 Hour
  • Teaching Methodology -30 hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology-20 hours
  • Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle -30 hours
  • Practicum -15 hours
  • Other -5 hours

Program Pricing

The total cost of the training will be determined by the tuition plus your choice of accommodations.
Tuition: $2,575 plus accommodations.
Programs begin at 7:00 pm on opening night and end by noon on the final day. Monthlong sessions typically have one day off each week.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification

The Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification builds on your technical skills and helps you deepen your approach to teaching. It then prepares you with advanced training to bring yoga to a wider range of students while strengthening your ability to work one-on-one with clients’ unique needs. This training also brings you deeper into understanding yogic philosophy and practice, while providing opportunities to learn and experience what it means to be a transformational yoga teacher. You will graduate a 500-hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher with the advanced tools, knowledge, and confidence needed to excel in teaching and support your ongoing personal evolution.

Program Includes

  • The three stages of Kripalu Yoga: posture focus, deepening awareness, and meditation in motion
  • Natural alignment principles
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Pratapana (movements that warm up and condition the body for sustaining poses)
  • Creative sequencing
  • Nonjudgmental awareness
  • Breath coordinated with movement
  • Micro-movements
  • Guided imagery
  • The koshas
  • Six movements of the spine
  • Knowledge of benefits and contraindications.

Content Hours

The Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-hour provides a minimum of 300 hours of training (in addition to your 200-hour certification), designed to deepen your practice, teaching skills, and repertoire. The curriculum is comprised of four 9-day modules, each offering a minimum of 75 hours, which together will deliver a comprehensive, advanced training in Kripalu Yoga.

  • Techniques: Instruction in Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation-100 Hour
  • Teaching Methodology -60 hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology-40 hours
  • Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle -60 hours
  • Practicum -40 hours

Program Dates and Costs

Tuition per module 2012: $965 plus accommodations.
Tuition per module 2013: $1049 plus accommodations.

Kripalu Yoga Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant

Take part in an integrated curriculum designed to make Ayurveda an exciting exploration that results in you feeling more connected to your self, others, and seasonal rhythms, while giving you the confidence to bring this ancient technology to your clients, friends, and/or family members. Participate in our teaching methodology, which provides a unique mix of didactic education and experiential sessions. Continue to practice the teachings in your own life through at-home study assignments in between sessions and discover your own natural rhythms and sources of wisdom.This is a 536-hour course.

Program Includes

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition
  • Ayurvedic Herbalism
  • Ayurvedic Therapies
  • Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training
  • Clinical Skills
  • Ethics and Business Management
  • Etiology and Pathology of Disease
  • History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Psychology from an Ayurvedic Perspective
  • Pulse Diagnosis
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga and Ayurveda

Ayurveda Yoga Specialist

This training focuses on the basic principles of Ayurveda as they relate to yoga. Learn to integrate Ayurveda into a yoga class,and give students a deeper understanding of their body type as well as how the basic concepts of Ayurveda relate to everyday life. As a graduate you will also be prepared to offer private sessions to help people develop a personal yoga practice suited to their unique circumstances.This certification is available only to certified (200-hour minimum) yoga teachers. Comprised of Foundations of Ayurveda plus Advanced Studies in Yoga and Ayurveda (a 7-day intensive taught by Scott Blossom), the curriculum builds on existing knowledge of posture, pranayama, and other yogic techniques.

Program Includes

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition
  • Dinacharya—Ayurvedic Lifestyle Training
  • History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Psychology from an Ayurvedic Perspective
  • Sanskrit
  • Yoga and Ayurveda

Kripalu Yoga Contact

Mailing address (via United States Postal Service)
Kripalu Center
PO Box 309
Stockbridge, MA 01262
FedEx/UPS and other independent shippers:
Kripalu Center
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262