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Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out posts on yoga, health, and wellness, such as “10 Steps to Reclaim Your Life from Distraction,” by Peter Bregman.
outside our walls: lessons from the life of birds
    
Rebecca Coffey, a Kripalu Yoga instructor and high school English teacher, is bringing her love for meditation, movement, and nature into her Boston-area classroom.

Read “Lessons from the Life of Birds.”

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To walk through the front door of Shadowbrook is to be enveloped in a blanket of compassion, support, and nurturing.
—Edie D., Media, Pennsylvania
holistic nutrition, the kripalu way
    
Whether you’re seeking to address digestive challenges and restore your health, or looking to expand your clinical nutrition skills by exploring whole-foods healing, these upcoming Healthy Living programs offer innovative ways to nourish yourself fully—mind, body, heart, and spirit.

Digestive Health, June 22–27.

Nutrition Intensive for Health Professionals, June 29–July 4.

making an impact: yoga research for a better world
    
Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living is developing and evaluating yoga-based programs to transform schools and health care.

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welcome
May showers us with bright new opportunities. As springtime continues to awaken our senses, our hearts expand with a sense of wonder and possibilities. In this month’s feature article, Cheryl Kain reflects on the doors that open when we move from perfectionism to self-acceptance. Janet Arnold-Grych explores similar territory in her essay on ahimsa, or nonviolence, as does Kripalu Yoga teacher Rebecca Coffey, who embraces life lessons from the birds outside her classroom window. Also in this edition: holistic nutrition, tips to reclaim your life from distractions, and lots more. Happy springtime!
trusting in moderation
by Cheryl Kain

When I hear the word “moderation,” my thoughts go immediately to diet and exercise. As a recovering perfectionist who is vigilantly seeking new paths to loving-kindness and self-acceptance, I notice that extreme agendas can creep into relationships, work, and even leisure time—and there’s perhaps nowhere that’s more true than in the weight-loss arena.

Read more.

quieting the critic with ahimsa
    
by Janet Arnold-Grych

It’s said that when Swami Kripalu first came to the United States, he was surprised at the harsh self-judgment that students in the West seemed to possess. In our culture, many of us are familiar with that sharp-edged inner voice. Read more.

get trained to share yoga with teens
    
Yoga can be a profound vehicle for cultivating adolescents’ self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-expression. Want to be part of changing their lives?

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher Training, June 27–July 4.

Read a paraprofessional’s story of how yoga strengthened bonds in her classroom.

kripalu kitchen recipes
    
Simple to make, special to serve, this Indian-Thai fusion dish uses coconut oil, one of the most beneficial fats, and a host of healthy spices.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month:
Indian Chickpeas in Coconut Curry Sauce

spreading the word…
Kripalu Goes to Wanderlust
Kripalu Yoga teachers Jennifer Reis, Larissa Hall Carlson, and Coby Kozlowski are among the dozens of presenters at Wanderlust Vermont, June 19–22.
View the full schedule.

You Are the Placebo
A new book by Kripalu presenter Joe Dispenza, You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect.
Find out more.

quote of the month
I am driven by two main philosophies: Know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
—Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist
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