check out the kripalu blog
    
Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out articles on yoga, health, and wellness, like “Goodbye, Inner Critic—Hello, Inner Coach.”

Check back each day for inspirational reading, and chime in!

outside our walls: the family that goes to school together
    
Zac Hills-Bonczyk, an outdoor education instructor and hip-hop artist, recently became the fourth member of his family to train as a Kripalu Yoga teacher.

Read Zac’s story.

the abc’s of healthy living
    
Kripalu Healthy Living programs blend current research on integrative medicine and nutrition with the ancient wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda.

Integrative Weight Loss: Living A Transformed Life (on-site and online), September 29–November 14, and November 10–December 26: Build a balanced, sustainable relationship with eating and your body.

Yoga and Fitness Retreat, October 12–17: Enjoy autumn in the Berkshires as you learn to bring mindfulness into your fitness routine.

A Wellness Retreat for People Living with Parkinson’s and Their Care Partners, October 19–23: A unique program designed to improve the quality of life for you and your loved ones.

guest words
    
Every time I leave Kripalu, I find it easier to simply be myself.
—Pamela M., Ballston Lake, New York
the body as a source of wisdom
    
Delve into the field of somatic psychology in this mini-conference designed for mental-health professionals, yoga teachers, bodyworkers, and everyone who wants to better understand what our bodies tell us about our minds.

Sampler Series in Somatic Psychology, October 26–31.

making an impact: phys ed for the 21st century
    
Yoga is creating a better learning environment in school settings nationwide, and Kripalu is passionate about its role as a leader in the yoga-in-the-schools movement.

Read more about how yoga is transforming schools across the country.

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welcome
We usher in September with the Back-to-School Issue (and we’re not just talking about kids in classrooms). There are lessons to be learned and fresh discoveries to be made every day, with every breath—no cramming necessary! When you practice beginner’s mind, life unfolds as a series of delicious possibilities for expanding your worldview, and your heart along with it. Your presence in this moment is all that’s required for perfect attendance.
seven back-to-school strategies to help you stress less and simplify your life
by Renée Peterson Trudeau

The start of a new school year signifies opportunity, a fresh start, and a chance to do things differently.

If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, juggling, and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep breath, pause, and consider the following ideas for a simpler, less stressful school year. Adopting even one of these ideas could make a huge difference in how you experience this potentially hectic time.

Read more.

back to yoga school
    
Enhance your skills, reach a wider population, and stand out in the marketplace with the newly enhanced 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training program. The well-rounded curriculum features pranayama, meditation, advanced asana, Kripalu Vinyasa, teaching yoga to special populations, and so much more.

Learn about our revamped 500-hour training.

assignment: ayurveda
    
Explore how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda can benefit your life and health every day—from the kitchen to the clinic—at the first Northeast regional event of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Ayurvedic Fall Festival: Bloom Where You Are Planted, September 12–14.

the lessons of positivity
    
by Maria Sirois

Just about the time when we finish our formal education, most of us have figured out that our deepest learning has occurred through the process of being educated rather than the content that’s been offered.

Read more.

class reunion
    
Calling all alumni of the Kripalu School of Yoga—or any yoga training! Learn to better serve and empower your students at our 23rd Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, October 14–17, focused on the therapeutic uses of yoga for eating disorders, pregnancy, kids, and more.

Browse workshop descriptions.

kripalu kitchen recipes
    
Back-to-school time means after-school treats, and you get extra credit if the treats are good for you, too. Research shows that the chocolate in these classic cookies, made Kripalu-style, can keep your heart healthy and reduce your blood pressure.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month: Chocolate Chip Cookies

spreading the word…
Cultivating a healthy microbiome
The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat, by Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member Kathie Madonna Swift, focuses on the idea that the key to digestive health and weight loss is maintaining a healthy microbiome (the bacteria inside and on us). The book includes recent research, recipes to support gut health, and a 28-day step-by-step program including diet, exercise, stress reduction, and relaxation techniques.

Read more about The Swift Diet.

The Power of No
“No” is one of the hardest words to say, but also one of the most important. That’s the premise of a new book by Kripalu presenters James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher: The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness.

Check out 12 things you can say “no” to today.
quote of the month
“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
—Leo Buscaglia
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