Kripalu Perspectives Podcast: The Gentle Strength of Qigong, with Yang Yang
In this edition, qigong master Yang Yang discusses how low-impact qigong can yield high results for your health and well-being. Listen now.

Yang Yang teaches at Kripalu June 19–21 and June 21–26.

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A Blueprint for Emotional Balance
Harness powerful, evidence-based tools for emotional balance and optimal living in a 13-week on-site/online program with clinical psychologist and integrative yoga therapist Bo Forbes. Build resilience, move past limiting beliefs, and open to expansive possibilities for change and growth. Find out more.

Do This Now: Write a Gratitude Letter
Try this Positive Psychology exercise: Write and deliver a letter of gratitude to someone whose life enriched yours. We’d love to hear about your experience: Write us at

Find out about Kripalu’s Certificate in Positive Psychology program.

Kripalu at Yoga Journal LIVE! New York
Explore Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda at Yoga Journal LIVE! New York, April 23–27, with Kripalu faculty Larissa Hall Carlson and Coby Kozlowski, and KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers. While you’re there, stop by the Kripalu Kitchen Food Truck—Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith will be serving a spicy vegetarian chickpea curry from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 25!
Making an Impact
Imagine a world in which yoga was part of every kid’s school day. The Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living focuses on bringing the gifts of yoga to adolescents and the professionals who serve them. Find out more.
Check Out the Kripalu Blog
Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out articles on yoga, health, and wellness, like “How I Fell in Love with Yoga,” by Tommy Rosen.

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Which Wolf Are You Feeding?
by Tara Brach

After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as many people feared an ongoing and vicious spiral of retaliation and global violence, a wonderful and well-known Cherokee legend went viral on the Internet: An old grandfather is speaking to his grandson about what causes the violence and cruelty in the world. “In each human heart,” he tells the boy, “there are two wolves battling one another—one is fearful and angry, and the other is understanding and kind.” The young boy then asks, “Which one will win?” His grandfather smiles and says, “Whichever one we choose to feed.” Read more.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipes
This spring-green soup boasts an unexpected nutritional powerhouse: thyme.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month
Split Pea and Herb Soup

Spring into Yoga Teaching
We’ve been training yoga teachers for more than 40 years, which is why we know that the most powerful way to learn is through deep personal experience in an environment that supports every aspect of living your yoga.

It’s time to set out on your new path! Our next monthlong 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training begins May 31. Find out more.

Ayurveda for Moving into Spring
According to Ayurveda, one of the keys to maintaining health is to practice ritucharya, or seasonal routines. Adjusting our daily self-care rituals to seasonal changes helps us maintain balance and reminds us that we are a part of the natural world. Read about four ways to move into spring, Ayurveda style.

Interested in learning more about Ayurveda? Check out Introduction to Ayurveda: A Nourishing Self-Care Retreat, May 3–8.

The Perfect Parent, by Brian Leaf
The twentieth-century philosopher Fred Rogers said, “My hunch is that if we allow ourselves to give who we really are to the children in our care, we will in some way inspire cartwheels in their hearts.” Then he put on his sweater and changed into sneakers. Read more.

Other Great Opportunities in May …
Kripalu Vinyasa Flow: Flowing Through the Elements
with Coby Kozlowski
May 1–3

Creative Myths and Monsters: A Workshop on The Artist’s Way
with Julia Cameron
May 1–3

Level II: Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner Program
with Eric Pearl
May 3–5

Energy Intensive: Meditation, Yoga, and Breathwork
with Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) and Richard Faulds (Shobhan)
May 14–17

True Refuge
with Tara Brach
May 15–17

Quote of the Month
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”
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