Kripalu Perspectives Podcast: On Becoming a Yoga Teacher, with Micah Mortali
In this episode, Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, talks about the journey that led him to becoming a Kripalu Yoga teacher.
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How Science Explains Yoga—and Love
Curious about the science behind yoga postures, meditation, and pranayama (breathing techniques)? Learn how these practices can enhance physical and mental health for you and your clients in The Science of Yoga for Health Professionals, March 29–April 3.

Here’s something to share with a loved one this Valentine’s Day: The effects of love—the supreme human emotion—can be explained (in part) in terms of physiology and hormones. Read more.

Do This Now: Anjali Mudra
Close your eyes and bring your palms to touch in front of your heart in Anjali (offering) mudra. Feel the warmth of your hands as the fingertips connect to one another. Allow your collarbones to broaden as your heart swells with breath. Invite your shoulders to melt down your back, and a hint of a smile to curl at the edges of your lips. This gesture, this offering of love toward your deepest self, can help cultivate a sense of calm, presence, and gratitude.
Making an Impact:
$15 for 2015
This year, Kripalu is aiming to raise $500,000 for our Scholarship Program. A contribution of $15—whether one time or monthly—generates opportunities for everyone to experience Kripalu.

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Check Out the Kripalu Blog
Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out articles on yoga, health, and wellness, like “Would You Rather Be Quiet or Give Yourself Electric Shocks?”

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The Story of You: Writing as a Tool for Self-Discovery
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold
story inside you.”

—Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Why do we write? To tell stories, to organize our world, to communicate with loved ones, to capture what we might otherwise forget. But writing can also be a direct line to our deepest self, a path to understanding who and why we are. It can reveal what we didn’t know we knew, and open doors to a wider awareness of all that lies within and around us. It can heal our past and enrich our present, comfort and inspire us. In the words of Anne Frank, “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

Read more.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipes
For a Valentine’s treat, try this lemon bread made with healthy grains, nutritious sunflower oil, and maple syrup.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month:
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Healthy Living, the Kripalu Way
It’s the best of Kripalu, in a 5-day nutshell. The Kripalu Approach to Healthy Living, March 22–27, is based on research gathered by the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, and distilled from the trainings and workshops developed by the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda and Kripalu Healthy Living programs. It’s designed for anyone seeking to thrive, including professionals who plan to use these practices with clients.

Discover more about the Kripalu Approach to Healthy Living.

Get in the Flow
Yoga teachers: Enhance your teaching toolkit with the new 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training module Leading Kripalu Vinyasa: Breathe, Feel, Flow. Coby Kozlowski is your dynamic and engaging guide on the journey to deeper flow, both on and off the mat.

500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training Module: Leading Kripalu Vinyasa, March 20–29.

Coaching for Life
Forge a path that joyfully serves your soul’s purpose. Kripalu Life Coaching: Tools for Mindful Living, March 15–20, empowers you to act from your deepest wisdom.

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My Long Love Affair with Kripalu Yoga
by Danna Faulds

Looking back, it’s not surprising that my first encounter with Kripalu Yoga was so impactful. I was in the midst of a difficult divorce and grappling with anorexia. In other words, I was ripe for transformation. Read more.

Relationships as Spiritual Practice
by Angela Wilson

In a tradition largely focused on personal healing and transformative growth, so many of my most transformational moments have come with another person attached. When it comes to healing, how important are relationships on the spiritual path? Read more.

Other great opportunities in March…
200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training
Two 12-Day Sessions
March 22–April 3 and June 7–19
with Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds

Yoga for Empaths: Creating Effective Boundaries and Building Physical and Emotional Immunity
March 6–8
with Bo Forbes

Nutrition and Cooking Immersion
March 8–13
with Annie B. Kay and Jeremy Rock Smith

Mind, Mood, and Food: A Food As Medicine Seminar on Optimal Nutrition for the Brain
March 13–15
with James S. Gordon, Kathie Madonna Swift, Jay Lombard, Mark Pettus, Drew Ramsey, and Jeremy Rock Smith

Quote of the Month
“When all is lost, when all is let go of, when all is abandoned, what you are left with is an ocean of bliss.”
Robert Thurman
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