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