Kripalu’s 22nd Annual Yoga Teachers Conference
Community, Philosophy, and Practice: What Is the Impact of Your Calling?
Wednesday, October 9
9:00–11:30 am [choose one]
Beyond the Stretch: Asana and the Deeper Tissues [WED-AM-03]
This workshop introduces the Ayurvedic model of the sapta dhatus, the seven tissues, as a framework to generate natural inquiry and enhance the circulation of prana.
Five Element Yoga [WED-AM-02]
Earth, water, fire, air, and ether are the archetypal building blocks of our bodies, our energy, and everything in existence. In this workshop, we embody each element and its parallel kosha, vayu, dosha, and chakra, as a gateway to deeper inquiry and exploration of the true self.
Pranayama Then and Now [WED-AM-04]
Yoganand Michael Carroll
Explore how the ancient yogis practiced pranayama and the states of consciousness and energy it was intended to produce—and learn how these techniques can be applied to contemporary yoga classes.
The Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching Yoga in the Workplace [WED-AM-01]
Angela Wilson and Edi Pasalis
Identify common challenges of teaching in workplace settings, and explore how to navigate them as we share our experiences and learn from each other’s stories.
1:30–4:00 pm [choose one]
Pitta: The Dosha of Transformation [WED-PM-03]
Larissa Hall Carlson
Explore the qualities and functions of pitta dosha, experience a yoga sadhana designed to balance pitta, and learn pitta-balancing asana, pranayama, and meditation sequences and techniques.
Zen Mind [WED-PM-04]
Through the practices of sitting, walking, and sound meditation, we shift momentum from thinking to feeling—dropping any aim or goal, and allowing the experience to point to itself.
Your Heart’s Full Potential [WED-PM-01]
Join Grace Jull, known as the “Mary Oliver of the yoga mat,” for a potent and profound experience of movement and mindfulness.
Teaching Yoga in Schools [WED-PM-002]
Janna Delgado and Iona M. Smith
Come experience exercises and activities pulled directly from the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools curriculum, designed to cultivate life skills in adolescents.
Thursday, October 10
9:00–11:30 am [choose one]
The Complex Shoulder: Accessing Strength and Openness [THU-AM-04]
Explore postures and yoga therapy techinques designed to correct alignment and balance for optimal shoulder stability and strength.
Vata-Balancing Tools for a Healthy Winter [THU-AM-01]
Sudha Carolyn Lundeen
Learn to customize your classes based on Ayurvedic principles that will support you and your students throughout the darker, colder months.
Cultivating Spiritual Community [THU-AM-02]
Explore the truth that Vedic knowledge reveals: Cultivating spiritual community is a worthy personal investment, helping us achieve four spiritual goals.
Come Together Right Now [THU-AM-03]
Guided by yogic practices and philosophy, we explore the evolution of yoga from one-on-one teaching to group practice, and look at the power of practice in community.
1:30–4:00 [choose one]
Balance and Heal with Restorative Yoga [THU-PM-03]
Jacci Reynolds and Shelbi Miles
This workshop guides you through a deeply relaxing restorative class, in which you learn the benefits and importance of incorporating restorative yoga into any practice.
Tapas and Ishvara Pranidhana: Playing with the Divine Fire [THU-PM-02]
In this experiential workshop, practice utilizing tools of the niyamas to create deeper yoga experiences.
Yoga in Action: Freedom, Purpose, and Practice [THU-PM-01]
Connect to your unique life purpose and the tools to act on it through the lens of your essential nature: freedom.