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Turning Point: Peggy Cappy

Peggy Cappy, author of Yoga for All of Us, is known through her best-selling video series Yoga for the Rest of Us as seen on public television. Her DVDs include Back Care Basics and Heart Healthy Yoga. Peggy teaches yoga internationally and also teaches a gentle yoga class that has been ongoing for over 25 years, and includes many students in their 80s and 90s. www.peggycappy.com

Kripalu Online Describe what you do in 15 words or less.
Peggy I create “yoga for the rest of us” programs for PBS, inspiring and empowering others.

KOL Tell us about a turning point in your life.
Peggy I made a top-quality, gentle-yoga video of my ongoing yoga class of 25 years, which led to a yoga program that became an unprecedented success, first through WBGH in the Boston area, then nationally and internationally through exposure on hundreds of other PBS stations.

KOL What do you love about teaching?
Peggy I love knowing that I have made a tremendous difference to many in relieving pain and restriction, helping them to feel better, move better, and enjoy life more. In each class I teach, I am devoted to creating sacred space that demands focus and one-pointedness of mind, while fostering greater health and freedom in the body.

KOL What are you passionate about right now?
Peggy Meditation. Although I have practiced meditation over the past 40 years, it is especially fruitful and fulfilling at the moment. I am amazed that it can be both familiar and new.

KOL What do you do in your downtime?
Peggy I love to spend time in nature, whatever the season. I treasure connecting deeply with friends and family, whether through traveling, art activities, or simply sharing a good meal together. I love doing what makes me laugh.

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