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KYTA Membership Benefits

why become a member of KYTA?

A KYTA membership offers a variety of exclusive benefits. For your convenience, we have grouped our benefits into main categories. To read more about the benefits of membership in the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Association, click on the topic below, or scroll down to view all categories. To become a member click here.

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities


Teaching for Diversity Program
The Teaching for Diversity Program provides grants and scholarships to members of KYTA and the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers (IABYT). Members receive grants and scholarships to teach in disadvantaged schools or to diverse populations such as ethnic minorities and those with social, economic, or physical challenges. Learn more.

Rachel Greene Memorial Fund
The Rachel Greene Memorial Fund, established in memory of yoga teacher Rachel Greene, awards scholarships to yoga teachers and elementary school classroom teachers for training to bring yoga into disadvantaged public schools. Learn more.

Membership Scholarship
We offer a limited number of partial scholarships for KYTA membership to individuals who demonstrate financial need. For more information, contact kpa@kripalu.org or call 413.448.3461. Complete an electronic application. Please note, this application is for KYTA membership scholarships only. Visit our scholarship page for information about other scholarship opportunities at Kripalu.

Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA) Conference Scholarship
We offer a limited number of partial scholarships to attend the annual Yoga Teachers Conference for individuals who demonstrate financial need. For an application, visit our Scholarships page and submit a KYTA Conference Scholarship Application. For more information contact us at kpa@kripalu.org or call 413.448.3461.

Scholarships for Continuing Education
KYTA members pursuing Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training 500-Hour Certification or Kripalu School of Ayurveda Trainings are encouraged to apply for financial aid through the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda (KSYA). Kripalu offers scholarships for all of its programs. While there are income guidelines, Kripalu understands that professional trainings require more of an investment, and is willing to consider requests for financial aid based on other factors as well. For an application, see our financial assistance page and follow the instructions for submitting a KSYA Scholarship Application. For more information, e-mail ksya@kripalu.org or call 800.848.8702.

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Resources


Yoga Bulletin
A quarterly electronic publication featuring articles and regular columns of specific interest to yoga teachers and news from KYTA, Kripalu’s Professional Training Department, and Kripalu Center. View current issue.

CDs
Quarterly CDs offering a mix of experiential, inspirational, and educational material. Previously issued KYTA CDs are available through the Kripalu Shop; a portion from each purchase goes toward the Teaching for Diversity Scholarship Fund.

E-news and updates
Monthly e-mail communications keep you inspired and up-to-date. View archive.

Impact
Featuring articles and interviews that explore Kripalu’s mission and initiatives. View current issue.

*Website listing—We help them find you!
Member listings can be accessed through the Kripalu website. The listing includes name, city/town, state/province, postal code, country, day phone, e-mail, and website address. A link will be provided back to your website, if you have one. Search for a teacher here.

*Personal Referrals
Each week the KYTA office handles numerous requests for yoga teachers from individuals, centers, and conferences. As a member, you are included on the referral list.

KYTA Member Logo
This camera-ready, high-resolution image is available for use on promotional materials, publications, websites, and flyers. Note This image is only for use by current KYTA members and can be used in any size but must not be altered in any way. Please contact us, kpa@kripalu.org, if you need a CMYK file for offset commercial printing. The logo is available in the members only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page.

The logo is available in the members only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page.

Kripalu Professional Association Community Forum
Join our new, free online forum, where yoga teachers and enthusiasts alike have a place to talk about all things yoga. Bring your questions (and answers) to the forum. Simply click on the topic of interest on the forum’s home page and post your entry. As soon as someone replies, you’ll receive an e-mail notification. You can easily "subscribe" to topics that interest you, and when someone posts a question or comment in one of your areas of interest, you’ll be notified via e-mail and can quickly check out the new information or respond to someone else’s question. Sign up for the community forum here.

Yoga-related articles
Search the Yoga Bulletin archive by keyword, author, or category. View recent issues of the Yoga Bulletin.

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Marketing and Professional Support


*Kripalu Yoga mini-posters/oversized postcards
A full-color marketing piece that can be used to bring more students to your Kripalu Yoga class. Use as an eye-catching mini-poster on a busy bulletin board, or mail as an over-sized postcard to stand out in the crowd. These are a great way to get the word out about your classes and workshops. There is plenty of room on the front and back to add customized information about your class schedule, your bio, or special offers, making a professional and memorable presentation. Cost is $10 plus shipping for 10 postcards and labels. Available through the Kripalu Shop. Order now.

*Kripalu Yoga brochures
A professional, easy-to-use, inexpensive marketing tool, these brochures match the mini-posters described above, creating a consistent promotional look. These are customizable and available to you for free. Check them out here.

*Kripalu mailing list
Order the Kripalu mailing list for your specific geographic area to help you more effectively promote your classes and workshops to those already familiar with Kripalu. A signed usage agreement and copy approval is required. You’ll be supplied with mailing labels. Minimum cost is $50 for up to 1,000 labels; shipping is free. Learn more or e-mail us at kpa@kripalu.org.

*Exclusively for Kripalu-certified teachers.

KYTA Conference
An annual conference that brings together yoga teachers from Kripalu and other traditions for inspiration, training, and community.

This year, the conference will be held Tuesday, October 14–Friday, October 17, 2014.

Liability insurance
Coverage at a reasonable cost is essential for the protection of both teacher and student. Only you can decide which insurance company and coverage is right for you, but these lists of providers may point you in the right direction.

Find out more about three companies offering competitive rates to KYTA members living in the U.S.
Find out more about companies that offer professional and general liability insurance for yoga teachers in Canada.

Press Release
This marketing material can be a great asset to the start of your local yoga teaching interests. It’s also great for spreading the word about a studio grand opening, teaching anniversary, or free workshop. Simply modify the document for your needs and submit to your local paper or other publications. Modify the pieces and make them your own. The process is designed to make your life easier!
Download Press Release

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Come to Kripalu For Less


Discount on housing at Kripalu Center
Enjoy 10% off shared standard and dormitory accommodations every time you come to Kripalu Center. Just mention you are a KYTA member when making your reservation to take advantage of this discount. Discount is not applicable if you’ve received a scholarship to attend your program. Other restrictions may apply.

Referral Raffle
Every time you refer a student to Kripalu Center, you increase your chances of winning a $500 credit applicable to housing, tuition, and healing arts services at Kripalu Center. We will randomly select 3 winners each quarter. Your credit is good for 3 years after it is issued, and it is transferable. To participate, ask the students you refer to Kripalu Center to mention your Yoga Teacher ID# or name when making their reservation. You may print out these labels (add your YT#) and put them on business cards, catalogs, and marketing materials for your student’s easy reference.

Group Discount Program
When you bring a group of 5–9 of your yoga students, family members, or personal friends, including yourself, to Kripalu Center, your accommodations* are FREE and the guests in the group receive 20% off accommodations*. Bring 10 or more, including yourself, and your accommodations* and tuition are FREE while the others in the group receive 20% off their accommodations*. Here’s how to organize a group.

* Each group member will receive a discount of 20% off any accommodation with the exception of summer weekends. During summer weekends discounts are only applicable towards dormitory and standard shared accommodations. Summer is defined as Memorial Day thru Labor Day and weekends as Friday and Saturday nights. As the group leader and KYTA member, if the group is 5–9 people in size, you will receive 100% off your housing in a dormitory or shared standard room. For a group of 10 or more, the group leader discount is 100% off your stay (room, meals, and tuition) in a dormitory or shared standard room. The group leader discount only applies to dorm or shared standard room accommodations. Upgrades to other accommodations will qualify for the same housing discount as other group attendees.

The group discount is not transferable to any other person or set of dates and cannot be combined with any other discount. Discount is not applicable for the KYTA Conference, Kripalu School of Ayurveda trainings, 500-hour yoga teacher training modules, mid-week Healthy Living immersion programs (such as the Fitness and Yoga Retreat, Yoga for Life, or the Integrative Weight Loss), Panchakarma, children’s registrations, commuter registrations, or one-night stays. Registrations must be made at the beginning of all applicable professional training programs. No group may register after part one of any sequential training program. Other restrictions may apply.

Annual Yoga Teachers Conference Group Discount Program
When you bring a group of 5–9 yoga teachers or prospective Kripalu Yoga teachers, including yourself, to the Annual Yoga Teachers Conference, your accommodations* are FREE and the guests in the group receive 20% off accommodations*. Bring 10 or more, including yourself, and your accommodations* and tuition are FREE while the others in the group receive 20% off their accommodations*. Contact groups@kripalu.org to set up a group for this year’s conference. Be sure to have a name for your group ready!

* Each group member will receive a discount of 20% off any accommodation. As the group leader and KYTA member, if the group is 5–9 people in size, you will receive 100% off your housing in a dormitory or shared standard room. For a group of 10 or more, the group leader discount is 100% off your stay (room, meals, and tuition) in a dormitory or shared standard room. The group leader discount only applies to dorm or shared standard room accommodations. Upgrades to other accommodations will qualify for the same housing discount as other group attendees. The group discount is not transferable to any other person or set of dates and cannot be combined with any other discount.

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Discounts


Kripalu Shop Discounts

  • 20% off all KYTA products and select Kripalu products
  • 10% off all yoga and Ayurveda related audio, print, and visual items to enhance your yoga teaching or Ayurvedic practice. This does not include general print titles, cookbooks, general music, etc.
  • 10% off all yoga tools, props, mats, bags, straps, and bolsters
  • 10% off Banyan, Organic India, Sarada, and Tarika health and beauty products

Clothing, jewelry, and other brands of health and beauty merchandise will not be discounted.

While at Kripalu Center, stop by the shop and receive your discount on these items by showing your KYTA nametag to the salesperson. Order from the Kripalu Shop online or call 888.399.1332 (please have your yoga teacher ID# handy).

Those with a current wholesale for resale license are entitled to 20–40% off merchandise that will be used for resale. This includes all books, CDs, videos, yoga props, devotional products, and healing tools. There is a minimum purchase of three units per item. This discount is not transferable. The licensee is the only one eligible for the discount. The Kripalu Shop must have a copy of the physical resale license on file—not just the number. If you would like to establish a new wholesale account, please e-mail the shop.

10% off all Kripalu Healing Arts services
Remember to mention that you’re a KYTA member when booking your service, or show your name tag if you’re booking in-house. Available Sunday through Friday.

50% off full-priced items from prAna
prAna: breath, life, vitality of the spirit. These qualities infuse not only their name, but also their aspirations, the things they make and how they make them. Clothing for people who live life fully, play long, and travel well. Welcome to mindfully designed, built to last products. prAna uses sustainable materials in styles that work well for yoga and your other passions, while promoting conservation and positive change. Join the prAna Influencer Program. At the time of application, please refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for the ID #/Code and Classification to enter. This information is also available in the members only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources Page. Once accepted, you’ll receive 50% off full-priced items, a direct link for feedback and communication, and a first peek at prAna’s latest happenings, product releases and videos.

$12 Yoga Journal subscription offer
As a KYTA member, your subscription to Yoga Journal is only $12 per year (9 issues). A subscription form is available in the members-only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page. Members in Canada, add $12 postage and handling. In other countries outside the U.S., add $22 per year.

www.yogajournal.com

10% off Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) Training Levels I & II
For those interested in enhancing their professional skills by offering private sessions to students, PRYT is the perfect next step. Based on the principles of Kripalu Yoga, it’s easily integrated with our methodology. Selected programs are not available with discount. For more information call Phoenix Rising at 800.288.9642 or visit www.pryt.com.

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10% off Thomas Island Studio Recording Services
It’s time. Create your high quality CD or DVD at an affordable rate. Thomas Island Studio, owned and operated by Shaun Laframboise, offers high quality audio/video production for your needs. Creating your media product is easier than you think, and the studio is just a short drive from Kripalu. KPA members are eligible for 10% off Thomas Island Studio’s already affordable rates. Visit www.thomasislandstudio.com or contact info@thomasislandstudio.com for rates and more information.

15% discount on all purchases from BatteryOperatedCandles.net
Enjoy battery-operated LED light candles that slowly flicker, mimicking real wick-burning candles—available in a wide range, from pillars, to votives, to tea light candles. Their Luminara Dancing Flame candles often get mistaken for real wick-burning candles. With these candles there is no melted wax, soot, smoke, or fire danger. Receive a 15% discount on any size order from www.batteryoperatedcandles.net. To receive your 15% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your coupon code. The code is also available in the members only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page.

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30% off everything at Sivana Spirit
Sivana Spirit is a San Diego-based online retailer offering products designed to inspire and enliven your practice and teaching. They search high and low to find the most unique and spiritually representative items from the East, including men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, yoga products, and spiritual inspiration gifts. Sivana and its team have been involved in the yoga community for more than 10 years, with a mission to share their love of health and life with the world. Sign up to be a Sivana Warrior to receive your unique 30% discount at www.sivanaspirit.com.

Save 20% off HeliosHealthProducts.com
100% natural botanical pain relief—safe, effective products for arthritis, sore muscles, skin conditions, and joint and nerve pain. Available as pain relief spray, spot therapy massage oil, skin cream with Manuka Honey, therapeutic soaking salts, and pure olive squalane with lavender. Helios uses essential oils, including peppermint, nutmeg, copaiba balsam, clove, lavender, black pepper in organic sunflower and jojoba oil—no chemicals, animal products, or preservatives. Refer to your membership confirmation e-mail for your 20% discount code. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the Kripalu scholarship fund. Visit www.helioshealthproducts.com for retail or wholesale information. Request a free sample at helios4health@gmail.com.

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20% off online orders at PrasadaSpirit.com plus wholesale specials
Get 20% off of Prasada Jewelry all the time! Prasada yoga jewelry is created by Kripalu Yoga teacher and KDZ drummer Allison Gemmel Laframboise. It’s designed to remind you of something you believe in or want to cultivate, a wearable prayer. This offer applies to online orders only. Wholesale specials are also available for KPA members. You’re welcome to contact Allison directly with questions or feedback allison@prasadaspirit.com or 617.852.2514. To receive your 20% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code. The code is also available in the members only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page. www.prasadaspirit.com

www.prasadaspirit.com

30% off I Love Yoga apparel
I Love Yoga is a company where yoga is not only taught but also fully lived and realized. I Love Yoga brand apparel produces 100% sweatshop-free garments, meant to be worn with love and care for self, health, and environment. The I Love Yoga Company focuses on maintaining a genuine atmosphere of community and a healthy business environment, with an intention to bring yogic love to the business world. To receive your 30% discount, refer to your membership confirmation e-mail sent after you join/renew for your discount code. The code is also available in the members only section of the Yoga Teaching Resources page. www.iloveyoga.com

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Special offer from White Swan Records
Buy any 5 of these featured CDs at White Swan Records for just $60 (a savings of nearly 30%). Once you buy 5, additional CDs are just $12 each. White Swan’s special selection for KYTA members offers a wide variety of music to set the mood for yoga—from upbeat drumming to get energy flowing to heart-opening chants for moving into savasana. Artists include Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur Khalsa, and Wah!. For more information, call 800.840.5056 or visit www.whiteswanrecords.com/kyta.

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Find new students through the world’s largest online wellness network: MINDBODY Exchange
MINDBODY Exchange is the world’s largest wellness network dedicated to Integrative Healthcare. List your practice and market your services for free, gaining exposure to employer groups, physicians using athenahealth, and practitioners looking to refer patients to other Integrative Health providers. Set up your free profile today to start marketing your services to MINDBODY’s rapidly expanding consumer base. To set up your free profile, visit them online.

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*Exclusively for Kripalu-certified teachers.

For more information about benefits or membership, contact KYTA at 413.448.3202 or kyta@kripalu.org.

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