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News from the Professional Trainings Office

Fall 2009

by Tresca Weinstein


Next Level of Advanced Training in Development

Dean of Yoga Devarshi Steven Hartman, Professional Trainings Director Holly McCormack, and senior Kripalu teacher trainers are currently designing the next level of advanced Kripalu Yoga teacher training, to be launched in 2011. “As the health-care industry begins to recognize the importance of complementary and preventative care, it’s more and more important for professionals in the field to increase their training,” McCormack says.

Yoga Internship Program Underway

Yoga teachers who want to further their education and live a yogic lifestyle while supporting the Kripalu School of Yoga now have the option of enrolling in the KSY’s two-year internship program. Dean of Yoga Devarshi Steven Hartman calls the internship positions “a full-out immersion in everything it takes to create and run yoga certification programs.” For more information, e-mail professionaltraining@kripalu.org.

School of Massage Looks Toward Addressing Changing State Requirements

With the Massachusetts state licensing requirement for massage therapists increasing from 500 to 650 hours of training, with constraints on curriculum that excludes yoga and energy work, the Kripalu School of Massage (KSM) is reformatting its programming in the coming year. In lieu of 200- and 500-hour training programs, KSM faculty are currently designing weekend and week-long Kripalu Bodywork trainings for 2010, targeted to professionals within the healing arts field who are seeking CE credits as well as the general public.

School of Ayurveda Graduates Third Class and Prepares to Launch KSA 5

The Kripalu School of Ayurveda (KSA) graduated 32 certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultants in June. Fifty students are currently enrolled in the KSA’s fourth training group, and another 50 have applied for the KSA5 class. For information on the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training, available to certified (200-hour minimum) yoga teachers, click here.

Institute of Extraordinary Living formulates Kripalu Standardized Curriculum

The Institute of Extraordinary Living (IEL) and senior Kripalu faculty have formulated a Kripalu Standardized Curriculum (KSC), which will facilitate more efficient and accurate scientific research on the effects of yoga. The KSC will be finalized over the next year and may eventually be presented as a regular program at Kripalu.

Congratulations to our recent graduates of 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training!

Marjorie Ames
Christopher V. Bates
Hallie Bourne
Rose Campisi
Monica Clara
Eleanor Coghill
Chantelle Cooper
Evelyn Crow
Gregg Day
Sandra S. Denniger
Cynde Denson
Ann Marie Doyle
Beth Fryer
Deborah Gorman
Doug Greene
George Holden
Jennifer Johnston
Tawanna Kane
Debbie Ketter
Paula Levesque
Deborah Levine
Laurie Luongo
Laura Malloy
Ida Manly
Moira Anderson Miller
Kalpana Panditrao
Karin Pierce
Asha Ravari
Judy Rightmeyer
Debra Risberg
Jeanne A. Salvo
Sonja Monique Schloss
Abby Schwab
Alison Shapiro
Debra Lee Smith
Ben Spang
Yvonne Super
Pamela Joy Swift
Johanna Waters
Scot D. Wilce
Nancy Williams

Complete list of articles by this author:

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KYTA's Teaching for Diversity Program

Scenes from a Conference: More than 300 teachers attend KYTA Conference 2000

Snapshots from KYTA Conference 2001

Bindu Source Johnson shares her experience

Coverage of the 2002 KYTA Conference, Oct. 24-27

Tides Foundation awards KYTA $50,000 for yoga teachers serving diverse populations

Yoga on Tape: Reviews of yoga products created by KYTA members

Yoga on Disc and Tape

KYTA Conference 2003 in words and pictures

KYTA Conference 2004

Yoga on Disc

Kripalu implements new approach to program assisting

Complete guide to Kripalu Yoga hits the shelves

Coverage of KYTA Conference 2005

Enhancing your teaching with yoga's sister science: Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training begins in January

A sneak peek at KYTA's 2006 Yoga Teachers Conference

Yoga on Disc

Green warriors: Laura Cornell's Green Yoga Association blends yoga and ecology

Yogagaia tells the story of the universe

The yoga of laughter: Keni Fine's Sleeping Swami brings giggles and guidance to the world

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga products created by KYTA members

Changing the world in memory of a daughter: The Rachel Greene Memorial Fund

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of new yoga CDs from our members

Yoga on Disc: Reviews of CDs by KYTA Conference 2007 presenters and entertainers

Reigniting the flame: KYTA Conference 2007

New member discounts are here! Save every time you visit Kripalu

Flow states: Questions for Ed Harrold

Yoga on Disc

Yoga on Disc, Tape, and Paper

Yoga Ed. trainer awarded $150,000 grant to bring yoga to Pittsburgh public schools

Yoga Everywhere: Spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

Green Yoga Association takes new form

Yoga on Disc and on the Page: Reviews of recently released products

Yoga and the Imagination: A Q&A with Randal Williams

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

How we got to the KYTA Conference, and what we found there

Yoga Everywhere: A column spotlighting our Teaching for Diversity grant recipients

Yoga on Disc

Profile of a Cross Trainer

Seva CD 2008: The Soundtrack of Kripalu

Restorative Yoga: The Yoga of Meditation

News from the Professional Trainings Office

Deep Green Yoga

Yoga on Disc and on the Page

The State of the Training

Yoga + Ayurveda: The Perfect Formula for Balance

Edi Pasalis and the Institute for Extraordinary Living pioneer a standardized Kripalu curriculum.

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