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Summer 2006

by our members

Announcements, offerings and classifieds from and of interest to our members.
Deadline for Yoga Notes for the Summer 2006 issue is May 15. E-mail or write to KYTA, P.O. Box 793, Lenox, MA 01240.

The long-awaited new book from Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence Stephen Cope will be released by Bantam in June.The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living is the story of how six mildly neurotic but dedicated seekers negotiate the complexities of the most important treatise on classical yoga, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The book has already been hailed by leaders in the field as "masterful," "unforgettable," and "absolutely essential for contemporary yogis who wish to go deeper into the possibilities of practice and of life." Excerpts and ordering information will be online in early April at Stephen will also offer Friday evening's keynote at the KYTA Conference, October 19-22. His talk, Tanglewood Tales: Yogis with Violins, will explore the question of how we can live an optimal life, through the prism of Stephen's experience teaching yoga and meditation to world-class musicians at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Welcome, Om City Yoga! Kripalu-certified instructor Dee Greenberg opened her studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on New Year's Day 2006. Her mission is to create an environment where beginners will feel comfortable and students at all levels can practice. Visit or email

Beautiful southwest France is the setting for Creative Journey from the Inside Out, a workshop with artist, Kripalu Yoga teacher, and KYTA member Karen Arp-Sandel, April 17-21 and 24-28. Visit

New World Library has published a new and expanded edition of KYTA member Lisa Sarasohn's hara-charging book, The Woman's Belly Book. Visit

Patsy Gaetano and Gloria Drayer host a yoga retreat at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort, Mexico, May 5-7. Includes yoga classes and unlimited use of the mineral spring baths. E-mail or 505-275-6638.

A growing network of Christian teachers of yoga have launched a new website providing resources and references for interested practitioners. Visit

Kripalu Yoga teacher Joy LeVine Abrams and art teacher Gay Schempp join up to offer The Flexible Painter, an art and yoga retreat in Tuscany, September 19-28. Instruction in watercolor, creative journaling, drawing, and yoga, plus excursions to Florence, Siena, and San Gimignano. E-mail

Kripalu faculty member and yoga teacher Father Thomas Ryan has a new book, The Sacred Art of Fasting: Beginning to Practice, which examines the fasting rituals of six world religions. Available at or 800-962-4544.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Kathy Kali wants YOU to share your laugh-out-loud stories of teaching yoga. Send your funny stories from "the teacher's mat" to Kathy at and look for them in an upcoming Yoga Bulletin.

Winter 2005 Notes

KYTA member Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, offers a five-day LifeForce Yoga Healing Intensive and Training, January 7-12, 2006, at Rex Ranch near Tuscon, Arizona. Psychotherapists and yoga teachers will learn techniques to help clients focus, relax, and gain greater access to their feelings. CEUs available. Visit

KYTA member Virginia Ellen has published a new edition of her book Sacred Heart Yoga: A Personal Resurrection Into Love. Visit

A week of yoga, meditation, and outdoor adventure on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, hosted by KYTA members Emily Garrett and John McCown, is set for March 25-April 1, 2006.Visit or call 802-862-3591.

Kripalu-affiliated studio in Boston seeks new director: Small, centrally located urban studio, in business since 1997, needs new owner/director by January 15, 2006. E-mail or call 978-465-3991.

KYTA member Teryl Lundquist invites women of all ages to take a Journey of the Feminine Spirit to Mexico's Yucatan, April 27-May 4, 2006.. E-mail or call 719-477-9511.

Join Kripalu Yoga teacher Josephine Russell for a two-week retreat in Samoa next summer or a retreat in Vermont in April 2006. Call 603-352-1684.

Bhumi Harriet Russell, a former director of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, will lead a weeklong yoga and shiatsu vacation at Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica, February 11-18, 2006. Special discounts for yoga teachers; bring four others and receive $225 off your cost. Some Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. Visit or or call 440-226-6366.

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Kathy Kali wants YOU to share your laugh-out-loud stories of teaching yoga. Kathy writes: "When I sent out a group e-mail recently about a gentle yoga class I was teaching at a local corporation, I overlooked a spell check correction and informed the employees that I would be teaching a Genital Yoga Class during the lunch hour. You can imagine the response. As a Kripalu Yoga teacher and mental health professional, I've come to appreciate the ways in which our experiences are woven together through humor." You're invited to participate in weaving this thread of humor through our community of teachers. Send your funny stories from "the teacher's mat" to Kathy at and look for them in an upcoming Yoga Bulletin.

Complete list of articles by this author:

Yoga Notes

Hot off the Mat: KYTA members share their stories

The Studio Space

Hot Off the Mat: KYTA members share their stories

The Teaching for Diversity Issue: Six Stories of Transformation

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