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Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18–20, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Dancing with the Spirits: Celebrate Spring!

Catherine Calderon, Paul Calderon, and Ronnie Roc

Experience the deep, soul-shaking effects of opening to your internal rhythms and responding to the call of music and drums. Catherine Calderon blends an ecstatic celebration of drumming and dancing with the reflective, relaxing, and cleansing aspects of yoga in a program that offers you the opportunity to free your spirit. more …

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
April 20–25, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

SomaSoul® Facilitation: The Art of Being and Doing

Dan Leven

For people who have attended at least one other SomaSoul Training module. SomaSoul Somatic Expressive Therapy is a mind-body healing modality that integrates the power of Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy with the heart of spiritual practice and the freedom of the expressive arts. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
April 25–27, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Journey Dance™: You Are the Prayer

Toni Bergins and Adam Sutton

This program offers a sacred invitation to release and heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering that’s been holding you back. The truth of who you really are lives deep within you. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26–30, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

Watercolor Landscape: The Spirit of Adventure

Ann K. Lindsay

Our yearning to connect with the world and express its beauty is natural and vital. Painting watercolor landscapes offers us a way to experience that connection. more …

May 26–30, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

Word Walks

Lara Tupper

Soak in fresh air and new writing ideas in the scenic Berkshire hills. Just as Henry David Thoreau did his best thinking while sauntering through the Massachusetts woods, this workshop offers you the opportunity to be guided by the beauty of Kripalu’s grounds, classic poems and essays on nature, and creative writing exercises designed to cultivate awareness. more …

Friday, June 6, 2014

June 6–8, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Writing Through the Chakras

Dani Shapiro and Stephen Cope

In the first offering of this groundbreaking workshop, yoga and writing are seamlessly woven together by two masters of their craft. If our stories are housed within our bodies, then the seven chakras are unique gateways to the tales that live within us. more …

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
June 8–13, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training: Chakra Fusion, Module 2

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

For students who have completed Module 1. Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training Chakra Fusion Module 2 pulls everything together. After six weeks of at-home practice following completion of Module 1, you return to offer full hour-long Let Your Yoga Dance classes to your peers in a safe and supportive setting. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Yoga Alliance, and Social Workers.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

June 15–20, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Wild Hips, Gypsy Heart: Belly Dance as Self-Empowerment

Melina of Daughters of Rhea

For women; beginners are welcome. Unleash your primal energies and learn to move your hips in a million ways as Melina shares her family’s ancient belly-dance secrets. more …

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22–27, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Sharing Your Life Story: From the Page to the Stage

Ann Randolph

Everything in your life, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story waiting to be told. This workshop is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story. more …

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3–6, 2014 Thursday–Sunday 3 nights

Tribal Jam! Moving with the Rhythm

Toni Bergins, Shaun Laframboise, Allison Gemmel Laframboise, and KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers

Move and drum with the rhythm. Explore the funk in the sacred and the sacred in the funk. Raise your vibration, increase your joy, and settle into a deep state of peace. more …

July 3–6, 2014 Thursday–Sunday 3 nights

Unmasking Your Soul: Renew Yourself Through Painting and Collage

Linda Novick

When we were children, we delighted in painting, and in cutting and pasting images on paper. We expressed ourselves with abandon and without self-judgment. more …

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 6–9, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Salsa and Yoga: Relax, Renew, and Cut Loose

Catherine Calderon and Paul Calderon

Return to a state of ease and inner peace through yoga, and then roll up your mat, hit the dance floor, and free your spirit to the intoxicating rhythms of salsa! more …

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 13–18, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Creative Writing Sampler: A Week of Practice and Play

Heather Sellers

Expand your writing practice and deepen your powers of focus by tapping into new, creative, healthy habits. This program is for brand-new beginners, rusty old-timers, and anyone who wants to enjoy writing more. more …

July 13–18, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Harmonica-Based Mindfulness™: Reduce Stress and Play Blues, Rock, and Folk Instantly!

David Harp

Could you benefit from a unique and joyful way to begin or deepen a mindfulness or yoga practice? What better way to focus on breathing—a basic element of yoga, mindfulness, and many stress-reduction methods—than with the inhalations and exhalations of a catchy rhythm on a harmonica? more …

Continuing Education Credits
July 13–18, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Let Your Yoga Dance®: Teacher Training for Special Populations

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Thousands of people yearn to move their bodies, dance, and do yoga—the elderly; people with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or Alzheimer’s; breast cancer survivors; and others with special needs who may feel marginalized and unable to move as freely as they would like. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, Social Workers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20–25, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Drawing Closer to Nature

Peter London

Spend a week in the beauty of the Berkshires, discovering and savoring the wonder of summer flowers and fields, lush forests, and sparkling streams, and creating art from what you see. more …

Friday, July 25, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
July 25–27, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Wild and Wise Women's Festival: Let Your Yoga Dance®!

Megha Nancy Buttenheim and Diane Kovanda

For women. Run like the wind to this second annual multigenerational goddess gathering. Bring your mother, daughter, cousin, aunt, friends, partner, boss, client, employee, and colleagues to dance your yoga and enjoy your power and grace as women. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 27–August 1, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

JourneyDance™ Teacher Training Intensive: Module 1

Toni Bergins

For dance enthusiasts, including yoga teachers, dance instructors, and movement therapists. Take a powerful and transformative journey as you dance your fiery rhythmic beats, rise and fall in waves of melodic passionate pulsation, dive into the ocean of your emotions, and inspire your heart to lead you and share its secrets. more …

Sunday, August 3, 2014

August 3–8, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Art of The Creative Process: A Workshop for Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Visual Artists

Robert Fritz

For all levels. Designed to supercharge your creative process, this workshop focuses on writing, theater, screenplay structure, keys to innovation, form, and the best way to position yourself as a creator. more …

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
August 17–24, 2014 Sunday–Sunday 7 nights

Shake Your Soul® Teacher Training: The Yoga of Dance

Dan Leven

A favorite experience of many guests who visit Kripalu is taking noon dance with Dan Leven. People in his classes often say, “I’ve never had so much fun,” “What a joyful way to exercise,” and “I wish this was offered in my community. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24–29, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Passion, Life, and Dance: A Soul Motion™ Retreat

Jovinna Chan

Discover yourself as you dance! This is the invitation of inspired movement teacher Jovinna Chan and her Soul Motion retreat. Offering transformation and fun in equal measure, this workshop is designed for seasoned dancers and self-proclaimed “non-dancers” alike. more …

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29–September 1, 2014 Friday–Monday 3 nights

The Mystery of Soul: Embodiment, Sensuality, and the Sacred

Thomas Moore, Sera Beak, Maria Sirois, Dan Leven, and Kristi Williamson

“Now I occupy my soul and all my energy in its service; I no longer tend the herd, nor have I any other work now that my every act is love.” —John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle Lose yourself in the service of love as you explore the mystery of soul in all its uniqueness and embodied sensuality. more …

Continuing Education Credits
August 29–September 1, 2014 Friday–Monday 3 nights

Women's Playful Heart: A Retreat for Creative and Inspired Living

Coby Kozlowski and Toni Bergins

For all women. Let go into a wild, playful romp of delightful devotion, passionate movement, music, storytelling, and spiritual transformation. Coby Kozlowski and Toni Bergins invite you to an ecstatic celebration of Self. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, and Athletic Trainers.

Friday, September 5, 2014

September 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

A Zentangle Weekend

Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas

What happens when a quirky artist gets together with a Renaissance guy who lived as a Zen monk? A new art form is born, of course! Zentangle is a worldwide phenomenon of creativity. more …

September 5–7, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Harmonium Intensive: Beginning Harmonium for Kirtan

Daniel Tucker

For yoga teachers, aspiring chanters, and everyone who enjoys music and loves to sing. Let this in-depth, hands-on workshop launch your musical practice and provide a solid foundation for your harmonium playing and kirtan singing. more …

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 14–19, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Let Your Yoga Dance® Teacher Training: Chakra Fusion, Module 1

Megha Nancy Buttenheim

Give yourself the gift of a lifetime: living in joy, grace in motion, and the dance of your own creativity. Let Your Yoga Dance Teacher Training is the first and only chakra yoga-based dance training of its kind. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Yoga Alliance, Social Workers, and Athletic Trainers.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
September 28–October 3, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

The Expressive Body and the Contemplative Mind: A SomaSoul® Workshop

Dan Leven

For healing professionals, those interested in becoming healing professionals, and anyone interested in personal and spiritual growth. SomaSoul Somatic Expressive Therapy is a mind-body healing modality that integrates the power of Body-Centered Gestalt Psychotherapy with the heart of spiritual practice and the freedom of the expressive arts. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Massage and Body Workers.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 3–5, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Writing Down the Light: A Conscious Retelling of Your Life's Story

Joan Borysenko

The stories we habitually tell ourselves change our brain circuitry, our relationships, and our path through the world. They can elevate life to heaven on earth, or drop us unceremoniously into the fire. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Psychologists.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 5–8, 2014 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Yoga of Voice: Awaken Your Authentic Expression

Jurian Hughes

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. —June Jordan, poet and activist One of our innate desires and developmental tasks as human beings is to discover our authentic voice and to share it generously with the world. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13–17, 2014 Monday–Friday 4 nights

Painting and Yoga in the Berkshires

Linda Novick

Do you have an artist living inside you, yearning to express? This workshop offers you the chance to let go and paint. Come explore your creative side in a supportive, non-competitive environment where you can experiment with watercolors, pastels, and collage. more …

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
October 19–24, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

Art and Yoga Teacher Training

Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa

For yoga teachers, artists, healers, therapists, and everyone interested in the healing power of yoga and art. If you are a yoga teacher, come learn creative arts exercises to deepen your students’ experience. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers, and Yoga Alliance.
October 19–24, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

How to Hear Your Inner Self: A Proprioceptive Writing® Immersion

Linda Trichter Metcalf and Tobin Simon

What does it mean to really hear yourself? Unlike ordinary hearing, it facilitates knowing yourself differently than you ever have before. Following certain simple rules while you write opens a gate to this blissful realm. more …

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Continuing Education Credits
November 2–7, 2014 Sunday–Friday 5 nights

JourneyDance™ Module 2 Training: Structures and Rituals

Toni Bergins

Enhance your professional JourneyDance capacities by embodying the rituals, structures, and musical/movement scores, and new techniques that support your facilitation of this transformational practice. more …

This program is eligible for CE credits for Athletic Trainers.

Friday, November 14, 2014

November 14–16, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life

Dani Shapiro

Resistance, courage, persistence, patience, coping with the inner censor (that whispering voice telling you that you can’t write)—these are all part of the writer’s life. more …