The Wisdom of Yoga and the Art of Extraordinary Living
Stephen Cope, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, the largest yoga research institute in the West. He is author of several best-selling books,…
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Can ordinary people live extraordinary lives? Yogis believe that we can. Join author, psychotherapist, and yoga teacher Stephen Cope and delve into the heart of yoga, a millennia-old wisdom tradition organized around a systematic investigation of this question.
The most succinct exposition of the yoga tradition is found in a 2,000-year-old scripture called the Yoga Sutras, written by the sage Patanjali. In this program, we examine the principles and practices of extraordinary living expounded in this ancient work and their relevance for the contemporary yoga practitioner. We explore Patanjali’s eight-limbed path of yoga through the philosophy and psychology of classical yoga, and spend at least two hours a day in posture practice. Through this blend of lecture and practice, we look at the nature of the mind, the roots of suffering, and the possibility of living at the maximum potential of your body, mind, and spirit.
- 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More