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December 26–28, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights
Continuing Education Credits

The Wisdom of Yoga and the Art of Extraordinary Living

Stephen Cope
Stephen Cope

Stephen Cope, MSW, Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Yoga and the Quest for the…
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For everyone.

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.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 8 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
  • 8 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge