Illuminating Your Practice with the Wisdom of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Yoganand Michael Carroll, E-RYT500, IAYT, is Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga. Through many years of intensive study and practice, Yoganand has gained a profound ability to distill and interpret esoteric yoga texts and…
Full Bio & Programs
For all levels; min. 6 months yoga experience recommended; for guests 18 and older.
The foremost text in the hatha yoga tradition is the 14th-century Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Swami Kripalu praised it as a core text of the yoga that he practiced and in his later years published a commentary on its teachings.
This program explores techniques and ways of seeing that have largely disappeared from today’s hatha yoga practices, which have evolved significantly through centuries of social and political forces. The teachings of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika can be very enriching to contemporary practitioners seeking a spiritual path. In addition, each session of this retreat begins with a teaching from the text that adds insight to the practice of asana and pranayama. The daily schedule includes
- Early-morning internal practices
- Late-morning pranayama and energy-raising practices
- An integrative afternoon practice.
Learn to practice in an active way that raises questions, allows you to apply the teachings, and helps you move beyond the obstacles of fear and doubt that have perpetually challenged yogis and yoginis.
- 31.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge
- 31.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
Take this program together with the one below and save $ 56:
Dec 27–29The Mystical Path of Yoga
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
- $595 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
- $908 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