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Kripalu School of Yoga

Student Life

A hallmark of the Kripalu experience is that students live and learn in an internationally recognized retreat atmosphere. The immersion training experience is supported by

  • An award-winning meal plan, featuring vegetarian, nonvegetarian, Ayurvedic-influenced, and vegan options; find out more about the Kripalu Kitchen
  • Whirlpool and sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Lakefront access and facilities
  • Kripalu lawns, garden, and walking and hiking trails
  • Comfortable relaxation and study areas
  • Meditation room and personal yoga space
  • The Kripalu Cafe, with 24-hour Wi-fi access.

For more general information about Kripalu, please visit guest information.

Sample Daily Schedule

The schedule of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainings is designed to provide an intensive, experiential exploration of yoga philosophy, practice, and teaching techniques. Given Yoga Alliance requirements, all students are required to attend all sessions, without exception. A typical daily schedule is as follows:

200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training—View sample schedule.

6:00–7:45 am Sadhana
Morning yoga practice is your opportunity to go within and have a personal experience while observing the teaching styles and approaches of a variety of experienced teachers.

8:00–8:30 am Breakfast

9:00–11:45 am Program Session
Program sessions will include techniques for postures and pranayama; teaching methodology for leading a Kripalu Yoga class and assisting students in postures; exposure to yogic philosophy; anatomy and physiology; and practice to support your emerging skills as a teacher.

11:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch

2:00–4:00 pm Program Session

4:15–6:00 pm Yoga Practice
Afternoon yoga practice is designed to reinforce posture alignment details and teaching methodology while providing opportunities to assist yoga students and deepen your own practice.

6:00–7:00 pm Dinner

7:30–9:00 pm Evening Session (as scheduled) and homework time

Note Programs begin at 7:00 pm on opening night and end by noon on the final day. Monthlong sessions typically have one day off each week. There are no full days off in the programs formatted as two 12-day sessions. The above schedule is subject to change.

500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training—View sample schedule.

6:30–8:00 am Sadhana
Morning yoga practice is your opportunity to go within and have a personal experience while observing the teaching styles and approaches of a variety of experienced teachers.

8:00–9:00 am Breakfast

9:00–11:30 am Program Session
Program sessions will include techniques for postures and pranayama; teaching methodology for leading a Kripalu Yoga class and assisting students in postures; exposure to yogic philosophy; anatomy and physiology; and practice to support your emerging skills as a teacher.

11:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch

1:30–4:00 pm Program Session

4:15–6:00 pm Yoga Practice
Afternoon yoga practice is designed to reinforce posture alignment details and teaching methodology while providing opportunities to assist yoga students and deepen your own practice.

6:00–7:00 pm Dinner

7:00–9:00 pm Evening Session (as scheduled) and homework time

Note Programs begin at 7:00 pm on opening night and end by noon on the final day. The above schedule is subject to change.