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Kripalu School of Yoga

Student Life

When you train with the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, you benefit from a unique immersion experience in our beautiful retreat center setting. While you’re here, you develop tools to cultivate health, create community, and encourage a quest for knowledge. We offer a variety of accommodation options to support your experience and budget needs, ranging from dormitories to private rooms.

All housing options include

  • Nutritious, all-natural meals
  • Daily Kripalu Yoga, meditation, and movement classes,
    in addition to the training curriculum
  • Optional evening workshops and events
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Meditation room
  • Cafe (with wireless) and shop (with applicable
    student discounts on selected books, CDs, and DVDs)
  • Wireless lounge
  • Hiking trails, walking paths,
    and lakefront beach area
  • The best views in the Berkshires
  • Healing Arts treatments
    (additional cost).

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.