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Saturday, February 1
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Liza Bertini

Liza Bertini

Liza Bertini, MS, E-RYT 500, is a yoga and mindfulness educator, personal development coach and leadership trainer. For the past 15 years, Liza has been teaching, coaching, and creating experiences to help people live healthy, mindful and meaningful lives. As a workshop presenter... Read More →


Saturday February 1, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA

2:00pm EST

Mindful-Minute Meditations
Do you want to experience less stress and more ease? Would you like to feel more grounded and balanced? If so, come learn five different one-minute meditations. In just 60 seconds of mindfulness practice, you begin to cultivate a clearer, more easeful, and calm presence.

Faculty
avatar for Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster, RYT500, is a 1000-hour certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Mindful Outdoor Guide. Tracy’s intention is to lead yoga and meditation experiences that nurture and support connection to presence, well-being, gratitude and joy. The invitation is to breathe, release and feel... Read More →


Saturday February 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
 
Monday, February 3
 

7:30pm EST

Himalayan Bowl Sound Meditation
Relax and end the day with the harmonic sounds of antique Himalayan bowls. Experience a deep meditative state with the warm and gentle tones of these ancient instruments.

Faculty
avatar for Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach performs and teaches sound meditation using a large collection of antique Himalayan Bowls. His background as a vocal coach, Voice Dialogue counselor, and sound designer informs his approach to creating contemplative and therapeutic soundscapes. He studies Sonic Theology... Read More →


Monday February 3, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA
 
Tuesday, February 4
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty

Tuesday February 4, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Thursday, February 6
 

11:00am EST

Coming Home to Yourself
Body scanning is a simple, powerful and healing form of meditation practice. Come home to yourself through the art of intentionally and systematically tuning in to your body in order to cultivate attention and experience the present moment.

Faculty
avatar for Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who hosts yoga programs, delivers dynamic and motivational workshops, and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment, expression, and movement... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
TBA

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Yuval Samburski

Yuval Samburski

Yuval Samburski, born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel, currently lives in NYC. His interests and explorations include: performing arts, singing, dancing, acting, photographic, and sculpture. Yuval has appeared in films and on stage in NY and DC. He holds a degree in Music Technology... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Body Scan Meditation
Come enjoy this ancient body-centered concentration practice that eases you into a meditative state. Learn this simple technique for increased clarity of mind and greater inner awareness. Perfect for first time meditators.

Faculty
avatar for Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson leads workshops in meditation and mindfulness, stress reduction, and her primary work, the power of the voice. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, Bhavani has practiced and led meditation for more than 40 years, and has taught in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Iceland... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
TBA
 
Friday, February 7
 

7:30pm EST

Himalayan Bowl Sound Meditation
Relax and end the day with the harmonic sounds of antique Himalayan bowls. Experience a deep meditative state with the warm and gentle tones of these ancient instruments.

Faculty
avatar for Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach performs and teaches sound meditation using a large collection of antique Himalayan Bowls. His background as a vocal coach, Voice Dialogue counselor, and sound designer informs his approach to creating contemplative and therapeutic soundscapes. He studies Sonic Theology... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 8
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Heidi E. Spear

Heidi E. Spear

Heidi Spear, MA, ABD, is an author, workshop presenter, Reiki master, and Kripalu-trained yoga and meditation teacher who has been on the Kripalu R&R faculty since 2008. Heidi has taught meditation and creative workshops to individual clients and groups of more than 600 people, to... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Monday, February 10
 

11:00am EST

Straight to the Heart: Metta Meditation
Through a series of well-wishing blessings and loving-kindness open your heart to yourself and to others, creating an intimate and compassionate inner relationship with the self. This can dissolve walls between your heart and the world around you, restoring humanity and compassion when your mind may feel like a battlefield.

Faculty
avatar for Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who hosts yoga programs, delivers dynamic and motivational workshops, and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment, expression, and movement... Read More →


Monday February 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
TBA
 
Tuesday, February 11
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Tuesday February 11, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Wednesday, February 12
 

11:00am EST

Reflections on Your Inner World
Below the surface of everyday life is a vast reservoir of wisdom and knowledge, an accumulation of life experiences. Meditation and journaling can help you listen deeply, giving a voice to your inner landscape.

Faculty
avatar for Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who hosts yoga programs, delivers dynamic and motivational workshops, and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment, expression, and movement... Read More →


Wednesday February 12, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
TBA
 
Thursday, February 13
 

11:00am EST

Tonglen: Turning Pain into Peace
Tonglen is a Buddhist practice of offering compassion toward oneself when in pain.  It includes offering compassion to all others who are suffering in the same way as you:  physically ill, mentally distraught, and/or emotionally in pain.  In this workshop we will alchemize the pain using this traditional practice leaving you feeling more peaceful and unburdened than when you began.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Thursday February 13, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
TBA

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen, RYT, is a certified yoga teacher and outdoor guide for Kripalu R&R Retreats and other Kripalu programs.


Thursday February 13, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Compassionate Companion
Everyone longs for a best friend to hold space for whatever life brings up, without judgment. In this workshop, learn how to become your own compassionate companion. With a focus on labeling and a specific meditation tool, you can identify what is happening in the moment with kindness. Everyone can learn to do this; the key is awareness without judgment.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Thursday February 13, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 15
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Jess Frey

Jess Frey

Jess Frey, E-RYT 1,000, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and a former Intern for the Kripalu School of Yoga and the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. A Kripalu faculty member, she teaches classes and workshops for Kripalu R&R programs and the Kripalu School of Yoga. As a passionate... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Sunday, February 16
 

7:30pm EST

Himalayan Bowl Sound Meditation
Relax and end the day with the harmonic sounds of antique Himalayan bowls. Experience a deep meditative state with the warm and gentle tones of these ancient instruments.

Faculty
avatar for Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach performs and teaches sound meditation using a large collection of antique Himalayan Bowls. His background as a vocal coach, Voice Dialogue counselor, and sound designer informs his approach to creating contemplative and therapeutic soundscapes. He studies Sonic Theology... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA
 
Monday, February 17
 

2:00pm EST

Mindful-Minute Meditations
Do you want to experience less stress and more ease? Would you like to feel more grounded and balanced? If so, come learn five different one-minute meditations. In just 60 seconds of mindfulness practice, you begin to cultivate a clearer, more easeful, and calm presence.

Faculty
avatar for Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster, RYT500, is a 1000-hour certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Mindful Outdoor Guide. Tracy’s intention is to lead yoga and meditation experiences that nurture and support connection to presence, well-being, gratitude and joy. The invitation is to breathe, release and feel... Read More →


Monday February 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
 
Tuesday, February 18
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who hosts yoga programs, delivers dynamic and motivational workshops, and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment, expression, and movement... Read More →


Tuesday February 18, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Wednesday, February 19
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty

Wednesday February 19, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST

7:30pm EST

Abundant Energy
Discover an invigorating energy from meditative techniques to prepare for the months ahead. Cultivate gratitude through meditation, pranayama, and visualization that help transition from the external energies of summer to the inner focus of autumn.

Faculty
avatar for Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a teacher and faculty member at Kripalu and the recording artist on the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants. Vandita has balanced family, self-care, and a career in yoga and health for more... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
TBA
 
Thursday, February 20
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Faculty
avatar for Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a teacher and faculty member at Kripalu and the recording artist on the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants. Vandita has balanced family, self-care, and a career in yoga and health for more... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 22
 

11:00am EST

Meridian Sound Meditation
Faculty
avatar for Kimberly Coleman

Kimberly Coleman

Kimberly Coleman, LMT RYT 500, is a Healing practitioner who enjoys assisting others in personal transformation. In 1993, she started her healing journey as a Massage Therapist specializing in energy work & Facilitation. She has long been fascinated by people's ability to heal, and... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am EST
TBA

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Heidi E. Spear

Heidi E. Spear

Heidi Spear, MA, ABD, is an author, workshop presenter, Reiki master, and Kripalu-trained yoga and meditation teacher who has been on the Kripalu R&R faculty since 2008. Heidi has taught meditation and creative workshops to individual clients and groups of more than 600 people, to... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Sunday, February 23
 

7:30pm EST

Himalayan Bowl Sound Meditation
Relax and end the day with the harmonic sounds of antique Himalayan bowls. Experience a deep meditative state with the warm and gentle tones of these ancient instruments.

Faculty
avatar for Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach performs and teaches sound meditation using a large collection of antique Himalayan Bowls. His background as a vocal coach, Voice Dialogue counselor, and sound designer informs his approach to creating contemplative and therapeutic soundscapes. He studies Sonic Theology... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA
 
Tuesday, February 25
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Heidi E. Spear

Heidi E. Spear

Heidi Spear, MA, ABD, is an author, workshop presenter, Reiki master, and Kripalu-trained yoga and meditation teacher who has been on the Kripalu R&R faculty since 2008. Heidi has taught meditation and creative workshops to individual clients and groups of more than 600 people, to... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA
 
Wednesday, February 26
 

9:00am EST

BRFWA Meditation
Do you want to experience less stress and more ease? Would you like to feel more grounded and balanced? If so, come learn five different one-minute meditations. In just 60 seconds of mindfulness practice, you begin to cultivate a clearer, more easeful, and calm presence.

Faculty
avatar for Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster, RYT500, is a 1000-hour certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Mindful Outdoor Guide. Tracy’s intention is to lead yoga and meditation experiences that nurture and support connection to presence, well-being, gratitude and joy. The invitation is to breathe, release and feel... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Monthly Community Meditation and Sound Healing
More Information to Come!

Faculty
avatar for Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach

Rudra Bach performs and teaches sound meditation using a large collection of antique Himalayan Bowls. His background as a vocal coach, Voice Dialogue counselor, and sound designer informs his approach to creating contemplative and therapeutic soundscapes. He studies Sonic Theology... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA
 
Thursday, February 27
 

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Heidi E. Spear

Heidi E. Spear

Heidi Spear, MA, ABD, is an author, workshop presenter, Reiki master, and Kripalu-trained yoga and meditation teacher who has been on the Kripalu R&R faculty since 2008. Heidi has taught meditation and creative workshops to individual clients and groups of more than 600 people, to... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Energize Your Body with Chinese Self-Massage
Come learn a self-massage practice that you can use any time to kick start the healing energy of your body. This simple and easy ancient Chinese Qi-gung practice of self-massage and meridian tapping, called Do-in.

Faculty
avatar for Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson leads workshops in meditation and mindfulness, stress reduction, and her primary work, the power of the voice. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, Bhavani has practiced and led meditation for more than 40 years, and has taught in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Iceland... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
TBA
 
Friday, February 28
 

9:00am EST

Expressions from Within
Through guided meditation and journaling exercises, learn to pause, listen, and access the secret language and wisdom of your body and connect to your individual truth.

Faculty
avatar for Jess Frey

Jess Frey

Jess Frey, E-RYT 1,000, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and a former Intern for the Kripalu School of Yoga and the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. A Kripalu faculty member, she teaches classes and workshops for Kripalu R&R programs and the Kripalu School of Yoga. As a passionate... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

2:00pm EST

Musical Melting
Sound and music can help the body enter meditative states of deep relaxation. Come experience a body awareness scan to open up the sound channels in your body as you relax deeply to sweet mantras and lullabies.

Faculty

Friday February 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 29
 

9:00am EST

Dharana: Awakening Awareness
In Patanjali's eight-limbed path of yoga, dharana is the initial stage of meditation which invites us to focus and attune attention. Discuss, learn, and experience tools and practices of active observation to increase awareness of self and the world around you.

Faculty
avatar for Jess Frey

Jess Frey

Jess Frey, E-RYT 1,000, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and a former Intern for the Kripalu School of Yoga and the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. A Kripalu faculty member, she teaches classes and workshops for Kripalu R&R programs and the Kripalu School of Yoga. As a passionate... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

12:45pm EST

Meditation
Meditation is a process, an inner journey of noticing. Learn established techniques for the art of meditation and explore ways to deepen the practice.

Faculty
avatar for Jess Frey

Jess Frey

Jess Frey, E-RYT 1,000, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and a former Intern for the Kripalu School of Yoga and the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living. A Kripalu faculty member, she teaches classes and workshops for Kripalu R&R programs and the Kripalu School of Yoga. As a passionate... Read More →


Saturday February 29, 2020 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
TBA