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Thank you for visiting February’s sample schedule! Kripalu’s R&R Program is available year-round, and open for registration as far in advance as you wish. Our sample schedules reflect actual times and duration of activities, with the exception of outdoor, so that you may plan your day prior to arrival. Actual schedules, including workshop topics, descriptions, and presenter, are posted here approximately two to three months in advance. To book your retreat, please call 866-200-5203 or visit kripalu.org/stay/rr-retreats

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Self-Discovery [clear filter]
Saturday, February 1
 

9:00am EST

Aligning Intentions and Actions
Defining your intentions and then living them fully and authentically can bring more balance into your life. This workshop invites you to look more clearly and truthfully at how you spend your time and energy. Discover possibilities for creating a life of more balance, harmony, and growth.

Faculty
avatar for Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan is a certified life, career, and wellness coach who has helped thousands of people make changes in all stages of their lives for more than 25 years. Founder of Prescription for Life, she is a recognized inspirational speaker, workshop leader, and program director for... Read More →


Saturday February 1, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Soul Journey
Experience a soul journey which stems from ancient shamanic practices intended to bring about deep healing and spiritual growth. As you lay comfortably on your back, you are guided through a visual meditation. Journaling afterward is a key component to help integrate the experience, so space is provided to complete this process.


Saturday February 1, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
TBA
 
Sunday, February 2
 

2:00pm EST

Discover Your Power Animal
Explore the Incan Power Animal totem and the four directions. Learn about the Serpent who teaches us that we can shed our skin and let go of the past, Jaguar who teaches us to walk with not fear, Hummingbird which teaches us to live in the sweetness of life, and Condor who invites us to rise high above and see the greater picture of our life. Be guided through a shamanic journey to discover your power animal and learn how you can walk with or call upon it to provide protection and strength in your everyday life.

Faculty

Sunday February 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Sound Sleep
Restful sleep is the foundation for overall health and well being. Often, simple adjustments to routine and lifestyle habits can have a profound impact on sleep quality. Learn and discuss Ayurvedic and Yogic self-care tools to support a more restful sleep. This workshop will end with rhythmic breathing and a guided relaxation.

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 →


Sunday February 2, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EST
TBA
 
Wednesday, February 5
 

9:00am EST

The Generative Life
What makes life meaningful? Research from the fields of spiritual inquiry, positive psychology, mind/body medicine, and poetry all point toward the same learning. We must offer our deepest passions, our creative hearts, and our generous spirits to build a life that holds meaning over time.

Faculty
avatar for Maria Sirois

Maria Sirois

Maria Sirois, PsyD, is a Positive Psychologist and seminar leader who teaches internationally at the intersection of resilience and flourishing. Known for her wisdom, authenticity, and rampant humor, she brings invigorating practices and perspectives to corporate and nonprofit audiences... Read More →


Wednesday February 5, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA
 
Friday, February 7
 

9:00am EST

Everyday Tarot: Increasing Your Intuition
Learn to read the Tarot as an intuitive tool to understand your emotions, feelings and life’s decisions. Be your own guide and become more aware of the subtle realms in which we live.


Friday February 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 8
 

2:00pm EST

Inisght Writing
Discover new insights your own writing can reveal about your innermost aspirations, needs, and gifts that can lead to clarity and contentment

Saturday February 8, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Everybody Has a Story
This playful workshop gives you a chance to recall and share stories from your life. There’s no pressure to share, but all are supported in that process. Come experience the fun of hearing others’ stories—and telling your own!

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 →


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

2:00pm EST

Attitude of Gratitude
There are many ways to express and embody gratitude, and research shows that intentionally focusing on and expressing appreciation for what you have improves quality of life. Learn practices that help you develop an awareness of appreciating small everyday experiences, boosting your happiness levels and decreasing stress and depression

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 →


Sunday February 9, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
TBA
 
Tuesday, February 11
 

9:00am EST

Love is the Answer
The path to supporting a kinder, more compassionate world begins with loving and nurturing ourselves. This workshop is designed help you shed the burden of self-judgment and fear by opening yourself up to the gifts of gratitude, forgiveness, compassion, and joy—transcending from fear and judgement to love and acceptance.

Faculty
avatar for Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan is a certified life, career, and wellness coach who has helped thousands of people make changes in all stages of their lives for more than 25 years. Founder of Prescription for Life, she is a recognized inspirational speaker, workshop leader, and program director for... Read More →


Tuesday February 11, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA
 
Friday, February 14
 

9:00am EST

Riding the Wave: Finding Emotional Balance
The way we manage our emotions can either be a great hindrance or can be a great help to us. In this workshop, explore and practice an accessible tool that can enhance your capacity to manage difficult emotional experiences with greater ease.


Friday February 14, 2020 9:00am - 9:00am EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 15
 

9:00am EST

Pathways to Presence
What happens when you slow down, pause, and settle into the moment? Come discuss the power of focused attention and learn specific steps to awaken pathways to connect to the present moment.

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 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA
 
Monday, February 17
 

9:00am EST

Falling in Love with Life Again
How do you find the heart to re-engage with the world even when you are in pain or caring for those in pain? Through the poetic and wisdom traditions, you can recapture your capacity to go back into the world enlivened.

Faculty

Monday February 17, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA
 
Tuesday, February 18
 

9:00am EST

Cultivating Clarity: Intro to Mindfulness
This workshop introduces you to the art and science of mindfulness and its power to bring clarity, calm, and connection into your daily life.

Faculty
avatar for Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a trusted leader in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy. A seasoned facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience, Janna is a 1000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a certified... Read More →


Tuesday February 18, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

2:00pm EST

Garden of Intentions
If your life was a garden, what would you see growing? Fruitful vegetation? Or lots of weeds? Finding your true dharma, or life's work, begins with setting an intention. When we plant the seeds of intention, infinite possibilities await.

Faculty
avatar for Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan is a certified life, career, and wellness coach who has helped thousands of people make changes in all stages of their lives for more than 25 years. Founder of Prescription for Life, she is a recognized inspirational speaker, workshop leader, and program director for... Read More →


Tuesday February 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
 
Wednesday, February 19
 

9:00am EST

Grief, Loss, and Renewal
The experience of loss is one of the most universal human experiences, yet the process of grief is uniquely personal. How do we receive comfort during times of deep sorrow? Yogic philosophy teaches us how to become present in each moment and offers us a powerful model for experiencing all layers of grief.


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

2:00pm EST

Gratitude Journaling
What are you thankful for? What fills you with appreciation and grace? A gratitude journal allows us to contemplate and articulate these questions on a daily basis. Share your gratitude with others in a safe, supportive space and receive prompts to sustain this rejuvenating practice at home.

Faculty
avatar for Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper, MFA, is the author of A Thousand and One Nights, an autobiographical novel about singers at sea. Her prose has appeared in Writing Fire, Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, The Believer, and other literary publications. Lara taught writing at Rutgers University for... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
 
Friday, February 21
 

9:00am EST

Everyday Tarot: Increasing Your Intuition
Learn to read the Tarot as an intuitive tool to understand your emotions, feelings and life’s decisions. Be your own guide and become more aware of the subtle realms in which we live.


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA

9:00am EST

The Gift of Self-Care
Life can present moments of great challenge. How can you be both gentle with yourself and cultivate sustainable lifestyle change? This workshop investigates the literal meaning of Kripalu and how to use mindfulness as the key to transformation. Let the body return to its inherent inner wisdom in this experiential journey into self-care, self-nurturance, and self-support.


Friday February 21, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EST
TBA
 
Saturday, February 22
 

2:00pm EST

Chakras and the Law of Attraction
Chakras, the renewable energy centers in your body, affect how you function mentally, physically, and spiritually. Learn simple, gentle and fun ways to balance the chakras and combine chakra work with the Law of Attraction to create the healthy, fulfilling life you desire.

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 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
TBA

7:30pm EST

Everybody Has a Story
This playful workshop gives you a chance to recall and share stories from your life. There’s no pressure to share, but all are supported in that process. Come experience the fun of hearing others’ stories—and telling your own!

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 →


Saturday February 22, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
TBA
 
Friday, February 28
 

9:00am EST

Compassion is the Highest Prayer
The word Kripalu means “being compassionate." How can you practice compassion toward yourself and others in ways that eases your daily journey? Come create simple strategies to live life with more relaxation and ease through the grace of compassion.


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