We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the Sustaining Phase

We’re in the sustaining phase. If you’ve taken a 200-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training (KYTT) in the last decade or two, chances are good that the word “sustain” may conjure up some pleasant (and perhaps not-so-pleasant) memories of a bridge pose that you held for 20,...
Speaking Our Truth

Speaking Our Truth

“Speak your truth.” It sounds straightforward enough. Not usually easy, though. Any number of things hold us back. Fear of rejection. Fear of confrontation. Fear it may make things worse. Fear of regret. Essentially…fear. It’s always fear of something. And, so, we...
How Not to Lose Heart

How Not to Lose Heart

How not to lose heart. Nothing feels more important than this right now. For those concerned about the survival of our democracy, our planet, our way of life, and relative peace between nations, this may feel like a rather daunting task. Yet every day it’s my number...
Passionate Practice

Passionate Practice

Practice. What is it? Why do it? What makes it successful? What gets in the way? Practice is one of Kripalu’s core values. I recently participated in a staff training session led by the inimitable Aruni Nan Futronsky, one of Kripalu’s senior faculty, and a gifted...
Women of a Certain Age (Yoga and Menopause)

Women of a Certain Age (Yoga and Menopause)

According to urbandictionary.com, woman of a certain age is an “ironically polite term for a woman who does not want her actual age known” (i.e., one who is close to or just over menopause.) Personally, I’m 54, and I care a whole lot less about anyone knowing my age...