The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. For more than 40 years, Kripalu has been teaching skills for optimal living through education for the whole person: body, mind, heart, and spirit. It is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living in North America. In Stockbridge, Mass., surrounded by 300 beautiful acres, Kripalu sits on a hilltop, with exquisite views of surrounding woodlands, hills, valleys, and the serene Lake Mahkeenac.
Discover Kripalu: www.kripalu.org
Swami Kripalu 1913-1981
“To perform every action artfully is yoga”
"Love is the only universal language and worldwide religion. Whether the scripture you hold in your hand is theVedas, the Bible or the Koran, it is trivial without love. Love is God's only envoy, everyone's well-wisher, and the only guide on the true path"
What to wear?
Comfort is the key word. Wear clothing that is non-restrictive that allows you to move freely. Generally, any exercise clothing is appropriate. Don't wear items that will restrict your movement such as jeans, belts and excessive jewelry. Yoga is practiced in bare feet or special yoga socks.
What to bring?
Bring a yoga mat. Yoga blankets and other props such as blocks, straps etc., are provided in class. You may wish to bring your water bottle. Having your own mat and blanket is a good idea, especially during cold and flu season. I can offer suggestions if looking to buy yoga items.
Can I eat before class?
It is best not to eat a full meal 2 hours before class or a light snack 1 hour before class. Yoga does not feel good on a full stomach!
When should I arrive for class?
Try to arrive at class about 5 minutes before it is due to start. This will give you time to sign in and settle down. Since classes start with centering (a time of quiet) arriving late can be quite distracting to your fellow students. If arriving late, please enter as quietly as possible, stand just inside the door for breath work and then move to your mat when the class begin to move into pratapana (warm-up movements).
Yoga Class Etiquette:
Be considerate of your fellow students, remember to turn off your cell phone. Do not wear heavy fragrances, as others may be sensitive or allergic to them.
Certified 500hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher
Yoga classes held at:
The Windham Senior Center,
2nd Floor, 47 Crescent St,
Willimantic. CT 06226
Everyone welcome to the Center
for my yoga classes.
No Center membership required,
no age restrictions or
Classes open to all.
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