Kripalu Yoga offers an experience of warm ups and yoga poses that stretch, strengthen, and balance the body while de-stressing and quieting the mind. You will be introduced to classical yoga poses, guided meditation and visualizations, and be led through creative yoga sequences in a friendly non competitive way. Classes are taught with careful attention to all students with plenty of support, options and modifications throughout. All classes end with quiet rest and a mindful meditation.
Gentle/Beginner Classes are always offered in the tradition of Kripalu Yoga, (Yoga for Every-Body) but if the schedule does not say "Kripalu" it simply means that the teacher is not certified in that style of yoga, but has a Kripalu infused Heartsong Yoga approach to the teaching.
We welcome all ages, shapes, sizes and levels of ability to all of our classes. You do not have to perfectly fit, healthy, flexible or strong to begin. Wear your comfy stretchy clothes and prepare to unplug from the demands of the day, slow down, and finally, to rest. Kripalu Yoga is a wonderful choice for anyone who has never done yoga before, and because of Kripalu's emphasis on adaptability and acceptance, it’s a style that welcomes people who feel like they might not be “able” to “do” yoga. It's also popular for those who are looking for transformation during difficult times of life or who have injuries or other physical limitations.
Heartsong's Kripalu Yoga classes emphasize the importance of letting go of competition and judgment, being in the present moment, and embodying the qualities of compassion and acceptance. Kripalu yoga is great for tapping into that inner being that is capable of anything. This idea of self-empowerment and believing in yourself and in your body is what makes Kripalu Yoga transformative to beginners and regular yoga practitioners alike.
Every class offers a foundation that can help you to get to know more about yoga, not just as a physical exercise but as a philosophy for healthy living. In other words, Kripalu Yoga is a great way to allow your mind, body, and spirit to be in relationship and harmony with each other. You will develop an awareness about the way you think, act, and feel not only in your practice, but in your day-to-day life as well. (We call this Yoga Off the Mat.)
There is a Kripalu Yoga Class for “Every-Body." Start with our Kripalu Gentle/Beginner Classes, perfect for new students and those looking to cultivate relaxation and ease, and move into our All Levels and Moderate Kripalu Yoga classes with stronger poses, longer holding times, and more creative sequencing and flow. We also offer a Chair Yoga Class for those who want extra support and are nervous about being on the floor.
We host Kripalu Yoga classes daily, nights, and weekends. New students are always welcome. No experience is needed, and no pre registration required as drop ins are welcome to every class. Find your perfect Kripalu Yoga Class here.
The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts is where we go for inspiration, training, and retreat. It is considered North America’s largest and most established retreat center for yoga and holistic health.
Learn more about the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Visit here.