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Lisa Lutton

Yoga and the Alexander Technique

September 29




Would you like to improve your posture, eliminate chronic pain, reduce tension and stress, and learn a revolutionary yet complementary approach to your yoga practice? Come and learn how the Alexander Technique can help you transform your movement patterns, so you can move better and feel better whether you’re in downward facing dog or just walking the dog. You’ll learn to recognize and release harmful patterns of tension, allowing you to move more efficiently, with less strain on the body. The Technique is a mindfulness practice that can be applied to anything. When applied to yoga your practice can become fueled by curiosity, a sense of expansion, and reliance on the natural buoyancy and internal support of your body. This workshop is appropriate for yogis at all levels and for anyone ready to deepen their understanding of their body and themselves.


Lisa Lutton, MPC, RSMT, is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Alexander Technique teacher, workshop leader, yoga teacher, and conscious dance teacher. She has a rich understanding of the body, mind, and spirit from many different trainings and traditions, and from years of experience working with clients. She is passionate about bringing healing to the physical and emotional bodies through movement, somatics, and psychology.  She teaches at Kripalu and at an addiction treatment center, and she has a private therapy and Alexander Technique practice in Lenox, MA and via Skype.  


Jurian Hughes

Vinyasa for Every Body

October 27



$20 or 2 coupons

Vinyasa is one of the most popular forms of yoga due to its satisfying blend of breath and fluid movement, but it commonly offers less instruction, and many of its customary poses are quite challenging and not recommended for everyone. In this fun and engaging posture clinic learn proper alignment and options for plank, chaturanga, updog and downdog that will keep you feeling safe, strong, and able to participate in any vinyasa class. Jurian Hughes, senior faculty at Kripalu since 2006 has trained over 1,000 yoga teachers. She’ll offer modifications for wrist sensitivity, shoulder issues, low back pain, compromised core or upper body strength, and then lead a vinyasa flow so you can practice what you learned.

Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, YACEP, MFA, is founder of the Yoga of Voice; co-creator of The Yoga of Yes; a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer; voice coach; personal mentor; writer; speaker; and theatre performer known for her passionate, playful and engaging teaching style. As a senior faculty member of the Kripalu School of Yoga, Hughes has led thousands of workshops and programs and trained more than 1,000 Kripalu yoga teachers since 2006. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Hughes has a long theatrical resume spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, Europe, film, television and the voice-over industry. Through her own study and decades of practice she has developed a deep understanding of the ways in which the tools of yoga, dance, voice, mindfulness and play can be used singly and together to promote whole-being wellness, increased creativity, and the ability to thrive. She is dedicated to sharing these tools through her workshops, retreats and trainings at Kripalu and around the world.