Throughout the 30 years of our partnership, we’ve studied the human spirit and what influences it to soar. We’ve delved into understanding the causes of shame, and what sets someone into a downward spiral and we’ve discovered the key to self-empowerment and how to elevate someone into an upward spiral.
Each fall we get to return to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and bring this learning with us, updating our annual workshop Quiet Your Inner Critic & Calm Your Anxious Mind. We also get to reconnect with the amazing nature at Kripalu – the majestic views of mountain ranges, the breath talking scene of the lake known as Stockbridge Bowl and the greenery surrounding the property.
This year we are particularly looking forward to walking their labyrinth. For over 4,000 years, labyrinths have played a role in calming worry and releasing stress. In times of upheaval, labyrinths have offered a place of refuge & renewal. Given our current state of uncertainty and stress, we appreciate the power of the labyrinth all the more.
Each time we walk the spiral path of the Kripalu labyrinth, our senses get opened up and we get to see things from a more hopeful perspective. Lara Tapper leads Labyrinth Walks at Kripalu and describes her experience of walking the labyrinth as “a chance to notice the changing seasons in the features of the landscape—and the vacillations in my own busy brain.”
The photo above is from the labyrinth at Kripalu. It offers a peaceful way to be with yourself and to be with the beauty of nature.
To learn more about Quiet Your Inner Critic & Calm Your Anxious Mind, our September 20-22, 2019 workshop, click below.
To read Lara Tupper’s article, Walking in Circles: The Lore of the Labyrinth, click here.
Kripalu is known as a yoga and meditation retreat center, but it is much more. It’s a place to experience personal & professional growth in an atmosphere of beauty, relaxation and renewal. We are grateful to return for our 22nd year as presenters.