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Introduction to Ayurveda: A Nourishing Self-Care Retreat

Tuition $409. See accommodation options and pricing on registration page.

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Faculty

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Larissa Hall Carlson, RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations across the country. Each summer, she teaches yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite musicians of Tanglewood Music Center, and has taught courses for dedicated students at the Boston Conservatory, Juilliard School, Harvard, and Princeton. She is the creator of two CDs, Meditative Yoga Flow and Ayurvedic Pranayama.


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Randal Williams, E-RYT, is a teacher trainer and Curriculum Manager for the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. With 20 years experience as a workshop facilitator, Randal brings a deep understanding of yoga, natural inquiry, and an inspiring mindfulness to his teachings.


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Erin Casperson is the Academic Coordinator for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda (KSA), as well as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and 500-hour yoga teacher. Prior to her current role, she served as KSA’s Resident Intern for two years. A passionate, heartfelt, and enthusiastic teacher, Erin loves sharing Ayurveda with others so that they can get closer to the truth of who they are. She has continued her study of yoga and Ayurveda with Hilary Garivaltis, Larissa Hall Carlson, Scott Blossom, John Doulliard, Vasant Lad, and Claudia Welch.


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Larissa Hall Carlson explains how choosing oils for Abhyana (Ayurvedic self-massage) is determined by the season.

For all levels.

Are you interested in Ayurveda but not sure where to start? Presented in partnership with Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda, this enlightening and fun retreat draws on the principle that good health is a balanced connection between mind, body, and spirit.

In addition to exploring daily living practices that support health and well-being, you learn

  • About the doshas and your unique constitution
  • The Ayurvedic approach to nutrition and diet
  • How to cook nourishing and delicious Ayurvedic dishes
  • Practical tools to create more balance and harmony in your life
  • The benefits of following nature’s rhythms
  • How to design a personalized Ayurvedic health plan
  • The role of yoga and pranayama (breathing practices) in fostering health and well-being.

Discover an Ayurvedic approach to living well and reinvigorate your self-care routine.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Add on one of our Ayurvedic treatments
  • Pamper yourself with a Kripalu Meditative Massage or Dr. Hauschka Facial

Please reserve early as appointments are limited. Find out more about these sessions on Kripalu’s Healing Arts pages or call 888.738.1822 to make an appointment.

Additional information:

CE Credits

This program is eligible for:
  • 22 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 22 credits for Registered Dietitians (RD), $30 additional charge
  • 22.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge