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Kripalu paves the way in bringing yoga to more diverse communities with 200-hour Spanish-language yoga teacher training.

Stockbridge, MA—The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health today announced that it has partnered with Rina Jakubowicz, an internationally renowned yoga teacher trainer, to launch the first-ever Spanish-language yoga teacher training at a major school of yoga in the United States. The two-part program will run from July 31 – August 12 and again from October 30 – November 11 at the Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and will be delivered entirely in Spanish.

At the core of the partnership is Kripalu’s commitment to break down barriers in the yoga community and to bring the positive benefits of yoga to more diverse populations including Spanish-speaking communities that may have historically lacked access, or that may be underserved.

“We are very excited to launch this Spanish-language yoga teacher training and are grateful for this important collaboration with Rina,” said David Lipsius, CEO of the Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health. “The U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and our hope is that through this program and others, Kripalu can continue to promote and celebrate all facets of inclusiveness and diversity within the field of yoga education. This program is an important step toward creating an awakened, compassionate, and connected world and we are honored to train these teachers.”

The Spanish-language yoga teacher training will be held starting in July 2016 at Kripalu Center, the largest yoga retreat and educational center in North America, and home to the highly acclaimed Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. The two-part training, which is Yoga Alliance-certified, will be led by Rina Jakubowicz, an internationally recognized yoga teacher and founder of Rina Yoga in Miami, Florida.  Rina will provide participants deeper knowledge in the following:

  • Foundational yoga postures and proper alignment
  • Fundamental yogic breathing practices, focus techniques, and centering meditations
  • Basic anatomy and physiology as applied to yoga
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Teaching methodology
  • Sequencing

“It is my hope that this training ignites a movement; a conscious movement for Hispanics,” said Jakubowicz. “There are so many Spanish-speaking communities across the world who have yet to experience the benefits of yoga because they don’t have access to it, and my goal for this program is to create an abundance of opportunities for them to practice in their native tongue and to experience all of its gifts.”

For more information on Kripalu’s 200-Hour Spanish-Language Teacher Training or to register for the program, click here.

About Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Kripalu is the epicenter of evidence-based, humanity-inspired yoga. Humanity-inspired yoga is an inclusive approach that unifies the diverse community of yoga teachers and traditions behind the single goal of elevating the global human experience through the cultivation of compassion. Kripalu is a non-profit, educational organization located in Stockbridge, Mass. Like them on Facebook or follow the center on Twitter and Instagram @KripaluCenter.

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