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Creating Health and Harmony: An Ayurvedic Retreat

Tuition $380. See accommodation options and pricing on registration page.


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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.

Randal Williams

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.


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.

Healthy Living Faculty Each of Kripalu’s Healthy Living Programs is taught by an outstanding team of skilled health and wellness professionals who draw on many years of experience working with people to turn their health around through integrated approaches to healthy living.


Listen to Harmony, Balance, and Ayurveda with Hilary Garivaltis

Are you interested in Ayurveda but not sure where to start? Increasingly popular, Ayurveda is an ancient system of holistic medicine based on understanding the balances in nature and how they apply to our daily lives. This approach centers on diet and lifestyle as the key to health, with an eye toward simple routines. As a sister science to yoga, Ayurveda draws on the principle that we are connected to our souls through our minds and our bodies and that good health is a balance between all three.

This experiential retreat offers an immersion into daily living practices that support health and well-being. Each person learns about their own unique constitutions and create a personalized Ayurvedic health plan. Workshops cover self-care practices, diet, exercise, contemplation, and cooking. You can also take walks and participate in Kripalu Yoga classes during your stay. This program is a perfect fit for those who need to re-invigorate their self-care habits and want to learn more about the Ayurvedic approach to living well.

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