I have returned from a wonderful Energy Intensive Retreat at Kripalu. The experience is still settling deep into my bones and being. In the meantime …

Be the Energy

Trust the energy that courses
through you. Trust – then take
surrender even deeper.
Be the energy.

Don’t push anything away.
Follow each sensation back to
its source and focus your awareness
there. Be the ecstasy.

Be unafraid of consummate wonder.
Emerge so new, so vulnerable,
that you don’t know
who you are.

Be the energy, and paradoxically,
be at peace. Dare to be your own
illumination, and blaze a trail across
the clear night sky like lightning.

~ Richard Faulds –   from “Kripalu Yoga”

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

31 comments on “Transitioning Back from Kripalu

  1. Beautiful, Val 🌻 Thanks for sharing…and welcome home 😉 I can only imagine that your retreat was WONDERFUL! 💜

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    • Thank you Lorrie 💛 Traditional retreats are usually about silence and solitude. Connecting to stillness. This was so different. Bright, Alert. Funny. Dynamic movement. Letting go of inhibitions. Allowing the inner energy to move. Opening the Pandora’s box of containment. Full expression.Then quiet to absorb and reflect. Awesome and transformational.


  2. Welcome home, Val! What a wonderful retreat that must have been.

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    • Thanks Jill 💛 It really was a step into a new place of self expression and trust. Like clearing out the debris and old stuff, so the new can sow its seed.

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  3. David Robertson

    I’ve never heard of Kripalu yoga, what is it that makes it different to other forms? Thanks 😊

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  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Beautiful, Val. I hope that wonderful energy from the retreat stays with you always. May your re-entry be smooth. So glad you had such a good time!

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  5. LInda Geraghty

    Welcome home my dear friend! I love this poem. It is so beautiful. As usual, you inspire on such a deep level. xo

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  6. Beautiful dawn photo of the valley and lake. I am glad you found your retreat rejuvenating… it is a wonderful place for renewal. ❤

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  7. I look forward to learning more about your retreat, Val. Out with the old . . . in with the NOW!

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  8. Love these words Val! Sounds like an amazing experience. 💚🌈

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  9. Welcome back, Val. Your retreat sounds like amazing experiences, so great for you to get these ❤

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  10. Glad to see you back, Val! Sounds like you had a rejuvenating time.

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  11. Scrolled through your blogs. Amazing title and theame. Looking forward to reserve some time and go through each of them!

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  12. Love this poem, Val ❤ So much to internalize.

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  14. “Be the ecstasy.” ❤

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