Five Element Yoga® Teacher Training, Kripalu Center, MA

Feb 16, 2020 - Feb 21, 2020
Kripalu Center
Stockbridge, Massachusetts


40-Hour Certificate Training. Includes 180-page manual. 40-CE credits Yoga Alliance (YACEP) from Jennifer Reis who is a provider; Kripalu 1000-Hour Teacher Training and others. Certificate Training: Graduates receive a certificate upon graduation.

Five Element Yoga® Teacher Training is for everyone with yoga experience and yoga teachers (you do not need to be a yoga teacher to do this training).





INNER BALANCE is the intention of Five Element Yoga®, boosting your health and wellness into action.

Five Element Yoga® is a potent practice of yoga postures, breathing, mudras, meditation, self-massage and energy channel work, and yoga nidra to realign you with the rhythms of nature! Developed by Jennifer Reis, Five Element Yoga® is rooted in yoga and yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese wisdom.


When the five elements are out of balance, one can feel out of balance leading to suffering physically, emotionally or mentally. With Five Element Yoga®  practice, you will learn how to guide yourself and your students back into harmony — not only with elements, but also with the five elements corresponding kosha level of being, vayu energy current, dosha constitution and chakra wheel of energy — to tap into greatest potential. Your natural constitution is given a chance to come into a gracious flow with life so that you may enjoy increased health, happiness, peace, and potential.


Brilliant how Jennifer weaves together yogic tools to create Five Element Yoga®. Her manual is AMAZING! Lots of info, clearly organized, and I take home with me a solid resource to reference as I both lead Five Element Yoga and for my own personal practice. I leave feeling inspired! ~ Sona Briggs

This was the best training I’ve ever taken. I love Jennifer! She’s so enthusiastic and also humorous, and very attentive to each one of us. I can’t wait to share this She was very attentive to each one of us. I can’t wait to share Five Element Yoga® with my students! ~ Trainee in 2017

Through Five Element Yoga® I received a sense of confidence and courage that helped my to become stronger. ~ Dympna


In this training you will move deeply into Five Element Yoga® practice yourself while learning the skills necessary to create powerful classes and workshops. Beyond an ordinary training, this is a time for practice, experiential learning and investigation that will transform your life and the lives of your students. By embodying the five elements with yoga, you will take your teaching to a higher level to awaken your inner radiance as a yogi, as a teacher, and most importantly, as a human being.

Five Element Yoga® balances and nourishes every level being to bring harmony and health within you and your cadence and rhythm with all of nature.

Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether are the archetypal building blocks of our bodies and energy, and everything in existence. The elements are vivid, colorful, alive and potent, creating a fertile ground for exploring the whole Self. This all-levels practice is suitable and modifiable for everyone!This multi-faceted inquiry allows the essence of the elements to flower from within.






Training Objectives

Ground in the Physical

  • Learn how to guide vibrant Five Element Yoga® in your classes and workshops.

  • Develop the elemental qualities within yourself of grounding, fluidity, radiance, compassion, and expansion.

  • Discover the predominant element within each yoga posture. Understand yoga philosophy including Yoga Sutras and the Upanishads.

  • Learn yogic models of the five koshas, five kleshas and five vayus, the senses, and their corresponding elements.

  • Learn about Ayurveda and how the five elements are analogous to the doshas.

  • Understand the effects of the elements on the systems of the body.

Experiential Learning

  • Gain experience by practicing Five Element Yoga® with Jennifer each day.

  • Practice in leading in partners and small groups.

  • Learn to blend yogic philosophy, technical knowledge, joy, and playfulness in your teaching.

Invite the Energetic

  • Explore unique elemental breathing techniques from yoga therapy.

  • Learn how to use mudras, and self-bodywork including Shiatsu, Ayurvedic massage in your classes.

  • Discover the transformational powers of activating the five elements within the yogic energetic anatomy of the energy channels and currents as well as the chakra wheels.

Integrate Your Experience

  • Reflect and integrate your practice with creative exploration utilizing writing and art making.

  • Cultivate self-compassion, understanding and knowledge by developing the Witness Consciousness.

  • Integrate the power of the elements within meditation and guided yoga nidra.

  • Expand into freedom and experience unity.

  • Merge with nature and your true Self.




Our 40-hour five-day training includes experiential learning through lecture, power point, discussion, partner and small group exploration, as well as daily guided practice with asana, pranayama, meditation, yoga nidra, mudras, creative expression and self-bodywork.

You will get to practice teaching in partners and small groups what you have learned in a compassionate and supportive environment. Reflect and integrate through journaling, writing, mandala creation, drawing and writing. Five Element Yoga® Teacher Training includes a manual to facilitate this depth practice and aid in taking it home with you to incorporate into your life and teaching.



“Five Element Yoga was everything I hoped it would be: affirming, joyful, restful, and transformative. I felt fully connected with each of the elements, tapping into essential parts of myself. Having first connected to the elements so deeply, the relaxation that followed was absolutely blissful.”

~Stephanie Leeds, retired professor Cazenovia College



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VIDEO: Practice Five Element Yoga® with Jennifer: Calming Earth and Water Elements



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