Don Stapleton

Cofounder of Nosara Yoga Institute


Don Stapleton

Cofounder of Nosara Yoga Institute


Don Stapleton has been designing and leading professional yoga trainings for more than 40 years. As a teacher and director at Kripalu Center for almost two decades, Don shaped Kripalu Yoga and the renowned Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training program, teaching and inspiring thousands of practitioners and teachers.

Trained in several styles of yoga‰, including Kripalu, Iyengar, and Ashtanga‰, Don is the director of 200-, 500-, and 1,000-hour yoga teacher trainings, and cofounder and codirector of the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica with his wife, Amba Stapleton.

His book Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body‰’s Own Wisdom, synthesizes Don‰’s extensive experience learning about the body from the inside out, while embracing the practice of yoga as a creative, conscious-expanding process.

Upcoming Programs

Self-Awakening Yoga Retreat

August 13-18, 2017
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

Master yoga instructors Amba Stapleton and Don Stapleton, PhD, are internationally recognized for their ability to approach yogic inquiry as a way to...