27 Jan

‘Science Meets Yoga’ from The Amherst College Alumni Magazine

2020-01-29T15:41:37-05:00January 27th, 2020|Press|

Stephen Cope ’71 can hardly get down the hallway without someone homing in for a bear hug. Granted, colleagues see him less now that he’s emeritus: for 30 years, Cope was the scholar-in-residence here at Kripalu, the renowned yoga retreat in Stockbridge, Mass. As the hugs keep coming, so many people—yoga instructors, cooks, landscapers, administrators—freely tell me that they love Steve, that he is special, Read More »

22 Mar

Quotes by Stephen Cope

2018-05-22T14:59:05-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Press|

Published by GoodReads ~ “Quoting from Thomas Merton Dialogues With Silence The true contemplative is not one who prepares his mind for a particular message that he wants or expects to hear, but is one who remains empty because he knows that he can never expect to anticipate the words that will transform his darkness into light. He does not even anticipate a special kind Read More »

18 Oct

Page Turners: Holistic Book Reviews – The Wisdom Of Yoga By Stephen Cope

2018-05-22T15:17:02-04:00October 18th, 2017|Press|

By Amanda Penn - Published in Basmati ~ Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov If you practice yoga, you’ve likely heard of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, a foundational text of classical yoga philosophy. Maybe you’ve even read it. If you have, you’ve encountered a collection of densely packed aphorisms that appears deceptively simple. However, the Sutras’ brevity also adds to its occasional impenetrability. Patanjali wrote the text for his peers, advanced yogis who didn’t need the practice of every yama and Read More »

30 Nov

Reading Stephen Cope

2018-05-22T14:59:11-04:00November 30th, 2016|Press|

By Anne Heffron ~ Photo by Alice Hampson Everything happens for a reason. I believe this statement because I like my life better when I do. I have taught in prisons and I have a sense of what my life might be like if I lived in one, and I am pretty sure I would go Reservoir Dogs on the world if all the stuff Read More »

9 Jan

Review: The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by Stephen Cope

2018-05-22T19:20:57-04:00January 9th, 2014|Press|

By Amy Weintraub - Published by LifeForce Yoga “You cannot steer your dharma with the vehicle of self-will—the will of the small “s” self.” – Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling Do not read The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope, if you are not prepared to re-examine your life. I reviewed this book in Read More »


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Stephen Cope,
Scholar in Residence

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

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