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Joy of Purpose Retreat

Join Us at Kripalu, May 8-12th

Work on yourself, and the places you’re being led— as you reignite your purpose through self-discovery and deep connection

The Joy of Purpose

Yoga + Meditation Retreat

May 8 - 12th, 2023

  • 3.5 Days, 4 Nights onsite at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the gorgeous Western Berkshires. Daily classes led by Author & Teacher Kristoffer Carter.

  • Through guided meditation, mantra, and satsang, explore the joy of purpose by giving yourself The 4 Permissions outlined below.

  • Included: 3 All-Natural Meals, Daily yoga classes, Access to the Kripalu Grounds.

  • Download our printable schedule here!

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Explore the joy of purpose by giving yourself The 4 Permissions™

P1. CHILL. Self-discovery in stillness. To be at peace with what rises in the moment to test us.

P2. FEEL ALL THE FEELS. Release and receive. To be at peace with the wisdom of our emotions.

P3. GLOW IN THE DARK. Commit to purpose, despite any fears. To be at peace with what the world is asking of us.

P4. GLOW IN THE LIGHT Surrender into service. To be at peace with our responsibility to uplift and serve humanity.


Our team is happy to answer any questions to make sure this retreat experience is right for you!

You can also email Kristoffer’s Right-Hand Woman AP:

Join us in the Berkshires

A Deeply Connected Circle— Shifting how we show up to our ever-changing world.

ABOUT THE BOOK. American Veda and The Life of Yogananda author Philip Goldberg calls Permission to Glow “…a vital contribution to a new breed of leaders.” Good Life Project founder and bestselling author Jonathan Fields calls it: “…a playful integration of ancient yogic principles and modern wisdom.”


With a unique blend of irreverent humor, pop culture references, and spiritual insight, author Kristoffer Carter reveals the 4 Permissions that offer you the fuel to glow, and The 7 Compassionate Laws of Personal Change for activating and living these permissions. 

"Freakin' EPIC! This book teaches many of us how to lead, and all of us how to truly live."

– ANI DIFRANCO, Alternative Folk Icon, Bestselling Author

Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, our world is constantly giving us too much of everything: stimulation, anxiety, information, responsibilities, and  challenges.

Our work is to expand our spiritual capacity to hold more of what life and business constantly throw at us. Our work is to live with purpose, strengthening our relationship with our own power, and unleashing the collective power of others: our colleagues, our staff, our friends, our kids—even the neighbor who wakes us up daily with a leaf blower. Purpose-driven living pulls others up and calls them forward. 

In this transformational guide to conscious leadership, Fortune 100 executive coach, meditation expert, and host of This Epic Life podcast Kristoffer Carter shows you how to transcend the overwhelm and disruption of daily life and step into your power.


With guided journal prompts, invocations, daily affirmations, and powerful exercises, you will override the default behaviors that resist change. Stepping into your full potential, you will uncover your purpose, and become a guiding light for others.


Whether you lead a team of one (yourself), a family, or a team of thousands, tending to your internal work allows you to step forward, into the light.


Your glow attracts allies, investors, and raving fans. Carter coaches us from the safe self-reliance of “I got this” to the unlimited potential of “WE GOT THIS!


"And in union with all other extensions of that great light, nothing is unconquerable.

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"Our glow, releasing any sense of self, burns solely to benefit others. Our darkness is laid bare before billions of healing beacons."
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"Permission to Glow in the Light is the power of the integrated collective."
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"How many grids of light will our redemption take?"
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"In learning and development, integration is the accumulation of knowledge and the digestion of it into wisdom."
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"All our individual work is in preparation to assemble into a unified whole."
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"The measure of a leader is their capacity to develop others and let them lead."
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“Finally, a leadership book with a soul. Powerful, irreverent, and so timely. The 4 Permissions will change your life if you let them.”

 – Laura McKowen, bestselling author of
We Are the Luckiest and Push Off From Here

How can we help?

Our team is happy to answer any questions to make sure this retreat experience is right for you!

You can also email Kristoffer’s Right-Hand Woman AP:


About Kristoffer Carter 'KC'

Kristoffer Carter (“KC”) is the CEO and founder of Epic Leadership, a training organization for conscious leadership, which has created a daily meditation practice for thousands. KC has coached and taught meditation professionally since 2015 and was recently named to the Board of Directors for Yoga Alliance. 

His latest book, Permission to Glow— A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership has been featured in Men’s Health, Success Magazine, Good Morning Washington, NBC, CBS, and ABC morning news programs.

KC is a disciple of the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda through Self-Realization Fellowship and their lineage of masters. 

Kristoffer is also a professional songwriter, kirtan artist, and TEDx speaker. In addition to the annual Ohio 4 Permissions Retreat, KC has designed and led retreats in Costa Rica, Encinitas, CA, and will make his teaching debut at the world-famous Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in May, 2023.

KC  lives in Akron, OH with his wife (Gayle) of 23 years and their three children.

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Travel Logistics.

The closest airport is Albany Airport, (ALB) which is a 56 minute drive. Kripalu does not currently offer a shuttle service, however there are many options through their site.

Plan your visit here!