Cross-Country Skiing and Yoga Retreat
Chris Holmes is a professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher, a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and a licensed massage therapist in the state of Massachusetts. He has developed expertise in the areas of anatomy and physiology for…
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Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and…
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For all levels; prior skiing experience recommended.
Cross-country skiing is one of the best total-body, nonimpact, aerobic exercises, and yoga is a superb way to prepare for, and wind down from, your cross-country workouts. In this program, you learn yoga postures to develop balance and skillful weight transfer, along with meditation for calm and focus. Then it’s on to your skis where you
- Learn and practice basic techniques and skills to prepare you for skiing on the Kripalu grounds
- Ski at your own pace, with support available if you need it
- Enjoy yoga and guided relaxation each day.
Return home feeling strong, connected to your center, and refreshed by the beauty of a Berkshire winter.
Note Equipment can be rented from the Arcadian Shop near Kripalu; call 413.637.3010 at least 10 days in advance to secure your skis. Additional information regarding what to bring, rentals, and alternative plans in case of insufficient snow can be found here.
- 4 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- 4 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $377 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $573 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More