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January 15–18, 2016 Friday–Monday 3 nights
Continuing Education Credits

Cross-Country Skiing and Yoga Retreat

Christopher Holmes and Evelyn Gonzalez
Christopher Holmes

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

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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Program Details

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.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for
  • 4 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
  • 4 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge

Dates for this Program

January 15–18, 2016Christopher Holmes, Evelyn Gonzalez
February 12–15, 2016Christopher Holmes, Evelyn Gonzalez