Raei B.

I felt such a strong sense of community in the training—we knew we were all there working together to do this.

I’d been looking for a program that combined outdoor skills and spirituality, and I found all of that in the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership. When we first started the training, we got hit with a huge storm, so now I feel a lot more prepared physically for crazy, rainy, 30-degree weather. Spiritually, I feel so much more connected to the land, and so much more open. I felt such a strong sense of community in the training, this family-oriented vibe—we knew we were all there working together to do this, and it was a really amazing feeling.

I went to Kripalu with the intention to open my heart space, and by the end of the week I felt so much more connected and able to just be authentic and vulnerable with other people. I want to bring that to other folks who are really searching for themselves and trying to find that authenticity within themselves. In my everyday life, I’m using these skills to be more connected and more receptive to everybody, not just to the land but to other people, too.