On Campus Program

Awakening in the Outdoors Meditation, Healing, and Earth Connection  


How can we actually connect with nature, and what does that connection help us receive? What can the earth teach us about meditation and inner development? How do experiences with the natural world awaken genuine compassion? 

Join Eric Zimmer,  host of "The One You Feed" podcast and creator of the Spiritual Habits Program, and Ralph De La Rosa, Internal Family Systems therapist and author of The Monkey Is the Messenger, for five days of meditation and healing work outdoors on Kripalu's gorgeous and healing land. Through exploration, breathwork, meditation, lively discussion, and more, you will  

  • Experience the profundity of the natural world in new ways 
  • Restore your nervous system through breathwork and heart-centered meditations 
  • Heal parts of yourself through Internal Family Systems (IFS)-inspired meditations  
  • Gain insight and inspiration for building healthier habits 
  • Learn more about IFS, buddhism, and the path of radical self-compassion.

Return home with a better understanding of how our connection with the natural world can heal, awaken, and transform us. 

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

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Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, seasoned meditation instructor, and an internationally published author of books about meditation, trauma, and Internal Family Systems.

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Eric Zimmer is a behavior coach, certified interfaith spiritual director, podcast host, and writer who has been featured on TedX, Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, the BBC, and Brain Pickings.

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