• October 15–18, 2019
  • Tuesday-Friday: 3 nights

Birding and Mindfulness

For all levels and ages.

Observing birds in nature shares many qualities with mindfulness—the focused awareness and calm observation of both practices help to soothe the mind, enabling you to connect to the world, and yourself, in profound new ways.

This program copresented by Mass Audubon and Kripalu, introduces you to the meditative joys of birdwatching. Come hike the lovely trails and explore the serene waterways of Kripalu’s Berkshire campus, and visit Pleasant Valley Sanctuary in nearby Lenox. You might encounter great blue herons, woodpeckers, and bald eagles along the way!

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Becky Cushing, MS, director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries, has led natural history and birding programs throughout New England and has been published in the Journal of Raptor Research.

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Steven Leonard, a Lead Faculty member at Kripalu, is a functional movement specialist and meditation educator, a teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga, and also mindful outdoor experiences.

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