On Campus Program

The Council of Water and Trees


What does it mean to walk as a pilgrim in our everyday lives? How might we engage the human practice of council to deepen the impact of this way of being? 

Join founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, Micah Mortali, and founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, Amos Clifford, for a brand-new program that answers these questions and more. 

Enter the liminal space of renewed possibility for deepening your connection with the more-than-human world through forest therapy, mindful outdoor experiences, and the way of council. Lean into your edges and gain freedom as you explore, in community:

  • How to cultivate and sustain commitment to clarity of intention
  • Archetypal elements of pilgrimage that are found in all traditions
  • Activation of the mundus imaginalis, the imaginal sense
  • Methods of dialogue with other-than-human beings 
  • Ways to create ceremonies that celebrate, honor, and reveal moments of revelation
  • How to incorporate these into a framework of daily pilgrimage practice
  • Telling and receiving stories in council

Return home with a greater understanding of your power, beauty, and calling to your unique work in the world.

Want to go deeper?

Amos Clifford and Micah Mortali will be copresenting The Rewilding Summit along with Shawn Stevens, Zelda Hotaling, and more on November 21–24.


Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Nature and the Outdoors


Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs and author of the best-selling book, Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature.

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Micah Mortali is lead Kripalu faculty, the Founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership and author of Rewilding.

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