On Campus Program

The Essential Kripalu Retreat


There is something special that happens at Kripalu—a positive energy, a nurturing feeling, a sense of connection and exploration. That special something is no accident, it is rooted in the wisdom tradition of yoga, as taught by Swami Kripalu, whose very name means compassion. Offering kindness to ourselves and to others sets the stage for compassionate self-care.

Explore what's essential in life and immerse yourself in a caring environment that supports your personal transformation. In a supportive community and beautiful space, join others as you explore

  • Kripalu Yoga, both on and off the mat
  • Meditation and mindfulness practices
  • Nature connection
  • Simple, everyday self-care routines

Come join the Kripalu community in our signature programTake a break from your day-to-day routine and find compassion through simple and empowering practices.

NOTE The content of this program is inspired by the changing seasons. Yoga, Ayurveda, and breathwork practices will be adjusted to support more balance during the warmer weather.

"Kripalu is a more than a place. It’s a feeling that stays with you long after you’ve returned home." —Program participant

This program—developed and led by our own faculty with the Kripalu methodology in mind—is offered exclusively at Kripalu.

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds


Can't make the on campus experience? We are also offering a livestream version of this program, December 8–10, 2023.

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Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Kripalu Yoga


September 29–October 1, 2023

Monique Schubert, MFA and lead Kripalu faculty member, uses her 20 years of experience as an artist and educator to develop yoga and mindfulness programs for schools, workplaces, and cultural institutions.

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September 29–October 1, 2023
October 13–15, 2023

Pilin Anice, E-RYT 500, is a lead faculty member for Kripalu, wellness expert, and model.

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December 8–10, 2023

Jess Frey (she/her), E-RYT 1000, is a Kripalu Yoga educator, life coach, and artist known for her authenticity, motivation, and depth.

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