On Campus Program

Express Your Sparkle A Queer and Trans Yoga Retreat


Join social justice educators and yoga teachers Jacoby Ballard, Susanna Barkataki, and David Kam for a special retreat designed just for queer and transidentified individuals.

In this weekend program full of community, connection, sparkle, play, joy, delight, courage, rest, and clarity, you will 

  • Practice lovingkindness as a form of fierce protection 
  • Be supported by nourishing yoga practices
  • Explore how to queer your asana practice
  • Counter cultural appropriation and honor yoga’s roots through authentic practices 
  • Experience freedom of movement and expression.

Join us and express your identity in all its fullness in this weekend full of yoga, art, rest, and magical expression! 

Note This is a retreat for queer and transidentified individuals to revel in their sparkle.

Note We have created Gender Expansive dorms with the explicit goal of providing a housing experience with a sense of belonging and community for trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming guests, as well as LGBTQIA+ guests and allies of those communities. Guests who select Gender Expansive dorms agree to live with and create a welcoming environment for students of any gender identity. To book this type of accommodation, please call 413.448.3500 to register.

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Jacoby Ballard is author of A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation and a social justice educator and yoga teacher who leads workshops and trainings around the country.

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Susanna Barkataki, E-RYT, C-IAYT, is an Indian yoga practioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, educator, and founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute.

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David Kam is a London-based movement artist, educator, and yoga teacher sharing embodied practices of connection from the lens of joy, wonder, and freedom.

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