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Forest Bathing Retreat Reconnect with Nature

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

For everyone; no yoga or outdoor experience necessary.

The woods and meadows of Kripalu are a perfect place to connect with the healing atmosphere of the forest. Experience nature’s beauty and the calming effects of Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing, a popular Japanese practice that enhances health, wellness, and happiness by simply spending time in nature.

In this program, you experience

  • A guided practice of forest bathing on nearby trails and footpaths, including quality time in Bullard Woods, one of the few remaining old-growth forests in New England
  • Walking and outdoor meditations on our beautiful grounds and nearby Yokun Ridge
  • The science of forest therapy and the proven benefits of spending time in nature
  • Ways to encourage a deeper relationship with the earth
  • Restorative and invigorating Kripalu Yoga and qigong classes.

Come feel refreshed and renewed in the revitalizing atmosphere of our natural spaces, and take home the tools to cultivate the connective and healing power of the forest.

Program at a Glance

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Nature and the Outdoors


Mark Roule, RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and outdoor guide who holds qigong teacher certifications with the Elixir Light and IIQTC schools, and is certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapists.

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

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