• May 5–9, 2019
  • Sunday-Thursday: 4 nights

Gardening and Mindfulness

For beginner and seasoned gardeners alike.

Kripalu is proud to partner with Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts to offer a unique exploration of the intersection of gardening activities and mindfulness practices. For anyone who has created a home garden or tilled the soil, whether in a plot or a container, the meditative qualities of gardening are naturally evident. You often find yourself connected to the present moment, senses engaged directly with the earth, lost in the calming act of planting and cultivating.

In this program, you experience

  • Daily workshops on basic gardening skills, including seed starting and container garden techniques
  • Walking tours and outdoor classes on the Kripalu campus and at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Simple meditation practices focused on mindfulness techniques and how to apply them at home
  • Gentle, accessible group yoga and movement sessions.

Join us to discover a whole new way to practice and enjoy this popular, meditative activity.

Program at a Glance

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


Jurian Hughes, MFA, E-RYT 500, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty for more than 10 years, is also a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer and voice coach.

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Chris Wellens is the director of education at Berkshire Botanical Garden, where he coordinates programs for all ages and skill levels in the Berkshire community.

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