On Campus Program

The Heart of Being a Teen A Transformational Workshop for Ages 12-16


Being a young adult today is more challenging than ever. Social media, peer pressure, bullying, and academic expectations all exist against the backdrop of a post-pandemic world that can often seem scary and confusing. Too often, our youth are combating feelings of stress, anxiety, disconnectedness, low self-esteem, and more. 

Join yoga and wellness practitioner and creator of Deep Play for Kids, Missy Brown, for an active and experiential program that offers teens foundational tools and opportunities for growth with a strong sense of self, acceptance, and community that will last a lifetime.  

Your tween/teen will have the opportunity to

  • Build community through enlightening experiences 
  • Explore space for self-discovery utilizing fun and introspective activities 
  • Journal and enjoy guided relaxation to build self-awareness and emotional regulation skills 
  • Practice yoga ‘off-the-mat’ and learn that it's so much more than just a physical activity 
  • Participate in nurturing and empowering share circles to enhance mindful communication skills.

Every aspect of this program will be offered within the softness of a safe, sacred space. Each tween/teen will be given the freedom to be their most authentic self, celebrated for exactly who are. 

Note This program is suitable for kids ages 12–16. Children in this program must be accompanied at Kripalu by a parent or adult who is registered for an R&R Retreat. Kids meet for morning and afternoon sessions while parents are in their programs. Families are together at mealtimes, in the evenings, and overnight. 

Note Being at Kripalu with your child creates a foundation for exploring health and wellness together. Learn more about kids and teens at Kripalu.

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
Emotional Healing


Missy Brown E-RYT 500, E-RCYT, YACEP is a dedicated seasoned yoga and wellness practitioner with over 40 years of personal practice and 25 years of joyful service and playful teaching.

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