Hiking and Yoga

Experience a mindful approach to hiking and a true connection to the outdoors in one of the most beautiful and inspiring locations in Berkshire County. Explore miles of trails directly adjacent to the Kripalu campus, and enjoy group yoga classes with experienced outdoor guides and yoga faculty.

In this program, you

  • Hike the winding trails of the Yokun Ridge, a conserved area maintained by the nonprofit Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and designated as Forest Legacy land by the US Forest Service
  • Enjoy a unique approach to mindful movement in diverse forest settings
  • Learn about the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a healing, meditative therapy that brings the mind and body back to nature
  • Explore the benefits of yoga and qigong classes.

Note Participants should be prepared to cover several miles each day over hilly and sometimes difficult terrain. Appropriate footwear required; trekking poles provided.

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Continuing Education Credits
Weekend programs: Yoga Teachers (YA) | 4 credits, $50.00
Weeklong programs: Yoga Teachers (YA) | 11.25 credits, $50.00

Program at a Glance

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


October 14–19, 2018

Ray Crist is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and shaman’s apprentice who has explored the outdoors as a sailing boat captain, diver, snowboarder, kayaker, and paddle boarder.

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October 14–19, 2018

Nina Henrikson is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, black belt, and cofounder and executive director of Through the Trees Transformation Center.

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November 25–30, 2018

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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November 25–30, 2018

Sarajean Rudman received a bachelor’s in health and wellness and sports management, and a master’s in integrative clinical nutrition. She has more than a decade of experience in personal training and group fitness.

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