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


April 20–22, 2018

Susannah Gale, RYT, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and R&R workshop presenter who leads mindful outdoor experiences in the Berkshires.

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April 20–22, 2018

Christopher Holmes, a Kripalu Yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist, has expertise in anatomy and physiology for yoga and bodywork, and the healing of chronic pain patterns.

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May 11–13, 2018
June 3–8, 2018

Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools and longtime Kripalu Yoga teacher, has been leading groups in wilderness and corporate settings for more than 15 years.

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May 11–13, 2018

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, is a passionate Kripalu Yoga and Yoga Tune Up® teacher who offers workshops and directs Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training programs.

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