Hiking and Yoga Retreat

For everyone; no experience necessary.

Explore the trails and forests of the Berkshires and experience a deeper connection to the earth—and yourself—in Kripalu’s most popular outdoor program. Along the summits of the protected Yokun Ridge trail system just outside our front door, discover why the area’s natural beauty—combined with the proven health benefits of outdoor activity—have drawn visitors here since the mid-19th century.

This program includes

  • Daily group hikes with our professional guides in the beautiful conservation areas of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
  • Accessible and restorative all-levels yoga and movement classes
  • An introduction to Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing
  • Outdoor meditation at Bullard Woods, one of the few remaining old-growth forests in New England
  • Time to relax, recharge, and meet new friends.

Coupled with yoga and meditation sessions held both indoors and out, this retreat leaves you refreshed and revitalized, with a deeper connection to the great outdoors.

Note Participants should be prepared to cover several miles each day over hilly and sometimes difficult terrain. Appropriate footwear required; snowshoes, crampons, and trekking poles provided based on trail conditions.

Program at a Glance

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


June 2–7, 2019

Ray Crist, a Kripalu Yoga teacher and shaman’s apprentice, teaches how to use yoga and shamanism to live a balanced, empowered life.

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June 2–7, 2019

Nina Henrikson is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and martial arts instructor who blends a love of nature with movement practice to inspire and motivate personal transformation in students of all ages.

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July 14–19, 2019

Sherrie Howard, BME, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who leads hiking, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding workshops and teaches classes for the Kripalu School of Yoga.

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July 14–19, 2019

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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