• October 4–9, 2020
  • Sunday-Friday: 5 nights

Kripalu Outdoors: Hiking and Vinyasa Immersion

This program—developed and led by our own faculty with the Kripalu methodology in mind—is offered exclusively at Kripalu.

For experienced hikers in good physical condition, comfortable with 6–8 mile treks at a sustained pace, with an established yoga practice.

Come discover the power of yoga, meditation, and the natural world in this hiking and vinyasa flow program. Draw closer to nature as you explore some of the Berkshires most beautiful trails, including 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 on the beautiful local trails and conservation areas of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
  • Energizing vinyasa flow classes, both indoors and outdoors
  • Nature-based meditations rooted in ancient shamanic traditions
  • Teachings of yoga that can be brought “off the mat” and into daily life

Invigorate your body and clear your mind as you experience a deeper connection to the earth, and yourself, in one of Kripalu’s signature outdoor programs.

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


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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Nina Crist, codirector of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and black-belt martial arts instructor with 20 years of experience.

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