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Kripalu Outdoors: Hiking and Yoga

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

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 on the beautiful conservation areas of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council
  • Accessible and restorative all-levels yoga and movement classes
  • An introduction to Kripalu Mindful Outdoor experience
  • 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 Kripalu retreat leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalized, with a renewed 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
Nature and the Outdoors


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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