Kripalu Outdoors: Hiking, Kayaking, and SUP

For everyone.

Get outside and go with the flow—on the water, on the earth, and on the mat! Satisfy your longing to connect with nature as you explore hiking, paddle sports, and yoga in the beauty of the Berkshires. Tap into nature’s profound ability to inspire and help us gain clarity in our lives, as you

  • Hike the winding trails of the Yokun Ridge, with different levels to suit your needs
  • Paddle your own personal kayak and stand up paddleboard on Lake Mahkeenac
  • Relax into tranquil walking and floating meditations
  • Practice Kripalu Yoga to balance body and mind.

Participants should be comfortable hiking on wooded trails over hilly and sometimes difficult terrain, and have some experience with kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

Recommendations (additional fees apply):

  • Pamper yourself with a Kripalu Meditative Massage

Please reserve early as appointments are limited. Find out more about these sessions on Kripalu’s Healing Arts pages or call 888.738.1822 to make an appointment.

Additional information

Program at a Glance

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


Katie Hagel, RYT-200, is a life coach, yoga instructor, and world traveler dedicated to living a life of passion, adventure, and purpose.

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July 21–26, 2019

Susannah Beattie, RYT, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and Kripalu R&R workshop presenter who leads mindful outdoor experiences and strives to uplift and empower students of all ages.

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September 29–October 4, 2019

Steven Leonard, a Lead Faculty member at Kripalu, is a functional movement specialist and meditation educator, a teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga, and also mindful outdoor experiences.

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