On Campus Program

Kripalu Outdoors: Hiking, Yoga, and Kayaking


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

  • Practice Kripalu Yoga to balance body and mind
  • Hike the winding trails of Yokun Ridge, with different levels to suit your needs 
  • Relax into tranquil walking, forest meditations, and other Mindful Outdoor Experiences including a forest tea ceremony
  • Enjoy guided kayaking and floating meditations on kayaks on beautiful Lake Mahkeenac.

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

Additional information about what to bring. 

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

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

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


Evelyn Gonzalez, Kripalu Legacy Faculty, has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann.

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Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Kripalu Yoga teacher.

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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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