On Campus Program

Kripalu Outdoors: Winter Hiking and Yoga


Stretch your legs, breathe the fresh Berkshire air, and log off of screens and technology with Kripalu’s mindful outdoor guides for a rejuvenating, mindful hiking experience that will help you reconnect and recharge. Explore a network of trails that will take you through ancient forests, over open fields, and along babbling brooks. Experience silence. Be carried away by the healing power of the natural world. Along with mindful hiking you’ll receive relaxing and meditative Kripalu Yoga classes and have time to connect with friends new and old on the trail and by the campfire! 

This program includes 

  • Daily hikes with our mindful outdoor guides on the beautiful conservation areas of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council 
  • Accessible and restorative all-levels Kripalu yoga and meditation 
  • Guided nature meditations 
  • Group sharing by the campfire 
  • Naturalist exploration of trees, local geology, Mohican history and local flora and fauna. 

Note While this program is designed for all levels, participants should be prepared to cover 3-6 miles each day over hilly and sometimes difficult terrain. Appropriate footwear required, snowshoes, crampons, and trekking poles provided based on trail conditions. 

Note Please plan to dress in layers, bring a hat, gloves, wind and/or waterproof shell, sturdy hiking shoes, and a day pack with a water bottle and journal.

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
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Nature and the Outdoors


Micah Mortali is lead Kripalu faculty, the Founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership and author of Rewilding.

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Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 1000, YACEP, is a lead faculty member for Kripalu, lead teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga, a Kripalu R&R Retreat presenter, and a Kripalu RISE™ facilitator.

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