On Campus Program

Kripalu Outdoors Winter Tracking and Mindful Nature Connection


Join Mass Audubon naturalist and tracker, Dale Abrams, and author of Rewilding and founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, Micah Mortali, on a profound journey of connection in the winter woods. Kripalu and Mass Audubon are proud to offer programs that explore the intersection of mindfulness practices with an appreciation and understanding of the natural world.  

Join us as we strap on our micro-spikes and get “off trail”, turning on our senses and diving deep into the breathtaking forest of ancient hemlock, white pine, oak and birch that embrace the retreat center. You will

  • Experience guided mindful outdoor experiences and meditations 
  • Learn the fundamentals of animal tracks, sign, and scat 
  • Expand your knowledge of native trees and shrubs 
  • Observe birds in their winter habitat 
  • Make and enjoy foraged winter teas from local plants 
  • Learn the art of birthing fire in adverse conditions 
  • Make new friends, both human and “more than human”!

Come enjoy the peaceful calm of snow-covered trails as you develop both observation and mindfulness skills in the great outdoors.

Note Microspikes, or snowshoes and poles will be provided for this program based on what gear is appropriate for existing snow coverage. 

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
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Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness

Nature and Mindfulness at Kripalu


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

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Dale Abrams, MS, is the education coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries and a lifelong naturalist whose specialties include birding, wildlife tracking, and ecosystem studies.

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