On Campus Program

The Kripalu Silent Retreat


"This program is a gentle, welcoming, holding experience. You will see and experience yourself in new ways that will bring you amazement, love, compassion, and kindness."
—Program participant

It’s easy to become bombarded with constant sound, mindless chatter, and ceaseless distraction in our everyday lives. What happens when you step away, slow down, and enter the sanctuary of quiet?  

Join Kripalu faculty members Jess Frey and Edi Pasalis for a three-day or five-day mid-week retreat on the Kripalu campus in which they guide you through the doorway of silence to cultivate present moment awareness.

Through embodied meditations, guided mindful movement, small group inquiry and sharing, journal explorations, and nature-based practices, you will learn how to 

  • Observe your experience without judgment 
  • Attune to the subtle flow of existence both inside and out 
  • Listen and connect to the wisdom and truth within you 
  • Deepen your awareness and open to the fullness of life. 

Rediscover the gifts of the present moment and return home to a more intimate relationship with your life. 

Note Silence will be encouraged throughout this entire retreat, including meal times, except during structured short lecture, small practice group meetings, and Q&A sessions. Please note the rest of the Kripalu campus will not be in silence which means other guests will be speaking and communicating.

Note Please bring outdoor clothing appropriate for cold weather conditions as portions of this retreat include outdoor programming.

Apply For Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are proud to offer full-tuition scholarships for select on campus programs. To see eligibility requirements and available programs, please complete the form here.

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

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Kripalu Sangha Chats: Sharing Wisdom & Community Care

Join Kripalu CEO Robert Mulhall for a recorded conversation with presenters Edi Pasalis and Jess Frey as they discuss benefits of a silent retreat.


March 31–April 2, 2023
April 16–21, 2023
May 5–7, 2023
May 14–19, 2023
June 2–4, 2023

Jess Frey, E-RYT 1000, is a Kripalu Yoga educator, life coach, and artist known for her authenticity, motivation, and depth.

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April 16–21, 2023

Erin Casperson, Lead Kripalu Faculty and Director of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, is passionate about sharing how the ancient practices of Ayurveda can be applied to modern-day living.

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May 14–19, 2023
June 18–23, 2023
June 30–July 2, 2023

Edi Pasalis has been learning, growing, and serving through yoga for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a lead faculty member at Kripalu, Edi spent a decade on the Kripalu Leadership team which helped birth RISE™.

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June 2–4, 2023

Pilin Anice, E-RYT 500, is a lead faculty member for Kripalu, wellness expert, and model.

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