On Campus Program

The Kripalu Silent Retreat


“When we make a place for silence, we make room for ourselves. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are.”  -Gunilla Norris 

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 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, 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 strongly 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.

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

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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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Edi 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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