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The Language of the Earth

For everyone.

Celebrate Earth Day in the forested embrace of the Berkshires with a specially curated panel of international teachers. These experts on listening to the natural world share insights and practices that instill balance, grounding, wonder, and an innate and timeless sense of belonging to this beautiful planet.

Come explore trees from a spiritual and holistic dimension and gain new insights into their relationship with each other and with humans. Dive into the minute details of nature’s intimate web of interconnection as you experience

  • Ancient awareness practices to support well-being in today’s world
  • Ways to engage your senses, amplify presence, enhance your natural mindfulness, and reveal accessible pathways to a truly meaningful connection with the earth
  • Legacy tree plantings on the Kripalu property as a practice of place tending and reciprocity with nature
  • Forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku, a gentle form of re-wilding
  • Qigong for natural energy cultivation.

This inspirational and restorative program of talks, walks, tree plantings, and practices serves as a reminder that each day on Earth is indeed a celebration.

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Mark Roule, RYT 500, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and outdoor guide who holds qigong teacher certifications with the Elixir Light and IIQTC schools, and is certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapists.

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Noel O’Shea was responsible for the management of all trees under the ownership of the National Parks Service in Ireland.

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Josh Lane is a lead mentor with the 8 Shields Institute, bridging a pathway from the modern experience towards deep nature connection.

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Nancy Hugo has had the privilege of living among trees, writing about trees, and learning about trees for most of her life.

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Grounds Supervisor Kevin Foran, known as “Moose,” has been the steward of the Kripalu campus in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, since Kripalu moved to the Berkshires in 1983.

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