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Nature and Mindfulness Winter Woods

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


For everyone.

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. This unique approach to outdoor skills through the lens of mindful, meditative observation opens the door to an entirely new way of viewing nature and its inhabitants.

Embark on a snowshoeing adventure to discover the hidden life of winter animals, and the fascinating world of the late-winter forest. In this program, you

  • Snowshoe on some of the most popular trails in the Berkshires, including the nearby Brother’s Trail and Yokun Ridge (snowshoes and poles provided)
  • Learn animal tracking techniques, sign recognition, and tree identification
  • Experience the healing, meditative qualities of forest bathing in evergreen-rich woods
  • Witness winter birds in their natural habitat
  • Practice gentle yoga and movement classes indoors.

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

Note Snowshoes and poles are provided.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


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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Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Kripalu Yoga teacher.

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