On Campus Program

Trans Inclusion in Yoga And Wellness A Weekend Retreat


The phrase 'safe space' has been popularized, particularly in yoga and wellness communities, as a reflection of the intention that all are welcome. Yet how can we expect ourselves to stay attuned to safety for each of the individuals for whom we hold space?

Join writer, digital strategist, and equity-inclusion facilitator Tristan Katz for a weekend on campus program that deeply explores how to embody a commitment to equity, inclusion, justice, and liberation for trans, nonbinary, and queer community members. We'll engage in conversations—about intersectionality, social location, privilege, and proximity to power—and discuss how to create a meaningful culture-shift that honors the truth of gender for every individual. 

Through group conversation, discussion, guided meditation, restorative asana, and more, you will

  • Reflect on the construct of gender and its individual and collective impact.
  • Explore and practice ways to challenge our implicit bias and the assumptions we might make about one another’s identities.
  • Unpack ‘harm’—both how it manifests for our queer siblings and how we can engage in repair and healing.
  • Define what accountability really looks like.
  • Learn how to show up for meaningful allyship in action.

This program is suitable for all, including yoga teachers, wellness professionals, massage therapists, bodyworkers, mental health providers, and anyone working in healing spaces. Return home with actionable steps to create spaces that include and honor the trans community as well as a greater understanding of gender beyond the binary. 

NOTE We have created Gender Expansive dorms with the explicit goal of providing a housing experience with a sense of belonging and community for trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming guests, as well as LGBTQIA+ guests and allies of those communities. Guests who select Gender Expansive dorms agree to live with and create a welcoming environment for students of any gender identity. To book this type of accommodation, please call 413.448.3500.

Prefer a week-long retreat?

Tristan is also offering a week-long immersion called Creating Safer Spaces: Embodying your Commitment to Trans Inclusion.

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Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
Personal Growth


Tristan Katz (he/they) is a writer, digital strategist, and equity-inclusion facilitator who specializes in education and consulting centered around queer identity and trans awareness.

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