On Campus Program

Winter Consciousness Tracking, Survival, and Fire Craft


Winter is a beautiful and powerful time of year when snow blankets the earth and creates a palette for our forest friends to tell their stories in tracks and trails. It is also a season during which the right clothes, gear, and proper skills can make all the difference. 

Author and founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership Micah Mortali guides you on this immersive weekend program situated on the Kripalu campus. In this enlivening and adventurous outdoor workshop, you will learn  

  • Animal tracking skills 
  • What to carry so you are always prepared 
  • How to craft fire in any conditions and build a shelter to keep you dry and warm 
  • How to gather and treat water and make emergency forest tea 
  • Nature meditations to deepen your connection with the outdoors 

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to embrace the winter season with confidence, awareness, and a deeper connection to the world around you.  

Note Participants should plan to be outside for five hours each day. Be prepared to dress in layers appropriate for being outside for extended periods during this time of year and bring waterproof boots, wool socks, long underwear, gloves, hats, as well as a backpack with a thermos for carrying hot liquids, snacks, and extra layers. 

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

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
Nature and the Outdoors


Micah Mortali is the Founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership and author of Rewilding.

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