On Campus Program

Winter Solstice Retreat Nature, Peace, and Connection


The winter solstice is a natural time of retreat, a season of coziness, rest, reflection, and invigorating time outdoors. Join author and founder of the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership Micah Mortali and align with the beauty and tranquility of winter as you

  • Enjoy guided Mindful Outdoor Experiences 
  • Explore the Nordic philosophy of hygge—feeling cozy and connected to nature
  • Learn about the Celtic Wheel of the Year and Ayurvedic wisdom for finding balance
  • Experience outdoor fire meditations and indoor meditations.

In winter, bears move into hibernation, trees pull their energy deep into their roots, and earth-based cultures tell stories, craft, and live off of stored energy. Come connect more deeply with yourself and the world around you as we mark the longest night of the year. ​Sink into quiet, peace, and rest—and heal your relationship with winter as you remember how to receive the many gifts of the season.

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

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Nature and the Outdoors


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

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