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Yoga and Running Off the Mat and Onto the Trails

For everyone comfortable running a 5K race.

Enjoy a weekend of yoga and outdoor adventure in the beautiful Berkshires. Trail running and yoga may seem fundamentally different in their approach to movement, but they share many unexpected traits. Each demands a high level of mental, emotional, and physical awareness—skills that a growing body of research suggests prevent injury and optimize performance.

Join medical doctor and avid runner Stephen Alsdorf to

  • Experience daily runs on well-maintained forest and ridge trails right outside Kripalu’s front door
  • Learn how to prevent injuries and run with more ease and greater joy
  • Explore how running and yoga complement each other to develop mind-body strength, flexibility, and stability
  • Practice yoga each day to build endurance and awareness
  • Discover the specific health benefits of natural environments with an introduction to the science of “forest therapy.”


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Stephen Alsdorf, MD, is a practicing family physician with a special interest in sports medicine and injury prevention. An avid runner, skier, and cyclist,...

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Sarajean Rudman received a bachelor’s in health and wellness and sports management, and a master’s in integrative clinical nutrition. She has more than a decade of experience in personal training and group fitness.

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