On Campus Program

The Yoga of Solidarity


Join social justice yoga practitioners and teachers Susanna Barkataki and Jacoby Ballard for a five-day retreat and dive into the yogic tools that support us in making personal and social change.  

Susanna and Jacoby will guide you through practices intended to create solidarity, comeradeship, and allyship. Become a confident changemaker as you

  • Practice satya, integrity and transparency, to create the world we want to live into 
  • Explore tools for courageous conversations and sharing your voice  
  • Engage in compassion practices that express care for our communities and the world 
  • Understand asteya, non-stealing, as a support for addressing cultural appropriation in yoga
  • Learn grief and forgiveness practices for when things go wrong
  • Gain clarity about boundary-setting and balancing self-care and service.

Return home feeling rested, nourished, and empowered to make a difference in your community—and with spiritual tools to broaden relationships and hold courageous conversations. 

It is our goal at Kripalu to provide a welcoming environment for all.

  • 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 our registrations team at 413.448.3500.
  • We acknowledge and apologize for the unintentional harm that may be experienced by our existing binary online booking option. We are aware of this issue and in the process of rectifying it. In the meantime, we encourage guests to contact our registrations team at 413.448.3500 to book their experience via phone. 

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Jacoby Ballard (he/they) is the author of A Queer Dharma: Yoga and Meditations for Liberation and a social justice educator and yoga teacher who leads workshops and trainings around the country.

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Susanna Barkataki, (she/her) E-RYT, C-IAYT, is an Indian yoga practioner in the Shankaracharya tradition, educator, and founder of Ignite Yoga and Wellness Institute.

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