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Wednesday, June 19
 

6:30am

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
avatar for Annie B. Kay

Annie B. Kay

Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a leading integrative dietitian, yoga therapist, and shamanic plant alchemist. Author of the award-winning Every Bite Is Divine, Yoga and Meditation: Tools for Weight Management CE program, and coauthor of the American Diabetes Association’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 6:30am - 7:45am
TBA

6:30am

Intermediate Yoga
This moderately paced class focuses on strengthening the body by sustaining postures and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who want to explore a wider range of postures and practices are also welcome.

Faculty

Wednesday June 19, 2019 6:30am - 7:45am
TBA

8:45am

Guided Kayaking
Enjoy a fun and relaxing paddle on the calm, beautiful waters of Lake Mahkeenac, better known to locals as the Stockbridge Bowl. Experience the splendor of the forested shoreline, a floating meditation, and eagle sightings from the comfort of your own personal kayak.

Spaces for outdoor activities are limited and require advance sign-up. Please contact Registrations at 866.200.5203 prior to your arrival.

Faculty
avatar for Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a life coach, yoga instructor, and world traveler dedicated to living a life of passion, adventure, and purpose. Her extensive exploration of other cultures and spiritual traditions has given her a unique perspective on the human experience and a strong faith... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:45am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

Herb Walk
Take a walk around the beautiful Kripalu campus with an eye on the ground. Identify and sample both wild edibles and cultivated herbs with Kripalu's Lead Nutritionist.

Faculty
avatar for Annie B. Kay

Annie B. Kay

Annie B. Kay, MS, RDN, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a leading integrative dietitian, yoga therapist, and shamanic plant alchemist. Author of the award-winning Every Bite Is Divine, Yoga and Meditation: Tools for Weight Management CE program, and coauthor of the American Diabetes Association’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Presents: Birding and Mindfulness
Observing birds in nature shares many qualities with mindfulness—the focused awareness and calm observation of both practices helps to soothe the mind, enabling you to connect to the world, and yourself, in profound new ways. Join Becky Cushing from Mass Audubon for this engaging workshop and be introduced to the meditative joys of bird watching.

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Zach Adams

Zach Adams is a graduate of Juniata College where he studied environmental science and researched the impacts of invasive berry producing plants on migratory birds in wetlands. Zach is a new addition to the education staff at Pleasant Valley and is excited to have joined the Mass... Read More →
avatar for Becky Cushing

Becky Cushing

Becky Cushing, MS, director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries, has led natural history and birding programs throughout New England. Her work takes place at the intersection of people and nature, through conservation, education, and advocacy work across the state. Most recently... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

Six Depot Presents - From Bean to Cup: An Educational Coffee Tasting
Learn about how we source our coffee, how it helps both the communities and environment in origin countries, how it is grown and milled, and how we roast it here in the Berkshires. Finally, we’ll have a tasting where you can taste how terroir, processes and roasting affect the final cup.

Faculty
avatar for Flavio Lichtenthal

Flavio Lichtenthal

Flavio's love of coffee began at 13 in the pool halls of Buenos Aires, his native city. These dark places, filled with men arguing about the latest soccer trade while drinking dark espressos, held a greater fascination for him than 7th grade algebra.Years later, a singer-songwriter... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Landry

Lisa Landry

They had her at “Prendiamo un bel’ café” (let’s have a beautiful cup of coffee). Living in Italy and working as translator and writer at the RAI, Italy’s broadcasting station, coffee was ritual and survival. They were right. It was beautiful. Baristas hand-pulling espressos... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am

11:00am

Delve Into Ustrasana (Camel)
Whether you’re new to yoga or an experienced practitioner coming back to the beginner’s mind, this workshop helps you build your practice from the ground up.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
TBA

12:00pm

Beginner Yoga
This class is perfect for anyone starting their yoga journey, as well as for those looking to revisit the fundamentals. Accessible and enlivening, you will be guided through foundational postures and basic breathing techniques aligned with movement.

Faculty
avatar for Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a trusted leader in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy. A seasoned facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience, Janna is a 1000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a certified... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Kripalu YogaDance®
Experience Kripalu’s most delightful, popular, and loved activity. Whether you are brand new to movement, dance, and yoga, or have danced your whole life, YogaDance® will surprise you with joy.

Faculty
avatar for Heather Bilotta

Heather Bilotta

Heather Bilotta, RSMT, is a Kripalu YogaDance® teacher, Kripalu faculty member, Shake Your Soul® instructor, SomaSoul® practitioner, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. She has been on staff at Kripalu for more than nine years. Heather is a passionate believer in the healing... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:45pm

Healing Arts Sampler: Ayurvedic Bodywork
Ayurvedic wisdom teaches us to connect with our deepest selves, the source of all healing. Come learn simple, everyday approaches for increasing your health and vitality through oil massage and Ayurvedic bodywork, and experience a nourishing foot massage using herbal oil. Please come with clean feet and bring socks.

Faculty
avatar for Cat Pacini

Cat Pacini

Cat Pacini, LMT, a graduate of the Kripalu Schools of Ayurveda and Massage, teaches Kripalu R&R workshops, provides Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations, and offers bodywork at Kripalu. Using the ancient science of Ayurveda as her main tool, Cat helps others tap into their own inherent... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:15pm

Guided Hiking
Explore the practices of mindful movement and enjoy the meditative qualities of the outdoors, as you reconnect with nature on the beautiful paths and trails surrounding our campus.

Faculty
avatar for Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster

Tracy Foster, RYT 500, is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, Yoga in the Schools educator and R&R Outdoor Adventure Guide. Tracy's intention is to lead yoga experiences that nurture presence, gratitude, and joy. The invitation is to breathe, release and feel into all that arises in... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Ruth

Kelly Ruth

Yoga teacher, dedicated practitioner, self-care advocate, pranayama nerd and musician, Kelly has been teaching yoga since 2015. Most recently, Kelly served as the year-long 2018 Kripalu School of Yoga Intern at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health studying beneath and teaching alongside... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:15pm - 3:00pm
TBA

1:15pm

Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding
Float your yoga in this popular guided activity with our experienced and knowledgeable guides. You’ll learn basic paddling techniques, enjoy a short tour of the Stockbridge Bowl, and explore gentle movement practices in a whole new way.

Spaces for outdoor activities are limited and require advance sign-up. Please contact Registrations at 866.200.5203 prior to your arrival.

Faculty
avatar for Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a life coach, yoga instructor, and world traveler dedicated to living a life of passion, adventure, and purpose. Her extensive exploration of other cultures and spiritual traditions has given her a unique perspective on the human experience and a strong faith... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:15pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Berkshire Botanical Gardens Presents: Designing an Easy-Care Garden
Every garden requires care, yet if you start off on the right foot by learning some simple techniques, your gardening efforts can be very rewarding. Learn how Jenna designs her gardens to be less labor intensive, using techniques from over 20 years as a professional organic perennial and container gardener in the Berkshires.

Faculty
avatar for Jenna O'Brien

Jenna O'Brien

Jenna O'Brien, a Berkshire native, is owner and founder of Viridissima Horticulture & Design since 2003. Jenna has been working in Berkshire Gardens for over 20 years. Jenna specializes in container gardening, perennial garden design and care, and estate garden and conservatory m... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Yoga and Creation
Join in this unique exploration as we practice a series of yoga postures and breathing practices to awaken the chakras, the body's major energy centers. From this place of inner awareness, we will create through words or drawings. All levels invited; no experience necessary.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT, and Kripalu Schools faculty, creates sacred space for students to journey into realms of deep peace and healing. An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer has been teaching for more than 20 years and is the creator of Divine... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

4:15pm

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
avatar for Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a teacher and faculty member at Kripalu and the recording artist on the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants. Vandita has balanced family, self-care, and a career in yoga and health for more... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Intermediate Yoga
This moderately paced class focuses on strengthening the body by sustaining postures and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who want to explore a wider range of postures and practices are also welcome.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT, and Kripalu Schools faculty, creates sacred space for students to journey into realms of deep peace and healing. An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer has been teaching for more than 20 years and is the creator of Divine... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga offers graceful sequences that encourage you to cultivate strength, balance, and flexibility through continuous movement linked with breath. This class requires a strong sense of body awareness and ability to adjust postures as needed. Vinyasa is ideal for those who have yoga experience.

Faculty
avatar for Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a trusted leader in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy. A seasoned facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience, Janna is a 1000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a certified... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

The Power of Compassion
If there is any power considered the highest, it is love. How can we transform pain and suffering into love and joy? What practices can help us achieve states of joy more frequently? In this workshop, examine the teachings of Swami Kripalu and experiment with transformative activities such as meditation, gentle yoga, and journaling.

Faculty
avatar for Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a teacher and faculty member at Kripalu and the recording artist on the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants. Vandita has balanced family, self-care, and a career in yoga and health for more... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

Concert
Bobby Sweet has recently returned home from his third US tour with folk legend Arlo Guthrie. His New Folk/Americana songwriting style has drawn comparisons to John Prine, Jackson Browne, and a countrified Bruce Springsteen. An engaging storyteller and dynamic performer, his trio features pedal steel guitar, percussion, and acoustic guitar.  




Wednesday June 19, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, June 20
 

6:30am

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
avatar for Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a teacher and faculty member at Kripalu and the recording artist on the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants. Vandita has balanced family, self-care, and a career in yoga and health for more... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 6:30am - 7:45am
TBA

6:30am

Intermediate Yoga
This moderately paced class focuses on strengthening the body by sustaining postures and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who want to explore a wider range of postures and practices are also welcome.

Faculty
avatar for Susannah Beattie

Susannah Beattie

Susannah Beattie, RYT, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher and R&R Retreat workshop presenter who leads mindful outdoor experiences. With her teaching, she strives to empower and inspire, often integrating positional therapy and foundation training with energy and Shamanic healing. Susannah... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 6:30am - 7:45am
TBA

8:45am

Guided Kayaking
Enjoy a fun and relaxing paddle on the calm, beautiful waters of Lake Mahkeenac, better known to locals as the Stockbridge Bowl. Experience the splendor of the forested shoreline, a floating meditation, and eagle sightings from the comfort of your own personal kayak.

Spaces for outdoor activities are limited and require advance sign-up. Please contact Registrations at 866.200.5203 prior to your arrival.

Faculty
avatar for Sherrie Howard

Sherrie Howard

Sherrie Howard, BME, E-RYT 500, has been working at Kripalu since 2011, where she fell in love with Kripalu Yoga and witnessed transformational shifts that yoga brought to her own life. Sherrie brings her unique energy into her classes with the intention of fostering a witness consciousness... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 8:45am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

Mindful Looking: Exploring the Visual Narrative in Norman Rockwell’s Art
This special program invites deep engagement with original works of art through a variety of in-gallery and outdoor experiences inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell and other noted artists. Drawing as a tool for seeing, writing as a means of self-reflection, and hands-on experiences that inspire close and mindful looking will engage the senses and spur creativity. Materials are provided, an interest in experimentation and deep engagement with art is all that is required.

Faculty
avatar for Stephanie Haboush Plunkett

Stephanie Haboush Plunkett

Stephanie Haboush Plunkett is the deputy director and chief curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum. The curator of many exhibitions relating to the art of illustration—including Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol; Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World; Roz Chast: Cartoon... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

Historical Tour of the Kripalu Grounds
Shadowbrook has uplifted the spirits and hearts of people since the late nineteenth century. This workshop begins with a viewing of historic photos of the property and then ventures outside for a tour of the grounds to discover points of interest and learn more about the rich history and roots of Kripalu Yoga. In the event of inclement weather, a virtual tour will be held indoors.

Faculty
avatar for Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello

Vandita Kate Marchesiello, E-RYT 500, is a teacher and faculty member at Kripalu and the recording artist on the best-selling CDs Transform, Relax, and Rejuvenate; Yoga with Vandita; and Vandita Chants. Vandita has balanced family, self-care, and a career in yoga and health for more... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

9:15am

Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding
Float your yoga in this popular guided activity with our experienced and knowledgeable guides. You’ll learn basic paddling techniques, enjoy a short tour of the Stockbridge Bowl, and explore gentle movement practices in a whole new way.

Spaces for outdoor activities are limited and require advance sign-up. Please contact Registrations at 866.200.5203 prior to your arrival.

Faculty
avatar for Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen, RYT, is a certified yoga teacher and outdoor guide for Kripalu R&R Retreats and other Kripalu programs.
avatar for Greg DiLisio

Greg DiLisio

Greg DiLisio, MAc, is an experienced acupuncturist, holds high-level qigong, tai chi, and yoga teacher certifications, and is passionate about moving energy through outdoor sports in all seasons. Greg is featured in the DVD Qigong and Tai Chi, Following Movement in Nature.


Thursday June 20, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
TBA

11:00am

Smiling Meditation
Had Charles Darwin and Thich Nhat Hanh met in life, they would have definitely agreed that smiling is good for you.  Darwin hypothesized that emotions can be altered by the facial muscles’ activity. Thich Nhat Nanh, Buddhist monk and beloved teacher, said, "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.".  Come to this experimental workshop to discover for yourself the effects of smiling on your body, mind and heart.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
TBA

12:00pm

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga offers graceful sequences that encourage you to cultivate strength, balance and flexibility through continuous movement linked with breath. This class requires a strong sense of body awareness and ability to adjust postures as needed. Vinyasa is ideal for those who have yoga experience.

Faculty
avatar for Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a life coach, yoga instructor, and world traveler dedicated to living a life of passion, adventure, and purpose. Her extensive exploration of other cultures and spiritual traditions has given her a unique perspective on the human experience and a strong faith... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Kripalu YogaDance®
Experience Kripalu’s most delightful, popular, and loved activity. Whether you are brand new to movement, dance, and yoga, or have danced your whole life, Kripalu YogaDance® will surprise you with joy.

Faculty
avatar for Sage Brody

Sage Brody

Sage Brody, MPC, RSMT, is a dynamic and inspirational dance teacher and movement therapist. Sage holds a master’s in pastoral counseling and is a registered Somatic Movement therapist. She shares her passion for movement in leading dance, qi gong, and other mindful activities at... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:45pm

Share Circle
Rumi once said, “In order to speak one must first learn to listen – learn to speak by listening”. Come join us in practicing one of Kripalu’s oldest teachings and discover the gift of conscious communication.

Faculty
avatar for Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan

Izzy Lenihan is a certified life, career, and wellness coach who has helped thousands of people make changes in all stages of their lives for more than 25 years. Founder of Prescription for Life, she is a recognized inspirational speaker, workshop leader, and program director for... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:15pm

Guided Hiking
Explore the practices of mindful movement and enjoy the meditative qualities of the outdoors, as you reconnect with nature on the beautiful paths and trails surrounding our campus.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a life coach, yoga instructor, and world traveler dedicated to living a life of passion, adventure, and purpose. Her extensive exploration of other cultures and spiritual traditions has given her a unique perspective on the human experience and a strong faith... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 1:15pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir
If you have ever thought of writing a memoir, have one in the works, or even just want to write stories from your life for fun, this workshop is for you! Jennifer, a gifted teacher and author coach specializing in memoir, offers a unique framework that provides multiple entry points for exploring your life story, using the four elements as metaphors; Earth, the childhood ground of our being; Water, the social flow we enter as teenagers; Fire, the passions and challenges in every life story; and Air, our own constant commentary on our lived experience. This workshop, based on Jennifer's award-winning writer's guide, will get your creative juices flowing in a safe and nurturing atmosphere.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Browdy, PhD

Jennifer Browdy, PhD

Jennifer Browdy, PhD, is a professor of comparative literature at Bard College at Simon's Rock, with a special interest in global women's writing and memoir. Her own memoir, What I forgot...and Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

2:00pm

Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Presents - Burst into Bloom: Discover Berkshire Wildflowers
As spring transitions to summer the flora of the fields and forest burst into bloom. We will search for elusive woodland wildflowers and the more conspicuous flowers that adorn our fields and meadows. Hand lenses will help us examine flower parts, colors, and the incredible diversity of the Berkshires.

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Zach Adams

Zach Adams is a graduate of Juniata College where he studied environmental science and researched the impacts of invasive berry producing plants on migratory birds in wetlands. Zach is a new addition to the education staff at Pleasant Valley and is excited to have joined the Mass... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

4:15pm

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Intermediate Yoga
This moderately paced class focuses on strengthening the body by sustaining postures and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who want to explore a wider range of postures and practices are also welcome.

Faculty
avatar for Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen

Samantha Cullen, RYT, is a certified yoga teacher and outdoor guide for Kripalu R&R Retreats and other Kripalu programs.


Thursday June 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga offers graceful sequences that encourage you to cultivate strength, balance, and flexibility through continuous movement linked with breath. This class requires a strong sense of body awareness and ability to adjust postures as needed. Vinyasa is ideal for those who have yoga experience.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Therapist IAYT, and Kripalu Schools faculty, creates sacred space for students to journey into realms of deep peace and healing. An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer has been teaching for more than 20 years and is the creator of Divine... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is a mindful approach to yoga practice, and a perfect complement to the dynamic, more active (yang) styles of yoga. Learn to hold passive, seated and floor postures, targeting the connective tissue that supports the joints, creating a feeling of spaciousness and ease.

Faculty
avatar for Michael Petersen

Michael Petersen

Michael Petersen, RYT 500, discovered yoga not long after he began his recovery from addiction. A dedicated Kripalu Yoga teacher with a background in psychology and a love of anatomy, Michael is known for his clear yet playful teaching style, which makes the practice accessible and... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA

7:30pm

Scarlet Letters: Writers of the Berkshires
The Berkshire region has long been an enticing place for writers. Learn about four prominent authors who lived and wrote nearby: W.E.B. Du Bois (of Great Barrington), Nathaniel Hawthorne (of Stockbridge), Herman Melville (of Pittsfield), and Edith Wharton (of Lenox). In this informal writing workshop, we’ll read brief excerpts from the authors, consider their ties to the area, and try some brief writing exercises of our own. No prior writing experience necessary.

Faculty
avatar for Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper

Lara Tupper, MFA, is the author of A Thousand and One Nights, an autobiographical novel about singers at sea. Her prose has appeared in Writing Fire, Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak, The Believer, and other literary publications. Lara taught writing at Rutgers University for... Read More →


Thursday June 20, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, June 21
 

6:30am

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
avatar for Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen

Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, RN, E-RYT 500, is a senior faculty member at Kripalu, where she leads a variety of workshops, including 500 and 1000-hour level professional yoga teacher trainings. She works with clients privately and leads workshops internationally in group and corporate settings... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 6:30am - 7:45am
TBA

6:30am

Intermediate Yoga
This moderately paced class focuses on strengthening the body by sustaining postures and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who want to explore a wider range of postures and practices are also welcome.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 6:30am - 7:45am
TBA

8:45am

Guided Kayaking
Enjoy a fun and relaxing paddle on the calm, beautiful waters of Lake Mahkeenac, better known to locals as the Stockbridge Bowl. Experience the splendor of the forested shoreline, a floating meditation, and eagle sightings from the comfort of your own personal kayak.

Spaces for outdoor activities are limited and require advance sign-up. Please contact Registrations at 866.200.5203 prior to your arrival.

Faculty
avatar for Sage Brody

Sage Brody

Sage Brody, MPC, RSMT, is a dynamic and inspirational dance teacher and movement therapist. Sage holds a master’s in pastoral counseling and is a registered Somatic Movement therapist. She shares her passion for movement in leading dance, qi gong, and other mindful activities at... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel

Katie Hagel, RYT-500, is a life coach, yoga instructor, and world traveler dedicated to living a life of passion, adventure, and purpose. Her extensive exploration of other cultures and spiritual traditions has given her a unique perspective on the human experience and a strong faith... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 8:45am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

RISE: Kripalu’s Evidence-Based Stress Resilience Program
Stress is as inevitable as change itself. It comes with real risks, but is also a vital part of a vibrant life. This session introduces tools from Kripalu’s evidence-based resilience program called RISE. You’ll learn to navigate stress with skill so that you can make choices that elevate your highest potential at home and at work.

Faculty
avatar for Edi Pasalis

Edi Pasalis

Edi Pasalis is an experienced social impact leader, cultivating mindful, resilient organizations. She is the driving source behind RISE, Kripalu’s evidence-based initiative that trains individuals in high-impact, high-stress organizations and helps create more people-centered, emotionally... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

9:00am

Chakras, Chocolate, and the Law of Attraction
Chakras, the body’s energy centers, support physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Through easy meditations, balance your chakras, maximize the Law of Attraction to set your goals in motion, and discover how chocolate can help your manifestations. Enjoy luxury chocolate provided by Joshua Needleman, creator and chocolatier of Chocolate Springs™, located in the Berkshires and recognized by Saveur as one of the their Top 10 Star chocolate makers.

Faculty
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Heidi E. Spear

Heidi E. Spear, MA, ABD, is an author, workshop presenter, and Kripalu Yoga teacher who regularly taught as Kripalu R&R Retreat faculty from 2008–2015. She also served as the relaxation specialist at The UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. Heidi writes for 1440 Multiversity... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
TBA

10:00am

Conserving and Building a Relationship with the Land with BNRC
The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is adjacent to 734 acres of conserved land and 6+ miles of hiking trails, owned and managed by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC). Join us in exploring the trails on a 3.6-mile hike. Along the way, we’ll discuss BNRC’s conservation efforts throughout the Berkshires, including an update about High Road connections in the works. The High Road is BNRC’s vision to connect conservation land and trails to towns. We’ll also discuss the natural history of the reserve and keep our eyes peeled for spring ephemeral wildflowers and other spring happenings! Please bring lunch/snack, water, and wear appropriate footwear.


This hike requires pre-registration.
Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes)



Friday June 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:00am

Somatic Meditation
Bring your attention to your body to experiences and tune in to the present moment of your interior life. Practice your ability to be with whatever arises with openness, acceptance, and compassion.

Faculty
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Lisa Lutton

Lisa Lutton, MPC, RSMT, has a unique approach to movement through her training and experience as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. She weaves the principles of the Technique into all her yoga classes, YogaDance classes, and R&R workshops. Lisa is also a Registered Somatic Movement... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
TBA

12:00pm

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga offers graceful sequences that encourage you to cultivate strength, balance and flexibility through continuous movement linked with breath. This class requires a strong sense of body awareness and ability to adjust postures as needed. Vinyasa is ideal for those who have yoga experience.

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Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, C-IAYT, E-RYT, is a trusted leader in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy. A seasoned facilitator with more than 20 years’ experience, Janna is a 1000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a certified... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Kripalu YogaDance®
Experience Kripalu’s most delightful, popular, and loved activity. Whether you are brand new to movement, dance, and yoga, or have danced your whole life, Kripalu YogaDance® will surprise you with joy.

Faculty
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Sage Brody

Sage Brody, MPC, RSMT, is a dynamic and inspirational dance teacher and movement therapist. Sage holds a master’s in pastoral counseling and is a registered Somatic Movement therapist. She shares her passion for movement in leading dance, qi gong, and other mindful activities at... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Make Your Own Mala
Pour your own love and intention into a mala bracelet that you make with your own hands in this workshop. Join Allison Gemmel Laframboise, the creator of Prasada Jewelry and longtime Kripalu Yoga Teacher, as you learn how the process of creating your own mala is a powerful meditation in itself. You will also learn about the history of mala beads and how to use them for meditation once they are complete. This is sure to be the most sacred piece of jewelry you own!

Pre-registration will open at the Front Desk on Wednesday, June 19th and required to attend this workshop.

Faculty
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Allison Gemmel Laframboise

Allison Gemmel Laframboise is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who thrives on sharing drumming and yoga with others. With her husband, Shaun Laframboise, she leads retreats, drum circles, and workshops throughout the Northeast. Shaun and Allison are cofounders of Handsdown Productions and members... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

2:00pm

Five Animals Frolics
Focus on the embodiment of the spirits, moving gracefully like a river and be still as a mountain.
Integrate your animal energies through meditation and movement: the white crane (calm and relaxed), the bear (powerful and rooted), the monkey (shifting and supple), the deer (elongated and sinewy), and the tiger (dynamic and explosive).


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Greg DiLisio

Greg DiLisio, MAc, is an experienced acupuncturist, holds high-level qigong, tai chi, and yoga teacher certifications, and is passionate about moving energy through outdoor sports in all seasons. Greg is featured in the DVD Qigong and Tai Chi, Following Movement in Nature.


Friday June 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
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Sherrie Howard

Sherrie Howard, BME, E-RYT 500, has been working at Kripalu since 2011, where she fell in love with Kripalu Yoga and witnessed transformational shifts that yoga brought to her own life. Sherrie brings her unique energy into her classes with the intention of fostering a witness consciousness... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Intermediate Yoga
This moderately paced class focuses on strengthening the body by sustaining postures and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who want to explore a wider range of postures and practices are also welcome.

Faculty
avatar for Allison Gemmel Laframboise

Allison Gemmel Laframboise

Allison Gemmel Laframboise is a Kripalu Yoga teacher who thrives on sharing drumming and yoga with others. With her husband, Shaun Laframboise, she leads retreats, drum circles, and workshops throughout the Northeast. Shaun and Allison are cofounders of Handsdown Productions and members... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

4:15pm

Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga offers graceful sequences that encourage you to cultivate strength, balance, and flexibility through continuous movement linked with breath. This class requires a strong sense of body awareness and ability to adjust postures as needed. Vinyasa is ideal for those who have yoga experience.

Faculty
avatar for Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez

Evelyn Gonzalez has been on the yogic path for more than 20 years and continues to gather wisdom and skill from inspired teachers, including Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers, Ann Greene, Tara Brach, Danna Faulds, and Pema Chödrön. Having walked the path of the wounded warrior, Evelyn... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
TBA

5:15pm

Gentle Yoga
A meditative, fluid, soothing class suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.

Faculty
avatar for Radhika Laura Mushenko

Radhika Laura Mushenko

Laura Mushenko (Radhika), is a grounded, inspiring, and passionate teacher, mentor, coach, and facilitator. Laura’s education includes YogaKids International certification and 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training. She teaches children and teens, and assists an abundance of world-renowned... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm
TBA

8:00pm

Loving-Kindness Meditation
This universal practice of giving blessings is the perfect meditation technique for the world today. Come experience and receive guidance in the ancient spiritual practice of loving-kindness. This workshop includes time after the practice for Q&A.


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avatar for Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson leads workshops in meditation and mindfulness, stress reduction, and her primary work, the power of the voice. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, Bhavani has practiced and led meditation for more than 40 years, and has taught in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Iceland... Read More →


Friday June 21, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA