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Wednesday, June 19
 

8:45am EDT

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 EDT
TBA

9:00am EDT

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 EDT
TBA

9:00am EDT

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.

Faculty
ZA

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 EDT
TBA

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
TBA

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
TBA
 
Thursday, June 20
 

8:45am EDT

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 EDT
TBA

9:15am EDT

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 EDT
TBA

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
TBA

2:00pm EDT

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.

Faculty
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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 EDT
 
Friday, June 21
 

8:45am EDT

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 EDT
TBA

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
TBA

2:00pm EDT

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).


Faculty
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.


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