On Campus Program

Express Your Sparkle A Queer and Trans Yoga Retreat

FIND JOY IN COMMUNITY

Join social justice educators and yoga teachers Jacoby Ballard, Oneika Mays, and David Kam for a special retreat designed just for queer and transidentified individuals.

Experience a sense of community, connection, sparkle, play, joy, delight, and more in this program that was featured in Yoga Journal's The Best Yoga Retreat Trends of 2023.

Jacoby, Oneika, and David will guide you as you:

  • Practice lovingkindness as a form of fierce protection. 
  • Be supported by nourishing yoga practices.
  • Explore how to queer your asana practice.
  • Counter cultural appropriation and honor yoga’s roots through authentic practices. 
  • Experience freedom of movement and expression.

Join us and express your identity in all its fullness in this weekend full of yoga, art, rest, and magical expression.

NOTE This is a retreat for queer and transidentified individuals to revel in their sparkle, and 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 specific type of accommodation, please call Registrations at 413.448.3500


Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
None
Suitable For
All
Program Theme
All Yoga
Schedule
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Presenter(s)

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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David Kam is a London-based movement artist, educator, and yoga teacher sharing embodied practices of connection from the lens of joy, wonder, and freedom.

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Oneika Mays, LMT, E-RYT, served as the mindfulness coach at Rikers Island Correctional Facility for four years and is currently a teacher for Yoga International.

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SCHOLARHIPS AVAILABLE
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are proud to offer scholarships for select programs. To see eligibility requirements and available programs, please complete this form.


Date: March 29–31, 2024

Tuition: $379.00 per person + accommodations

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