Whether you’re looking to take an awesome signature workshop with luminaries like lifestyle guru Gabrielle Bernstein, or with yoga masters like Gary Kraftsow and Tias & Surya Little, or just in need of some serious R&R – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health has something to offer everyone.
My fare lady
A plethora of delicious, fresh and healthy food is available at the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Choose from chef creations like Kale with Spicy Pepitas and Roasted Tomato Vegetable Lasagna or belly up to the Ayurvedic-influenced Basics Bar for simply prepared grains, steamed vegetables and an assortment of dosha balancing condiments. They also offer organic poultry, fish, and dairy products as optional protein sources.
Into the great wide open
Besides the meditation, kirtan, drum circles and other great activities planned at Kripalu each evening, the surrounding town is rich with culture and places to explore. Located in Stockbridge (a town in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts), the bookworm can sneak a peak at Edith Wharton’s house, the music lover can check out outdoor concerts at Tanglewood and those wanting to reconvene with nature can wander the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in nearby Stockbridge.
A much-kneaded massage
Their signature Healing Arts Program offers various bodywork techniques. Knead out those knots with a deep tissue or hot stone massage or delve deeper with energy work like the Integrated Energy Therapy® treatment, which combines specific hand positions and light acupressure in various locations on the physical body to help clear energy blocks that have accumulated from physical, mental, emotional or spiritual trauma. Supplement the bodywork with an Ayurvedic skin treatment or lifestyle consultations.