The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts are famous for their culture, history, and natural beauty. Did you know we’re also an excellent destination for a yoga retreat?
The Kripalu Center is North America’s largest residential facility for holistic health and education. It was started in the late 60’s by Amrit Desai, an Indian-born yoga enthusiast and disciple of Indian yoga master, Swami Kripalu. The center moved to Stockbridge in 1983.
Kripalu Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga. It uses inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breathwork, “development of a quiet mind”, and relaxation. The center offers classes on yoga, Ayurveda, creative expression, fitness and wellness, psychology, and, spiritual practice.
A visit to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is an excellent way to relieve built up stress. Yoga classes start at 6:30am at four different levels: beginner, gentle, intermediate, and vinyasa.
You can also enjoy YogaDance classes everyday at noon. Kripalu YogaDance provides an invigorating experience for people at all levels of fitness. YogaDance combines yoga, breathing, and music to bring healing to your body, mind, and spirit.
Kripalu also offers all-natural meals, special events, and activities, including daily R&R workshops. The campus includes a sauna, labyrinth, trails, a lakefront beach, fitness room, café, and bookshop.
Enjoy a class or two or get a day pass and treat yourself to a full day’s yoga retreat! There is always something happening at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health!
Kripalu Center Lodging Special
Because so many of their programs begin early in the morning, Brook Farm Inn offers a special, no-breakfast rate for guests who are registered at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. That’s a discount of $20 per night! Your day pass to Kripalu gets you three meals a day, so if you prefer to eat breakfast there, you can save $20 a day.
Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox, MA, is just minutes away from this popular Berkshires health spa. Many of our guests have told us they prefer the quiet atmosphere, plush guest rooms, and private bathrooms of our Berkshires B&B.
We also offer private yoga sessions here at the Inn. Our in-house, Kripalu certified yoga instructor offers classes for all levels – beginner to expert. We even provide the mats, blocks, and blankets. Just choose the yoga option after you make your room selection.
Be sure to view the details on these and all other Berkshires Getaway Packages on the Brook Farm Inn Specials page!
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Open 24 hours
Visit the center online at kripalu.org.