Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a health and yoga retreat situated in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Built in 1957 as a Jesuit novitiate and junior seminary, the 160,000-square-foot facility is America’s largest residential facility holistic education and health and offers a range of workshops, classes, seminars and basic accommodation for overnight guests.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is surrounded by 350 acres of manicured gardens, pristine lawns, and thick forests, as well as access to Lake Mahkeenac. It provides a range of retreat-style housing options designed to support all of the center’s programs and experiences, with simple décor and furnishings and no modern amenities such as telephones and televisions. An award-winning sustainable six-story housing annex with 80 guest rooms designed by architect Peter Rose was added in 2010.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health aims to create an awakened, compassionate, and connected world through educational offerings about the principles of yoga on and off the mat. Today, Kripalu Center is a leader in mind-body health and wellness and is a dynamic organization that continues to develop and grow.
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1.Rooms & Suites
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Kripalu offers a range of retreat-style housing options designed to support all of the center’s programs and experiences, with simple décor and furnishings and no modern amenities such as telephones and televisions. Accommodations at Kripalu are located in the main building of the center known as Shadowbrook, as well as the new environmentally green Annex, both of which are a short walk away from the center’s facilities and amenities.
Standard Rooms are simple, peaceful rooms with feature Zen-like décor, queen-size or twin beds with blankets and sheets, dressers and space to hang clothes, and shared bathrooms with showers in the hall.
Standard Plus Rooms feature simple décor with queen-size or twin beds with sheets, bedspreads and throw blankets, artworks on the walls, some with private bathrooms and some with shared bathrooms in the hall. Standard Plus Rooms with private bathrooms boast beautiful views of the forest or lake.
Dormitory accommodations offer simple bunk beds with alarm clocks, reading lights and safes to store valuables, and shared bathrooms in the hall.
The bedrooms in the Annex are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet, and wireless Internet is available in the café of the Shadowbrook building.
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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health offers a variety of programs, workshops, classes and seminars that cover health and wellness topics such as wellness and nutrition, fitness and health, Ayurveda, spiritual practice, meditation, personal growth and relationships, meditation, professional training, and more. Programs are designed for people of all ages and feature all yoga traditions and styles, including yogic anatomy and therapeutic yoga, and many of the programs offer credits for continuing education in fields such as counseling, massage, nursing, bodywork, and social work.
57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262, Phone: 866-200-5203
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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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