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Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA

For more than 30 years, Kripalu (kri-PAH-loo) has been teaching skills for optimal living through experiential education for the whole person:  body, mind, and spirit. It is the largest and most established retreat center for yoga, health, and holistic living inNorth America.

Situated on a hilltop in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and surrounded by 300 beautiful acres, Kripalu Center offers exquisite views of surrounding woodlands, hills, valleys, and the beautiful and serene Lake Mahkeenac.

Contact Information

Program questions, visit information and registration
866-200-5203 toll-free
413-448-3152 (international and local)

Mailing address (via United States Postal Service)
Kripalu Center
PO Box 309
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Mailing address (via United States Postal Service)
Kripalu Center
PO Box 309
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Website:  http://kripalu.org/

Reservations

To reserve your room at Kripalu call 1-800-741-7353.  When making your room reservation, indicate that you are with The Four Winds and what session you will be attending.  You are required to pre-register with Kripalu at least 7 days prior to the workshop for either housing or commuter status.  Please note:  you must register with Kripalu even if you are staying off-site.  Commuter rates are $50.00 per day and include all meals and full use of the facility, including the sauna and yoga classes.

For information on room options and rates, visit the Kripalu website at:  http://kripalu.org/guest_information/10/.

Meals

Your meals at Kripalu are prepared by people who care deeply about the health of the planet and our bodies—and they are passionate about creating engaging, flavorful food.

The Kripalu Kitchen uses high-quality, all-natural ingredients to offer an array of nutritionally sound choices at every meal. Whole grains, fresh vegetables, and legumes form the backbone of the menus, with organic poultry, fish, and dairy products as optional protein sources.

Meals are served buffet-style. Fresh salad fixings and a selection of delicious salad dressings are always available, as are their famous freshly baked breads. Additionally, the Ayurvedic-influenced Basics Bar offers simple preparations of legumes, grains, vegetables, and an assortment of balancing condiments.

For more information on meals at Kripalu and for inquiries on special dietary needs, please visit the Kripalu website at http://kripalu.org/guest_information/298/.

What to Bring

In addition to your materials for your Four Winds course, you may also want to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing for yoga and movement
  • Slip-on shoes for indoors and  shared bathrooms
  • Walking/hiking shoes for outdoors and hiking trails
  • Sneakers for fitness room and classes
  • Hair dryer, if you use one, as well as shampoo and toiletries
  • Water bottle, sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen
  • Winter: snowshoes or cross-country ski equipment
  • Summer: bathing suit, water shoes, and large towel or sheet for lakefront beach.

Please Note: The sauna and whirlpool are bathing suit optional (sex-segregated).

Provided:  Bedding, towels, and an alarm clock are provided in each room. We also provide blankets, yoga sticky mats, ties, and yoga blocks for yoga classes.

Transportation to Kripalu

Directions to Kripalu

Kripalu is located off Route 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, across from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Because the property straddles town lines, Tanglewood is the best street address to use at online travel direction sites.

297 West Street
Stockbridge/Tanglewood, Massachusetts 01262

For detailed directions by car, train or bus, go to:  http://kripalu.org/guest_information/17

By Plane:

Albany Airport:

  • AlbanyAirportis the nearest airport to Kripalu
  • Kripalu offers transportation Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and some holidays fromAlbanyAirportat 1:30 pm and again at 5:00 pm and from Kripalu toAlbanyAirportat 12:00 pm and again at 3:30 pm
    • Reserve ahead for the regularly scheduled shuttle with the Kripalu reservations staff
  • For any other times, contact Tobi’s Limo service at 1-413-637-1224.

Email them at: tobislimo@aol.com  Fee is non-refundable, if service is cancelled with less than 24 hour notice.

Bradley International (Hartford, CT./Springfield, MA):

  • Take a taxi intoSpringfield.  Peter Pan buses travel fromSpringfieldto Stockbridge several times daily.

Kripalu Shuttle

  • Kripalu provides a shuttle to and from the Stockbridge bus stop every day between 8:00 am and 9:30 pm
  • The cost of the shuttle is $5.00 and is non-refundable
  • If you arrive or depart outside of these times, you may wish to call Abbott’s Taxi at 1-413-243-1645 or 1-800-551-5509 or Robert at Helping Hands 1-413-446-0419.