Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Learn how to meditate at this yoga and health center in the Berkshires with a variety of holistic “retreat and renewal” programs. As is true of most things Berkshire, Kripalu is authentic, complex, quirky, storied, and unlike anyplace else. Its appeal is not flashy or immediately apparent. It takes time to discover the beauty of guided morning kayaking on the Stockbridge Bowl, or the range of programs, from the most out-there (Soul-Level Animal Communication: What Our Animals Are Really Telling Us) to the seriously cutting-edge (Stephen Cope’s Institute for Extraordinary Living, which is engaged in a Department of Defense–funded study of yoga’s effects on military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder).