Have you ever heard of Kripalu? Well if you haven’t boy have I got news to share with you! It’s a yoga retreat center up in the Berkshires in MA. Chad and I went to this place last weekend not knowing what to expect – we knew we needed to relax so that’s why we signed up for the relax and renew program to just chill out! We were both spiraling into a stressed out world and knew that we needed to get away.
We stayed in the annex which is the air-conditioned, luxurious part of the whole place – yes it was beautiful. The whole place is very green conscious and even the room we stayed in had all eco friendly materials, furniture, flooring, everything!
It was awesome!
I do have to say this, the place focuses a lot on yoga and there are wonderful classes to take that are included in your package. There are other packages to take as well, for example when a visiting teacher comes they create a whole program based on it, check their website to see if any of your heroes will be making an appearance there. All 3 of your meals are included in your program as well, and the food was amazing. Although, I don’t think I was so used to all the fiber and ended up having some issues on the second day… Beware of that!
We took a meditation class, I took a class on having a healthy gut (obviously!! HA), we took a yoga nidra class, which is yogic sleep and there are many other options to choose from.
We both came out of the weekend feeling refreshed and renewed, which was exactly what we needed.
When you feel yourself getting too wrapped up in your own head with stress and negative thoughts, take yourself out of the situation and find the getaway that’s right for you. Kripalu was PERFECT for us and I highly recommend it. I’m just so thankful that I’m still young and I found this now, as opposed to being older and missing out on it for all those years.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter how old you are, get yourself on a retreat and you won’t regret it – who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by a positive bunch of people?! Go for it!