Kripalu Center
Find your bliss in Lenox, Mass.

From the April 22, 2002 Issue of New York

Sipping cocktails on the beach is one way to follow your bliss, but if you're seeking a more lasting spiritual renewal, a weekend at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health on 300 wooded acres in the Berkshires may be the answer. Guests can combine yogic techniques with outdoor sports like golf or horseback riding; with the Retreat and Renewal package, you can mix yoga and meditation classes with spa treatments or acupuncture sessions. Meals are gourmet vegetarian, and the accommodations, in a former Jesuit seminary, are either dorm-style bunks or minimalist private rooms.

Kripalu is three hours by car, or take the Peter Pan bus (800-237-8747) to Lenox; the resort offers a $5 shuttle service (packages from $113; 800-741-7353 or


Photograph: courtesy of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health