Kripalu, Berkshires
Strike a pose at one of our five picks for Spring 2003 yoga retreats.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

Canyon Ranch, its Berkshire neighbor a mile up the road, may be more glamorous, but the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is more New Age university than vacation destination. The 35-year-old center offers an impressive roster of weekend yoga workshops ranging from the intense—Bikram (or “hot” yoga) seminars and workshops devoted to difficult arm-balancing poses and inversions—to the gentle, including beginners’ and restorative yoga (you spend a lot of time lying on a mat).

-- Vanessa Grigoriadis

Kripalu is three hours by car (800-741-7353;; accommodations are spartan, with a choice of dormitory-style bunks or basic rooms with private bath (from $120 for the weekend); workshop tuition averages $150.


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