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Surrounded by 300 beautiful acres, Kripalu Center sits on a hilltop, with exquisite views of surrounding woodlands, hills, valleys, and the beautiful and serene Lake Mahkeenac.

Directions and Travel

Whether you are coming by plane, train, or automobile, you can find your way to us.

Arrival Newsletter

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Other important details

Check-in begins at 2:15 pm, and most programs begin at 7:30 pm. Your accommodations are guaranteed available by 4:00 pm. There is an optional Welcome Session at 6:45 pm. Please plan to arrive with enough time to check in, eat, and settle into your room. You are also welcome to attend the 4:15 pm Kripalu Yoga classes.

Arrival Dinner

Your meals begin with dinner on your arrival day. Sundays through Thursdays, dinner is served from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 to 7:30. If you will be arriving within 15 minutes of meal end times, you may want to make other arrangements for dinner.

Late Check-In

If you arrive after 10:00 pm, please enter through the main entrance on the north side of the building.


Programs generally end by 11:30 am on the last day, and lunch is included in your stay. Room check-out is at noon.

Things to Bring

View the list of items you can bring that will make your stay Kripalu more comfortable.

  • 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.

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.