Cultivating the Spirit of Loving-Kindness: A Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Stephen Cope, MSW, Senior Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador, is the founder and former Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, the largest yoga research institute in the West. He is author of several best-selling…
Full Bio & Programs
For everyone with min. 1 year of yoga practice in any tradition; no meditation experience required.
Choose to slow down. Breathe. Dive deep and rediscover the core of loving-kindness that exists within. The emphasis of this weekend is on the development of self-compassion and the simple power of the practice of being present. Author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self and The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living, Stephen Cope has created a retreat that weaves together
- Periods of deep, flowing, classic Kripalu Yoga
- Sitting and walking meditation
- Loving-kindness meditation
- Short dharma talks based on the wisdom of both the Buddhist and yoga traditions.
Join Stephen Cope for a spring weekend of delightful contemplative practice—a time of coming home to yourself.
Recommended reading Sharon Salzberg, Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation; Stephen Cope, The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling.
- 8.5 credits for Yoga Alliance (YA), $30 additional charge
- 8.5 credits for Athletic Trainers (BOC), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More