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Latest Mentions

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Gets Ready to Welcome Guests Again 
WNYT, August 2021


From Downsizing Back to Downward Facing Dog
NECN, July 2021


Kripalu Welcomes New CEO As It Prepares To Reopen
WAMC, June 2021

the kitchn

In My Search for Inner Peace, I Found the Perfect Cookie Instead
the kichn, April 2021


Shh. It's Breakfast Time.
The New York Times, October 2020


Armchair Travel: Hotels and Wellness Retreats We Love—Online
goop, May 2020

Mind Body Green

Ayurveda In 2020: Why This 5,000-Year-Old Practice Is Still As Relevant As Ever, May 2020

The Wall Street Journal

A Busy New Yorker Taps Into the Sounds of Silence Amid City’s Buzz
The Wall Street Journal, January 2020


The Best Meditation Retreats In The World
Forbes, November 2019

Insight State

Best 11 Spiritual Retreats Around The World
Insight State, October 2019

Thrive Global

Women’s Week at Kripalu Is Not Your Usual Yoga Retreat
Thrive Global, September 2019

Travel TV

Let National Yoga Month Inspire Your Next Trip
Travel Channel, September 2019

Good Housekeeping

10 Dreamy Meditation Retreats for Your Most Relaxing Vacation Ever
Good Housekeeping, July 2019

New York Times

The New Sobriety
The New York Times, June 2019

Erin Casperson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, on Ayurveda philosophy during the summer months
Well+Good, June 2019

A Conversation With Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef and Author of ‘the Kripalu Kitchen’ 
Boston Globe, June 2019

Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef, on Ayurveda cooking at breakfast 
Spirituality & Health, June 2019

A Culinary Gem Hidden in Your Backyard
Berkshire Eagle, April 2019

The Best Weekend Getaways to Take from Boston Now 
Thrillist, April 2019

The Best Adult Summer Camps to Relive Your Childhood 
O, The Oprah Magazine, April 2019

Earlier Mentions

New England’s Top Spas and Retreats 
Northshore Magazine, March 2019

Spring 2019 Cookbook Preview: 40 New Cookbooks to Buy This Spring 
Epicurious, March 2019

5 Best Wellness Escapes in New England 
Yankee Magazine, December 2018

Create Your Own Yoga Retreat—With Tips from Hilaria Baldwin 
Parade Magazine, October 2018

Pack Your Mat: It’s National Yoga Month
Boston Globe, September 2018

Report Cites Kripalu's Boost to Local Economy's Wellness, $56m Impact in Berkshires 
Berkshire Eagle, July 2018

I Went to a Retreat About Radical Listening and This is What I Learned 
Forbes, June 2018

Yoga Camps Are Hot This Summer
Forbes, May 2018

5 New England Wellness Retreats That Will Reset Your Life
Boston Globe, July 2016

The Best Yoga Retreats in the U.S.
TimeOut, January 2016

12 Psychological Tricks to Get You Through a Workout or Race, October 2015

Rejuvenate With a 4-day Ayurvedic Fall Cleanse, October 2015

How To Live an Extraordinary Life. ~ Kripalu’s Stephen Cope  (Part 1)
Yoga Can Change the World. Get Yourself Out of the Way! ~ Kripalu’s Stephen Cope (Part 2), January 2012

The Purpose of Yoga, January 2012

Chasing Down Rest, Relaxation, Renewal 
Boston Globe, November 2011

Yoga: the Zooming Business of Zen
CNN, October 2011

The Evolution of Integrative Medicine 
Energy Times, September 2011

5 Simple Ways to Come Alive in Silence, August 2011


Kripalu at a Glance

Established in 1972, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is the largest and most established yoga and holistic retreat and educational center in North America and is the premier destination for individuals and organizations seeking a joyful, inclusive, and compassionate environment for wellness, learning, and retreat. Located on a breathtaking 100+ acre campus in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, Kripalu offers a curriculum of more than 700 programs a year that deliver life-changing, immersive experiences to more than 40,000 guests.


Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.

Retreat Center, Schools, a Research Institute

In addition to retreats, programs, and workshops for all visiting guests, Kripalu is also home to the Kripalu School of Yoga, the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, and the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy. RISE conducts research in healthcare, education, and community safety populations, studying the effects of yoga on issues of self-regulation.


Kripalu School of Yoga Each yoga teacher training has two primary teachers. During the training, however, other experienced teachers lead portions of the curriculum, so students benefit from a wide variety of expert skills, approaches, and techniques. Find out more about our School of Yoga faculty.

Kripalu School of Ayurveda All faculty have either a bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) degree or five years of study with a qualified Ayurvedic scholar and have been teaching or practicing Ayurveda for at least four years. The designation of RYT indicates that the individual is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher as well. Find out more about our School of Ayurveda faculty.

Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy Find out more about our School of Integrative Yoga Therapy faculty.

Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership Find out more about our School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership faculty.

Continuing Education Kripalu currently offers Continuing Education for coaches (ICF), marriage and family therapists (BBS), massage therapists (NCBTMB), nurses (RN), psychologists (PSY), registered dieticians (RD), social workers (SW), physicians (MD/DO), and yoga teachers (Yoga Alliance).
Find out more about our Continuing Education programs.

Our Presenters

Programs at Kripalu are led by many of the world’s most accomplished teachers in yoga, self-discovery, and holistic health and are designed to provide people with tools they can apply in their daily lives. Topics include yoga, wellness, Ayurveda, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, relationships, meditation, spiritual practice, professional training, and much more. Yoga programs are offered for people at all levels, feature all yoga traditions and styles, and include therapeutic yoga, yogic anatomy, and trainings for teachers.

Dining and Accommodations

In the tradition of retreat-style housing, accommodations are simple, without the distractions of televisions or telephones. Both dorm-style and private rooms are available.

The Kripalu Kitchen provides an array of natural, organic, and local foods, including vegetables, proteins, and nutritious grains, along with freshly baked bread and fresh fruits. Meals are served buffet-style and are primarily vegetarian; fish and poultry options are often available at lunch and dinner. Kripalu accommodates visitors with special dietary needs through a discussion with the Executive Chef prior to arrival.
Find out more about the Kripalu Kitchen.


In an effort to provide visitors with ongoing means of discovery, inspiration, and information, Kripalu offers articles, recipes, publications, and videos on matters related to yoga, health and wellness, nutrition, relationships, creativity, spirituality, and more.

We also have an extensive library of professional quality photos and videos. If you would like to use any for publication or presentation, please contact Media Relations at to secure permission.