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Contemplative Week at Kripalu

Quiet Spaces, Open Hearts, January 12–17, 2020

Stepping back from daily demands can help us recharge and savor life with more spaciousness. Contemplative Week at Kripalu is an ideal opportunity to relax and soothe the mind and body as you renew your connection to yourself. Experience tranquil spaces, silent meals, and a selection of introspective immersions and R&R workshop offerings.

January 12–January 17

The Practice of Loving-Kindness

A Meditation and Yoga Retreat

Join renowned teachers Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Cope for a week of on-the-mat yoga practice and sitting meditation to foster loving-kindness, or “friendliness toward all beings.”

January 12–January 17

Explore Your Soulscape

Embodied Creativity to Deepen Your Relationship with Soul

In this Soulscape retreat with Damini Celebre, you use spiritual and creative practices that speak the sacred language of your Soul, in order to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself.

January 12–January 14

Melting Into Introversion

Your comfort zone—that solitary space where you hear your own distinct voice—is your power source. Laurie Helgoe guides you deep into the inner world of reflection and imagination to tap into your...

January 12–January 17

Proprioceptive Writing and Yoga

Kim Chandler invites you to slow down, turn inward, and reconnect with yourself as you explore the intersection of body and mind. Yoga frees the body; Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) frees the mind.

Kripalu R&R

Relax, renew, and create the right retreat experience for you. Choose from an engaging variety of workshops, indoor or outdoor activities, yoga and movement classes, and more.

Slow Down: Restoring Pathways to Connection

Consciously slowing down and paying attention invite us to strengthen connection at every level—mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

Explorations in Stillness

All great searches begin with the suspension of the statements "I know" and "I don’t know." This orients us in an attitude of listening.

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield talks about meditation, loving-kindness practice, and why he loves to teach.

Meditation and Journaling: Combining Practices to Reflect Your Inner World

By opening up to the richness of our interior life through meditation and journaling, we can invite deeper self-reflection and self-expression into our daily existence.

Lessons from a Winter Walk

Bushes, blue sky, clouds, frozen lake, and nearby stream—they all enriched the whole, each piece clearly part of the same matrix.

Yin Yoga: Still, Deep, and Quiet

Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.

15-Minute Meditation with Steven Leonard

Join Kripalu Yoga teacher and faculty member Steven Leonard as he leads you through the five elements of a core Kripalu meditation.

Ayurveda to Balance Tech Overload

The ancient science of Ayurveda offers tips for returning to balance and staying in control of your relationship with technology.