Covid-19 Safety Protocols

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Updated May 16, 2022

Kripalu’s safety guidelines and protocols were created in full compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and state and local governments. The health, safety, and protection of our guests, faculty, and staff are our top priority. We encourage you to visit this page regularly for the latest updates.

VACCINATION/TESTING

  • All guests are required to show proof of vaccination OR a Covid-19 test that produced negative results within 72 hours of arrival. Guests will be asked a series of health questions and to sign a waiver at check-in.
  • All Kripalu staff are required to be vaccinated or participate in weekly onsite testing. 

FACE MASKS

  • Given the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, face masks are strongly recommended for guests and staff indoors at Kripalu especially in areas where social distancing is not possible.
  • Masks are required during Healing Arts services for both guests and practitioners. 
  • Kripalu reserves the right to require masks for specific programs inside the program room based on program needs.

CLASSROOMS, FACILITIES & SUPPLIES

  • We have upgraded HVAC systems in many of our core program rooms and the dining room and are continually evaluating ongoing improvements.
  • Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are provided in program rooms. Guests are asked to wipe down props after use. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided for guests and faculty before and after each session.
  • The Hot Tub and Saunas will remain closed until further notice.
  • The Fitness Center is open 24 hours.

DINING HALL & CAFE

  • The Dining Hall is open to registered guests and Kripalu staff.

HEALING ARTS

  • Masks are required for guests and Healing Arts practitioners during the treatment session. 
  • Advanced scheduling is required for anyone who is not already a registered day or overnight guest.

KRIPALU SHOP

  • The Shop is open for registered guests and for walk-ins, with proof of vaccination or a negative test required. 

DORMITORY HOUSING

  • Regardless of vaccination status, guests staying in dormitories must show proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours upon arrival.

CLEANING & SANITIZATION PRACTICES

Kripalu uses cleaning products that meet EPA guidelines and are effective against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Our cleaning practices exceed Massachusetts State requirements. We keep daily cleaning logs, which are inspected regularly by management.

Common Areas: There will be an increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequently touched surfaces.

Guest Rooms: There will be no housekeeping services during your stay. Rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to your arrival, with particular attention to high-touch items.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

General Cancellation Policy: Payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if canceled 8 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 7 days and one day in advance, a nonrefundable credit to your Kripalu account (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, do not show up, or leave a program, event, or accommodation early.

Healing Arts Cancellation Policy: Payment is taken at the time of booking and is fully refundable for rescheduling and cancellations up to 24 hours before your service. Rescheduling or canceling treatments within 24 hours will be refunded at 50% of the treatment price as credit on account. No shows will be charged 100% of the cost of treatment. If you need to reschedule or cancel your Healing Arts treatment within 24 hours due to illness resulting in rescheduling, canceling, or leaving your visit to Kripalu early, Healing Arts will waive the cancellation fee.