Grounds and Facilities

The Grounds

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


Front Terrace

Our panoramic view from the Front Terrace is one of the best in the Berkshires.

Lakefront

A beautiful beach for summer sunbathing and swimming, Kripalu's lakefront is also an inspiring and peaceful spot in spring and fall.

Labyrinth

Located across the south driveway on the way to the lake, the Labyrinth encourages introspective walking meditation.

Meditation Garden

Swami Kripalu's Meditation Garden is a quiet, reflective, and peaceful oasis offering a breathtaking view of the Stockbridge Bowl.

Camperdown Elm

Located between the lawn of the former Shadowbrook Mansion, this tree is a horticultral and natural wonder.

East Drive

A one-mile walk on a flat, paved road. Along the way, you'll find part of the foundation of the Shadowbrook Mansion building and the old gate house.

Hiking, Walking, and Jogging

The Kripalu grounds are surrounded by many trails that are perfect for hikes and walks in nature.

The Annex

Private. Quiet. Green.

Kripalu’s Annex is a state-of-the art, environmentally green building designed to support the educational immersion experience at Kripalu. Designed by Peter Rose of the award-winning Rose+Partners Studio in Boston, Massachusetts, the Annex draws on European-inspired technologies and aesthetics and serves as a “paragon of environmental thoughtfulness and responsibility.”

Read “Expanding for Health,” from the Berkshire Eagle, about Kripalu’s new Annex.

Make your next stay at Kripalu a little different—request the Annex.

Want to know more?

What makes the Annex unique? What makes it green? Who designed it? How was it funded? Get the facts.

Fitness Room

Hours 6:00 am–10:00 pm | First Floor

The Fitness Room has free weights and weight machines, stationary bikes, treadmills, and elliptical runners. Towels and water are available.

Sauna

5:00 am–10:00 pm

Men's and women's sauna facilities are located in the Lower Level. Clothing is optional; towels are provided.

Kripalu Shop

Open 10:00 am–8:00 pm

The Kripalu Shop offers a wide selection of books, music, clothing, and products to support your retreat experience.

Kripalu Cafe

Open 8:00 am –9:00 pm, Monday–Thursday and 8:00 am–10:00 pm, Friday–Sunday

Organic coffee and tea, cold beverages, and healthy snacks are available at the Kripalu Cafe, located on the First Floor across from the Kripalu Shop.