This week’s Great Escape is The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, about 2 hours west of Weston. Hopefully the name doesn’t scare you away if yoga and meditation are not your thing.
A retreat center on beautiful grounds in the heart of the Berkshires, Kripalu offers weekly and weekend specifically themed courses or daily drop-in offerings in yoga and meditation, as well as on a large selection of other topics that may surprise you: running, kayaking, anatomy, creativity, spirituality, sexuality, gardening, weight loss … even boot camps.
It’s truly a world away but just a short drive considering the freedom guests can relish once they arrive. While staying there, students take advantage of the sauna and hot tub and the buffet featuring ingredients you have perhaps considered incorporating into your cooking but couldn't quite fit in — like flax seed, chia and kemp. Students also find themsevles booking appointments for any one of the extensive range of skin and body treatments available.
Visit their website or request a catalog to learn more.