The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Mass., is offering a third night free to guests who book two nights in its R&R pogram, Sunday through Thursday, through Jan. 29.
Kripalu offers a wonderful and peaceful experience, full of yoga, delicious organic food and two whacking huge whirlpools — one for women and one for men. (Bathing suit optional.)
It’s not luxurious and it’s not as cheap as it used to be, but I find it supremely relaxing. Fancy spa treatments wear off in hours but Kripalu gets in your head.
The lowest rates are for shared dormitory rooms, at $155 a night. So a single person would be looking at $310 for three nights, all food and yoga programs included. It’s certainly not a bad deal.
In fact, Kripalu may present a better bargain for singles than for couples. It’s one of the few places where there’s no real single supplement unless you insist on a private room, which is rather pricey. Massage treatments are also on the expensive side, but are extremely good.
Also, there’s free Wi-Fi in the cafe, where I’m sitting right now.
Of course this kind of experience is not for everyone, but if you think you might enjoy it, check out the blog entry I wrote about my last visit.