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SILENT RETREAT at Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, Massachusetts - COMING HOME TO SILENCE


  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 57 Interlaken Road Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States (map)

An Introduction to Amoda's Teachings

This 5-day retreat is an invitation to rest in the silent core of your being.

Offered as the sun sits lower on the horizon, it is a preparation for the winter season, a pruning away of the non-essential to discover what is real and shining as the essence of everything. When you come home to silence, you have the opportunity to experience true abundance and gratitude.

Presenting a fresh, feminine expression of awakened consciousness, this program includes talks by Amoda, time for contemplation, question and answer sessions, and silent and guided meditation. Everyone is welcome, including newcomers to Amoda’s teachings and those more familiar with her work.

Please note - the retreat will be conducted in social silence (speaking only when necessary) outside of program sessions.

 

This is a fully residential event, held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - there are a variety of accommodations available and all meals are provided (see details below). 

Daily Schedule

First Day of Retreat, Sunday 3rd - arrival & registration from 2.15pm onwards 
Dinner, 5.30pm and 7pm
First session with Amoda, 7.30pm - 9pm

Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th -
2 daily sessions with Amoda, 8.30am - 11.30am and 1.45pm - 3.45pm

Final Day of Retreat, Thursday 7th - 
Closing session with Amoda, 9am - 11am
Lunch, 11.30am - 1.30pm  (departure after lunch)

Breakfast is served daily, 7am - 8.30am / Lunch, 11.30am - 1.30pm / Dinner, 5.30pm - 7pm (except for first and final day, as shown above).

Also included in the daily schedule - 

  • In between the daily sessions, you are invited to sit, walk, jog, or meditate in the many beautiful areas of Kripalu Center which is surrounded by than 100 acres of beautiful land, with breathtaking views of hills and a lake, as well as a Labyrinth and Meditation Garden for contemplation and silence. 
  • Daily Yoga Classes are available, these are provided by the Kripalu teachers and are optional.

There is also a Fitness Room, Sauna, Cafe, and Gift & Book Store to explore. In addition, there are a variety of Bodywork and Facial Rejuvenation Treatments available - these need to be booked in advance and there is an additional cost.

More info about the Facilities at Kripalu here

Meals  

The Kripalu Kitchen uses all-natural, organic, locally-sourced foods, prepared with love and care - mostly vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, as well as a variety of poultry and fish. All meals are served buffet-style, and there is also a Buddha Bar section with purely vegetarian Ayurvedic options. 100% gluten-free ingredients are used. You are welcome to bring supplemental foods if required, and there is a kitchenette available for your use. 

Organic teas, coffee and snacks are provided in the break-times. 

More info about the Kripalu Kitchen here

Accommodations

A range of Shared and Private Rooms are available, all decorated in a simple yet elegant style.

More info about the Accommodations here

What to Bring

To make your stay comfortable, there is a suggested list of what to bring here 

Costs

Tuition Fee is $395

Accommodation (including meals) costs range from $348 for a dorm-style room with shared bathroom to $460 for a double room with shared bathroom to approximately $700 for a single/double occupancy with private bathroom. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy 

The Kripalu Center has its own policy for refunds and cancellations - payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date. If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day in advance, a nonrefundable credit (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, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early. Please read the full policy here before making a reservation

Reserving Your Place

Tickets for Tuition, Meals & Accommodation (according to type of accommodation requested) are available directly from Kripalu Center here

Getting There

The closest airport is Albany. There is a shuttle service to Kripalu Center. 

Full directions by car, plane, train, or bus here 

If you have any inquiries about this retreat, please contact the Kripalu Center - email/chat/phone here