"Breathe.  You have arrived."

A mid-week getaway with Ayami + Cristina

November 8 - November 10, 2017

 

Join Ayami + Cristina for a unique R&R Retreat offering at the beautiful Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA.  An R&R stay at Kripalu means you get to be in charge of how you spend your day.  From daily yoga and meditation, to reveling in nature, to a relaxing spa treatment - you have the freedom to try everything or do nothing at all!  This is your time to de-stress, cultivate inner peace, and reconnect with joy.

You will get to experience yoga classes customized specifically for the group, led by senior Kripalu teachers, as well as take public classes with other participants from around the world.  As your retreat guides, Ayami + Cristina will participate in classes with you and facilitate other meaningful moments of togetherness.  The beautiful grounds of Kripalu are perfect for group discussions, meditations, nature walks, cozy one-on-one conversations over tea, and more.

Kripalu is truly a rejuvenating and healing place that will invite you to set aside your daily tasks so that you may leave feeling renewed and grounded.

R&R Package Includes:

  • Accommodations (first come, first served)

    • Choose from simple dorm room, to a more private room

    • Simple and comfortable without the distraction of televisions, telephones, etc.

    • Rooms are free from wi-fi, though many common areas are wi-fi equipped if you wish to plug in

    • Sign up with a friend and receive 10% off!****

  • Delicious, nutritious, soul-fueling meals

    • Dinner on day of arrival, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Thursday, breakfast/lunch on Friday

    • Tea/water/coffee/fruit available throughout the day

    • Array of offerings from vegetarian, non-vegetarian, macrobiotic, and more*

  • Daily yoga classes, meditation, and other wellness offerings (all optional)

  • Use of Kripalu's private amenities

    • Sauna, fitness room, lakefront beach, walking and hiking trails, labyrinth, and more

*The Kripalu kitchen is equipped to accommodate any dietary allergies + restrictions.  Please let Ayami/Cristina know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Retreat Investment (per person):

Your retreat investment includes everything listed above.

Dorm w shared hall bathroom - $500

Shared room w hall bathroom - $536

Private room w hall bathroom - $648

Shared room w private bathroom - $642

Private room w private bathroom - $759

*Click above links for more detailed description and photos of rooms.  As Ayami & Cristina have stayed at Kripalu, feel free to reach out to them with questions as well.

*While not included in your above investment, you may take advantage of healing arts services (massage, energy work, etc.), Kripalu gift shop, Kripalu café; all open throughout the day.

 

Directions:

Head over to the Kripalu website for specific directions depending on your mode of travel.  There is FREE parking on premise if you opt to drive.  Ayami & Cristina are happy to help arrange carpool options if enough people are interested.

 

Schedule (subject to change slightly):

Wednesday, November 8

  • Your room will be available by 4p.  Feel free to arrive a couple hours prior and get acquainted with the grounds.

  • 4:15-6:15p - Option to take a public class led by Kripalu teachers (varying levels of classes available

  • 6p - Group Dinner

  • 7:30-8:30p - Private class catered to this group led by senior Kripalu teacher

  • 8:30-9p - Brief group orientation led by Ayami & Cristina

Thursday, November 9

  • 7a - Group meditation led by Ayami & Cristina

  • 7:30a - Group Breakfast

  • 9-11:45a - Option to take a public class led by Kripalu teachers (varying levels of classes available)

  • 12p - Kripalu yoga dance (optional, but oh so fun!)

  • 1p - Lunch (dining hall opens @ 11:30a if you prefer to eat earlier and skip the dance class)

  • 2-3:30p - Private class catered to this group led by senior Kripalu teacher

  • 3:30-5p - Free time which may include one-on-one time with Ayami/Cristina, or participating in public activities

  • 5:30-6:30p - Group Dinner

  • 6:30-7:30p - Free time to relax or join Ayami & Cristina for a group activity

  • 7:30-9p - Private class catered to this group led by senior Kripalu teacher (will be a quiet practice)

Friday, November 10

  • 7a - Group meditation led by Ayami & Cristina

  • 7:30a - Group Breakfast

  • 8:30a - Closing Circle led by Ayami & Cristina

  • 9-11:45a - Option to take a public class led by Kripalu teachers (varying levels of classes available)

  • 12p - Please check out of room by noon.  Personal belongings may be held in guest storage if you choose to stay through the afternoon.

  • 12p - Lunch

 

Ready to retreat?

Place a $50 deposit to secure your spot.  Remaining balance is due by October 20.  Remember that rooms are first come, first served so the sooner you book the better!

Questions?  Please contact Ayami (ayami.yamamichi@gmail.com) or stop by the studio.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel more than 14 days prior to first day of your stay, you will receive a refund minus $50 deposit.  If you cancel 14 days to 1 day prior, you will receive a Kripalu credit minus $50 deposit to be used within one year from cancellation date.  Cancellation on day of retreat will result in complete forfeit of funds.