The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health first came into my life last summer, when my work best friend Amy and I went there to see Gabrielle Bernstein speak. The old me was very skeptical of this place, as I envisioned a kooky commune of hippies. Boy, was I wrong. That weekend we spent there in 2015 changed my life, and I couldn’t wait to go back.
My husband and I were sitting on the couch a few months ago talking about places we wanted to visit, and it somehow came up that I had never taken a vacation by myself. He was SHOCKED that in my life I had never gone away somewhere alone, and it got me thinking. I hadn’t been on a big vacation since our honeymoon in 2014, so why not take one myself back to a place that changed my life? I immediately went online and booked a rest and relaxation retreat for the end of July, leading up to Gabrielle Bernstein’s annual weekend Spirit Junkie “summer camp.”