If you've never been to Kripalu, well, I think everyone should go (well, that's not true, maybe not everyone....). But anyway. It's an amazing retreat to reconnect with yourself and nature. There are tons of weekend and weeklong courses to be taken. There are trainings to attend. Or, just Rest and Relaxation get aways (R & R), including amazing spa treatments.
The grounds were once Native American spiritual grounds, then a Jesuit Monastery, an Ashram, and now a Yoga retreat center, but all of that history resonates on the property. It's quite something. On the property are trails for hiking, walking, biking, sauntering, a lake for swimming and boating.
Anyway, I was there for a thirteen day training and the kitchen is my favorite part. I get so spoiled. Someone feeds me for every meal! There is a buffet line of the 'regular' food, a vegetarian line, a deli bar, and a basics bar (simple food, like rice and beans and vegetables for people who are maybe struggling with dietary issues or just want to eat simply). Anyway... LOVE the FOOD!!!!
Oh, and there's the sauna and the whirlpool.