A 2018 study conducted by Williams College economics professor Stephen Sheppard concluded that Kripalu directly or indirectly generates $64 million to the total economic output in Massachusetts with $56 million of it concentrated in Berkshire County alone.
“I was incredibly surprised by the magnitude of their impacts myself,” said Williams College economics professor Stephen Sheppard. “If you live in the county, you think of Kripalu as this funky, interesting yoga thing.”
“Marianne has stepped into challenging issues including heated conversations about drug and substance use and abuse, race, gender identity and equity. She’s made room for her students, colleagues, parents and community to discuss, reflect and grow.”
Deb Koffman’s gallery space in Housatonic, a literal space in which she got over her own fears, has become a gift to the community. She hosts IWOW (In Words, Out Words) on the first Tuesday of each month and she teaches mindfulness drawing classes on Saturday mornings.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows “extreme drought” conditions mostly in eastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire, and those areas are under voluntary or mandatory water use restrictions. While there are no restrictions in the Berkshires, some people have been forced to conserve.
Drawn from the collection of one of the world’s great museums, “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado” will present 28 exceptional paintings of the nude from the royal collections of the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Spain.