Coronavirus Puts Western Mass Spiritual Retreats on Hold

The town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts is home to two of the most world-renowned spiritual retreats: The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and The National Shrine of Divine Mercy. Both retreats draw tens of thousands of visitors per year to the small Berkshire County town. After learning of the first couple of COVID-19 cases in the Berkshires, each destination put all services on hold until further notice. They were ahead of the curve, closing down before most other businesses in the area. Connecting Point‘s Brian Sullivan visited the Berkshires and brings us this report.