The Berkshires gets kudos for its cultural offerings in summer: Tanglewood concerts series, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and MassMoCA. But the gorgeous Western Massachusetts region has a healthy side—excellent yoga, healers, spas, and restaurants with deliciously locally sourced cuisine.
“Healthy living is the foundation of this beautiful region,” says Jane Iredale, the mineral make-up pioneer who created her eponymous line of skincare makeup. Iredale lives in Great Barrington, and shares her picks for a Wellness Weekend in the Berkshires.
Sruti Yoga Center, Great Barrington
“This brand new yoga center in the heart of Great Barrington has day and evening classes for students of all levels. I love the sun-drenched space with hardwood floors and exposed brick.”
33 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, 413-717-5058, www.srutiyogacenter.com
Berkshire Co-op Market, Great Barrington
“I go here for everything from fish oil and ginger Kombucha to heirloom tomato seeds. And it has a vegan take-out bar. The Coop is my one stop destination for everything holistic. Great smoothies, too!”
42 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, 413-528-9697, www.berkshire.coop
Allium Restaurant, Great Barrington
“This chic restaurant is a hop, skip, and a jump (even in heels) from our headquarters. I like how it partners with local farmers to serve the best of fresh, local ingredients.” 42/44 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, 413-528-2118, www.alliumberkshires.com
Amy Webb Energy Therapy, Great Barrington
“Drawing from Reiki and energy techniques from Peru, Amy tailors private energy therapy and yoga sessions around the areas where you feel blocked in your life, and in your body, to improve your health and confidence.”
Canyon Ranch, Lenox
“A healthy-living destination that manages to combine luxury and lettuce. Whether you’re looking to reevaluate the way you eat or enjoy a creature-comforts getaway with your besties, there’s no better place to unwind and unplug.” 165 Kemble St., Lenox, MA 01240, 413-637-4100, www.canyonranchlenox.com