You are invited to join me on retreat this Summer!
Unwind & unfold Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat
Sunday, August 18 through ThursDay, August 22, 2019
If you breathe, you belong here
Take your time, move and breathe. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature, and feel a sense of belonging and community.
This will be a small, cozy retreat
This judgement-free yoga, mindfulness and meditation all inclusive vacation will be held on an idyllic organic farm. Benefit from my extensive yoga and meditation teaching experience, with generous personal attention to your specific needs.
This small, friendly farm is nestled in the Catskill mountains surrounded by winding country roads that take you past grazing cattle, rolling fields and century-old barns. Just 3 hours Northwest of NYC.
Sleep and relax in the beautiful “GLAMPING” tents:
Rustic yet luxurious, glamping tents are similar to cabins with canvas walls and a wooden floor to keep you dry and cozy without shutting out nature. There is a wood-burning stove in the main living space, a mini kitchen, cozy hammock chairs and a dining area. Each glamping tent has running water and a private bathroom with a flush toilet. A short stroll across a foot bridge brings you to the open air shower house.
Book early for your first choice of accommodation:
The tent layout allows for total privacy in each handcrafted bed. The king bed and the bunk beds each have their own rooms. The cabinet bed is a space that you can close into anytime. The beds are very comfortable and with the cool night air and babbling brook, it is truly some of the best sleep you will have in years. To make your night even more cozy, there are clean sheets and a down comforter provided.
Hike the hills for a breathtaking view of the valley, jump in the crystal clear pond, follow the creek into the woods.
7:00-8:30 Morning Yoga Flow, Breathing, and Meditation
10:30-11:30 Farm Tour or Breathwalk
1:00-2:00 Farm Tour or Craft Workshop
3:00-4:00 Swim or Silence in Nature
4:30-6:00 Restorative Yoga, Self Massage, Meditation and Guided Relaxation
7:00-9:00 Journal, Read, or Relax Fireside
Cabinet bed shared $810
Cabinet bed single $1,050
Bunk bed room shared $810
Bunk bed room single $1,050
King bed room shared $995
King bed room single $1,350
Whole cabin double $1,795
Whole cabin single $2,450
Accommodations for four nights
All gourmet meals Sunday dinner through Thursday lunch, including a wood fired pizza night
Yoga and meditation instruction morning and evening
Swimming in the crystal clear pond
Individual intention session with me
Craft, Farm, and Cooking Workshops
Tea and coffee
What’s not included
Transportation to and from the retreat
Personal mat and props
Treats from the farm store: cash only
Please be in touch with any questions at all. We can't wait to see you!
If you have a car, it’s a lovely drive. Car rental and sharing the drive are also options. Here are a few alternatives by bus:
We can arrange a pick up from Delhi on Sunday. Take Trailways from NYC:
There’s also this one, but it arrives in Roscoe, which isn’t close to Walton. https://www.catskillcarriage.com/ you would need to arrange further transportation through:
Plan to arrive on the afternoon of Sunday, August 18. There will be gentle yoga before dinner. We will have an opening circle after dinner. We will finish with a closing ceremony before a special lunch on Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Want to share a ride to the farm, share a car rental or meet fellow travelers before the trip? Connect on the Facebook Event Page.
You can read reviews of Stony Creek Farmstead on Facebook
Please check your calendar carefully, then send your deposit of $350 by June 15.
Travel insurance is recommended.
You can sign up on Stony Creek’s website.
Balance is due July 15.
There is a small (cash only) farm store with organic snacks and seasonal fruits and veggies, cheese, meats and healthy drink options including kombucha.
Phone/Internet: Without the constant stimulation of technology, our nervous system can drop below alert mode and truly restore. Please intentionally limit your check-ins. This is an essential part of your unwinding. Set an out of office reply, power down your devices, and leave our emergency number with your loved ones. Better yet, bring them with you! We will ensure that the retreat is well documented. You’ll have access to any and all images of yourself. There is electricity in the farm store. The tents are intentionally off-grid to help you appreciate the finer things in life.
We will have a slideshow during the closing ceremony.
In the words of my teacher, Bo Forbes:
“Attention is a renewable resource, but not an unlimited one. When we remove the technology, we feel in a deep, visceral way how it erodes our attention. It chips away slowly at our focus until there’s a tipping point; suddenly, we have an attentional deficit. We may notice the cognitive symptoms first. ‘My memory is gone!’ we might say, or ‘I can’t focus on things anymore.’ Without technology, we can be active participants in life. The visual barrage of social media activates our brain’s social comparison mechanisms. Our self image can plummet, leaving us with the sense that we’re not living as fully or successfully as others do. We can spend more energy documenting our lives than living them. ‘This would make a great picture!’ is one level away from direct experience.”
What to bring
A friend. Cash for the farm store, your mat, cushion, props, blocks, blankets, comfortable (not fancy) yoga clothing, layers for every imaginable temperature, waterproof clothing, umbrella, boots, bug spray, flashlight, towels, and an object infused with meaning for you to place on the altar.