You are invited to join me on retreat this Summer!

Unwind & unfold

Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

with kate lynch

I am so looking forward to sharing this profoundly nourishing time with you. Immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature, and feel a sense of belonging and community.

Benefit from my seventeen years of yoga and meditation teaching experience, with generous personal attention to your specific needs.

This will be a small, cozy retreat.

Whether you’ve been asking me to host a retreat, or have never considered it before, this is for you.

If you breathe, you belong here.

This judgement-free yoga, mindfulness and meditation all inclusive vacation will be held on an idyllic organic farm.

Stony Creek farmstead

Please invite your friends to join us. There is a discount when friends or couples share a room in the luxurious glamping cabins.

Sunday, August 18 through ThursDay, August 22, 2019

You will take your time, move, and breathe

sunrise farm retreat

Come and experience life on the farm, in the field, on the mat, and around the table.

Stony Creek Farmstead

This small, friendly farmstead 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.  

  • Wake up to the trickling creek and breathe in fresh mountain air. Roll out your mat in the spacious open air pavilion, or the large upstairs loft in the barn, depending on the weather. 

  • Practice mindful, flowing sequences and breathing patterns before breakfast. Connect with your inner wisdom to experience nurturing and fulfillment. Rekindle your energetic potential.

  • Enjoy delicious, nourishing, farm-to-table meals; conversation and community. Dietary needs can be accommodated.

  • Hike the hills for a breathtaking view of the valley, jump in the crystal clear pond, follow the creek into the woods. 

  • Journal or play with art materials to spark your inner voice. Explore silence in nature as a path to self inquiry. 

  • Define your purpose, examine your core values and uncover your obstacles to create your own unique affirmation.

  • Join farm and craft activities led by Stony Creek’s farmer Kate Marsiglio. Create a souvenir of your retreat to take home with you.

  • Before dinner, unwind with luxurious restorative yoga and meditation. Receive guided relaxation for complete surrender. 

  • Relax deeply as your breathing practice and sleep are infused with fresh mountain air.

  • Make new friends and deepen existing relationships. 

  • Return home with happiness tools you can apply to your daily life. 

accommodations

Stony Creek Farmstead will provide delicious, organic, farm to table meals. Sleep and relax in the beautiful “glamping” tents.

Rustic yet luxurious, the beautiful GLAMPING tents are similar to cabins with canvas walls and a wooden floor, to keep you dry and cozy without shutting nature out. There is a wood burning stove in the main living space, a mini kitchen, cozy hammock chairs, and a dining area.

  • Your 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. 

The Bunk room is a small private room within the glamping tent. It has a twin bunk bed inside and shelves along the wall for your personal items. Enjoy a quiet little space of your own or share with a friend.

The cabinet bed is a space of its own. With large cabinet doors on both sides, you can close it for total privacy or open up to chat with friends or catch an afternoon breeze. There is space for your personal items below the bed and on a small shelf within the cabinet.

The King Bedroom is the glamping definition of luxury. The bed sits high off the floor with shelves on either side for your personal items. A curtain provides plenty of opportunity for privacy.

Remember, this is GLAMPING, not camping! Each tent includes a cabinet bed, a room with bunk beds and a separate room with King size bed.

  • There is a small (cash only) farm store with organic snacks and seasonal fruits and veggies, cheese, meats and healthy drink options including kombucha. 

  • There is electric in the farm store. The tents are intentionally off-grid to help you appreciate the finer things in life.

You can read reviews of Stony Creek Farmstead on Facebook

Transportation

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:

https://trailwaysny.com/bus-from-oneonta-delhi-new-york-city/

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:

http://rollingv.com/

prices

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

what’s included

  • 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

  • Breathtaking views and time to unwind

  • Individual Intention Session with me

  • Craft, Farm, and Cooking Workshops

  • Tea and coffee

  • Fire Ceremony

What’s not included

  • Transportation to and from the retreat

  • Personal mat and props

  • Alcohol

  • Treats from the farm store: cash only

Please be in touch with any questions at all. We can't wait to see you!

FAQ/Details:

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.

  • Please check your calendar carefully, then send your deposit of $350 by June 15.

  • If you would like the $100 early bird discount, we must receive your $250 deposit by May 15.

  • Travel insurance is recommended.

  • You can sign up on Stony Creek’s website.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me by email , text or in person.

  • Balance is due July 15.

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.

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.”

Sample Schedule

  • 7:00-8:30 Morning Yoga Flow, Breathing, and Meditation

  • 8:30-9:30 Breakfast

  • 10:30-11:30 Farm Tour or Breathwalk

  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch

  • 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

  • 6:00-7:00 Dinner

  • 7:00-9:00 Journal, Read, or Relax Fireside

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.

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