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  • Commuter – $632.00
  • Private Room: Single – $852.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,594.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $992.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,784.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, October 20 (check in 3 PM; program starts 4 PM) until Sunday, October 22 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact: [email protected]

Check-in Time: 3 PM

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price : Prices include 3 meals per day and use of all campus facilities.

      Early Bird Price: Book before September 20
    • Commuter: $532
    • Private room (shared bath): Single: $792
    • Private room (shared bath): Double: $787
    • Junior Suite (private bath): Single: $952
    • Junior Suite (private bath): Double: $897
    • Regular Price
    • Commuter: $632
    • Private room (shared bath): Single: $892
    • Private room (shared bath): Double: $837
    • Junior Suite (private bath): Single: $1052
    • Junior Suite (private bath): Double: $947

    Self Care and Energy Repair

    With MJ Watkins and Lucas Hall

    October 20 - 22, 2023


    Led by two dynamic teachers from New York Loves Yoga, each day of this restorative retreat offers a toolbox of wellness offerings: uplifting hatha yoga, guided meditations, breath work, meridian tracing, sound baths, and somatics—all to encourage balance, peace, and ease in your mind and body. You will leave feeling clear, deeply relaxed, and rejuvenated.

    “This was a restorative and empowering weekend, a good mix of power and meditation. I feel both rejuvenated and better prepared to take the necessary steps to achieve peacefulness and love.”

    STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: We are committed to your health and safety. Please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our strategies.

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    Each morning begins with a serene light-filled, scrumptious breakfast, followed by yoga and meditation. You will feel the bounty of strength and contentment.

    Free time follows—time to hike in the woods, read in the library, visit the Old Stone Church. We then meet back in the Meditation Hall for a workshop; this is an opportunity to fine-tune your skills and ask any questions you may have about a yogic life, ways of meditation, and integrating yoga into your ‘off mat’ life.

    Both evenings, we come together for The Sound Experience, a chance to rest, supported by blankets and bolsters. You will be guided through a spacious yoga nidra practice (guided relaxation), as vibrations from Tibetan sound bowls fill the Meditation Hall. 

    The weekend is filled with the following nurturing practices:

    • Guided Meditations that are accessible and nurturing.
    • Hatha Yoga that combines the alignment and foundation approach of Hatha with the intensity and power of vinyasa, deep breath practices and meditation.
    • Somatics, a safe, gentle and effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body) movements that go to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain.
    • Yoga Nidra, “dynamic sleep,” allowing the body to deeply relax while the mind stays inwardly alert—the knife’s edge where the body “sleeps” while the mind is lucid.
    • Atma Buti Tibetan Sound Healing—literally translated as soul herbal medicine—deliver the healing power of sound

    We are thrilled to be sharing these practices in service of living life with more peace and joy.


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    • Intimate setting with personal access to the teachers
    • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
    • Hatha yoga, Somatic yoga and Yoga Nidra
    • Guided meditations
    • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
    • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
    • Extensive library of dharma books
    • Expansive wooded grounds with paths filled with beautiful flora and fauna


    There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all, although some yoga experience is helpful. These are active classes, but modifications are provided for less experienced practitioners.


    (subject to change)

    Friday, October 20

    3:00 PM Check in begins
    4:00 PM Welcome/Introductions and Opening Circle (Milarepa Hall)
    4:30 PM Yoga/Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
    6:30-7:30 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
    8:30 PM The Sound Experience (Milarepa Hall)
    10:00 PM Lights turned off on Campus

    Saturday, October 21

    7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
    9:00 – 11:00 AM Yoga/Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
    1:00-4:00 PM Personal Time
    4:00 – 6:30 PM Workshop (Milarepa Hall)
    6:30 – 7:30 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
    7:30 – 8:30 PM Personal Time
    8:30 PM The Sound Experience (Milarepa Hall)
    10:00 PM Lights turned off on Campus

    Sunday, October 22

    8:30 – 10:30 AM Yoga/Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brunch (Dining Hall)
    12:15 PM Closing Circle (Milarepa Hall)
    1:00 PM Check out and departure



    MJ Watkins
    As partner of NY Loves Yoga, MJ Watkins listens to students speak about why they come to yoga – stress relief, relaxation, finding peace internally and wellness. Her interest in and passion for Thomas Hanna Somatics, came after a back injury and loss of physical movement. She focuses on breath, the nervous system and regaining strength through movement to promote flexibility, health and mental relaxation.MJ’s training includes: RYT 300, Academy of Yoga & Meditation, India; E-RYT 200, Zuna Yoga, Tantra–Hatha; Reiki Level 1; Atma Buti Singing Bowls; Restorative Yoga; Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, NYC; Essential Somatics Movement, Martha Peterson, Radiant Child…
    Learn more about MJ Watkins
    Lucas Hall
    With a lifelong passion for self-development, and the desire to help others become their best selves, Lucas Hall took the leap and travelled to Bali, Indonesia to study the teachings of Hatha yoga with renowned teachers Everett Newell & Katherine Girling (Zuna Yoga, zunayoga.com) Already a teacher of voice here in NYC and with a background in dance, Lucas’s skill set of body/mind conditioning and how to motivate and empower his students is one of his most enticing qualities as a yoga teacher. Lucas’s classes are accessible, effective and well rounded. Each class includes strong asana poses, focused breathing and…
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    191 Cragsmoor Road

    Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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