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Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 16, 2024.
  • Commuter – $632.00
  • Private Room: Single – $872.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,634.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1,032.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,854.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 17 (check in 3 PM; program starts 4 PM) until Sunday, May 19 (checkout 1 PM)

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor, New York 12566, USA

Contact: [email protected]
845.640.4593

Check-in Time: 3 PM – 6 PM

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

    Early Bird Price: Book before April 16
  • Commuter: $532
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $772
  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $767
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $932
  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $877
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter: $632
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $872
  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $817
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1032
  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $926

To extend your stay on Personal Retreat: Simply add days before or after the program during step 2 when making your reservation.

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

Self Care and Energy Repair

With MJ Watkins and Lucas Hall

May 17 - 19, 2024

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

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.”

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

OPEN TO ALL

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.

 

 

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, May 17

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, May 18

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, May 19

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

 

Teachers

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…
Learn more about Lucas Hall
Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved