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  • Commuter – $395.00
  • Private Room: Single – $635.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,160.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $795.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,380.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 5 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, May 7 (checkout 1 PM)

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact:
retreats@dharmakayacenter.org
845.640.4593

Check-in Time : 3 PM – 6 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.

  • Commuter – $395
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $635
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $580
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $795
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $690

A Spring Retreat: Iyengar Yoga for Lightness and Ease

With Matt Dreyfus

May 5 - 7, 2023

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

This weekend of Yoga is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and with nature, to approach your practice and your life in a positive, engaged way. With a particular emphasis on breath, we’ll study integration through asana and pranayama, becoming more refined in how we apply effort toward our aims.

 

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

“Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.”
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, 2.47, translated by BKS Iyengar.

How can we approach our practice with right effort, leading to freedom, absorption and ease? Discover the path over three days of engaged practice.

Yoga master BKS Iyengar (1918 – 2014) had a profound understanding of asana, or yogic posture. He was able to communicate the essence of Yoga to people of all ages and abilities, through intelligent action, sequencing, and skillful use of props. His understanding of pranayama, or yogic breathing, was equally profound and refined. Through the integration of body, breath and mind that we learn in asana practice, we open the door for the practice of pranayama. Matt’s decades of study and teaching of this method bear fruit in classes that are engaging, challenging and accessible.

Each class will have a different focus, all working together to bring about a clear, open state of being.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Shamatha 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 beautiful paths, flora and fauna

 

 

OPEN TO ALL

Iyengar Yoga students of all levels are welcome. While classes will be challenging, practice will be presented in a way that is accessible to all.

 

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, May 5

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Light Practice

Saturday, May 6

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Asana
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
4:00-6:00 PM Restorative Asana and Pranayama
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Yoga philosophy discussion

Sunday, May 7

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Asana
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure

 

Teacher

Matt Dreyfus
For more than twenty years Matt Dreyfus has been dedicated to teaching the profound subject of Iyengar Yoga. A student since 1994, in 1999, he began traveling to India regularly to study with the Iyengar family. As a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, and the Institute’s teacher training faculty, he teaches students of all levels and abilities. Matt is also active in New Jersey; he has been teaching in the Princeton area since 2011 and is the director of Teacher Education at Santosha Yoga Studio in Madison. When Matt first encountered Iyengar Yoga, he…
Learn more about Matt Dreyfus
Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved

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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