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  • Commuter – $450.00
  • Private Room: Single – $640.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,100.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $750.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,260.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 14 (check in 3 PM; program starts 4 PM) until Sunday, May 16 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

Per Person Price: Prices are all inclusive:

    Early Bird Price: Book before April 14
  • Commuter: $350
  • Private room (shared bath): Single: $540
  • Private room (shared bath): Double: $450
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single: $650
  • Junior Suite )private bath): Double: $530
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter: $450
  • Private room (shared bath): Single: $640
  • Private room (shared bath): Double: $550
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single: $750
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Double: $630

Program is fully booked

Self Care and Energy Repair

With MJ Watkins and Lucas Hall

May 14 - 16, 2021

Program is fully booked

A Weekend Retreat in Right Effort

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 vinyasa yoga, guided metta meditations, breath work, meridian energy work, sound baths, somatics, and strength and mobility training—all to encourage balance and vitality. You will leave feeling clear, deeply relaxed, and rejuvenated.

“This was a perfect weekend retreat. I’ll be back!”

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

people sit in a large circle in a light filled room with a large Buddha

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Each morning begins with breath meditations and classic vinyasa yoga, followed by a serene light-filled silent breakfast. You will feel the bounty of  strength and contentment.

A  group circle after our physical and silent mornings brings us together—balanced, invigorated and calm. After time for private reflection, writing and contemplation, we meet to discuss right effort and how to retrain the mind to produce wholesome states of being, while redirecting unwholesome thoughts that may be limiting your ability to experience joy and contentment.

In the evening, Atma Buti Tibetan sound bowls fill the meditation hall as your nights are cocooned by  the relaxation technique of yoga nidra.

  • Guided Meditations that are accessible, nurturing and guided.
  • Hatha Vinyasa 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 Bowls—literally translated as soul herbal medicine—deliver the healing power of sound

woman practicing yoga nidra lunge

 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teachers
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Vinyasa yoga, Somatic yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • Shamatha and 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 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.

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SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, May 14

3:00 PM Check in begins
4:00 PM Opening Circle (Mediation Hall)
5:15 – 7:15 PM Yoga Class and the Sound Experience (Meditation Hall)
7:30-8:30 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)

Saturday, May 15

9:00 – 10:30 AM Yoga Class, Silent (Meditation Hall)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brunch, Silent (Dining Hall)
12:00 – 3:00 PM Nature Walk/Personal Time
3:00 – 4:45 PM Meditation (Meditation Hall)
4:45 – 5:45 PM Somatics & Energy Medicine (Meditation Hall)
6:00 – 7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
8:00 – 9:15 PM The Sound Experience
Yoga Nidra & Tibetan Sound Healing Ceremony

Sunday, May 16

9:00 – 10:30 AM Yoga Class, Silent (Meditation Hall)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brunch, Silent (Dining Hall)
12:00 – 12:30 PM Closing Circle
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