Join me and my colleague, Stephanie Harding, for a weekend of practice, fellowship, and fun! Our Yoga and Walking Retreat takes place October 2-4 2015 at the Stony Point Retreat Center, located about an hour from NYC in the Lower Hudson River Valley. Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the harvest season while deepening both your practice and your connection to our yoga community. And as if that’s not enough, it turns out that walking in nature is a good thing to do for your brain.
Walk the labyrinth, explore the Japanese Peace Garden, enjoy a bit of quiet contemplation in the meditation hall, take a self-guided tour of the farm, or lose yourself in a book on the wraparound porch of the Gilmor Sloane House–our own private space for the weekend. This 150-year-old Victorian mansion is furnished with period furniture and features not one, but two beautifully appointed sitting parlors and lots of cozy corners for relaxation or conversation. Each double room features unique décor and ensuite bath. (Single rooms are available at a supplemental price.) For those with limited mobility, the house includes an elevator and two rooms that are fully accessible for persons with disabilities.
The weekend’s activities include:
–Two yoga practices daily with other group activities of interest, including topics such as pranayama, yoga philosophy, or exploration of some of the deeper practices. Or maybe we’ll just have a dance party!
–Meditative walks on Stony Point’s beautiful 26-acre campus, including a Japanese Peace Garden.
-An optional hike at either Bear Mountain or Harriman State Park, both a stone’s throw away.
-An optional evening of theater with reduced-price tickets for the world premier of “Priceless,” a comedy by David Robson, at Rockland County’s Penguin Rep Theater.
Delicious meals will feature locally-sourced, fresh, organic vegetables and fruits grown on premises and fresh eggs from the chicken coop. Meal options from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch include meat, vegetarian, and/or vegan offerings in a cheerful community dining room.
The cost of lodging, yoga practices and activities, meals, tea at 3, and beverages is $400 per person. This is one retreat with something for everyone, so feel free to bring a friend or loved one. The Stony Point Retreat center is accessible by train with a free shuttle to and from the station, if you’d prefer not driving.
Space in the Gilmor Sloane House is limited. For more information, or to register: Lynn@yogalynn.com