After a long and snowy winter in our crowded city we are heading upstate to unwind, relax and renew! Come spend a weekend full of yoga in a secluded and intimate retreat center surrounded by beautiful nature. Enjoy 4 extended yoga sessions combining vigorous Asana practice, pranayama and mediation, locally-grown fresh gourmet food, and plenty of free time for chilling in the hammock , lying on the grass with a good book, dipping in the hot tub and/or the swimming hole (don’t forget your bathing suit!), walking in the meditation labyrinth or playing volleyball, badminton, or whatever other game suits your fancy on the beautiful lawns. At night, sit around the bonfire, drink wine and enjoy the star-filled sky.
Merav is a yoga instructor and psychotherapist based in NYC. She was a dancer for over 10 years and began practicing yoga in 2004 in tandem with her studies in psychology. She specializes in alignment-based vinyasa as well as therapeutic yoga for emotional well-being.
Born out of her interest in human behavior and movement, Merav recognizes yoga as a tool for personal growth as well as a proven way to develop focus and mind/body awareness.
As a yoga instructor, Merav incorporates principles from her background in psychology. She strives to offer a safe, non-judgmental environment for students to explore their bodies, observe their minds and confront and overcome their fears, limitations, or obstacles both on and off the mat. Merav currently teaches groups and private classes all around NYC and leads yoga and meditation workshops and retreats worldwide.
As a psychotherapist, Merav also incorporates yoga into her work with patients by combining yogic principles in conjunction with talk therapy. She works with both groups and individuals who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse. Merav has received extensive education and training in psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalysis. She completed her B.A in psychology at Hunter College and later her MSW at NYU. She is currently a psychoanalytic candidate and sees patients at NIP (National Institute for the Psychotherapies).
Arrival at 4pm
5:30-7pm – Vinyasa Blend Restorative –unwind and restore
8pm-Dinner & Heathen Hill’s special home sangria!
9-11am – Morning practice focusing on energizing back bends and inversions
12pm – Lunch time
4-6pm – Evening gentle asana, yin, restorative & Pranayama focusing on emotion and tension releasing, hip openers, twists and forward bends followed by meditation
7pm- Dinner followed by bonfire (bring your own wine or beer of choice as well as your instrument if you happen to play any for an after bonfire party jam!!)
9-11am – Morning practice focused on facing fears & future challenges with arm balances and inversions
12pm- lunch time
2pm- departure – Back to the city with a clear, fresh, and spirited mind and body!
To register contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Camping Deluxe: $400