Taking names for waiting list.
Heathen Hill is pleased to present these outstanding guest teachers
In the Bodhisattva tradition, being of greater benefit to those around you, often begins with benefiting yourself. Vivekan & Jess invite you to join them for a weekend of bliss in the nearby mountains! Establish a solid Basics-level practice (or deepen a preexisting one!) with revitalizing Bodhisattva Yoga; a combination of engaging mindful flows, breath work, meditation, Buddhist philosophy, and the altruistic motivation to help others– with a rock and roll sensibility to top it off. With home-cooked, locally-harvested meals, the idyllic late summer setting, and lots of relaxing down-time, it’s the perfect opportunity to set the important foundations integral to a safe, comprehensive, and fun Bodhisattva Yoga practice.
Vivekan is the founder and director of Park Slope, Brooklyn’s Bodhisattva Yoga (www.BodhisattvaYoga.com). He was originally certified under a direct disciple of Swami Satchidananda and has since studied with many teachers of varying traditions. He has especially been inspired by teachers from Tibet, China, India & the West. Synthesizing these influences, Vivekan has created his own unique brand of yoga instruction called Bodhisattva Yoga. His meditation instruction, and broad yogic knowledge and experience, enriches his students’ experience with his ability to tie yogic philosophy with ordinary, everyday experiences.
Bodhisattva Yoga’s Co-Director, Jess, received her teacher certification under Vivekan and continues to apprentice under his guidance. She draws inspiration from her practice, her teachers and the Dharma. Among students and private clients she is known for her warmth, encouragement and her ability to share her personal tips, tricks and hacks to make life off and on the mat a little more laid back and rock star.
Arrive anytime after 2pm and enjoy the property. Settle in, explore.
5:45-7:15pm, Bodhisattva Yoga
Enjoy a welcome glass of sangria! Perhaps take a soak in the hot tub…
Candlelight dinner in the Plum House
Breakfast, self-serve. Choose from seasonal fresh fruit, homemade breads and spreads, yogurt, granola, coffee, tea and more.
9:30-11:15am, Bodhisattva Yoga
Picnic lunch buffet served outdoors overlooking the amazing views~
5pm – 6:30pm, Bodhisattva Yoga
Sunset dinner and wine in the Plum House (It’s BYOB! Heathen Hill and Vivekan and Jess are judgment-free)
Evening bonfire, s’mores and star-gazing 🙂
Breakfast, self-serve to your liking
9:30-11:15am, Bodhisattva Yoga
Hearty country brunch in the Plum House
– Honeymoon Sweet (Sold!)
– Le Trailer Single, $580
– Yoga House, $490
– Campground Luxe, $470
Price is per person and includes all: Bodhisattva Yoga sessions, amazing meals, and quaint accommodations.
This retreat is Open Enrollment—perfect for newcomers to yoga, growing Basics-level practitioners and accompanying family members, spouses and friends who are in a fit condition (meaning, without physical obstructions) to participate in group yoga sessions working at Bodhisattva Yoga’s Basics I-II Level.
Please call 718.499.9642 (YOGA) or e-mail Jessica@BodhisattvaYoga.com.
For more information visit www.BodhisattvaYoga.com.
Title: Relax-Renew-Restore; Summer Yoga Retreat with Wesley Collier
Come spend another beautiful weekend in the Catskills with Wesley, Barkan Certified instructor, from Queens NY. Enjoy a weekend of fresh air, fresh food and healing yoga.
Relax in the hot tub under the stars. Catch some sun by the swimming hole and stay warm by the campfire. Plenty of outdoor and indoor games to enjoy.
A serious marathoner from 1997-2003, (over 35 marathons, including a 62 mile ultra-marathon) Wesley began practicing yoga in 2000 to stretch his tight hamstrings. By 2003 he gave up running entirely for a dedicated yoga practice.
Wesley received his teaching certification from Barkan Method Hot Yoga(barkanmethod.com) and sees yoga as the gateway to happiness, awareness, and peace. Wesley’s classes focus on being who you are and feeling however you feel whenever you step on your mat. BrEatHe,MoVe, LaUgH, EnJoY!
Friday, August 23
4pm Arrive and Relax
6pm Chill Yoga Flow- Yin/Restorative
Saturday, August 24
6:30am Silent Sun Salutes and Meditation Labyrinth walk(optional)
9-11am Barkan Method Yoga
12pm Lunch on the lawn
5:30pm The Magic 10, Wall Series, Long-Slow-Deep
8pm- Dinner, Bonfire, Smore’s roastfest
Sunday, August 25
6:30am Silent Sun Salutes and Meditation Labyrinth walk(optional)
9-11am Power Yoga, Inversions, Arm Balances
12pm Group Brunch
2pm Return Restored
Contact for payment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Heathen Hill
Description: Spend a weekend of serenity found outside of concrete NYC– the Catskills, yoga, garden grown organic food, and fun!
Tzahi will lead the 3 yoga classes where each session will complement the others to provide a complete and well-rounded weekend of yoga— forward bends, backbends, inversions, restorative and pranayama. The combination of Heathen Hill’s peace and beauty, and a comprehensive yoga study will provide an experience that will leave you feeling integrated and enlivened.
Tzahi Moskovitz is a senior teacher and teacher trainer at Yogaworks, A 500 E-RYT. Tzahi fell in love with the Iyengar method many years ago after the first class he took with Mary Dunn.After finishing a two year Iyengar teacher training program at the iyengar institute in new york Tzahi passed the introductory 2 assessment in 2012. He is now a certified Iyengar teacher.
He is directly influenced by the flow and strength of the Ashtanga series and the alignment, intelligence and awareness of the Iyengar tradition. He is inspired by the teaching of Mary Dunn, Genny Kapuler and Mark Whitwell. His training and experiences as a medic provide Tzahi with a deep and practical understanding of anatomy as it relates to movement and asana
Start Date: August 2, 2013
End Date: August 4, 2013
Arrival: Friday, anytime after 8pm. Snacks will be served. Bring warm clothes. It gets cold in the mountains.
Buffet breakfast available from 6:30-7:45AM
Lunch – 12 noon
Dinner – 7:30PM (Cocktails at your leisure. BYOB)
Buffet breakfast available 6:30 – 7:45AM
Country Brunch – 12 noon
Departure: 2pm- ish. Any later and you will be assigned yard work or house chores.
Space is certainly limited to this secluded retreat and advanced registration is necessary: email@example.com to reserve a spot.
Title: Lauren Ohayon Summer in the Catskills
Take a long weekend at Heathen Hill to relax, recharge and reboot.
Since 1998 Lauren has been studying anatomy, kinesiology and movement and through these studies and her own explorations on the mat, Lauren has developed a style of teaching that helps students sense and understand their structure which in turn fosters a deeper sense of balance and health. Many people turn to Lauren for therapeutic reasons as well as seeking ways to prevent chronic pain and injury. Lauren’s classes blend her love of movement with her curiosity and amazement of finding clear pathways through the body.
Private Room $700 per person
Double Room $575 per person
Fancy Tent $550 per person
Go to www.yogalauren.com to register.
Explore & Play: Human Movement and Asana
Join Paula Liberis for a weekend of creative play and adventurous practice. Come prepared to light up your practice and make your body and mind sparkle and glow like luminous fireworks!
This fresh approach to movement will allow you to uncover unconscious holding patterns and find the restrictions that keep you from moving freely and gracefully in your asana practice.
We will employ a sense of playfulness and curiosity to help us explore human movement and asana with freedom and ease. With the elimination of tension and expectation we can more fully explore the integration of asana, pranayama and deep relaxation.
This retreat is geared towards intermediate to advanced students with an established yoga practice.
Arrive Friday : 2pm
Class Friday : 4:30pm – 6pm, dinner to follow
Saturday class : 9am – 12pm
Saturday class : 5pm – 7pm
Sunday : 9am – 12pm
Departure at 2pm
Double : $485
Single : $565
Luxe Camping : $485
Contact Paula directly to register : firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: The Spider and the Sage with ELLEN KAPLOW
Weekend immersion dedicated to explore and expand your practice, connect to a simpler life, decompress from daily stress. Emerge reenergized in body , mind and spirit.
E-RYT… Satsang Yoga creative director, YogaManJari Teacher Training
Ellen has been a well sought after ACE certified fitness instructor, Teacher- trainer and Group Fitness Director for over 25 years. She discovered Yoga (or Yoga found her) over 18 years ago and the rest as they say… is history. In the words of Rodney Yee, “We come to Yoga either from inspiration or out of desperation & for Ellen it was both.” After meeting her dear friend and mentor, Pam Flynn of Shakti Yoga, Ellen knew that this was a path she was meant to follow. Ellen completed an Anusara style teacher training with Molly Fox and Amy Ippoliti and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She has studied extensively with Baron Baptiste, Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga, Maty Ezratry and Chuck Miller, Nancy Gilgoff, Lino Miele, Ana Forrest, Beryl Bender Birch , John Friend, Kofi Buscia, Christina Sell and Noah Maze’ and as of this Sept. Nikki Costello….so many wonderful teachers along the way.
She continues to study with and be inspired by her primary teacher Rodney Yee, (completing advanced teacher trainings with Rodney first in 2003 and each year since). Ellen has been included and has had the privilege of being part of a small retreat here at Heathen Hill open only to Rod’s senior students . (and not those who are AARP members). Being at Heathen Hill with Rodney, Colleen, Lippy and the rest of the crew..esteemed teachers in their own right, while doing what i love …is truly a gift. it has been an amazing journey!
Ellen‘s classes are a perfect blend of alignment, vinyasa and fun. Each experience is meant to allow the individual to discover his/her greatest potential. Ellen is grateful every day for the inspiration of her students and fellow instructors, the gift of Practice, her devoted staff and the love of her family (her three fabulous children, husband Rick and her 3 sweet pups. Ellen would also like to give a special shout out to Sally Narkis for urging her to step into the world of Teacher Training and retreats and to Connie Schaffer for opening this amazing studio with her over 10 years ago!
Arrive any time after 2 on Friday.
Meet and greet at the Plum House 6:30pm. Dinner at 7.
Saturday practice 9-11:30, pm practice 4:30- -6:30.
Sunday practice 8:30am to 11am…
Yoga House (double) $400 per person
Bonus House and Plum House single $485 per person
Honeymoon Sweet(dbl) $400 per person
Campground Luxe $400 per person
To register: email@example.com, Attn. Ellen. Retreat