A weekend filled with
nature, movement, and
heart opening meditations.
Begin my ducking out of work a little early and relaxing on one of the most beautiful train rides in the county to the town of Hudson (about 2 hours on Amtrak). Our retreat center, Pumpkin Hollow, is about 20 minutes by cab from Hudson. Arrive in time for a garden fresh dinner at 6 p.m, followed by evening stretching and meditation (and maybe a bon fire if the weather permits!)
Saturday is about unwinding and exploring compassion: think yoga, meditation, nature walks, naps, and delicious food. We'll have 3 sessions (morning, afternoon, and evening) which will combine yoga and mediation, with an emphasis on compassion.
Wake up on Sunday to morning yoga and meditation, and more time in nature. We'll depart after lunch, giving you plenty of time to prepare for the coming week.
This retreat is appropriate for beginner and experienced meditators. No prior yoga experience is required.
Getting to and from Hudson
Friday night: dinner is at 6pm. The 3:15 Amtrak train will get you into Hudson at 5:15. You can catch a cab with other participants to the center in Claverack (20 min car ride from the train station). Also, feel free to arrive earlier too and explore Hudson or settle in early at the retreat center.
Sunday: We'll depart the center after lunch, around 1:45 p.m. There are 2:30 and 4:30 trains out of Hudson.
Please note: Amtrak ticket prices are lower in advance, and popular train times often sell out.
Cost & Accommodations & Food
Cost: $575. Includes accommodations, all meals, and retreat instruction.
Accommodations: Most accommodations are 2 twin beds with a shared bath. Camping is available at a decreased rate. There are 2 private rooms available for an additional $125 (total, not per night).
What's it like? Think acres and acres of amazing, beautiful, park-like grounds, with waterfalls, a 1920's stone swimming pond, and trails. Pumpkin Hollow has rooms in a large, old farm house, as well as cabins scattered throughout the property. Accommodations are basic and very comfortable. It has a very 1950's camp vibe, with big barns plus some lovely new buildings for yoga.
Food: A big buffet fresh from the garden. Vegetarian. Filling. Delicious. Includes gluten free options.