Long Weekend Yoga Retreat at The Kaaterskill Inn - September 2017

Catskill, NY, United States

KP
Kathy Parsons
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Sep 21 - 24, 2017
Group size: 8-12
Long Weekend Yoga Retreat at The Kaaterskill Inn - September 2017
Catskill, NY, United States

Kathy Parsons
  • Email address verified
1 review

$1175
Sep 21 - 24, 2017
Group size: 8-12

About this trip

Where style meets nature, and where breathing meets movement...


Escape the city to immerse yourself in nature, nourish your body with fresh food and energizing and restorative yoga, explore mindfulness meditation, make connections with like-minded people, have a few laughs, all while staying in countryside luxury with sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains. 


In addition to three delicious organic meals a day and six yoga classes, you'll have the opportunity to pamper yourself with a world-class massage,  explore the gorgeous hiking trails in and around the property, or just chill out with new friends and visit with farm animals who call this special place home. 


The Place - The Kaaterskill Inn:

With sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains and over 32 acres of breathtaking scenery, the Kaaterskill Inn is a retreat like no other.

Blessed with charm and good looks, this magnificent property boasts the best of what the Catskills has to offer: spectacular mountain vistas, acres of wooded and pastoral land, beautiful foot paths that wind along lazy rivers, age-old trees and more wildlife than a night out in Manhattan! Explore the grounds to see the landscapes and natural ecology that inspired the local Hudson River School artists.


The main guest house, a magnificent restored Dutch barn, houses the property’s luxury guest suites. But don’t let the countrified surrounds fool you: These rooms were designed with the contemporary traveler in mind. Modern luxuries abound, from jacuzzi bathtubs and spacious quarters, to in-suite fireplaces and private patios.

Secluded and unforgettable, the Kaaterskill is your connection to nature…at its most luxurious.


The Yoga: 

You will be practicing with two talented teachers, one based in New York City and one based in Toronto, both with similar philosophies, yet different teaching styles. Both Mary and Kathy share one focus for this long weekend: how can they help each guest learn, grow, relax and feel connected on this retreat! 


The vinyasa flow classes will have strong, creative sequencing designed to lengthen, strengthen and open up your body. The restorative and yin classes, will begin with a warming flow to prepare your body for deeper stretches (yin) and deep release and relaxation (restorative).


All classes will be set to inspiring music, have gentle hands on assists and adjustments and conclude with an aromatherapy savasana massage (bliss!).


The classes are suitable for all levels of yogi's and will include lots of variations.


You can find out more about each teacher by reading their biography's in the profile section and you can also visit their websites:  


http://www.marymhorne.com


http://retreatinsider.net/testimonials 


The Food: 

We take food very seriously! It’s not just the act of nourishment, but the source of energy. The primarily pescatarian menu, is locally inspired and has been designed to provide organic, fresh foods to nourish the body and soul.


Your Long Weekend Schedule:


Thursday, September 21nd, 2017: 


4:00 pm – Check-in, explore, meet new friends, enjoy a beverage 

5:30-6:45 pm – Welcome Slow Flow Yoga Class

7:00 pm – Apps and cocktails

7:30 pm – Dinner 

9:00 pm – Bonfire and chilling


Friday, September 22nd, 2017:


7:00-8:00 am – Optional Meditation, journaling, master cleanse, coffee/tea

8:00-9:30 am – Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class

9:45-10:45 am – Breakfast

11:00 – 12:00 pm –  Farm Tour 

1:30-2:30 pm Lunch

11:00-5:00 pm - Time for hikes, massage treatments, reading and relaxing

5:00-6:30 pm – Flow & Restore Yoga Class 

7:00 pm  – Apps and cocktails

7:30 pm - Dinner

9:00 pm - Bonfire and chilling


Saturday, September 23rd, 2017:


7:00-8:00 am – Optional Meditation, journaling, master cleanse, coffee/tea

8:00-9:30 am – Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class

9:45-10:45 am – Breakfast

1:30-2:30 pm Lunch

11:00-5:30 pm - Time for hikes, massage treatments, reading and relaxing

5:00-6:30 pm – Restorative Flow Yoga Class 

7:00 pm – Apps and cocktails

7:30 pm - Dinner

9:00 pm - Bonfire and chilling


Sunday, April 30th, 2017:


7:00-8:00 am – Optional Meditation, journaling, master cleanse, coffee/tea

8:00-9:30 am – Energizing Vinyasa Flow Yoga

9:45-11:00 am – Brunch

12:00 pm - Check-Out   


For more questions, please email info@retreatinsider.net!

What’s included

* 3 nights accommodation in main guest house in one of the luxury guest suites.


Note: All the suites have a private jacuzzi bath, a wood burning fireplace and are quite large. Comfortable cots are available if three people would like to share a room. For pictures of the guest suites, visit: http://thekaaterskill.com/guest-suites.


All rates are per person and based on double occupancy. 

All rates include a 8% NY sales tax.


A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining amount is due 45 days before the trip start date. Please see below for full cancellation policy. 


*All fresh, healthy, farm to table meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks). 


Note:  Meals will be mostly vegetarian, with the option of fish, seafood or chicken at select meals.  


*Refreshing pre-dinner cocktail 


(Note: Many people on retreat may wish to have a mini-detox from sugary foods and alcohol. But, this is your retreat! If you would like to have wine with dinner, we encourage you to bring your favourite bottle!). 


*Six yoga classes (vinyasa flow, yin, restorative)


*Welcome Package


*Use of the grounds: farm tour (lots of farm animals!), hikes around and near the property.


*Evening bonfires



Charges for Cancellation:


*46 days prior to departure - Deposit payment

*45-25 days prior to departure - $500.00 Cancellation fee

*24-1 days prior to departure - 100% Cancellation fee


Full payment is due 45 days prior to departure. If you need to cancel for some reason, and it's under 45 days, we would consider waiving the cancellation fee if you find a replacement.

Not included

*Transportation and transfers (if applicable)


* Optional spa services


* Alcohol (besides the pre-dinner cocktail)





Before You Go

If it's possible, arrive as close as you can to 4:00 on Thursday so that you can take full advantage of this retreat time! Of course, we expect people to arrive at various times throughout Thursday evening.


Directions: 

If you are driving, there are detailed directions at http://thekaaterskill.com/contact/directions, and we will also send you the directions in a PDF as part of the Welcome Package. 


By Plane: 

The closest airports to The Kaaterskill are Albany International Airport (737 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY), and Stewart International Airport (1180 1st St, New Windsor, NY). There are various rental cars available on or near these airport locations.


By Train:

Amtrack / Hudson – Front St, Hudson, NY


If you're arriving to the Hudson train station, a taxi to the retreat is approximately $30-$50.  We'll send a note out to all guests in the event several guests are arriving at the same time and would like to share a cab.


What to bring?


We have mats, blocks and blankets in our beautiful yoga space. That said, if you really like your yoga mat, we recommend you bring it with you! 


Bring comfortable clothing for practicing both inside and outside. The evening practice will be more restorative in nature, so bring a long sleeve shirt or cozy sweater with you.

There are also beautiful hiking trails close by, so bring your comfortable shoes or hiking shoes if you'd like to explore.


Cheers and Namasté! 


For more information please contact info@retreatinsider.com! 


Available Packages

Double Room Accommodation

Rates are per person and there are two people per room. We do have a room that could accommodate three people (send email for more information).

All suites include a stone fireplace, jacuzzi bath with separate shower, high speed internet, private patio, superior bedding and a unique interior with panoramic mountain views.
Our suites have either a King bed or two Queen beds.
Price is based on a shared accommodation at a rate of $360 a night, plus 8% NY tax. Deposits non-refundable.

Available until Sep 196 left
$1175
Single Room Accommodation

All suites include a stone fireplace, jacuzzi bath with separate shower, high speed internet, private patio, superior bedding and a unique interior with panoramic mountain views.
All suites have either a king sized bed or a two queen sized beds.
Price is based on private accommodation and includes the New York tax.
Deposits are non-refundable.

Available until Sep 19only 1 left
$1650
$1175

Double Room Accommodation
Past Trip

Your Organizer


KP
Kathy Parsons
1 review
Kathy Parsons For more than a decade, certified Yoga teacher (RYT-200), Kathy, has been journeying around the world to many health retreats. From Yoga and fitness to breath work and moving meditation, she's harvested a wealth of knowledge during her time and commitment spent at retreats. Kathy rightfully professes herself as a "retreat addict" (and a type-A in recovery) and is now dedicated to providing the ultimate energizing and balanced yoga and retreat experience for others. Her specialty is vinyasa flow, and her classes incorporate creative movements that strengthen and lengthen the body while staying connected to the breath. She also teaches pranayama (breathing exercises), moving meditation, restorative and yin yoga and mindfulness. Classes are tailored to the students with as much personalized attention as possible, including gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, inspirational music and a scented savasana massage. “My philosophy is to provide the space for each student to connect with their mind, body and soul so they finish class feeling simultaneously lighter and more grounded. I encourage students to push themselves to their personal limits, while not taking themselves too seriously. Smiling and laugher is welcome!” Kathy’s home base is in Toronto, and when she is not leading retreats in Cuba and New York she is teaching yoga and meditation and fundraising for healthcare and educational institutions. For her schedule in Toronto, please visit www.retreatinsider.net/Toronto "I've practiced various styles of yoga for about 13 years, but Kathy is the first teacher who ever made yoga personal for me. For the first time, I experienced the connection of mind, body, breath, and spirit, and it changed the way I view yoga forever. Kathy is so much fun, funny, and friendly in class, and at the same time, teaches in a very loving way". Elizabeth, NYC Mary Horne Mary Horne is a 200hr Vinyasa RYT and certified personal trainer. Prior to fitness, Mary was a professional dancer and taught and performed throughout the United States and Mexico. Since 2011, Mary has dedicated her life to health and fitness and helping people discover their true potential and happiest, healthiest selves. Mary serves as the National Director of Mind/Body Programs for Bootcamp Republic and is the co-creator and co-founder of SPRY Yoga. She currently teaches full time- teaching both group Vinyasa classes for Equinox Fitness, as well as working with students one-on-one. Mary leads retreats both nationally and internationally to allow students to disconnect from their day-to-day and reconnect to themselves and their health. For Mary's schedule in NYC, please visit www.marymhorne.com.

Reviews

TO
It’s hard to imagine that The Kaaterskill is only 120 miles away from New York City. From the moment you pull into the gates, you are instantly transported into a land that feels a million miles away. My wife and I first experienced The Kaaterskill back in April when we attended this very same retreat. We left the first retreat thinking there was no way it would ever be as good if we attended a second time around, but boy were we wrong. The moment we found out that Kathy and Mary were hosting the retreat again in September we immediately signed up. Arriving at The Kaaterskill on Thursday afternoon is a bit surreal. You pull up and park and the first thing you might notice is the idyllic tranquility of the place. The brick red buildings are faded, but still stand stark against the green grass and blue sky. The grounds are neat, but not perfect. The “Guest Entrance” sign can be a bit hard to miss, but you’ll soon find your way through the trellis and into the main guest house. The main guest house has six guest rooms, a couple of common space rooms and my favorite room of all which is the full kitchen and dining area. Upon arriving, you are shown to your guest room (we actually got to pick our room this last go around!) and depending on what time you arrive you probably have some time to go exploring before the first yoga class of the retreat. If you are wondering what to pack, my suggestion would be tons of your favorite yoga clothes and maybe a pair of jeans and a sweater if you want to do a quick wardrobe change before dinner one night. If you decided to only wear your yoga clothes all weekend, trust me you will fit right in with the rest of the group. One of the many magical things about The Kaaterskill property is that you and your fellow yogi’s are the only ones there (sans the grounds keeper and property manager.) It’s hard to describe, but without any additional guests or activities going on around you it feels like you actually are living there and for those brief few days it feels like home. The property is also home to a couple dozen farm animals, so if you ever wondered what it feels like to wake up to a rooster crowing this is your chance. The retreat itinerary is pretty simple – yoga, eat, relax, (maybe more yoga) eat, relax, yoga, eat, relax, and sleep. Let’s start with what most people would say is probably the most important activity of the retreat and that is the yoga (I mean, it is a yoga retreat.) My wife and I had been attending Mary Horne’s classes here in Manhattan for about two years before we attended the first retreat back in April, so we were already very familiar with her and her teaching style. On the flip side, the first time we met Kathy Parsons was back in April when we attended the retreat the first time around and we had no idea what to expect. Kathy and Mary complement each other well – Kathy teaching the evening yoga classes and Mary the morning classes. The evening yoga classes start around 5:30 pm and take place in “the barn” or somewhere outside on the property. The barn is basically just a wooden structure that opens up overlooking the pond and tree line and is perfect for a yoga class. It was even more magical this time as they still had string lights and a chandelier hanging in the barn as the property is mostly used for weddings throughout the summer months. Kathy’s evening classes typically last close to 90 minutes and will be a mix of a vinyasa flow, followed by a yin practice and maybe even some meditation. Overall Kathy is a wonderful, gracious instructor and makes something as scary as meditation seem easy and accessible. Mary Horne leads the morning classes which last at least 75 minutes and would be classified as strong vinyasa flow. Starting at 8 am, these morning classes will make you sweat but will also energize you for the day ahead. Mary is an inspirational and beautiful instructor, but completely grounded and down to earth. Kathy and Mary are both very generous with their yoga knowledge and this retreat is perfect for those of you who want/need a little extra attention. Besides doing a ton of yoga, you also spend a lot of time eating. I know this sounds a bit counterproductive, but wait I haven’t told you about Emmett Moeller. Who is Emmett you ask? Well Emmett is a chef and a very special one at that. Remember how I mentioned the kitchen and dining area as being my favorite in the guest house? It’s all due to this guy and his amazing cooking. Emmett has this spectacular ability to make meals that are not only extremely healthy, but that also tastes good and looks like something straight out of your favorite cooking magazine. My wife loves to cook and she has now come away both times inspired by Emmett and all of his amazing dishes. If the weather is nice, you can expect to eat dinner outside. Think rustic old furniture, candlelight and seasonal floral arrangements all while watching the sun set and farm animals grazing in the open. The long weekend goes by too fast and it’s a bit heartbreaking when you have to say goodbye to your fellow retreaters, but you will feel strong, well fed, and hopefully super relaxed. All in all, worth every penny and we can’t wait to do it all over again.