This retreat is a special culmination of a deep friendship and heart alignment between Ally Bogard and Vanessa Cornell. It is for women seeking greater freedom, ease, and purpose by deepening into a practice of self-contemplation.
Meditation, movement, journaling, awareness, and inquiry are all tools we’ll use in our time together. This four-day retreat will help you connect with incredible women in a safe, nurturing, and judgment-free environment. You’re invited to remove all masks, show up exactly as you are, and be celebrated and loved for it.
Ally and Vanessa both believe that laughter and fun are as powerful a medicine as unearthing emotions and tears. Get ready to learn deep lessons, feel seen and held, experience friendship, as well as have a blast!
Winter is the perfect time to rest and turn inward. The season lends itself to restoration and quiet contemplation. There’s no better place to do this than in the stillness and beauty of the Catskills’ vast forests and deep valleys.
Although Urban Cowboy is only 2.5 hours from New York City, it feels like a world away. Situated on 68-acres and the longest stretch of uninterrupted forest in the Catskills, it is some of the prettiest land you’ll find in the state of New York.
Enjoy a forest bath in soaking tubs, steam in the Estonian sauna, or just relax by the roaring fire and do nothing at all, but get lost in the stars.
Please note: The property’s best amenity is Mother Nature and a chance to truly disconnect– there’s no cell service. However, all rooms include complimentary wifi.
Vanessa Cornell is a master space holder and the founder of NUSHU. She creates experiences of safety and transformation that invite you to shed your masks, access your truth, and connect deeply with others. Vanessa teaches others to hold powerful space through her signature course How To Hold Space and NUSHU Group Facilitator Training. In her teachings, Vanessa invites you to come home to yourself, embody your full humanity, find a place of deep connection to your inner guide, and claim your purpose and power.
Ally Bogard has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2002. As a co-creator of Gaiatri Yoga Teacher Training, SoundMind Meditation, and Upwards Gold, Ally employs an innovative and holistic approach when leading teacher trainings, personal development immersions, and retreats worldwide. In her roles as a teacher, mentor and coach, Ally’s in-person and virtual programs have guided thousands of people towards more meaningful lives through embodiment, emotional literacy, spiritual devotion, and commitment to service.
Daily sessions will be co-taught by Ally Bogard and Vanessa Cornell. Meditation, movement, journaling, awareness, and inquiry are all tools we’ll use in our time together.
With the picturesque backdrop of the Catskill Mountains, we will provide ample opportunity to move your body and connect to nature.
NUSHU brings together people of depth, heart, curiosity, and compassion through intentional programming and careful curation. Meet the community of open-hearted, kind, and intelligent women you’ve been craving.
Our meals are designed to nourish all parts of ourselves. Healthy and delicious, we aim to make you feel fully nourished and comforted. We are of course happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions, and you will have a chance to indicate your preferences when you register.
Our greatest priority on retreats is giving you the space to relax, recharge, and feel fully taken care of. You can expect comfort and coziness at every turn of this retreat. You'll have full access to the sauna and cold plunge throughout the week, and for extra restoration, you can add on a massage or select one of the bathing suites with a signature clawfoot tub or outdoor Japanese cedar soaking tub.
Located on the second floor of the property’s main building where the restaurant and bar are, these rooms offer some of the best views on property and are steps away from all the action.
Take in the forest views and unplug in these classic cabin-esque King rooms. Each room has a private deck overlooking the mountains or woods, as well as a walk-in shower.
These rooms are the perfect combination of cabin charm and the simple luxuries of leisure. Featuring an outdoor Japanese cedar soaking tub on a private deck overlooking the mountains or woods, enjoy a sunrise bath to start your day and a starlit evening soak to end it.
These rooms feature the property’s signature, in-room copper clawfoot tub in front of a large picture window overlooking the mountain and forest views. Relax with a bath, cozy up next to your cast iron stove, or kick back on your private outdoor deck. Tub type and view vary by room.
These rooms offer the premium Urban Cowboy experience with extra space to lounge and enjoy views of the valley and property from your window. Relax in your in-room copper clawfoot tub, cozy up next to your fireplace or cast iron stove, or kick back on your private outdoor deck with views for days.
The Chalet is the property’s largest suite. Wood-paneled cathedral ceilings carry hints of alpine charm throughout the aptly named space with large picture windows in every room. This oversized one-bedroom suite has two lounging areas, a gas fireplace, a full kitchen, a breakfast nook, and a private deck with an outdoor Japanese cedar soaking tub.
This oversized suite has everything you need for a week away. It features 600 square feet of space with an open layout including an in-room copper clawfoot tub, rain shower, potbelly gas stove, leather loveseat for lounging with cocktails or coffee, and a table for dining or working, if you must.