S U M M E R I N G: Sound + Solstice

Claverack, NY, USA

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Abby Paloma
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8 reviews
Jun 21 - 23, 2024
Group size: 1 - 31
S U M M E R I N G: Sound + Solstice
Claverack, NY, USA

Abby Paloma
  • Email address verified
8 reviews

Jun 21 - 23, 2024
Group size: 1 - 31

About this trip

Join Dr. Abby Paloma, Sara Auster, and Alex Falk for a summer weekend retreat at the Won Dharma Center in upstate New York. 


SUMMERING is an invitation to deeply connect with nature, indulge in joyful activities, and rejuvenate yourself in the summer sun. Immerse yourself in nourishing movement and stillness practices and restorative sound baths. Won Dharma Center sits on 426 acres overlooking rolling farmland and the spectacular sunsets over the Catskill Mountains. Enjoy over 7 miles of walking trails, quiet time, and starry filled nights. Won Dharma is conveniently located just 12 minutes from the town of Hudson and the Amtrak Hudson train station. 


The Weekend includes:

  • Meditation, movement and restorative practices
  • Sound Baths and seasonal wisdom talks
  • Delicious meals made with local ingredients
  • Plenty of free time for stillness and meandering summer hikes in nature

Arrival window is 3-5pm on Friday, June 21st. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. 

Retreat closes 1pm Sunday, June 23rd after lunch.

ABOUT ABBY

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Women’s Health Expert, Movement and Meditation Teacher, Gardener, local food advocate, Dr. Abby Paloma is a compassionate practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the healing arts. Abby meets her patients and students exactly where they are on their path toward health, and integrates acupuncture, hand-crafted herbal formulas and individually curated lifestyle regimens in her practice. Abby offers seasonal classes and retreats throughout the year. Her teaching style reveres stillness and intentional movement as antidotes to our fast-paced and dis-eased modern lifestyles. In 2023, Abby opened Paloma Healing Center in Hudson, NY, where she lives and tends Green Street Community Garden.

ABOUT SARA

Sara Auster is a world-renowned sound therapist, meditation teacher and author. She has spent the past decade introducing sound baths to diverse audiences and unique environments all across the globe. Sara’s transformative experiences and original teaching method have made her a leader in the health and wellness space, bringing deep listening and sound meditation to the mainstream. Sara’s vision is to continue holding space for people from all walks of life to slow down, connect to their senses, and become the architects of their own healing.

ABOUT ALEX

Alex Falk, founder of Atonal Meditation, is a certified sound therapy practitioner, musician, meditation teacher, educator and substance abuse/violence prevention counselor for the New York City Board of Education. Alex skillfully guides participants through sound meditations and mindfulness practices, giving them the tools to access and support states of deep relaxation. He currently works at City-As-School, NYC’s oldest public transfer high school, where he runs a music and arts internship program, teaches mindfulness courses, and offers counseling to help students heal from trauma, explore identity and discover holistic practices to support learning and creativity. 

ACCOMODATIONS and RATES

Quad — Spacious rooms with four beds in the residents hall. Gender Separate. $670
Double — Two twin beds. Perfect for friends and couples. We can also pair you with a roommate, which is a popular option. $860 per person.
Single — Modern rooms in the residents hall with a twin bed, sink and desk. $1,100


Deposit: $350 to hold your room. We highly recommend that you reserve your spot early. Spots are limited and this retreat will fill up quickly. Final Payment Due: February 1st, 2024. All payments are final.

GETTING THERE

• WON Dharma Center is located 15 minutes outside of Hudson, New York.
• By Amtrak: 2 hours from NYC, Hudson stop. Tickets get more expensive closer to the date, and can sell out on weekends.
• By Car: 2.5 hours from NYC or Boston
• 40 minutes from Albany Airport

HELPFUL NOTES

• We’ll connect you with other participants to share a cab from the train station.
• We recommend arriving at the center between 3:30 - 5:00 PM as dinner is at 5:30 PM.
• If you’re driving from NYC, remember to tack on extra time for Friday afternoon traffic, depending on what time you leave. 

SCHEDULE

*subject to change*


Friday, June 21st:

  • Arrival window between 3:30-5pm
  • Dinner will be served at 5:30pm
  • Opening Circle in the Meditation Hall at 7pm

Saturday, June 22nd: 

  • Early riser meditation from 7am
  • Breakfast at 7:30AM
  • Morning Practice from 9:30am-11:30am 
  • Lunch at 12pm  
  • Afternoon open for rest and activities
  • Afternoon Practice 3:00-5:00pm 
  • Dinner is served at 5:30pm 
  • Sound Bath at 7pm 

Sunday, June 23rd:

  • Early riser meditation 7am
  • Breakfast 7:30am
  • Morning program and closing circle 9:30 - 11:30am
  • Lunch at 12pm 
  • Departure after lunch

CANCELLATION POLICY

All payments are non-refundable. 


The first deposit is due upon registration and the remaining payment is due on June 7th - 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date. If needed, there is affordable trip insurance available for purchase via We Travel. 

Available Packages

Quad Room
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Spacious rooms with four beds in the residents hall. Female only.


$670
Deposit: $350
Double Room

Two twin beds. Perfect for friends and couples. We can also pair you with a roommate, which is a popular option.

$860
Deposit: $350
Single Room
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Modern rooms in the residents hall with a twin bed, sink and desk.

$1,100
Deposit: $400
Commuter

For those who wish to attend the retreat but reside off-site, the fee is $400 per person and includes 3 nutritious meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. A space will be set aside for Commuters to relax during program breaks.

$400
Deposit: $200


Your Organizer


AP
Abby Paloma
8 reviews
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Gardener, local food advocate, Cook, Artist, Dr. Abby Paloma is a compassionate practitioner with over a decade of experience in the wellness field. Abby is dedicated to orienting her patients and students towards choosing a life of health, harmony and integrity. Her teaching style reveres stillness and deep rest as antidotes to our fast-paced and dis-eased modern lifestyles. Abby is a healer who meets people exactly where they are on their path toward health.

Reviews

TZ
This was just the peaceful mid-winter respite I was looking for. Abby included a variety of offerings but also incorporated time for chosen stillness - a balance I appreciated! Plus, all of the practices were accessible and enjoyable. I met some really kind folks on this retreat and have stayed in contact with a few of them. Community building outside of the retreat was an unexpected benefit of this time away, and I think it happened because of the group activities we all engaged in on retreat. As far as lodging goes, I stayed in a private single. It was quiet, comfortable, and had an expansive view of Won Dharma's grounds. The shared rooms looked just as lovely, though, so next time (and there WILL be a next time!) I just might try staying with others. If you find yourself considering one of Abby's offerings, I encourage you to go for it!
By Tara Z for W I N T E R I N G: Sound and Stillness Weekend Retreat on Feb 22, 2024
What a magical weekend that was with Abby, Sara and Alex. I have been to a few retreats at other locations/environments and this was truly something special. Abby, Sara and Alex created such a warm and safe space for all their guests to truly be still. I hope to connect with the three of you in the future and it is a weekend that will I hold in my heart for a very long time. Thank you!
By Kristin H for W I N T E R I N G: Sound and Stillness Weekend Retreat on Feb 22, 2024
NB
Abby, Sara and Alex created a deep healing and self discovery retreat in a beautiful, tranquil and restorative setting where time stood still. The weekend program was a perfect balance of togetherness, mindfulness practices, and personal alone time. My husband and I felt deeply connected to the teachings and healing sessions that were shared over the weekend. We late looking forward to the next retreat with Abby, Sara and Alex.
By Nancy B for W I N T E R I N G: Sound and Stillness Weekend Retreat on Feb 21, 2024
The retreat was a perfect mix of sound healing and body movement. It was not overly scheduled, giving time for walking the beautiful grounds of Won Dharma Center and enjoying nature's surroundings. The food was excellent and the accommodations were beautifully designed and comfortable. I loved everything about the weekend.
By Lynn E for W I N T E R I N G: Sound and Stillness Weekend Retreat on Feb 15, 2024
This was a wonderful, enriching and deeply personal retreat. I love Abby's teachings and feel so grateful to have made new friends. I felt held in the container of the retreat, and also had enough space/time to explore on my own. My favorite part of the weekend was the sound bath and teachings about winter from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine. Thank you for such a beautiful weekend Abby! When's the next retreat!?
By Sarah Jane M for W I N T E R I N G: Sound and Stillness Weekend Retreat on Feb 14, 2024
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