Silence in Nature Retreat

Berne, NY, USA

11 reviews
May 24 - 27, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20
Silence in Nature Retreat
Berne, NY, USA

11 reviews

May 24 - 27, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Does the world feel like it is speeding up?  It is certainly not slowing down, and as technology and opportunities advance, there are so many options to spend our time making it harder and harder to find space within and feel your connection to a larger global and universal picture.

Perhaps the most important thing we can do right now as a collective is to empty ourselves of the un-necessary and reclaim our connection to nature and our true identity.  We invite you to experience some of the peace and quiet you are longing for.

The mind is filled with questions, the answers you seek are found in silence. When connected to your true self and the natural world there is no question. Great masters and teachers have been sharing the benefits of a silent mind for centuries.

Our daily struggles and suffering is directly linked to our feelings of separation from the whole. That separation is an illusion of the mind.  When the mind is quiet we settle into our heart center where all is connected in ONENESS and we finally enter ADVAITA.

At Raven Crest, our mission is to provide a beautiful, pristine home in Nature for all those who are yearning for reconnection. We will begin our 2019 retreat season with an invitation into your own peace of mind.

Experience the pristine surroundings of the natural world on our 300 acre property, enjoy vegetarian Ayurvedic meals, group meditations and dharma talks and most importantly…enjoy your SELF in oneness with all that is. Silence is the greatest teacher and heart connector. Where there are no words, the truth awaits you.

This retreat is great for beginning meditators and experienced meditators alike. 

Samuel Perry:

Samuel Perry is a clinical herbalist and dedicated student of Buddhism. Having engaged extensively in both the Tibetan Lam Rim and the rigorous training of the Zen tradition, Sam carries a deep understanding and practical experience of meditation.  His work as an herbalist and his knowledge of and love for the living world offers a unique vantage point from which to engage these practices. His commitment to the ever-unfolding awakening of all beings is expressed in a playful and fluid style.

Maryn Azoff:  

Maryn is a Vocal Transformation Coach, a musician, a member of the 'Tribe of Love' and 'Cura Cura' and first and foremost, a servant of Spirit. Her greatest mission is to help others awaken to their true selves.  Meditation has been a part of her life for 15 years and she has studied the works of many masters throughout her life.  It wasn't until her first silent retreat that she understood the mind separate from the SELF. This life changing discovery has transformed her and, in her gratitude, she is thrilled to bring others to this understanding.

 All the wisdom of the universe is alive within your being. Silence is the only way to hear it. Come find the silence you are looking for in a supportive community that will help you to settle into a whole new way of looking at yourself and the natural world.


Your non-refundable $100 deposit will reserve your spot.

$50 EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT when registered before April 1st.

use checkout code: EARLY-BIRD

What's included

• all classes and workshops

• delicious vegan/vegetarian meals

• beautiful accomodations

• swimming pond / bonfire / yoga platform / giant meditation nest

• train/bus pickup from Albany if needed

(please let us know how you are planning to come to the farm so we can organize ride shares and pick-ups) 

Available Packages


There are many beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the farm. 

Deposit: $100
Shared Indoor Space

For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin and Mullein House offer shared beds. 

Deposit: $100
Shared room

The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House has shared rooms with two or three beds available.

Deposit: $100
Single Room

The beautiful Mullein House and Cabin have single rooms available with shared bathroom.

Deposit: $100

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Vocal Transformation
11 reviews
Vocal Transformation is a modern approach to an ancient method to fully claim the range and resonance of your voice while opening up your connection to the creative that flows through you. It blends the spiritual and the scientific to produce profound results in opening up the full capacity of the human voice. Vocal transformation is a process of deprogramming, that opens the channel for spirit to once again drive the creative process and for the practitioner to reclaim their fullest expression and most powerful voice.


I had a truly transformative experience in the most supportive, loving container. Maryn, Patrick, and the whole team were wonderful facilitators. I had so much fun, and felt extraordinarily supported to evolve and connect more deeply with myself and my voice, especially through my difficult, resisting moments. I am grateful to myself to committing to going, and I want others to experience this growth too. The physical environment and accommodations were beautiful, and the food was very nourishing. I want to attend another vocal retreat with Maryn/this team, that's for sure!
By Destinee C for Root to Heart, Topanga, California on Dec 04, 2023
Five stars? More like 6, 7... 10! I can't rate this weeklong workshop high enough. It was one of the most powerful, transformative, and healing experiences of my life. From start to finish, Maryn and her team did an outstanding job--with everything. The workshop was well-organized, informative, challenging, and fun, and it was held in a safe, supportive container that allowed me to overcome fears I knew I had--me, sing in public?--as well as push past blocks I didn't realize were holding me back. On top of all that, the location was absolutely beautiful, and the food was amazing. I highly recommend it!
By John S for Root to Heart, Topanga, California on Dec 01, 2023
Loved everything about. it. Super special to be with people who are on the same path of awakening and working on similar growth patterns.
By Lisa W for Heart to Crown, Upstate NY on Aug 18, 2023
Maryn led our group through a truly life changing experience. I cannot believe how much progress I, and EVERYone else in the group, made in just 2 days! Because Maryn truly communicates from her heart, you find yourself gripping to every word -- absorbing more information in a short weekend than you would ever think possible. Thank you for creating such a positive, judgement free environment, and thank you for pushing me! I truly turned over a new leaf with your help. I cannot recommend attending this retreat enough!
By James P for Vocal Transformation and Growing your Heart Voice on Mar 04, 2020
From seed to fruition, all aspects of the experience were imbued with love, thoughtfulness, nurturance, and care. Thank you to everyone at Ravencrest!
By Carrie G for Songbird retreat: Experiential Transformation on Aug 25, 2018
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