Upstate Retreat: Adventuring Inside & Out, Featuring Erika Bloom

      Stone Ridge, NY, USA

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      3 reviews
      Apr 19 - 21, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 21
      Upstate Retreat: Adventuring Inside & Out, Featuring Erika Bloom
      Stone Ridge, NY, USA

      • Facebook verified
      3 reviews

      Apr 19 - 21, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 21

      About this trip

      Sometimes we just need a little adventure… This retreat aims to take you out of your life for a few days to give you a full body and mind reset. Our adventuring will take us out into nature as well as inwards, towards our fully embodied center. We will explore our outer and inner landscapes, our bodies, mind and spirits. Our intention is to provide a space to know and nourish yourself, supporting your strength, clarity and vision for the months ahead.

      Your Guides

      Vanessa Cornell

      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 program: 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.

      Erika Bloom

      Erika Bloom is known for her transformative method encompassing movement-based healing, hands on body work, and nourishment through food to restore holistic harmony. She was first inspired to explore wellness after sustaining injuries as a professional dancer and a diagnosis of an autoimmune disorder. Her wellness method launched in 2003 after completing advanced certifications in Pilates, holistic nutrition, Structural Integration, and therapeutic yoga and studies in Feldenkrais, Franklin, Bartenieff, Klein, Alexander, neuromuscular repatterning, and somatic trauma release. Erika has helped manage the holistic health of thousands of clients and continues her work today with private clients as well as within her Digital Membership.

      What You'll Experience

      Movement and Integration Sessions

      Erika and Vanessa will colead sessions integrating movement with NUSHU Group, allowing us to create connections and unlock wisdom and insight in our bodies, hearts and minds.


      There is no better way to connect to ourselves than to be out in nature. We will explore the beautiful Shawangunk mountains and bathe in the healing power of nature. We want your hiking experience to feel supportive to what you need at the moment- whether that is challenge or peacefulness. You will be able to opt into either a fast or a gentle pace.


      Rock climbing is an optional added experience to this retreat. If you choose to add this experience, plan on an early morning departure on Wednesday, April 19th. We will meet in New Paltz, New York, which is a 90-minute drive from New York City. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.


      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.

      This Is For You If...

      • You want to find and meet a community of like-minded women in an intentional space.  You have friends, but somehow they don’t relate to the new YOU that you are starting to discover.
      • You’re always giving to others and you know, deep down, that you MUST give to yourself if you’re going to continue being there for those you love.
      • You know that you need more nature in your life, but somehow life keeps getting in the way of you planning something for yourself.
      • You’re feeling a little bit, well, blah. You know your life wasn’t supposed to just be putting one foot in front of the other.
      • You’re desperate to get away, but one week retreats in foreign countries aren’t in the cards for you right now.
      • You want to try rock climbing, but it just seems SO SCARY and too complicated to plan alone. We promise, you can do it! We will make it safe, accessible and you will not regret having tried it. You will never feel more alive.

      Retreat Partners

      Kate McLeod

      Kate McLeod creates safe, effective products that bring intentioned moments of self care and everyday magic to people's lives. Our hero product is the Body Stone, an innovative solid moisturizer that melts into the skin on contact. It’s designed to be used daily and turns something quotidian into an intentioned moment of self care—a source of everyday magic.

      Tammy Fender

      With over 25 years of experience, natural beauty and wellness pioneer Tammy Fender shares her holistic wisdom through her transformative Spa treatments and through her award-winning skincare collection. As a renowned aesthetician—and the woman Vogue calls a "miracle-worker"—Tammy is known for her all holistic, all natural approach and a devoted, iconic following, who swear by her legendary  facials and formulations. 

      Sun Potion

      Sun Potion Transformational Foods is dedicated to health, happiness, and well-being through the use of medicinal plants, superfoods, and tonic herbs. We source the planet for potent, healing substances with the ability to transform consciousness and health. We work with suppliers who can meet our stringent quality standards and commitment to purity. We only source Organic and/or Wildcrafted products and we never use ingredients that have been chemically treated in any way.


      iota is the first-ever nutritional body-care line that goes beyond the superficial and into the world of comprehensive health by targeting the skin microbiome from the neck down. Formulated using a science-backed, proprietary blend of pre and post-biotics, iota's core collection of Body Washes and Body Serum is crafted to address the root of skin issues they occur, leaving behind a healthy, balanced skin microbiome, and radiant, hydrated, and smooth skin.

      Peekay’s Herbs

      Master herbalist, Paul Kempisty, brings you PEEKAY'S Herbal Formulas. Synergistic blends of Asian, European, Ayurvedic, African & American botanicals. Combining the best of ancient wisdom, modern research, ethical sourcing, and reliable extraction protocols.

      Be Here Farm + Nature

      Be Here Farm + Nature is a beauty line grown and made on a Certified Biodynamic farm on three hundred acres of family-owned land atop Spring Mountain in Saint Helena, California. They grow the highest quality ingredients, supportive to your well being and lasting health. Each botanical is planted, nurtured, grown, and harvested by hand at Be Here or wild harvested across their property.

      Sakara Life
      Sakara Life is a wellness company anchored in food as medicine. Our mission is to transform lives. To give you the tools that empower you to be in the driver's seat of your own health, to turn your thoughts into things, and dream into reality.

      What’s included

      • 3 days of programming
      • 2 nights of accomodation
      • 6 nourishing meals
      • Morning meditations
      • Opening circle
        Led by Vanessa Cornell
      • NUSHU Group
        Led by Vanessa Cornell
      • Co-led programming
        2 movement and integration sessions co-led by Erika Bloom and Vanessa Cornell

      • 1 guided hike
        In the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains
      • Essential oil blending
        Workshop with Kate McLeod
      • Sauna sessions
        Available on a first come, first served basis
      • Time to meet and connect
        With like-minded women
      • Erika Bloom membership
        A complimentary 60-day digital membership
      • Curated gift bag
        Featuring goodies from our retreat partners
      • Transportation
        To/from Stone Ridge, New York

      Available Packages

      Shared Room with Shared Bath
      Deposit: $900
      Single Room with Shared Bath
      Deposit: $1,100
      Single Room with Private Bath
      Deposit: $1,300
      Premium Single Room with Private Bath

      Available options

      Your Organizer

      3 reviews
      NUSHU is a wellness collective and global community committed to fostering true connection, personal growth, and empowerment. Our retreats aim to combine adventure, fun, and joy with opportunities for connecting with incredible women in a safe, nurturing, and judgment-free environment. We will create the conditions to come home to yourself in community, to remove all masks, show up exactly as you are, and be celebrated and loved for it.


      I am sitting with a massive smile a gratitude as I write this review. I have never been on a trip that made me feel so filled up and proud of myself. Everyone was so encouraging, supportive and the atmosphere that was created by NUSHU was absolutely magical and unique. The accommodations were great and the food was so fresh, healthy and every meal ended in a conversation begging for for the recipes. The surf instructors pushed me out of the comfort zone while making me feel so wins were their wins and the wisdoms they whispered will be with me for a lifetime. NUSHU made all the travel seamless and there were fun surprises everyday. As always, the most important aspect is how you feel.... and looking back now, I can tell you I feel amazing; I made lifetime friends and I will not hesitate to travel with NUSHU again.
      By lala l for NUSHU Surf Retreat on Feb 23, 2023
      This trip exceeded all expectations! NUSHU magic at its finest through soulful connection with strangers who are now sisters, adventurously pushing one's limits to deepen the connection to self and others and pure JOY through laughter and self-nourishment. I would do it again in an instant and can't wait to see what NUSHU offers next.
      By Courtney E for NUSHU Surf Retreat on Feb 20, 2023
      Absolutely perfect balance of surfing, yoga, and good conversations. The food was so nourishing and the women so inspiring. I’d go back tomorrow if I could!
      By Lindley P for NUSHU Surf Retreat on Feb 12, 2023


      I had a great time at the NUSHU retreat. It really helped me relax and reset. Vanessa and her team along with all of the women that attended were so welcoming and we all connected so deeply.
      By Angela A on 02 May, 2023