Join Dr. Abby Paloma, Sara Auster, and Alex Falk for a winter weekend retreat at the Won Dharma Center in upstate New York.
WINTERING is an invitation to deeply connect in nature and receive winter’s medicine. 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:
Arrival window is 3-5pm on Friday, February 9th. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm.
Retreat closes 1pm Sunday, February 11th after lunch
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. As a loyal student of the earth and her body, Abby approaches her healing practices with the utmost respect and honor for the work she loves.
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.
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.
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.
• 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
• 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.
*subject to change*
Friday, February 9th:
Saturday, February 10th:
Sunday, February 11th:
Spacious rooms with four beds in the residents hall. Gender Separate.
Two twin beds. Perfect for friends and couples. We can also pair you with a roommate, which is a popular option.
Modern rooms in the residents hall with a twin bed, sink and desk.
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.