The Finger Lakes region is an ideal destination, drawing countless visitors to the natural, scenic beauty of the region. Come join us for a weekend wonderland of waterfalls, gorges, lakes, rolling hills, and vineyards. Relax with a taste of the region’s renowned wines, homegrown cuisine, and experience their passion for nature and life. The amazing culture will surely leave an impression you will not soon forget. The best part?! It’s driving distance from Philadelphia, and is the perfect opportunity to escape the city with us for a long weekend to rebalance and recharge!
3 Nights Stay
2 Yoga Classes Per Day (Friday & Saturday) w/Justine Bacon & Caitlin Kelly
Thursday Evening Welcome Celebration: Mala Bead Making Workshop (details below)
All Breakfasts & Dinners
Water, Coffee, and Teas
Taxes & Gratuities
All the relaxation and fun you can handle!
*Transportation to the Finger Lakes is not included. Carpooling is encouraged and we will help facilitate.
Check in is 5PM on Thursday and check out 10AM on Sunday.
The Welcome Party & Mala Making Ceremony (Thursday Evening):
Mala beads are used as tools for meditation and mantra, and can be a wonderful addition to your practice! You will learn the meaning of a 108 bead mala necklace, and will use various stones, charms and accents to string your own beautiful and unique mala! (all materials included). You'll learn the meaning of each stone, and ways to use your mala in your everyday practice. We will continue to weave in the significance of our mala beads and use them throughout the remainder of the retreat weekend in our practices.
The Yoga (Friday & Saturday):
Throughout the weekend, we will practice a hybrid of yang (active yoga) with yin (passive yoga). The Vinyasa (active) classes will build strength, warmth and flow with fundamental yoga postures while relieving stress and tension by connecting breath with mindful movements. The Yin (passive) classes are designed to create flexibility, mindfulness and softness to release the connective tissues, create space and integrity in the joints and remove blockages to internal energy flow. You will leave feeling balanced and revitalized.
This year, we will be staying at a beautiful, luxury property ideally located next to Taughannock Falls State Park, Cayuga Lake and the Cayuga Wine Trail, and is just a ten minute drive to Ithaca, New York. This property is beautifully situated on three acres of private lawn and gardens, with a hot tub and fire pit.
We’ll be ideally situated in the hub of the Finger Lakes. You experience country beauty and peacefulness and you are literally just steps from some of the most magnificent features this area has to offer. The house itself offers space, luxury, serenity and just a great happy feeling the minute you drive up.
Nearby Things to Do:
We left plenty of free time between morning and evening yoga sessions & meals for you to get out and explore the beauty of the Finger Lakes Region.
WINERIES The Finger Lakes is a world-class wine producing region, and touring vineyards has become quite the industry for this part of the state. Follow the organized Cayuga or Seneca wine trails or just pop into a local winery for a tasting.
GORGES AND WATERFALLS "Ithaca is gorges," proclaim the bumper stickers, and it's true. The south-center Finger Lakes region is littered with canyons and waterfalls.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE More than 25 state parks, a national wildlife refuge, a national forest, and all those lakes make for excellent hiking, biking, boating, fishing, or just taking in the
HISTORY LESSONS This corner of the country was a hotbed of change, innovation, and progressivism in the 19th century—a place where suffragists rabble-roused, secretaries of state orated, and abolitionists converged. Museums and historic homes pay tribute to these movers and shakers of centuries past.
Ready to Roll?
In order to join us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange payment.
Checks are preferable, and can be dropped off in the studio. Venmo and PayPal are also accepted.
A $200 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot. Payment will be due in full by August 15, 2018.
Dual Room Occupancy: $725 per person
Solo Room Occupancy $1,200
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