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Summer Solstice Retreat to Heathen Hill, June 16th – 18th 2017
June 16 @ 7:30 pm - June 18 @ 2:00 pm
Get out of the city for Julie’s annual Summer Solstice Retreat! This year we’ll take the Solstice gathering and head up to Heathen Hill Yoga, a charming and lush retreat center off the grid in the Catskills. The Hill boasts a swimming hole, hot tub, meditation deck, walking labyrinth, super cozy rooms, gigantic veggie garden that supplies our food, and a fully equipped yoga room. This is country living at its finest!
Summer Solstice is the peak when the sun reaches its greatest height and appears to stand still. Also known as midsummer, the day of the Solstice (June 21st) marks the longest and strongest burst of light for the entire year. In our hemisphere the Solstice also is the beginning of Summer season when fireflies, BBQ’s, outdoor activities and good old vitamin D are added to the playlist of life. The extra light and solar energy is ours to harness and make use of. It can be a time when more confidence, decisiveness, unbridled joy, and a sense of freedom become more naturally available.
We’ll use the practice of yoga over our weekend to shine light on what needs attention for your freedom to be expressed. Expect deep practices, sublime meditations, home cooked healthy meals, hiking, rest, refreshing swims, and a chance to make this retreat as relaxing or adventurous as you wish.
Lodging: Heathen Hill has 2 houses, can sleep a total of 18, with varied options of double, single, shared or private bath. Both houses are country chic and filled with personal charm, with full kitchens and shared bathrooms (unless otherwise noted). The Yoga House contains our yoga practice studio and The Big House is Heathen Hill’s newest addition that overlooks the entire meadow and property. Meals take place in The Plum House or out on the lawn when the weather allows!
- Arrive Friday for dinner at 7:30 pm and prepare then to sleep sleep sleep.
- Saturday: 2 yoga practices
- Sunday: morning yoga, followed by brunch, a long goodbye to the swimming hole and sunflowers, and off we go home.
Pricing: All prices are per person and include yoga, lodging, incredible home cooked meals, and the sweet sounds of summer in the Catskills. First come, first served!
The Yoga House:
- $525 pp. Doubles with shared bath
The Big Heathen House:
- $575 pp. Doubles with shared Bath
- $575 pp Honeymoon Suite with shared Bath
- $675 pp Double or Queen with private Bath
- Singles: available, starting at $675
Retreat is open to all levels!
Transportation is carpooling, sometimes via car rentals, Carpools and there is train service available. Check Heathen Hill’s website for travel info.
Full payment upon registration holds your space (No deposit). Pay plans available if needed and only if requested.