3 Days Weekend Yoga for Women in the Hudson Valley, New York

  • Won Dharma Center, 361 State Route 23, Claverack, New York, USA

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Women Weekend Yoga Retreat Hudson Valley New York

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Katrin Elia Yoga invites you to enjoy a women's only retreat at the beautiful Buddhist Won Dharma Center in the Hudson Valley. Come, learn, and enjoy Hormone Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Marma Therapy, morning meditation, mindful walks, and more. Come and enjoy a weekend of bliss and recharge!


    • Marma therapy
    • Restorative yoga
    • Morning meditation
    • Yoga Nidra (Indian relaxation technique)
    • Hormone Yoga Therapy that helped many women
    • Women's Health Workshop
    • 2 nights' accommodation
    • Daily vegetarian meals


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Timeless Zen House and Placeless Zen House are two guest residences capable of accommodating 60 overnight guests in single, double, and dorm-style rooms featuring forest and mountain views. There are several single rooms, but most rooms are double rooms with twin beds and an ensuite sink. Each room shares a modern tiled bath with the adjacent room.

    Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each house has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Conveniently located inside each house is a 300 square foot multi-purpose room, which can be used as a smaller meeting room, breakout space, or conference room. Timeless Zen House also has a 1000 square foot medium-sized hall on the first floor, which can be used for meditation and yoga practice or as a conference room. Both houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.

    Friday, April 7

    • 16:45 Meet and greet
    • 17:30 Dinner
    • 19:45 Yoga Nidra

    Saturday, April 8

    • 06:00 Won meditation with Ministers of the Center
    • 07:30 Breakfast
    • 09:30 Hormone Yoga Therapy, Part I
    • 12:00 Lunch
    • 15:00 Hormone Yoga Therapy, Part II
    • 17:30 Dinner
    • 19:45 What Do Women Need? Lifestyle and dietary tips for women

    Sunday, April 9

    • 06:00 Won meditation with Ministers of the Center
    • 07:30 Breakfast
    • 09:45 Restorative yoga and Marma Point Therapy
    • 12:00 Lunch and departure
    • Katrin Elia

      Katrin’s classes are very centering and healing. Her emphasis is working on alignment, one gateway to stillness. Besides her deep education in Yin yoga, she studied the last six years mainly Iyengar Yoga. She is also an Ayurvedic lifestyle consultant and a Marma therapist (Indian massage technique) and loves to conduct classes on her yoga wall.

    Conveniently located in a rural setting near New York City and Boston, the Won Dharma Center is set on 426 acres in Claverack in upstate New York, overlooking the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Surrounded by wooded foothills with a nearby brook, the retreat center is a serene natural setting for contemplation and renewal.

    A green community designed with sensitivity to nature and issues of sustainable design, the center consists of eco-friendly buildings designed to provide a tranquil and meditative atmosphere. The buildings of the center, which include permanent and guest residences, an administration building, and a large meditation hall, are modern, quiet, and convenient.

    Nearby places

    • Albany International Airport (ALB) - 40 minutes
    • Boston, 152 miles - 2.5 hours
    • Hudson AMTRAK station - 15 minutes
    • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 2.5 hours
    • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 2.4 hours
    • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - 2.4 hours
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Massage
    • Shopping nearby
    • Swimming nearby
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Garden
    • River nearby
    • Studio
    • ATM / banking nearby
    • Conference room

    The price of this retreat includes two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners, all vegetarian.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    There are many walking paths on the tranquil secluded property, and guests can take advantage of several magnificent state parks like Taconic State Park, Lake Taghkanic State Park, and others. Guests can also take advantage of ski resorts like Catamount, Jiminy Peak, and others in the area. There are also opportunities for canoeing and kayaking nearby.

    Holistic massages are available upon request, for an extra cost.

    • 2 nights' accommodation
    • A Marma therapy session
    • Daily vegetarian meals
    • Daily yoga Nidra classes
    • Hormone Yoga Therapy that help many women
    • Morning meditation sessions
    • Restortive yoga
    • Workshops and yoga Nidra
    • Women's Health Workshop
    • Spa treatments

    Driving directions from Manhattan

    • Take the FDR North and cross Williams bridge
    • Take I-87(NYS Thruway, Albany 87). After the toll booth continue on I-87
    • Take the Taconic State Parkway North and drive for about one and a half hours to exit Route 23 West (Claverack)
    • Take State Route 23 West towards Claverack for three and a half miles and make a right turn into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center

    Driving directions from Queens and Long Island

    • Take the Hutchinson River Parkway North for eight miles and then continue to exit 13 (Sign: Saw Mill Parkway, Cross County Parkway)
    • Take the Cross County Parkway West for one and a half miles and then continue to exit six North, to the right (Sign: Bronx Parkway, Sprain Parkway)
    • Take the Sprain Parkway and Taconic State Parkway North for 98 miles and drive for about one and a half hours to exit Route 23 West (Claverack)
    • Take State Route 23 West towards Claverack for three and a half miles and make a right turn into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center

    Driving directions from Boston

    • Take the Mass Turnpike West and then I-90 West.
    • Drive for about two hours to exit B2, to the right.
    • Take the Taconic State Parkway South for 16.6 miles and continue to exit Route 23 West (Claverack)
    • Take State Route 23 West towards Claverack for three and a half miles and make a right turn into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center

    Driving directions from New Jersey and Philadelphia

    • Take the New Jersey Turnpike North
    • Take the Garden State Parkway North (exit 11)
    • Take I-87 North and continue to exit 21
    • Take exit 21 toward Route 23 and continue to Route 23B, on the left
    • Merge onto Route 23 East via the ramp on the left toward Hudson
    • Continue to State Route 23 East for eight and a half miles
    • Turn left onto Route 9H and drive for four miles
    • Turn right onto Route 23 and drive for two miles
    • Make a left into the driveway of the Won Dharma Center

    Arrival by airplane

    The closest airport to the Won Dharma Center is the Albany International Airport (ALB) in Albany. The other major airports are Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) but these are further away from the retreat center.

    Arrival by bus

    The Won Dharma Center is not easily accessible by bus. It is recommended that you take AMTRAK when you use public transportation. If you are coming from Boston, you can take Greyhound from Boston to Albany and then get a train to Hudson.

    Buses leave Boston about six times a day on weekdays, from around 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., and about five times a day on weekends from around 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Fares range from 38 to 50 USD.

    Arrival by train

    Won Dharma Center is fifteen minutes away from the Hudson AMTRAK train station. There are direct links from New York that run many times a day.

    If you are coming from Boston, you can take AMTRAK from Boston station to Albany-Rensselaer station, leaving once daily at 11:45 a.m. (five and a half hour journey) and then take another train to Hudson.

    Arrival by taxi

    Taxi service is generally available at the Hudson train station. It is recommended that you make a reservation for the taxi, especially in the evening.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Katrin Elia Yoga an inquiry.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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      Review by Stephanie Bernabe from United States
      7.5 Value for money
      10 Accommodation & facilities
      10 Food
      7.5 Location
      7.5 Quality of activity
      7.5 Overall impression

      2017-Apr-11 11:03:45


    • Review by Jutta Seibert from Havertown, Pennsylvania

      "I have been a regular student in Katrin’s Yin yoga classes for the past couple of years and deeply appreciate her unique approach to this style of yoga. Her Yin yoga classes are beneficial and accessible to new yoga students as well as experienced yogis. She brings an irresistible playfulness and curiosity to the mat that help ease the occasional frustration and stress encountered during the mentally challenging Yin yoga practice. Katrin’s Yin yoga sequences often evolve in the form of a mandala that takes the student in a full circle through a carefully chosen sequence of Yin poses. I have also taken some of her Vinyasa classes and enjoyed all of them. Katrin approaches Vinyasa with the same playfulness. Her Vinyasa classes are light-hearted and joyful. She pays special emphasis to a safe practice and correct alignment. I highly recommend her classes."

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    • Review by Mindy Glassman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      "What I love about Katrin's yoga instruction is her passion for continued learning and sharing of new ideas and yoga experiences with each class. I am lucky to share the hour with such a dedicated and inspiring instructor. "

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    • Review by Amy from Rosemont, Pennsylvania

      "Katrin Elia is one of my favorite yoga teachers. Her classes are always thoughtful and based around a physical and spiritual theme and flow beautifully. Katrin beautifully incorporates the physical, spiritual, and musical aspects, drawing from a wide variety of yoga practices to make each class relaxing, enlightening, and energizing. I always leave feeling renewed and relaxed physically and mentally."

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    • Review by Michelle Hinshaw from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      "I've been taking Katrin's Monday night class for several years and my lower back pain is gone! Whenever a miss a week (which I try never to do) it comes back. I have been Advil free the whole time! She is patient and very forgiving and has great sense a humor that makes things really light hearted. My friend and I are total converts!"

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