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Disconnect 2 Reconnect

A Grounding Retreat in Nature

with Brandee Ellis
Registered Yoga Teacher, ERYT-200, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist,
Health & Wellness Coach and Stress Management Coach 

Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26, 2024
Hudson, NY

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Detach yourself from your to-do list, phone and stressors, and take a weekend to ground yourself in nature. We head north just 2.5 hours outside of NYC, where the trees grow tall, the water runs strong and time slows.

This retreat will give you space to breathe, move and recenter yourself. If you are looking for fresh air, we've got lots of it, just a train ride away.

Our intention is to create community and bring wellness retreats to more people by being affordable and accessible to all.

Nurturing healthy relationships with ourselves (and others) through the beauty and calm of nature.

When we connect to the Earth, we connect to ourselves, so it's time to get out of the city and root down into the ground. 

With daily yoga (feat. live music!), meditation, breathwork, journaling, nature walks, bonfire and more, we'll reset and create space to become more present in our lives.

Hudson, NY
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center

Nestled amidst the Berkshire and Taconic Mountains, Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center covers 130 acres of open fields, lush forests, flower beds and abundant vegetable garden nourished by the Taconic River that flows through the center with a plunging waterfall through the base of the gorge.

The center offers a central farmhouse, meditation center, meeting rooms, barn house and rustic peaceful cabins surrounded by shady areas. There is a network of nature trails connecting to the labyrinth, peace prayer pole, meditation walk and campfire grove. 

The Cabins and Rooms

Rustic, simple and just what you need to getaway.
Most rooms are shared cabins with 2-4 people.
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Retreat Package

Includes:

  • 2 days/2 nights stay in rustic cabins

  • 6 vegetarian meals (non-dairy and vegan options available)

  • 4 yoga & meditation classes with live music 

  • 1 intro to essential oil class with make-your-own oil to take home

  • 1 release and let-go ritual + s'mores bonfire

  • Free time in nature

  • Labyrinth meditation walks

  • Journaling

  • Swimming in lake, weather permitting

  • Transfers to/from amtrak train station to retreat center*

Does not include:

  • Round-trip transportation to retreat center

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Morning yoga is based in hatha yoga and afternoon flow yoga is based in vinyasa yoga.
All classes will be accessible to all levels.
Modifications given in all classes.
No experience required. Come as you are.
Props (blocks and straps) will be available to use to support your practice.

Sample Itinerary

Friday

4:00-6:00pm      Arrival/Check-in

6:30pm              Dinner

7:45pm              Welcome Circle

8:15-9:15pm      Intention Setting/Meditation

Saturday

7:15-8:15am      Gentle Morning Yoga

8:30am              Breakfast 

1:00pm              Lunch

2:30-3:00pm      Intro to Essential Oils 

4:30-5:45pm      Flow Yoga

6:30pm              Dinner

8:00pm              Release and Let Go Ritual + S'mores Bonfire 

Sunday

7:15-8:15am      Gentle Morning Yoga

8:30am              Breakfast

10:00-10:45am  Guided Meditation + Journaling 

1:00pm              Lunch

2:30pm              Good-bye Circle/Slow Flow Reflection 

*This is a sample only and itinerary is subject to change.

*Everything is optional; you can choose to do all, nothing or somewhere in between because we honor listening to your body.

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SAVE $75

with early bird rate*

*when paid in full at time of booking

*offer valid for first 5 customers

Offer valid until February 14, 2023

All Gone!

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Retreat Pricing

Early Bird Rate: $400 pp (first 5 people to sign up and pay in-full at time of booking; this includes stay in shared cabin/room with shared bath): valid until Feb 14, 2023 unless filled before this date.

Regular Rate: $475 pp (this includes stay in shared cabin/room with shared bath)

Single supplement: $70 extra (4 singles available, 2 with private bath, 2 with shared bath); first come, first serve.

Waiting list only

Payment Options:

Zelle, Venmo and PayPal accepted.

Payment Plan Available:

  • $150 due at time of booking to reserve your spot.

  • Remainder amount due can be split into two payments due March 1st ($162.50) and May 1st ($162.50).

Additional Info.

Travel Info: 

If taking the train, please check with us before purchasing tickets to ensure the right arrival/departure times and city.

Covid Policy:

There are no covid protocols in place. Participants are free to wear masks in public places if desired. Please do not attend the retreat if you are feeling sick (your spot is transferrable).

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be given after March 15th, however we understand that things happen. Your spot is transferrable to someone else should you be unable to attend after March 15, 2023.

Smoking/Alcohol Policy:

There is no smoking except in designated areas, this includes vaping. There is no alcohol allowed on the premises.

Required Items Needed:

You will need to bring your own yoga mat, comfortable clothes to practice in and weather appropriate, personal toiletries, water bottle, thermos/mug, and anything else you may need for your stay.

Provided Meals: Meals are vegetarian/plant-based and there is no meat/seafood allowed on the premises.

 

Food Allergies: 

We will do our best to honor your food allergy however, Pumpkin Hollow cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination with common allergens such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts and peanuts.

WIFI/Internet:

There is wifi ONLY in the main farmhouse and NOT in the cabins, other buildings and the rest of the property. Cell service should work in the main areas and there is a main phone line in the office. This is an opportunity for you to really disconnect. I know that sounds scary, I'm scared too lol.

Cabin/Rooms:

Images are examples and not a guarantee of any particular room, set-up or cabin. We will do our best to honor your requests for rooms, roommates and needs. You will receive an email requesting your preferences once you are paid in full.

We will be sharing the retreat center and facilities with another small group.

I can't wait to see you there!

If you're ready to sign up or you have additional questions, please click below to email me today.
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