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October 22-24, 2021

Self Care & Energy Repair with MJ & Lucas

All participants must be fully vaccinated to attend this retreat.

Surround yourself in pristine nature and dive deep into self healing practices to rejuvenate your energy and restore your mind and body. 

Only 1.5 hours from NYC, Dharamkaya Center For Wellness is perched in amongst the Catskill mountains on the outskirts of a gorgeous little town called Cragsmoor. The perfect setting to come together safely to move, breathe and BE. 


Each weekend is filled with nurturing practices: yoga, meditation, breathe work, Tibetan sound baths, somatics, dharma talks - all to encourage balance and vitality to all that you are; and it feels great!

The facilities at Dharamkaya are immaculate, clean and spacious! The meditation hall is grand and awe inspiring, all rooms are private (some with ensuite's and kitchenettes), the library (with wifi) is quiet and is filled with multiple lifetimes worth of ancient knowledge. The dinning hall is filled with sun light. All food is vegetarian and is prepared with love by our very own chef - fresh and scrumptious.

Please read HERE ​a detailed outline of safe practices that are in place during your stay to ensure everyones health and safety.

We are thrilled to be sharing these various practices all in service of living a life of peace and joy. One thing is for sure, you'll walk away feeling clear, deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. 

To register and more info, click your preferred date above.


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Private Room (Shared Bathroom)

These airy rooms each have a double bed, desk with lamp, zafu and zabuton and plenty of space for meditation. Private baths are shared among 2-3 rooms.

Price: $540.00 Early Bird (one month before). $640 after


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Private Suite (Private Bathroom)

In addition to the amenities of a private room, these large rooms have en suite baths, terraces or balconies, and refrigerators.

Price: $650.00 Early Bird (one month before). $750 after

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations occur a $50 processing fee for Dharmakaya + Cancellations two weeks before, you will receive a 50% refund.

Sample Itinerary

(subject to change)


4PM - Welcome Ceremony & Yoga Practice


6:30PM - Dinner


8:30PM - The Sound Experience (Yoga Nidra & Tibetan Sound Healing Ceremony) 


9AM - Guided Meditation & Yoga Class

11AM - Brunch


12:30AM - Nature Walk/Hike or Chill Time

4PM - Workshop

6:30PM - Dinner 


8:30PM - The Sound Experience (Yoga Nidra & Tibetan Sound Healing Ceremony) 


9AM - Guided Meditation & Yoga Class

11AM - Brunch


12:30AM - Closing Circle

About us

MJ Watkins


Teaching Style: Thoughtful, Engaged


Class Type: Pure Hatha, Prana Flow, Somatics Release Muscles & Pain, Energy Release, Tibetan Healing Bowls, Restorative, Meditation


Training: E-RYT 300 Academy of Yoga & Meditation, India; E-RYT 200 Zuna Yoga, Indonesia, Essential Somatics, NJ, Atma Buti Certified Sound Healing, NYC; Reiki Level 2, Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, NYC; Radiant Child Yoga.


About: As a partner of NY Loves Yoga, MJ listens to students speak about why they come to yoga - stress relief, relaxation, finding peace internally and health/wellness.


MJ's passion is breathe play - integrating music, patterned breathing, visualization and yoga poses. Throughout class, the respiratory system, endocrine system and muscles get juiced up from the inside out, promoting detoxing, organ massage and mental relaxation.

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Dennis Teston

Teaching Style:  Challenging, hands-on, integrative, reverential

Class Type: Vinyasa

Training: RYT200 Vinyasa (Sankalpah College of Yoga); Yoga for At-Risk Populations (The Lineage Project); Power Yoga Weekend Intensive (w/Rudy Mettia at Kripalu); Power Yoga Weekend Immersion (w/Bryan Kest at Kripalu)

About: Dennis guides a challenging and fun class incorporating intelligent sequencing, hands-on adjustments, and posture modifications to ensure everyone leaves feeling successful.  He credits his own practice with the many shifts - professionally and personally - he has made in his life.  Dennis encourages students to integrate the gentle shifts that occur on their mats with the outside world. Dennis also teaches yoga through The Lineage Project, bringing awareness practices to at-risk teens and young adults.

Likes: Wine, hot and steamy New York City Summers, Trader Joe's Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds, NCIS marathons


Lucas Hall

Teaching Style: Uplifting, Empowering, Centering

Class Type: Hatha/Vinyasa, Meditations, PranaFlow Lite, Classic Vinyasa, Meditation, Yoga Nidra

Training: 300hr RYT Yoga Shanti, NYC

Personal Trainer, NASM

Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM

Reiki, Level 2 Atma Buti Singing Bowls, Traditional Tibetan, Yoga Nidra, ISHTA

About: With a lifelong passion for self-development, and the desire to help others become their best selves, Lucas took the leap and travelled to Bali, Indonesia to study the teachings of Hatha yoga with renowned teachers Everett Newell & Katherine Girling (Zuna Yoga,

Already a teacher of voice here in NYC and with a background in dance, Lucas’s skill set of body/mind conditioning and how to motivate and empower his students is one of his most enticing qualities as a yoga teacher. 

Lucas’s classes are accessible, strong, efficient and well rounded. Each class includes strong live music, asana, pranayama, and meditation.

Likes: Creating things, Sunday brunch and decorating