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Self Care & Energy Repair 

With MJ Watkins & Lucas Hall

May 19-21 at Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing, Cragsmoor, NY

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October 20-22 at Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing Cragsmoor, NY

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I feel re-energized by the combination of wonderful classes and beautiful, peaceful surroundings and delicious, healthy food, and connecting with an amazing group of caring thoughtful like-minded people.  

 ~ Beverly NYC


This retreat both helped me deepen my yoga practice and get re-centered mentally.  In terms of the yoga piece, MJ and Lucas were a dream team. I was 25 weeks pregnant when I attended and they were great about providing modification suggestions. Physically I go so much out of it. And the facility and grounds were a perfect enhancement for the experience. 

~ Emily Ockay, NJ

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 2 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 to move, breathe and BE. 


These weekend is filled with the following nurturing practices:

Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Guided Meditation, Breath Work, Meridian Tracing, Tibetan Sound Baths, Yoga Nidra & Somatic functional integration movements - all to encourage balance, peace and ease in your mind and body.

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

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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

Junior Suite (Private Bathroom)

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

Retreat Pricing

May Retreat


Commuter (not staying on premises): $532

Private room (shared bath): Single: $772

Private room (shared bath): Double: $717

Junior Suite (private bath): Single: $932

Junior Suite (private bath): Double: $827

October Retreat

Commuter (not staying on premises): $532

Private room (shared bath): Single: $792

Private room (shared bath): Double: $737

Junior Suite (private bath): Single: $952

Junior Suite (private bath): Double: $847

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) 


7:30-8:30AM - Breakfast 

9AM - Guided Meditation & Yoga Class

12AM - Lunch


12:30AM - Free Time

4PM - Workshop

6:30PM - Dinner 


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


7:30-8:30AM - Breakfast 

9AM - Guided Meditation & Yoga Class

11AM - Lunch

12:15PM - 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.


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

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