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Self Care & Energy Repair 

With MJ Watkins & Lucas Hall

May 17-19, 2024

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October 18-20, 2024 

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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


MJ and Lucas created such a safe space that allowed me to go deep within and feel amazing transformation with my yoga practice, spirituality and personal growth.  They are so loving, gentle and helpful, along with being really professional and welcoming. Thank You

~ Lola Maltz Cohen NYC

What a wonderful restorative weekend.  The grounds are beautiful and the facilities are nice and clean.  Felt very safe and calm up here. The program itself was exactly what I needed.  MJ and Lucas are a dynamic duo who focus on body, mind, wellness and spirit.  I  left this weekend feeling grounded and present with also having a clear intention for how I want to live in my future.  Thank You.

~ Heather F

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 Pricing (Before April 16, $100 off)

  • Commuter: $632

  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $872

  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $817

  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1032

  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $926




191 Cragsmoor Road, in Cragsmoor, NY, close to the NYS Thruway and NY Interstate 84.

Approximate driving from New York City: 2 hours.

Private Charter Bus

Pick up/Drop off: Freds, on 83rd & Columbus (Friday approx 12PM/ Sunday approx 4PM)

Depending on the number of people who choose this option, the price will vary between $130-$195 return trip.

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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