With MJ Watkins & Lucas Hall Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020 in Cragsmoor, NY

What to Expect

Join us for a weekend of Self Care & Energy Repair! 

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.  Fall in upstate New York! The perfect setting to come together safely to move, breathe and BE. 


This weekend is filled with nurturing practices: yoga, guided meditation, breathe work, meridian energy work, sound baths, somatics and strength and mobility training - 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.

Lucas and MJ are thrilled to be sharing their personal practices and the skilled teachings that have been shared with them to live strong, healthy and heartfelt lives. One thing is for sure, you'll walk away feeling clear, deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. 

Traveling to Retreat

Check in: 3pm​

Getting There Friday

Info to come

Coming Back Sunday

Info to come​


Price includes, two nights accommodation, all yoga and meditation classes, activities and food. Does not include travel. 

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.

​Early Bird: $500 before 10/15, $600 after

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.

​Early Bird: $700 before 10/15, $800 after

Sample Itinerary

(subject to change)


4PM - Welcome Ceremony & Yoga Practice


7PM - Dinner


9PM - The Sound Experience (Yoga Nidra & Tibetan Sound Healing Ceremony) 


7:30AM - Guided Meditation & Yoga Class (silent time)

9AM - Breakfast (silent time)


11AM - Nature Walk/Hike or Chill Time

1PM - Lunch

3PM - Strength & Mobility Training 

4:30PM - Somatics Workshop (Release Muscles & Pain) 

6PM - Dinner 


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


7:30 - Guided Meditation & Yoga Class (silent time)

9AM - Breakfast (silent time)


10:30AM - Closing Circle & Meditation 

About us

MJ Watkins


Teaching Style: Thoughtful, Engaged


Class Type: Pure Hatha, Tibetan Healing Bowls, Somatics, Restorative, Yoga Nidra


Training: E-RYT 300 Academy of Yoga & Meditation, India; E-RYT 200 Zuna Yoga, Indonesia, Atma Buti Certified Sound Healing, NYC; Reiki Level 2, Restorative Yoga, ISHTA, Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, NYC; Radiant Child Yoga; Level 3


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, Strong, Empowering, Centering


Class Type: Hatha/Vinyasa, Tibetan Healing Bowls, Small Group Fitness Training, Yoga Nidra


Training: E-RYT 200 Zuna Yoga; RTY 300 Yoga Shanti, Yoga Nidra, ISHTA, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM, Atma Buti Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Reiki Level 2 Practitioner.


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 Tantra & Hatha yoga with renowned teachers Everett Newell & Katherine Girling. 


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 also volunteers at The Fountain House in Hells Kitchen, bringing yoga and meditation to mentally ill adults.


Lucas’s classes are accessible, effective and well rounded. Each class includes strong asana poses, focused breathing and guided meditation.


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