Yoga + Bike Retreat to Taconic State Park

September 21st-23rd, 2018

Ariel Karass & Giulia Pline

Join Ariel Karass & I on a September weekend yoga and biking trip to upstate, NY.

Shrug off the city and ease into a woodland weekend. The perfect active weekend escape: “camping” in modernized rustic cabins, eating local country style food, outdoor and indoor yoga sessions, 44 miles of biking through pristine countryside, relaxing by the pond, and other fun activities.

Our destination is Taconic State Park, at the junction of New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. We'll be staying close to a 1,000-foot waterfall, Bash Bish Falls, that can only be described as spectacular! Nestled in the woods, our cabins have screened-in porches and are fully serviced with bathrooms, showers, heat, electricity, bedding, towels, fire places, full kitchens, living rooms and more.

On Saturday, there will be an option of hiking to the Falls or taking a bike ride to Catamount Aerial Forest Adventure Park where you'll be challenged to cross bridges, climb ladders, pass obstacles and zip lines. Alternatively, you can choose to simply hang out by the pond, read a book or go on a leisurely hike.

We'll be waking up and sitting for meditation in nature, moving through invigorating and restorative yoga sessions that will leave you empowered and embodied, biking a beautiful trail, telling stories by the fire, and retreating our bodies, minds, and spirits from the tiring pace of urban living.

INCLUDES:

* 4 yoga classes

* Round-trip train tickets

* Lifetime bike pass for Metro North

* 5 meals

* Lots of fun

WHAT TO BRING

* bike + helmet + yoga mat

     If you need a bike, you can rent a custom one here for as low as $40 a day: https://www.rentabikenow.com/New-York/

     Select New York on the left of the map, and choose your bike shop/pickup location. Proceed to the next page to choose your bike and dates!

* yoga clothes and layers for sat & sun

* water bottle + bug spray

* hiking boots

* fun stories for the night fire gathering

* optional: any card games / musical instrument

 

Pack light to ride easily with your things! 

PRICE

Early bird (before August 15th): $500

Regular Price: $575

Non-refundable deposit: $220

**space is limited!!

Please contact us for more info and for payment

**please note: price does not include alchohol or the Catamount excursion

SCHEDULE

Friday September 21st:

  • Depart Friday morning at 9:45am from Grand Central Station with the Metro North (Harlem line).

  • Arrive in Wassaic at the beginning of Bike trail at 12:03pm, the bike ride at a comfortable pace is about 3-4 hours (22 miles one way), with a breakfast break half way in the town of Millerton. Most of the bike trail is flat and goes through forests, ponds, meadows, swamps, corn fields and vast open spaces.

  • 5pm Friday evening yoga with Ariel

  • 7pm Dinner at the local country pub

  • Fire and toasting marshmallows into the evening

Saturday September 22nd:

  • 9am Morning vinyasa class with Giulia

  • 11am Bike ride to local diner for breakfast

  • 12:30pm-5:30pm Optional afternoon activities: play ball games or frisbee, go on a short hike for meditation by the Bish Bash waterfall, ride bikes to Catamount Aerial Adventure Park or just relax and chill!

  • 5:30pm Yoga with Ariel

  • 7:30pm Dinner at the local country pub

  • Fire and singing songs into the evening

Sunday September 23rd:

  • 9.00am Morning vinyasa class with Giulia

  • 11am Breakfast

  • 12pm start the bike ride back to Wassaic

  • 4:27pm Train from Wassaic leaves and arrives at GCT at 6.46pm

  • Optional journeys: Leave on your own, biking back the way we rode in and catch an earlier train or later train. Earlier: leave Wassaic at 2:27pm arrive at GCT at 4:47pm. Later train: leave Wassaic at 6:58pm arrive at GCT at 9:16pm