The Yoga Adventure
HikeDay Fall 2019
COLD SPRING & PEEKSKILL, NY | Saturday, October 12, 2019
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We are pumped for another Fall HikeDay!! For this one we are going to take advantage of two locations. First we are going to trek the wonderful trails of Cold Spring and then jump back on the train and transfer to Peekskill, NY, (two train stops away) to enjoy the delicious food and friendly vibe at the Peekskill Brewery
Yogis With a Soul Purpose Retreat
CUBA | May 2nd-9th, 2020
Heal your body, mind, and soul during a beach getaway, featuring twice-daily asana and healing workshops.
Havana excursions, salsa dancing, cultural exploration, spa treatments, and curated, healthy food (a challenge in Cuba)
Hosted by longtime NYC pals Will Schneider and Christine Chen.
To learn more and reserve your spot:
We just love these HikeDays!! May 4, 2019 was #4.
Our group of 24 wonderful souls joined us for our first excursion to Cold Spring, NY. After a smooth train ride up to Cold Spring, our trek begin with a mile walk straight up Main St to reach the trailhead. Once on the trail we climbed over rocks and through the trees up 1400ft to Bull Hill hoping to catch a glimpse of the New York City Skyline 53 miles away. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and was not collaborating for such a view.
After our mid-hike break, which always includes some meditation, stretching and snacks, we descended with time left to shop in Cold Springs and a gathering for Happy Hour before our delicious meal at The Hudson House River Inn (founded in 1832).
It was a fun day for all with new friendships formed. HikeDay allowed us to add some perspective and hit a reset on our busy lives by finding peace in Mother Nature.
Total Trekked: 8.5 miles
Wow! What a blast we had in Guatemala. It’s taken some time to adjust back to NYC life, but we are doing so with a new sense of self, and still flowing with the enthusiasm and rewards from our retreat. We were so thrilled to go back and once again partner up with the majestic Isla Verde Retreat Center. From the mountainous and Volcanic surroundings, to the flowers hanging over Isle Verde's open-air yoga shala and to the deep-blue water of Lake Atitlan, we were impressed and in awe of its beauty.
Our third HikeDay was a blast. This hike we chose to head to Poughkeepsie, NY. This turned out to be a 8-9mile day where we tackled various terrain. The start and the closing of the hike was we walking over the longest bridge in the world “Walkway over the Hudson” build all the way back in 1889. Once off the Bridge we trekked a few more miles through Franny Reese State Park with the fresh fall foliage covering our path with newly fallen leaves. It was gorgeous. Closing out the day with delicious food and libations at Mahoney’s Irish Pub inside the old Vassar Brewery.
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Preparing for this retreat we kept reading this place was "Eden on Earth" and to be honest we were skeptical. But after the first day we began to experience just why it's been given this name. From the mountainous and Volcanic surroundings, to the flowers hanging over Isle Verde's open-air yoga shala and to the deep-blue water of Lake Atitlan, we were impressed and in awe of its beauty.
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