Friday, June 14, 2024

Are you looking for a peaceful long weekend in nature, away from the city? Get away from the hustle and find your happiness! Join us on Friday June 14th through Sunday June 16th for the Back-to-Self Retreat! We’ll be heading to the beautiful western Catskills and fully immersing ourselves in nature.

This retreat features a hike with beautiful views of the Delaware River, daily yoga and meditation, a Happiness Workshop, and a sound bath. Discover the scientific principles that underpin happiness, and learn practical techniques to cultivate and embody happiness in your everyday life. Come savor nourishing, wholesome meals, and connect with each other while gazing at stars and chatting by the fire.

During your stay, you can choose between sleeping in a cozy yurt or a comfortable bell tent; all bedding is provided. Alternatively, if you prefer a camping experience, feel free to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. Join us and rediscover the beauty of nature, reconnect with yourself, and learn practices that can enhance your sense of peace and happiness.

Day Schedules:

Friday, June 14th: Hike and Evening Program

Saturday, June 15th: Morning Yoga – Energizing Flow, Happiness Workshop, and Evening program, including Sound Bath

Sunday, June 16th: Morning yoga – Relax & Heart-Opening Flow and Stop at Main Street Farm Market Cafe Livingston Manor for Lunch (not included)

Accommodation and Price Options (please make your selection in the notes at checkout):
Shared with 3 persons total
$545 per person
3 spots total

Bell Tent
Shared with 3 persons in total
$500 per person
3 spots total

Bring Your Own Tent/Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Pad
$475 per person
4 spots in total

Your Hosts & Guides
Pauline Leung is a Performance & Wellness Coach and a Yoga & Meditation Teacher. With 19 years experience in the corporate world, she’s passionate about supporting Working Professionals how to live their best life, having a thriving career and a life with purpose, happiness, and love.
Jana Paremoud is the founder of Adventure Untamed, an outdoor experience company in NY, that provides day and weekend trips. Jana passionately guides groups and leads other guides to share their amazing adventures in the outdoors.
Alexandra Radoaca is a sound practitioner, wilderness guide, and herbalist. She focuses on providing nourishment to the body and soul by developing relationships with plants and with ourselves.

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: ~3 mile hike

Elevation Gain: 700 feet

Group Size: 2 - 10 adventurers


The [former] North Face, UWS (W 73rd and Broadway)

Check-in Time: 7:45 am, June 14th

Departure Time: 8:00 am, June 14th

Return Time: Approximately 6:00 pm, June 16th



  • Hiking boots
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (top and bottom, no cotton).
  • Fleece
  • Insulating top layer (puffy)
  • Insulating bottom layer such as fleece pants
  • Fully waterproof top and bottom shells (should be able to fit over your other layers)
  • Long underwear for sleeping
  • Fleece hat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Backpack
  • Notebook and pen
  • Yoga/meditation clothes (yoga mats are provided)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Water bottles that can hold at least 3 liters total
  • Mess kit (mug, bowl, and spork that can take boiling water)
  • Headlamp (required)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Light and comfortable camp shoes (optional, consider weight before packing)