Find Your Center at Mohonk Mountain House,
Zen Mountain & More
Make yourself at OM—at a New York Yoga retreat! Across the state, myriad centers for yoga and relaxation are designed to help you tone up, calm down, and renew your spirit. Step out of your routine and into a refreshing retreat.
Rest and rejuvenation retreats at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck include healthy dining and classes in yoga, tai chi, dance and meditation. There's plenty of time to relax and reconnect on a beautiful 200-acre campus in the heart of the Hudson Valley. A stay at the New Age Health Spa Yoga & Meditation Center in the Catskills includes a variety of activities like yoga, chi kung, nature walks and water Pilates.
An exploration of the Adirondack woods can do wonders for the soul! In summer, you can ride the scenic Cloudsplitter Gondola to the top of a high peak for a Whiteface Mountain Nature Trek and meditate on the view. Lace up a pair of hiking shoes and follow a guide along the banks of the Ausable River to a rushing waterfall or trickling stream—a calm, soothing experience to restore your spirit. Or join a local meditation group like the Celestial Drum Tendai Buddhist Sangha in Indian Lake.
Unwind on an eco-retreat at the Pompanuck Farm Institute in Cambridge. Amid 78 acres of tranquil forests and streams in the Capital-Saratoga region, sustainable accommodations range from a straw bale guesthouse to a canvas-covered yurt to the rustically elegant Roundhouse. Take a walk in the woods and try a class on yoga, natural healing or circus arts. During “Music & Meal Nights” well-known and upcoming musicians accompany the chef’s inventive organic cuisine.
If you prefer a luxurious experience while finding inner peace, try a meditation class or laughter yoga at the spa at Mohonk Mountain House—named the #1 Resort Spa in the US by Condé Nast Traveler in 2013. The 259-room Victorian castle on Lake Mohonk has posh amenities and thousands of acres of pristine forest and hiking trails, just 90 miles north of New York City. Practice your mantra in the heated outdoor mineral pool. Kadampa Retreats also offers lodging and a camping area, with their different programs.
Tibetan prayer flags will lead you up the mountain to yoga retreats at the KTD Monastery (Karma Triyana Dharmachakra) in Woodstock, where courses include Tibetan culture and Kharma Yoga. In Mt Tremper, the Zen Mountain Monastery hosts weekend meditation programs and retreats with Zen training and classes on practices from calligraphy to Qi Gong.
Visitors can hike as well as reflect on life at Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison. The Appalachian Trail runs through the property. The Rosa Mystica House in Edmeston hosts spiritual retreats and renowned speakers in a reflective setting with majestic views. Overnight accommodations include cabins and a retreat house at Rosa Mystica Village on Angel Hill Road.
Hundreds of meditation and spiritual centers criss-cross New York state, offering free or low cost classes, and they welcome you for an hour, a day, or a lifetime experience. Drumming, chanting, walking, stretching, posing, dancing, and laughing classes can help you along your journey to self-enlightenment.
• Adirondack High Peaks
• Buffalo Mindness Community
• Celestial Drum Tendai Buddhist Sangha
• Center of Renewal Retreat
• Cloudsplitter Gondola
• Graymoor Spiritual Life Center
• KTD Monastery
• Kadampa Meditation Center NY
• Mohonk Mountain House
• New Age Health Spa
• NYC Meditation Classes
• Omega Institute
• Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
• Pompanuck Farm Institute
• Rosa Mystica House
• School of Vedic Meditation
• Shambhala Meditation Center
• Whiteface Mountain Nature Treks
• Zen Mountain Monastery