Retreats - Heal the Healers
March 01, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
Please select dates and reserve using our booking widget. - All inclusive package except for services/treatments and events where it is indicated otherwise. You can choose to book w continental breakfast only, a chance to go out and experience Berkshire area lunch and dining.
Eastover ~ the ideal location to relax, reflect, and restore.
Winter is a great season to rest and recharge, particularly for yoga teachers and healers who on a regular basis, invest much of themselves in serving others. At Eastover, a holistic living and retreat haven nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, life slows down, tranquility sets in, and your personal self-care becomes your focus - and ours as well. Whether it’s a time to reflect and restore, or to gently reverse the “burnout” that can result from your dedication to this special line of work, we offer an all-inclusive package designed to meet your needs and budget.
* Daily Meditation & Reflection: Purpose, Truth, Self-Compassion, Acceptance, Vulnerability, Responsibility, Focus and Positive Energy
* Weekend Morning Qi Gong Practice with Dr. Ken Nelson and Greg DiLisio
* Saturday Iyengar Yoga with TAMIR
* Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Ink Grinding as Meditation
* Learn Chinese - An exploration of the use of language for Alzheimer’s Prevention
* Cooking Demo for Healthy Eating and Food as Medicine
* Eco-Machine Tour – Water Reclamation by use of Natural Enzymes and Tropical plants
*Available at additional Charge:
A private Qi Activation session with Grand Qigong/Tai Chi Master Jianje Jiang – A mystical and profound ancient Chinese healing practice - $45/half day.
Healing Arts Services – Various Acupuncture & Massage treatments are available - please call for pricing.
$45 (optional) Day Qi Activation with Jianye Jiang ~ Have your Qi (life force energy) activiated by a grand master; for R&R guests only. Minimum number of attendees required.
Full Day Meal Pass:
$60-Midweek – Monday - Thursday
$65-Weekend – Friday - Sunday
Most afforddable when booked as R and R guests w all inclusive price.
A la Carte Prices:
Spend a weekend, week, or month with us, and create much needed space in your life.
* Many teacher lead retreats: Select a workshop here
* Healing Through Singing Bowls with Priscilla Gale - July
*Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Andrew Vidich - select Saturdays
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"It is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your experiences completely, and look at them anew, not to keep on repeating them like machines. You would then let fresh air into your mind. Wouldn’t you? This place must be of great beauty, with trees, birds, and quietness, for beauty is truth and truth is goodness and love. J. Krishnamurti
A typical 2 Day Stay at Eastover:
5.00pm: Tour of Eastover
7:00 - 8:00am: Yoga/Qi Gong/Tai Chi
8:00 - 9:00am: Silent Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00pm: Hiking, Kayaking, Healing Arts, Workshop (if available), Qi Gong (Sat. 9am-10:30am)
12:00 - 1:30pm: Lunch
3:00 - 5:30pm: Cooking Class, Pool swim, Iyenger Yoga (Saturdays), Sheng Zhen Gong/Qi Gong (Tues. 4:00pm)
5:30 - 7:00pm: Dinner
7:00 - 8:00am: Yoga/Qi Gong/Tai Chi
7:30 - 9:00am: Silent Breakfast
9:00am - 12.00pm: Healing Arts Service, Hiking, Calligraphy/Brush Ink Grinding Meditation, Learn Chinese for Alzheimer's Prevention
12:00 - 1.30pm: Lunch
1:00pm: Check Out
Alka Arora started Yoga Practice and studies in 1978 and since then has studied with some of the best teachers all over the world including BKS Iyengar (Pune) at The Yoga Institute (Mumbai). She co-founded a Yoga School in Thailand in the 80’s. "The thrill and energy that comes from alignment, balance, strength and opening of the body, bursts through when one is in tune with a yoga pose. It’s what brings one back to the practice mat as the experience of vibrancy, health and well-being." Her goal is to transmit this through practicing with others.
Greg DiLisio, M.Ac, is an experienced acupuncturist, holds high-level qigong, tai chi, and yoga teacher certifications, and is passionate about moving energy through outdoor sports in all seasons. Greg is featured in the DVD Qigong and Tai Chi, Following Movement in Nature. www.mycenteredheart.
Ken Nelson, PhD, is dedicated to helping people heal, grow and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions. He teaches gentle yoga, qigong, meditation, and bodywork. Ken is a former Fulbright lecturer and Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence, and has offered workshops worldwide since 1975. His CD, Yin Yoga, and DVD Qigong & Taiji for Healing & Vitality are Kripalu Center best sellers. Ken is co-author with Lesli Lang and David Ronka of Creating the Conditions for Transformation, a book about tools that link the heart and mind.
Priscilla Gale, a retired opera singer, is a Reiki Master Teacher of three traditions, a Blue Moon Isis Master Teacher, a Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Consciousness Bars Practitioner, Magnified Healing Practitioner, Crystal Singing Bowls Practitioner and holds a Masters Certification in Himalayan Singing Bowls. She is also an ordained minister in the Universal Brotherhood Movement. Priscilla travels extensively throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire teaching and leading singing bowl meditations.
Dr. Andrew Vidich is a consultant, international speaker and author of more than five books including "Let there be Light; Experiencing Inner Light Across the World's Sacred Traditions. Dr. Vidich has been an adjunct assistant professor of religion at Manhattan College and Iona College in New York. He was an Instructional Coach and award winning teacher in the NYC Department of Education for over 18 years.
He is a founding member of "The Interfaith Council of New York" as well as a Trustee of ”The Temple of Understanding" - an international interfaith organization. Dr. Vidich is a member of the Board of Directors and Public Relations coordinator for the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Amityville, New York. He has been studying meditation for over 43 years under the guidance of renowned meditation masters.
Hilary Bashara, RN, BSN, Owner and operator of Berkshire Canoe and Kayak Tours, a family owned and operated business that takes families and friends for a relaxing, fun-filled guided canoe trip on the Housatonic River. One enjoys the beauty of the meandering river and the unspoiled nature that surrounds it. Abundant wildlife and spectacular plant life awaits you and your camera. The ever-changing flora and fauna may include red-tail hawks, owls or Canadian Geese; tall cottonwoods, cinnamon ferns and spicebushes. Beavers, muskrats, Great Blue Heron, Kingfishers and the plentiful painted turtles are spotted regularly on tours. Each trip runs approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours.
TAMIR is a Junior Intermediate level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. With over 20 years of experience, she has taught yoga at Columbia University, the 92nd Street Y, Parsons School of Design, Marymount Manhattan College, Roosevelt Hospital, The Integral Yoga Institute of New York, and the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale. She combines basic breathing techniques with classic yoga postures.
TAMIR is a gifted actress with a background in classical theatre, a poet, writer and performer of three one-woman shows, among other accomplishments.
R & R Reservations Payment
$50 non-refundable deposit taken at time of registration.
Balance collected 7 days prior to arrival.
$50 forfeited if cancelled 7 days or more prior to arrival.
50% of registration forfeited if cancelled between 7 and 4 days prior to arrival
Full forfeiture if cancelled with less than 4 days prior to arrival.
Eastover reserves the right to cancel a program at any time.
Where Else Can You Go to Both, "Get Away From it All” and Find it All?
From the peace and solitude of the 600 acre Eastover estate, to Tanglewood and the Boston Symphony Orchestra… from hiking trails and mountain streams, to the world-renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival… from invigorating yoga and qi gong classes, to world-class theatre at Shakespeare & Company... and from cross-country skiing adventures, to luxuriating in Eastover’s heated swimming pool, sauna, there is something for everyone, all year round.
You can choose to spend all or part of your day on Eastover’s beautiful grounds, with quiet moments in the Japanese and English gardens, enjoying delicious natural cuisine. Choose from a variety of daily movement classes and workshops, ink brush calligraphy practice, outdoor activities and spa services - all against the backdrop of Mt. Greylock, October Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Your time can be as structured or as unstructured as you desire.
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center offers a unique and affordable 'destination getaway' - beginning with two-day stays, to week-long workshops. Located in the cultural center of the Berkshire Mountains, it's minutes away from art galleries, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount - Edith Wharton's glorious home with jazz weekends and Backstair Tours, and so much more.