Yoga Retreat in the Berkshires

A Weekend In Nature


Desirée Pais
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Head to the rolling Berkshire hills for a weekend of rejuvenation

Just hours away from the city and you’re a world away at Racebrook Lodge, in the heart of one of the most beautiful destinations for nature and culture in the country. We are so excited to be working with Lindsay Hilscher & Ashley Matthews, who will be guiding daily yoga and pilates practices at our new home in the Berkshires for this rejuvenating weekend.



  • 2 nights/3 days Accommodation at Racebrook Lodge
  • Delicious Seasonal Meals
  • Daily Yoga & Pilates Classes
  • Local Hikes & Waterfalls
  • Join an amazing community


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We’re excited to invite you to a short weekend retreat, designed to get get you far away from the city and into fresh mountain air and thick woods of the Berkshires.

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Race Brook Lodge is home to a myriad of sophisticated cultural arts venues, local sustainable farms and amazingly stunning nature. Staying with us puts you in a prime location right in the middle of some of the best hiking, biking, music, theater, arts and wellness activities in the world.


You can stay put and enjoy massage, Ayurveda or hiking from the lodge, or you can explore nearby. Jacob’s Pillow, Mass Moca, Williamtown Theatre Festival, Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton’s Home, Shakespeare & Company, Tanglewood, Herman Melville House… It’s really quite endless during the summer months!
We are located in Sheffield, MA, about 2h 20m from both NYC and Boston.  You can take the train to Wassaic from NYC and we’ll have a shuttle pick you up.

*Airfare and transportation to venue not provided with exception to the included shuttle from Wassaic.



At 17, Desirée Pais moved to New York City to study fashion journalism at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Bold and ready to learn, Desirée landed opportunities working for/alongside some of the best in the industry: BPCM, Natalie Joos, BlackBook Magazine, Refinery29, Medium Concepts, Isaora.

In 2010, Desirée became fascinated with the mind-body connection and began studying Yoga. She completed a 200hr certification followed by an advanced training in Hatha Yoga + Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Along the way, through a synchronous encounter with Daoist Grandmaster Sung Baek, he inspired her to begin studying Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

In 2014 she found Kundalini Yoga + Meditation, which was life changing to say the least. Two years later, Desiree completed her third yoga Teacher Training, Level 1 Kundalini Yoga + Meditation with Harijiwan, Tej, Guru Jagat, and Gurujas in Los Angeles.

She currently teaches Kundalini Yoga + Meditation classes and workshops around the city and is a Beauty Editor for Herbivore Botanicals


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When you step outside your room, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking hiking trails that will lead you to the must-see views from the top of Race Brook Falls. From there, you have direct access to The Appalachian Trail and just across the brook, you’ll find our farm garden, which grows much of the produce for our restaurant.


Our family-run space is founded on a deep commitment to serving the unique needs of each of our guests. We host couples seeking a tranquil, romantic Berkshires getaway for anniversaries, weddings, or just because. We also host wellness and yoga retreats, corporate events, and family gatherings. Regardless of your needs, we are here to provide you with an unforgettable, easeful experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and more connected to yourself, nature, and any new friends you made along the way.



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Trip Includes
  • • 2 nights/3 days accommodation at Racebrook
  • • Delicious Seasonal Meals
  • • Daily Yoga & Pilates Classes
  • • Transportation to and from Wassaic train station
  • • Local Hike
Early Bird
Oct 10 / 2017 - May 21 / 2018
  • Triple / Quad Shared Room
    $725 / person
  • Shared Double Room
    $775 / person
  • Premium Shared
    $850 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 2 friends/couple
  • Private Single Room
    $1025 / person
  • Premium Single Room
    $1125 / person
    One person in a premium private room.
Normal Price
Normal Price
  • Triple / Quad Shared Room
    $799 / person
  • Shared Double Room
    $850 / person
  • Premium Shared
    $925 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 2 friends/couple
  • Private Single Room
    $1100 / person
  • Premium Single Room
    $1199 / person
    One person in a premium private room.

NOTE:*Does not include transportation to and from retreat outside of the shuttle from Wassaic - we can help with carpools, does not include optional activities or treatments/massage

Payment Information

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans if you need help spreading out payments.  We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.



By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please note:

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.


YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.


All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $500-750 for all retreats. For all trips under $500 the non-refundable deposit is $250.