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’re excited to have Aditi Shah guide daily yoga practices and our home at Racebrook host our rejuvenating weekend.
THE HEART // Growing up in the Berkshires, my summers were filled with hot days laying on hammocks, hiking in the woods, swimming in the river with friends and playing until the sun set with the sweet smell of warm earth and sound of leaves blowing in the wind. We wanted to create that same feeling for adults so we designed a trip back to the Berkshires so we can tap into that childish sense of play with deep rest and rejuvenation afterwards.
OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.
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.
itinerary subject to change
JUNE 22 // ARRIVE + PRACTICE
5:30 pm Yoga + Opening Circle
7:30 pm Dinner
JUNE 23 // AM YOGA + HIKE + PM YOGA
7:30 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
10 am Group Hike/or Optional Activity
1:00 pm Lunch
Free Time: Swim, Relax , Massage…
5:00 pm Evening Yoga
7:00 pm Dinner
JUNE 24 // AM YOGA + BRUNCH
8:00 am Morning Meditation + Yoga
10:00 am Brunch & Departures
Stick around the berkshires/ Visit museums etc.
“I just returned from a Yogascapes trip to Bali. It was everything they said it would be and more! From the extremely organized planning to the week of fun, I was completely thrilled. Leah was an amazing host/organizer and made sure everything ran smoothly.
“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”
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I grew up a tree climber, barefoot in my backyard with wild hair, trying not to dirty the frocks in which my mother would dress me. I am not a sit still kind of person; I love to move and I love yoga. But yoga is more than a form of movement.
My mission as a yoga and meditation teacher is to show others that a practice is more than making space in your body; it is making space in your mind. One of the things that gives me great joy is cultivating community around this sort of mindfulness. Through gatherings like Mindful Morning, corporate and public events, the classes and trainings I teach in NYC, my goal is to create an experience that is deeper than something physical. After all, yoga is an energetic practice, an experience that threads together the inner and outer selves.
My personal practice is somewhat traditional, and definitely disciplined. Within that structure, there is an inner lightness that leads to creativity, playfulness and cultivates honest self-discovery. At the heart of my practice is the same feeling. I teach a flowing vinyasa class threaded with alignment and structure, and I love to explore playful ways to experience the practice. Similarly, meditation, serves as a way to sit quietly and experience our inner landscape, to shed the layers we build up out in the Real World, and bring us back to our authentic selves.
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.
Racebrook is only a few hours from both Boston and New York. We have a free shuttle from Wassaic Train Station on the Harlem line coming from Central Station. We also always connect participants for carpooling to save on gas and impact on the environment.
Your GPS may give you a few options, but we believe the best way to come from New York City and other points to the South is to take I-684 to Brewster and continue North on NY Route 22 until Millerton NY, then go East on 44 to Salisbury CT. Then North on Route 41 for 7 miles. Race Brook Lodge is about 3 miles north of the CT-MA border on the left.
If you are coming from Boston, there is really just one way to go. Take the Mass Turnpike (I-90)West to Exit 2 in Lee and then go 102 West to 7 south to 41 South. It’s about 40 minutes from the Turnpike to Race Brook Lodge.
Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier.
While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.
MOVEMENT & MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us.
FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up.
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.
DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.
REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all.
ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts.
COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions.
Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.
HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.
STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.
2 nights/3 days Accommodation at Racebrook Lodge
Delicious Seasonal Meals
Daily Yoga & Meditation
Local Hikes & Waterfalls
Join an amazing community
What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport outside designated times
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals
Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.
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. We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 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 read in full and 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 $250 for domestic trips and $500+ for international trips. Final payments for deposits are due 60 days prior to departure.
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