What is a typical day at the retreat?
Coffee, tea and light breakfast items will be available at 7:00 AM, yoga and meditation in the mountain air begins at 8:00 AM with a more hearty meal served at 9:00. At 10:00 AM classes begin and your schedule might have a one-on-one coaching with a master teacher, a repertoire session or a master class with several participants. Lunch is at 1:00. Afternoon activities: kayaking, canoeing, hiking will be offered from 2-4 PM. From 4:30-6:30, you will receive another coaching or master class with Lennie, Jay, Karen or Tracy. 6:30-7:30 is personal time: a swim, shower, nap or visit to the hammock are all options. Snacks are available throughout the day in the kitchen cabin: fresh fruit, crudite and dip, cold salads, cheese and cold cuts will be easy to find and enjoy whenever you need a pick-me-up. Dinner is at 7:30. Following dinner, you might want to go for a motor boat ride with your host to check out the nesting eagles in a nearby flyway, play table tennis in the game room or just watch the sun set on the balcony. At 9:00, we will gather in the main hall for a glass of wine or a cocktail/mocktail in front of a blazing fire and some casual performances by retreat participants. Try a new tune! Show us what you worked on that day. Speak with your contemporaries about the possibilities and ideas that came to you during your retreat day. We recommend bed time by 11:00 or thereabouts- snuggle under a down comforter and read. And rest well. Tomorrow will be another beautiful experience at The Retreat at Herons Landing.
How do I pay for the program?:
You will be notified by email when you are accepted into the program. The all inclusive price of the retreat is $1,900.00*. A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required within two weeks of receipt of that email, and will hold your spot at the retreat. The remaining amount due must be paid by May 1, 2019. Checks should be made out to BGBG, LLC and sent to The Retreat at Herons landing, c/o Carolyn Montgomery, 427 West 51st Street, 6J, NYC, NY 10019.
*does not include travel expenses, of which there are many options.
What should I bring?
Though the third week of June will be warmer in the Adirondacks, there may be a chill in the air in the morning and at night! Bring sweaters and a jacket, a hat for boat rides and sturdy shoes for walking. A bathing suit (all towels and linens provided), your brand of bug spray, warm socks, a water bottle (water is filtered in the kitchen cabin for refilling bottles) and any medications you require. There is laundry on premises.
I have Diabetes and am a vegetarian!
Please let the management know if you have any food allergies/aversions or any other dietary needs. You will fill out a questionnaire when you are accepted, and this will allow you to fill us in on anything you need to stay in full health and happiness! You will also fill out and sign a liability waiver that comes along with the questionnaire. Though the retreat host has certification as a lifeguard and in CPR, we do not have a medical professional on premises and cannot be held liable for personal injury or accidents during the retreat or on retreat property.