Live Life Fully: A Core Energetics Retreat

  • Easton Mountain Easton Mountain
  • 391 Herrington Hill Road Greenwich, NY 12834
  • Apr 25 - 28, 2019 (4 days)
  • Semi-Private - $695.00 Quad - $595.00 Garden Cabin - $495.00 Commuter - $395.00 Newbie - $395.00

About This Event

What would it be like to Live Life Fully?  You could stand tall & proud… let go of the past… feel your energy & aliveness… discover your authentic self… love yourself… claim your power & your voice!

For many people, the idea of Living Life Fully seems challenging or maybe even impossible.  In this 4-day retreat, we will engage in body-based Core Energetics techniques and exercises to begin to work through life’s challenges. Core Energetics is an evolutionary transformative and holistic healing process. The focus is placed on the balance and flow of energy between body, mind, emotions, and spirit.  By combining bodywork, energy, and more traditional therapeutic techniques, you are supported in achieving the life you want.

You will work individually and in groups to understand, transform, and release the past as you deeply explore, experience, and express your blocked and held energy. You will work on your relationship to yourself and explore relating to others.  You will find what stands in the way of Living Life Fully!

Time will be provided to relax and integrate your experiences, as well as time to socialize with each other.  An interview is required if you are new to this work


Core Energetics is a powerful body-based system. It frees the frozen feelings and history in your body by working with the blocked and held energy. It helps you reconnect with deep parts of the self that you disconnected from as a child. It uncovers the power and goodness at the source of your most destructive patterns. It leads you to connect with your deepest essence. I have had the privilege of working with David in this exciting process through the years and have witnessed him grow from an eager student into a powerful teacher in his own right.  He is sensitive, intuitive, compassionate, and skilled.  I highly recommend this process to anyone desiring to know themselves at a deeper level and would totally trust David to be your guide on this amazing journey. – Ian Ellington, facilitator of workshops utilizing Core Energetics at Easton Mountain and around the World

In the two workshops I took with David, he brought the best of what Core Energetics has to offer. In the Trance Dance, David created a safe and supportive space to let go and move with total, unselfconscious freedom, while in Finding Your Superhero we had a chance to clear negative energy and step into a space of fully embodied empowerment. I would highly recommend David’s workshops for anyone who is ready to take the next step in exploring their growing edge. – Doug

I had the pleasure of taking three different workshops from David at Gay Spirit Camp. While the context and focus of each workshop were different, they all deeply touched me. With David, I explored practical techniques to be more grounded in my daily life and gain awareness of how I can use my own energy to heal others. I found a greater appreciation for my ability to express my inner creativity and beauty through movement. And, I allowed myself to release stress and trauma through a truly magical experience that left me feeling profoundly grateful. In each instance, I was able to enter into the experience without expectation, and with my normal skepticism intact. David provided a meaningful context for what he was teaching and allowed us to learn through experience. At times, I found myself unexpectedly emotional, and I had the sense that I was indeed touching on and processing some deep-seated trauma that I wasn’t able to articulate – and didn’t really need to explain through words. David is a gifted teacher and healer who is easy to relate to and wickedly funny. He creates a safe space and brings his own vulnerability to the table so that he is able to be a teacher who is also on the journey with his students. I am so looking forward to spending more time with David at Easton Mountain!

It was so wonderful to be in such a beautiful mountain setting with the community. The opportunity to have intellectually stimulating conversations with a variety of men of all shapes, colors, and ages in a beautiful rustic face-to-face setting was spiritually enlightening and a welcomed change ... The majestic 170 acre setting was bursting with wildlife and it is actually on the top of a beautiful mountain with two ponds (one has a water-fountain), a big new swimming pool, and one really large wood-fired sauna along with a huge hot-tub too... I hated to leave and I can’t wait to get back!

Venue Highlights

Easton Mountain is a retreat center located near Albany, New York. It is a place for learning, healing, and growth, in a setting that also provides opportunities for recreation and appreciation of nature. We are located on 175 beautiful wooded acres and have multiple options for meeting spaces suitable for small to large groups. For overnight, weekend or longer events, we have a variety of accommodations, including private rooms, semi-private rooms, rooms for four, and dormitory-style rooms. In the warmer months, guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a number of wonderful sites.


We provide several options for housing:
The Guest House - Offering two room options, our two-story Guest House includes in-suite bathrooms with shower, and WiFi access. Room options include two beds or two bunk beds.
The Garden Cabin - A dormitory-style accommodation with five bunk beds, our Garden Cabin offers WiFi access and shared toilet facilities. Shower facilities are located on the ground level of the Lodge, approximately 500 feet away
Camping - Guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a variety of beautiful locations on the land. From a platform right on the duck pond to our hillside next to the Guest House, this option allows you to enjoy the beautiful land while still offering you the comforts of facilities available at the Lodge.


  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Meals are provided three times daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is usually served continental style, with assorted breads, bagels, and cold cereals available, along with a hot cereal, yogurt, a hot breakfast entree, and fresh fruit. For some retreats, the last day will feature light snacks in the early morning and a late morning brunch. Lunch and dinner are usually hot meals with fresh bread and salad available. We serve meat, usually in the form of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish. A vegetarian option is also available at each meal; we ask that this be reserved for those who request vegetarian meals, as there is not enough of the vegetarian option prepared for everyone to eat.

Snacks such as cold cereals, fruits and nuts, along with coffee, assorted hot teas, chilled water, and iced tea, are available 24 hours a day in the dining room. Please note that we can not always accommodate special dietary requests for food allergies. If you have specific food allergies, we suggest you contact us ahead of time and bring some special food for yourself to supplement any food that we serve which you can eat. Refrigerator space can be provided for you if needed to store your food.


Easton Mountain is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 30 miles North of Albany, New York and conveniently located within a three-hour drive of Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Please see our website for turn by turn directions. To set up your GPS, use the following address: 391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.

You can fly into the Albany airport, take the Megabus or AMTRAK to Albany (Rensselaer Station), or take the Greyhound/Trailways to Albany. We can usually arrange for a volunteer to pick you up. Please refer to our website for details

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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