Journey into Joy: A Kundalini Yoga Experience of Intention

  • Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
  • 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
  • Oct 25 - 27, 2019 (3 days)
  • Commuter - $325.00 Private Room: Single - $495.00 Private Room: Couple - $465.00 Junior Suite: Single - $605.00 Junior Suite: Couple - $555.00

About This Event


Kundalini yoga is a dynamic style of yoga growing in popularity for its ability to heal your body, calm your mind and give you insight into your soul. Experience the unity, peace and joy that comes from this ancient practice.


This retreat is an opportunity for everyone to experience the transformative power of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation amidst the beauty of fall in the Catskills.

Over the weekend we will:

Practice Kriya, (asana and movements) where we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds, and experience the effect it has of uplifting our spirit, healing our hearts and connecting us deeply to our true selves

Meditate using mantra (sound) and mudra (hand position and movement)

Set intentions and manifest those intentions during a New Moon Fire Ceremony

Relax deeply, immersed in the natural beauty of the woods, and allow our intuition to blossom, guiding us to our Soul’s purpose

Reclaim the joy and happiness that is our birthright

This will be an opportunity to dive deeply into this experiential practice, explore the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, and find answers to your questions about Kundalini.


There are no requirements or prerequisites other than to BE YOU and have the experience that is right for you. There are no levels in Kundalini yoga; it is for everybody. Come ready to move, write, laugh, sing, meditate, rest and rejuvenate. Suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, practice will be tailored to the skills of the students.


Friday, October 25

3:00 pm Check in begins

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner (Dining Room)

7:15-9:00 pm Introduction, Intention setting, Mindful Moving and Meditation followed by Yoga Nidra (Meditation Hall)


Saturday, October 26

5:30-8:00 am Aquarian Sadhana with chanting (Meditation Hall)

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30-12:00 pm Kundalini Kriya and Meditation (Meditation Hall)

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (Dining Hall)

2:00- 4:00 pm Local Hike to see the spectacular views and fall foliage.

4:30-6:00 pm Dharma talk, Kundalini Q & A (Meditation Hall)

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner (Dining Hall)

7:30pm-9:00pm Kirtan, Chanting, Deep Relaxation (Meditation Hall)


Sunday, October 27

5:30-8:00 am Aquarian Sadhana with chanting (Meditation Hall)

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast (Dining Hall)

9:30-10:00 am New Moon Goals and Dreams Activation (Meditation Hall)

10:30am-11:45am Celestial Communication to seal our intentions (Meditation Hall)

11:45am- 12:00pm Fire Ceremony on the library patio

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (Dining Hall)



"If we take care of our eyes, we take care of our vision of the world. If we take care of our minds we take care of our experience of the world." -Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

Venue Highlights

Perched atop a wooded hillside in the hamlet of Cragsmoor, the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is surrounded by nearly 100 acres of forest.

With only 24 bedrooms, we offer an intimate retreat experience. We support that experience by offering three delicious vegetarian buffets per day, walking paths and outdoor meditation spaces, a library with a fireplace, a fire pit, and of course our lovely, comfortable accommodations.

Group organizers appreciate our breathtaking location, elegant new facility and the administrative support and years of experience to ensure a smooth week.


Our two dormitories offer a simple, peaceful environment that supports your retreat experience, with rooms for those on both personal and solitary retreats. Each room has a meditation cushion and zabuton. Rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner with the resident community, as well as towels and housekeeping. All guests are welcome, but not required, to join the daily meditation and other activities (although separate tickets are required for all ticketed events).

• Our junior suites have a double bed, private bath, private terrace, a refrigerator and ample room for practice.
• Our private rooms have a double bed and room for private meditation, with a shared bath.

Rooms may be shared by those in a committed relationship.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Ancient wisdom describes food as a source of prana, or life force. The Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing was founded on the premise that nourishing food is integral to wellbeing. Our chefs are passionate about creating meals that are both flavorful and healthy. We use the freshest, most nutritious, least processed foods available; when possible our ingredients are organic and locally sourced.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your accommodation fee. To promote good health, we serve delicious, varied, nutritious vegetarian food, with options at every meal. All our meals are served on a buffet, with ingredients listed next to each dish, enabling guests to avoid dairy, as well as glutens, nuts and other allergens.


CAR. You will find a link for driving directions on our website. The parking lot is immediately to your left when you enter the Center grounds. You may drive up and drop your luggage at the Welcome Center, but may not leave your car unattended there; someone will be happy to shuttle you back down to the parking lot.

TRAIN. From Newark, La Guardia and Penn Station, you can take the Metro North train into Middletown, New York, approximately a 30-minute drive from the Center. For teachings, retreats and other special events, we will provide van service at set times. Otherwise, please take a taxi from the train station to the Center.

BUS. From New York City, you can take the Shortline Bus into Ellenville, New York, approximately a 15-minute drive from the Center. For teachings, retreats and other special events, we will provide van service at set times. Otherwise, please take a taxi from the train station to the Center.

PLANE. Newark, La Guardia and Stewart Airports all offer convenient services. From Newark or LaGuardia you can complete your trip by train; from Stewart you may rent a car or take a taxi service.

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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