Retreat to the Catskills!

View of community living room

Sangha, Seva and Sankalpa

Community.  Service.  Self Care.

September 6-9th  (Check in 3pm, Check out 12pm)

Orenda Retreat Center  1771 Todd Mountain Road ,  Big Indian, NY

Join Rochelle Jewell for a 3 night retreat to her favorite setting to reset, the mountains! This long weekend is one part "Big Chill", one part self care, and one part selfless service. Explore what it means to be "in community" as we share space and break bread with others. Take part in a guided hike to summit one of the tallest peaks in New York. Rest poolside, while soaking in the mountain air. Practice yoga morning and night. Join in discussions about what it means "to serve." Hang by the fire. Read, meditate, breathe. Or simply indulge in taking time just to be yourself. Participate in none or all of the planned activities, as this weekend is all about YOU! This retreat is equally appropriate for seasoned yogis or any friends, partners and family members you choose to bring along. Yoga classes and other activities will be all levels and appropriate for beginners. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 6:30 Coffee and tea for early risers! 
  • 7am Yoga
  • 8:30 breakfast
  • Free time (pool & hot tub, venture down to the river, meditate, visit with others!) 
  • 11:45 Lunch  (hikers will pack lunch and hit the trails earlier)
  • 1pm Afternoon activity: workshop, community service or free time.  
  • 5pm Yoga
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 8:30pm Firepit and S'mores

Please  note:  This is designed to be a true retreat, where some folks may choose to spend the entire time cuddled up with a book.  Actual retreat schedule may vary and will be distributed upon arrival. 

Enjoy a yoga service experience!

A portion of each registration will benefit SATYA - Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action   In addition, there will be an optional community service opportunity during the weekend.  

Meals are Included!

  • Healthy appetizers upon check in
  • Continental breakfast 2 mornings, including juice, hot coffee and tea
  • Daily lunch includes soup and salad options
  • Delicious evening meals prepared with fresh ingredients
  • Granola bars, fruit, water and tea available throughout the day
  • Brunch is served on Sunday morning prior to departure. 

Other notes

  • Specific dietary needs can be accommodated.  Survey to be completed after registration. 
  • There is a community refrigerator where you may store additional items. 
  • BYOB:  Alcohol is permitted.  Please be mindful that this is a yoga retreat. Drink responsibly and be respectful of others who choose not to.   

Accommodations & Pricing

Pricing is all inclusive of meals and listed activities.  If you are travelling with others, you may be sharing a room and/or bed.  Each person must be registered separately according to single, double, triple or quad occupancy pricing.  If you are registering more than one person at the same time, please list names and emails of roommates in the notes box at check out.  There are 8 rooms, with sleeping for 23 people, max, so book your first choice early!   Photos, room description and pricing are below. 


Do I need to bring my own linens and towels?  No.  There are plenty of each provided. 

What should I pack?   Bathing suit for pool and hot tub, hiking clothes and shoes, back pack if hiking, yoga clothes, sunscreen, bugspray, water bottle.

What is there to do off property?  There are plenty of outside activities, including kayaking, biking, SUP.  Also some cute artsy towns to visit with shopping and dining.