come & join us
to make the experience your own.
Body Mind Restoration Retreats offers a unique daily experience every single day. Beginning with a morning wakeup to peaceful music, a day of healing classes or exercises, and an evening of relaxing camaraderie–we know you’ll enjoy the days you spend with us. Daily schedules are designed to be flexible and adaptive. Explore the wide range of activities available, select the classes you gravitate towards and release yourself!
We look forward to serving you!
A typical day at Body Mind Retreats
A typical day begins at 6:00AM when a wandering accordionist meanders the grounds playing music at each of the residences. Those who choose to rise have time to clean up, stretch and come to the meditation hall located in a grove of large beech trees. Others go for walks or amble down to the pond-side sauna for early morning activities.
At 7:00, we juice and drink wheatgrass. Most take off for brisk walks ranging up to 4 miles. Paths run through state forests and the Finger Lakes Trail.
Breakfast is waiting at 8:30. The rest of the morning is filled with classes: either recipe, rebounding, aerobics or yoga.
Lunch is served at 12:00. The afternoon class is health maintenance at 1:15 pm followed by saunas and swimming. There is also break time for those wanting to nap, sunbathe or catch up on personal affairs.
Cognitive kinesiology, a series of exercises using the breath which enable a person to safely explore the range of motion of the body with particular emphasis on the spinal column, hip and shoulder sockets. It also uses guided visualizations to clarify the body/mind connection. Dinner follows.
The evening meditation starts at 7:15 pm and is followed by a talk by David Radin, director of the Ithaca Zen Center. Afterwards, people gather in the dining hall for tea and camaraderie. Some head off to the sauna or the pond, some to bed.
Massages are available on premises.
your first day
Welcome to Body Mind Restoration Retreats! We hope you’ll enjoy your experience with us.
Arrive anytime after 2:00 pm. Participants needing to set up their own tent should arrive by 3:30 PM (rented retreat center tents are already set up.) Dinner is at 5:30pm.
all other days
(subject to change)
- 6:00 AM – wake up
- 6:30 – meditation
- 7:00 – wheatgrass juice or brisk walk
- 7:30 – yoga
- 8:30 – breakfast
- 9:30 – yoga
- 10:45 – rebounding or recipe class
- 12:00 PM – lunch
- 1:15 – health maintenance
- 3:00 – juice bar
- 3:15 – understanding the mind – a deeper look at meditation
- 4:30 – cognitive kinesiology or special class
- 6:00 – dinner
- 7:15 – meditation and talk
- 8:15 – evening program – movie, Tibetan healing bowl concert, talent show, campfire, opening or closing ceremony, or special presentation
Saunas and swimming – throughout the day