The Illumined Woman - The Enlightened Man
Unlocking the mysteries of Feminine and Masculine energy
July 26-29
*Arrive Thursday, July 26 by 7pm, Depart Sunday July 29 by 4pm.

Some topics we will discuss - The Chakras, The Moon Centers, Emotional Intelligence, Tolerance, Forgiveness, Love, The Enjoying Light Meditation practice, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation daily.

The Schedule
Thursday, July 26:
7:00pm - Arrive for light dinner & snacks

Friday & Saturday, July 27-28:
4:30-7:00am - Sadhana - Optional and Amazing
7:30-8:30am - Breakfast, swim, walk, nap
10:00am-1:00pm - Class
1:00-3:30pm - Lunch
3:30-6:30pm - Class
6:30-7:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Meditation and Q&A
8:00pm - Quiet time until Sadhana

Sunday, July 29:
4:30-7:00am - Sadhana - Optional and Amazing
7:30-8:30am - Breakfast
10:00am-1:00pm - Class
1:00-3:30pm - Lunch, swim/nature time
4:00pm - Depart

*Schedule subject to slight changes as we study

Some great things to do:

  • Relax

  • Enjoy like minded company and support

  • Summer Naps

  • Swim in a waterfall

  • Camp under the stars

  • Share Sacred Land, Sacred Space

$875 pre-register before July 20th
$1,000 thereafter

Everyone welcome.  

Join Hari, Alhia (our host), and Har Hari (African dance teacher from New Mexico) for this beautiful weekend UPstate.

About the Space
The UPstate retreat space is located in the Catskills and near the Hudson Valley, two hours north from Manhattan. Originally conceived as a horse barn and for family use, it organically grew into a home for innovative, creative, and healing experiences, where transformative information is shared. It is situated on 20 acres of native American forest land, with the Kaaterskill river running through it, featuring a magnificent 40’ waterfall and a 38’ deep swimming hole ~which provides for a most powerful and majestic setting.

Today, the facilities include full amenities in the common areas and improvements in both the indoor beds and outdoor camping options, with full kitchen and food provisions.


  • Via Amtrak train, visit Arrive to Hudson Station in Hudson, NY. From there it’s a 25 minute taxi drive to the property. 

  • Google Taxi in Hudson, NY. Hudson City Transport 5188228880, Riverview Taxi 5187510623, and Pronto Taxi 5188229500 are services commonly used.

  • Via bus, look from Port Authority, bus from NYC to Saugerties or Cairo, NY. From there it is a 10 minute taxi ride to the property.

  • Google Taxi in Saugerties, NY. Stagecoach 8452461800 is a service commonly used. 

  • Driving directions, use GPS.

  • There are different ways to drive. Most direct: From NYC take the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey, to I95 North. I95 North to I80 East. I80 East, stay on local lane (no express), to 17 North. 17 North to I287 / I87 North. I87 North to Exit 20. After the toll make a left at the light. Make a right at the light into RT32. After about a mile veer right into Old Kings Highway. Continue on OKH around 5-7 minutes, past the stop sign, past cemetery, past golf course, past tennis camp, past firehouse, and make a left into School House Road. From School House Road make your first right into Charles Smith Road. Continue after the first bridge, property will be marked on the left hand side before the second bridge.

Food Accommodations
A Vegan and/or Ayurvedic style menu will be offered during the experiences at UPstate. 

We usually enjoy a light breakfast consisting of a detoxifying drink and smoothie with a grain option, and a vegan/ayurvedic lunch and dinner, with teas and light snacks throughout the day. 

Consider your visit an opportunity to cleanse and lighten your body, while keeping completely satisfied. Assist your system in opening inner space, disconnecting form ego, and detoxifying the pranic body -mental, emotional, and physical body. 

Housing Accommodations
Accommodations include indoor beds and outdoor camping options, and a number of nearby beautiful B&Bs and hotels. 

Stay in one of our 13 beds, in a semi private area inside the programming space. Think communal sleeping in individual beds, inside a beautifully renovated barn, where all classes and talks take place. The space is big, able to provide two separate areas for sleeping ~one upstairs by the kitchen, and one downstairs, which can be designated for men and women, or used as co-ed. Three or four of the beds can accommodate couples. 

Beds are full? You can use one of the backup cots we have for additional guests that wish to stay inside the barn. Cots can be placed in either of the two designated areas, or in the hidden stage, both areas providing plenty of free space. 

Enjoy three wooden camping decks approx 10'x10’ along a trail accessing the area behind the barn, by a cliff that follows the Kaaterskill River; or enjoy camping anywhere in the currently 20 acre property ~in the woods, on the grass, by the river, or along flower and vegetable gardens. Bring your own camping equipment, or ask about limited tents availability for rent.

Hotels and B&B’s
There are a number of B&B’s and hotels in the area, ranging from 5 minutes to 20 minutes away, from modest to really fancy, and many in the nearby towns. The closest is The Kaaterskill farm about 5 minutes away, the nicest is the Diamond Mills Hotel in Saugerties about 20 minutes away, the most modest being Howard Johnson and Total Tennis at about 7-15 minutes away. See a rough list below and check for availability soon! As rooms rent fast during high season. The closest towns are Pallenville and Saugerties, but Woodstock and Catskill are also great options. The following list is in an approximate order of proximity, with a few options within the town of Saugerties at the end:

The Kaaterskill
4.1 stars
Address: 424 High Falls Road Ext, Catskill, NY 12414
Phone: (518) 678-0026

Catskill Mountain Lodge
3.3 stars
Address: 334 NY-32A, Palenville, NY 12463
Phone: (518) 678-3101

Total Tennis-Saugerties NY
4.5 stars
Address: 1811 Old Kings Hwy, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-9177

The Clark House Bed & Breakfast
4.7 stars
Address: 3292 NY-23A, Palenville, NY 12463
Phone: (518) 678-5649

Bluestone Bed & Basecamp
4.9 stars
Address: 4170 US-9W, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-7446

The Villa at Saugerties
5.0 stars
Address: 159 Fawn Rd, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-5440

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Saugerties
3.6 stars
Address: 2764 NY-32, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-9511

Comfort Inn
3.5 stars
Address: 2790 NY-32, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-1565

The Greens Inn
4.0 stars
Address: 451 Washington Ave, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-5488


The Village Inn
4.8 stars
Address: 135 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 372-6608

B&B Tamayo
5.0 stars
Address: 91 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-9371

Bohemian Inn
4.8 stars
Address: 44 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (917) 538-9572

Exchange Hotel Inc
4.6 stars
Address: 1, 1394, 217 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-8123

Diamond Mills Hotel
4.4 stars
Address: 25 S Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-0700

The Warehouse
Holiday apartment in Saugerties, New York
Address: 133 Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477
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