Retreats - Heal the Healers
Any time except block out dates for special events:
Please select dates and reserve using our booking widget. - All inclusive package except for services/treatments and events where it is indicated otherwise. You can choose to book w no meas or our meals all inclusive R and R package.
Eastover ~ the ideal location to relax, reflect, and restore.
Eastover is a holistic and ecological site to rest and recharge, particularly for yoga teachers and healers who on a regular basis, invest much of themselves in serving others. At Eastover, a holistic living and ecological retreat haven nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, life slows down, tranquility sets in, and your personal self-care becomes your focus - and ours as well. Whether it’s a time to reflect and restore, or to gently reverse the “burnout” that can result from your dedication to this special line of work, we offer an all-inclusive package designed to meet your needs and budget.
* Early Morning Daily Meditation & Reflection with Ying (founder of Eastover whenever she is on site): Purpose, Truth, Self-Compassion, Acceptance, Vulnerability, Responsibility, Focus and Positive Energy
* Complimentary Saturday Morning Qi Gong Practice with Dr. Ken Nelson (Saturday 9 - 10:30am)
* Saturday Iyengar Yoga with TAMIR (Saturday
* Complimentary Sunday Morning Taichi/Qigong w Greg DiLisio (Sunday 12 - 1:15pm)
* Complimentary Sunday Meditation w Dr. Anew Vidich (Tentitavely Sunday 10 - 12:00pm)
* Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong Practice w Ying or Rosalind (Tuesday afternoon)
* Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Ink Grinding as Meditation (1:00 - 1:30pm whenever Ying is on site)
* Learn Chinese - An exploration of the use of language for Alzheimer’s Prevention
* Cooking Demo for Healthy Eating and Food as Medicine
* Eco-Machine Tour – Water Reclamation by use of Natural Enzymes and Tropical plants (Friday or arrival day of any event/workshop)
*Available at additional Charge:
Healing Arts Services – Various Acupuncture & Massage treatments are available - please call for pricing.
$45 (optional) Half Day Qi Activation with Jianye Jiang ~ Have your Qi (life force energy) activiated by a grand master; for R&R guests only. Minimum number of attendees required.
Full Day Meal Pass:
$60-Midweek – Monday - Thursday
$65-Weekend – Friday - Sunday
Most afforddable when booked as R and R guests w all inclusive price.
A la Carte Prices: including tea/coffee, juice, service
Spend a weekend, week, or month with us, and create much needed space in your life.
* Many teacher lead retreats: Select a workshop here
* Healing Through Singing Bowls with Priscilla Gale - July 17 & 18th
*Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Andrew Vidich - select Saturdays
*Healing with Developer of Homeostasis Psychologist DR. John Montgomary -DTA
*Healing and Consultation with Qigong, TCM, Psychiatrist Dr. Paul Hannah - DTA
*Nature Treatment and Forest Bathing with Eric Krawczyk. MA LMHC, Health Ranger - Founder & Director of Nature Treatment Berkshire Programs - DTA
Paid classes, pls make sure you book 48 hours before your day of arrival:
Available by pre - appointment:
- Private Yoga Class - $70 per class
- Private Meditation Class with Outsdie Special Teachers- $100 per class
- Healing Art Treatments (see Below)
- Facial Rejuvenation with Amelia Sydosky - $125 per session
- Qi Massage w Greg DiLicio (Qigong, Taichi and TCM practitioner): $135 per session
- Qi Activation with Jianye Jiang - $45PP (minimum 6 required)
Healing Art Treatments:
- Relaxation Massage – 50 min/$85 & 80 min/$125
- Deep Tissue Massage – 50 min/$100 & 80 min/$140
- Hot Stone Massage – 50 min/$100 & 80 min/$140
- Reiki – 50 min/$85
- Acupuncture/Acupressure – 50 min/$135
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"It is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your experiences completely, and look at them anew, not to keep on repeating them like machines. You would then let fresh air into your mind. Wouldn’t you? This place must be of great beauty, with trees, birds, and quietness, for beauty is truth and truth is goodness and love. J. Krishnamurti
A typical 2 Day Stay at Eastover:
5.00pm: Tour of Eastover
7:00 - 8:00am Meditation/morning practice
8:00 - 9:00am: Silent Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00pm: Hiking, Kayaking, Healing Arts, Workshop (if available), Qi Gong (Sat. 9am-10:30am)
12:00 - 1:30pm: Lunch
3:00 - 5:30pm: Cooking Class, Pool swim, Iyenger Yoga (Saturdays), Sheng Zhen Gong/Qi Gong (Tues. 4:00pm)
5:30 - 7:00pm: Dinner
6:30 - 7:30am: Meditation
7:30 - 9:00am: Silent Breakfast
9:00am - 12.00pm: Healing Arts Service, Hiking, Calligraphy/Brush Ink Grinding Meditation, Learn Chinese for Alzheimer's Prevention
12:00 - 1.30pm: Lunch
1:00pm: Check Out
Alka Arora started Yoga Practice and studies in 1978 and since then has studied with some of the best teachers all over the world including BKS Iyengar (Pune) at The Yoga Institute (Mumbai). She co-founded a Yoga School in Thailand in the 80’s. "The thrill and energy that comes from alignment, balance, strength and opening of the body, bursts through when one is in tune with a yoga pose. It’s what brings one back to the practice mat as the experience of vibrancy, health and well-being." Her goal is to transmit this through practicing with others.
Greg DiLisio, M.Ac, is an experienced acupuncturist, holds high-level qigong, tai chi, and yoga teacher certifications, and is passionate about moving energy through outdoor sports in all seasons. Greg is featured in the DVD Qigong and Tai Chi, Following Movement in Nature. www.mycenteredheart.
Ken Nelson, PhD, is dedicated to helping people heal, grow and awaken with mind-body practices and the wisdom traditions. He teaches gentle yoga, qigong, meditation, and bodywork. Ken is a former Fulbright lecturer and Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence, and has offered workshops worldwide since 1975. His CD, Yin Yoga, and DVD Qigong & Taiji for Healing & Vitality are Kripalu Center best sellers. Ken is co-author with Lesli Lang and David Ronka of Creating the Conditions for Transformation, a book about tools that link the heart and mind.
Priscilla Gale, a retired opera singer, is a Reiki Master Teacher of three traditions, a Blue Moon Isis Master Teacher, a Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Consciousness Bars Practitioner, Magnified Healing Practitioner, Crystal Singing Bowls Practitioner and holds a Masters Certification in Himalayan Singing Bowls. She is also an ordained minister in the Universal Brotherhood Movement. Priscilla travels extensively throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire teaching and leading singing bowl meditations.
Dr. Andrew Vidich is a consultant, international speaker and author of more than five books including "Let there be Light; Experiencing Inner Light Across the World's Sacred Traditions. Dr. Vidich has been an adjunct assistant professor of religion at Manhattan College and Iona College in New York. He was an Instructional Coach and award winning teacher in the NYC Department of Education for over 18 years.
He is a founding member of "The Interfaith Council of New York" as well as a Trustee of ”The Temple of Understanding" - an international interfaith organization. Dr. Vidich is a member of the Board of Directors and Public Relations coordinator for the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Amityville, New York. He has been studying meditation for over 43 years under the guidance of renowned meditation masters.
Hilary Bashara, RN, BSN, Owner and operator of Berkshire Canoe and Kayak Tours, a family owned and operated business that takes families and friends for a relaxing, fun-filled guided canoe trip on the Housatonic River. One enjoys the beauty of the meandering river and the unspoiled nature that surrounds it. Abundant wildlife and spectacular plant life awaits you and your camera. The ever-changing flora and fauna may include red-tail hawks, owls or Canadian Geese; tall cottonwoods, cinnamon ferns and spicebushes. Beavers, muskrats, Great Blue Heron, Kingfishers and the plentiful painted turtles are spotted regularly on tours. Each trip runs approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours.
TAMIR is a Junior Intermediate level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. With over 20 years of experience, she has taught yoga at Columbia University, the 92nd Street Y, Parsons School of Design, Marymount Manhattan College, Roosevelt Hospital, The Integral Yoga Institute of New York, and the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale. She combines basic breathing techniques with classic yoga postures.
TAMIR is a gifted actress with a background in classical theatre, a poet, writer and performer of three one-woman shows, among other accomplishments.
R & R Reservations Payment
$50 non-refundable deposit taken at time of registration.
Balance collected 7 days prior to arrival.
Eastover reserves the right to cancel a program at any time.
Where Else Can You Go to Both, "Get Away From it All” and Find it All?
From the peace and solitude of the 600 acre Eastover estate, to Tanglewood and the Boston Symphony Orchestra… from hiking trails and mountain streams, to the world-renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival… from invigorating yoga and qi gong classes, to world-class theatre at Shakespeare & Company... and from cross-country skiing adventures, to luxuriating in Eastover’s heated swimming pool, sauna, there is something for everyone, all year round.
You can choose to spend all or part of your day on Eastover’s beautiful grounds, with quiet moments in the Japanese and English gardens, enjoying delicious natural cuisine. Choose from a variety of daily movement classes and workshops, ink brush calligraphy practice, outdoor activities and spa services - all against the backdrop of Mt. Greylock, October Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Your time can be as structured or as unstructured as you desire.
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center offers a unique and affordable 'destination getaway' - beginning with two-day stays, to week-long workshops. Located in the cultural center of the Berkshire Mountains, it's minutes away from art galleries, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount - Edith Wharton's glorious home with jazz weekends and Backstair Tours, and so much more.