October 9 - 13
Taryn Toomey & Kevin Courtney
DATES : October 9th - 13th, 2019
LOCATION : The Dutchess
LED BY : Taryn Toomey & Kevin Courtney
4 nights of lodging in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Upstate NY
Morning meditation led by Kevin Courtney
2 hour long Class of The Class by Taryn Toomey daily led by Taryn
Restorative movement every afternoon led by Kevin
All meals which are farm to table, and free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar
NOT INCLUDED :
Airfare & Travel
Any expenses you might incur during your free time
The Retreatment : Hudson Valley
Motivated by the deep release the mind receives from pushing the body to its limit, Taryn Toomey applies her in-depth understanding of proper body alignment and physical training to a new fitness approach that changes the body and clears the mind.
Throughout her fast-paced workouts, Taryn teaches students to focus on the sensations in the body: address the feeling, breathe deeply, allowing the change to happen and actively calm the mind’s response to intensity. In addition to building physical strength, this approach transforms one’s overall inner conversation. Students build their mind-body connection and find strength they did not think possible.
Taryn draws inspiration from the energy her students create. She has been leading group exercise classes since she was 18, fusing her passion for movement and music along with her ability to motivate students to push past self doubt and achieve strength.
A devoted yoga student, Taryn trained at Yoga Union and taught classes for almost a decade in New York and Boston. After a career at Ralph Lauren and having two children, she craved a new, challenging, and intense workout and created The Class.
Kevin Courtney has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on strength, energy cultivation, and mental clarity. He is co-creator of The Bridge Practice, a method which merges Yoga and Qi Gong into one powerful class experience. His work as been featured in Well+Good, Vogue Magazine, VICE, Elephant Journal, and most recently in the new book “Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories, Real Transformation.”
Kevin is on the faculty at the Boston Yoga School, where he teaches philosophy through the art of Raja yoga. He facilitates annually at Bonnaroo Music Festival and offers at Wanderlust, Envision, and Burning Man Arts Festival.
Merging his passion for music and yoga, Kevin is the creator of “Nada Sadhana,” a music project whose debut album, “The Brooklyn Sessions Vol. 1” become one of the most listened to albums in yoga studios across the country. In 2013 he founded INSIGHT - a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation.
Though it sits on 236 acres, The Dutchess is touted as the Hudson Valley’s best kept secret as they do not share their photos online or on social media. Its historic buildings are luxuriously appointed— with a spa, a stunning yoga studio and a restaurant with multiple dining rooms, fireplaces, united by a wrap around porch.
We’ll practice Class in the exquisitely preserved 18th century Dutch barn, which is one of the many buildings on site that remains from the 1750s. The barn has been renovated and repurposed as a movement studio, and its cathedral ceiling reverberates with the Murniati gamelatron, a sculpture made of bells and gongs that create an unparalleled sound bath experience.
Morning meditation led by Kevin followed by 2 hours of The Class by Taryn Toomey with Taryn.
Beautiful brunches overlooking the onsite vegetable farm and herb garden.
Free time: massage & body work, hiking, exploring the quaint neighboring Hudson Valley towns, enjoying The Dutchess’s state of the art spa.
Late afternoon restorative movement classes with Kevin to cool the fire cultivated in the morning session.
Cozy communal dinners served amidst the multiple fireplaces featuring The Dutchess’s best and freshest produce.
Relax, read, take a bath, rest.
“The Dutchess’s farmer, Zach Wolf, worked under Jack Algiere at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and also for hotelier Andre Balazs. Balazs owns the Chateau Marmont in L.A., the Standard, High Line in NYC and Locusts-on-Hudson in the Hudson Valley, where Wolf farmed. On The Dutchess’s acreage, Wolf grows much of the all-organic produce that is prepared. He practices biodynamic farming… which takes its cures from lunar cycles. Wolf conducts outdoor talks with guests about agriculture and ethics. Guests can participate on the farm, and its surplus yield is donated to local food pantries.”*
Together, Wolf and the team of chefs will create meals from the land that are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free. Of course, if you have any dietary restrictions, let us know when you book and we’ll surely accommodate.
*Edible Hudson Valley
Originally built in the 1780’s in western New York, this 4,800 square foot horse barn was moved to the farm and reconstructed as a 10 room inn, each one with an ensuite bathroom.
Hidden within is a spa, complete with a steam treatment room, 3 massage rooms, and 2 locker rooms. The building is heated and cooled from through a modern geothermal system and a 28kw solar array adorns the southern roof.
The Stone House
Inside, the original beams show off their hand-beaded edges and 8 rumford style fireplaces spark the promise of winter warmth. A spacious and modern kitchen blend seamlessly into the ages creating just the right inspiration. Two additions, one from the 1920’s and another from 2000, round out this 3600 square foot, 2 bedroom home.
The Road House is conveniently located next to the main entrance of the Dutchess, and is about half a mile away from the center of the property. A stream separates this cozy, 5BR home from the rest of the land, which gives it a super intimate and exclusive feel. The house was built by Bastian Crapser in the early 1800's, and is the most recent addition to the Dutchess. You’ll notice a number of similarities within the architecture and design, as the Crasper family also built our stunning Yoga Barn, Stone House, and Mill House! This is a great house to book with friends, as the common areas are communal and shared.
The Yurts we have at the Dutchess are seasonal, and are a very unique experience to stay in. With a total of 5 on-site, they are located in our South Meadow, which is a favorite evening hang out area for a family of deer that live nearby. The Yurts are built on round, cedar planked decks, and all have skylight windows so that you can view the stars from your bed. They're spacious and beautifully designed for a true 'out of the city' experience. Please note that the yurts do not include an ensuite closet. The bathroom for this accommodation is a short 15 feet walk away inside The Spa, equipped with showers, lockers, restrooms, and vanities.
Single Occupancy : Queen Bed : $4,700 : SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy : King Bed : $5,000 : SOLD OUT
Double Occupancy : Queen Bed : $4,000 : SOLD OUT
& Twin Bed : $3,600 : SOLD OUT
Double Occupancy : King Bed : $4,200
& Twin Bed : $3,600
Triple Occupancy : King Bed : $5,000
& Two Twin Beds : $3,600 per person : SOLD OUT
The Stone House
Single Occupancy : Master Bedroom, King Bed : $6,000
Single Occupancy : Queen Bed : $5,000
Single Occupancy : Queen Bed : $4,700
Single Occupancy : Full Bed : $4,500 : SOLD OUT
*please note bathrooms are located at the adjacent spa
Single Occupancy : Queen Bed : $2,800
Single Occupancy : King Bed : $3,000 : SOLD OUT
Double Occupancy : Two Queen Beds : $2,500 per person
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