Recharge your body, nourish your mind. Take time to focus on you. Whether you seek a yoga retreat or a multi-day full body detox, here are 14 ways to find wellness in the Sullivan Catskills.
With the guidance of a Wellness Counselor, you’ll embark on a personalized experience to restore balance to the body. Utilizing Ayurveda, naturopathy, yoga, and acupuncture, YO1 Catskills can help you detox, rejuvenate, relieve stress and provide relaxation. Accommodations are sophisticated and comfortable with views of Bailey Lake; the food is organic, sustainably grown and locally sourced designed to strengthen your immune system and detoxify your body. While guests are encouraged to stay for multiple days for maximum detoxification, day passes are also available. The very best part of YO1 Catskills – it’s all-inclusive. Your lodging, meals, treatments, classes, consultations, freshly pressed juices and use of their state-of-the-art facility are bundled into one rate. Invest in yourself. You’re worth it.
Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit – an amazing spa journey awaits. One look at the descriptions of their signature rituals and you’ll be dreaming of a blissful escape to Crystal Life Spa at Resorts World Catskills. Their Energy Lift Complete Facial was even featured in NY Magazine as the “Best in NY”. Massages, body treatments, facials, mani/pedi’s, blow-outs and makeup – there are plenty of services to indulge in for an hour or afternoon. Not to mention, the steam rooms, sauna and spa pool with private cabanas. Make a night or weekend of it and reserve a room at Resorts World Catskills or The Alder (their newest hotel on the casino resort campus). Try your luck at the slots or poker table; feast on Italian or authentic Chinese cuisine; wind down with a prohibition-style cocktail in the Empire Lounge.
Bring the love of your life, or gather with your gals – a wellness and yoga retreat weekend at Sat Nam Yoga Center is perfect for a group of 2-6. One-on-one attention will help you meet your wellness goals partnered with yoga, breath work, meditation and gong therapy. Melt into a rain-drop massage and let all your worries drift away with float therapy sessions. Feast on vegetarian cuisine customized to your dietary needs and gather around the bonfire for the drumming circle. Your host, Marilyn Gitanjali Valant, has been practicing yoga, meditation and studying ancient philosophies in the US, India, and Nepal for almost 25 years. She’s a wealth of knowledge and an incredible teacher whose energy and inner light will transcend your experience ten-fold.
Disconnect and unwind – The Spa at The Arnold House can help make that happen. Massages, facials, foot scrubs, and hair/scalp treatments are on the menu ranging from 30-80 minutes each. In-between sessions, relax in the common area next to the wood stove while you chill in the cocoon hanging chair. Afterward, continue on your path to bliss with a cocktail and nap in the sunroom. Dinner, drinks, a jukebox and pool table can be found in the Tavern.
Relax and refresh in a supportive environment with a tribe of women at Frost Valley YMCA. Explore the roles women play and uncover the hidden spirit that longs for expression. Inspiring discussions, journaling, exercise, creative arts, movement, guided hikes, and activities will help you know yourself in new ways. The weekend will be full of classes, presenters, surprises and time to unwind in a powerful and meaningful way.
Find inner peace by learning the practice of meditation at Kadampa Meditation Center NY. Come for the day or stay for the weekend – you’ll leave feeling a little lighter in body, mind, and spirit. Choose the Catskills Weekend Getaway and start with a relaxing meditation and delicious meal in their World Peace Café and Temple on Friday night. On Saturday morning, you’ll learn how to bring inner peace to daily life using simple methods through guided meditations. Sunday morning wouldn’t be complete without Waffles for World Peace. There are only 5 of these weekends planned, reserve your stay asap.
Located on a 100-acre estate, Wagging Tail Yoga hosts seasonal retreats uniquely designed to explore your sense of balance through vinyasa, restorative, acro, slackline and Thai yoga, and meditation. All-natural meals, hiking, lecture and the spirit of like-minded community provide an amazing weekend away in Bethel, NY.
On Sundays, year-round, the Callicoon Farmers’ Market delights with fresh produce, meats, cheese, freshly baked goods, preserves, wine, cider, soap, skin care, artisan wares and so much more. Farmers, producers, and craftsmen come from a 75-mile radius to Callicoon on the Delaware to sell their farm-fresh, handmade goods to residents and visitors alike. Whether you’re cooking for 2 or 10, or simply want to bring a taste of the Sullivan Catskills back home, the Callicoon Farmers’ Market is an experience you shouldn’t miss (especially in the peak of the summer).
Experience Nature with Morgan Outdoors and The Outside Institute
Scheduling “outdoor time” in your busy life is critical to your health and wellbeing. Stress levels go down, vitamin D levels go up, you’ll have more energy and feel happier. If you like to go your own way, Morgan Outdoors will help you select a perfect trail. When the snow flies, rent snowshoes – it’s a great workout and a fun adventure. If you’re the type of person who likes a guide, The Outside Institute has a walk, talk or watch for you. Laura will guide you through the landscapes and diverse ecosystem of the Sullivan Catskills.
Get Fit & Stay Fit – Take a Class & Workout
There’s no shortage of classes or weights to jumpstart your wellness – or maintain it the Sullivan Catskills. Flex Appeal at the Villa Roma offers 6000 square feet of cardio machines, weight stations, free weights, and racquetball courts. Upstate Cycle Studio will give you a full body workout on a bike to your favorite music. The Chi Hive Studio hosts a variety of classes for all ages – yoga, dance, pole fitness, hoop style fitness, the list goes on… Find the Midline Pilates is home to mat and tribe classes – a unique blend of Pilates, meditation and nourishing the spirit through communal bonds.