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Challenge Your Body, Mind, & Spirit: Fitness/Spa Retreat 

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Challenge Your Body, Mind, & Spirit: A Hiking, Yoga, and Cleansing Spa Weekend
with Jill Pettijohn, Robert Thurman, & Others
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2011

Challenge yourself with rigorous mountain hiking and yoga asanas in the Catskill Mountains! Explore the beautiful nature of upstate New York, while also tuning in and toning up. Yoga asanas will help detox and restore the body, and a local certified Catskills hiking guide will lead intermediate three-hour exhilarating local hikes. This weekend also includes tennis, swimming, and classes. Courses will also cover pranayama and meditation. Nutritional organic and alkaline meals—free of dairy, meat, and caffeine—will be prepared daily. Meals will be supplemented with fresh green juices and delicious smoothies.  Massages and wellness treatments will also be available (for an additional cost) in our new state-of-the-art Mahasukha Spa.

Get ready for an enlightening, healthy, and fun-filled weekend that is sure to give you a personal challenge!  Participants will leave feeling re-energized and inspired by a transformative weekend at Menla Mountain Retreat, Center for Health and Happiness.

Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, co-founder and President of Tibet House US, a prolific writer, and popular lecturer.

Jill Pettijohn - Professional Chef of 20 years experience in all types of cuisine, and trained as a Registered Nurse, Jill is the creator of “Jill ‘s Cleanse”, designed for people on the go, to help people achieve better health with an initial, Five Day liquid cleansing program. Having close to a decade of experience in this field Jill uses all organic or naturally grown ingredients to create her specialized blends of juices, smoothies, and raw soups.

Barbara Boris is a student of Yoga Asana, Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit for twenty four years, a teacher for over fifteen years. She has traveled annually to India for the last fifteen years for continued spiritual study with the BKS Iyengar family.

Megan Leigh, E-RYT founded Lalita Healing Collective and owns Chichester Yoga Studio. Megan completed the Forrest Yoga™ Foundation and Advanced Teacher Trainings and has assisted Ana in the United States, the UK, and Europe. Megan also studies hands-on healing with Rosalyn Bruyere and Visionary Craniosacral Therapy with Ellen Heed

For more information or to register, please visit or call 845-688-6897 ext. 0


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