Listen. See. Touch. Taste. Breathe. Create. BE
Listen. See. Touch. Feel. Taste. Breathe. Create. CONNECT
A Botanical Sensory Adventure
Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Meditation
Herbal Alchemy + Art + Nature
at Turquoise Barn in the beautiful Catskill Mountains
This retreat is suitable for all physical abilities and religions.
Autumn Equinox Nature Immersion Retreat
FEELING overwhelmed, exhausted, fatigued, or anxious?
NEED to take a break from the STRESS of everyday living?
CRAVING fresh air & food, walking barefoot in the grass, watching the sun, moon, & stars?
DREAMING of Rest, Rejuvenate, Breathe, Laugh, BE?
INTERESTED in learning simple ways to feel more energized, CONNECTED, and ALIVE?
READY to incorporate daily habits to help facilitate change, growth, energy & JOY into your life?
JOIN us for a
Sensory Exploration of Nature + Herbal Alchemy + Art + Self. Join us for 4 days and 3 nights of rejuvenating, regenerating, and reconnecting to your mind, body + spirit; in a comfortable, relaxing, & BEAUTIFUL environment. Celebrate the Autumn Equinox, the perfect time for making changes, setting intentions, nurturing, and self-reflection. September also happens to be one of THE most colorful and beautiful seasons here in the Catskill mountains, perfect for reconnecting +
AWAKENING YOUR SENSES!
Our Nature Immersion All Inclusive Retreat is ideal for anyone wishing to:
Take time out too Relax + Restore + Regenerate + Rejuvenate in a beautiful and peaceful environment
Disconnect + Reconnect and with the magical world of Nature + your True Self
(You are Nature)
Journey Inward to experience deep rest + relaxation + restoration + self-awareness
via Yoga Nidra meditation + Restorative Yoga
(ideal for those who "can't" meditate or twist up like a pretzel)
Discover simple natural ways to take control of your health & well-being
Feed your body, mind, and sprit with organic whole foods, fresh air, nature, art, movement, meditation, magic, peace, and laughter.
Awaken your senses while balancing, restoring, cleansing, & nourishing your mind, body & spirit
Return home feeling refreshed, renewed, relaxed, light, & motivated.
What to expect?
Get in sync with the rhythms of nature:
Watch the sunrise, listen to the morning fog + dew drops, play in the gardens, move and meditate with the trees, smell the flowers, feel the sunset, watch the moonrise.
Explore the fascinating world of botanical + herbal alchemy for optimal health:
Nutrient dense wild food and herbs fresh from the yard + gardens
Organic Whole Food Botanical Cuisine (plant-based)
Gluten-Free-Sugar Free-Dairy Free-Meat Free
CONNECT to the EARTH - GROW YOURSELF : )
Daily Restorative Yoga Classes
Daily Yoga Nidra Guided Nature Meditations
Foraging + Wild Crafting + Forest Bathing
Garden Tours + Nature Walks
Plant Music, Creative Movement, Aromatherapy
Creativity Exploration + Journaling + Art Activities
Campfire + Stargazing
Indulging in Botanical Cuisine + Herbal Elixirs
Yoga Nidra - Guided Nature Meditations + Mudras + Mandalas + Mantras + Chakras + Doshas
Herbal Alchemy: Wild Herbal Vinegar Making + Herbal Infusions + Foraging + Wild Foods + Aromatherapy
Nature Inspired Creative Exploration
Plant Music + Movement + Magic
WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?
Yoga Nidra (translation Yoga = Union/Wholeness + Nidra = Sleep) is a simple yet profound and powerful relaxation and meditation technique based on ancient yogic practices designed to promote DEEP body-mind rest + relaxation bringing you to a state between wakefulness + deep sleep with the ultimate goal of increasing self-awareness. Over the years, this technique has been modernized, making it an accessible tool for everyone. It has been noted that just one 30-minute practice of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of deep sleep.
With regular practice, Yoga Nidra has been associated with alleviating + reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure, addiction, aggression, ADHD, PTSD, digestive issues, heart disease, ulcers, asthma, eczema, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis to name a few.
No prior experience is necessary AND you can choose to practice either lying down or sitting for the entire time. The practice is appropriate for all ages, religions, physical abilities I like to say that Yoga Nidra is especially good for people who "can't meditate".
Just imagine what 3 days of DEEP rest + relaxation will do for your mind + body + spirit + senses! Add that to all the nourishing food + beautiful nature + creative workshops
= happy, healthy, blissful, peaceful YOU!
Accommodations in the Carriage House
4-days - 3 nights
Organic, botanical, whole food handcrafted, herbal elixirs, infusions, and wild foods. 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts 2 lunches, and snacks
All workshops with recipes + handouts
Fresh mountain air, unlimited SPRING WATER (you even shower in it!), spectacular moon, stars, sun risings & settings, peace, tranquility, learning, & RELAXING are all included in the package.
Special take home gift and a few surprises!
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE OPTIONAL
You can choose to join in and help harvest wild edibles for our morning breakfast or schedule a massage and wait to be served ~ the choice is yours.
There will also be plenty of time to relax & explore the wonders of Catskills right here in our own backyard. *Massage, hypnotherapy, herbal consultations, raindrop technique, or reiki, are available for an additional fee. All additional service require a 30 day advance notice.
What is BOTANICAL CUISINE?
Simple, Easy, Plant Based, Nutrient Dense, Vital, Fresh, Whole Foods & Juices.
Minimally Processed, free from animal products, gluten, sugar, GMO's, and artificial anything. Oh and TASTY!!!
(visit our "food" page for more photos)
Meals served will be a combination of plant-based cooked & raw organic, wildcrafted, whole foods + juices designed to nourish and rejuvenate. Ingredients used will be organic, fresh from the yard, garden, wild crafted, or from local farmers when possible.
If this is a new way of eating and you have any concerns or questions please let us know, we will be happy to discuss the menu with you.
Do know that you will NOT be hungry or holding your nose to eat or drink anything on our menu. We pride ourselves in providing nutrient dense, nourishing, satisfying, high quality and TASTY food. After our time together, you will feel refreshed, energized and REJUVENATED ....... and....you will leave with the skills, motivation and energy to begin creating a healthier lifestyle.
Michelle Premura is a Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra guide, Herbal + Wild Food Alchemist, Certified Vegan & Raw Food Chef & Educator, Natural Lifestyle Consultant, Reiki Practitioner, Artist, Gardener, and Former Gemologist.
Michelle has been practicing natural living for over 30 years after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 1985.
She brings together elements from her training, experience, research, and passions to create external + internal sensory experiences.
In addition to hosting workshops and retreats at Turquoise Barn, she has lectured and taught at a variety of schools and universities, as well as private events and has hosted throughout the U.S and internationally. She is also the creator of Luna-Chica, a botanical education and travel related business which encompasses her experience & passion for travel, food, herbalism, art, nature, beauty, and cultural immersion.
Tamika Caston Miller
Tamika Caston-Miller is an RYT 500 and Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra guide with special interest in yoga for renewal and transformation. Tamika loves teaching a style she created called Ashé Renewal Flow, which is a skillful combination of Meditation, Storytelling, Yin and Restorative Yoga curated with thoughtful sequencing and music, including singing bowls, in an effort to help one turn inward and restore. Tamika embraces student agency and body diversity to build ashé (transformational energy) through authentic asana and meditation practices, which are informed by the yoga sutras in support of the individual’s physical, mental, and emotional goals.
Tamika’s yoga journey began in 2001 with a home practice. She has since obtained 200 and 300 hour certifications with yogaOne Studios, and additional training in Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra. Tamika’s journey has been informed by chronic pain and injuries, the very human battle between shame and compassion, and love for the practice and philosophy of yoga.
"The BEST BEST BEST retreat.....life altering" Andrea C. - New York
"I stayed at Turquoise Barn a few years back and it was wonderful. I liked it so much and learned so much about healthy eating that I brought Michelle to my home in Florida to host several days of instruction and parties for my friends! .......... I just wish I could come more often!" Joanne M. Florida
"Went on a botanical retreat at the Turquoise Barn and it was amazing! The property is beautiful, the food was incredible and Michelle is a perfect host. We learned so much and already can't wait to go back!" ~ Amy L. - New Jersey
I have been there twice and I have enjoyed it both timed beyond my expectations! Michelle is excellent as a hostess and her knowledge is vast and she's willing to share it. My perfect place to find balance when the hustle and bustle of city life gets to me, can't wait to go back!!!! ~ Nancy Z. - Brooklyn, NY
"Michelle Premura makes exquisite raw-food vegetarian breakfasts for her guests: oats in homemade brazil-nut milk, sprinkled with Tahitian vanilla, peppery nasturtium flowers...... This barn is a haven of dark woods and yoga-studio calm, wind chimes clinking and beautiful crimson amaranth growing just outside the window. I felt calmer just stepping through the door."
~ Conde Naste Traveler
"I attended a Yoga Nidra workshop with Michelle. I was hesitant because of knee issues, I unable to do certain exercises. The workshop was not at all what I expected. It was amazing! We were resting on our backs for most of the class. I felt so relaxed and calm after, yet full of energy. Definitely recommend.. I now attend classes regularly along with a group of others who have also become addicted! - Marie V. - New York
Beautiful, welcoming, healing, creative and peaceful. I don't think I will ever forget my stay at Turquoise Barn. It was so much more than I ever expected - friendly, spacious, amazing food and truly interesting! Living in the UK, it's a long way to revisit, but if were closer, I'd be there again and again - no doubt. Can't recommend it highly enough. Lizzie S - UK
Investment in Your
Health + Wellbeing
Includes Accommodation in Carriage House*, Meals, Snacks, Beverages, Workshops, Special Gift Package
BRING A FRIEND PROMO
Book before August 30th and we will offer you and a friend a $50 discount each (total $100).
4 spots left!
4 days - 3 nights of restoration and relaxation
Sunday - Wednesday September 22-25
$695 per person
*rate based on double occupancy 3 nights
single occupancy may be available for an additional fee
NYS sales tax 8% + bed tax 2% added at check out
$300 non-refundable deposit is due to hold all reservations. Payment plans available.
In an effort to maintain the high quality and "hand-craftedness" of our meals and workshops, as well as creating a unique and beneficial experience for you...we keep our retreats at a smaller more intimate level. Therefore, space is very limited!
*Massage, hypnotherapy, herbal consultations, raindrop technique, or reiki, are available for an additional fee. Additional services require a 30 day advance notice.
Cancellations made prior to 90 days before event date:
full refund less non-refundable deposit
After 90 days - 50% refund less deposit
After 60 days - no refunds
Above prices do not include taxes or surcharges, they will be calculated
Payment plans are available – contact us for more information.
*Please Note: Space in the Carriage House is very limited and
will be rented out on a first come first serve basis. Camping is also available (see above for rates)
You may pay onsite using *Paypal or *Credit Card. If you prefer to avoid the surcharge, you can pay with an e-check via Quickbooks (our preferred method), Venmo, or money order. Contact us for more details.
We are excited to offer you an opportunity to Relax, Rejuvenate, Learn, Grow, and Experience the magic of the Catskills during our summer Botanical Sensory Adventure Retreat. Hope you can join us!