July 11th 3:00 PM - July 14th 1:30 PM EST


Hi and hello! Welcome!
I am so honored to once again be hosting our amazing Wellness and Wilderness Women's Retreat at the Harriman Outdoor AMC Center. As you all know, life has become a lot more challenging in a multitude of ways and thus we all have quite a few more stress factors to contend with.  What with rising anti-Semitism, a crazy world-wide political climate and so many confusing messages about our health and wellbeing, we all need not only a much needed break but now more than ever, we need lots and lots of good wholesome fun and of course plenty of TLC!!   
As always, our Retreat offers plenty of fun, health and healing!  I continue to be excited to be offering this retreat as a way for our community to get out into nature, do yoga, enjoy the company of growth orientated woman, enjoy therapeutic massage, kyaking, swimming and 'forest bathing" while at the same time eating first class healthy (Glatt  kosher and Chalav Yisroel) kosher food and nourishing our soul in a wholesome Jewish way!
How awesome!!

This year we are adding in some new teachers and some new programs! I am excited to add the well known Torah teacher Chana Weisberg to our roster, Chana will be giving a class on the deeper aspects of " Malchus" one of our themes this year. Also being added is another meditation teacher and Tai Masseuse  Rechelle Spooner, who will bring years of Yoga and Meditation experience to her offerings! We will also be offering a new arts and Crafts program with  Alayne Pick.

I have had to raise the prices of this Retreat to accommodate a 25% increase in our accommodation costs as well as increased prices in all the associated costs involved, but I am making my best effort to still keep this Retreat as affordable as possible. For those who are returning, I am sure you will agree that this Retreat is one of the most affordable out there while at the same time offering priceless experiences and value for your investment !

I am so looking forwards to moving towards harmony with you!
Enjoy the rest of your Spring and I will see you on the Deck!
Much love,

As always, Scholarships are available!!

 Check out our awesome Retreat Center here!

For more info go to:

 To book your Massage with Aura (Brenda)  Ghantous,  please contact her directly at 513-703-0148 .
To book a Tai Massage with Rechelle:  Please contact her at 914 414-0650

Schedule ( subject to change)
Monday July 11
Check in to the Retreat Center  from 3:00pm
Welcome Session and Torah Learning Circle ("TLC for the Jewish Soul")  on the Deck 5:00pm...(Please plan on being there....)
Dinner 6:00pm
Welcoming Drum Circle with Moshe Sobol! 7:30-8:30pm! 

Tuesday July 12th
Meditation and Prayer Workshop on the Deck 8:00am  
Breakfast 7:30am -9:30am
Yoga 10:00 am-11:15am
Lunch 12:00pm...

Free time 1:00-5:00pm
Meditative hike with Mindy
During your free time you can enjoy Kayaking, Beach time, Swimming or Hiking or book a Massage with Brenda or Rechelle

5:00-6:00 Torah Learning Circle ("TLC for the Jewish Soul") on the Deck 
Dinner: 6:00pm on the Terrace
8:00pm Special Optional Evening Dance Workshop 
9:15 Fireside KumZitz

Wednesday July 13th 
Meditation Workshop with Lili Goralnick( Unlocking your Holiness) 
Breakfast 7:30am -9:30am
Yoga 10:00am-11:15am
Lunch 12:00-1:00pm
Free time 1:00-5:00pm
Optional Art  and Craft Project with Alayne 1:30-2:30
Optional Thai Massage Workshop with Rochelle 3:00-4:30

During your free time you can also enjoy Kayaking, Beach time, Swimming, hiking or a massage 

5:00pm-6:00pmTLC (Torah Learning Circle) session on Deck  with Chana Weisberg

Dinner 6:00pm on the Terrace
Special optional Evening Improv Dance Workshop 
Fireside KumZitz

Thursday June 24th
Prayer Circle on Deck
Breakfast 7:30am -9:30am
Check out of Rooms by 11:00am!!!
Yoga 11:15am -12:30pm
Final Group Circle and Closing 12:30-1:15pm in Rec Room (Please all plan on being there....)

Bagged Lunch
Thursday afternoon enjoy Kayaking, Beach time, Swimming and Forest Bathing!

Massage: $100 for 1 hour Session

Aura Ghantous Strehler(Brenda)

Aura (Brenda) is a licensed medical massage therapist and has had a private practice since 1996. She loves what she does and it shows in the way her massage feels for each of her clients. She tackles 'tough-to-deal- with-issues" patiently listening to what her client's body is telling her as well as any symptoms they report. Brenda looks forward to meeting you and sharing the benefits of the preventive qualities of Medical Massage.

Please call 513-703-0148 or email to  Brg11@me.com to set up your appointment .

Available times for  Massage:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 9:00 am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am, 10:00am

New Offering:
Tai Massage  Workshop with Rochelle Spooner! 

Rochelle received her BS degree from Old Dominion College and her MA degree from Montclair State College. She studied yoga at Kripalu Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, and has a certificate in Thai massage-yoga from the Sunrise Network in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She received her advanced training in 2003 in Evia, Greece. Rochelle’s instructional video “Yoga for People with Physical Limitations” is used as a standard for workshops by many rehabilitative organizations.

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The deadline to Register was Wednesday, July 6, 2022