by Wendy Kagan
The Hudson Valley's newest wellness hub, Maha Rose North, in Hurley, will kick off summer with a holiday weekend of soul-nourishing workshops and activities open to all. Participants from near and far are invited to come for a full retreat including overnight lodging and meals, or to choose a la carte from an inviting lineup of experiences and adventures.
"Upstate Magic Memorial Day Weekend" begins Friday night, May 27, with a Breathe and Renovate Sound Bath (8-9:30pm) led by local sound and energy healer Lavender Suarez. During Saturday "crafternoon," the happenings include "All You Can Tie-Dye" (bring your own white items for tie-dying) from 11 to 4 with a lunch break at 1pm, followed by a "Dancorcism" dance party (4-5:30pm). The day ends with healing and stress-busting Breathwork and meditation, led by Luke Simon (7:30-9:30pm).
Sunday starts joyfully with a Magical Laughter workshop (10-11:30am), dreamed up by Maha Rose founder Lisa Levine to help participants connect to their creativity and sense of spontaneity. Sunday "crafternoon" brings Macrame Magic (2-4pm), followed by "Wishcraft: The Art of Manifesting" (7:30-9pm), which will introduce participants to the world of hypnosis as a tool to master the mind and to manifest dreams and goals.
Maha Rose North is the upstate incarnation of Brooklyn's Maha Rose Center for Healing, an oasis of wellness offerings from Reiki to acupuncture to trance dance. Set on nine acres, the Hudson Valley retreat center welcomes locals as well as New Yorkers seeking restoration and renewal amid the Catskill foothills' forests, streams, and fields. "Here people can come for a more in-depth experience over a whole weekend," says Levine. "We're also excited to offer workshops and events during the week for the local community such as sound baths, breathwork, laughter yoga, and prenatal yoga classes with local teacher Sara Beck."
Maha Rose North
130 Morgan Hill Rd, Hurley