Shree Yoga Retreats

Our retreats offer you the opportunity to unplug and take time out from the fast pace of daily life in a way that will nourish your body and soul.  We retreat to a beautiful environment, with delicious food and a sweet community to practice daily yoga, meditation, and journaling together.  You are welcome.  Join us.

Shree Spring Retreat: From Bud to Blossom

Friday Evening – Sunday Afternoon April 14-16 with Chaya Spencer at Lifebridge Sanctuary, Rosendale, NY

Final day to register is Thursday, April 6.

And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight in a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.

– Anais Nin

Spring time invites renewal and opening after the long winter months.  Yoga offers the same invitation – to move from bud into a full blossoming of who and what we are in our essence and in our hearts. Join the Shree community on retreat in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Step out of your normal routines and open to the possibilities within yourself.

Our retreat center, Lifebridge Sanctuary, offers us a space of peace, nature and quiet to introspect, practice yoga, eat well and rest in beauty inside and out.  The Sanctuary is a 12,000 square foot hand crafted, green facility on 95 acres of forest and spectacular open space on the Northern crest of the Shawangunk Ridge, less than 90 minutes from Shree.

Accommodations are simple, organic and comfortable shared in the Main House or the Garden House a five minute walk away.  We’ll dine on simple, healthy vegetarian meals: brunch and dinner. We’ll have the entire sanctuary to ourselves: three ponds, a labyrinth to walk, trails to hike, gazebos to sit in, a fire pit, living rooms with games and books and of course, yoga and meditation for all level of students in the Upper Room.  Surrounded by large windows, you will be treated to panoramic views of the Catskill Mountains as you practice, dine and relax in your room.

Your weekend retreat includes:

  • 4 yoga classes for all levels
  • 2 morning meditations
  • 4 vegetarian meals
  • Make an Indian dinner with Chaya
  • Fire pit gathering
  • Free time

Scroll down to see sample schedule and video.

Registration Details and Early Bird Discount (save $50)

Rooms have comfortable twin beds, organic bed linens and great views.  Spacious living rooms make for a comfortable place to relax, read or play games. Rooms in the Main House are ensuite with 3-4 people per room and first come first serve.  Rooms in the Garden House have hallway bathrooms shared by up to four people.  If you have friends joining you let Chaya know so she can put you together.  Room prices included your full retreat costs.  There are no other fees.  Room prices are per person.

Register before March 1 and receive a $50 discount.

You’ll receive a letter detailing what to bring with you to the retreat the week before.

Saturday Commuters

You may register just for the Saturday as a commuter.  Commuters must arrive by 8:45 am and can participate in the entire Saturday schedule.  They are not eligible for the one-on-one consultation with Chaya or the free Yoga Nidra recording.  

The Fine Print

There are no refunds after April 1 for any reason.  Refunds are available up until April 1 less a $125 administration fee.

A negative Covid test is required.

 Schedule (subject to change):


  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm check in. Once you’re checked in, take a hike, walk the labyrinth or chill in the living room
  • 6:00 pm Orientation in the Upper Room
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 8:00 -9:15 pm gentle yoga and yoga Nidra before bed



  • 8:00 – 8:30 am meditation
  • 9:00 – 11:00 am Yoga
  • 11:15 Brunch
  • 12:00 – 3:30 pm Free time – take a hike, walk the labyrinth or chill in the living room
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Cook dinner with Chaya (non-spicy Indian food)
  • 4:00 pm – 5.00pm Gentle and Restorative Yoga
  • 5:30 pm – Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Fire Pit Gathering



  • 8:00 – 8:30 am meditation
  • 9:00 – 11:00 am Yoga
  • 11:15 Brunch
  • 1:00 Check out

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