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CLARYVILLE, NEW YORK

Healthy Living in the Catskills: Yoga, Meditation and Massage

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Program #17016RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Facility is at 2000 feet.

Itinerary for Feb 10 — Feb 15, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the pristine forests at the base of Slide Mountain, the Frost Valley YMCA features nearly 7,000 acres of meadows, ponds, cascading waterfalls, and world-renowned trout streams, creating an idyllic background. East Valley Ranch at Frost Valley is a lovely renovated home situated in a beautiful field just a few feet from the East Branch of the Neversink River. The deck, right off the dining room, looks directly over the Neversink River.

Contact info:
21 Straus Lane
Claryville, NY 12725 USA
phone: 845-985-2254
web: www.frostvalley.org

Facility amenities: East Valley Ranch offers a warm country inn atmosphere in a peaceful and secluded valley. This renovated turn-of-the-century estate features small active programs, tastefully furnished, comfortable rooms with private baths, and outstanding wellness cuisine. Marked hiking trails stretching throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve depart just a few feet from the front door of the house.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most rooms have a private bathroom, two rooms share a bathroom

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 10 - Check-in/Orientation
Afternoon: Check in begins at 4:00 PM in the dining room.

Dinner: Conclude the day's travel with warm welcome to East Valley Ranch and a delicious selection of wholesome entrees. Dinners may include salmon steaks, tofu milano, or other tasteful choices. Side dishes may consist of garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, tortellini, or sautéed fresh vegetables. Enjoy coffee, homemade desserts and conversation around one of our three fireplaces.

Evening: Introductions and an orientation to the East Valley Ranch and Road Scholar program in our cozy and comfortable living room.

Lodging: East Valley Ranch at the Frost Valley YMCA

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the pristine forests at the base of Slide Mountain, the Frost Valley YMCA features nearly 7,000 acres of meadows, ponds, cascading waterfalls, and world-renowned trout streams, creating an idyllic background. East Valley Ranch at Frost Valley is a lovely renovated home situated in a beautiful field just a few feet from the East Branch of the Neversink River. The deck, right off the dining room, looks directly over the Neversink River.

Contact info:
21 Straus Lane
Claryville, NY 12725 USA
phone: 845-985-2254
web: www.frostvalley.org

Facility amenities: East Valley Ranch offers a warm country inn atmosphere in a peaceful and secluded valley. This renovated turn-of-the-century estate features small active programs, tastefully furnished, comfortable rooms with private baths, and outstanding wellness cuisine. Marked hiking trails stretching throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve depart just a few feet from the front door of the house.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most rooms have a private bathroom, two rooms share a bathroom

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 11 - Healthy Lifestyles Discussion
Breakfast: Fireside breakfast served in the East Valley Ranch dining room. Typical morning meals consist of assorted fresh fruit, local farm raised eggs, oatmeal and cold cereals. Daily specials may include blueberry pancakes, waffles and oven omelets.

Morning: We will begin our week of reconnecting with our minds and bodies through a meditation session to get us focused on the day. After we are ready for the day we will have our morning yoga session. The morning session will focus on refreshing the basics in yoga provided by our yoga instructor.

Lunch: Lunch will consist of healthy wellness cuisine prepared to replenish your active and creative body's needs. Common lunch items may include eggplant parmesan, pasta options, chicken cutlets, and vegetarian selections. Homemade soups, complete salad bar and light deserts are provided daily.

Afternoon: Our first full afternoon together will first be spent talking with our massage instructor whom will go through the basics of pressure points and therapeutic massages. This session will be followed by our later afternoon yoga session.

Dinner: After a session of yoga, dinner will be ready. Dinners may include salmon steaks, tofu milano, or other tasteful choices. Side dishes may consist of garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, tortellini, or sautéed fresh vegetables. Enjoy coffee, homemade desserts and conversation around one of our three fireplaces.

Evening: We will visit a local artist and learn more about their craft.

Lodging: East Valley Ranch at the Frost Valley YMCA

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the pristine forests at the base of Slide Mountain, the Frost Valley YMCA features nearly 7,000 acres of meadows, ponds, cascading waterfalls, and world-renowned trout streams, creating an idyllic background. East Valley Ranch at Frost Valley is a lovely renovated home situated in a beautiful field just a few feet from the East Branch of the Neversink River. The deck, right off the dining room, looks directly over the Neversink River.

Contact info:
21 Straus Lane
Claryville, NY 12725 USA
phone: 845-985-2254
web: www.frostvalley.org

Facility amenities: East Valley Ranch offers a warm country inn atmosphere in a peaceful and secluded valley. This renovated turn-of-the-century estate features small active programs, tastefully furnished, comfortable rooms with private baths, and outstanding wellness cuisine. Marked hiking trails stretching throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve depart just a few feet from the front door of the house.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most rooms have a private bathroom, two rooms share a bathroom

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 12 -
Breakfast: Fireside breakfast served in the East Valley Ranch dining room. Typical morning meals consist of assorted fresh fruit, local farm raised eggs, oatmeal and cold cereals. Daily specials may include blueberry pancakes, waffles and oven omelets.

Morning: Today we will take a snow shoe hike around the East Valley Ranch trails, admiring the beautiful snow-covered landscape. This will also be a time for guests to schedule their massage.

Lunch: Lunch at East Valley Ranch. Lunch will consist of healthy wellness cuisine prepared to replenish your active and creative body's needs. Common lunch items may include eggplant parmesan, pasta options, chicken cutlets, and vegetarian selections. Homemade soups, complete salad bar and light deserts are provided daily.

Afternoon: Our day will be continued with meditation classes.

Dinner: After a session of yoga, dinner will be ready. Dinners may include salmon steaks, tofu milano, or other tasteful choices. Side dishes may consist of garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, tortellini, or sautéed fresh vegetables. Enjoy coffee, homemade desserts and conversation around one of our three fireplaces.

Evening: This evening we will have a presentation of the history of the area from a staff member.

Lodging: East Valley Ranch at the Frost Valley YMCA

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the pristine forests at the base of Slide Mountain, the Frost Valley YMCA features nearly 7,000 acres of meadows, ponds, cascading waterfalls, and world-renowned trout streams, creating an idyllic background. East Valley Ranch at Frost Valley is a lovely renovated home situated in a beautiful field just a few feet from the East Branch of the Neversink River. The deck, right off the dining room, looks directly over the Neversink River.

Contact info:
21 Straus Lane
Claryville, NY 12725 USA
phone: 845-985-2254
web: www.frostvalley.org

Facility amenities: East Valley Ranch offers a warm country inn atmosphere in a peaceful and secluded valley. This renovated turn-of-the-century estate features small active programs, tastefully furnished, comfortable rooms with private baths, and outstanding wellness cuisine. Marked hiking trails stretching throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve depart just a few feet from the front door of the house.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most rooms have a private bathroom, two rooms share a bathroom

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 13 -
Breakfast: Fireside breakfast served in Straus Center dining room. Typical morning meals consist of assorted fresh fruit, local farm raised eggs, oatmeal and cold cereals. Daily specials may include blueberry pancakes, waffles and oven omelets.

Morning: We will travel to main camp and snow shoe around Lake Cole to experience the views. The hike will pause to admire High Falls before returning to our starting point.

Lunch: Lunch at main camp. Before leaving East Valley Ranch we will create our own lunches from a selection of meats, cheeses and other healthy choices. Upon arrival at main camp we will also have access to soup, tea, coffee and fruit juices.

Afternoon: We will tour Julius Forstmann's Summer home. Forstmann, who founded Forstmann woollens, was a character of the Catskills and his house reflects this.

Dinner: After a session of yoga, dinner will be ready. Dinners may include salmon steaks, tofu milano, or other tasteful choices. Side dishes may consist of garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, tortellini, or sautéed fresh vegetables. Enjoy coffee, homemade desserts and conversation around one of our three fireplaces.

Evening: Tonight we will be joined by one of our fabulous volunteers for songs and poetry.

Lodging: East Valley Ranch at the Frost Valley YMCA

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Located in the pristine forests at the base of Slide Mountain, the Frost Valley YMCA features nearly 7,000 acres of meadows, ponds, cascading waterfalls, and world-renowned trout streams, creating an idyllic background. East Valley Ranch at Frost Valley is a lovely renovated home situated in a beautiful field just a few feet from the East Branch of the Neversink River. The deck, right off the dining room, looks directly over the Neversink River.

Contact info:
21 Straus Lane
Claryville, NY 12725 USA
phone: 845-985-2254
web: www.frostvalley.org

Facility amenities: East Valley Ranch offers a warm country inn atmosphere in a peaceful and secluded valley. This renovated turn-of-the-century estate features small active programs, tastefully furnished, comfortable rooms with private baths, and outstanding wellness cuisine. Marked hiking trails stretching throughout the Catskill Forest Preserve depart just a few feet from the front door of the house.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Most rooms have a private bathroom, two rooms share a bathroom

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 14 -
Breakfast: Fireside breakfast served in dining room. Typical morning meals consist of assorted fresh fruit, local farm raised eggs, oatmeal and cold cereals. Daily specials may include blueberry pancakes, waffles and oven omelets.

Morning: Our final full day will be spent focusing on healthy living a refreshing snowshoe hike on property. This will also be a time when guests can sign up for massages.

Lunch: Lunch will consist of healthy wellness cuisine prepared to replenish your active and creative body's needs. Common lunch items may include eggplant parmesan, pasta options, chicken cutlets, and vegetarian selections. Homemade soups, complete salad bar and light deserts are provided daily.

Afternoon: The day will continue with optional massages if you are signed up. During this time will also be a class on facials that can be made from ingredients found around the home kitchen.

Dinner: Conclude the day's travel with warm welcome to East Valley Ranch and a delicious selection of wholesome entrees. Dinners may include salmon steaks, tofu milano, or other tasteful choices. Side dishes may consist of garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, tortellini, or sautéed fresh vegetables. Enjoy coffee, homemade desserts and conversation around one of our three fireplaces.

Evening: We will have a special slide show presentation and socializing time this evening.

Lodging: East Valley Ranch at the Frost Valley YMCA

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 15 -
Breakfast: Fireside breakfast served in the dining room. Typical morning meals consist of assorted fresh fruit, local farm raised eggs, oatmeal and cold cereals. Daily specials may include blueberry pancakes, waffles and oven omelets.

Morning: We will have a yoga session before breakfast, followed by a meditation session after breakfast as well as an overview of pressure points and massage. There will also be some free time built in to explore around East Valley Ranch one last time.

Lunch: We will have lunch at East Valley Ranch together around noon. Guests will be provided with a diverse variety of food selections to assemble their own picnic lunch, as we provide complete travelling flexiblity. Sandwich items may include deli meats, tuna, chicken salad and a choice of assorted cheeses. Fresh breads, fruits, granola and cookies are also provided. Lunch will be followed by "goodbyes" and check-out for departure by 2PM.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Claryville, NY
Catskill Guide
For additional information, visit: www.catskillguide.com
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce(845) 292-8500
For additional information, visit: www.catskills.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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