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Retreat to Orenda with Honor Yoga

Join Us in the Catskills for a weekend of Yoga with your Honor Yoga Pennington Community.

November 14th – 17th, Thursday – Sunday with Carolyn Chaiko, Mare Schaffer, and Amy Tazza in the Catskills

Check back soon for details on our Spring Renewal Retreat from May 14th – 17th!

Fall Splendor Mountain Retreat

Join us for a beautiful weekend at Orenda our Retreat home in the Catskills. Get away from the everyday and enjoy conversations with like minded souls around the family dinner table, the camp fire, or in the hot tub, eat delicious meals prepared daily by our private chef, Sam, hike with us through the breathtaking vibrant mountains, immerse yourself in lots of lovely yoga classes with Carolyn and Amy and a special luxurious Restore workshop with Carolyn. You may also indulge in wonderful on site, body and energy work treatments by the amazing Stephanie Moore.
We head out Nov 14th and return on the 17th. Come along and grab some self care time before the start of the holiday season.

Included in Your Retreat

  • Accommodations for 3 nights and 4 days at the Orenda Retreats Center.
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Guided Yoga Hikes in the Mountains
  • Group activities
  • Food prepared daily by a professional chef.
  • Add-ons available to deepen your experience including massage services.
  • And much, much more!

Accommodations and Options

Room Rates: price includes everything except body/energy work sessions.

Chief Yogini Suite – 2nd floor, (view of the Catskill mountains) queen bed, private bath, single occupancy $1500 single occupancy $2100 for Double
Mia’s Room – 2nd floor (with views of Catskill Mountains), queen bed and shared bath, single occupancy $1300 for Single, $1800 for Double
Adison’s – 2nd floor, queen bed, shared bath, single occupancy $1100 for single, $1450 double
Ribsam’s – 2nd floor, queen bed with private deck and shared bath Ribsam’s Room single occupancy $1100, $1450 for Double
Laura’s Loft – 2nd floor double occupancy loft with two twin beds, shared bath Double occupancy, $800 per bed
Nunzia’s Room– 1st floor double occupancy with twin beds and shared bath, Double Occupancy, $800 per bed
Tanner’s Room – ground floor double occupancy with twin bed, shared bath, Double Occupancy, $800 per bed
Ida’ room -ground floor, with shared bath, single occupancy, $1000 for single occupancy, $1300 for Double
Caponi Bunk room– 2nd floor, sleeps 7 with twin beds, shared bath and sauna, $700 per twin bed (7)
Cottage (whole, sleeps up to 6 includes living room, kitchen and two bedrooms plus porch) $3000
Cottage Patricia’s room – 2nd floor with queen bed, shared bath, single occupancy $1000, double $1450 Cottage Andrea’s room – 2nd floor with shared bath- single occupancy, Double Occupancy, $800 each bed
Cottage pullout couch – $500

What Past Attendees are Saying!

Orenda is a beautiful space with breathtaking views of the mountains, but it is the people that made the retreat so memorable. After practicing a Honor Pennington for nearly 5 years, I came away from the retreat with a renewed and deepened sense of family and connection. The retreat provided a respite from the everyday, and the chance to share time and break bread with so many open-hearted people. I left feeling peaceful and refreshed.

- Brenda C

We had an amazing 4 days at the Honor Yoga Retreat. The setting was beautiful, the retreat house was incredible and comfortable. The company was fun and the Honor Yoga staff couldn't be better. Thank you for a revitalizing and stimulating time.

-Peter M

Thank you Mare and Pennington Honor Yoga for offering such a beautiful gateway for like-minded souls to convene and share away from all the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. The Yoga Retreat at Orenda provided just the restorative respite and human connection that my spirit craved. The food was delicious and nourishing and eating family style with good ``old-fashioned`` conversation was nourishing as well. Christine and Charity, our Yoga teachers, led us in such meaningful classes with the Catskill mountains as a backdrop and we all enjoyed David the massage fairy who would drop in at the end of class and surprise us :). Good feelings abounded and I took away such nuggets to carry me until the next retreat. Much gratitude.

- Sheila T

Meet Your Hosts

About Carolyn

Carolyn Chaiko began her yoga journey with Restorative Yoga many years ago. Carolyn was able to find an oasis of peace, stillness, calm, and healing through Restorative Yoga. Although she has since expanded her personal yoga practice to include a variety of yoga styles, Restorative will always remain Carolyn’s first yoga love.

Profoundly impressed with the positive healing benefits yoga brought to her own life, Carolyn was inspired to share this practice. She is a proud graduate of Honor Yoga’s 200 hour teacher training. She completed Restorative Yoga advanced trainings with Gisele Mogan.

Carolyn’s classes provide her restorative students with body alignment guidance, thoughtful modifications, breath awareness, as well as a calming environment.
Carolyn is a practicing Usui Reiki Master and Reiki Master Teacher, providing Reiki trainings and attunements. Carolyn is certified in Restorative and Gentle Yoga as well as Thai Massage.

About Amy

Amy Tazza has been practicing yoga since 2005. She knew yoga was her passion from her first class, and in 2015, she decided to continue her yoga journey by becoming a certified 200 hr RYT. She is trained in core strength Vinyasa style yoga under Julia Roucco of Honor Yoga Pennington. She is known for her vibrant laugh, bubbly personality, and compassionate heart which shine through in her teaching style. Her goal for each and every class is to empower her students to reach their goals both on and off the yoga mat. She believes that yoga is all about balance, not only having balance within the physical practice, but using yoga as tool to balance the mind, body and spirit.
Amy is a Level III Reiki Master which she incorporates into both her teaching and daily life. She regularly holds Reiki circles at Honor Yoga Pennington.

About Gioia

“Embrace the Wobble!” “Smile!”
If you have been in Gioia’s class you have heard this before.
She believes that no matter what your age, conditioning, injuries, or limitations you can still enjoy the benefit, peace and joy that movement through yoga has to offer.
Gioia Fumo has been inspiring others to move in a mindful way for decades, way back to the days of thongs and leg warmers.
Gioia found peace, strength and balance on her mat from a regular yoga practice at a time of personal turmoil and change in her life. Yoga beacame the perfect compliment to her work in fitness as a Pilates and group fitness instructor.
She loved being a student once again, but it took the encouragement of the loving yogis around her to continue her journey to become a yoga teacher. She brings her years of experience and diverse training to her teaching.
While Gioia teaches all types of yoga she specializes in Chair, Gentle and Therapeutics as it is her calling to make yoga accessible to all.
“It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold what matters is that you are flowering.” – Osho

About Mare

Mare is studio manager and co-owner of Honor Yoga Pennington. She began her yoga journey 9 years ago when she took her first class. It was love at first asana and has been her passion ever since! In 2013 Mare was challenged by four large losses in her life and credited yoga for getting her through it. ” I, having experienced first hand what an amazing healing property yoga provides, wanted to be able to share that healing with others,” says Mare. As a single mother of three young girls, Mare decided to combine her passion of yoga and her over 20 years of experience as a manager into a new career. She became a RYT with Honor Yoga’s teacher training program in Spring of 2015 and was made manager of the studio shortly after graduating. Honor Yoga is a beginner friendly studio whose focus is to make yoga accessible to everyone. “We have all types of classes from Chair yoga, Restorative and Roots to Flow, Calm and Strong and Power!” “So, whether you are an experienced yogi or taking your very first class, we will help you find the perfect fit for You!” adds Mare.
“I adore my Honor Yoga Pennington community!” “I happily provide them with a loving and nurturing environment where they feel safe!” “I love my job and look forward to going to work each day!!”

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