June 20th–23rd, 2024

Summer Soulstice Yoga Retreat

Immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Gatherwild Ranch, where we will embark on a path of renewal, strength, and deep learning as the solstice begins.

June 2024

Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat

Immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Gatherwild Ranch, where we will embark on a path of renewal, strength, and deep learning as the solstice begins.

Welcome to The Art of Aging Mindfully’s transformative 2024 Summer Soulstice Yoga Retreat. This yoga and mindfulness intensive is a four-day journey from Thursday, June 20th to Sunday, June 23rd. The retreat is designed to align your practice with the energizing power of the summer solstice.

Participants will be treated to two daily practices, each tailored to foster personal growth, awareness, and resilience in your personal yoga journey. Our mornings will begin with a dynamic, vinyasa-based session designed to invigorate the body and awaken the spirit with purpose. As the day unfolds, we will transition to an evening practice focused on “basics,” where attention to fundamentals will refine your form, technique, and understanding of yoga’s foundational principles. This balanced approach ensures a comprehensive exploration of practice, from energetic flows to the meticulous honing of poses, offering an opportunity to deepen your practice in a holistic manner.

Overview

This retreat is not just an escape but an intensive immersion meant to inspire and challenge. It is crafted for those eager to deepen their understanding and elevate their practice, ensuring that new learnings are not only embraced during our time together but also integrated sustainably into your ongoing yoga routine.

The retreat is scheduled to commence with our first yoga practice on Thursday at 4pm, harmonizing our movements and intentions with the summer solstice’s onset at 4:50pm EST. This symbolic alignment sets the stage for a weekend of profound connection with nature, the cosmos, and the inner self.

June 20th-June 23rd at Gatherwild Ranch in Germantown, NY.

Program and Schedule

Please note all times listed are in eastern daylight time (EDT).

Thursday, June 20, 2024

1:00–3:00 PM

Arrive at Gatherwild Ranch and settle in

4:00–5:15 PM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice

6:00 PM

Dinner

9:00 PM

Sanskrit mantras around the fire

Friday, June 21, 2024

8:00–9:30 AM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice

9:45 AM

Coffee, tea, light breakfast

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

All levels waterfall hike in the Catskill Mountains (Kaaterskill Falls)

5:00 PM

Yoga Basics — Chaturanga and Core Strength Workshop

7:00 PM

Dinner

9:00 PM

Mantras by the fire

Saturday, June 22, 2024

8:00–9:30 AM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice at the Jai Yoga Shala

9:45 AM

Coffee, tea, light breakfast

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

All levels hike in nature (Poet’s walk)

5:00 PM

Yoga Basics — Standing Balances and Backbends

7:00 PM

Dinner

9:00 PM

Mantras by the fire

Sunday, June 23, 2024

8:00–9:30 AM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice

9:45 AM

Coffee, tea, light breakfast

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Closing meditation and departure

Thursday, June 20, 2024

1:00–3:00 PM

Arrive at Gatherwild Ranch and settle in

4:00–5:15 PM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice

6:00 PM

Dinner

9:00 PM

Sanskrit mantras around the fire

Friday, June 21, 2024

8:00–9:30 AM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice

9:45 AM

Coffee, tea, light breakfast

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

All levels waterfall hike in the Catskill Mountains (Kaaterskill Falls)

5:00 PM

Yoga Basics — Chaturanga and Core Strength Workshop

7:00 PM

Dinner

9:00 PM

Mantras by the fire

Saturday, June 22, 2024

8:00–9:30 AM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice at the Jai Yoga Shala

9:45 AM

Coffee, tea, light breakfast

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

All levels hike in nature (Poet’s walk)

5:00 PM

Yoga Basics — Standing Balances and Backbends

7:00 PM

Dinner

9:00 PM

Mantras by the fire

Sunday, June 23, 2024

8:00–9:30 AM

All levels Vinyasa Krama Yoga Practice

9:45 AM

Coffee, tea, light breakfast

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Closing meditation and departure

Location and Accommodations

The 2024 Summer Soulstice Retreat will be held at Gatherwild Ranch (331 Roundtop Rd, Germantown, N.Y. 12526) in the lush and green Hudson Valley of New York, two hours by car or train, from NYC. Gatherwild is a place to experience the beauty of the natural world. It is constantly evolving and invites each visitor to participate in the artful array of nature complemented with the comforts of home. It is the perfect place for the yogi to enjoy warm days and crisp nights under the stars, around a fire, while nature sings her song.

Food

Delicious and artfully plated vegetarian meals, sourced with fresh local ingredients, will be prepared by Chef Paco Rodriguez.

Meet Jai

Jai Sugrim is a yoga teacher and longevity expert with a 29-year teaching career that intertwines physical, mental, and spiritual practices. Jai takes a synergistic approach to yoga and healthy aging. He shares practices that harmonize the power of science, physical exercise, spirituality, technological integration, and positive lifestyle choices towards leading a fulfilling second half.

Jai’s career includes his journey working with the New York Yankees, leading them to a World Series Championship in 2000 against the Mets, where he earned a World Series Championship Ring for his contributions to the team’s success.

Jai’s mission is to foster coherence among diverse peoples. His deep-rooted belief is that, even amidst the rapid technological progression, human consciousness and mindfulness practices, can remain central to our experience.

He is now rooted in Germantown, New York where he directs the yoga programming and teaches at The Jai Yoga Shala.

Jai inspires individuals to cultivate mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and physical wellness by teaching daily practice.

Registration and Pricing

Fee: $1,495 per person

This fee includes meals, lodging and yoga practices.

Whether you are looking to strengthen your physical practice, enrich your spiritual connection, or simply celebrate the solstice in a community of like-minded individuals, this retreat offers the space, guidance, and environment to achieve just that!

Join yogi Jai Sugrim and The Art of Aging Mindfully Community for this solstice celebration, where the journey of the sun mirrors our path of internal growth and enlightenment. Let’s embrace the light of the longest day and carry its brilliance within us, illuminating our practice and our lives with renewed purpose and joy.

Day Pass

Fee: $795 per person

You are welcome to join the Summer Soulstice Retreat and participate fully in all classes, activities and socials, but find your own lodging. Meals are included with your day rate fee. This is a perfect option for Hudson Valley Locals who prefer to sleep at home, or those wishing to rent a private air bnb, while still having access to the retreat.

Join Jai for an immersive and inspirational weekend. Register here.

Directions and Transportation to Gatherwild in Germantown N.Y. 

Public Transportation:

The Amtrak train line from NYC goes to Rhinecliff Station in Rhinebeck. This train stop is a 18 minute drive to Gatherwild

The Metro North train goes to Poughkeepsie station which is a 40 minute drive to Gatherwild.

What would I need to bring?

  • Head lamp or flashlight

  • Water bottle

  • Hiking boots

  • Sunglasses

  • Toiletries

  • Bug Spray

  • One bath towel