Seeds of Nourishment: August 19-21

A weekend of yoga, sound bath meditations and exquisite plant-based meals at Matagiri Sri Aurobindo retreat center located on 40 acres of wooded land in the Catskill mountains.




  • Morning yoga asana classes for All Levels, and all bodies. No yoga experience is required. (Advanced offerings will be available for the more experienced yoga students).
  • Afternoon yoga and sound healing workshops led by Lea and Katie. 
  • Evening Sound Bath and Meditations
  • Thoughtfully curated plant-based meals, teas and juices.
  • Optional group gatherings or free time to reflect and unwind in nature’s beauty.
Our workshops focus on sound, silence, stillness, and deep listening as part of our yoga practice. Breathwork, vocal toning, mantra seed syllables  for connecting, grounding, and release Introduction to instruments including metal singing bowls, crystal bowls, and other resonant instruments for personal and professional use. 





SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE (some details may change)

  • Fri August 19th

    4-6 arrival

    6:30-7:30 dinner

    8-8:45: sound meditation

    9-10 Fire Circle (or other gathering)

  • Sat August 20th

    8-9 am:Light food +tea/coffee/fresh juice available

    9-10:30: Yoga

    11-12:30 Lunch

    12:30-2:30  Sound Walk

    2:30-5:30: Light snacks/teas available

    3:30-5:30: Nada Yoga Workshop 

    6:30-7:30 Dinner

    8-9:15 Sound Bath/Restorative Yoga evening

  • Sun August 21st

    8-9 am: Light food + tea/coffee available

    9-10:30: Morning Yoga Flow

    11-12:30 Brunch

    12:30-2:30: Optional local river excursion

    2:30 Closing circle




A note from chef Lauren Tanchum:

All items on our menus are plant-based (vegan). We prepare all our meals in house, without preservatives using raw ingredients. We source all herbs from organic producers with adequate climate control factors in place. This sample menu presents an idea of what guests could expect. Final menus are  based on the availability of peak seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farms. 



Matagiri is a place of solace for seekers to rest in beauty and serenity and to make inner progress. Matagiri collaborates with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville through the distribution of books, hosting visitors and educating through workshops and cultural events.

Our retreat center land stewards Julian and Wendy and their sweet dog Radha live, teach and practice on this sacred piece of land that includes walking trails, camping spots, a sanctuary, library and shop.

Matagiri is located in Mt. Tremper, NY. 




The modern, eco-friendly main lodge, where Julian and Wendy reside, includes accommodations for 4 guests along with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, common area and screened dining porch and a large, fully equipped yoga studio.

There are 3 camping spots on site. There are also indoor accommodations in the nearby cabin. 

Main lodge/yoga studio/home to Wendy and Julian

The two double rooms in the main building are small but modern and comfy with twin beds, a/c splits and a shared bath.


The cabin is over 100 years old and a step back in time with shared bath, kitchen, dining and living area. No a/c in the cabin but fans will be provided.

You may also commute from home or secure your own Airbnb.



Every price level includes all classes, workshops, events and excursions as well as meals, snacks, coffee and fresh cold-pressed juices.


(price includes 2 nights at $30/night)

(price includes 2 nights at $60/night)
(price includes 2 nights at $75/night)

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Sign up by July 1st and automatically get 10% off at check out. Spots are limited. Early booking is encouraged. 

  • Payment

    We accept  PayPal and credit card payments via the website. If you prefer to pay in another way (Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay etc), please email Lea for information.

  • Cancellation / Covid Policy

    In the event that the retreat must be cancelled by the organizers, participants will receive a 100% refund or credit. If a participant cancels within 30 days or more prior to the event, a 75% refund will be issued. Within two weeks, a 50% refund will be issued. We cannot refund cancellations less than two weeks prior to the retreat. 

    We require proof of a negative covid home test result to attend.  Additionally, we will follow covid protocols appropriate to the situation at the time of the retreat. We will update participants as needed. Please email with any questions or concerns. If you test positive for Covid within 48 hours of the retreat, please provide proof of the test and we will fully refund you.