@ The Esopus Bend Getaway.

Step out of your comfort zone and daily routine, into the 3 day adventure of a personalized fitness program, freshly prepared healthy meals, suited to your personal diet, mindfulness practice, and more!

Fitness classes are designed especially to meet your needs and goals, drawn from the disciplines of yoga, pilates, tai chi, qi gong, dance/movement/stretch and strength, Zumba, nature attunements, and guided meditations.

Optional and seasonal activities include guided kayaking and canoeing, and outings into the local villages of Woodstock, Saugerties, and the legendary Catskill Mountains.

Private, for you alone.  Or bring your partner or friend at a super discounted rate.

LODGING:  (2nd floor.  12 step stairway.) Visit http://www.celestegravesfitness.com/getaway.htm for more information.

The healing “Green” Living/Sleeping Studio.  Fully furnished to accommodate 1 or 2 people with a fold out futon/sofa and 1 twin bed. 

Charming Kitchen.  Newly renovated, fully equipped eat in kitchen, opening out to a small deck and private entrance.

A short hallway leads to your private bathroom with sparkling clean round shower, toilet and sink.

The elegant fitness studio is located in the former carriage house, just a few paces behind the main house.  With its breathtaking view of the Esopus Creek, you can be assured of the most pleasurable work outs.  Individually designed sessions in yoga, tai chi, Pilates, qi gong, Zumba, stretch & strength, and other movement and fitness modalities, including meditations and mindful breathing, are central to your wholistic fitness experience.

Massage Therapy is also available.


In addition to being conveniently located right in the village of Saugerties, the modest building and lovely studio sit dramatically on the banks of the Catskills' long and winding Esopus Creek.  Across the water is The Esopus Bend Preserve, and just a quick kayak or canoe ride will set you on one of the beckoning foot paths for a gentle morning or afternoon trek. The trails are beautifully maintained by the Esopus Bend Conservancy staff of volunteers and  professionals .


11 – 12   check in and register
12:30 – 1:30   lunch
2 – 3  fitness class
3 – 3:30  break
3:30 – 5   fitness class
5 – 6  relaxation, free time
6 – 7  mindful meal
7:30 – 9   personal health focus and discussion/meditation


7 – 8  fitness walk
8 – 9  breakfast
9:30 – 11  fitness class
11 - 12:30  free time, relaxation
12:30 – 1:30  lunch
2 – 3  fitness class
3 – 3:30  break
3:30 – 5  fitness class
5 – 6  relaxation, walk, free time
6 – 7  mindful meal
7:30 – 9  personal health focus and discussion/meditation


7 – 8  fitness walk
8 – 9   breakfast
9:30 – 11  fitness class
11 – 12:30  free time, catch up, as needed
12:30 – 1:30  lunch
2 – 4  “taking it home” integration 

The rigor of the above schedule can be mitigated as desired, with relaxed outings to Woodstock, Catskill Mountains, Saugerties Lighthouse, etc.

Celeste Graves-Hoyal, MA, CYTh, originator and facilitator of the 3 Day Wholistic Health Encounter, is happy to speak with you regarding your interest in this experience.  Together you can determine if it is right for you.

Celeste has been in the health and fitness field for over three decades.  Receiving a masters degree in dance therapy from New York University, she has worked with all ages and many different groups of people using dance and movement for health

– in its many and varied aspects. 

Adding the multidimensional benefits of yoga and yoga therapy, (Celeste is triple certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapeutics), Pilates, t'ai chi, and qi gong to her knowledge of movement arts skills for health was following the natural course of her life's journey and passion.  Everyone she works with receives benefits from and is enriched by all of these teachings and disciplines.

Her interest in good food, eating with mindfulness, and in the healing energy of nature, round out her wholistic approach to health and well being. Currently being offered in this  personalized 3 Day Encounter, it might just be your next step on the path of living a healthier, happier life.  2 Day Encounters can also be arranged.

The cost for the 3 Day: One person, $825 (plus tax)
Second person: $425 (plus tax)

Includes 3 days of classes, outings, meals, instruction, consultations, two nights in the apartment, and personalized take-home support materials.

Contact Celeste to find out more!  

(845) 810 2742      cghmoves@hvc.rr.com

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