Mindfulness Adventure Retreat - Movement-Rx

Mindfulness Adventure Retreat

"This was the Missing Ingredient in my Personal Journey."

Join us from May 18-21, 2023 in Upstate New York and make YOUR personal journey more fulfilling.

SEMI-EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Save $200 if you register by EOD March 17th.

Prepare yourself for a mindful self-exploration retreat

Do you find yourself continually spiraling into negative thought patterns?

Or maybe you feel like you are stuck inside the manipulative media algorithms?

Does it feel impossible for you to find peace amidst all this chaos?


Your time is precious.

Learn how to take back control.

Join Dr. Theresa Larson - the founder of Movement Rx - along with Will Schneider and Jon Macaskill, the hosts of the Men Talking Mindfulness Podcast, as we escape all this chaos and enjoy a long weekend in scenic Upstate New York.

We are tired of all the noise too, so we designed this mindfulness retreat so you can start to rewrite your story and cultivate the joy you’ve been missing.

Over these four days, you will learn what you are capable of as we explore through our community experience various methods of mindfulness, movement, and just plain-old fun.

By Sunday you’ll leave feeling renewed, invigorated, and equipped with new tools to tackle life’s challenges head-on!

And after these incredibly insightful four days, we won’t leave you stranded with all this enthusiasm and new knowledge. To keep your mindful flow growing, included in this retreat is a Four-Week Post Retreat Integration Program (more info below). We will all meet virtually for the following four weeks and double-down on the tools you’ve learned and work to weave these practices and insights into your daily life.

Are you ready?

All you need to do is sign up.

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Still on the fence?

Check out these testimonials from our past retreats!

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These three amazing individuals absolutely practice what they preach. It was amazing to spend a few days with them and learn so many tools that I can take away to better live my life, better treat people around me with more loving-kindness. I’d also like to say that their commitment to all of us who attended the retreat, they are all knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. They were extremely supportive and just, it was a joy to be around them and all the other folks that were here. For all those of you out in the MTM family, I highly recommend this for you, your family, family members. It was a worthwhile experience and I’ll absolutely be back. Thank you to Jon, Will and Dr. T for giving me some new tools in my toolbox to go out and be a better me.

David

Fall Retreat 2022

Whether your issues that you’re dealing with, whether they’re seen or they’re unseen, this is a space that will help you work, and that’s regardless of your background or your experiences. Over the last little bit, I’ve been consuming the material by Theresa, Jon, and Will, rather passively. I’ve seen a lot of results, both to myself at my house and in the workspace. And I really needed to decide if it really was mindfulness, movement, and meditation, or just something else which was causing this tremendous growth. And now I can tell you, without a doubt, that the mindful-movement experience has been the missing ingredient, or the secret sauce, to my own personal journey.

Geoff

Fall Retreat 2022

This experience has exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. I’ve worked with Jon and Will and Dr. T remotely, doing a lot of the same mindfulness-movement type stuff on a remote basis, and being here, in person, with these three experts, and the group of people participating in this retreat, has been absolutely phenomenal. The rest of attendees are all from different walks of life and they all bring their own experiences into this cohort and it’s fun to see everybody learning something, and it’s fun to see what people bring to a retreat like this and what they take out of a retreat like this. So if you get a chance to come and participate in something like this in person, I can’t recommend it enough.

Michelle

Fall Retreat 2022

It’s really easy to turn this into foo-foo and call it tree-huggers and hippie stuff, and it’s not. It’s definitely not. I did 30 years in the military, I know what tough looks like. This was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Injuries aside, it’s all about the mind and the soul. And we can go get pills, we can go get titanium legs, whatever, but nobody’s working on the soul. These folks, they open it up. It’s a first step. Don’t come here thinking it’s all going to change overnight. It won’t. You have to deprogram, there’s a lot of issues, but if you dedicate the time and the energy, it’ll positively change your life and those you love. Jon and Will and Theresa, I can’t tell you how much this meant to me.

Steve

Fall Retreat 2022

Is this the right retreat for me?

If you've ever wanted to do any of these things, you're in the right place!

Develop

emotional mastery.

Explore

your mobility. Identify and solve any nagging physical limitations.

Transform

through the playfulness of community.

Embrace

who you are capable of becoming.

Expose the stories you tell yourself.

Explore what you are capable of.

Become kinder to yourself, and to those around you.


Your Daily Schedule*

Morning

  • Yoga and Breathwork with Will
  • Mindfulness with Jon
  • Group Breakfast

Late Morning/Afternoon

  • Group Activities
  • Group Lunch
  • Movement with Dr T.
  • Mindfulness with Jon

Evening

  • Group Dinner
  • Chill Time

*Subject to change

How We'll Work Together

Yoga & Breathwork

Find flexibility and strength in your mind and body through daily yoga and breathing practices with Will.

Mindfulness

Learn how mindfulness can change your life during your meditation and mindfulness sessions with Jon.

Functional Mobility

Explore what it means to move and feel better in your body. Find stability, mobility, and strength with Dr. T.

Community

Create a new system of support and accountability when you connect with others on the same journey.

Get to Know Your Guides

Dr. Theresa Larson

DPT and Strength Coach

Jon Macaskill

Co-Host of Men Talking Mindfulness

Will Schneider

Co-Host of Men Talking Mindfulness

Dr. Theresa Larson

DPT, CSCS, SFMA

Dr. Theresa Larson (aka “Dr. T”) has become one of the healthcare and fitness world’s most sought after experts on movement health. Dr. Larson earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego, CA. and founded Movement Rx with her husband in 2013 in order to break free from the limitations that traditional physical therapy puts on practitioners and patients. The result was a company where skilled practitioners can authentically treat patients with the time, care, and movement education they deserve.

  •  Doctor of Physical Therapy
  •  CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  •  CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
  •  CrossFit Movement & Mobility Seminar Instructor
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Jon Macaskill

Jon is a Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He’s a Naval Academy graduate and has his masters in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School. Jon has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, off the coast of Somalia, and in Panama.

Jon brings mindfulness and meditation to high-performing teams to aid in dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression all while increasing focus, creativity, and productivity.

Since ending his 24-year military career in June 2020, Jon is now dedicated to spreading the practices of meditation and mindfulness to help others live happier and more fulfilling lives.

Will Schneider

I am excited to teach you how to develop self-mastery. From teaching and practicing for the last 19 years, It’s a joy to work with long-time practitioners and students that have never tried these practices before or have only dabbled.

Stripping away all the fancy words and esoteric language has helped all my students embody these practices in a meaningful and sustainable way. This unique approach has placed me as one of the most sought-after teachers in all of New York City (ClassPass 2017) and beyond.

Let’s find out what you can become by working with these life-changing practices.

Where We Are Staying

Won Dharma Center | Claverack, NY

Won Dharma Center

Located in a rural setting near NYC and Boston, the Won Dharma Center sits on 426 acres in Claverack in upstate New York. This magical place overlooks the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains and is surrounded by wooded foothills with a nearby brook. This serene natural setting is perfect for contemplation, rest, and renewal.

Unplug

WDC is a magical place! There is a natural sense of peace and serenity as soon as you step onto this property. With over seven miles of hiking and walking trails on 400 acres of nature, the WDC provides the perfect opportunity for you to unplug from all the hyperconnected digital chaos and allows you to rediscover your peaceful nature within.

Spring in Upstate NY

Emerson says, “Adapt to the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”

We deliberately chose this place at this time of year so you can attune to all the blossoming beauty that is springtime in upstate New York.

Simplicity & Comfort

The WDC award-winning architecture naturally keeps life simple so you can relax and stay focused on what brought you here. There are several restrooms and showers on each floor to accommodate all the rooms. Learn more about the room options within the checkout page.

The Meditation Hall

With its deep Buddhist tradition and peaceful vibes, the Won Meditation Hall is where we will explore our mindfulness teachings and bring these practices to life. With agreeable weather, we also plan to practice outside with nature.

All Inclusive Retreat Weekend

Starting at $2499 $2299!

Semi-Early Bird Special
$200 off regular pricing until EOD March 17!


Includes:

Single, Double, and Camping options available
Transport from/to the airport*
Three nights stay at the Won Dharma Center
Three daily meals
Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and movement training
Select group activities
Four Week Post Retreat Virtual Mindfulness Integration Program
and so much more!

*Does not include flights.
Please see the details below for information regarding how to get to the center.

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About the Post-Retreat Virtual Integration Program

Each week will be led by one or more of the Teachers (Jon, Theresa and/or Will).

During these four weeks, as a group, we will take a deeper dive into each of the four modalities we explored during the retreat.

Jon will cover and lead mindfulness. Dr. Theresa Functional Mobility, Will Energetics (this includes - breathwork, meditation, and yoga), and the fourth week will be declarations or your “what’s next.”

What will make this integration successful is each of you will already have an assigned “buddy” (an accountability partner) from the retreat with who you will follow through into the integration course.

This accountability will create a powerful support system that will help you dig deeper - especially when you don’t want to - and each of you will hold each other responsible for the required weekly practices.

Week One begins the week of May 29th. Each of these virtual sessions is one hour and will be recorded so if you miss one you can go back and watch.

This Integration part of the retreat is NOT required although if you want to get the most out of your precious time and efforts on the retreat we HIGHLY recommend that you follow through and complete this retreat in its entirety.

Travel Options to the Won Dharma Center

By Plane - Fly into the Albany (ALB) Airport. Our staff will provide you with ground transportation from the airport.

By Train - From NYC use either Amtrak or Metro-North to arrive in Hudson, NY. From there we can provide you with ground transportation.

By Car - There are a number of ways to arrive by vehicle. The Won Dharma Center is located at:

361 NY-23
Claverack, NY 12513

You can find the Google Maps Directions here.

IMPORTANT: We are asking everyone to arrive at the Won Dharma Center no later than 4 pm ET on Thursday, May 18th. Programing ends 11 am ET on Sunday, May 21st. Please book your travel accordingly. Thank you!

FAQs

Can I bring my kids?

We ask that all participants are 18 years of age and older. Sorry, no exceptions.

What should I bring?

  • Clothes for Yoga and Movement practices should be comfortable and easy to move in.
  • Be prepared for a hike! Appropriate shoes, hat, water bottle, and anything else you might need.
  • Bring a sweater or jacket for colder nights!

What will the weather be like?

Expect highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s.

I've never practiced yoga/meditation/mindfulness!

No worries! This experience is open to everyone - beginners and longtime practitioners alike. We will be working on building strong foundations for these practices. There is something everyone can benefit from, whether they’ve never practiced before or have been practicing for 20 years!

What will the food be like?

Before we arrive we will be reaching out to gather information from each one of the participants, including their dietary restrictions. We will communicate these restrictions to the on-site chef prior to our stay. Expect delicious, homemade, vegetarian nutritious meals. Meat options are available at a minimal increased cost. You can select this meat option on the checkout page when you sign up.

Will there be wifi/cell service?

While there will be wifi access, cell phone service is limited. Additionally, we encourage you to consider “digitally detoxing” while you are with us.

What happens if I need to cancel or change plans?

  1. If Participant wishes to cancel their participation in the Retreat, they must notify Instructor immediately by writing to wellness@movement-rx.com. The cancellation shall take effect on the day Instructor receives the required email from Participant.
  2. If proper cancellation notice is received by Instructor more than 30 days prior to the start of the Retreat, 100% of any payments made by Participant will be refunded to Participant.
  3. If proper cancellation notice is received by Instructor 30 days or less prior to the start of the Retreat, there shall be no refund, unless Instructor can fill the Participant’s vacated spot with another Participant.
  4. There shall be no refund if Participant attends the Retreat, but leaves early, for any reason, including for reasons related to COVID-19.
  5. Any refunds due to Participant according to this Agreement will be made in USD by crediting the payment method used. Such refunds will be made within 30 days of receiving proper cancellation notice.

For more information, please see the Terms & Conditions.

Is this only for men?

Nope! This retreat is for everyone.

I have a different question.

Great! Reach out to Will at and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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