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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

New Summer Retreats Overlooking the Hudson

The Center at Mariandale sponsors retreats and programs in spirituality, contemplative practices, social and environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, the arts, wellness of body, mind, and spirit, and more. Guests enjoy the quiet, serene environment at the center surrounded by 61 acres of nature along the Hudson River. Retreats include arts and nature-focused retreats, as well as introspective and spiritual programs.

This summer, the retreats and programs coming up in their newly refurbished center include two new offerings for adults under 45. Participants stay in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy the pool, picnics and the center’s beautiful property during the retreats.

Earth-Centered Mindfulness is a one-night retreat that explores pathways for simple living through eating, gardening, composting and buying clothes in just and ecologically friendly ways, on June 10, 2023.

The Misfits to Mystics: When Pride is a Virtue is a weekend retreat on June 23, 2023, with Jan Phillips, focusing on the reasons that marginalized people may feel shame, loneliness, and a sense of being on the outside. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the brilliance of creating a spiritual integrity from the bottom up and discover new ways to give thanks, give service and share your resilience in these challenging times,” says Program Coordinator Karen Bernard.

These retreats, and many other summer offerings coming up at Mariandale, offer guests a beautiful, natural environment in which to focus on their own spirituality or personal growth; time to paint, read, swim and relax.

Location: 299 N. Highland Ave., Ossining, NY. For more information, email [email protected] or visit