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Summer Loving (-kindness) and Self-Compassion Weekend in the Hudson Valley with Kimberly Brown and Dan Cayer


  • Sky Lake 22 Hillcrest Lane Rosendale, NY 12472 (map)

Reconnect with your body and heart at a beautiful retreat center in the Hudson Valley.

As summer ripens into its fullest moment, make time for yourself with a break upstate, NY. Join experienced teachers Kimberly Brown and Dan Cayer at beautiful Sky Lake Lodge for a restorative weekend.

In this peaceful mountaintop setting, you’ll practice sitting and walking meditation, and learn to develop kindness to your body, mind, and emotions. Dan will guide you in a unique blend of embodiment practices to transform experiences of feeling stuck and stress into openness and self-acceptance, and Kimberly will offer insight and instruction to generate kindness and compassion to yourself and others.

We will share delicious meals on the back porch, take relaxing hikes through the 22 acre forest surrounding the lodge, and visit a nearby swimming hole.

The weekend will include exploration of:

  • How to transform our experiences of stress and insecurity into openness and self-acceptance
  • How to live a more heart-involved life
  • The healing power of self-compassion through lovingkindness meditation, drawn from Kim’s long teaching experience and her study with teachers, such as Sharon Salszberg.

Drop the pressures and busyness of your everyday life, reconnect with your own well-being and inspiration, and delight in all that summer offers!  

About the instructors:

Dan Cayer is a New York City-based meditation and Alexander Technique teacher who is committed to helping others change habitual patterns, find freedom from pain, and create a sane relationship with their body. After a serious injury, Dan began studying the Alexander Technique, which helped him return to health and find meaning with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain. He has led workshops domestic and overseas, and has written about his experiences in Elephant JournalThe Good Men Project, and PainPathways magazine. He received his teaching certification from The American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City and is a trained meditation instructor. 

Kimberly Brown, Executive Director of The Interdependence Project, has been teaching meditation and retreats in New York City for six years. She practices lovingkindness meditation and integrates depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness.

Register by July 12 for the early bird rate!

To learn more and register, visit Fluid Movement