Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm

About the Retreat:

Daily Yoga Sessions: Enjoy revitalizing yoga sessions led by experienced instructor Jennifer Kessler. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned yogi, these sessions are designed to help you deepen your practice and find inner peace amidst the breathtaking surroundings of the Catskills.

Guided Meditations: Reconnect with yourself through guided meditation sessions, allowing you to center your mind, reduce stress, and cultivate mindfulness.

Join us for an Evening Yoga Party at PLaY Outpost, nestled in the scenic Catskills. Relax and rejuvenate amidst luxurious amenities and stunning natural beauty. Unwind in our hot tub and sauna, surrounded by mountain views, or refresh yourself in our outdoor shower. Experience revitalizing yoga sessions with breathtaking mountain backdrops. End the evening with a gourmet meal made from fresh, local ingredients, treating your taste buds to wholesome flavors.

Nature Walks: Explore the landscapes of the Catskills with guided nature walks in magical places. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, soak in the beauty of the forests, and let the tranquility of nature rejuvenate your spirit.

Healthy Meals: Nourish your body with delicious and nutritious meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Dietary restrictions and preferences will be accommodated.

Community Connection: Connect with like-minded individuals in a supportive and welcoming environment. Share stories, laughter, and meaningful conversations as you bond over your love for yoga and nature.

Accommodation: Retreat in comfort at our cozy accommodations, providing a peaceful sanctuary for rest. Or we can help you find your perfect place amongst the many wonderful Airbnb options in the Catskills.

Jennifer Kessler

About Jennifer Kessler:
Led by 15 year yoga teacher Jennifer Kessler, in partnership with Tamara Speid of The Speid Experience, the yoga weekend getaway at PLay Catskills will be an opportunity to explore basic yoga flow, meditation, breathing practices, and connect with others who are interested in understanding how to bring yoga “off the mat.” Jennifer is passionate about getting back to basics with yoga asana (physical poses) and creating flow (Vinyasa) sequences that help people to explore their potential in their bodies and minds, to undo the habits we create in our bodies, and to just feel good. A former professional French horn player turned arts executive, Jennifer has been practicing yoga since she was 15, and teaching since 2009. Yoga has been the constant in her life, and believes that everyone can discover more joy, more expansiveness, and more reflection through yoga practice. 

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Tamara Speid

About The Speid Experience:
The Speid Experience is dedicated to curating ,in partnership with Jennifer Kessler, unforgettable wellness retreats and experiences that promote self-care, personal growth, and connection with nature. With a focus on authenticity and mindful living, The Speid Experience offers transformative journeys that leave a lasting impact on participants’ lives.Curated and designed by Tamara Speid, in partnership with Jennifer Kessler. Tamara is a heart centered revolutionary who sees herself as an Experience Artist. She artfully designs moments that celebrate our inner beauty. As a certified event manager and travel curator, she channels her gifts into creating meaningful experiences that expands our sense of self. In her role as Chief Experience Artist and founder of The Speid Experience, a boutique events and lifestyle brand, Tamara leads the curation of wellness travel aimed at nurturing our innate spiritual beauty. With 20 years of experience in customer-centric roles at luxury brands like Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York, Tamara’s creativity flourishes as she blends her love for mindfulness into enchanting mystical experiences.

About PLaYcatskills.
Welcome to PlayCatskills, a serene yoga studio nestled in the Western Catskills. Practice yoga surrounded by nature’s tranquility, uplifting music, and inspiring art.

Beautiful Yoga Studio: Experience yoga in our harmonious studio with top-notch ventilation and sound systems for optimal comfort.
Nature Surroundings: Enjoy panoramic views of the Catskills mountains, fostering a deep connection with the earth during your practice.
Music and Art: Immerse yourself in creativity with curated playlists and rotating art displays.
The Outpost: Extend your retreat with our exclusive outpost featuring hot tubs, saunas, and stunning mountain vistas. Complete your day with sunset yoga, meditation, and a gourmet dinner led by Jennifer.

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Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embark on a transformative journey to nourish all five senses in the serene beauty of the Catskills mountains. We look forward to welcoming you to this unforgettable yoga getaway!

Friday – arrive, meet and greet at the yoga studio
Light bites and drinks: charcuterie, cheese, drinks


  • 9:00am arrive
  • 9:15am – 9:45am – Meditation + Pranayama (Breath Work) + Gentle Yoga Basics
  • 10:00am – 11:00am Community Yoga Flow Class
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm Brunch
  • Hike 1pm – 4pm
  • 4-5:30pm Free time (Sauna!)
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Sunset Yoga
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner
  • 7:30pm – 9pm Gathering


  • 9:00am arrive
  • 9:15am – 9:45am Meditation, Gentle Yoga and Pranayama
  • 10:00am Community Yoga Flow Class
  • 11:00am *Final intention setting together/journaling
  • 11:30am Brunch
  • 1pm – some people depart, others take another hike or add on another activity
  • Depart 

Reserve Your Spot:

We believe that yoga should be accessible for everyone. While there are certain costs involved to ensure that we can organize a beautiful experience for participants, we have built this program intentionally to make it possible for people with different financial means to participate. Please see pricing options at the link below.Space is limited, so reserve your spot today to embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation in the heart of the Catskills mountains.

*Pick up from and drop off to Arkville bus station if needed!

Tier 1: Retreat plus entire 2 bedroom airbnb $900

*Stay onsite at the beautiful AirBnB attached to the yoga studio.2 Large bedrooms with queen matresses,1 bathroom, kitchen, living area.

Tier 2:Retreat plus a private room onsite accommodation $700

*Stay onsite at the beautiful AirBnB attached to the yoga studio, in one of two private modern rooms, with shared bathroom and kitchen, living space.

Tier 3: Retreat plus shared room onsite (up to 2 people) $575

*Stay onsite at the beautiful AirBnB attached to the yoga studio, in a shared modern rooms, with shared bathroom,kitchen and living space.

Tier 4: Retreat only (staying offsite at accommodation you book separately; or for locals) $375

If cancellation takes place before July20th, any payments made will be refunded . If cancellation takes place after July 20th, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place after August 13, 100% of the price will be forfeited.

Need a payment plan? Reach out to us for arrangements.

Jennifer Kessler in partnership with The Speid Experience at PLaY!

$375.00 - $900.00

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