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Yoga Peaks

An Adirondack Retreat Featuring Yoga, Art & Philosophy

Reveal and revive mind, body and soul.

Reach new heights and peak experiences in your yoga practice while immersed in the solace and beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Beginner and advanced yogis are welcome for daily yoga meditation sessions, enriching conversation and inquiry around yoga philosophy, outdoor adventures, and expression through illustration.

Program Details


  • Seminars and classes identified with a * are eligible for CE hours through Yoga Alliance. CE
    certificates will be provided for $15. Sign-up and make payment for CE certificates on-site.
  • Please indicate your interest in kayaking on the registration form to reserve a boat for the Yoga and Nature session on Saturday afternoon.
  • Bring clothing and materials to accommodate both indoor and outdoor sessions, including yoga mats, yoga blocks, yoga strap, blanket, journal and pen. A comprehensive list will be sent to registered participants.

For more information, please email

Meet the Instructors

Anita Black, MS, MSW-LCSW, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher

Introduced to yoga and meditation in grade school, I was called to the mat manytimes beforeimmersing in the beauty and mystery of the practice almost 15 years ago. Trained throughbreathe yoga and Baron Baptiste in the Baptiste methodology, I aspire to awaken yogis to thetransformative power of yoga, discovering how sensation leads to information and inspiration,through breath and awareness. I view Restorative Yoga, rest and rejuvenation, as the "sisterpractice" to vinyasa yoga and meditation as the beautiful red thread through all yoga practice.

Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, PhD

As a philosopher at SUNY ESF's Newcomb Campus I am dedicated to supporting and facilitating rich conversations across a range of disciplines, particularly bridging the arts and humanitieswith science. My longtime study of western philosophy,combined withan abiding love of yoga,hasinspired a turn towards teaching the eastern traditions and philosophical foundations ofyoga to students and teachers of the practice. I offer close reading and discussion seminars infoundational philosophical texts whose thoughtful, conversational unfolding will enrich yourstudy and understanding of the discipline.

Frances Gaffney

I have been painting since 1974. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, I worked inNew York as a textile designer. I worked both as a free-lance artist and as a full-time print designer in a commercial studio. I have taught drawing workshops at the Wild Center in TupperLake and the Visitor’s Interpretive Centers in Paul Smiths, New York. I have also served asartist-in-residence at the Adirondack Museum and at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb.