Connecting with Nature

We offer you and your loved ones to get grounded! Spend quality time connecting and creating through gardening, yoga, hiking, boating, woodworking, art making, vegetarian based community cooking.

"We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connect to nature we have lost are connection to ourselves." –Andy Goldsworthy

Gardening
Community Cooking
Bring your own bike and head out
Jackie taking in the sites
Take a hike on the Owl Trail
Relax by the fire pit on the patio
Baiting the hook on the Hudson
Hiking
John preparing the sail
SAILING

Go sailing on the Hudson River. Here at Terra Casa we offer sailing trips on a 14ft day sailer. John will guide up to 3 people on a tour of the Hudson River through the areas of Newburg and Beacon. Weather permitting. 

$50/person 

 

 

WOODWORKING WITH JOHN
WOODWORKING WITH JOHN

Together with John, you will come up with a project that will take about 2 hours. Anything you make will be created out of the amazing natural resource of wood, that is ever so present at Terra Casa. Get hands on guidance from the creative, skilled eco builder, and artist John. Projects can be completed with 1-2 people. Some ideas include: bench, chair, picture frame, napkin holder, or abstract art.

 

Anything made you get to take home with you. Give it to someone who will appreciate your hands on artwork or keep it for yourself.

$30/person 

 

COMMUNITY COOKING

Let us come together to cook community meals and connect with natures abundance. Meals will be nourishing, plant based foods with many items being organic. We also cook grains and use some quality dairy. We focus on foods that are life sustaining, antioxidants, superfoods, proteins, hydrating, immune supporting, and high vitality foods.

Included with the purchase of a food package

 

*Amber may double check with meal ideas when you arrive to make sure you will be nourished and sustained well during your stay. She will also lead the community meals and everyone will participate in cutting veggies, making sauces, setting the table, prep salad, wash dishes, etc. So come prepared to be engaged, learn some new dishes and some techniques along the way. All community meals will be cooked and held in the Earth Berm House.

 

BOATING

Take a boat ride or fish at our local waters, Lake Orange, Lake Chadewick, and even the Hudson River. If you have a capable vehicle we will help you get situated and go, if not we can bring you the boat and fishing supplies to the lake. At that time, we will set up a time for us to pick you up. John is a fisherman of several decades. If you would rather a guided trip, John can help. He will guide up to 3 people on a tour of the Hudson River through the areas of Newburg and Beacon. Weather permitting.

$30/person 

$10/person for fishing poles rental

 

 

HIKING

Hike our 150 acres with several cleared trails and feel yourself melting into the moment. A lot of the trails are level and some are moderate. Enjoy the themed trails like our yogi walk, sitting stones, owl pass, and florescent/color central. That are continually cleared by our community hikers, many using recycled materials. 

Included with all accommodations 

ARTMAKING
ARTMAKING

Sit down with a variety of art materials; paint, paper, wood, crayons, books, spray acrylic, watercolors, yarn, string, metal, beads, brushes, and go to town with your own creativity. Or if you would like to plan something with, finely trained artist Amber, she can help you seek out your intention, and help a1rtistically guide you along the way. Some projects include: painting, drawing a photography you love, scripting a quote on paper or a wood plaque, make abstract or realistic sculpture with varied materials, make a 2D collage with mixed media, draw out an animal or shape on wood, then John will cut it for you, you can then paint it, make bead jewelry.

Sit down with a variety of art materials; paint, paper, wood, crayons, books, spray acrylic, watercolors, yarn, string, metal, beads, brushes, and go to town with your own creativity. Or if you would like to plan something with, finely trained artist Amber, she can help you seek out your intention, and help a1rtistically guide you along the way. Some projects include: painting, drawing a photography you love, scripting a quote on paper or a wood plaque, make abstract or realistic sculpture with varied materials, make a 2D collage with mixed media, draw out an animal or shape on wood, then John will cut it for you, you can then paint it, make bead jewelry. Artmaking will be held on the Patio.

$25/person

YOGA WITH AMBER

To start the day with a restorative yoga class taught by RYT Instructor Amber in the Earth Berm House, or on the Patio. Incorporating guided meditation, breath work, opening pores, strengthen, and balance, as well as connecting philosophy into her class. Amber will tailor the session to your needs/ or the needs of the group. Whether they be meditation, quieting the mind, altering energy, poses for strength, flexibly, balance, or to learn more about your self.

$15/person

GARDENING

Participate in start to finish gardening, while we tend to your vegetables all-season long. Then take home your crops of love! This was the vision of TCRC. To offer a place to garden for those that live in cities, or don’t have the space, time, or capabilities to do an entire season start to finish. We envision community joining together to produce high vitality organic produce with efforts of love, for all of us to enjoy. This package allows you and your loved ones to secure nature and gardening time for at least 4 weekends of this beautiful season. We provide all the tools, seeds, feedback for produce, and herbs you want to grow, land, water, knowledge, and helping hands. All you need to bring are yourselves, clothes, and any personal items you need.

Included with all accommodations

See our Seasonal Gardening page for more details

Our Address

116 Decker Road

Wallkill, NY 12589

Contact Us

TEL: 845.564.1111  

E-MAIL: terracasaretreatcenter@gmail.com

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