Retreat Overview

AUGUST 10-12TH, 2018

Join Michelle for a tranquil Berkshires getaway full of yoga, glorious fall foliage and amazing food.   Nestled at the foot of Mount Race in Sheffield MA, the Race Brook Lodge offers easy access to the many cultural and natural attractions of the Berkshires. Meandering footpaths connect the restored rustic lodge, barns and cottages, all converted into comfortable accommodations. Extensive hiking trails will be right outside your door, including a short jaunt to the must-see views from the top of nearby Race Brook Falls, and direct access to The Appalachian Trail. Summer may be over in The Berkshires but November is when the real magic happens at Race Brook Lodge. 



Features of the Retreat



Nestled at the foot of Mount Race in Sheffield MA, Race Brook Lodge welcomes you to a place of peaceful respite and outstanding hospitality in alignment with local sustainability and inner harmony right here in the Berkshires.

When you step outside your room, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking hiking trails that will lead you to the must-see views from the top of Race Brook Falls. From there, you have direct access to The Appalachian Trail and just across the brook, you’ll find our farm garden, which grows much of the produce for our restaurant.



Mindfulness comes easy here at Race Brook Lodge. Yoga retreats inspire people to connect with mother nature while enjoying the company of fellow travelers and inspiration seekers. Our farm-to-table meals keep you satisfied as you move through your practice.

*Please bring your own props (yoga mat, one block & 3 blankets)

Finer Details


DAILY Itinerary

  • Arrive after 3pm Friday
  • Weekend begins with 4:30pm Yoga and ends with Lunch on Sunday


  • Explore local mountains and hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Spa treatments available on property


  • $630: Double Room
  • $745 (limited) Private Rooms



  • 4 Yoga classes with Michelle
  • 3 delicious gourmet vegetarian meals each day with an arrival dinner and departure lunch
  • Double or Single accommodations at Race Brook Lodge
  • Easily assessable with public transportation from NYC


Your Guide


Iyengar Certification: Intermediate Junior III

Michelle has practiced Iyengar Yoga since 1994 and has been teaching since 2001. She made her first of several visits to Pune to study with the Iyengar family in 2005. She has studied primarily with the late Mary Dunn and with Judy Brick Freedman.

Michelle began ballet training at the age of eight and performed professionally as a modern dancer for twelve years in San Francisco and New York.

Her teaching is strong and precise. She blends physically demanding asana work with clear verbal instruction. Her aim is to lead her students while allowing them to stay connected to their own experiences.

She says: “Come to class with curiosity and enthusiasm. Be patient—explore the process. The results will come in their own time.”

What are you waiting for?