Pumpkin Hollow sponsored program

The Gift of Renewal - Fall

October 7-9, 2022 Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

We all need ‘the gift of renewal’.

Come to the healing sanctuary of the Hollow for nourishment: renewing your connection to the Spirit within, being permeated with the vitality and harmony of the Natural Kingdom, and sharing the richness of community.

A flow of activities support renewal: strolling on moss covered trails and along the streamside, ‘listening’ to the waterfall’s myriad rhythms, enjoying a campfire, gentle yoga and group meditations. And off course, delicious vegetarian meals using vegetables from our garden, and meeting with friendly like-minded people.

There will also be an opportunity to receive a TT treatment from the Therapeutic Touch group.

Departing, you will be blessed with a sense of peace, gratitude and inner strength.

$245for a Shared Room plus $80 program fee
Single room is an additional $60

Facilitator Information: 

Carolyn Kay Wheeler, a longtime resident and steward of the Hollow, delights in sharing her love of gardens, labyrinth, creating simple group celebrations and songs to uplift our spirit.

Contact Name: 
Carolyn Kay Wheeler
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

The Gift of Renewal - Summer

August 26-28, 2022 Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

We all need ‘the gift of renewal’.

Come for a personal retreat to the healing sanctuary of the Hollow for nourishment: renewing your connection to the Spirit within, being permeated with the vitality and harmony of the Natural Kingdom and sharing the richness of community.

A flow of activities can support your personal renewal: strolling on moss covered trails and along the streamside, ‘listening’ to the waterfall’s myriad rhythms, and daily group meditation.

And off course, delicious vegetarian meals using vegetables from our garden, and you can take part in the bountiful harvest of winter squash!

Departing, you will be blessed with a sense of peace, gratitude and inner strength.

Shared Room: $245
Single Room is an additional $60

Facilitator Information: 

Carolyn Kay Wheeler, a longtime resident and steward of the Hollow, will lead the group meditation and orient you to the delights of the Hollow.

Contact Name: 
Carolyn Kay Wheeler
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

Therapeutic Touch Programs

March through October

Scheduling of Foundation, Transpersonal and Inner Processes courses at Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center are currently suspended due to the COVID pandemic restrictions imposed by the NY Health Department. Once restrictions have lifted, Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teachers and the Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center staff are poised to restart the programs as soon as possible.

Spring-Into-Action Work Weekends

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April 15-17, 22-24, 29-1; May 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

These work weekends offer a special kind of communion within the sanctuary of the Hollow and fellowship with one another. The projects are preparing for the busy season ahead: spring cleaning cabins and painting the cabins, planting the garden, and cleanup of grounds from winter . We invite all hearty souls to join us for morning meditations, nature walks, reflective evening activities and to share your time and energy in service to the Hollow.

All of these volunteer weekends are no charge. We ask everyone to please bring your own linens/sleeping bag and towels/washcloth.

Facilitator Information: 

Work weekends are organized by the Pumpkin Hollow community.

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

Teachings From Loren's Shirt Pocket (theme): Annual program -yoga, meditation as a way of life

January 25-27, 2019 Friday dinner through Sunday lunch

Teachings from Loren’s Shirt Pocket - Yoga Meditation and Therapeutic Touch as a way of life.

**Our theme this year is ‘Teachings from Loren’s Shirt Pocket’. **

A warm welcome to those who wish to delve into Life! - share insights, reflective discussion and meditations on key spiritual teachings chosen and practiced by lifetime theosophist Loren Wheeler. For over 40 years, Loren and his wife, Carolyn served at Pumpkin Hollow as it expanded its outreach of upliftment and healing. The ‘teachings’ selected are primarily ones found in Loren’s shirt pocket the day of Loren’s transition, April 27, 2018 at Pumpkin Hollow. We will focus on these ‘teachings’ – brief handwritten notes – to inspire and support daily life as the field of spiritual practice.

Carolyn’s annual winter program always integrates Yoga, Meditation and Therapeutic Touch.

Meditation: Dora Kunz guidance informs our practice of meditation as a group or solo. We will experience meditation as ‘quiet with a sense of flow. Winter's pristine beauty and quietude at the Hollow are powerful energies affirming our group meditations as well as ‘time alone’to deepen one’s connection to Nature's healing energies of harmony and order.

Hatha Yoga & movement: based on Carolyn's lifelong experience as a yoga practitioner/teacher, professional dancer in the ecstatic dance traditions of India and the Middle East. The flow of light energy/consciousness is the foundation of her unique style. Carolyn offers individual attention which supports a person's well-being, - adapting all poses to individual’s needs and physical abilities. Laughter and 'being at ease' are important elements.

We will share Therapeutic Touch sessions. Everyone participates whether or not they have studied TT.

Carolyn Kay Wheeler RN, RYT, QTTT shares her roots as yogini, dancer and TT practitioner but also her rich experience of 30 plus years in residence in the sanctuary of Pumpkin Hollow.

$80.00

Contact Name: 
Pumpkin Hollow Retreat Center
Phone Number: 
518-325-3583

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