& Mary Aranas Invite you to our ~

#11 Wagging Tail Yoga Retreat ~ Bethel, NY

September 22-24, 2017

Wagging Tail Yoga Studio sits on a 100-acre estate that is half forest, half pastures, in Bethel, New York, the Catskills home of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.  It is 2 hours from New York City near Monticello NY, amidst rolling hills, housing the beautiful family farmhouse that is our retreat home for the weekend, where we share accommodations and delicious meals.

Ora Ramat, magnificent hostess, mother, and yoga teacher, has with her husband Chuck Ramat, built an amazing yoga studio with vaulted ceilings and glorious views in a separate gorgeous house directly facing the retreat house.  To sleep on this peaceful farm, stroll its woods and fields, to eat fresh greens from its organic garden, and to practice yoga in this inspiring space, is a gift we love to share and to offer to yogis ~ brand new or lifelong ~ who come seeking to fill their life spring and deepen their wisdom well. 

You feel the joy and peace of our retreats the moment you sign up. That joy deepens as we approach the weekend, and increases during each hour that we spend together.  The weekend starts Friday evening and ends Sunday after lunch.  It is designed both to restore, and to awaken, your truest self ~ the goal underlying all Yoga, whether you practice Bikram, Yin, Ashtanga, or Iyengar, Vinyasa or Yoga Nidra, or whether you are brand new to Yoga.

We begin Friday night with a light supper and a deeply restful Restorative Yoga class to unwind, release your week, and facilitate a healing rest.  Saturday morning we explore playful, energetic, AcroYoga and Thai yoga.  Saturday afternoon we may offer Flow Yoga, Slackline Yoga, or free time, as varies from retreat to retreat.  Sunday morning we close with Flow Yoga and a closing guided meditation, to help us integrate all we have experienced physically, spiritually, and emotionally.  All classes are optional rather than mandatory; this is your retreat and you may choose to walk, read, or rest in the hammock, as you desire!  All classes are tailored to the participants and will offer challenge and enjoyment for every experience level.

We schedule 60-minute optional add-ons for those wishing bodywork on retreat.  These are on a per availability basis, and the rate is $120 to the practitioner.  Table massage and Thai bodywork are offered.

Our retreats have limited space for an intimate feel.  The main house rooms are shared (full/queen). Additional beautiful offsite housing option may be available. 

Retreat Prices Include All Meals, Classes, Accommodations, Bus Pickup:

$540 Early Bird Registration by August 22nd; $600 after August 22nd


+$180 Additional Premium for Private Room

-$25 Friends Discount Each ~ if 2 Register Together

-$50 Offsite Housing (Provided at Neighbor Houses)

Payment Methods:

By Check: email Mary for mailing address and total due

By Venmo: email Mary for total due and Venmo instructions

Please note the name, email, cell phone #, and age of those being registered.

Please also note any food restrictions, by name of registering student.

For past retreat photo albums, see:  www.facebook.com/MaryAranasYoga

Invite your friends! We can’t wait to chill with you!  Contact us with any questions at all!

     Mary Aranas ~  maryaranas@yahoo.com

     Ora Ramat ~ oraramat@gmail.com

Psst - If you can travel early Friday, spend 2-3 hours in the enlightening and delightful historic Woodstock exhibit at Bethel Woods Museum!

Refund Policy:

80% Refund by August 22nd; 20% after August 22nd

None after August 31st; but you may sell your spot

Email Mary or Ora with any questions!

A Sample Weekend Flow:


Fri. 5-7 Arrive, greet, stroll; supper

Fri. 8-9:30 Welcome Circle; Restorative Yoga


Sat. 8AM Coffee, Tea, Cereal, Fruit, Smoothies

Sat. 9:30-11:30 Partner Yoga, Thai & AcroYoga

Sat. 11:45-12:30 Nature Walk

  12:30-2:30 Lunch 

   *Massages 12:30-6:30 by appointment (extra cost)

Sat. 2:30-4:30PM Free Time; Optional Activities incl Slackline

Sat. 4:30-5:45 Flow Yoga

     6:30 Dinner

Sat. 8PM Fireplace or Campfire chill time


Sun. 8AM Coffee, Tea, Cereal, Fruit, Smoothies

Sun. 9:30-11 Flow Yoga

Sun. 11:00 Circle Closing Meditation

    Sun. 11:30 Brunch

Sun. 12:30-1PM Departures

Short Line Bus: $62 RT:

Click here for Short Line Bus Schedule

Click here for Bus Tickets Purchase: $62 RT Adult

We very often have carpooling as well.

Ora Ramat, Owner of 
Wagging Tail Yoga Studio & Retreat Center