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Into the Woods: Labor Day Weekend in the Berkshires with Ame & Daniel Max

  • Angel's Rest Retreat Center 63 North County Road Leyden, MA, 01337 United States (map)

Say a sweet goodbye to summer with this rustic 4-day, 3-night escape to the beautiful Angel's Rest Retreat Center with Ame and Daniel. Angel's Rest "rests" in the heart of nature in the small, peaceful, town of Leyden, MA. The Center boasts hiking trails to beautiful views on the property, a Thai Spirit House, Mayan/Peruvian ceremonial fire holder, meditation bench, fire circle, Peace Pole, and pool. 

We’ll do yoga in the morning and evening and spend the day lounging, swimming, hiking and communing with the birds. You'll have ample time allotted to meditate with the trees, hang with the deer, or simply relax in the peace of your quiet surroundings. By the time we leave Monday you might be ready to uproot your city life and get off the grid yourself. 


Angels' Rest houses guests in three different structures, including a post-and-beam cabin with a double bed in a meadow. The guest quarters have 7 full- and 3 half-baths, with four bathrooms en suite and four bathrooms conveniently located next to the rooms. The accommodations are “retreat elegant,” with two to four people per room in mind. 


I was first introduced to yogic philosophy while frequenting India in my teenage years. Born and raised in Israel, I left in my early 20s to travel East in search of greater perspective. I began practicing yoga and meditation and learned to work with my limitations rather than try to over ride them. These practices have supported me ever since and have given me the opportunity to serve others.

I came to the US to study holistic health. It is here that I became certified as a shiatsu practitioner, massage therapist, yoga instructor, and nutrition and health counselor. I opened JP Centre Yoga, with my co-founder Sejal Shah, with the vision of creating a community based environment which allows for each individual to go inward, refocus the mind, and cultivate a calming experience.

My yoga classes are delivered as a breath-based vinyasa flow with an emphasis on strength and flexibility within optimal alignment. I believe that stillness is achieved as a result of skillful movement and that aligning the body, the breath, and the mind, yield greater awareness. My intention is to set the stage for transformation by providing tools for shifting non-helpful patterns and to teach in reverence to the heritage and philosophy of the yogic path.


(includes lodging, yoga, food - everything but optional gratuities)

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REFUND POLICY: All deposits and payments made towards the cost of retreats are nonrefundable.