Eastover Estate and Retreat
EASTOVER ESTATE & RETREAT is a residential holistic retreat center, dedicated to serving the greater holistic community, for the last 5 years it has been undergoing a complete renovation and is emerging as a facilitator of holistic workshops and retreats. Centered around an evocative Berkshire Summer Cottage with sun trenched café, juice bar, library, meeting rooms, porch, terrace, luxury bedrooms, Eastover is centrally located in the cultural hub of the Berkshires, and only minutes from Tanglewood, Kriplau, Shakespeare & Co. and dozens of other cultural venues, Eastover is an ideal location for teachers, groups, organizations and companies seeking retreat and training. Eastover offers spacious characteristic and historical workshop and program rooms with multiple meeting and studio facilities including well-equipped commercial kitchens ideal for all styles of cooking classes. There is a wide range of limited overnight accommodations preserving its intimacy to fit everyone’s budget, from rustic, to contemporary, to luxurious.
600 Acres of silence cradled by Houstonic River and October Mountain, Eastover is a mix of inviting lawns, courtyards, meadows, gardens, forests, woodland trails, and panoramic views of the Mt Greylock, the site creates a sense of expansiveness and a feeling of serenity where people can meet outside the bustle of everyday life. Eastover is unaffiliated with any specific spiritual tradition. Its eclectic open-hearted receptivity to a broad array of groups and teachers aims to support the continuing emergence of holistic and ecological ideas capable of renewing our culture and leading the way to a sustainable planet.
Tally Ho Entertainment/workshop Venue
Located just walking distance from the Mansion is our newly renovated, multi-purpose entertainment venue known as Tally Ho, an iconic gathering place loved for decades by people from the Berkshires and beyond. Tally Ho offers the largest indoor space in Berkshire County, with over 9,000 sq. ft. suitable
Looking forward to hosting your many successful workshops/retreats at Eastover.
DescriptionLorelei Chang: “One breath, One brushstroke, One movement” and “The Chinese Tea Ceremony ~ One with its Healing Power” with Haiyan Feng
This workshop designed/presented by Lorelei Chang, offers an insightful way to connect mind, body and spirit with breath, brush stroke, and movement.
Using her unique skills, Lorelei combines ancient Qigong breath work, the art form of Chinese Calligraphy, and flowing movement in this workshop designed for all level of students. The class consists of breath work incorporated into a slow Qigong form, using the body as a brush and moving through space as though painting on a canvas. Students will also have hands-on experience working with Lorelei on traditional Chinese calligraphy, learning basic strokes and creating their own character. As a highlight of the class, students will have an opportunity to make up a short movement phrase based on the character they created, and perform with Lorelei and Haiyan at the end of workshop. This process channels mind, breath, and movement with brush work and sparks one’s creativity to unify the three into oneness.
Included is The Chinese Tea Ceremony~One With its Healing Power, w/Haiyan Feng, and a live Guzheng performance.
Mind, body & spirit connect through breath, brushstroke & movement. We practice a slow qigong form, moving through space like paint on canvas.