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.
with Dr. Andrew Vidich and Certified Iyengar Teacher TAMIR
Mindfulness and Iyengar Yoga Training for Transforming Pain and Healing
3 hours start 9:30am-11:30am
2 hours (start 2:30pm- 4:30pm
Afternoon Yoga7:30am-8:30am FINAL Morning AM SESSION
WHEN: The course will be held from Friday (arrival by 5:00pm) to Sunday (12:00pm dismissal, though check out is 12:00pm, welcome to stay till 3:00pm).
WHERE: Eastover Estate and Retreat, a central location in the beautiful Berkshires on 600 acres of unspoiled natural beauty with inspiring views.
Dr. Andrew Vidich is an award winning author, consultant, and transformational
speaker, in the fields of spirituality and leadership. His books include Love is a Secret
(1990), critically acclaimed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences which stated that "it
provided a great service to readers interested in the deeper dimensions of mystical love."
He co-authored The Heart of the Healer, (1995) an investigation into the nature of
healing, which sold more than twenty thousand copies. He was also a contributor to The
Heart of Healing, (2006)edited by Dawson Church, (Elite Books) which won a National
Book Award for best anthology on health and healing. His most recent book Light upon
Light: 5 Master Pathways to Awaken the Mindful Self. (2009 Elite Books) won the Best
Book Award under the category of Eastern Religions by USA Book News.
Dr. Vidich has been an adjunct assistant professor of religion at Manhattan College and
at Iona College in New Rochelle where he has taught courses in the nature and
experience of religion, meditation, death and dying and Islamic studies. He was an
instructional coach and award winning teacher in the New York City Department
Education for over 18 years.
His consulting firm The Leadership Training Programs.com teaches and trains
people in team building, conscious and compassionate communication, conflict
management, and mindfulness in educational, corporate and non-profit organizations.
He is a founding member of The Interfaith Council of New York a not-for-profit
interfaith organization as well as a member of the council of trustees of The Temple of
Understanding, a global interfaith organization, which promotes interfaith understanding
and cooperation across all religions and faiths. He is a member of the Board of Directors
and the public relations coordinator for the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, in
Amityville New York. He has been meditating for over 42 years under the guidance of
three great spiritual teachers of the Sant Mat Lineage.
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