Earth Healing Workshop

Ancient Practices to Revitalize the World

December 13 to 16, Monday to Thursday

This is an advanced workshop about the transcendental Knowledge of Consciousness, Nature, and OneSelf, interconnected, and the ancient practices that have sustained agricultural civilization for around 10,000 years. The global community is unified around the need to address the global environmental crisis, the greatest challenge and opportunity of our time.

Join the Minnewaska Lodge's Director of Programming, yoga teacher and author of Climate Change Yoga, Erik Phillips-Nania, for a 4-day exploration of ancient practices that have been essential to human survival for thousands of years. Know why (and how!) the ancient sages called themselves Masters of Nature and Guardians of the Season, and their secrets for purifying the atmosphere, oceans, and Earth. 

Workshop Includes:

  • Workbooks
  • Talks + Trainings
  • Guided Meditations
  • Connecting with Nature + Outdoor Adventure
  • Yoga Asana
  • Special Guests
  • All Meals

Topics Include:

  • Overview of the global environmental crisis —  an externalization of the global crisis of the collective consciousness.
  • Science, philosophy, and practices of mystical, nondual, transcendental states of consciousness in shamanism, yoga, and other traditions. 
  • Ancient, Sacred Texts, including the RigVeda, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras, and their direct application to the environmental crisis. 



$499 early bird special, plus accommodations, when you register before October 15th. 

Special room rates for this retreat range from $120-$200 per night (3 night stay) depending on room type. Room rates stay the same, regardless of how many people occupy the room. Each room has a private bathroom and many have epic views. Locals choosing to commute are welcome to attend for tuition rate only.


To book this retreat and receive special pricing, please call the Minnewaska Lodge, (845) 255-1110.

For any questions, please contact Erik, Director of Programming: (845)255-1110, or email

Erik Phillips-Nania

Erik has studied the climate crisis and yoga for the past 18 years. He studied the climate crisis, environmental policy, and international relations at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning the highest honors, summa cum laude. He then went to Vermont Law School, wrote a Masters Honors Thesis at VLS on healthcare system criminality, and worked to reunite climate refugees for the UNHCR. He deepened his meditation and yoga practice while living outdoors and in a cave for the next few years. He is a 200 YTT yoga teacher and authored Climate Change Yoga, after 5 years of research, including the "soma yoga" of shamanic ayahuasca. He has followed a plant-based (vegan) diet for the past 15 years and has practiced the Spiritual Nutrition paradigm, which includes Yoga, Ayurveda, raw veganism, and extended fasting to enhance meditation and mystical perception. Erik is honored to offer and carry forward the ancient, sacred, transcendental Knowledge of the Vedas, Vedanta, Gita, and Yoga Sutras. Erik is Director of Programming at Minnewaska Lodge.