Explore the connection between nature and art. Enjoy a private watercolor-painting lesson with a beautiful backdrop.
Want to learn to ride a bike? Want to learn to mountain bike, or improve your technique? Bike lessons may be arranged for a fee.
Personalized bike tours may be arranged for a fee.
Bicycles are available for independent use from May through October. (Availability varies subject to the needs of scheduled rides.) Inquire at the Outdoor Sports Desk or call Ext. 5535 between 8 am and 2 pm.
There's no better view of the Berkshire woods than from the seat of a mountain bike. We offer rides from beginner to advanced.
Whether it's an aerobic workout you're looking for or just a casual road ride, our high quality hybrid bikes feature upright handlebars and easy gearing to make your ride more enjoyable while you view the scenic Berkshires. Our guided tours feature rides of various levels with distances anywhere from five to 25 miles.
Want to start a mind-body practice or enhance your current routine? Explore any of the following one-on-one sessions.
Ayurvedic Yoga Practice – Ayurveda and yoga are complementary systems of human development. Discover your basic dosha or constitutional type – vata, pitta, or kapha – and receive a customized program that will bring greater well-being to your life.
Breathing Practice – Proper breathing is vital to good health. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce muscular tension, improve circulation, reduce stress and foster overall well-being.
Meditation – A mind-body instructor leads you through techniques to develop your ability to let go and be in the moment. In addition, you learn strategies for applying meditation to daily life.
Qi Gong – This gentle Chinese mind-body practice integrates physical movements, coordinated breathing and meditation. Your trainer will teach you a series of movements that restore and balance chi – the life force – and release unhealthy inner tension and stress. A great tool for daily life.
Tai Chi – This form of Chinese mind-body exercise builds unity of mind, body and breath through slow, controlled martial arts movements. Tai chi serves to heighten chi – the life force or essence of your being. Note: Check the Outdoor Sports Schedule for outdoor Tai Chi sessions.
Yoga Lesson – Interested in creating your own personal practice? An instructor helps you formulate goals and customize a yoga and breathing sequence tailored to your personal and physical needs for home or travel and corrects or enhances your poses while providing tips on proper alignment, breathing and intention.
The word Gyrotonic® is derived from the words “gyro” (meaning spiral or circle) and “tonic” (meaning toning or invigorating). The Gyrotonic method is a revolutionary system of exercise that unlocks the rejuvenating powers of the body. The Gyrotonic machine guides and supports the whole body through a series of spiraling and undulating movements designed to systematically open the joints, integrate the spine and strengthen the muscles. Using a set of universal organizing principles, complex full-body coordination becomes strong and natural. Gyrotonic exercises reawaken natural healthy movement patterns to rapidly improve posture, joint and muscle function, circulation, elimination of toxins, and energy level. The Gyrotonic method can be used by people of all ages and levels of fitness to heal and prevent injuries, improve sport performance, or in the spirit of joyfully exploring the vastness of human movement potential.