Berkshires Running Retreat

Self-Care for Runners - Alexander Technique & Pilates

FORM FITNESS & FUNCTION'S "Move stronger, smarter and injury-free" Running Retreat

Friday, March 8th 2013 at 5:30pm to Sunday, March 10th 2013 at 8pm

Canaan, NY


Full Weekend Package includes:

  • 2 Morning Runs
  • 2 Afternoon Form-Conscious Workouts
  • 2 Group Pilates Mat Classes
  • 2 Group Alexander Technique Classes
  • 1 Group Dinner/Alexander Technique Class
  • 2 Private Alexander Technique Lessons
  • 1 Shiatsu Session
  • 2 Nights Casual Accommodation
  • 6 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Hand-crafted locally brewed beer from Asheville NC, voted Beer City USA for 4 years in a row!!

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Full Weekend Package

Early Bird Special
$500 shared room/$650 private room until January 31, 2013
$525 shared room/$675 private room until February 15, 2013
$550 shared room/$700 private room after February 15, 2013

Prefer your own accommodations?
(List of local accommodations available)
$440 until January 31, 2013
$465 until February 15, 2013
$490 after February 15, 2013

LIMITED AMOUNT OF ONE-DAY-ONLY OPTIONS AVAILABLE

(Does not include accommodations other than onsite camping option)
$300 Saturday only
$275 Sunday only

Small Group! --- All Levels! --- Informal! --- Sociable! --- Fun!

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JOIN US!

We hope you will consider joining us in the Berkshires from March 8, 9 & 10, 2013 for a unique and personal running experience: an intensive weekend to assist you to meet your Spring running goals.


Our retreat will be a comprehensive weekend program for a small group of runners at all levels - beginners to advanced - and including runners who are recovering from injury who will be given alternatives to the group training runs.


The full weekend package includes group runs and workouts, as well as group Pilates and Alexander Technique classes. Each participant will also get private, individualized Alexander Technique lessons with Monika and a private one-hour shiatsu session with Tom. You will have the option of meals and informal accommodations (as described above) on site that are included in the price, or we can steer you to a variety of accommodations in the immediate area if you prefer to stay off site and enjoy a reduced rate for the retreat. While we strongly encourage you to attend for the whole retreat, one-day options that do not include accommodations other than an onsite camping option are also available.


The retreat location is in the Berkshires, on the NY/Massachusetts border, in Canaan NY. It is a 2.5 hour drive from NYC or there is train service to Hudson NY via Amtrak. Pick ups at the train station can be arranged.


Whether you are looking to jump start your running program, are concerned about persistent injuries, or are focused on a Spring race, we urge you to join us for this fun, comprehensive and unique program.


You may contact us directly at 212-327-2978 or FormFitnessFunction@gmail.com and we will be happy to answer any questions.


We look forward to helping you "Move stronger, smarter and injury-free!


Tom Dessereau & Monika Gross

FormFitnessFunction.com


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Our Schedule

Since this is a small group retreat, we will be able to tailor the weekend to group interests and needs. For instance, you may wish to participate in all or only a few of the runs or classes. Our emphasis is on the individual and on long-term well-being. This is not a “boot camp” style weekend!



Friday, March 8, 2013

5:00PM – Weekend Retreat Guests start to arrive

7:30PM – Dinner

5:30PM–7:00PM & 8:30PM–10:30PM - Shiatsu sessions and AT private lessons can be pre-scheduled


Saturday, March 9, 2013

9:00AM – Morning Run

10:00AM – Breakfast

11:00AM – Alexander Technique Group Class

Noon – Pilates Group Class

1PM – Lunch

2PM – 4:15PM – Shiatsu sessions and AT private lessons may be pre-scheduled

4:15PM – Afternoon Form-Conscious running workout

5:15PM – 6:45PM – Shiatsu sessions and AT private lessons may be pre-scheduled

6:45PM – Dinner preparation begins (Used as an AT-applied daily activity group lesson time)

8:30PM – 10:30PM - Shiatsu sessions and AT private lessons may be pre-scheduled


Sunday, March 10

8:30AM – Longer Morning Run

10:00AM – Breakfast

11:00AM – Alexander Technique Group Class

Noon – Pilates Group Class

1PM – Lunch

2PM – 4:15PM – Shiatsu sessions and AT private lessons may be scheduled

4:15PM – Afternoon Form-Conscious running workout

5:15PM – 6:15PM – Group Discussion, Sharing, Questions, ”Take Aways” & Farewells!

6:15PM – 8:15PM – Shiatsu sessions and AT private lessons may be pre-scheduled


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Form Fitness & Function

We teach you new skills to improve your quality of life today and for the rest of your life. Instead of continuously paying someone to "make you better," you can acquire the skills to make yourself better and confidently manage yourself over the long haul.


We offer affordable Alexander Technique, Pilates, Running Coaching and Corporate Wellness delivered In Studio, On Site, or Live-Stream via Skype. All levels, all ages, all abilities, from children to seniors. From professional athletes to amateur sports enthusiasts recovering from injury. For businesses wishing to improve employee performance and productivity. All can rediscover their natural lightness, flexibility and strength. We are teachers, not trainers. We want you to be a First Person Expert, not just for one hour’s workout, one day at your office, one round of golf or one 10K race, but for the rest of your life.


Form Fitness & Function was named "One of the Country’s Best Virtual Workouts" in the September 2012 VOGUE Magazine:
www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/fit-club-the-countrys-best-virtual-workouts/#1