Archive for the ‘Health & Wellness’ Category

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Classes and Workshops

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In addition to our incredible outdoor activities, fantastic restaurants and high quality arts and culture programming, Delaware County is also a place people come to learn. From cooking classes to hands-on workshops, you can visit the Great Western Catskills and leave with a brand new skill. Here are just a handful of the places you might find a class or workshop to join while in the area.

Luck Dragon
100 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

A new business on Main Street, Luck Dragon is an arts & craft supply store, workshop and gathering space. They offer many different courses on a variety of subjects, with new classes being added monthly. Find their full selection of classes and events on their site or in our events section.


Luck Dragon Sewing Classes Delhi, NY

Photo courtesy of Luck Dragon. Sewing classes at Luck Dragon with Hipstitch Academy. 


Hipstitch Academy
110 Gaffey Rd.
Harpersfield, NY 13786

An in-person and online sewing studio that has one goal — to help you learn to sew and get creative! In person classes & retreats are taught in Harpersfield (their main location) and the online courses are taught using live video instruction via zoom.


Bushel Collective
106 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

Offering a space for gallery exhibitions, literary readings, musical performances, film screenings, discussions, meetings, co-working, classes and workshops, and other as-yet unexplored happenings.


Strickland Hollow Tasting Room
70 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753

Tasting room and bottle shop located in downtown Delhi that also offers group and private cooking courses in the backroom of the shop. Each class takes an in-depth look at all the processes, equipment, and ingredients used to make great meals. Strickland Hollow also invites you to grab a bottle from the shop to enjoy while learning.

Cooking Classes Delhi New York

Photo courtesy of Jason Martin. Cooking class at Strickland Hollow Bottle Shop & Tasting Room. 


Writers in the Mountains
Online Courses & Various Events

Writers in the Mountains is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the literary arts in the Catskill Mountains and beyond. In addition to offering a variety of creative writing workshops, WIM hosts numerous literary events and partners with other organizations in the community for the enjoyment of the written word.


Bloom Fabric, Supply, Art & Retreat
724 Main Street
Margaretville, NY 12455

In addition to the plethora of fabric and art supplies inside the main store, there are many different courses offered in “The Retreat”, which is the workspace behind the store. This space contains large tables for sewing or crafting, two large ironing tables with irons, cutting mats, and much more.


Photo courtesy of Bloom Fabric, Supply, Art & Retreat 


West Kortright Centre
49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY 13757

West Kortright Centre sponsors performances, workshops, gallery exhibits, and community gatherings in an historic country church in a rural valley in the western Catskill Mountains. At WKC, you could learn everything from stone wall building to fabric dying to eco-printing. Each summer, West Kortright Centre hosts the much beloved Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops. The Centre is seasonal, so check their website for the latest information on their programs.


Roxbury Arts Group
5025 Vega Mountain Rd
Roxbury, NY 12474

The Roxbury Arts Group offers high-quality arts programming at three venues, The Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury, the Old School Baptist Church in the Denver-Vega Valley and The Headwater Arts Center in Stamford. The organization produces a variety of live entertainment, concerts, dance, theatre, fine arts exhibitions, workshops, and arts programming for children and youth throughout the year including a monthly open studio in Stamford. Visit their website for the full listing of all their workshops and events.

Photo courtesy of Roxbury Arts Group. Project from Creativity Camp. 


Hanford Mills Museum
51 Cty Hwy 12
East Meredith, NY

A preserved, operating  Mill Museum in East Meredith that offers guided tours (In-season only), exploration days for kids, in person workshops, and virtual workshops. Workshops at Hanford Mills Museum offer you a chance to explore an interest or hobby in-depth with talented craftspeople and experts. The Museum’s historic facilities are an ideal place to learn about traditional crafts, practices and methods. Popular workshops include Steam Power 101, Coopering Workshops, and Historic Cooking workshops using the Royal Bride wood-fired cookstove in the John Hanford Farmhouse. Like all our attractions, we suggest you visit their website for the full list of the workshops they are hosting in addition to their special events.

The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival Returns!

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The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival is a family-friendly event taking place at Plattekill Mountain on July 23. The festival incorporates yoga & meditation for anyone and everyone with instructors from all over the country, allowing participants to explore different styles.

courtesy of The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival

With over 40 yoga classes and workshops, there is everything from Ashtanga & meditation, YogaFit, kids yoga, aerial yoga, yoga trapeze, power yoga, restorative yoga, a hip openers class, a bandhas workshop, partner thai massage, creative yoga for rebels, slow and steady yoga, and an inspiring yogaclass with world-renowned headliner yogi extraordinaire, Kelly Kamm. Classes will be held indoors, outdoors and even on the mountaintop!

Join amazing workshops or classes, meditate, hike, learn new things during one of the weed walks, take a few sky rides for the scenic views, check out the vendor village, eat delicious food or just hang around and enjoy the good company.

courtesy of The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival

To purchase passes, get class descriptions and other information, visit the The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival website.

Get Moving in the Great Western Catskills

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Nothing says “healthy” like a lungful of the fresh mountain air of the Great Western Catskills. What better environment is there for you to get outside, get moving and getting fit? There’s no shortage of trails, paths, rivers and lakes for you to do so on your own or you can take part in one of the many healthy outdoor events taking place in our area. Below are a few such races, festivals and more taking place this year. As always, visit our Events section to see current and upcoming goings-on.

The 26th Annual Delhi Bridge Run
June 4, 2022
Hoyt Park, Delhi
The Delhi Bridge Run and Walk help to raise money for local charities and provides scholarships for local athletes. The 5K is back this year at a new location, Hoyt Park. Visit the Run’s Facebook page for more information.

Courtesy of Delhi Bridge Run

Run Wild in The Catskills
Summer 2022, date TBA
Catskill Scenic Trail
This is a half-marathon and relay race along the Catskill Scenic Trail that benefits local fire departments, school districts, the CST and local running programs. Visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the 2022 race.

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival
July 23, 2022 (Rain Date 7/24/22)
Plattekill Mountain, Roxbury
The Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival is a family-friendly festival that incorporates yoga & meditation for anyone and everyone! Instructors from all over the country will be showing up to the mat with over 30 yoga classes and workshops. Classes will be indoors, outdoors and even on the mountaintop!

10th Annual Best Dam 5K Run/Walk and 6K Paddle
October 8, 2022
Downsville, NY
One of the best family races in the Catskills. Featuring a color 5K run/walk and canoe/kayak race. Racers can complete 1 or both events. See the website for more details and to register online. Early sign-up and family registration discounts!

Courtesy of Cross Mountain Crusher

Cross Mountain Crusher
Fall 2022, date TBA
The Cross Mountain Crusher is an annual 55-mile Gravel Grinder biking event designed for those who wish to challenge their physical abilities to the maximum while enjoying beautiful back country roads in the Catskill Mountains. Visit their website for information and updates.

Catskills Lark in the Park
October 2022, dates TBA
Celebrate the Catskill Park and Mountains the annual Catskills Lark in the Park. From hiking to paddling to cycling, and from natural history to human culture to stewardship service the Lark offers everyone opportunities to live and learn in and about nature. Visit the website for more information.

Wellness in the Great Western Catskills

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As you visit our beautiful area and enjoy your break in the Great Western Catskills, you’ll be glad to know it doesn’t have to mean taking a break from your fitness and health routine. Some of our indoor work out facilities are slowly opening as they follow all safety guidelines as outlined by the state and our area currently offers a variety of outdoor workout classes and other options to stay in shape!


Streamside Yoga
506 Main Street
Andes, NY 13731
Variety of yoga styles for both beginners and advanced students.
Private classes for under 3 people can be arranged by giving them a call.
Zoom Yoga is offered Monday and Thursdays at 4 pm.
Visit their website for more information.


Catskill Recreation Center
651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406
The pool is currently open on Monday, Thursday & Friday from 6 am to 12pm and 4pm to 7pm.
The gym is now open 6:30am to 12:15pm and 3:30pm to 7:15pm on Monday, Thursday & Friday.
You must call ahead to the center to reserve your swim or exercise time and come dressed in your bathing suit or exercise wear as locker rooms are currently not available for use.
Visit their website for details.


American Yoga Foundation
1977 Jim Lane Rd
Bovina Center, NY 13740
AYF is currently offering an outdoor bodywork class (weather permitting) on Sundays from 11 am to 1 pm. Call Gus Lightheart at 607-832-4405. $15/suggested donation.


The Cardio Club
17 Elm Street
Delhi, NY 13753
The gym is open and they are holding outdoor classes with a full fitness and yoga schedule.
Please see the class schedule on their website for details.

Catskill Kettlebells
2 Depot Street
Delhi, NY 13753
Constantly varied, fun & efficient workouts scaled to meet your fitness needs.
Offering real time classes via Zoom and outdoors with more offerings coming soon. See the Schedule page on their website for times and to enroll.

Salty Anchor Fitness
45 Meredith Street
Delhi, NY 13753
Making fitness fun with personal training. Visit the Facebook page for information.


The Ashram Center
23 Academy Street
Margaretville, NY
Instructor Phyllis Whitehouse, RYT from Mountain Yoga is available for private classes.
Please visit the website for schedule and contact information.


Delaware County Fitness
119 Delaware Street
Walton, NY 13856
Fitness classes, challenges, personal training, and open gym.
Currently offering outdoor classes. See the Facebook page for details.


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