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I host day and weekend retreats throughout the summer at our serene rustic space Confluence Arts Center in Scotts Mills, OR. Check out our website for upcoming offerings.

A pre-pandemic vision, returning soon...

Creative Nourishment Retreat

at Silent G Farms 

                With Brianna Taylor, Chef David Kornell

        and Andre Ignacio Dimapilis 

May 1-3, 2020 

Join Brianna Taylor and Chef David Kornell for a weekend of nourishment, rejuvenation and connection. Treat yourself to a few days away from the bustle and soak up the sanctity of yoga and meditation, mindful movement and creative journaling activities, amazing food sourced with intention and shared with gratitude, and the abundance of nature and beauty that is Silent G Farms. This weekend is the merging of heartfelt offerings inspired by a friendship rooted in love, mindfulness, and a deep desire to share our joy and gratitude for the earths’ bounty. Andre Ignacio Dimapilis will join us to offer sound healings with the Didgerdoo. And, you'll have time to relax in nature and Silent G's beautiful 20 acres, along with opportunities to soak in the hot tub and sauna. 

Located in North Branch, Silent G sits on twenty pristine acres within the historic Western Catskill triangle of Livingston Manor, Callicoon, and Bethel, New York. The property consists of a classic white farmhouse perched above a spring fed pond, a charming guest house, and fully refurbished 130-year-old Barn that features a huge open loft space and living quarters plus state-of-the art music studio. 

The Details: 

Friday May 1st soft arrival between 2-6pm--Sunday May 3rd Depart by 6pm


What we’re offering: 

  • 6 Yoga/Mindful Movement/Meditation Practices

  • 6 home-cooked nourishing meals

  • 2 Sound Healings

  • Optional Guided Creative Activities 

  • Time in Nature

  • Hotub, Sauna, Firepit….


Accommodations and Pricing:

Choose from a range of different rooms for your comfort and rejuvenation experience. Cost includes all creative programming, food and beverage. Click HERE for accommodation options.

Getting There: 

Address for drivers: 169 Stewart Road, North Branch, NY 12766

Public Transportation from Port Authority in NYC:

Take the Shoreline Bus to Monticello (25 minute drive to Silent G). We can arrange for group pick up at specific times. Please contact Brianna HERE before booking your bus ticket to arrange timing. Bus tickets can be booked HERE.


More About our Retreat Team...


Accommodations and Pricing

Silent G has several magical solo and shared options to rest your head and comfort your body... All prices include accommodations, food and beverage, and creative programming. Register below by clicking on your chosen room.

*Please note: Payments on this site are through PayPal. Please make a note of which room you are booking on transaction. If you do not have a PayPal account please email Brianna HERE for other payment options.

Choose from three separate houses below:

About Brianna 

Brianna is passionate about movement, creative expression, community sharing and connection to nature. She's delighted to merge these loves through her offerings in this retreat! Brianna will hold sacred space for connection to body, mind and spirit. She will lead yoga and meditation, along with creative offerings to re-invigorate your creative mojo, such as: mindful movement experiences merging connection to nature, yoga, and creative dance; journaling prompts for connection to intentions and personal projects; and creative prompts for art projects or nature walks. Read more about Brianna HERE

About Chef Dave

Chef Dave’s belief that a healthy relationship with food is a key to a happy existence will be a guiding principle to nourish us… his signature GrateFULL meals rooted in the belief that fresh seasonal produce, ethically raised animals, wild game, foraged mushrooms, heirloom wheat & rice grown in wind-blown fields, are all products to be savored. Our relationship with these elements of nature as food has a direct impact on the health of our mind and body, as well as all living creatures on earth. We focus on sustainability and carefully consider the way we dispose of every product we use and how our materials affect the planet. We cook and eat mindFULLy by increasing our awareness, love, and gratitude for all the food we prepare and consume. More about Chef Dave HERE.

About Andre 

Andre Ignacio Dimapilis is a Filipinx-American culture-bearing performance artist, facilitator, and peaceful warrior.  Andre’s journey with the didgeridoo started with concert and artistic performances. Then, evolved into communicating with divine spirit with setting intentions during ritual, ceremony, and spiritual work in New York City.  Andre will infuse ancestral wisdom and indigenous knowledge for participants to listen and be intuitive as they experience sacred sound vibrations. His connection with the ancestors comes from the indigenous Filipinx cultural practice called Kapwa. Kapwa is the practice of, “the Shared Self” - being one with the connection of the human spirit. To feel. To see. To acknowledge the humanity within one another. Kapwa is the essence that Andre brings, to listen and creatively collaborate, to build community and create relationships to rise and uplift each other, as he facilitates sound ceremony with the didgeridoo. Get in touch with Andre HERE.

The Farmhouse

The Old Farmhouse hosts: The Day room, which is the quintessential morning coffee spot on the farm, with full-width sliding doors that open up onto the pond and rolling hills of the valley; The Night Room, where epic movie sessions go down, with original Eames chairs & a plush leather sofa; an amazing Italian kitchen; and three private bedrooms. This house also has a a sweet New Orleans style screened porch!

The Master Suite 

with a queen bed, full bathroom and yoga/meditation room: 

 Double Occupancy $600 per person 

      Single Occupancy $900

The Guest Room

with a Queen bed:

   Double Occupancy $525 per person 

  Single Occupancy $750

The Kids Room

with two single beds and the coolest kids bathroom ever, complete with mini-sink and toilet:

  Double Occupancy $550 per person 

The Barn 

The Barn at Silent G Farms is a completely refurbished 70’ long x 30’ wide x 35’ high 130+ year old barn that features  3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, two full kitchens & a private music studio. 


The upstairs Loft is a massive three-season recreation room with a large living room environment, ping-pong, games and space for large-scale art creation and fabrication.

Master Suite:

The Master Suite is the most luxe room in the Barn, with a private bathroom, large tub and the most quiet, cozy night's sleep in the Catskills.

 Double Occupancy $600 per person 

     Single Occupancy $900

Corner King:

This room features a king bed, with layers of soft, high-quality linen and enough pillows to fool yourself into thinking you may just be in a cloud.


Double Occupancy $550 per person 

      Single Occupancy $800

The Bunk Room: 

With four individual twin mattresses, TV, portable stereo, video game systems and more bean bags than space to house them! Unlock your inner child in the Bunk and Games room 

  Quadruple Occupancy $550

per person

The Guesthouse

The Guest House is our completely redesigned romantic dream space, perfect for a couple, small family, or some alone time to finally get that book written.

Enjoy the wood stove fire that sits next to the full kitchen, the second-story porch with the best views on the property, and the sweet breakfast nook. The immersive sound-system is ready to turn the living room into your own private Paul Simon concert.


Double Occupancy $650 per person 

      Single Occupancy $1000

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