Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get to Shalom Mountain?
- What are Shalom Retreats™ about?
- Who can come to a Shalom Retreat™?
- How do I sign up for a retreat?
- Can I rent your facilities to offer my own workshop?
- Is Shalom Mountain a religious organization?
- What kind of accommodations do you have and what should I bring?
- What kind of food is available?
How do I get to Shalom Mountain ?
We are located in the Catskill Mountains, just over 90 miles northwest of New York City.
If you are planning on driving, we are approximately 5- 5.5 hours from the Boston area, 3 hours from Philadelphia, 6 hours from Toronto, 2.5 hours from NYC, 6 hours from Wahington D.C./Virginia.
Our mailing address is 664 Cattail Road, Livingston Manor, NY, 12758. Go to directions to get a map and driving instructions.
We are just off NY Highway 17 which runs through the southern end of New York state, running east to west.
AIRPORTS – You have several choices available to you.
The best choice is Newark, NJ (EWR).
The closest, althouth the smallest, is Binghamton, NY (BGN). Another choice would be LaGuardia (LGA).
From any of these airports you may either rent a car and drive or take public transportation to Port Authority in NYC to access a Shortline bus which can take you to Livingston Manor. The bus ride is about 2.5 hours long.
What are Shalom Retreats™ about?
A Shalom Retreat™ is an intensive growth experience set in a loving and supportive community. Shalom Retreats™ are based on what the great teachers have taught about love. Please read our page on Shalom Retreats™ for more information.
Who can come to a Shalom Retreat™ ?
Everyone is welcome to attend a Shalom Retreats™, however Shalom Retreats™ are not necessarily suitable for everyone. The work is emotionally and sometimes physically intense. Generally the work requires good physical and mental health. If you are in therapy we recommend that you share with your therapist information about the retreat before coming and notify your therapist if you decide to come.
How do I sign up for a retreat ?
For current information on registration fees, please go to our registration page.
Can I rent your facilities to offer my own workshops?
Our calendar is largely filled with our unique offerings. Rental opportunities may be available for like-minded work. We welcome networking with other therapists, healers, groups and organizations. Please call us if you’d like to discuss these kinds of opportunities.
Are you a religious organization?
Shalom Mountain is devoted to the spiritual journey, but we are not an institution that espouses one way to the Divine. All psychological and spiritual paths are honored. We firmly believe that there are many paths to the Divine. We firmly believe that only with spiritual disciplines can our souls soar free. By unblocking energy we are able to claim our joy, our passion, our sexuality and fully embody the Divine in our daily lives.
What kind of accommodations do you have and what should I bring?
We have semi-private and private rooms. Each room has a sink and there are shared baths on each floor. We provide linens, pillows, blankets and comforters. You should bring personal toiletries, a towel and washcloth and a journal.
We cannot guarantee a private room. However, if you need one due to special physical limitations, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.
What kind of food is available?
We offer wholesome, healthy, home cooked meals. Each meal generally consists of protein, vegetable and/or fruit, starch and dairy. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know and our cooks will do their best to meet your needs. If you have a highly specialized diet you may need to bring your own food to supplement what we provide.