Lifebridge Sanctuary radiates a special warmth. I believe it to be an important resource for all of us who feel that our environments can nurture both our inner lives and our outer work.

–Bob Dandrew, Director New World Foundation

Lifebridge Sanctuary

Beauty        Privacy        Quiet

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Lifebridge Sanctuary, the Hudson Valley’s most unique meeting and retreat centre is truly a place of beauty, privacy and quiet, offering a perfect environment for overnight retreats or day conferences.

The care taken in every aspect of the design and building of the facility, together with the expansive Catskill views and the unspoiled woodland environment have helped to create a space perfectly suited to deep reflective work and purposeful creativity.


Retreats and Conferences

The Lifebridge Sanctuary is a 12,000 square foot hand crafted, green facility on 95 acres of forest and spectacular open space on the Northern crest of the Shawangunk Ridge, close to the small township of Rosendale, eighty miles north of New York City. A variety of meeting spaces are available, including the Upper Room with a wide view of the Catskills, holding up to 60 people and numerous smaller spaces. Up to 36 people can stay in the comfortable bedrooms, many with mountain or forest views. Dining can be inside or out, formal or informal and events can be fully catered or the group can prepare meals together in the state of the art kitchen.

Lifebridge is truly a sanctuary in every sense of the word. The beautiful, comfortable, and peaceful environment inspires transformative and powerful work. We have been taking our yoga teacher training here for years, and I can't imagine our program taking place any where else more perfectly designed to suit our needs!

–Erica Whalen, mang'Oh Yoga Studio


The Lifebridge Foundation is able to underwrite some of the costs of the facility making the price very affordable and attractive to non-profits. Local, regional, national and even international groups have held board and staff retreats, trainings and workshops at the Sanctuary. All have commented on the beauty and care with which the building was constructed. Please contact us for bookings or enquires about availability and costs.

We've created a sanctuary where social visionaries can nurture their inspiration and creativity amidst spectacular vistas and warm easy comfort.

–Barbara Valocore, Lifebridge President

Powered by the Sun

During the summer and fall of 2011 a new solar array was installed at the Sanctuary. The five solar panels now provide 90% of the building's electrical needs.

Watch this YouTube Video from Mid-Hudson Energy $mart Communities, a project of the New York Energy Research and Development Authority