AKERA is a generational retreat center and interactive playground where you can do what inspires you – or just be.
Nestled in the Catskill Mountains foothills in Woodbourne, New York, AKERA was designed with love to ignite your sense of childlike wonder and inspiration.
We believe the best things in life come through when we are open to the connections await us.
Celebrate Childlike Wonder
Take off your mask and play, create, and be wildly curious with childlike innocence.
Cultivating space for openness and generosity — beyond scarcity and fear.
Honor Ancestral Roots
The exchange of indigenous, cultural, and academic knowledge allows us to take accountability for ourselves and our planet.
Embrace the Sacred Mess
We embrace the difficulties and complexities of life and relationship. This is a safe container for transformation and inner alchemy.
We believe in each person holding their piece of the puzzle. We each own our role in the tapestry of the world.
Live in Gratitude
Gratitude is the medicine that turns what we have into enough. Living consciously in each moment. Creating a container for presence.
Thoughtfully designed to invite in softness, beauty in all its forms, and intimacy.
The AKERA Logo
Our logo symbolizes interconnectedness within our universe. It’s a timeless symbol of our connections to everything around us, and a powerful reminder that our own joy and health are inextricably interwoven with all living things.
The tree of life is more than just a logo for AKERA, it's the idea behind our mission. The roots represent where we're from and to stay grounded. The trunk stands for inner strength. The leaves represent each individual, who is different in their own way but belong to a greater whole.
Who We Are
Akera was built by best friends and family, as a way to give back. A place to give back. An experience to share.
The name Akera comes from the first letters of our kids’ names.
We feel so fortunate to have been in places where transformational experiences happen, from a simple room created with love, to Burning Man, that we wanted to create a place where inspiration, unity, and transformation may blossom.
Akera is created as an intergenerational experience - nourishing our children (all our children,) and honoring our parents (all our parents.) To love, learn, and be.
Nature, art, togetherness, celebration of the blessed basics, and exploration of the possible.