Whether you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, break a habit, lose weight, train for a marathon, tone up for your wedding or simply indulge in time away just for you, DESTINATION DETOX is the answer. Destination Detox: Hudson, New York is a results-driven week of transformation and wellness combining fitness, nutrition & fun in beautiful and charming Hudson, New York.

This six night results-driven program is a thoughtfully prepared, tried and tested combination of raw foods, juices and farm-to-table meals inspired by the fresh, organic foods of the region. Each meal is well-balanced, simple, organic whenever possible, nourishing and delicious. A juice cleanse rounds out the program, cleansing the palette and re-balancing the body. Days are filled with hiking, Pilates classes, yoga & meditation, circuit training and activities focused on mindfulness, nutritional education, transformation and long term effectiveness… along with lots of fun!

Destination Detox is a body, mind & spirit approach to wellness. We have hand-selected a team of experts who all understand the important role body-mind connection plays in successful & sustainable transformation. Our team ensures that each of the twelve guests return home having not only met their personal goals but with the tools and the mindset to maintain these results as well.


While in Hudson guests will stay in an authentic 1700’s home, the epitome of charm and comfort. Recently renovated, this home offers updated yet classic finishes with all of the modern conveniences throughout. With plenty of indoor & outdoor space for daily workouts along with lots of cozy lounging space, this home is warm and inviting, yet sophisticated and refined, a perfect place to unwind after a full day of fitness.

Hudson, NY serves as the backdrop for this result’s driven week of wellness. Hudson is located approximately 2 hours north of New York City, a quick trip by car or train, and yet you instantly feel worlds away. Nestled along the beautiful Hudson River, surrounded by nature and full of charm, Hudson is a renewed, transformed, & vibrant city full of art, music & antiques.

The natural landscape of Hudson, with it’s now visionary and inspiring community, reflects the spirit and intention of Destination Detox – renewal, freedom from un-healthy habits, discovery and re-discovery of self.

Named one of the top 10 places to visit in 2012 by Lonely Planet & National Geographic’s Traveler’s Top 20 Must-See Places for 2013, Hudson, NY provides the perfect backdrop for Destination Detox. Guests will hike through nature daily, view the famed Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, visit Frederick Church’s Historic Home & Landscape at Olana, the Catskill Mountains and Greene County, known for their breathtaking landscapes and natural beauty. Additionally, the Hudson community embraces the slow food, farm-to-table concept, providing a rich variety of local produce & provisions to inspire each and every healthy and delicious meal.


Share: $3500 per person based on two people sharing a room. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo. $3200 per person based on two people sharing a king sized bed

Private: $4500 for a private room

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount.

The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full 6 (six) weeks prior to the start date of the Escape/Detox you are registering for, unless alternative arrangements have been previously discussed. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment. Cancellations less than six weeks prior to arrival are non refundable, but Escape to Shape will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future travel with Escape to Shape, provided that, among other things, we can find a replacement or substitute for you and/or your group.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site:

Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.


  • Six nights in a lovely room in the heart of charming & historical Hudson, New York. All suites are spacious, comfortable and charming and include en suite bathrooms & air conditioning. Wireless Internet access available.
  • 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season are provided daily
  • Juice cleanse- ideal for cleansing the palette & re-balancing the body (optional)
  • Hikes lead by trained hiking guides. Each hike is designed to provide a steady caloric burn along with some breathtaking panoramic views.
  • One-on-one fitness assessment & guidance. Upon check in your personal needs & goals will be reviewed in a private one-on-one session. These goals will be assessed and refined throughout the week.
  • One-on-one nutritional assessment, guidance & follow-up
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Circuit Training
  • Pilates
  • Nutrition Talks
  • Evening activities nutrition & cooking classes + local surprises
  • 1 massage
  • Continual access to the fitness trainer, nutritionist, yoga & meditation teacher, Pilates teacher, chef & hiking guides who will always be open and eager to work with you to achieve your goals.
  • Free time to relax & stroll the charming vintage, antique & design shops of the area
  • Transportation to & from the Hudson train station. Transportation from Albany, Newark or New York City airports can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Tax

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, Hiking & Circuit Training.


  • While we are not against alcohol, caffeine or gluten in moderation, none will be served throughout the week, offering you an opportunity to see how your body feels without these substances in your body. Green tea will be available throughout the day.
  • If you are NOT trying to lose weight this program can easily be adapted to suit your personal needs while still providing your body, mind & spirit with a wonderful gift. Just let us know in advance and we will review the details with you in your one-on-one personal assessment upon check in.
  • Your personal goals (discussed upon check in), will determine if all activities are mandatory for YOU. Our experts are there to ensure that personal goals, which all vary, are met, therefore you may be advised to skip a few activities depending upon your personal goals/situation.
  • We have instant access to medical doctors/nurses if needed at any time throughout your stay with us.

The Team

Erica Gragg – Curator
Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful “Vinyasa” flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica is ACE certified, having created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.

Erica is the co-creator of the acclaimed fitness and lifestyle program, Bikini Boot Camp and is the author of Bikini Boot Camp- Two Weeks To Your Ultimate Beach Body and is currently working on her second book ‘Escape To Shape- Tastes From My Travels’.

Erica’s latest launch is Destination Detox: Hudson, NY, a results-driven & transformative week of wellness in beautiful & charming Hudson, NY. She is also in the process of launching an e-commerce site called Escape To Shop that features her favorite finds from around the world, inspired by her travels. Erica has a lightness in her step and a passionate outlook towards life. She strongly believes that each and ever person can make a difference, even in the seemingly smallest of ways, and that life is meant to be lived & enjoyed, each and every breath to the fullest.

Erika Laurion – Master in Sciences, Certified Nutritionist Specialist, Certified Dietician Nutritionist and Chef

Erika Laurion, MS, CNS, CDN has worked in the health fields for over 10 years. She received her Masters from the Institute of Human Nutrition at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Erika is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist and will help you achieve your personal health goals by improving your overall diet and your food choices. Erika has a lot of experience in teaching how cooking can be simple, healthy and sustainable. No two people are the same, so why would their diets be? Erika will customize a plan that fits your lifestyle and dietary habits without deprivation or unrealistic goals. This will begin with an initial consultation where she we will go over your medical, dietary and family history. Together, through Destination Detox: Hudson, NY you will develop a game plan including your food preferences and lifestyle.

Additionally, Erika oversees the Destination Detox menu & kitchen in order to create a thoughtful, results- driver menu, combining a raw food & juice cleanse with seasonal, organic, unrefined local whole foods that nourish the body from the inside out while satisfying the palette.

Nicole Keegan – Pilates & Yoga

Originally from Southern Kentucky, Nicole Meadors opened Pilates Hudson in June 2004. At seven years old, Nicole is featured hanging upside down in her father’s textbook, LET’S MOVE.

Nicole teaches in Hudson NY and at West Village Yoga NYC. She travels with Escape to Shape, working in locations like Marrakech, Cartagena, Puglia and Bali.

In the late 90’s Nicole was the Associate Director of Upstate Films, an art house cinema in Rhinebeck NY; she taught play writing at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie NY. She served as film program director at Time & Space Limited in Hudson, NY, where she coordinated an Appalachian Film Festival. A freelance writer, Nicole began her Pilates training in 1998 to supplement her career. She’s practiced Pilates as a student and as a teacher for fourteen years.

Certified to teach Classical Pilates and Yoga, Nicole continues to study and collaborate with movement professionals such as Kinesthetic Anatomist Irene Dowd, Alycea Ungaro, Steve Giordano, Susan Moran, and Iyengar Yoga teachers Kevin Gardiner and Kofi Busia. Nicole incorporates bodywork similar to Thai Massage and adheres to a system that nourishes mind, body, and spirit, ideal for the Destination Detox: Hudson, NY experience.

Kylah Campeta – ATC, Personal Trainer

Founder Kylah Campeta ATC has been a personal strength and conditioning coach for 8 years in Los Angeles, Manhattan and the Hudson Valley. She is a graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where she studied dance and movement and has a Sports Medicine Degree in Athletic Training from Marist College.

Kylah is certified in Athletic training, pre/post natal training, boxing, spin, TRX, stretching and dance/movement. Her style and technique is based on the individual, her workouts combine muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, plyometrics and flexibility into one so the body receives a healthy full-body workout.

Kylah uses anything from free weights to simply your own body weight to put together a custom routine that accommodates all fitness levels and body types. She has extensive post-injury training experience and a background in physical therapy for athletes, hence, safety is always a first priority.


What have you done to me?! Not only did I lose weight I’m totally off my medicinal stomach shake (that’s a miracle). And, a few people have commented that I seem at peace and calm. It has been 3 weeks and I’m holding on to the Destination Detox goodness like a lifesaver. Thank you. By the way, discovered so many new & healthy things to eat while with you – the contents of my refrigerator have evolved. :) Thank you beyond words! Anna, Brooklyn, NY

Erica, thank you, thank you and thank you.What I really needed was a vacation from being myself–from being the independent decision maker, the “mouth,” the planner, the role model, the caretaker, the entertainer–the Miss Personality.Instead, I could just “be.” I could smile… Or not. I could speak… Or not…I could think… Or not. You created a safe place–an oasis.We often think of “creative” as someone with paints or a typewriter, but in essence, to create something is to make something… And you really made something of incredible value.So, thank you. ‘Til next time. Amanda, NY

Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful week. I came home feeling great after achieving even more than I had hoped: I not only lost weight but I’ve already cleaned out the fridge. And met some wonderful new friends (what a GREAT group!!) The staff is terrific… each of them so caring & inspiring. I want to do this program again & again because I’ve never felt better!
Thank you,
Lori, NY

Oh my goodness I forgot to post a very important thank you. On July 7, 2013 I started the week long Escape to Shape ( Destination Detox in Hudson, New York. (It’s not a real detox…more like a good cleanse) I joined only a few weeks before the start, and in all honesty I thought it would kill me. I just wanted to feel more motivated to work out harder and get in touch with some things. The end result was new friends were made, metabolism totally changed, new foods tried & enjoyed,…overall it was the most amazing experience provided by Erica Gragg & Francesco Anchisi and their people who make this the most fabulous, fun & rewarding week.Lost six pounds that week. Kept it up, and a year later I’m down 20 lbs (my ideal weight) with a super solid workout program on my plate. I’ve learned that staying fit is so much easier when surrounding yourself with people who motivate you to be better than you could ever be.So thanks to all of you for the past year- you inspired and encouraged me to feel like a million bucks. And I do! Abby, New York

Erica’s Destination Detox program was just the thing to kick me out of a routine of negative habits and help me regain my positive outlook on life. I went in feeling defeated, and came out feeling like I could conquer the world. The week of healthy eating, structured workouts, and pampering was just what I needed. While my personal transformation was my goal, the ancillary benefits was the friendships and the community that all of the group gained. Our group bonded together over our long hikes and relaxed meals, and although it sounds a bit cliche we really did become a family. The team involved in pulling this together felt like part of our family, and has continued to support us long after our departure. The on-going support gained is such a bonus, but knowing how thoughtful and generous Erica is it is not unexpected. This was my second trip with Erica, and I’ll continue to travel with her for years to come! Rachel, Boston, MA

Three weeks out and I’m down 3 more pounds (8 pounds total) and feeling so much better. I definitely came to Destination Detox with my batteries on low and this was the perfect recharge. The food was delicious, the fitness professionals were well selected and the pace of the day flowed right along. Erica should write a book on being the perfect hostess because she flawlessly combines professionalism, warmth, humor and sweat. Can’t wait to go again Lisa, Boston, MA