Day to day life can take a toll on us - especially during these days of social media overload, pandemic impacts, and a seemingly never ending onslaught of injustices. Often these worldly experiences can feel especially taxing for those of us impacted by addiction - whether our own, or someone else's. This workshop is a respite from that bustle and an immersion into recovery centered self-care.
This is an all-recovery weekend for people who identify as women who are impacted by their own addiction or/and the addiction of others. This is a workshop for women who want to create space in their mind, heart, and body space by: moving with intention, sitting in silence, relaxing in nature, connecting authentically with self and others, and reveling in the serenity that arrives as a result of diligent and loving self-care. Set your mind spiraling upwards by connecting to your true self, and your higher power (as you understand it), spending a weekend immersed in nature, breath-centered movement, and all-recovery meetings.
Treat yourself to wellness and join us September 30 - October 2 at the Shantigar Foundation, situated in the picturesque foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
What to expect: yoga, recovery meetings, opportunity for time in nature, delicious and healthy food, art projects, and plenty of space to journal/reflect/rest/do step work.
CORONAVIRUS NOTE: We ask that those attending be vaccinated, though masks are optional, per the CDC recommendations. We suggest that if you are concerned about being in-person without masking, that you wait until a later date for this retreat as we want you to be relaxed and fully present for the experience.
Weekend Workshop Schedule FRIDAY 3:00 - 5:00: Check-in, and get settled, tea and snacks available 5:00 - 6:00: Dinner 6:30 - 9:00: Workshop intro, setting intention, and yoga-recovery meeting: breath centered movement and discussion on Step 1 - "Powerlessness"
SATURDAY 7:30 - 8:30 Gentle rise & shine morning yoga with silent meditation 8:30 - 10:00 Breakfast fixings provided - enjoy at your own pace 10:00 - 11:00 Guided walking meditation 11:30 - 1:00 Yoga-recovery meeting - breath centered movement with discussion on Step 2 - "Came to Believe" 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch 2:00 - 5:30 Free time - choose to rest/explore/play/art/vigorous flow yoga class 6:00 - 7:00 Dinner 7:00 - 8:00: Topic/Discussion Meeting on Step 3: "Surrender" 8:00 - 9:30: Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra
SUNDAY 8:00 - 9:00 Gentle rise & shine morning yoga with silent meditation 9:00 - 10:30 Breakfast fixings provided - enjoy at your own pace 10:30 - 12:00 Yoga recovery meeting - breath centered movement and all recovery topic/discussion meeting on steps 1-3 12:00 - Workshop closing & departure
LODGINGS (Rates listed below are for a 2 night stay): You will be staying at Shantigar, a not-for profit foundation dedicated to practices of creativity, meditation and engagement with nature. Located on a spectacular old farm, Shantigar offers walking trails through fields and hills with many places to meditate (link to photos). Please note, the beds are full/double sized, so keep that in mind if you are considering sharing a room with someone. Bathrooms are shared, please bring your own towel and toiletries. If you need assistance with your room fee, please email Kate.
Tenting (unlimited) - FREE - bring your own tent and sleeping gear and get connected to the beautiful grounds at Shantigar.
Tiny Room (1) - $80 single - sweet sleeping nook that contains a double bed. Access to shared bathroom.
Artist Cabins (3 available) - $100 single/$60 each double. These lovely cabins are adjacent to the house and equipped with a double bed and bedding. Access to bathroom inside.
Farmhouse Rooms (3 available) -$120 single/$80 each double. Each quaint farmhouse room has a double bed and bedding. Please bring your own towel. Access to shared bathroom.
Farmhouse Room Above the Garage - $120 single/$80 double - room with 2 single beds and attached half bath