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 retreat is a respite from that bustle and an immersion into recovery centered self-care.
This is an all-recovery weekend for people impacted by their own addiction or/and the addiction of others. This is a retreat for people 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 retreat center, situated in the beautiful hills and woodlands of the Berkshire Foothills.
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.
PROGRAM FEE & ROOM RATES PROGRAM FEE - SLIDING SCALE (sliding scale range is TBD, under review by Shantigar Foundation) 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.
BOOKING: Please contact Peter Columbus at Shantigar to book the retreat (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.339.4332). Let Peter know your room preference and the program fee you can offer. Scholarships are available for anyone needing financial support to attend.
ROOMS (Rates are for 2 nights): Note: the beds are full/double sized, so keep that in mind if you are considering sharing with someone!
Tenting (unlimited) - FREE - bring your own tent and sleeping gear and get connected to the beautiful grounds at Shantigar.
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.
Tiny Room (1) - $80 single/$50 each double - 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.
Weekend Retreat Schedule FRIDAY 3:00 - 5:00: check-in, and get settled, tea and snacks available 5:00 - 6:00: dinner 6:30 - 9:00: retreat intro, setting intention, with 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 9:00 - 10:00 breakfast 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 - 10:00 breakfast 10:00 - 11:30 Free time 11:30 - 1:00: Yoga recovery meeting - breath centered movement and all recovery topic/discussion meeting on steps 1-3 1:00: Retreat closing, lunch and departure