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
WORKSHOP FEE PROGRAM FEE - $333 (includes all meals, lodging is a separate fee) BOOKING: Please contact Peter Columbus at Shantigar to book the workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.339.4332). Let Peter know your room preference when booking. Thanks to a generous Shantigar donor plus funds raised by Kate, partial scholarships are available to go towards your workshop fee if you need financial support to attend. If so, please let Peter know what fee you can offer. Lodging fee is separate from the workshop fee, see below.
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