WELCOME TO A WELLNESS WEEKEND FOR WOMEN IN RECOVERY in partnership with The Shantigar Foundation 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. We are an explicitly trans and LGBTQIA+ inclusive group. Treat yourself to wellness and join us July 28 - 30 at Shantigar (Peaceful Home), situated in the picturesque foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Often, worldly experiences can feel especially taxing for those of us impacted by addiction - whether our own, or someone else's. This is your weekend to rest, restore and rejuvenate, taking a step back from the daily press and stress of the world, an immersion into recovery centered self-care. Turn of your device and immerse yourself in a community seeking wellness. You will be immersed in the verdant hills of Rowe Massachusetts, enjoying the long days of summer nestled on the lush and healing grounds of Shantigar. You will be nourished by natural beauty, recovery meetings, breath centered movement, and delicious meals... each an antidote for worldly ills, and magically potent when combined.
This is a workshop for beings 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.
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 - Welcome walk and yoga practice - gentle, breath-centered movement 6:30 - 8:00 Dinner & Free time 8:00 - 9:00: Workshop intro, setting intention, and all-recovery meeting 9:00: Optional yoga nidra for bedtime
SATURDAY 7:00 - 9:00 coffee/tea/breakfast fixings available 9:00 - Morning yoga with silent meditation 10:30 - Free time or join for walking meditation, a thoughtful movement through the grounds 11:30 - Yoga-recovery meeting - gentle, breath centered movement with discussion 1:00 - Lunch 2:00 - 6:00 Free time - choose to rest/explore/play/art/hike 6:00 - Restorative Yoga 7:00 Dinner 8:00: All-RecoveryTopic/Discussion Meeting 9:00: Optional yoga nidra for bedtime
SUNDAY 7:00 - 8:30 coffee/tea/breakfast fixings available 8:30 - Morning yoga with silent meditation 10:00 - Free time 11:00 - All-recovery meeting - gentle, breath centered movement with discussion and workshop closing 12:00 - Departure
WORKSHOP FEES & LODGING LOGISTICS PROGRAM FEE $500 STANDARD - all inclusive - includes lodging, meals, programming, amenities $380 CAMPER/LOCAL COMMUTER - includes programming, meals & amenities
RESERVATIONS CLICK ON THIS LINK or contact Peter Columbus at Shantigar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.339.4332). Let Peter know your room preference when booking. Please note the camping discount (see above), and indicate any financial assistance needed (see below).
SCHOLARSHIPS 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 you need support, please communicate with Shantigar what fee you are able to pay when booking the weekend.
LODGING OPTIONS: 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.
Tenting (unlimited) - REDUCE YOUR PROGRAM COST BY $120 - bring your own tent and sleeping gear and get connected to the beautiful grounds at Shantigar.
Tiny Room (1) - sweet sleeping nook that contains a double bed. Access to shared bathroom.
Artist Cabins (3 available) - These lovely cabins are adjacent to the house and equipped with a double bed and bedding. Must go inside to access to bathrooms.
Farmhouse Rooms (5 available) - Each quaint farmhouse room has a double bed and bedding. Please bring your own towel. Access to shared bathrooms.
Farmhouse Room Above the Garage - room with 2 single beds and attached half bath