WELCOME TO A WELLNESS WEEKEND FOR WOMEN IN RECOVERY in partnership with The Shantigar Foundation Treat yourself to wellness and join us in February at Shantigar (Peaceful Home), situated in the picturesque foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Shantigar - a not-for profit foundation dedicated to practices of creativity, meditation and engagement with nature - is located on a spectacular old farm, offering walking/hiking trails through fields and hills with many places to meditate and seek peace within (link to photos). 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 a trans and LGBTQIA+ inclusive group, all are welcome here.
Take a break from your every day and join us for a quiet, heart centered weekend at the Shantigar Foundation, situated in the picturesque foothills of the Berkshire Mountains. Winter is a wonderful time to pause for a reset, to check in with where you are, and with what you need.This workshop is an opportunity to do just that supported by yoga-recovery centered self-care. This winter version of the retreat will have expanded time for walks in the snowy woods and lounging by the wood stoves for connection with self and others.
This is an all-recovery weekend for people who are impacted by their own addiction or/and the addiction of others. It is a retreat for people , and who want to create space in their mind, heart, and body space by: moving with intention, sitting in silence by the wood stove, spending time in nature, connecting authentically with self and others, and reveling in the serenity that arrives as a result of diligent and loving self-care.
What to expect: yoga, recovery meetings, opportunity for time in nature, delicious and healthy food, and plenty of space to journal/reflect/rest/connect.
You do not need yoga experience to join us, nor do you have to be actively working the steps to attend; however, we do recommend that you have 90 days of sobriety from your addiction before attending the weekend immersion.
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 12:30 - Lunch 1:30 - 5:30 Free time - choose to rest/explore/play/art/hike 5:30 - Restorative Yoga 6:30 - 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 Shantigar workshop fees are now all inclusive (2 nights, all meals, program, amenties). See further below for room selection details, and booking information. PROGRAM FEE $500 STANDARD - all inclusive - includes lodging, meals, programming, amenities $380 CAMPER/LOCAL COMMUTER - includes programming, meals & amenities
RESERVATIONS CLICK ON THIS LINKor contact Peter Columbus at Shantigar (email@example.com 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.
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. Space heater warms the cabin up to your comfort level. Must go inside to access to bathrooms.
Farmhouse Rooms (5 available) - Each quaint and quirky farmhouse room has a double bed and bedding. Please bring your own towel. A couple rooms have their own sink. All farmhouse rooms have access to shared bathrooms.
Farmhouse Room Above the Garage (sleeps 2) - room with 3 single beds and attached half bath; can be used for double occupancy.
YOUR YOGA & RECOVERY EXPERIENCE This retreat does not require that you have any yoga experience, but does require that you have some time in recovery before attending. If you are struggling with an active addiction, we ask that you gather three months of liberation from the addiction prior to joining.