yoga RETREATS and parties
Grow your Yoga practice with an Evolution Retreat!
September 13-15, 2013
Yoga and Nature: Connecting with your Inner and Outer Landscape with Martha Whitney
- the best yoga teachers for beginners to advanced students.
- four programs to choose from.
- 700 acres nestled in the Vermont mountains.
- a pristine spring-fed pond and streams for swimming.
- morning bird song, evening peepers, star-filled nights, campfire light.
- cozy cabins with bunks or double beds.
- delicious refreshing vegetarian meals.
- a 60 minute relaxing massage (extra fee applies).
Yoga and Nature Retreat: Connecting with your inner and outer landscape with Martha Whitney
September 13-15, 2013
Enjoy a fall weekend to slow to the world, nourish your inner self, and connect with nature around you. Join Martha for a revitalizing nature-based yoga retreat. Mornings begin with walking meditations and breathing practices out in fresh air. Practice yoga inside in the morning on a mat, and in the afternoon out on the land with the earth, trees and sky. Explore finding your postures from the inside out to inhabit your body with greater ease and pleasure. Practice feeling the support and freedom of ground and space. This mindful yoga invites integration of body, heart and mind, an aliveness of your senses, and play.
There will be spacious open time to follow your longings for a solo walk or to write or rest, as well as to enjoy the company of others on the beautiful land of Common Ground Center. We end our evenings with the relaxing and healing practices of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
Find out about prices, registration options, and general retreat information here.
Each retreat weekend offers a series of yoga classes, sessions and guided mediations to build strength, bring enjoyment and relaxation. There’s plenty of free time to enjoy a stroll the meadows, hike the mountains or swim in the pond or streams. This will be the best weekend of your summer to renew, relax and re-energize!
All of Evolution Yoga's Grow Your Yoga Retreats take place at the Common Ground Center, located in Starksboro, Vermont, which is 30 minutes from Burlington and Lake Champlain. The site is located on 700 acres, nestled in the valley between the Hogback and Green Mountains.
Program spaces are beautifully renovated barn and farm buildings. For sleeping, choose a cozy Yestermorrow-designed cabin in semi-private or group accommodations. Common Ground’s rustic cabins sleep two to six in bunks or double beds. Beautiful, individually-unique light wooden, unheated cabins are nestled in the woods with windows, porches and views. Bring your own linens and sleeping bags. The Bathhouse has indoor and outdoor hot showers, sinks and toilets.
Weekend Retreat Rates:
Fees are per person and include delicious vegetarian meals and snacks (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch), yoga classes, workshops, meditation, swimming, campfire and evening activities.
- Rustic Cabins for two nights with 4-6 people - $399/weekend
- Semi-private Cabin for two nights - 2 people - $449/weekend
- Private Cabin - $499/weekend
Early Registration Discount is full. Keep an eye out on our newsletter, block and facebook page for special offers. Click here to register online. Please call the studio at 802-864-9642 if you would like to upgrade to a Semi-Private or Private Cabin
Installment Payment Option - You can pay for your retreat in two payments. A 50% deposit will reserve your spot. Full payment is required three weeks prior to the retreat. A $15 service fee will be applied to your second payment to cover expenses for this option.
Reservation Cancellation Policy
A full refund minus a $25 service fee will be granted up to three weeks prior to the retreat start date. (August 24th for the September Retreats). No refund is available for cancellations less than three weeks prior to the retreat start date.
Enjoy delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan meals produced by our onsite chef with fresh local ingredients. Meals will be provided Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
Breakfast – Blueberry muffins, tofu scramble, granola, fresh fruit, toast, coffee and tea
Lunch – Salad of local greens, pasta e Fagiol soup, homemade veggie burgers, fruit cobbler
Snack – fresh fruit, lavender lemon cookies
Dinner – Tuscan bean salad, Chipotle sweet potato tacos with aioli, herbed rice pilaf and Homemade Berry Pie.
Bliss out during your retreat with a relaxing 60 minute deep tissue or Swedish massage. Our two certified massage therapists will be offering indoor and outdoor (weather dependent) massage therapy sessions to help you fully release all of your tension. Leave the retreat a lighter and happier you.
Massage sessions are $65 for a 60 minute session. Massages are available Saturday morning 11-12 afternoon 1-3 or 4:30-7 during free time. Limited sessions are available so book early to ensure you get a spot. We will assign the times based on your workshop schedule.
ABOUT COMMON GROUND CENTER:
Common Ground Center (CGC) is a cooperatively run non-profit arts, education, and outdoor recreation and retreat center. The beautiful site demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability. CGC is built and run in harmony with the outstanding natural surroundings, leaving the smallest possible footprint. For more info visit - www.cgcvt.org.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Martha Whitney – Founder of Living Yoga Studio and senior teacher at evolution yoga
Martha offers a mindful, inspiring and welcoming yoga environment that fosters an enhanced self-acceptance and embodied well-being. Her in-depth training in anatomy, movement and breath allows her to artfully guide postures that access body ease and aliveness. Martha compassionately meets her students where they are while encouraging them to stretch beyond what they have known and to experience more fully who they truly are. Students leave class feeling more comfortable, confident and resilient in themselves and in their lives.
Martha has been studying yoga and body-mind therapy since 1991. In addition to group and private yoga classes Martha is in private practice supporting life change through Hakomi, a body centered psychotherapy. Martha’s other great passion is long canoe trips in the open landscape of Labrador, where, as in yoga, she feels vastly alive. http://livingyogavt.com
|Yoga and Nature Retreat|
|3-5 pm||Arrival - Check-in, settle into your cabin and explore the grounds|
|7:15-9||Opening Ceremony and Restorative Yoga Class|
|7-7:30||Optional walking meditation and prananyama outdoors|
|7 - 8:45||Breakfast|
|9-11:00||Morning Yoga Practice - Connect With Your Inner Landscape|
|11:00-12:00||open time - swim, rest, write, read, enjoy a massage|
|12 - 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 - 3:30||open time - swim, rest, write, read, enjoy a massage|
|3-5 pm||Yoga on the Meadow|
|5:30 - 7||Dinner|
|7 - 8:30 pm||Bonfire|
|8:45 - 9:30||Yoga Nidra|
|7:00-8:00||Fresh Air Pranayama and mindful walking to sit spot|
|9:00- 11:30||Mindful Yoga to Nourish your Body, Heart and Mind|
|1:15 - 2:00||Closing Ceremony|
Make your next celebration truly unique. At Evolution you can gather to celebrate with others, while nurturing your mind, body and spirit. We plan events for couples, women, children, businesses and weddings, and our ceremonial and yoga expertise can be added to any type of custom event. Contact our Event Planner for more information regarding our services.
- Birthday Parties (Children or Adults)
- Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies
- Bridal Showers & Bachelorette Parties
- Baby Showers & Baby Blessings & Namings
- Conferences & Corporate Events
- Fundraisers & Neighborhood Gatherings
- Couples Yoga & Massage
- Yoga and Sports (hiking, kayaking, running)
What We Offer:
Birthday Parties for Adults and Children
Have a special day just for you or your kid! For your party, we will find a time to reserve the whole studio space just for you and your guests. Many of our parties involve an hour-long specialized yoga class (also for children and/or adults) tailored to your unique taste or themed for your party. You can invite as many or as few guests as you like (10-15 is standard). For another 1.5 hours, we can turn the space into anything you like. Often, guests bring food and presents, eat cake and dance!
Contact our event coordinator Chelsea Brasel, email@example.com, for more information and pricing.