Spring Splendor Retreat: A Sensory Exploration
Hosted by Kristen Volpone + Sarah Rayne
You are invited to bathe in nature's splendor and explore the sweetness of your senses on this Spring Retreat!
Our intention for the Spring Splendor Retreat is to mindfully and compassionately connect to our senses in nature; becoming awakened by the beauty of Being! We will explore taste, touch, smell, sound, and sight & intuition, with playfulness and presence. Through mindful & soul-nourishing activities, we will inhabit our own experiences of the world around us, as well as the cosmos within us, and tap into the subtle joys and magic of feeling.
As this retreat takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, we will be acknowledging the mother archetype: the divine essence that creates and nourishes. There will be space set aside to honor and connect to our mothers, mother ancestors, mother spirit guides (living or non-living), and to our mother earth. We will be welcoming in and celebrating the spirit of Spring, as well. In this fresh space where anything is possible, we will plant our seeds of intention, and nourish them with plenty of love, sunshine, and water throughout the weekend.
Sarah and Kristen will be offering indoor & outdoor activities including: Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Sound, Crafting, Group Healing, and Sacred Ceremony. While you are encouraged to participate in all offerings, you are also welcome to opt out if you feel called to do so. There will also be plenty of time for you to rest, restore, and to enjoy the beauty of being in Nature.
During our stay, we will be nourished by seasonal farm fresh food with every meal! The retreat will take place at Growing Heart Farm, a beautiful and bountiful space just a short train ride/ drive from New York City. The Farm is nestled in the Catskills, close to the Appalachian trail. On the property, itself there is a swimming hole, an outdoor shower, hammocks, a fire pit, sacred trees, and ample space for outdoor camping. Indoor accommodations are available in the communal farmhouse.
This weekend is family friendly and open to all. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like to bring your child, so we can discuss. This will be a safe space for people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and nationalities. Come as you are!
If you are a mother and coming with your child or if you are a child coming with your mother - we have a special rate for you!
// ACCOMMODATIONS //
OUTDOOR: There is lots of space for outdoor camping! Bring your own tent/ gear, or borrow a tent from the farm.
INDOOR: There is a cozy communal farmhouse which sleeps 17 guests. Sleeping accommodations are a mixture of shared bedrooms, and futons in the common areas. Bedrooms will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis! Please let us know if you are booking with another person who you'd like to room with.
// EXCHANGE //
Price includes 2 nights of accommodations, 5 farm fresh meals, & all retreat activities
*early bird until 2/28: $400*
Communal Farmhouse: $500
*early bird until 2/28: $450*
Kids 0-12 // $100
Kids 13-18 // $250
<< *15% discount for mammas!* >>
If you are a mamma and you bring your little one, you will receive 15% off of your ticket price! If you are an adult babe and you bring your mamma, you’ll both receive 15% off your ticket price!
We have (1) need-based partial scholarship available, with the priority going to self-identified people of color.
We have (1) kitchen work exchange position available, for a 50% reduced rate.
For more information, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Until February 28th
::deposit must be paid be 2/28::
::balance must be paid by 4/19::
>>Place a $150 deposit to lock in your early bird rate!<<
*If you would like to avoid Eventbrite processing fees you can venmo payment to @sarah-rayne or paypal to email@example.com, as a “friends and family” payment*
// PRIVATE HEALING SESSIONS //
If you are interested in a private session during the retreat please let us know.
We will be offering private sessions in:
>>>Reiki Intuitive Touch Massage
>>>Yin Yoga + Sound Healing
// LOCATION //
Growing Heart Farm
25 Jeans Drive
Pawling, NY 12564
Metro North Train to Harlem Valley Wingdale (Hm Valley Wingdale) Station from Grand Central or Harlem 125
The farm is a 15 minute walk from the train or we can coordinate a pickup.
We encourage traveling with a friend and carpooling to minimize environmental impact!
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!