Wild Roots: Soul Medicine Retreat
hosted by Sarah Rayne & Kristen Volpone
You are invited to immerse yourself in the wildness of nature on this magical weekend soul medicine retreat!
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.
During our stay, we will be nourished by seasonal farm fresh food with every meal! 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.
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!
Our intention for the Wild Roots Retreat is not only to embrace the wildness of nature and the wildness within ourselves, but to cultivate a sense of grounding and connection to Mother Earth.
// SCHEDULE //
We ask that you arrive any time in the late afternoon/ early evening on this day, to get settled, pitch your tent if you are camping, and relax after your travels. Ideally we’d like you to arrive sometime between 4pm-6pm. Please try to arrive no later than 7pm! We will begin the retreat with a communal farm fresh meal, followed by an opening circle to get to know your fellow retreat goers, leading into a candle-lit Yin Yoga practice with Reiki assists. You are invited to rest early this night to prepare your mind & body for the full day ahead.
An energizing Yoga practice will be offered at 7:00am, and breakfast will follow. The rest of our morning will be spent outdoors exploring the land around us. We will infuse this exploration with a variety of meditative and healing practices, allowing nature to be our guide, and inviting in collective harmony & joy. The afternoon will provide ample time for you to embrace your wild roots! You can take a swim, go for an extended hike, or simply walk around the farm barefoot and enjoy the sunshine. If you would like to schedule a private healing session with Sarah or Kristen, you would have the opportunity to reserve those services during this time. A hearty lunch will also be served at noon. In the late afternoon we’ll reconvene for more magical group activities, focusing on creating art with nature. After we enjoy our dinner, a special Yin Yoga practice with Reiki assists will be offered, followed by a Sound Bath. Later on, we will meet by the fire to celebrate our last night together under the waxing moon.
There will be one more sweet morning to enjoy each other’s company and the sacred space that we have co-created. A Yoga practice will be offered to honor the wildness within! We will enjoy a nourishing breakfast together and then gather for a closing ceremony. At noon we will say our goodbyes, holding the wild beauty we have experienced together in our hearts as we make our way back home.
// ABOUT YOUR HOSTS //
Sarah Rayne is a creator, a facilitator of joy, and a heart-driven healer. She is a Third-Degree Reiki Practitioner & one of the co-founders of Root Mamma. She expresses her truth and creates healing experiences through sound, art, healthy seasonal cooking, and working with plants. She's committed to celebrating the wildness within and without, and the beauty in all things.
Kristen Volpone explores the energetic tapestry of the human body and offerings of the heart's gifts through Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Sound, Kindfulness, Intentional Jewelry Making, and Poetry. Her intention is to support, encourage, and empower those in her communities with Yin Yoga & the Healing Arts.
// 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
Communal Farmhouse: $350
>>LABOR DAY SALE: $25 off if you sign up by Saturday, 9/1!<<
::For regular rates, the deposit must be paid be 7/15, and the balance must be paid by 8/15::
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// 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!