Developing Balance through Yoga and Ayurveda:

Embracing  Spring
January 22-25, 2018

Coming out of your winter hibernation can be challenging, especially when it’s cold and wet outside and warm and snug inside. It’s important to embrace spring earlier, rather than later, to allow our metabolism and mind set to enliven and help melt the winter blues. Being aware of the foods we consume, the activities we enjoy and the frame of mind we adopt in this season is key to staying healthy.

In Ayurveda, this is known as Kapha season, the time of year where we must focus on uplifting interactions, warming and lighter foods and invigorating activities.

In this 3-day retreat, you will learn how to:

  • Understand your unique Ayurvedic mind & body type and how to keep balanced
  • Use seasonal foods and recipes to remain healthy
  • Adopt new activities to invigorate the physiology
  • Detoxify the digestive system
  • Engage in a grounding and enlivening yoga practice
  • Use breath (pranayama) to prevent sluggishness and reduce stress

This retreat is lead by Deacon Carpenter, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist;  Ginger Schechter, MD and Michaela Codding, E-RYT 200. To learn more about the faculty leading this retreat, please click here.

Prior to the retreat you will receive a link to a “Dosha Evaluation”, and when you arrive, an Ayurvedic workbook will be provided.  During the retreat, you will receive an individual Ayurvedic  Evaluation (valued at $325), personal home Yoga practice and take home seasonally balancing amenities from Aveda.



Monday, September 25

3:00pm -4:00pm: Check-in

4:00pm-5:00pm: Restorative Yoga

5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner

6:30pm-7:00pm: Welcome and overview


Tuesday, September 26

7:00am-8:00 am: Yoga Flow class

8:00am-9:00am:  Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am: Qi Gung Movement Class

10:30am-12:00pm: Workshop: “Understanding Seasonal Change”

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm- 4:15pm: Wellness treatments / Private Yoga/ Evaluations/Free time

5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner


Wednesday, September 27

7:00-8:00 am: Yoga Flow class

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

10:30am -12:00pm: Workshop: “Using Foods and Lifestyle Changes to Stay Healthy during the Vata Season “

12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-3:00pm: Free time

3:00pm-4:15pm: Wellness treatments / Private Yoga/ Evaluations/Free time

5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner


Thursday September 28

7:00am- 8:00 am: Yoga Flow class

8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast

10:00am-11:00am: Wrap-up & Check out

Retreat Costs




These six classes are comprised of four of Yoga, one of Qi Gung, and two of Ayurveda. This also includes a Dosha quiz, Ayurveda workbook and Ayurvedic evaluation ($325 value)


$715 per person for double occupancy (private room) / $915 per person for a private cottage

  • One person, double occupancy cottage: $1365 + 33.66 tax =$1398.66
  • One person, private cottage: $1565 + 67.32 tax = $ 1632.32

Includes lodging for three nights in a deluxe 2 bedroom cottage in a tranquil wilderness setting , 8 nourishing vegetarian meals, served buffet-style (we are able to accommodate most food allergies and/or dietary restrictions). Our property and the surrounding areas feature beautiful nature trails, popular bike routes and meditation gardens.

Click on the link and check out the Mandala Wellness Center, to make Massage and bodywork appointments in advance.


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