Quaint, picturesque, honest and completely unique; Stowe is better than anything out of Rockwell’s imagination.
This is a true New England four-season location. Yoga retreats in spring and summer are perfect for hiking, horseback riding, swimming and tractor hay rides to the Stowe Farmer’s Market. Fall yoga retreats include all of these wonderful activities, but add in New England’s fabulous and unbeatable fall foliage. Winter brings skiing, skiing and more skiing. Downhill or world class cross-country are minutes from the retreat doorstep along with guided snowshoeing and the winter-wonderland that is Stowe village.
All retreats include three meals a day prepared by a local chef, natural horsemanship classes, yoga and unlimited dips in the outdoor jacuzzi or stops in the indoor dry sauna.
Outfitted with warm duvets and views, these cozy rooms all meet up in the heart of the lodge, the yoga room and kitchen.
Natural horsemanship is open to all, but is, of course, optional.
Join us in the beauty of any season and come see what all the fuss is about!
Sample Day for Manifestation Yoga & Writing Retreat Oct 2-5:
7.00 – Morning Manifestation Yoga Session with Jen Pastiloff
8.30 – Full Group Breakfast
9.30 – Hike, explore Stowe Village, horsemanship time, etc
12.30 – Lunch
1.30 – Hay ride to farmer’s market, biking, etc
17.00 – Writing Seminar with Emily Rapp
19.00 – Dinner
20.00 – Evening star gazing and campfire
All trips are listed in chronological order. Please click the yoga retreat week you’d like to join or choose the teacher and week from the drop down menu below each destination.
Where will yoga take you…?
Join Jen Pastiloff and Emily Rapp once again in Stowe. After last year’s sold-out and life changing retreat, they knew they had to do it again. (Plus, everyone from last year begged them to.) This retreat is nothing short of life-changing!
Jen Pastiloff is best known for her Manifestation Retreats® around the world and for her essays and online presence. Emily Rapp is a renowned author and professor. Join them both for 4 days of yoga, Manifestation Workshops with Jen, workshops with Emily, gorgeous foliage, wine tasting, horses, hiking and whatever else your heart may desire in the Vermont mountains. This is the perfect retreat for all level yogis and writers. It will be a journey into the self and out into the world. There will be a yoga/Manifestation workshop every day as well as a writing workshop with Emily.
How do you write the story of a life? Why is it important to tell these personal stories? Memoir is an art form that shines a light on deeply subjective experiences in order to illuminate universal truths about being human. Through discussion, writing exercises, and supportive sharing, we will generate material, consider issues of ethics when writing about ourselves and other people, and map out a plan to deepen your writing life.
Writing sessions will be generative and focused on mining your memory for significant details/memories/experiences. Discussions and exercises will be geared specifically toward writing personal narrative. Yoga with Jen includes writing as well but will be less focused on “craft” and more on exploring the unconscious mind and beliefs. Jen uses the yoga as a vehicle to get you to go deeper into your writing.
Emily has taught writing in the MFA program at Antioch University, Los Angeles, The Taos Writers’ Workshop, University of California – Palm Desert, and the Gotham Writers’ Workshops. Her second book The Still Point of The Turning World (March 2013 Penguin Press) is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond in dealing with the fatal Tay Sachs Disease.
What airport do I fly into?
If you are flying to Vermont you’ll want to fly into Burlington (BVT), which is a 40min drive from Stowe. There are car rental companies at the airport or transfer services that can take you to Stowe.
Those that are driving will get directions before departure. Other airport options are Boston (~3.5hrs) and New York (~5.5hrs).
Is there internet access on property?
Yup, you can easily log on and share photos and stories of your week (we’
d like to hear ‘em!)
Do I need to bring my own mat, blocks, straps, etc?
You don’t have to if you don’t want to. This is a full stocked location but you are welcome to bring your favorite mat if you’d like.
Horses!! Can I go riding?
Everyone on retreat gets to spend some time with the horses. Gerry, the Stowe Cowboy, will offer everyone a natural horsemanship class and time in the ring with his three beauties (and I’m sure everyone will get to slip them an apple or two).
There are spots around Stowe that can offer riding and we are happy to refer them to you if some serious time in the saddle is desired.
Do I need to book any of the optional activities ahead of time?
There are so many things included in this trip that we recommend you start your week before booking extras. The only extra that needs to be booked ahead of time is the horsemanship extension as there are only 4 spaces available.
What do I need to bring?
Stowe is a laid back town with amazing outdoor options. Think hiking, biking, swimming, climbing, snow showing, downhill and cross-country; dress accordingly (ha). However, regardless of the season it can get chilly at night so bring a coat for an evening’s campfire.