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. Join us in the beauty of any season and come see what all the fuss is about!
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. Natural horsemanship is open to all, but is, of course, optional.
Outfitted with warm duvets and views, these cozy rooms all meet up in the heart of the lodge, the yoga room and kitchen.
What to Expect
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 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.
- Manifestation Yoga® and workshop with Jen Pastiloff
- Writing workshop with Emily Rapp
- All meals prepared by a local chef
- Stowe lodge accommodation
- Welcome cheese, appetizers and local Vermont wine
- Guided hiking to the waterfall
- Natural horsemanship session
- Optional mountain biking (weather permitting)
- Free wi-fi
What’s Not Included
- Transportation to Stowe Retreat Center
- Alcohol (outside of welcome reception)
- Ski passes & rental equipment (for winter retreats)
- Optional excursions
- Massage/body work
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
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.