Yoga. Qi Gong. Ayurveda.
Shilo Farm Eliot, Maine
February 8th - February 10th, 2019
Shilo Farm Eliot, Maine
February 8th - February 10th, 2019
Join dream team Adelaide Gross and Casey Deschene for a weekend of healing, play, and cozying up at Shilo Farm in beautiful Eliot, ME. Enjoy morning meditations, daily yoga and qi gong, and healing ayurvedic food, all snuggled up on this beautiful Maine farm. Spend downtime relaxing, in personal practice, snow exploring, or cozying up by the woodstove with a book and some tea. Come to nurture your practice and body, using the grounding energy of winter to tune in, to turn in, and to get clear about what you need. Winter is a time for introspection and deep personal nourishment. During the weekend we will be exploring the topic of setting and holding boundaries; in our bodies, in our relationships, and with ourselves.
Our menu will be entirely ayurvedic food, lovingly prepared by our amazing chef, Veronica Wolff-Casey. Veronica is an Ayurvedic practitioner and an esteemed faculty member of both the Boston Ayurveda School and the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. All allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences will be lovingly accommodated. New to Ayurveda? Don’t sweat it! This weekend is a wonderful time to learn about this larger system of health and wellbeing, of which yoga is just one part. Learn how your diet and self-care don't just support your yoga practice but are part of your yoga practice! Unearth ways to adjust your routines to be ultimately supportive throughout these winter months.
Arrivals on Friday February 8th, between 3:00-5:00 pm. Friday evening class to begin at 5:30 pm. Departures on Sunday, February 10th, 1:00 pm.
Shilo Farm is a dream. Shepherded by the radiant duo, Jonas and Amylyn, this charming six-acre working homestead is complete with goats, chickens, farm cats, and a majestic livestock dog, Shasta. The super comfortable accommodations are rustic-elegant with an artistic flair (think a unique collection of art on the walls and a victrola adapted to play music from your iPhone).
The farm and home are designed to be in harmony with the land, utilizing composting, radiant heat combined with woodstoves, as well as sourcing and producing organic food. Just to add to its cool factor, Shilo farm is also home to SatManav Tattoo, a tiny bespoke tattoo parlor providing sacred and ritual tattooing and ceremonial arts. Massage services are also available upon request. A short drive from Portsmouth New Hampshire, this community hub hosts concerts, fire pits, ping pong tournaments, a wood stove heated yoga studio… the list goes on. We are truly so excited to be hosting at Shilo Farm. We fell in love the moment we arrived and we know you will melt into its magic.
**We mentioned above that there are animals on site. The house and studio are kept extremely clean, and there are rooms in which no animals are allowed. If you have an allergy to animals, please let us know and we can discuss how to keep you safe and comfortable.
Rooms range from dual to four person occupancy. If you’re signing up with a friend and would like to room together, no problem! Just say so and it will be so.
Willing to share a queen bed with a friend? Snuggle buddy? Let us know! We may have special reduced rates for such rooming accommodations…
If shared accommodations aren’t your thing, we understand! We created the commuter package with you in mind. Check our the adjusted commuter rates below.
Weekenders $750 Early Bird $675 (by Jan 1)
All-inclusive rates include two nights shared accommodations, parking, meals (including lunch on Sunday), and all classes!
Commuters $475 Early Bird $400 (by Jan 1)
Commuter rates include day parking, meals (including lunch on Sunday) and all classes!
Saturday Day Rate $250
Saturday Lunar Practice $45 Pre-register $40
All payments must be made in full by February 1st, 2019 (excluding Saturday Evening Practice)
Know you want to come!?! Sign up by Jan 1st and save some money with early bird pricing and other discounts! Email us for details💛.
If a payment plan would make this retreat more accessible, please don't hesitate to ask!
All payment processing can be done through Casey Deschene's website - just click here to register! Feel free to email us with any questions at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
what we'll be doing...
Friday afternoon will begin with settling into your rooms, exploring the beautiful grounds and getting to know each other over tea & snacks. Our opening meditation and yoga class will begin at 5:30 pm. A welcome feast will follow! Post dinner, we’ll gather for an meditation, opening circle, intention setting, and facilitated bonding :)
Saturday will start quietly and slowly, with a 30 minute meditation, followed by silent breakfast. After breakfast, take some time to digest and prepare for morning practice, 9:30- 12:30. Family-style lunch will follow.
If you are interested in expanding your yoga practice off of the mat, Saturday afternoon will contain programming for those interested in diving deeper into other limbs of the yogic practice. This time will include insight dialogue, artistic expression, and communal discussion. Feel free to also use this time to explore the area, go for a walk through Vaughan Woods or drive by the seacoast.
Saturday evening will feature a magical lunar practice of slow flow, restorative, and meditation with essential oils. This class is intended to get you into a calm space where you can release, rest, and integrate the internal work and discussion from the day. Drop-ins are available for this mystical class.
Sunday morning mimics Saturday, with meditation, silent breakfast, and practice. Following lunch, we will have a closing circle and meditation. Departure time is 1:00.
Shilo Farm - Eliot, ME
Shilo Farm is in Eliot Maine, four miles outside Portsmouth NH. Maine magic, close to home, Shilo farm is about a 70 minute drive from Boston and a 35 minute drive from Haverhill MA.
❤️ We encourage carpooling! Minimizing driving and maximizing bonding, we are happy to arrange carpooling groups with other yogis in your area. Please let us know if you're interested in driving or hitching a ride!