Connect with nature in a beautiful setting
Move your body with an all level yoga practice
Meditate and tune in for introspection
Enjoy delicious organic meals
Rest and rejuvenate with a wood-fire sauna
Connect with other amazing beings!
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We are so happy to be going back to the magical Sterling Forest Lodge and we hope you will join us!
We have found these weekend experiences to be so connective, heart opening and community building. We can't get enough of it!
This retreat will help us honor the change of the seasons and prepare for the awakening spring.
What are you ready for?
What is your heart's true desire?
What do you need to let go of to make room for that which you want to manifest?
The weekend includes:
Two comfy nights in this brand-new, intentionally built space. Spacious, gorgeous lodge, lovely rooms & movement studio. All rooms are double occupancy: each with two beds and a private bathroom (can be arranged into a single king bed if you are attending with a loved one).
Pure food goodness: organic, vegetarian and seasonally balancing meals, cooked with so much love and care (by our favorite chef, Andreas!) We partner with organic farms to provide you with fresh, local produce.
The experience: a gentle yet powerful container for connection and transformation:
All level yoga & meditation instruction & play
Guidance to dive deep and open your heart to facilitate insight, healing and growth
Authentic relating practices to build community
Time in nature & to rest
Did we mention the wood-fire sauna?? Yay!
Our home for the weekend:
The Sterling Forest Lodge
*click on images for some descriptions*
About the location:
Sterling Forest Lodge is tucked away in the mountains above Stowe, Vermont on the ancestral lands of the Abenaki people. Our 30 acres offer miles of walking, hiking, biking, and skiing trails with close access to thousands of acres of pristine wild nature right behind the lodge.
The newly renovated Lodge is designed to inspire. The interior spaces are carefully crafted using local natural materials and decor drawn from the surrounding environment to bring the outside in.
Each room at the Lodge tells a different story. Stories of Vermont. Stories of nature. Stories of time. They are all designed with comfort and sustainability at the core as the owners have partnered with progressive, sustainable brands that put human health at the core of their product experiences.
Rooms & Pricing
All rooms are double occupancy: two twin beds and a private bathroom (or one king bed if desired). Each room is named after the type of wood that inspired the design, and are furnished with all-organic mattresses + linens. *All prices are per person, please contact us if you need financial assistance.
Red Oak Room: This most spacious room features gorgeous mountain views from your very own couch/relaxing area, a fireplace and claw foot copper bathtub (you read that right!!). Plus a private luxurious bathroom. $775
Walnut Room: Two full size beds on top of each other (yep, that’s a fancy bunk bed!), ensuite bathroom with rain shower, and your own quiet corner and desk to relax and reflect. $700
Maple & Ash Rooms: Beautiful and cozy, you get your own ensuite bathroom with equisite glass showers covered by a sliding barn door. Views to the garden or mountain range. $675
White Oak & Larch Rooms: Gorgeous woodwork and comfortable rooms with your own adjacent bathroom, accessible through the hallway. $625
Please plan to pay a $250 deposit the time of your registration.
We ask that you pay the full balance by March 1st.
You can also contact Joanie if you need to split up your payment into installments.
We will send a detailed schedule to participants as we get closer to the event. Plan on arriving on Friday between 5-6pm (please let us know if you need to arrive later).
Departure will be Sunday at noon.
Covid: We have been successfully hosting retreats since last spring and trust that we will all do what is needed to take care of each other. Of course, please do not attend if you have been exposed or have symptoms!
Cancellation policy: no refunds after March 1st, 2023. If you need to cancel after March 1st because of a family emergency or health reasons, you will be credited the full amount paid towards a future event or services at Blossom Wellness Center.
Please let us know if you have other needs around this or any questions at all.
We truly look forward to sharing this special weekend with you!
Joanie supports individuals and groups in living their fullest potential through heart-centered-living. Her approach reflects her way of life: intuitive, grounded, positive and full of JOY! She brings presence and deep listening to her work, creating a safe and nurturing environment where all are welcome. Her spiritual coaching, classes and retreats explore the themes of developing consciousness, building intuition & self-awareness, living from the heart and creating a fulfilling life.
As the curator of Blossom Wellness Center, she offers holistic coaching for individuals & groups, intuitive bodywork sessions and yoga & meditation classes in Montpelier, Vermont.
- Ayurvedic spiritual and health coaching
- Massage therapy & Ayurvedic bodywork
- Yoga, meditation and ecstatic dance