On-Site Activities: October 11th-14th

 
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Soap Making Workshop

Participants will learn about Ayurveda-the ancient medicinal system of India- and the concept of seasonal variance, as well as some basic skin soothing herbs;

Gain hands on experience in the process of cold-pressed soap making; and

Receive ~4 bars of your soap to take home to use after curing

Workshop: $40 per/person

Pre-Registration Required By September 20th. Click here to register.

Please note: Timing for workshop will be created in coordination with retreat organizers.

Sound Therapy w/ Symphonic Gong

Relax with us on Saturday evening from 6:30-8:00pm as you enjoy the soothing sounds of the symphonic gongs and singing bowls, and pranayama exercises to settle the mind and connect with the breath.

No previous experience necessary.

No registration required.

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Zen Shiatsu Therapeutic Massage

Perfected in Traditional Japanese setting, Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing and healing form of bodywork therapy that works on four levels of the body: the muscles and tendons, the internal organs, the emotional landscape, and spiritual integration. Shiatsu has the same range of benefits as Acupuncture and Massage and is achieved entirely through touch. Techniques include abdominal assessment, joint rotations, stretches, rocking, and finger and palm pressure.

The massage is done fully clothed on a comfortable mat on the floor or on a massage table.

Book your shiatsu appointment by clicking here.

Deadline to book: September 27th.

 

Area Attractions

Planning your trip and want to know what locals recommend in Brattleboro? Here is a sampling of area attractions all within a 15 minute drive.

See an exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center; or, if it's the first Friday night of the month, join the Gallery Walk

Walk around the Brattleboro Areas Farmers Market

Join a garden tour at Tasha Tudor's family homestead

Learn about the musical history of the Estey Organ Museum, listen to a concert at the Yellow Barn, or attend the Marlboro Music Festival

Go for a walk in the woods at Madame Sherri Forest, or a hike up Round Mountain

Kayak on the Connecticut or West Rivers. 

Take a walk on the Green River Covered Bridge, or swim under it while bathing in one of two swimming holes

Go antique shopping at Twice Upon a Time

Learn more about farming by visiting the Brattleboro Retreat Farm.

 

To see more attractions in the Brattleboro area, click here

 

Perhaps you're coming from Boston and want visit a few places on the way to Brattleboro. Here are some of our favorite stops along the way. 

If traveling via MassPike:

Be immersed in a fully functioning rural New England town like it was in the 1830s by visiting  Old Sturbridge Village. 

Grab a warm beverage or a bite to eat at Haymarket Cafe in downtown Northampton.

Meander through boutiques nestled in Thornes Marketplace.

Feeling quintessentially New England? Stop by Yankee Candle's flagship location where you can dip your own candles. 

 

If traveling via Route 2:

Experience the connection with nature that inspired Henry David Thoreau's Walden, by visiting Walden Pond.

Need a new book to enjoy at Sētu, pick one out at the Montague Bookmill

Enjoy the scenery and a coffee by visiting the Lady Killigrew, located on the banks of the Sawmill River.

Begin your relaxing trip with a visit the New England Peace Pagoda.

 

Heading to Vermont from NYC, or coming from somewhere else and need recommendations for attractions along the way? If so, please reach out and we'd be more than happy to send some along.