Summer Wellness and Yoga Retreat Friday July 21 - Sunday July 23.
Join Elyce Semenec for her second annual Summer Wellness Retreat on the Art in the Fields Property in New Jerusalem, PA.
Relax in 29-acres of oxygen rich summer foliage, away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life. Restore and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with daily yoga in a huge barn with skylights. Refresh your senses during the morning walking meditation around the acre wide pond. Nourish your belly and body with catered organic, vegetarian meals.
There will be an evening bonfire and the Hawaiian Ho'oponopono ritual of reconciliation and forgiveness (to clear out negativity and put things right in our relationships with others). Dhira & Julia, of Holes in the Wall Collective, will lead a guided botanical tour of the fields followed by an elixir-making class and Craft Cocktails. You can swim in the pool or share with the wildlife in the acre-wide pond. If you choose to explore the area, there are local activities such as Crystal Cave, the covered bridges of PA, or a giant famous flea market and swap meet. Kutztown is easy to travel to from NYC, either by car or by bus from Port Authority, NYC
All inclusive rates for the weekend: Single: $620. Double: $1040, price for two. Dorm: $500
Holes in the Wall Collective will make meals fresh each day, with many ingredients grown right on the property. The menu with be vegetarian & vegan- let us know if you need gluten free options. There will always be many options for many tastes.
Breakfast will offer a range of individual options including house muesli, raw milk, soy milk, fresh fruit, & breads with local butter & jam. Lunch and dinner will be made fresh each day with ingredients incorporated from the garden at each meal.
The Holes in the Wall Collective Cabin and the Art in the Fields Farmhouse offer room for up to eight people, or ten with two couples, a parent/child or friend/friend combos. Subject to seasonal availability.
Yoko- single/double occupancy bedroom with full sized bed and plenty of light.
Dolphy- single occupancy bedroom facing the pond, with large fold-down working table.
Bucky- single occupancy room with desk for writing/working.
Jerzy- large multi-use room for study, group work space or dormitory housing sleeping up to 3 people.
Farmhouse Single- single occupancy room on second floor of the Art in the Fields Farmhouse.
Farmhouse Double- double occupancy room on second floor of the Art in the Fields Farmhouse.
WHAT TO EXPECT
FRIDAY AFTERNOON : Check in by 4 PM followed by orientation.
4:30-5:30 PM Restorative Yoga class to stretch your body and release the city life!
6:30 PM Organic, vegetarian dinner with a glass of wine.
8 PM Bonfire and Hawaiian Ho'oponopono ritual of reconciliation and forgiveness.
10 PM- 8 AM Quiet time.
SATURDAY : Breakfast from 7 AM.
8:30-9 & 9:15- 10:15 Wake up and move your body! Morning walking meditation around the pond and Rise and Shine yoga class for all levels.
11-12 noon Botanical Walk with Holes in the Wall Collective. Dhira and Julia will lead a short walk around the property identifying wild plants and herbs that can be used for all sorts of topical and internal uses, including a select harvest of certain botanicals and instruction on how-to make extracts. Everyone on the walk will get a small bottle to take home of their hand-harvested extracts and Dhira and Julia will show how to make extracts/bitters for that night's craft cocktails!
12:30-1:30 Lunch, organic & vegetarian
Free time options off the property include: the Crystal Cave http://www.crystalcavepa.com, a Flea Market & Swapmeet, or a drive to the Covered Bridges of Kutztown. You can also stay where you are and row across the pond, swim in the pool, nap under a tree, whatever takes your fancy.
4-5 PM Relaxing and rejuvenating Yoga for all levels of experience
6 PM Aperitivo: Small bites and Botanical Craft Cocktails
7 PM Dinner, organic & vegetarian
10 PM- 8 AM Quiet time
SUNDAY : Breakfast from 7 AM
8:30-9 & 9:15- 10:15 Wake up and move your body! Morning walking meditation around the pond and Rise and Shine yoga for all levels of experience.
Relaxing time. Swimming time. Packing time. Group photo time!
12- 1 PM Lunch, followed by departure.
Elyce Semenec is a seasoned Yoga and Meditation instructor with nearly twenty years of teaching experience. She brings an innate sense of intuition, down-to-earth inspiration, grounded knowledge and an open-hearted sense of humor to her services. Her passion is to help more people feel centered and grounded in their bodies, minds and spirits so they can live more fulfilling lives.
Elyce offers revitalizing and rejuvenating Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga sessions that encourage you to press the pause button on your busy life. She wants to give you the tools to turn your awareness inward to cultivate peace and vitality from within.
Please email Elyce at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the retreat, and feel free to contact us with any questions regarding lodging, the grounds or food concerns.
Come take a dip . . .