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Nourish: A Restorative Winter Experience at Cabot Shores

30 Buchanan Drive

902-929-2584



Event Dates: February 15-17, 2020

Join us this holiday long weekend to help nourish yourself with a restorative winter experience. Taking in the elements of the outdoors through guided snowshoeing*, fresh air, and star-gazing from the hot tub, and then warm up inside with some blankets and yoga props to enjoy the stillness of cozy candlelit Restorative and Yin practices in the evenings, and gentle mindful movement in the mornings.

There will be plenty of time to curl up inside with a book in front of the fire, enjoy the outdoor hot tubs, or hang out together in the games room (pool table, ping pong, board games, a library of books). Think comfy chairs, blankets and fuzzy slippers. We will finish off both nights with outdoor bonfires. Option to book personal appointments for Acupuncture and Massage** during free time.

Healthy hot and delicious, freshly prepared meals will nourish the system with seasonal farm to table ingredients, bringing the vitality of nutrients with a fully vegan menu*.

Fees include 6 meals, 2 nights accommodation, use of snowshoes, main lodge and property amenities, and all activities as identified below.

Not included in fees: Alcohol, wellness appointments ($90+tax 1 hr Massage, $80+tax 1 hr Acupuncture)

Appropriate outdoor weather clothing is recommended to participate in activities. Participants are also asked to bring personal yoga items such as mat and meditation cushion if used, journal and pen, slippers/ socks for indoor use, and bonfire blanket, and hot tub wear!

Late Checkouts for 12:30 pm on Monday are arranged for the retreat.

* Weather permitting, snowshoes provided (rental cost included in retreat fees), or BYO.
In the event of no snow, an all-weather hike will take place instead

** Appointments as per booking availability, services provided by Cabot Shores, additional cost.

*** Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice

Tentative Schedule of Events:

(please note times and events are approximate, subject to casual change)

Saturday:

1-2 pm: Arrival and check-in
Tea, light snacks

2:30-3:30 pm: Meet and Greet
Opening Program
OM circle

4-5 pm: Welcome introductory walk-about around the property

5:30-6:30 pm: Dinner in Main Lodge

7:00-8:00 pm: Yin Yoga Practice

8:00-9:30pm: Concert

9:30 pm: Bonfire

Optional hot tub, or purchase of “beverage” in the main lodge (must be consumed onsite inside)

Sunday:

7:30-8:30am: Gentle/ Slow Yoga

8:30-9:30 am: Breakfast in Main Lodge

9:30-10:15 am: Meditation or Qi Gong

10:30 am-12:00 pm: Guided Snowshoe Hike

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch in Main Lodge

Free Time

3:30-5 pm: Group Program: winter aligning to purpose/ manifest, standing body joint sequence, journaling

6:00-7:00pm: Dinner

7:30-8:30 pm: Restorative Yoga

8:30 pm: Bon Fire

Optional hot tub, or purchase of “beverage” in the main lodge (must be consumed onsite inside)

Monday:

7:30-8:30am: Gentle/ Slow Yoga

8:30-9:30 am: Breakfast in Main Lodge

9:30-10:15 am: Meditation or Qi Gong

10:30 am-11:30 am: gentle movement, journal, nourishing winter daily rituals

11:30am-12:30pm: pack up/ Free Time to enjoy amenities/ Appointments

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch in Main Lodge/ check out

1:30 pm: Depart, Optional off-site group hike on the way home

 

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