METTA EARTH institute

A Center for Contemplative Ecology

802. 453. 8111

Vermont Summer Sweetness Retreat

Vermont Summer Sweetness Retreat

July 7 – 9, 2017

Join Laura Ahrens at Metta Earth, a beautiful mecca of sustainability and heart-centered living off the land in Lincoln, Vermont.  The retreat includes three 90-minute active practices and two yin or restorative practices, with reiki and meditation interspersed throughout. Gillian Kapteyn will offer a tea making ceremony in which we learn to connect more deeply to plants and the earth and join in the art and meditation of sipping and sharing space, and will lead a walking meditation and final reflection before leaving to help integrate the lessons of retreating into our daily lives.

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Program Information

Vermont Yoga Retreat Meals

Metta Earth is nestled in the quietude of the mountains, the stunning headwaters of the New Haven river with abundant waterfalls and pools for swimming, wilderness trails to walk or bike, and 158 acres of Metta Earth land to explore.

Meals are vegetarian and lovingly prepared with seasonal, local and organic foods, much of our food comes from our own 3⁄4 acre organic garden and farmstead. Participants assist and have the opportunity to learn about harvesting, cooking, putting food by, and other aspects of organic, local food.

Options for sleeping accommodations include peaceful rooms in the main Metta Earth house, shared space in one of the yurts, or space to set up your own tent.

The Metta Earth main house provides bathrooms, laundry, phones, wireless internet, library, kitchen and dining facilities, and teaching, study, and practice space.

Room in Main House:
Yurt: $520.00
Camping: $470.00

Rate Includes:

  • Two nights shared accommodations in the main house, yurt, or camping.
  • Organic & locally grown meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch)
  • Daily morning and afternoon yoga asana classes
  • All other program sessions

*Does not include transportation to Metta Earth.

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to reserve your reservation for the program. You may receive a full refund minus a $45 processing fee up to one month prior to the program. Any cancellations after that are not eligible for a refund. If the student finds another participant to take his/her spot at the same cost, a refund may be available. Please contact for questions.


Laura Ahrens

Gillian Kapteyn Comstock

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