Yoga & Knitting Farm Retreat
A retreat to a sustainable farm in Vermont for a weekend of restoration
October 21 – 23, 2016
Imagine waking up on a farm, while sipping tea in the cool mountain air and brilliant sunshine. Each day brings the promise of yoga classes, time to knit and prepare wool, delicious farm-fresh food, and leisurely walks to the river or surrounding woods. Throughout the retreat we have the opportunity to make fiber from our resident Icelandic sheep, as well as crafting with other fibers. Learn the process of creating from sheep to needle, which includes cleaning, carding, spinning, and dyeing wool to prepare for inspiring knitting projects. Enjoy having time to meditate and relax in the idyllic autumnal setting of rural Vermont.
- Energize with four enlivening yoga classes
- Savor six rejuvenating organic, vegetarian meals
- Enjoy the peaceful companionship of shared accommodations
- Expand your skills with classes in knitting, carding, spinning, and natural dyeing
- Delight in hands on time with the Metta Earth flock of Icelandic sheep
- Revel in the autumn beauty and peak colors in the mountains
No experience necessary for yoga or knitting!
Room in Main House: $575.00
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Meals & Accommodations
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.
~ other than arrival and departure times, some things may change to stay in flow ~
Friday, October 21
3pm Arrival, Welcome, Settling In
4pm Metta Earth Orientation & Sense of Place
5-6:30pm Yoga with Mikki
7:30-9pm Meditations & Play with Wool
Saturday, October 22
7:30-9am Morning Yoga with Mikki
10-12:30pm Meeting the sheep, washing & carding wool
1:30-2:30pm Open Time resting, reading, hiking, river walk….
2:30-5 Natural Dyeing, Spinning, & Knitting Skills
5-6:30 Yoga with Mikki
6:30 -7:30pm Dinner
7:30- 9pm Wool Projects
Sunday, October 23
7:30-9am Morning Yoga Session with Mikki
10-12pm Wool Projects
1:30-2pm Metta Earth Store
Gillian Kapteyn Comstock