Our Three-Day Wellness Retreats

We are delighted that you are considering joining us or offering a referral.

 

This inspiring non-residential programs offer enriching lifestyle practices for people who are motivated to create a shift in their health or habits.

 

Whether you are working with conditions like type 2 diabetes or depression, or you simply want a jump start to healthier living, we hope you will join us and truly enjoy nourishing yourself on all levels.

 

Retreats offer participants:

  • gentle stretching, yoga and breathing practices
  • meditative movement for stress reduction through weeding, walking, etc.
  • basic health, nutrition and cooking using crock pots so you go home with resources to make eating easy and excellent
  • basic gardening skills for those who are interested
  • lifestyle and self-care support by identifying sources of nourishment on all levels – breath, thoughts, physical movement, social interaction, emotional awareness, community contribution and belonging

Participants stay at their own homes or secure their own local accommodation.

Times for retreats vary from 1 to 3 days, and please call for more details specific to the program you are interested in attending. Fresh from the farm lunches are provided.

 

Participants are also encouraged to informally meet 3 more times in the month following their retreat to further build support and follow through in sustaining their goals. (It takes around 40 days for a behavior to become a habit).

 

FEES

Our organization is always soliciting grants for scholarships and we are proud to offer a number of spaces on a sliding scale of $50-$300. Funds are used to support the leader, host farm and the organization in continuing its outreach to new communities. We are currently translating our program into Spanish and we hope to offer retreats on the west coast in 2012.

 To request registration,

email is at INFO@FARMWELLNESS.ORG and include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Any medical or dietary conditions we should be aware of
  • A couple of sentences about your interest in taking the program. 

 

Payment will be processed through PayPal after we have finalized your participation, and in advance of the program starting. 

 

We look forward to connecting with you soon

and call 872.216.5884

if you have further questions. 

MORE RETREAT DETAILS:

 

Rain or shine we will be outside so bring appropriate rain boots and jacket.

Lunch and dinner are farm fresh and filling vegetarian meals.


Note : We are not a medically supervised health program, so we ask for you to fill out our screening form to ensure that we can appropriately meet your needs or offer more suitable referrals if necessary. In some cases, we reserve the right to request clearance from your physician to do a program that involves the physical capabilities required for basic gardening, like bending over, sitting on the ground or low stool, navigating rows in a garden, reaching overhead, and moderate lifting.

Our 2011 RETREATS:

 April

Waltham Fields Community Farm is just outside of Boston and is a 501c3 organization promoting local agriculture and food access through their farming operations and educational programs, using practices that are socially, ecologically, and economically sustainable. They encourage healthy relationships between people, their food supply, and the land from which it grows. For more general information about the farm go to www.communityfarms.org. 


photo by Orah Moore

Sept 23-25, 2011 Shelburne Farms, Vermont

We are honored to be hosted by Shelburne Farms, which is a beautiful and internationally renowned farm and community education center in Shelburne, Vermont, just south of Burlington. Shelburne Farms is a leader in innovative initiative to enrich community health, such as the Farm to School Food Program. More general farm information is found at www.shelburnefarms.org

 

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photo collage by Delara Marchbank