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November 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm$222
Hosted by Jessica Jean Weston of Superfresh! Organic Café
with special guests ~ yoga teacher Edna Meyer & reiki master Brianna Wright
Beyond the day to day moments, you are pure unconditional boundless love. A beaming beating heart. That is the core essence that we all are. Breathe it in. Feel it fill you up and surround you. Expanding into all that is and all that will ever be. You are safe here. It’s time to sink into it, step into the full ecstatic beauty that is YOU, and reclaim your boundless heart.
Join us this fall at the beautiful New Spring Farm in Peru, Vermont as we move into a beautiful new season. The deeply supportive land and natural beauty and bounty of Mama Gaia reminding us that it is safe to let go, release, and step into new cycles, forever trusting that what will come will be even richer than before. Beyond our wildest dreams.
The shift in seasons is a perfect time to slow down, tune in, take a nice slow deep breath in, and breathe out into a new cycle. In a safe supportive container we will journey together in and through the expanse of our boundless hearts. Together we will enjoy delicious nourishing foods & drinks, cook, move, write, meditate, dance, release, journey with sound and plant medicine, and play with supportive tools for you to take home with you into your day to day, to remember and reclaim the radiant boundless being that you are.
This retreat is open to everyone ~ all ages, expressions, and abilities.
Includes: meditation, creative visualization, essential oil aromatherapy blend creation, nourishing plant based whole foods, juice, and herbal elixir, hands on raw superfood chocolates cooking class (everyone takes home a jar of their delicious creations!), free recipe e-book, gentle yoga flow & movement, journaling, connection in safe supportive community, time with nature, sound healing, and more!
DATE / TIME: Saturday, November 11th, 2023 – Check in 9:30am. Retreat starts at 10am. Retreat ends at 7pm.
Registration required by Friday November 3rd, 2023 (to make sure we make enough food + bev). Food and beverage made by Superfresh! Organic Cafe. Space is limited.
- Creative Visualization meditation and journaling
- Limiting Beliefs practice & release
- Mini Essential Oil Aromatherapy class and intuitive roller making to support the heart
- Raw Chocolates Cooking Class ~ everyone leaves with a jar of their own chocolate creations!
- 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free menu filled with nourishing whole foods, snacks, juice, elixir, and tea (see menu below)
- Gentle Heart Centered Yoga Flow with Edna Meyer
- Sound Healing
- Movement (Gentle Yoga Flow, Dance, etc.)
- Supportive Discussions / Group Sharing
- Food and the Body-Mind Connection to Optimal Health and Healing talk
- BOUNDLESS 1-day retreat Recipe e-book filled with all the delicious goodness we’ll be enjoying for you to recreate at home
- Essential Oils Workshop & DIY Custom Roller Blend
- Nourishing teas, infused water, & light simple snacks available throughout the day
MEET YOUR HOST & GUEST TEACHERS:
Jessica Jean Weston is chef owner & founder of Superfresh! Organic Café, a 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, allergen friendly restaurant based in Brattleboro, VT. Her debut cookbook Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies: 100+ Elixirs to Nurture Body and Soul has sold over 20,000 copies internationally. She received her certification in holistic health coaching from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and was named one of the INN’s 30 Under 30 Health and Wellness Leaders in 2017.
Jessica has been featured in Forbes, AAA, and SOVT Arts & Living magazines. Her Superfresh! Organic Café has been awarded best vegan restaurant in Brattleboro, best vegan restaurant in Vermont in Yankee Magazine, and more.
Jessica speaks and teaches all over New England and beyond at vegan food festivals, food coops and wellness centers, leading retreats, and on her popular Youtube channel.
With a BA in Medical Anthropology from Ithaca College, Jessica has spent her career exploring the broad subject of food as medicine with Mayan healers in Belize, on organic farms, and with herbalists, shamanic practitioners, and more from the Finger Lakes to Vermont to Mexico to Italy.
Jessica’s passion for living a vibrant life through wellness and the plant world has led her to create, serve, and teach delicious plant-based cuisine, tend her permaculture inspired edible medicine home garden, forage for wild foods in her daily life and travels, as well as utilize and share the potent power of essential oils for emotional, physical, and spiritual support as a doTERRA Wellness Advocate.
Jessica is currently studying with the Myrtle Grove Mystery School in their Priestess of Sacred Sound Healing Training and adding in this powerful tool of sound healing to her holistic repertoire, assisting with unlocking and remembering the innate healing power we all have within us for great transformation.
Jessica’s personal journey to health navigating a series of food intolerances, as well as what made her feel most vibrant, led her to a non-GMO plant-based diet free of soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, and meat. Recognizing that everyone has their own path to explore with different physical, emotional and environmental needs, her goal is to simply share her experiences and knowledge through creating delicious, approachable cuisine, with understanding that no one being is alike (even the same on a different day with different circumstances).
Edna Meyer is a Kripalu Certified Yoga Instructor who will guide us through a gentle heart opening yoga flow perfect for starting our day off right. It’s all about creating balance and Edna looks forward to supporting you with your practice, no matter where you are. Suitable for all levels (beginners included)!
Brianna Wright is a Vermont based reiki master teacher and artist who will be weaving the pure unconditional love / light healing energy of reiki throughout our 1-day retreat. We’ll learn what reiki is, the benefits of calling it into your practice and daily life, and receive reiki during our closing sound bath.
MENU FROM SUPERFRESH! ORGANIC CAFÉ:
- Green Goddess juice (cucumber, celery, apple, kale, lemon, ginger)
- White Bean & Winter Squash Soup with kosmic kale salad
- Heart Expanding Ceremonial Cacao
- Superfood Raw Chocolates
- Kitchari (nourishing Ayurvedic stew of brown rice, mung beans, carrots, squash, turmeric, cumin coconut mylk, ginger, etc.)
*Snacks also available throughout the day: hummus, veggies, dates, fresh fruit, nuts, infused water, herbal tea, etc.
All food & beverage provided for the day from Superfresh! Organic Café is 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free.
If you have any allergies or need any swaps please let us know at time of registration.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Transportation to Retreat Center
TRANSPORTATION & STAY:
Located only 1 ½ hours from Albany, NY, 3 hours from Boston, MA, and less than 4 hours from New York City, travel to New Spring Farm is easy to arrange from Boston, New York, or any other major New England airport.
There are several beautiful AirBnBs, inns, and hotels in the area. We recommend looking in Peru and Londonderry. Manchester and Jamaica are also beautiful, but a little bit further from New Spring Farm (~20 – 30 minutes).
A few recommendations are…
- Stay on the land at the house at New Spring Farm (we may be able to arrange a 1-night minimum instead of their usual 2-night minimum as guests of the retreat).
- 6 guests
- · 3 bedrooms
- · 4 beds
- · 2 baths
- Lodge at Bromley – only 5 minutes away. Discounts may be available if booking multiple rooms (let us know if you are interested in this).
- The Pinnacle is another option, a little further up the road from the Lodge at Bromley.
If you’re visiting for the weekend, we can recommend our favorite restaurants, things to do, hiking spots, etc. Spring in Vermont is truly magical!!
MORE ABOUT SUPERFRESH! ORGANIC CAFÉ:
Awarded “Best Vegetarian Cuisine” by Yankee Magazine, Superfresh! Organic Café is a 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, allergen-friendly restaurant based in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. We are on a mission to change the way we eat and how we think about food consumption; both on how consumption impacts our personal health and that of the planet.
Superfresh! provides high quality seasonal, organic plant-based cuisine with the vast majority of the menu made from scratch. Offerings range from superfood elixirs, coffee, fresh pressed juice, smoothies, snacks, raw and baked desserts, raw foods, brunch, lunch, and dinner items. Every ingredient meets our standards of 100% non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, egg-free, vegetarian. We source from local and regional farms whenever possible and work closely with all of our vendors to know where each ingredient is coming from, always searching for the best source possible.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Water bottle and tea mug
- We will provide yoga mats and props, meditation cushion and blankets, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer
- Journal & pen
- Snacks, if you’d like (we will have PLENTY of food, beverages, a selection of teas, and snacks)
- Coffee, if you’d like*
- Loose, comfortable clothing**
*We will not have coffee on site for the retreat. Feel free to bring your own if you’d like. We encourage a day of cleansing from caffeine, alcohol, processed sugars, gluten, dairy, and animal protein for optimal benefits.
**We will be spending some time outside, weather permitting, please dress accordingly with layers
DISCLAIMERS & IMPORTANT NOTES:
Masks are optional, you are more than welcome to wear one. If you have any cold or flu symptoms we ask you to provide a negative test and wear a mask.
The work we do together is for entertainment purposes only and should never override the guidance or direction of a medical professional. Results experienced are determined by the amount of time and intention that is dedicated by you to your journey. Results are not guaranteed.
A cleanse may not be the best for everyone. Pregnant women, people who are underweight or diabetic, or those with heart disease, high blood pressure or other chronic ailments, should check with their doctors before attempting a cleanse of any duration. We encourage participants to use the entire day as a cleanse and allow for the body’s energy to be used to heal and integrate the powerful meditation work, but you may bring food or snacks. This is not your typical cleanse, as we will NOT be fasting! We will be filling our bodies with PLENTY of healing nourishing whole foods, beverages, and have plenty of snacks and beverages available.