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3 Days Summer Women Yoga Retreat Massachusetts

  • Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 R Granite St, Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

3 Days Summer Women Yoga Retreat Massachusetts

  • Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 R Granite St, Rockport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA

Revitalizing Women USA Yoga Retreat

Restore and recharge your mind, body, and spirit in a quiet, charmingly rustic setting in scenic Rockport, Massachusetts. This retreat will be filled with revitalizing yoga practices, enriching meditation, delicious and local healthy food, and like-minded women. You will stay at Windhover Performing Arts Center and have lots of space to wander and roam for some quite time or to mingle among the other fabulous women on this retreat.


  • Yoga classes
  • Nature walk sessions
  • Guided meditation classes
  • Nightly campfire meditation and games
  • Art class and aromatherapy workshop
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Windhover Performing Arts Center is a dance camp which offers its facility for yoga retreats. This is a quaint and rustic venue. This offers charmingly rustic shared cabins with double or triple occupancy. All cabins are uniquely designed by Hugh. Limited singles are available for an extra fee. Bathroom and shower facilities are located in a separate centrally located building. No air conditioning is available, however, fans are provided.

The style is very much like going to summer camp! Meals are served from the music barn which boasts a kitchen and large casual living room setting seating. Most meals will be enjoyed at the outside picnic area so you can enjoy the nature of the countryside. Yoga is held in the large airy studio space as well as the outdoor performing arts area.

Gentle yoga

This class is great for the beginner as well as the novice yogi. It includes pranayama (breathing), sitting, standing, and lying asanas (postures), ends with a yummy savasana (yoga nap). Nancy’s fun spirit gently guides you to bliss.



  • 17:00 Arrive
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Gentle yoga class
  • 20:00 Campfire games and meditation


  • 08:00 Breath-walk meditation at Halibut State Park on the rocks
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Gentle yoga
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Art lesson
  • 16:30 Intro to aromatherapy workshop
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Restorative yoga
  • 20:00 Campfire meditation


  • 10:00 Gentle partner yoga outdoors
  • 11:00 Brunch
  • 12:00 Depart

In this retreat, you will have breath-walk meditation at Halibut State Park on the rocks.

This retreat will take place at Windhover Performing Arts Center in scenic Rockport, Massachusetts. It is a magical place located in historical, scenic Rockport, the place of art culture. It was founded in 1968 by Ina Hahn and her husband as a dance camp and has since emerged as a center for the performing arts. The charmingly rustic cabins at set on 5 acres in a country like setting in this Oceanside town, next to the magnificent Halibut State Park, home of the quarries and rocks formations of the coast. These are located 1 mile from the commuter rail, a very easy commute from all locations.

Nearby places

  • Boston - 1 hour

You will be served 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch during your stay. All meals are catered one of the best local restaurants which serves you healthy and delicious local foods.

  • Bike (bring your own)
  • Enjoy paddle-board yoga in beautiful Gloucester Habor on Sunday morning (32 USD)
  • Have a massage and Reiki
  • Rest, read, wander, make new friends, and explore scenic Rockport
  • Shop at the many unique local shops located in Bearskin Neck
  • Swim (beaches nearby)
  • 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and one lunch
  • 2 nights' lodging
  • 4 yoga classes
  • Aromatherapy workshop
  • Art class
  • Breath walk meditation to and at the ocean
  • Nightly campfire meditation

Driving directions from Gloucester

  • Follow Route 128 north to the rotary in Gloucester.
  • Go halfway around the rotary and continue on the extension of 128.
  • Then, go halfway around another rotary shortly after this.
  • At the bottom of the hill, at the traffic lights, turn to the left to Rockport.
  • Continue about 3 miles until you come to a 5-way intersection (five corners) and turn left (Railroad Avenue to Pigeon Cove). Stay on this road, which becomes Route 127 around Cape Ann.
  • After about 1.5 miles, you pass a large factory building on the right (ocean side) and climb a long graded hill.
  • At the top of the hill, watch for the blue and white sign saying “Windhover” on the right.
  • Drive into the parking lot near the sign. Park and walk through the field.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Logan International Airport (BOS). Transfer from and to this airport is available at an additional cost.

Arrival by train

Take the commuter rail to Rockport from south station in Boston, which is accessible from Logan International Airport (BOS) as well. Transfer from the commuter rail is available at an additional fee.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Erica Savage from United States


    CONS Cons: Community bathroom/showers could use some updating. Cabins could have been a little less dusty but all in all it was an awesome weekend!

    PROS Pros: I can't even begin to put into words how amazing this retreat was! Totally blew away my expectations. I had never done yoga before nor had I gone away alone and everyone from the instructors to the students made me feel welcome, loved and like I belonged. I learned so much and am looking forward to my next retreat

    Organizer response: Erica, I'm so glad you enjoy the retreat! I loved having you with us and look forward to our next retreat together!!

    2017-Jul-10 20:40:47

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Aug-15 14:13:56

  • Review by Linda Parrington

    "Spending a weekend at Cape Anne doing Kundalini yoga is one of the best ways for me to forget the drama at home and to find myself again. I have attended this retreat twice and find the expertise of Nancy and the soothing ambiance of the retreat center to be very refreshing. There is plenty of opportunity for socializing and many opportunities for quiet reflection and contemplation. My favorite activities are the early morning meditation at Halibut Point and SUP yoga—it’s easier than you think. Spending time in Rockport on the way home rounds out the weekend. ", edited

  • Review by Heather

    "The Rockport yoga retreat with Nancy and the Real Life Yoga crew was a truly relaxing experience. I took part in the Kuandalini weekend and I highly recommend this healthy getaway for anyone who needs to take a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life. This is a great opportunity to get in touch with your inner world with asanas, mantras and meditation while doing a mixture of stretches and increasing flexibility for your body."

    "It is clear that Nancy takes special time and care in making this a yoga experience that is well thought out with a variety of yoga classes and other activities like paddle boarding, campfire meditations, time by the beach, art therapy, walking meditations, etc. Healthy meals are provided throughout the weekend that are not only good for the body but so delicious!"

    "The rustic cabins bring back nostalgic memories of when I was a kid and slept over at girl scout camp. You feel like you are really "away" in this quiet, scenic sanctuary."

    "Do this replenishing weekend with other likeminded yogis for your soul, body and mind-and you won't forget it!", edited

  • Review by Sandra from U.S.

    "Great exercise for the body and soul presented by a wonderful, professional instructor/teacher. Outstanding group of “girls," yummy food, fun arts program, walking trails - awesome side trips, - all set in the gorgeous surroundings of Rockport! I enjoyed it so much that I have gone to both retreat sessions each year. Come and join this special Yoga re-‘treat'!", edited

  • Review by Deb Brown

    "I have attended the Nancy West’s kundalini yoga retreat for the past two years and will make it an annual tradition. Nancy is a true yogi spirit. She organizes a weekend that includes activities that nurture your body, mind and spirit. In addition to morning sadhana and classes she teaches throughout the day, you can enjoy a great nature walk at Halibut Point State Park (less than a mile away) or be more adventurous and take a yoga paddle boarding class. Meditation and social time by the fire was a perfect ending to our day. It’s a great group of down-to-earth women. I leave feeling renewed every year. Thank you Nancy!", edited


  • Review by Laura Herzig

    "Everyone deserves to have peace of mind, and that is exactly what this yoga retreat did for me. I was able to get into a meditative state of mind after one of the many yoga classes included in this retreat. The schedule was enough to fill your day, with out being overwhelmed that you are on a schedule. It was as if every decision was made for you, in your best interest and if you just went with the flow you were able to completely let go and relax and find inner peace and happiness . Which is what I did on this amazing Rockport retreat. Not to mention the incredible women I met who were all there for the same reason , to nourish the spirit. Some participated in all the activities, while others found their own nitch. It was all good whatever your needs were. And lets not forget the food. AMAZING. It was all delicious high quality food that left the body satisfied and nourished. I cannot wait until next year! I highly recommend this experience, well worth it :) Namaste. "

    Real Life Yoga, edited