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5 Days Meditation, SUP, and Yoga Retreat in Vermont, USA

Yoga Retreats USA

Soluna Yoga & Spa invite you to join them on this heart centering retreat. This retreat offers something for everyone, with its relaxed ambiance, beautiful setting, and charming accommodation. It is a place where each is free to pursue their own idea of perfect holidays, with countless ways to enjoy the spectacular surroundings of a magical spot.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Stand-up paddle yoga excursion on the lake
  • Horseback riding excursion on a mountain trail
  • Hiking on the Appalachian Trail to nearby waterfalls and mountain overlooks
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Nightly bonfire gatherings
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Located in Killington, Vermont at Mountain Meadows Lodge on Kent lake, surrounded by National Forest and State Park lands and tucked away in a quiet corner of this small New England town. The property, with its three-story private lodge and adjacent farmhouse, boasts a sauna, outdoor hot-tub, renovated bar room, rustic living room with enormous fireplace, and huge picture window overlooking the lake.

At Mountain Meadows Lodge, they offer 17 rooms, all with private baths, in an assortment of styles like double rooms, balcony rooms overlooking Kent lake, suites, farmhouse rooms, and one handicap-accessible room.

Soluna Yoga & Spa Yoga Retreats in USA Program

Imagine yourself waking up to a lakefront view with fresh mountain air surrounded by mother nature and hiking trails. Each morning will begin with circling for a centering meditation followed by a rejuvenating yoga practice ranging from recharge yoga to yoga therapy. A buffet style breakfast will be served after. Participants will have the rest of the day to relax and play.

Excursions are offered daily during the retreat. Participants have the option to partake in these excursions included in the cost of the retreat or to venture off on their own exploring.

Restorative Yoga will be offered in the late afternoon prior to dinner. Dinners will be a relaxed plated affair followed by venturing down to the water to watch the sun set over the lake. Bonfires will be offered every evening with the option to roast marshmallows or star gaze.

Included excursions

Excursions include horseback riding up a mountaintop on a nature trail, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, and stand-up paddle yoga on the lake. These excursions are available for all levels and no experience needed.


Mountain Meadows Lodge is on the Appalachian Trail (AT), the 2100-mile hiking trail (footpath) that runs from Georgia to Maine. They are just off the Long Trail, the 270-mile trail that runs the length of Vermont, and alongside Kent Pond at Gifford Woods State Park, so from the lakeside lodge you can take a short hike to nearby waterfalls or set out on an all-day excursion. They've got a hiking guide at the lodge with maps for you to take.


Dori Thomsen
Florida native Dori Thomsen, is a 500-hour experienced registered yoga teacher, founder of Your Zen Yoga and co-founder of Soluna Yoga + Spa with her husband, Christian. She first entered a yoga class over a decade ago, while a freshman in college at the University of North Florida, but found her true calling to teach yoga while living in Costa Rica. Dori gained the 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification in 2010 with the Yoga Alliance, at an ashram in Guatemala, under the guidance of her teacher Paula Tursi of Reflections Yoga.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Killington, Vermont, USA.

Nearby places

  • Hartford - 3 hours
  • New York and New Jersey - 5 hours
  • Okemo Mountain, 22 miles
  • Rutland–Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT), 19.6 miles
  • Burlington International Airport(BTV) 85 miles

Unique features


  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf course
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Skiing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Table tennis


  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lake


  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access
  • Wedding


Daily breakfast and dinner are included in the price. Eating and drinking at this retreat are pleasurable and relaxed. Breakfast, including fresh fruit, juices, yogurts, cereals, pancakes, waffles, eggs, and much more. Dinner includes an assorted menu of seasonal gourmet meals. Please notify the retreat leaders with any food allergies or restrictions to better serve you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

For those wishing to make the most of the beautiful Kent lake and explore the small islands nearby, Mountain Meadows Lodge can provide equipment for rowing, canoeing, and kayaking. The lake also offers fantastic opportunities for fishing. Other activities offered at the lodge include croquet, badminton, and volleyball, as well as billiards, table tennis, and table football in the games room. Mountain biking and golf can also be found nearby.

On the grounds are plenty of farm animals for everyone to enjoy with the option to bring a bucket of food to feed the animals. The barn and the pasture are among some of the other popular attractions available on this retreat. The lodge has a number of rescue animals ranging from sheep and curious goats to chickens, ducks, and a peacock. In addition to these friendly animals, there’s Alex, the Shetland pony.

Cross-country skiing

Thirty-one kilometers of cross-country skiing or snow shoeing at Mountain Meadows Cross Country Ski. Ski out the door onto Kent Pond or off into the wilderness. You can even arrange kite-boarding or kite-skiing on the lake.

Downhill skiing

For downhill enthusiasts there are many opportunities. Less than five miles from Mountain Meadows Lodge are two downhill ski resorts, Killington and Pico. Another nearby mountain is Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont, only 22 miles away. All three resorts offer loads of skiing and boarding options, lessons, and other activities.


You can consider a tour through Vermont's backroads. In summer or fall, consider riding the gondola to the top of Killington peak or having loads of fun at the Pico Adventure Center. Both mountains are only 10 minutes away. For a treat, visit Quechee Gorgerwhere the Ottauquechee river plunges into a narrow, rocky cleft 165 feet deep and over a mile in length. There's even rock-climbing outdoor and indoor at deer's leap within minutes of the Lodge.


The lake right outside your window is stocked with trout and bass. You can get a fishing license online. They've got some fishing poles for the kids. The Vermont Fish and Game hosts kids fishing events as well.

Killington's Adventure Center

This center as a coaster, disc golf, motorized tours, roaring brook mining, scenic lift rides, sky jump paddle boarding, a high ropes course, a terra-maze, and a mountain bike park.

Mountain biking

Just five miles up the road is the Killington resort with all levels of mountain biking. And in the next town north is The Green Mountain Trails, a multi-user network of flowy single-track over varied terrain. The Mountain Meadows Lodge is situated about 31 kilometers of cross-country ski trails. These trails, some jeep or skimobile trails, and some trails around river road, offer some remote or wilderness mountain biking challenges. Less than 10 miles north of Rutland 100 from the Mountain Meadows Lodge is a popular mountain biking spot called the Contest Trail off Liberty Hill road.

Get there by finding Forest Road 223, located 2.4 miles south of Rochester off Vermont route 100. In this area, there are opportunities for loop travel and great views. A little further away, about 28 miles, are 265 miles of mapped trails in the White River Valley. You can get one in Randolph, Vermont. Another option is mountain biking down Killington mountain where you climb aboard the K-one gondola and ride to the top of the mountain.

The Catamount trail

The Mountain Meadows Lodge is only about a mile from the Catamount trail on which you can ski the length of Vermont. They are closer to Section 13 and there is parking at the trailhead.


The Mountain Meadows Lodge is close to the vast network of snowmobile trails. The Chittenden Dam area is a popular parking spot if you have your own equipment. If not, you can rent from Killington Snow Mobile Tours and take a tour close to the Lodge.

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice
  • Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
  • Horseback riding excursion on a mountain trail
  • Nightly bonfire gatherings
  • Stand-up paddle yoga excursion on the lake
  • Unlimited access to relax and play in their sauna, outdoor hot-tub, and equipment for rowing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or playing

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Driving directions from Boston, Massachusetts

  • Approximately three hours of travel. Take Int. 93 to just south of Concord, New Hampshire.
  • Exit onto the I89 north and follow signs to US four, Rutland exit in Vermont. Follow US four west to Killington.
  • After Aspen East and the Hinterland organic farm, take a right on Thundering Brook road.

Driving directions from Hartford, Connecticut

  • Approximately three hours of travel. Follow I91 to north of Bellows Falls, Vermont. Take exit six, Rutland, to Vermont 103 and follow to Vermont 100.
  • Take Vermont 100 north to US four and follow US four west toward Killington.
  • After Aspen East and the Hinterland organic farm, take a right on Thundering Brook road.

Driving directions from Ludlow and points south

  • Take VT Route 100 north to US Route four and travel west to Killington.
  • After Aspen East and Hinterland organic farm, take a right on Thundering Brook road.

Driving directions from New York City and New Jersey Areas

  • Approximately five hours of travel. Take Northway (I87) to exit 20, the Glens Falls or Queensbury Exit, which is also marked Rutland, Vermont.
  • Take New York nine north for one-half mile to New York 149 east.
  • Go to Fort Anne, turn left onto Route four north to Whitehall.
  • Continue on Route four to Vermont. Follow Route four east through Rutland, towards Killington.
  • After passing Rutland 100 north, take the first left on Thundering Brook road just past Killington road.

Driving directions from Rutland

  • Take US route four and follow east to Killington.
  • After passing Rutland 100 north, take the first left on Thundering Brook road just past Killington road.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rutland–Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The Soluna Yoga & Spa will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 27% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 40 days before arrival.
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