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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This retreat will take place in Killington, Vermont, USA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 are available at an additional cost.
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.
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