Earth yoga Retreat: Encouraging Sustainability and connection
Star Island | June 27-29, 2019
Join Kacy and Angela June 27th-29th for a lovely weekend getaway to Star Island! The small Island is part of the Isles of Shoals spanning miles of NH and ME coast and is 7 miles off shore from Rye and Portsmouth harbors. Angela and Kacy are not only yoga teachers but both have a deep love and respect for nature in all aspects and have planned this retreat with the ocean in mind. We have chosen Star Island for a second year to deepen our connection to nature, Pachamama, bringing awareness to the sea, our surroundings and how we can be of service to help Mother Earth flourish.
If you're looking for a local retreat connecting you to nature, the sea and yourself this is for you. This retreat is intimate and small in size to allow for adequate attention and love.
*Two nights accommodation in shared room*
*Three meals per day*
*Welcome Dinner and opening night relaxation session*
*Morning pranayama, meditation and vinyasa practice*
*Afternoon activity of biking, hiking or swimming*
*Discussion session on our impact on Earth health & sustainability*
*Evening class (yin, restorative or yoga nidra)*
*Grounding activity connecting us to mother earth*
*Plenty of relaxation time!*
*Encouragement of bare feet and open hearts!*
HISTORY OF STAR ISLAND
Fishermen are believed to have stopped here before John Smith arrived in 1614. He mapped the seacoast, naming what is now known as the Isles of Shoals, “Smyth’s Isles.” The Isles of Shoals became the busiest commercial port on this side of the ocean. It dominated the fish market, indeed setting the price, for a century and a half. The name is likely derived from the term for the “shoaling” or schooling of fish. The nonprofit Star Island Corporation has owned and operated Star Island since 1916, providing affordable individual and family retreats. Over one-hundred years old, the Oceanic House is the largest structure on Star Island. Its main lobby, writing room, Pink Parlor, and dining hall provide a glimpse into the life of the Grand Hotel Era of the late 1800’s when Star Island attracted such notable artists and writers as Childe Hassam and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Life on Star Island, second largest of the group of nine rocky islands lying nearly ten miles southeast of the mouth of the Piscataqua River, is much like living on a boat. On every side one sees and hears the sea. The shores of New England are visible to the west and north, but to the east and south are only sky and sea. The boundary line between Maine and New Hampshire passes through the islands and ledges so that five of the islands, Appledore, Cedar, Duck, Malaga, and Smuttynose, lie within the State of Maine while four of the islands, Lunging, Seavey, Star, and White, lie within New Hampshire. Star Island is in the Town of Rye Historic District and on the National and State of New Hampshire Historic Registers. More than 250 land plant species have been identified on the islands. A checklist of the marine flora and fauna of the Isles of Shoals, compiled by the staff of the Cornell University Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore, included 256 species of invertebrates, 139 species of algae, 49 species of fish and 145 species of birds.
Life on Star Island is comfortable, but not modern in part due to commitment to conservation of resources. Living quarters in the main hotel and cottages have shared bathroom facilities for each floor. Each bed is made with sheets, an acrylic blanket, a wool blanket, a bedspread, and a pillow. Extra blankets and pillows are available upon request. Each room is also supplied with a washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, and small bar of soap for each person. Although all rooms have electricity, not all rooms are equipped with electrical outlets.
A business center with wireless internet access, computers, printing, and copying capabilities is available for your use.
Hotel Shared room $600 per person
$100 deposit to hold spot and remainder due 60 days before arrival (April 27th, 2019)
**Meals, transportation to and from island, all activities/classes and conference fee included. Parking overnight is not included, we do recommend ride sharing; parking at Isles of Shoals Steamship Company**
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
*All payments are non-refundable*