Arrived: Women's Summer Retreat

Colrain, MA, USA

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Ashley Niles
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Aug 2 - 4, 2022
Group size: 1 - 10
Arrived: Women's Summer Retreat
Colrain, MA, USA

Ashley Niles
  • Facebook verified

$NaN
Aug 2 - 4, 2022
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Life comes at us quickly. We live in a culture where a sense of urgency is the norm, continuing to push forward with our goals, increase productivity, get that next promotion, be a superhero parent, or achieve that next big thing. Taking time and space to care for yourself feels like just another thing to put on your to-do list. We get it. Prioritizing yourself can be hard! But we are in this together.

During times of great demand or change, it’s most important to take a moment to incorporate stillness into our lives. We will be removing ourselves from our hectic routines and allowing ourselves to open and pause. Let us care for you for a change. Come just as you are. Invest in yourself and leave feeling more grounded, rejuvenated, and connected to yourself, nature and other women. 


We warmly welcome to the retreat all self-identifying women, years 21+, who feel ready to take a pause in the busyness of life and come back to themselves.


DATES: August 2 - 4, 2022

Arrive between 1 - 3pm on Tuesday. Depart after lunch on Thursday. 

Location

This retreat will take place on a private 545 acre property nestled in the hills of Colrain, Massachusetts. Let the surrounding nature restore your mind and spirit in this peaceful refuge. The renovated 170 year-old farmhouse will be our home base. Depending on the activity and the weather during the retreat, we will take advantage of the adjacent studio space, and of course, the abundant outdoors with many miles of trails and gorgeous views into Vermont.

About Us

Your Hosts: Ashley and Isabelle

We come from hustle culture, high pressure careers, full family lives, and have always been driven to make the world a more just and kind place for everyone in it. We know burnout and we know overwhelm. We also know the importance of hitting the time-out button, clearing the schedule, of walking barefoot on the ground, eating mindfully, making new connections, opening our minds and hearts to new possibilities. We are life-long friends who have personally experienced the transformative effects of being immersed in nature and in community with other women. Most importantly, we have a knack for creating truly unique and meaningful experiences that are healing, supportive and rejuvenating. We are so excited for your arrival.


What we believe:

  • We all need time to pause
  • Investing in ourselves is the first step in being able to better serve others
  • The experience of being seen and heard in a supportive group of women is cleansing and uplifting
  • Stillness invites opportunities for a new perspective to emerge
  • Time immersed in nature brings us back to ourselves
  • There is no one way to live life

About Arrived

Imagine committing to take time for yourself. Knowing that investing in your wellbeing will have a positive ripple effect in the lives of those around you. All the ducks (or as many ducks as possible) have been put in a row and you drive away from the usual demands on your time and energy. You’re driving up a dirt road, dust in your rearview mirror, all colors of green flourish on both sides of the road. You park at your destination and are greeted by women who know it’s no small thing to do what you’re doing. Your comfortable sleeping arrangements, the deeply nourishing meals, and intentional offerings have been deliberately designed for your wellbeing. We are here for you. You breathe in a deep breath of fresh air, coming back into your body, ready to relax into an easy flow and open up to the possibilities of the next couple days.


You’ve arrived.

Accommodations

FARMHOUSE 

The farmhouse boasts three bedrooms, each with a private full bath. These rooms can be shared with a friend or private. 


GLAMPING 

Spend more time connecting with nature in one of our beautiful bell tents. We have single occupancy tents with a queen bed, and shared tents that feature two twin beds. 

You will have full access to the downstairs Farmhouse bathroom and an outdoor shower. Don't worry, it has hot water!

Food

All meals, snacks and beverages are included. A focus on nourishing meals that are organic, locally-sourced and feature seasonal ingredients. Breakfast & lunch will be simple yet delicious offerings that you can enjoy with the group or take to eat quietly somewhere on the property. Dinners will be served in the farmhouse dining room family-style. 


If you have dietary restrictions please let us know in the notes section on checkout and we will do our best to accommodate.

Packing List

Head lamp/flashlight

Water bottle

Journal/Notebook and writing utensil

Warm layers and cozy socks for our fireside chats

Walking/hiking shoes

Clothes for movement/yoga

Bug spray 

Sunscreen

Bathing suit

Beach towel

Rain Coat (hopefully we won’t need them!)

Personal Toiletries

Any other clothing and footwear that will help you feel comfortable during your stay 

Payments and Cancellation Policy

$100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance is due by July 8, 2022. If reserving after this date, the total balance is due upon booking. 


Our retreats are limited to a small number of attendees to allow for a more personable, intimate experience. Our cancellation policy is in place to help guests, hosts, and the venue share expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.


• All deposits are non-refundable.

• Cancellation requests submitted within 14 days of retreat start date, 50% of the balance, less deposit, will be refunded.

• All cancellations must be received in writing via email (isabelle@alreadyalive.com)

• Within less than 14 days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.

• If you must cancel, you have the option to transfer your spot to another woman with whom you have coordinated. 

• In the event that we (your hosts) cancel a retreat, the net total of money paid for the retreat package will be refunded to each participant.


No one books a retreat with the intention of canceling it, but unexpected events do occur. Please know that our cancellation policy is designed to mitigate costs incurred to retreat hosts and the venue in order to maintain the retreat experience and affordability for other retreat guests. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.

Covid Policy

Please take an at home test the evening before the retreat. Stay home if you are sick (even if the test result is negative!). Masks are optional. 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Glamping Bell Tents and Farmhouse options. All linens and towels will be supplied.
  • Food
    All meals, snacks, and beverages
  • Activities
    Sound bath, self-care, nature hike, movement/yoga, and art. Supplies for activities are included. All activities are optional, but encouraged.
  • Group Connection
    Time for sharing, listening, laughing together, and joining around the fire.
  • Solo Time
    Scheduled time for space, rest, and reflection
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
    Enjoy a good soak while the sun comes up or before hopping into your cozy bed.
  • Safe space
    Wrap up in the warmth of other women. Share what's on your mind. Let yourself be cared for.
  • Fires + Starry Nights
    Gather around the warmth of the fire. Lay back and look up at the stars. Breathe.
  • Travel Expenses
    Each participant is responsible for the cost associated with traveling to and from the retreat.

Available Packages

Private Glamping Tent
Available until July 27, 20224 left

Price is for the entire retreat package with accommodations for 1 person in one of our beautiful bell tents. 

Queen size bed. 

All linens and bedding included. 

You will have use of the farmhouse bathroom and outdoor shower. 

$450
Deposit: $100
Shared Glamping Tent
Available until July 27, 2022only 2 left

Price is for the entire retreat package for 1 person in our shared bell tent. 

Two twin beds. 

All linens and bedding included. 

You will have use of the farmhouse bathroom and outdoor shower. 

This is a great option if you are coming with a friend! 


*Please let us know in the notes when you are checking out if you plan to share this tent with someone. 

$400
Deposit: $100
Private Farmhouse Room
Available until July 27, 2022only 1 left

Price is for the entire retreat package with accommodations in one of the private farmhouse bedrooms. 

Private bathroom. 

Queen size bed. 

All linens and bedding included. 

$600
Deposit: $100
Shared Farmhouse Room
Available until July 27, 2022only 2 left
$500
Deposit: $100
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Itinerary

Itinerary
Summer Retreat

*This is a sample itinerary. Each individual retreat will look slightly different. 


Day 1

1 - 2:30pm Arrive & Get Settled

3pm Welcome Circle

4pm Creative Project

5pm Summer Drinks + Hors d'oeuvres

6pm Dinner

Fire Circle


Day 2

7:30am Movement

8-9am Breakfast

10am Nature Hike

11am Circle

12pm Lunch

1pm Solo

3pm Self-care treatment

5pm Summer Drinks + Hors d'oeuvres

6pm Dinner

Fire Circle + Sound Bath


Day 3

7:30am Movement

8-9am Breakfast

10am Reflection Circle

12pm Lunch: can be taken to-go or eaten on the property

Farewell

Your Organizer


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Ashley Niles
Joined in March 2022
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