Come join Kara Duval for this impeccably curated 3 night retreat in the stunning White Mountains of New Hampshire. We have chosen the prime holiday weekend of Indigenous People’s Day (aka Columbus Day) for Range practicing, mountain hiking, leaf peeping, and wine sipping. Kara will lead daily offerings of her signature classes, The Origin and The Foundation, as well as restorative sessions and group discussions. Local guides, Red Line Guiding, will lead a half day excursion into the mountains. Local chef, Kate Foley, of the Cold Mountain Cafe and the Bitchin’ Kitchen Food Truck, will serve scrumptious cuisine**. Local retreat producers, SolSeed Retreats, will concierge the weekend.
This intimate experience will be hosted at the historic Horse & Hound Inn of Franconia, New Hampshire. Tucked under the peaks of the Franconia Mountain Range, this 12 bedroom inn is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, and will be completely private to our group. New friendships will be formed, lasting memories will be made, and at long last, we can come together as a community again!
The itinerary has been carefully crafted to offer time for Range practices, nature exploration, meals together, and space to enjoy the local surroundings according to what brings you joy: more hiking, exploring the local towns of Woodstock and Lincoln, or perhaps visiting one of the area's many other attractions.
A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot on this retreat. The balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. If you'd like to break up your balance into multiple payments, we can easily arrange that at no extra charge. Email email@example.com to set up a payment plan after you register.
**Most dietary restrictions can be easily accommodated. Please indicate your preferences upon registration.
***Please note that due to the current environment, proof of covid-19 vaccination is REQUIRED to ensure all feel safe on this retreat.
-Daily Range classes & group discussions with Kara
-3 nights lodging at the Horse & Hound
-Catered dinners Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
-Wine by Kara served during our arrival day dinner
-Morning snack, coffee & tea, and catered breakfast daily
-Bagged lunch for the guided hike day
-Guided hike on Saturday
-Ample on-site parking
-All class props with the exception of a Yoga Mat (please bring your own)
-Basic toiletries like shampoo, conditioner and soap
-Transportation to the Horse & Hound (205 Wells Rd, Franconia, NH 03580)
-Lunch on Sunday
-Most alcoholic beverages, though you are welcome to BYOB. All consumption is to be done responsibly, of course.
-Yoga Mat (please bring your own to practice on)
All participants must place a $500 non-refundable / non-transferable deposit, which is required to hold their spot on the retreat. Any balance payments made are also non-refundable / non-transferable. SolSeed Retreats can only make an exception to these terms if:
If SolSeed must postpone or cancel the trip for any of the above reasons, all registrants will receive a refund of all deposits paid less $200.
Travel Insurance is a savvy way to protect your investment in this retreat. SolSeed does not sell travel insurance. We personally like using our AAA representative for travel insurance, and have been satisfied with the online marketplace . Most policies will cover a large portion, if not all, expenses incurred if you cannot attend the trip for reasons such as: sickness, unexpected work commitments, or other emergencies. SolSeed strongly recommends speaking with an insurance agent to ensure your insurance needs are met, and that your questions are answered, prior to purchasing travel insurance.
Born and raised in Boston MA, Kara Duval has been a mainstay in the fitness community since 2015. A STOTT pilates instructor, pre/postnatal specialist and mobility specialist, Kara is known for her knowledge of anatomy, precise eye, intentional cueing, genuine transparency and sense of humor. Kara is also the founder of her online platform, Range, which she built by herself during the Covid-19 pandemic. She now has the privilege of teaching thousands of people worldwide and wouldn’t change it for the world!
With an emphasis on form and function of the body, Kara creates an accessible and inclusive environment for her class attendees to explore, learn and respect their bodies on a daily basis. With a tagline of #forthepeople, Kara undoubtedly does just that. Her teaching is a sustainable approach to movement designed to build strength, awareness and confidence that you can bring with you to every aspect of your life.
Kara lives in the South End with her partner Ben. In their free time they love to spend time in Vermont hiking and skiing, and exploring restaurants in their beloved South End neighborhood.
THIS RETREAT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. Please add your name to the waitlist if you'd like to be notified if there are any cancellations. Thank you!
First, if you have any questions about what sort of package to register for, Ian of SolSeed Retreats is available to speak with at 617-429-9644.
When selecting a package, the first consideration is whether you'll be attending with a friend or significant other, who will be your roommate; or, are you planning to attend solo.
If you have a roommate in mind, select a Double Occupancy package, according to availability, and bed type: shared queen bed, or individual twin/full beds. You can find more detailed descriptions of the packages below. If you are paying for both spots, be sure to adjust the quantity of packages to 2 at checkout. Also, please note your roommate-to-be in the form during checkout.
If you are attending solo, you have the choice of selecting a Single Occupancy package (private room), or a Double Occupancy package with Twin Beds. For the latter option, you will be paired with another solo attendee, and you will each have your own bed.
Finally, there is the Triple Occupancy Package. Have two friends you want to attend with? Sign up all together, and note their names at checkout. This package type is also available to solo attendees who will make two new friends!
This unique accommodation package is best fitted for a group of three friends, or a gregarious solo person. The three who sign up will be sharing 2 different bedrooms. The larger bedroom has the bathroom facilities, a full sized bed, and a twin bed. The smaller bedroom has a twin bed, but no bathroom facilities, and is located across the hallway. As Kara says, “it’s like camp, it might be awkward for 2 minutes, then you get over it!” We couldn’t agree more. We will not be designating who gets which bed or which bedroom. We will leave it to the registrants to sort out cordially upon their arrival, and we’re happy to connect you all by email if you don’t know each other in advance!
If you’d like to sign up as a group of 2 or three, please sign up at the same time, or designate one person to sign up for 2 or 3 packages, and collect the correlating funds from within your group. Please note your retreat buddies at checkout.
If you are signing up alone, just come with a good attitude, and the space to create new friendships! Please note that you don’t have a roommate at checkout.
Perhaps you’d like to save a little money, or you are traveling with your platonic bestie! This room offers both registrants their own twin bed. If signing up alone, please note that you do not have a retreat buddy during checkout. If you are signing up with a friend, please note their name during check out, and please be sure you both sign up at the same time, or that you select a quantity of two of these accommodation packages. It is possible that a solo registrant could sign up for the empty bed in the interim.
This accommodation package ensures you will have only the two of you in the bedroom, but will share a bathroom with one or two other retreat-buddies-to-be who will occupy a bedroom on the other side of the bathroom.
Oh yay! You are traveling with your partner, or a bestie you are comfortable sharing a bed with! This accommodation package is specifically for two people who will share a queen bed. Each person needs to register for the accommodation package, or one person may register for a quantity of two of these accommodation packages. You’ll be sharing the queen bed, but you’ll have your own private bathroom. Please note who your plus-one is during checkout. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS ACCOMMODATION TYPE WITHOUT A BED BUDDY!
Perhaps you’d like to save a little money, or you are traveling with your platonic bestie! This room offers both registrants their own twin bed, and a bathroom private to the two occupants. If signing up alone, please note that you do not have a retreat buddy during checkout. If you are signing up with a friend, please note their name during check out, and please be sure you both sign up at the same time, as the other twin bed could be snagged by a solo registrant in the interim.
Sleeping in your own private space is top priority for you, but sharing a full bathroom with an adjoining room is totally fine. This accommodation package ensures you will have no roommates in your bedroom, but will share a bathroom with one or two other retreat-buddies-to-be who will occupy a bedroom on the other side of the bathroom. The bed may be a twin, full or queen sized bed, assigned according to availability and order of signup. Sorry, we cannot take special requests for the bed type.
If you are signing up alongside other friends and would like to share the bathroom, you may request that during checkout, and we will follow up with you. We’ll do our best to accommodate such requests, but we can’t make any promises.
OK, so you like your space, and having it to yourself is very important. This accommodation package will get you a private room with an attached bathroom all to yourself. The bed may be a twin, full or queen sized bed, assigned according to availability and order of signup. Sorry, we cannot take special requests for the bed type.