A Mighty Retreat: Where Power Meets Bliss

Mighty Yoga’s first-ever destination retreat will be held at Good Commons, a sweet Green Mountain retreat center housed within a lovingly-restored historic home in Plymouth, Vermont. Teachers Heather Healey, owner of Mighty Yoga, and Upper Valley yogi Kim Hall have crafted this heart-filled long weekend to nourish the body and mind. Join us November 9 through 12 to refresh, reset, and renew so that you can experience fully the magic of the upcoming Winter season.

Layered with soothing, restorative yoga sessions and energetic workshops, this retreat will invite strength and suppleness into the physical body as well as bring balance to the mental-emotional body. The yogic traditions of introspection and self-care will leave your whole self feeling completely refreshed. Spending time deepening your yoga practice and relaxing within an open-hearted community will help you bring your best self to the busy season of holidays. Yoga teaches us that in order for us to give fully to others, we need to fill our own cup first.

This is a very small and intimate retreat with the capacity of only 17 students; it is likely to fill up. You can register online or in person at the studio. Hope to see you there!

Send questions to Hanover@mightyyoga.com.

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Your retreat includes:

• Three nights lodging (double & loft rooms available)

• Amazing, locally sourced meals by a private chef

• 11+ hours of group yoga and meditation instruction

• Time to relax, restore, and renew

• Outdoor jacuzzi and hiking

• Mandala Art workshop

• On-site massage therapist available (cost additional)

Check-in Thursday after 4pm and check-out Sunday by 1pm.

A sample day might include:

Coffee or tea followed by an early morning meditation or pranayama practice; yummy light breakfast, a 2-hour hip opening asana intensive, then lunch. (We build in lots of time for food!) After lunch, it’s break time. RELAX! Then, hit the mat in the afternoon for a good 60-minute vinyasa flow or power class with Heather. During your late afternoon break, take Kim’s workshop, veg on the deck or get a massage. For dinner, enjoy a great meal with new friends and old. Finish the nurturing your mind and body with a long, restorative class or Yoga Nidra. Relax. Sleep deeply in a comfy bed, enjoying the peace and quiet of this Green Mountain hideaway.

And if that isn’t enough:

Each afternoon of your retreat will include 2 generous blocks of free time. Relax with a good book, take a luxurious nap, enjoy a walk at the neighboring state park, or have a cup of tea on the deck. This retreat is for you to unwind, unplug, and re-discover your bliss.

Two special offerings for your down-time:

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Mandala Workshop! For both artsy types and the not so artsy: Retreat co-leader Kim Hall, who is a professional muralist, will teach an optional painted collage workshop creating vibrant chakra mandalas using a fun, easy, and mess-free technique. (no additional cost)

 

 

Massage! Good Common’s resident massage therapist will be on site this weekend for appointments! Book early as spots are limited (cost is additional)

Food

The food at Good Commons is fresh, delicious and beautifully served. Committed to sustainable living, Good Commons owner and chef, Tesha Buss, gives preference to suppliers whose products are local and who have environmentally friendly practices. Each day we will share meals together in the large home-style dining room. Scrumptious snacks, artisan coffee and tea, juices, and treats will be provided throughout the retreat, keeping us nourished and pampered. Tesha offers her guests options for all dietary needs*.

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More about the accommodations at Good Commons:

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“At Good Commons, we believe in consistently striving to be more conscious citizens.  We value art.  We value healing.  We respect the personal and creative process.  We value change and all the glories and struggles that accompany change.  We value the beauty of slowing down and going easy on the self.” - Tesha Buss, Owner

“Tesha is a born hostess, and from the moment you arrive the house feels like home. The bedrooms are furnished simply with comfortable beds and majestic Green Mountain vistas, and although there’s a certain New England B&B feel, fear not: There’s nary a lace doily nor cheesy painting in sight.” - Nena Johnson, writer for Edible Manhattan.

This retreat has been designed to foster community and connection. We’ve chosen a venue that has communal living spaces and shared bedrooms on each floor.**  All bathrooms are shared, though there are six in the house. There is a balcony on the second floor, a large hot tub on the deck, and a even a fire pit in the back garden. In addition to the shared spaces, the retreat center has lots of private nooks for solo time and quiet conversations.

Take a virtual tour of Good Commons here: http://goodcommons.com/virtual-tour/


Meet the Teachers!

Heather Healey

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Based in Hanover and Lebanon NH,  Heather is an accomplished Engineer and  owner/founder of Mighty Yoga Studios in Hanover NH, Lebanon NH, and Ithaca NY.

Heather completed her 200-hr teacher training with Sean and Karen Conley of Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh, PA. She completed her 500-hr training with Liz Heffernan and Soma Yoga Institute. Heather started a regular yoga practice as a way to stay in shape after retiring from her time as an elite rower. It soon evolved from exercise into a way to relieve stress during the most intense parts of grad school. These days it helps to ground her when she's overwhelmed with everything going on in her world –  running three yoga studios, and being a mother of two energy-filled boys and a baby girl.


Kim Hall

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Kim Wenger Hall is a Lebanon, NH-based artist and yoga teacher. Since 1995, Kim’s work as a muralist brought her from Naples, Florida to Cape Cod, to Lake Winnipesaukee, and finally to the Upper Valley in 2005. Kim is always searching for beauty and to be of service.

Kim became a 500-hr yoga teacher in 2016 after completing both her 200-hr and 300-hr teacher trainings with Angie Follensbee-Hall of Myriad Yoga.  Kim teaches in traditional yoga studios and brings yoga to special populations within the community. Kim has also worked as a clinical care coordinator, meditation instructor and health coach, helping people on their path to health.

In Kim’s yoga classes, you’ll find a light-hearted blend of challenging Hatha yoga styles which focus on alignment, breath work and self-inquiry. For Kim, the ultimate goal of yoga is to unite the body, mind and spirit so that life can be lived to the fullest - through all circumstances.

In the next few years, Kim is bringing service-based yoga retreats to great destinations around the world. Yoga and beach clean-up in Bali? Yes, Please!


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Fees & deadlines

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Retreat tuition includes lodging, meals, and yoga. Prices below include a $150 non-refundable deposit.

$665 for double occupancy : 1 bedroom, 2 beds, shared with 1 other person (please indicate if there's someone you'd like to share a room with when you sign up!)

$635 for a loft room: Shared loft room, 9 beds

Contact us if you would like to pay your non-refundable deposit separately, to ensure your spot. Checks preferred, though we can accept Visa and MasterCard.

Contact us if you would like to pay your $150 non-refundable deposit separately, to ensure your spot. Checks are preferred, but Visa and MasterCard are accepted.


This is a very small and intimate retreat with the capacity of only 17 students; it is likely to fill up. You can register online or in person at the studio. Hope to see you there!

Send questions to Hanover@mightyyoga.com.