Hearth of the Heart
Hearth of the Heart
Winter Retreat in Rhode Island
with Ben Wisch & Denise DeLuca
Fri Jan 28th - Sun Jan 30th 2022
Cure the winter blues...
Frosty mornings. The rush of cold air on your cheeks & crunch of snow beneath your feet to invigorate your body, mind & soul.
Wide open fields of snowy white, adorned with black pen strokes of naked trees - mother nature’s sculptures - warmed by sunny straw grasses beacon your attention to be absorbed by spaciousness.
A winter wonderland awaits to set your heart ablaze – Thaw your winter hibernating heart to experience the warmth of connection, community,and compassionate sharingas as you delve ever more deeply into the yoga practices.
This retreat will emphasize Tantrik meditation techniques to strengthen the emotional body, enhanced by daily asana practices to fortify your physical body, chanting & song to uplift, and meaningful moments of experiential sharing with heart-oriented beings.
ALL tools to bring back with you to nourish everyday life.
You will be treated to a stay at the newly renovated 18th century farmhouse “Paradise Farmhouse” that offers the balance of history and up-to-date comfort. There are 6 bedrooms all with private bathrooms supplied with RI’s own Farmaesthetics line of soaps, shampoo, conditioner and bath wash made with pure botanicals.
You will be nourished by farm to table breakfasts & dinners artistically crafted by Michele DeLuca Verley of la maison de COCO of Portsmouth, RI.
Every day between practices you will be given the opportunity to share the beautiful, natural resources of the Norman Bird Sanctuary wildlife refuge with miles of nature trails or travel a few minutes to explore Newport’s shops & restaurants, stroll through the picturesque historical side streets, or walk the magnificent beaches.
In the afternoon you are invited back to the farmhouse for our favorite la maison de COCO’S tea-time where you can cozy up with a “cuppa” in one of the many exquisite sitting areas for conversation or snuggle for a sweet read followed by a restorative practice set to live music.
It would delight us to share this part of the world we call home with you !
Friday late afternoon: Gathering & post travel practice followed by an exquisite dinner.
Early Mornings:Meditation & breathing practice
prior to a freshly prepared healthy breakfast.
Mornings: Asana practice appropriate for all levels.
Saturday Afternoon:Free time to relax, explore Newport, go hiking, walk the beach, or sit by the rocks.
Tea Time: Tea/coffee and snacks provided.
Late Afternoon:Restorative & Yoga Nidra practices.
Meals:Fri/Sat dinners & Sat/Sun breakfasts are freshly crafted organic farm to table meals designed by Michele DeLuca Verley of la maison de COCO, Portsmouth RI.
~ Luxury Dorm $495 p/p
~ Luxury Double $695 p/p (dbl occ)
~ Luxury King $795 p/p (dbl occ)
~ Luxury Private $1095 (single occ).
~ Commuter $ 315 (yoga & meals only)