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h{OM}e Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Talta Lodge, Stowe

September 23-27, 2024

COMMUNITY. CONNECTION. BELONGING.

O M // representing union of body, mind & soul that is at the heart of yoga

H O M E // a place where you feel you belong

This retreat will immerse you in nature, and guide you back into your body, mind & soul, enabling you to reconnect with yourself and feel at home within.

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A NOTE FROM CAROLE:

Words cannot express how happy I am that you're here. This will be our second retreat at Talta Lodge in Stowe, VT and I am so excited to return! September also happens to be our favorite time to travel to VT as it is peak season! We love that the weather is still warm during the day, the evenings are crisp, and the foliage is making an appearance providing fantastic pockets of color in every corner of the state. 

This retreat location is so special to me because Vermont was my first home; where I was born and raised and lived for the first 22 years of my life - I know it like the back of my hand. Although I've been away for 7 years now, it will always be home.

Why? Because Vermont is not your average state - it's magical. 

It's welcoming, accepting & loving of all beings, the landscape is picturesque, the air is crisp and fresh, the food is farm-to-table and encourages a healthy lifestyle, it's filled with rolling hills, opens skies, rivers, lakes and mountains which creates a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Oh, and let's not forget the stellar view of the stars and milky way galaxy at night!

It is my honor to lead this retreat and welcome you into my home; I aim to create a space where you feel deeply connected and a sense of belonging, guiding you back home to your own inner essence.

 

Much love,

 

Carole the freespiritedwanderer 

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About This Retreat:

This 4 night / 5 day retreat is set away in the Green Mountain State of Vermont during Fall Peak Season, allowing us to disconnect in order to reconnect. The location gives us a chance to immerse ourselves in the simplicity of nature - giving us a break from our hectic lives while restoring and rejuvenating ourselves back to our center in order to discover our True Nature.

We will be learning and practicing Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation techniques, Yoga Philosophy (8 Limbs of Yoga), and Ayurvedic studies; food as medicine and the the importance of routine. In addition we will spend time journaling, hiking, adventuring, relaxing, and building intentional community; the feeling that life is best when shared.  

Getting deeper into the classes you will learn how to surrender to the flow in Vinyasa, discover freedom and discipline in Ashtanga, reconnect to your center through breathwork and meditation, find peace and calmness within the simplicity of nature, practice gratitude for the food that nourishes you, and develop a life of more meaning & fulfillment via the 8-limbs 

This yoga retreat is a great opportunity for someone to move out of their comfort zone (where - let's face it - nothing exciting ever happens) and get to know themselves on a deeper level. As we begin to learn who we truly are and find more love and appreciation for ourselves we not only become stronger for us but also for others. This allows us to build a solid foundation for community; discovering we are better together. 

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This Retreat is For You:

The wanderer, wonderer, adventurer, and yoga student who is looking for some space to reset, renew and restore yourself in order to reconnect with who you are at the core of your being.

You seek to live a life of meaning and fulfillment, and you desire to know yourself and filter your decisions & choices through who you believe and claim you are. 

You love nature, being outside, exploring new places, diving deeper into the practice of yoga as a whole, meeting other like-minded people, and having time to yourself where you can reflect,  rest and decompress. 

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Three Things You Will Get Out of This Retreat :

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An opportunity to delve into the Eight Limbs of Yoga and discover how to bring these practices off the mat and into your everyday world, enabling you to live life with more meaning and fulfillment.

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A chance to be in the simplicity of the great outdoors with peace and quiet where you can connect to your inner essence and be guided back h(OM)e to who you are at the core of your being.

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Community building; all FSW Retreats focuses on building KULA; intentional community, the feeling that life is best when shared. These retreats bring together like-hearted and minded individuals, encouraging lifelong friendship to be made.

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ABOUT TALTA LODGE

YOUR BOUTIQUE BASE CAMP

Talta Lodge Bluebird is designed with the adventurer in mind. Built for all four season activities—from skiing to mountain biking, to fly fishing and hiking—the property is ideally located along the little river with access points to the Stowe recreation path. Featuring plenty of gear storage, a pump track, indoor pool, and sauna, this hotel is your basecamp for exploring Stowe, Vermont and the surrounding area.

 

ROOMS DESIGNED TO ROAM

Tälta‘s rooms are designed with the adventurer in mind—features and function to get you out the door today, with style and comfort to rest up for tomorrow. Our 51 rooms come in a variety of configurations from standard kings to bunk rooms, and most include modular gear walls, private decks, and powerful WiFi ensuring that Tälta Lodge Bluebird is ready for explorers and extended weekenders alike. 

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE STOWE

Situated at the foot of Mount Mansfield–Vermont’s highest peak–the historic village of Stowe serves as a hub of adventure for outdoor enthusiasts and weekend warriors. Stowe offers endless opportunities for dining, shopping, and enjoying the outdoors. 

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EAT LOCAL

Vermont is home to many farms, artisan foods, fresh produce, wineries and breweries. They are known for Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerries Ice Cream, Maple Syrup, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Heady Topper Beer and many more!

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SAMPLE MENU:

Breakfast:

Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt, muffins, croissants, coffee and fresh juices 

Lunch:

Gazpacho, bruschetta, mixed green salad with vinaigrette dressing 

Dinner:

Variety of grilled gourmet flatbreads with green & grain salads.

Dessert:

Fruit Clafoutis with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Snacks:

Fruit, hummus & veggies, dips & chips, mixed nuts

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

(Everything you see here is included in the prices listed under accommodations.)

4 NIGHT / 5 DAY ACCOMMODATIONS

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Choose from 5 adventurous accommodation options below, ranging from king suites to twin bunks.

DAILY YOGA CLASSES / WORKSHOPS

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All classes / workshops are all levels and will consist of a variety of breath work, meditations, journal prompts, ayurveda, ashtanga inspired vinyasa, dynamic hatha and core, strengthen & stretch.

ALL MEALS

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Indulge in three healthy, gourmet, Vermont inspired meals plus snacks each day.


*All meals made with love.

LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

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Enjoy the beauty of Stowe as we head to the local shops & breweries and visit a couple of my personal fave destinations! (Ben & Jerries, Cabot Cheese, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Cider Mill and more!

GONDOLA RIDE UP SPRUCE PEAK

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Get on top of Vermont’s greatest views the easy way – in the famous Stowe Gondola SkyRide. From the top of Mt. Mansfield – Vermont’s highest mountain. This is a HIGHLIGHT for those visiting Stowe in the Fall, and we'll have a surpise at the top!

DAY HIKE

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It's not a fall trip to Vermont without a hike on the majestic mountains, and I promise you, the views are worth every step.

 

*Trailhead TBD

FSW WORKBOOK + SWAG BAG

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Receive a swag bag + workbook to help you get the most out of your retreat and take it home with you.

AMPLE FREE TIME

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Free time for whatever your heart desires & your soul is craving!

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Cost for flight

  • Travel Insurance

  • Departure day transportation

  • Additional meals not listed here

  • Alcohol

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TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR 2023 VERMONT RETREAT

Tammy S., FL

"If you’re reading this and thinking about joining one of Carole’s retreats, you should book it right away! I went on the Stowe Vermont 2023 trip and it was beyond my expectations. The yoga classes are the best! Carole’s style is awesome and good for all levels. The kayaking, hiking, and local spots were so fun and everything was well organized. I LOVED all of the food, too! It’s one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. I had an amazing time and can’t wait to go on another one! Many thanks to Carole and Scotty!"

Gabrielle M., St. Barts

"It was a journey into the unknown, but I soon realized that beyond the practice of yoga, there's a language of yoga that allows us to communicate and feel at ease with everyone, no matter where in the world we are. Throughout this well-balanced retreat, Carole imparted her solid knowledge with energy and kindness, combined with the vibrations of Vermont nature. An unforgettable interlude."

Jeanette M., NC

"I cannot express how much this retreat surpassed my expectations. I went in with an open mind and heart and left with new friends, a deeper understanding of yoga, and breathtaking views that I will continue to revisit in my mind. The accommodations were great and had plenty of spaces for socializing and being alone to think and journal. Carole and Scotty did a wonderful job making everyone feel comfortable and cared for while there. I hope to go on a another retreat soon!"

The Booking Process

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CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Explore all accommodation options below, choose which one you desire, and select "book now" to be directed to check out.

All prices under accommodations reflect 'What's Included' from above.

**If you have any questions on which room will best suit you, please use the chat feature below.

 

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CHECK OUT

Upon selecting your accommodation, you will be directed to the check out page. Fill in your contact details and please do not forget to complete the Online Registration. You will see the total price for your accommodation; however, you will only be prompted to pay your $825 non-refundable deposit at this time.

**Please double check that your email is correct in order to receive all onboarding items with ease.

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ONBOARDING

After completing your deposit and registration, you will receive a  welcome email as confirmation for your booking. Within 24 hours your invoice for the final balance with its due date will be sent to your registration email. Lastly, you will receive a separate email containing a welcome packet with all current need-to-know items to help you stay organized and best prepare for your upcoming FSW retreat! 

A Few Things To Note:

  • ALL CURRENT PRICING IS LISTED EARLY BIRD PRICING.

  • Early Bird Pricing (saves $200,prices icrease June 16, 2024); Pay in full by June 15, 2024 to be eligible for early bird pricing. 

  • Regular Pricing; Pay your $825 non-refundable deposit June 16 or after, and the balance by July 15, 2024.

  • Any sign ups after July 15 will be required to pay in full upon registration.

  • Sign up with a friend and each receive $50 off your desired shared accommodation.

  • The following prices reflect "What's Included" from above.

  • All pricing is per person.

  • Payment plans available upon request, please inquire HERE.

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CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Tälta‘s rooms offer features and functions to get you out the door today, with style and comfort to rest up for tomorrow. Our 51 rooms come in a variety of configurations from standard kings to bunk rooms, and most include modular gear walls, private decks, and powerful WiFi ensuring that Tälta Lodge Bluebird is ready for explorers and extended weekenders alike.

**All rooms have their own private bathroom stocked with Ursa Major VT products, outdoor deck or patio, gear wall and closet.

 

Stay and experience:

  • Minutes from Stowe Mountain

  • Direct access to Stowe's West Branch Little River

  • Year-round indoor pool

  • Sauna

  • Pump track

  • Bike shed and storage

  • Ski lockers and boot drying rooms

  • Balcony rooms and decks

  • Fire pit and outdoor space for activities

  • Free high-speed wifi 

 

*Pay your $825 non-refundable deposit to secure your desired accommodation.

*ALL CURRENT PRICING IS LISTED AS EARLY BIRD PRICING.

*To be eligible, pay in full by June 15, 2024.

*Prices increase $200 June 16, 2024.

*All pricing is per person.

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F.A.Q

Where do I fly Into?

Burlington, Vermont (BTV)

What Do I Need to Pack?

You have a detailed packing list within your welcome packet!

How do I get to Talta Lodge from BTV on Sept. 23?

We will have a 2pm shuttle from BTV to Talta Lodge which is a 45 minute drive.

**If you are coming from CLT, I suggest taking flight AA 5616 which lands at 11:22am and having lunch in BTV while you wait!

Is There Free Wifi?

Yes!

Will my food allergies & restrictions be accommodated?

Absolutely! Prior to leaving you will receive a registration from and can list any allergies you have.

What If I have Another Question?

What are the covid-19 restrictions and policies?

Currently, there are none. You do not need proof of a vaccine or negative covid-19 test.

EXPLORE ALL 2024 FSW RETREATS

2024 CANCELLATION
POLICY & TERMS

​All deposits are non-refundable.

Any cancellations done 91 days or more prior to retreat start date:

The deposit is transferable to another FSW Retreat within the same calendar year of 2024.

Any cancellations done 61-90 days prior to retreat start date:

The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The balance (total cost minus the deposit) is not refundable, but it is transferable to a future Free Spirited Wanderer Retreat within one year. 

 

Any cancellations done 0-60 days prior to retreat start date:

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.​

Unforeseen Circumstances:

Free Spirited Wanderer is not responsible for any of the following, and there will be no refunds nor discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays, injury, or illness. For additional protection due to any unforeseen circumstances, it is highly recommend that all participants purchase travel insurance at the time of booking the retreat.

Retreat Final Balance Late Payments: If your invoice is Early Bird Pricing and your payment is not received within 48 hours of your original due date, your invoice will move to Regular Pricing and be updated with your new due date plus the dollar difference between the pricing. If your invoice is Regular Pricing, and your payment is not received within 48 hours of your original due date, a $25 late fee will be added. **Any final balance payments not received within 72 hours of your original due date may result in a forfeiture of your booking.

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