Yogic Lifestyle Immersion
Women’s Retreat – June 4-7, 2020

Mindfulness As a Way of Being

Please note that as of 11/11/19 the retreat is half full. Please register soon.

Are you ready to commit time for self-care and personal growth in 2020? Please join us for our second annual women’s retreat on the beautiful Island of Cuttyhunk.

Imagine 3 nights and 4 days relaxing into the sound of waves breaking upon the shore. Visualize your self moving through a historic, oceanside inn that renders a feeling of stepping back in time. Come together with like minded souls to drop out of the pull of daily life and drop in to a greater connection to self & Self.

This retreat will be an immersion into yogic lifestyle.


  • Yoga Asana (postures),
  • Pranayama (breath exercises)
  • Mudra (hand gestures to support reflection/meditation)
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual study (reading, reflection & conversation)
  • Self Inquiry
  • Karma Yoga (selfless service).
  • Special evening programs (to be determined)

Mornings will begin with group sadhana (practice) adapted to the needs of the group with a focus on connecting deeply with one’s personal truth. Fruit, granola and yoghurt will be available for those needing sustenance prior to brunch. Brunch, prepared by our personal chef, Haley Pollock (www.holistictrick.com) will be followed with time for walks, reflection and journaling.    Each day retreat participants will be asked to practice Karma Yoga by assisting Haley in the kitchen prior to meals . The afternoon will include a facilitated group experience,  personal time to engage with others, walk the beach & rest. Prior to dinner, we will enjoy another practice of Yoga, meditation and/or Yoga Nidra.  After dinner there will be time for tea and sharing as well as our evening programs.

Our chef, Haley, and ellen are planning for balanced healthy, vegetarian meals.  Please inform us, upon registration, if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.  Haley is nutrition savvy and holds a degree in nutritional science and will fulfill reasonable requests.

These times are approximate and will be adjusted as necessary to meet the needs of the group

7:30-9:00     Morning Yoga Practice/meditation

9:00-11:00   Time for nature, personal reflection, journaling (individual and group)

11:00-12:00  Brunch

12:00-1:30  Facilitated Group Experience

1:30-4:30    Personal time

4:30-6:00     Facilitated Meditation/restorative/yin/yoga nidra

6:00-7:00     Dinner

7:00-9:00     Group time – Tea/sharing – Evening Events

Participants will be encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program to insure group cohesiveness and inspire personal evolution.

June 4 – 7, 2020

Ferry departs for Cuttyhunk from New Bedford at 9 am on June 4  (www.cuttyhunkferryco.com) and departs from the Island at 3pm on June 7th. Consider carpooling as there is a daily charge of $15 for parking.  Ellen will help organize carpooling closer to the time. Ellen will not be traveling to Cuttyhunk with the group as she will already be on island preparing.

Retreat fee:    

  • $730 base fee for triple/quad accommodations (7 spots available)
  • Add $50 per person for a double room (roommate requests will be honored).
  • Single rooms are not available unless you are willing to pay the cost for 2 people. Please check with Ellen.

Fee includes 3 nights accommodation, continental breakfast, gourmet healthy brunch and dinner, coffee, tea, fruit, all activities and programs.

Fee does not include: Ferry $56 (please book your own ferry, www.cuttyhunkferryco.com) ,$2 luggage fee per bag up to 45 pounds, $4 up to 75 pounds – paid at ferry. Parking fee is also not included.

This program sold out quickly last year. Consider registering early!

Register with a $250 deposit by February 1, 2020. Full payment due by April 21, 2020.

  • Notify me that you plan to attend by email at ellen@OneYogaCenter.com
  • Send $250 deposit. Check made payable to Ellen Schaeffer
  • Mail or deliver deposit to Ellen Schaeffer -One Yoga Center -142A Danielson Pike – Foster, RI -02825
 Cancelation policy:
  • If OYC cancels all will receive full refund
  • Cancelations until April 21 will be refunded with a 10% administrative fee.
  • Cancelations after April 21 will be refunded with a 20% administrative fee.
  • 50% refund after April 21

Space is limited, up to 17 participants.

Program may be canceled if it does not fill by March 1 – please register early.

Please note: I encourage you to visit www.avaloncuttyhunk.com to get a feel for the inn. It has a charming old world feel that may not be for everyone. Look through the gallery to see the bedrooms and the common spaces.  Note that we are renting the whole Inn, there will not be other guests. Read through the links under “your stay” to understand the nuances of this very unique place.  Some rooms have private baths and some do not.  Some baths have showers, some only clawfoot tubs.  There is a newly updated bathroom on the first floor with a large shower that all are welcome to use. I can not guarantee what room you will have.  Please l know that double rooms have a queen or king size bed that you will be sharing with your roommate. There are limited portable cots available. We will be on island at the very start of the Cuttyhunk season. This means that the limited number of restaurants (a pizza place and a clam shack) and the single gift shop will likely be closed. It also means that the Island will be even quieter than usual and we can truly UNHOOK and retreat. Namaste.

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