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OCTOBER 17-20, 2024
Chesapeake Bay ~ Rock Hall, MD

women's circles | meditation, pranayama, journaling + sharing

movement | yoga + mindful movement 

delicious + seasonal ayurvedic meals | by our private chef

workshops + ceremonies

sisterhood (sakhi)

 

spend a weekend with us in our chesapeake bay getaway, where you will feel the transformative energy of gathering, connecting. and healing through the powerful energy of our being a woman.

rewilding :: the process of returning to one's most natural state

Three Women

your womb is the door to healing.

In a world that creates stigma around women's wellness - from our periods to menopause - it is up to you to get in touch with the innate wisdom of your body; to observe patterns that have caused heartache for generations & lifetimes; and to relearn the cyclic nature of living that was nearly erased by the patriarchy.

It's time to remember.

This is the era of REWILDING.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This journey is for you if you are looking to escape the hustle hamster wheel and immerse yourself into womb wisdom, Ayurvedic wellness, mindful movement, and the power of sisterhood.. 

Every morning will begin with tea and a 2-hour practice of intentional movement followed by a women's circle. If you're new to women's circles, not to worry, they are the piece of community and connection you have been craving- story telling, yoga-inspired tools to add to your daily rituals, personal reflection, and sharing to learn from one another. I find that the biggest "aha!" moments stem from seeing yourself in someone else's experience. 

During the afternoons, there will be plenty of time to rest and explore the property, as well as optional workshops to deepen your knowledge of Ayurveda, womb health, and syncing with the moon. Evenings will consist of restorative and rejuvenating practices to cultivate rest and integration in the body before we dine and turn in for the night.

**Movement styles include slow flow Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, pranayama 9breath work), dancing, and a variety of meditations. You do not have to be a practiced yogi to attend.

MEET THE TEAM

MELISSA MAXWELL - RETREAT LEADER

Melissa will be guiding you through our womb healing experience. melissa is a certified womb circle facilitator, Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, yoga teacher, Reiki Master, personal trainer of >17 years, and mama to two spunky kiddos. she is passionate about helping women rediscover the wisdom of their bodies, uncover their unique wellness blueprints, deepen their connection to food and nature, and create lifelong health through feminine form medicine. if you want to get to know melissa and see if her offerings fit into your journey, shoot us an email at wellbymelissa@gmail.com to schedule a 30-min zoom coffee chat.

BIRCH THOMAS - PHOTOGRAPHER

Birch is a Washington, DC based commercial and editorial photographer with an endless curiosity for storytelling. She is passionate about supporting others by creating images that tell the story behind their business, brand or belief. Her “why” is rooted in her desire to help others in the pursuit of their purpose. When she isn’t behind the camera you can find her on the yoga mat or in her garden!

TBD - PRIVATE CHEF

COMING SOON!

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ITINERARY

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COMING SOON!

Plan to arrive by 1PM.

Full Moon

OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
waterfront villa

ACCOMODATIONS
 

welcome to 360 degrees of serenity with the chesapeake bay on one side and 75 acres of farmland on the other. this amazing waterfront villa is complete with multiple living spaces, floor to ceiling windows in our practice area, and outdoor spaces to enjoy the crips fall weather. our villa is far enough from city living to allow for clear star gazing, so study up on your constellations!


 

house amenities: 

heated pool; brand new sauna; hot tub; multiple living spaces and reading nooks;

boat dock; large, open kitchen; & spacious, updated bathrooms
 

the rooms:

single occupancy
queen bed w/ shared bathroom  | $2697 per person
3 available

shared occupancy
queen or king bed w/ shared bathroom  | $2497 per person
3 available
 
shared occupancy
twin bed w/ shared bathroom | $2447 per person
1 available
 
shared quad occupancy
twin bunk bed w/ shared bathroom | $2197 per person
4 available

30% non-refundable deposit is required for booking.

 

prices are listed per person. your registration is a 30% non-refundable deposit, and the remaining balance will be due 90 days before the event. any single occupancy queen bed rooms can be shared between two people for double occupancy pricing- contact us for details. payment plans are available upon request. please read through our booking terms carefully before making an investment. email questions to wellbymelissa@gmail.com

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What's Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at our waterfront villa

  • daily women's circles & movement practices

  • breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks at the villa

  • women's wellness workshops

  • full moon ceremony & closing ceremony

  • pool, hot tub, sauna & other villa amenities

  • access to professional retreat photos taken by our photographer

  • retreat gift bag from Melissa

What's Not Included

  • transportation to/from the villa

  • travel health insurance (mandatory)

  • off-site meals/snacks unless mentioned

  • tips/gratuities

  • any unplanned off-site adventures

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Oct 17, 2024, 1:00 PM
Rock Hall
Rediscover your deep connection to nature through movement, mindfulness and sisterhood.
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