You Are Enough!
Join Lara Heimann and Jen Pastiloff for the 1st ever Girl Power: You Are Enough weekend retreat in Stowe, Vermont at Stowe Mountain Ranch. This weekend is for girls/women and non-gender conforming peeps only. We welcome people coming alone as well as mothers and daughters and women of all ages! You need ZERO yoga experience/writing experience. Check out the ranch here http://www.stoweretreats.com/. (Please note that we suggest 16 years old as a minimum if you are bringing your daughter but will leave it up to your discretion.Also, you may attend if you are under 18 as long as you have a letter from a legal guardian.)
You just need to be a human being with an open heart and a sense of humor. That’s it.
This is Jen’s 4th year in Vermont. This year she will be bringing her newborn baby boy- so perhaps it is not all women after all.
Jen and Lara led two sold out Girl Power: You Are Enough workshops in NYC and Princeton last September. They have realized the huge need for this kind of work.
Here is a letter from Jen, as far as what to expect:
I am so excited to meet you all (or see some of my old friends once again!) I know some of you don’t know anything about me (it’s actually better that way- less expectations) and some probably think you “suck” at yoga or don’t like it. Rest assured. I kind of suck at yoga. Ha! The thing is- the yoga part is not important to me. You will hear me say this throughout the weekend but I simply use it as a vehicle to get us connected to our bodies, to get us to really BE IN our bodies, to allow us to be more vulnerable. I don’t care if you have never done yoga or if you dance instead of doing the poses. The point is to get us connected. Connected to breath and also, to what is underneath all of our incessant mind chatter. Maybe yours isn’t incessant. Mine is.
I will aim to get you a bit hot and sweaty and tired and from there, from there I will give you prompts and lecture and have us share. It’s magical but you will see for yourself. You need to come with a few things: an open mind, an open heart, a sense of humor, a journal and pen.
I also have a policy: It’s called Don’t be An Asshole. Google it and you will probably see some of my videos. By showing up at the retreat, you have agreed on said policy. It’s actually very yogic.
Lara and I work very well together, in very different ways. My work is not concerned with the craft of writing, per se, but I will tell you that hundreds of essays have come out of my workshops. I am interested in getting us to go deeper, without any judgment or self-editing or apologizing. (That is rule #2: No apologizing unless you kick someone in the head please. And that does happen in yoga, on occasion so please do say sorry if you do that.) I am concerned with listening, despite being almost fully deaf. Fierce listening to each other. That is what I am most concerned with. Nothing else. And to experience that, within ourselves and with one another, I do believe we have to be willing to be vulnerable and share our stories. So many people are taught to stuff everything they feel inside or to swallow it. What I am proposing is exactly the opposite.
But to be clear, it is NOT therapy. It is simply listening.
Which I believe to be one of the most powerful things we can do in our lives. Sharing and connecting and seeing what unites us and also what is unique about our own voice. I am interested in letting go of what people think, of challenging beliefs we have about ourselves, other people, and the world at large. My workshop is indefinable. All you have to do is trust me and Lara and show up. Truly, that is it. Come with a willingness to share your shit and your magnificence.
You may or may not have heard my mission statement. “At the end of my life, when I ask one final “What have I done?” Let my answer be: “I have done love.”” That is my goal for my work, my website The Manifest-Station, my relationships, as a mother-to-be, my writing, and for our Vermont weekend. So please, I ask that you let go of what you think you know and embrace the “not knowing.” I am doing this as well. With that, we can go anywhere, in our writing and also, as women, as humans.
I am so excited to see you all and create something spectacular. It’s okay to be a little afraid. I am. Do it anyway. Show up anyway. Therein lies the beauty. We are going to have fun and write our asses off. Feel free to follow me on instagram (where I hang out mostly) at @jenpastiloff or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, read this http://www.lifeisaprettyword.com/blog/being-a-dork-wont-kill-you and this http://themanifeststation.net/2014/09/06/sometimes-its-easy-to-forget-who-we-are-in-the-world/
These two powerful women will take you on a life-changing journey. This weekend will be deep and empowering, sweaty and magical. There will be yoga on horses and hikes and hot apple cider and all the gorgeousness Vermont has to offer in the late fall. This is truly a dream come true and space is very limited so please sign up soon. Your $500 deposit is non-refundable, as always. Transportation to and from the center is not included, but once you register, you will be added to a secret Facebook page where arrangements are made and you can discuss carpooling, renting cars or sharing cabs.
This retreat will instill confidence and self-love as well as physical strength. We aim to remind them how strong women are.
The workshop will consist of some yoga (no experience required) as well as journaling and sharing out loud.
This unique retreat truly connects the mind and body. Jen’s workshop combines body movement and writing (as well as a few dance parties and singing and laughing and going upside down ). All levels welcome. Expect to move, sweat, sing, write, dance and laugh as you let go of what is no longer serving you.
Lara Heimann is a physical therapist, studio owner, anatomy junkie, mama of two and animal lover . Lara is a guide ononeoeighttv.com (https://oneoeight.tv/guide/lara-heimann/) along with Jen and she teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings internationally. Her classes have been described as “educational as a workshop with the fluidity and challenge of a powerful yoga class.” Her intention is to foster functional strength in a playful way so that you can bring that into your life in all aspects.
Please note: Once you deposit your $500 here, send an email to email@example.com letting her know which space you would like. Bathrooms are shared.
Triple or bunk- $949
Double Room- $1049
Main Floor – 7 Beds/1 full bathroom/1 full private bathroom
- Jackson Hole Bedroom – 1 Queen bed/2 Single beds – Bathroom #1 – private full bathroom
- Coyote Den – 1 Queen Bed
- Black Stallion – 1 Queen bed/2 Single beds
- Bathroom #2 – Full Bathroom in the hallway on the main floor
East Wing – 7 beds/1 full bathroom
- Smuggler’s Notch – 2 Queen beds
- Maple Sugar Shack – 1 Full bed
- Mad River Suite with Loft – 1 Queen/2 Full beds
- Morgan Horse Suite – 1 Queen bed/1 Full bed/2 large couches
- Bathroom #3 – Full Bathroom in the hallway of the east wing Lower Level – 10 beds/1 full bathroom/1 full private bathroom
- Green Mountain Bunk House – 2 Full beds/4 singles – Bathroom #4 – private full bathroom
- Bingham Falls Suite – 1 Queen bed/1 Full bed/1 single bed
- Bathroom #5 – Full Bathroom in the main hallway on the lower level