Summer 2022 Retreat
Vermont Yoga Retreat: Surrender into Tranquility
July 21st - 24th, 2022
Amidst the chaos of everyday life, join the Niyama Tribe for a weekend of quiet, mindful intention-based programming as we provide tools to create peace in your life. Surrender into Tranquility during our Vermont Yoga retreat and fully embrace the HERE and NOW.
Sētu is a space that acts as a bridge for people to experience traditional Indian wellness in the context that it flourish within, by bringing together communities and cultures. Just like Emily & Harmeet, the Founders, were brought together—with purpose.
Shundo Aoyama, a well-known Japanese writer and female Zen priest, wrote a poem that captures the intention is for Sētu Retreat:
Helping [one] to cross And [two] to cross:
Such a bridge I wish to be, Yet I am merely helped to cross.
This poem resonates a strong message of inclusivity, humbleness, helping and being helped. It is their intention that Sētu (meaning bridge in Sanskrit) captures these elements in its creation and ongoing activities and that they, while striving to be a bridge for others, find bridges in others that help us to discover new things on the path to self-mastery.
Explore the mini-library for a more studious experience to enhance your experience
Sip your morning chai or coffee mountainside all year round in the fully glassed in sun room, or upon one of the decks.
Practice yoga in a sacred space, complete with an alter to Lord Ganesha in the yoga shala
Receive a traditional Ayurvedic massage upon request (additional fee applies for spa treatments)
Bring home a kantha quilt or kaftan from south India on sale in the boutique.
Soak in an outdoor hot tub featuring targeted direct pressure jets giving you the ultimate in hot water therapy
Enjoy the summer sun poolside or pond side, or warm up in the infrared sauna during the cold winter months
Take a walk in nature through the perennial gardens
Stargaze and see the Milky Way from the hot tub.
Socialize and build community fireside by the outdoor fire pit
Itinerary & Retreat Inclusions
Included in this 3 Night / 4 Day Vermont Yoga Retreat:
Welcome Chai / Tea - Thursday
Breakfast – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Lunch – Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dinner* – Thursday
*Dinner in town on your own or with friends Friday & Saturday evenings to allow everyone to explore the beautiful town of Brattleboro and the quaint restaurants the town has to offer.
Full curriculum around targeted theme of surrendering into tranquility both on the mat and off of the mat. Workshops will be offered Friday, Saturday. Details of the workshops during our Vermont Yoga Retreat to be published shortly.
Yoga Asana & Meditation
4 Asana Classes – with targeted intention
4 Mindful Meditation Classes
1 Yoga Nidra Session
Ayurvedic Cooking Class with Introduction to Ayurveda Lecture and Dinner – Thursday Evening
Sound Bath Evening Gong Meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls – Saturday Night
Half-Day Excursion – Details to be published shortly
Additional Inclusions During our Stay
Nordic Spa Hot Tub
Guests have access to a 6-person, Encore MS outdoor hot tub, with 32-stainless steel jets and a high-volume whirlpool with targeted direct pressure jets giving you the ultimate in hot water therapy.
In-Ground Pool and Aquifer Fed, Freshwater Pond
Luxuriate at the pool after a yoga asana class, enjoy the mountains and serene environment this retreat center has to offer.
Yoga and Meditation Library
Enjoy a collection of yoga and meditation books brought from India for all to self-educate or simply relax and expand your own knowledge.
Nature Walks, Mountain Views, Stargazing, Perennial Gardens
At Sētu there are lots of outdoor options for guests. Enjoy nature by taking a walk in the perennial gardens, join a group Eco-Walk by Sētu’s resident arborist, or go for a hike on Round Mountain. Want to enjoy the night sky? Stargaze and see the Milky Way from the deck or sit in the sunroom and enjoy the sunset over the mountains.
Enjoy the tranquility under the stars while enjoying the company of your fellow yogis. A time to connect, converse and discuss the days offerings.
Pricing (includes all of the above):
A s you will see below, all accommodation options at Sētu are luxury experiences. It is our opinion that any accommodation option for our Vermont Yoga Retreat is going to be just fabulous!
Luxury Lodge (6) $1300, per person
Enjoy a luxury experience in this gorgeous lodge that allows for personal space while encouraging integration and connection with fellow yogis. This lodge comfortably sleeps 6. There is a private bathroom.
Monks Room (1) $1500, per person
The Monk's guest room is a room for the minimalist. It is beautifully decorated with a hand-made bedframe inspired by Islamic mosque architecture and a bed draped in a cotton kantha quilt from Rajasthan in lime green with birds and flowers. Sitting on the bedside is a Buddhist prayer wheel from Nepal, and a treasure box inlayed with a beautiful stupa represented.
This Guest room has a XL twin bed and can accommodate one-guest comfortably. Shared hall bath w/ Monk’s Room and Quails Nest.
Mountain View (2) $1700, per person
The Mountain View was inspired by the designs on Moroccan plates, where beautiful shapes repeat to form unique Islamic art. The room features a painting called "The Entrances and Exits of the Cast from the Gran Plaza in Morocco," focusing our attention on the ebb and flow of life and our role in it. Complementing the painting are Moroccan patterned bed linens and throw rugs. Through its west facing window you can see Round Mountain.
This guest room provides ample room for two guests. The room also features a sitting area with mountain views. Shared hall bath w/ River Stone
River Stone (2) $1700, per person
The River Stone was inspired by the Japanese art of rock balancing, where patience and equilibrium are key attributes suggested in the final, temporary sculpture. The room features metal prints of rock balancing, a table inlaid with river stones and a wooden block stacking box for those interested in trying your hand at rock balancing.
This guest room accommodates guests with two extra-long twin beds. A pull-out couch provides ample area for guests to relax. Shared hall bath w/ Mountain View.
Garden Suite (2) $1800, per person
The Garden Suite is a luxury room tucked away on the garden level. It is beautifully decorated with a hand-made bedframe inspired by Islamic mosque architecture and a bed draped with a lovely kilam throw and Turkish decor. Flowers rest right outside the window, mountain breezes and a view of the pond provide a lovely ambiance for guests looking for a relaxing room, with all the amenities.
This guest room has two extra-long twin beds + a full-size, luxury pull-out sofa. It has a private en-suite bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub.
Hillside Suite (4) $1700, per person (3 Twin) & $1900 (1 Queen), per person
The Hillside Suite is a luxury room with views of Round Mountain and ample light. Tucked away in the southern wing of the Retreat Center, our largest room provides solitude and privacy for groups.
This guest room features a queen size bed, three twin beds, and a pull-out couch. There is ample space for guests to relax. The bathroom is private and features double sinks and a large, beautiful bathtub.
Not Included in our Vermont Yoga Retreat:
2 Dinners (Friday & Saturday Evening)
A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your space. No refunds will be issued if your trip is cancelled less than 90 days prior to the retreat date.