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Wellness Retreat

June 1, 2023 June 4, 2023

116 Johnson Rd
Falls Village, CT 06031 United States
+18608245991
Isabella Freedman

Rest and reconnect to self, people, and planet

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the serenity and playfulness of a weekend in the woods!

Featuring programs such has hands-on food demonstrations, forest ecology walks, and more.

Leave your kids at home and enjoy the peace and quiet of sunshine and rolling green hills.

Program Details

Join us for a choose-your-own adventure wellness weekend that will leave you feeling both rested and energized. Daily mindful movement will accompany classes that highlight our incredible staff and educators here at Isabella Freedman including Shamu Sadeh, Janna Siller, and Carly Sugar. Make your own herbal medicine, listen for owl calls, and enjoy alternative prayer services during this adult-only get-away. 

From foraging and forest walks to composting and contemplative prayer, there will be many opportunities to learn new skills, get some fresh air, and reconnect with yourself and others. 

This retreat is a good fit for you if could you use a break from your busy day-to-day schedule, if you are curious about where your food comes from, or if you crave fresh air and bright stars.

Pricing

  • Standard Room (Private Bathroom): $770 per adult in double occupancy | $1,110 single occupancy
  • Basic Room (Shared full bathroom between two rooms): $530 per adult in double occupancy | $760 single occupancy
  • Dormitory Style (shared half bathroom between two rooms) multiple occupancy: $440 per adult
  • Commuter: $250

Transportation between New York City and Isabella Freedman is included.

Program Highlights

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Rebecca: This yoga class focuses on alignment of the body, fluidity of movement, and moving with the breath. The class will begin with a series of sun salutations, followed by a sequence of poses. No yoga experience required; if you can breathe, you can do yoga!
  • Forest Exploration with Carly: Wander through our hiking trails and around the retreat center campus with Carly Sugar to check out what’s growing, learn how to identify plants and fungi, and understand how you might use it for food or herbal medicine. Explore other uses of plants, like pigments and fibers, to make your own land-based art. 
  • Spring Farming with Janna: Sink your hands into the dirt and take a plant’s eye view of early summer- unrestrained growth and abundance burst forward everywhere on the farm under the long days. Harvest produce and savor it fresh out of the fields; learn about our regenerative approach to soil and plant health; and sync up with the rhythm of the growing season. 

Teachers and Educators

Rebecca Bloomfield

An alumna and former director of the Adamah Fellowship, part of Rebecca’s heart resides at Isabella Freedman.  She lives in Falls Village, and also feels at home amongst creatives, in fresh water lakes, in Italy, with her family, and on her yoga mat. She’s a photographer, an immigrant-women-led cooking school manager, and a teacher of yoga and nonviolent communication.  She looks forward to welcoming you to a weekend of rest and rejuvenation. 

Adamah Farm Education Staff

Shamu Sadeh

Shamu Sadeh

Managing Director of Education

Shamu is the co-founder of the Adamah Farm and Fellowship and has been taking people into the woods (Yeah Teva!) and on to the farm for 30 years. He loves leading morning prayers around the fire and schlepping goat fencing, mulch, or compost!

shamu.sadeh@adamah.org

860.816.8973

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Janna Siller

Janna Siller

Farm Director and Advocacy Coordinator

Janna leads the Adamah Farm crew in growing organic vegetables; teaches skills and food system context; and generates Jewish grassroots food advocacy opportunities. Physical work in the soil inspires her approach as a farmer, educator, and advocate.

janna.siller@adamah.org

917.733.6943

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Luna Manela

Adamah Farm Fellowship Director

After working with the Adamah Farm Fellowship as a farm apprentice for two years, Luna is honored to be back! Chances are you’ll find her singing around a campfire, creating shtick, or marveling at the natural world’s many wonders.

luna.manela@adamah.org

860.318.7412

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Details About Isabella Freedman

For more information about accommodations, dining, transportation, campus amenities, and COVID-related policies, please visit our Guest Information and FAQ page.

Isabella Freedman Guest Experience & FAQ
860.824.5991 | freedman@adamah.org
116 Johnson Rd, Falls Village, CT 06031