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.
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.
Transportation between New York City and Isabella Freedman is included.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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