Good Commons. Good Times.

Magical is the perfect word to describe my experience at Good Commons in Plymouth, VT. It has been a few weeks since I left this pristine setting, and I am still feeling its impact both mentally and physically.

Watching the changing leaves, absorbing the peacefulness of the country, and being surrounded by 13 extraordinary women, one man, and one adorable dog was a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

The retreat was led by Ashley Turner, an inspiring yoga instructor and psychotherapist. Her contagious energy and ability to perceive the different needs of her students helps explain why so many amazing people participate in her retreats. The group of women on this trip were all such beautiful, unfailingly kind and uplifting people

Each yoga class was more refreshing and challenging than the next. In addition to yoga, we visited a dairy farm and hiked Okemo Mountain, which is truly stunning. The chance to have an entire weekend to explore not just your own body and mind but the natural world around you helps keep you present and centered. I’m still not capable of fully describing the experience to my satisfaction – all I know is I wanted to never leave!

I hope you have the chance to experience the breathtaking beauty of Vermont at Good Commons!

Here are some upcoming events at Good Commons!

Boo & Brew – A Gourmet Getaway! Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2009 – “Gourmet weekend that includes brewing your own beer, a trip to an apple orchard and pumpkin patch, sunset hayride, Day of the Dead Feast prepared by your own private chef and an exclusive in-house ceremony with full trance medium and author Robin May.”

Winter Food & Wine Expedition Jan 15-18, 2010 – “Boutique getaway filled with premiere winter activities, your own private chef and the warmth and comfort of all that Good Commons has to offer.”