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Destressing with Yoga Meditation March 2020 with Yogi Colby Smith Frog Meadow Oasis for Men Vermont

Join us for a new weekend program crafted to give you tools to shed stress and renew your outlook! This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to take the time to relax, reflect and refresh. Our Guest Yogi, Colby Smith, will guide you through meditation, mindfulness, breathwork and restorative yoga practices.

We’ll start the weekend with an Opening Circle, introductions and light breathwork meditation to establish a peaceful baseline for the entire weekend.  The remaining sessions will be tailored for the group and will incorporate light movement, breathwork, meditation and time to reflect. The retreat weekend will also allow for time to simply enjoy the natural beauty of Frog Meadow and all it has to offer to rejuvenate your spirit.

  • Each morning, a yoga session will precede breakfast and will be focused on waking the body with a variety of gentle yoga poses.
  • Additional morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (see below).
  • Sessions will take place unclothed and in a quiet and warm setting.
  • Sessions are open and accessible to all men regardless of ability or experience.
  • No prior yoga, meditation, breathwork or massage experience is necessary.
  • You may participate in as many or as few sessions as you like!
  • Blocks, straps, and yoga mats are provided for all classes.

Throughout this all-inclusive men’s retreat weekend, you can also relax in our wood-fired hot tub, take advantage of the amenities at Frog Meadow including on-site snowshoe trails, the gym or simply relax by the fire.

We don’t care if you are young or old, black or white (or blue or green), sculpted or sagging. Our workshops are open to all kinds of men: younger…older…buff…and not so buff….we always get a mix. The idea is to be open to all types of men with the common thread being the desire to learn and share the experience of yoga, pilates, meditation and male touch. We take pride in our respectful, supportive, and friendly but non-cruisy atmosphere. We are refreshingly free of “attitude”.

Schedule of classes:

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  • Friday 7.30-8.30 pm, 60 minutes: There will be an Opening Circle & Introductions (for those in attendance) to share background and interests in the weekend and to establish a foundation to build upon. Very light pranayam (breathwork) meditation.
  • Saturday 7:45-9.00 am, 75 minutes: Slowly awaken the body with a gentle movement class designed to open the energy centers in the body to allow for deeper breathwork and meditation practices later in the day.
  • Saturday 11:15 am-1:15 pm, 120 minutes: We will step into the magically healing realm of Soulful Breathwork in this relaxing and transformational practice.
  • Saturday, 3:30-4:45 pm, 75 minutes: This will be a more gentle practice and will allow time to integrate and discuss the breathwork experience. Colby will lead a mindfulness practice that will focus on self-awareness and self-acceptance.  This practice will include partner work and will incorporate a mindful touch practice.
  • Sunday, 7.45-9.00 am, 75 minutes: This session will again be more a gentle practice and will be the culmination of the weekend’s work – providing an increased sense of groundedness and compassion for yourself and those around you. This practice will include meditation and partner work and will incorporate a mindful touch practice.

About the Retreat Facilitator

Yogi Colby Smith at Frog Meadow Oasis for Men VermontColby Smith began his journey into the yoga practice taking Ashtanga classes in Charlottesville, VA. Upon moving to the northeast to go back to law school, he fell out of his yoga practice, and, in many ways, out of his body. He returned to yoga in 2007 with more than a few extra pounds to lose. Through work and dedication, he lost the weight, completed 2 full Ironman competitions, and has been practicing vigorously ever since!

Colby has completed a 100 hour Anusara Yoga Immersion at Prasad Yoga in Southampton, PA. He then completed a 100 Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training with Michelle Synnestvedt also at Prasad. Additional training includes near completion of the DDYT 500 Hour Teacher Training at Dig Yoga in Lambertville, NJ and ongoing training at Dhuni Yoga in PA. In addition to his yoga training, Colby received his Mat and Reformer Pilates Certifications at IM=X Pilates Studios in Manhattan.  Colby is also certified to offer Table Treatments using the Yamuna Body Rolling system. Colby is currently apprenticing with Christian de la Huerta to offer Soulful Breathwork, an intense breathwork meditation.  

As an avid athlete, Colby understands the mechanisms and workings of the body, particularly the male body.  He teaches weekly Men’s Yoga classes in his private studio in Lambertville, NJ for all levels of men.  He strongly believes, though, that the physical practice is just one component and incorporates many styles and modalities into his teaching, including meditation, breathwork, touch practice and partnering. Colby brings a lighthearted approach to all of his teaching.  

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About The Workshop/Retreat Setting at Frog Meadow:

  • The Setting: The unique and magical setting of Frog Meadow’s 63-acres enhances your workshop and retreat experience. It is a sanctuary where men celebrate, transform and integrate body and mind and spirit.
  • Lodging: Our five unique rooms and suites provide comfortable accommodations for single men and couples. To simplify room selection, we typically assign single guys a spot in the Deluxe Barn Suite which sleeps 4 comfortably and offer other lodging options as available. We offer a simple and all-inclusive flat-rate pricing for most workshops that includes programs fees, lodging and meals. As a result, workshop/retreat program pricing is not dependent on room selection.
  • Meals: During your workshop/retreat stay with us, meals are served family-style. Much of the food we serve comes from our gardens or is sourced locally. Eggs, bread, yogurt, cheese, apple cider and many other items served at Frog Meadow are produced onsite or from the area, provided by local farms.
  • Workshop/Retreat Space: Workshops and retreats are held in a large, private, high-ceiling space we call the “Retreat Dojo” on the Frog Meadow property, within steps of the main house.

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL INFO & FAQs ABOUT OUR MEN’S GATHERINGS, WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

The $685 tuition for the Winter Yoga & Wellness Weekend
 Retreat is all-inclusive and comprises all program fees & activities,
2 night’s lodging, home-cooked “from-scratch” meals, (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner),
exclusive use of the property & amenities at Frog Meadow.
See “Retreat Rates & Registration” &
“Important Information” below for full details!

Retreat Rates & Registration 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The rate for the 3-day, 2-night, all-inclusive De-Stressing through Yoga & Meditation Weekend is $685 per-person (plus $50.40 VT rooms & meals tax) and includes program tuition, Friday & Saturday lodging, Saturday dinner, Saturday & Sunday breakfast, Saturday lunch, as well as full use of the amenities at Frog Meadow including 63-acre nature trail network, gym & wood-fired hot tub. Retreat Rates are per-person, double-occupancy (2 per room except for Deluxe Barn Suite which is Quad occupancy).

Note that due to the popularity of Colby Smith’s workshops, we expect this program to fully book up in advance, so if you’re interested please contact us by phone (802.365.7242) or book online using our website’s availability calendar, select the dates of March 27-28 and the workshop will appear as a booking option. Select the appropriate option (booking for one or two persons) and you will be guided through the booking process.

Choose from five different room options: Room allocation will be made in the order of registration (first come, first-served), so be sure to register early to request your room preference. We will make every effort to accommodate your room request however we may need to re-assign rooms to accommodate couples or those traveling together. If this becomes necessary, we will contact you prior to your arrival. Click here for specific room descriptions, amenities and images

Room Options Occupancy Bed Size Bathroom Status
Frog Meadow Suite Double King private Booked
Deluxe Barn Suite Quad Queen (2) private 2 Booked / 2 Available!
North Room Double King shared Available!
South Room Double King shared 1 Booked / 1 Available!
Brook Cottage Double Queen shared Available!

Retreat Start/End Times

  • Friday March 27: Arrive anytime after 4PM; 7.30 Opening Circle & Introductions (for those in attendance)
  • Sunday March 29: Closing Circle & Breakfast conclude at 11AM

Two ways to register:

  1. Book by Phone: Refer to the table above for room amenities and availability. Call 877.365.7242 and we will gladly book your reservation by phone and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Book Online: Refer to the table above for room availability and amenities. Click on the link below and  select the available room of your choice for the nights of March 27-28, 2020. You will then be guided through the registration process for the De-Stressing with Yoga & Meditation Weekend Retreat. Choose from and select the appropriate package for either one or two persons.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Important Information:

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL INFO & FAQs ABOUT OUR MEN’S GATHERINGS, WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

  1. At the time of your registration, your credit/debit card (mastercard or visa) will be charged $367.70 (50% of the Program Rate plus VT tax); the remaining balance will be charged to the card on file six weeks prior to the scheduled retreat date.
  2. Rates are per-person, double occupancy (2 per room except for Deluxe Barn Suite which is Quad occupancy), and do not include 9% VT lodging tax. Single participants will be paired up with other singles on a first come, first served basis, based on room availability.
  3. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants and room allocation will be made in the order of registration (first come, first-served), so be sure to register early to ensure your room preference. We will make every effort to accommodate your room request however we may need to re-assign rooms to accommodate couples or those traveling together. If this becomes necessary, we will contact you prior to your arrival. Click here for specific room descriptions, amenities and images.
  4. Arrive anytime after 4.00 PM on Friday; 7.30 Opening Circle & Introductions (for those in attendance)
  5. The retreat will end at approximately 11.00 AM on Sunday, following a closing circle and breakfast.
  6. Please let us know at time of registration if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) We do our best to accommodate food allergies, food sensitivities and vegetarians, but generally cannot 100% accommodate paleo/keto, etc requests.
  7. Frog Meadow does not have a liquor license. Please feel free to bring an adult beverage of your choice to enjoy with your evening meal, or we will coordinate pickup nearby on your behalf.
  8. The workshop facilitator is not a psychotherapist and this workshop is not intended as psychotherapy or as a replacement for therapy.
  9. With the completion of your registration, your participation in the Workshop program is bound according to the retreat’s Terms & Conditions of Participation.
  10. Cancellations: For cancellations more than six weeks prior to the retreat, all fees will be refunded, less a 15% administration charge. For cancellations after that time, no fees will be refunded unless a replacement participant is found (and will be subject to a 15% administration charge).
  11. Supplemental Lodging & Massages: You may book additional lodging nights preceding or following the workshop to maximally relax before the workshop, or decompress and integrate what you have learned afterwards, to schedule a massage, and to fully experience Frog Meadow’s restorative tranquility.
  12. Waiting List: In the event of a cancellation, we will keep a waiting list prioritized in a first-come, first-served basis and will contact you should a participant need to cancel.

If you have any questions about the The De-Stressing with Yoga & Meditation Weekend Retreat program click here to contact Colby Smith or click here to visit his web site.

If you have any questions about Frog Meadow click here.

Travelling to Frog Meadow

  • Frog Meadow is located off Interstate 91 in southeast Vermont, approximately 10 miles north of Brattleboro VT. At the time of your registration we will provide detailed directions do reach us.
  • We are approximately 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from New York City.
  • The closest airports are Hartford (Bradley) and Boston (Logan).
  • There is daily Amtrak train service to nearby Brattleboro from NYC Penn Station, Newark NY, Philadelphia and Washington DC. If you arrive via Amtrak we will gladly coordinate your transfers to/from Frog Meadow.  


About Us

Frog Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast and Massage Oasis for Men is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for men of all colors and backgrounds to unwind and shed the trappings of busy modern life.

Situated on 63 beautiful & private acres, Frog Meadow frequently hosts men’s gatherings, workshops and retreats. Hosts Dave & Scott are committed to providing a welcoming environment to re-connect with nature and yourself.

The South RoomFrog Meadow is only 4 miles from the popular Rock River swimming hole, 10 miles from Brattleboro, VT and 30 minutes Mount Snow & Stratton Mountain ski resorts.

Relax in our spring-fed swimming pond, soak in our wood-fired hot tub, or enjoy our 4-season recreation trails and extensive perennial gardens and orchard!

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