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It’s time for our 3-day, 3-night Winter Yoga & Wellness Weekend! Join Guest Yogi Colby Smith for 3 days of yoga, pilates, meditation & massage! Its a great way to take a break, r-e-l-a-x and re-connect with yourself and other men over the long President’s Weekend. 

We’ll start the weekend with an Opening Circle, introductions and light breathwork meditation to establish a foundation for the entire weekend. Sessions will be tailored to the group and will incorporate yoga, pilates, meditation and massage techniques, and you’ll enjoy a 60-minute massage with Dave! You’ll return home energized, renewed and relaxed following 3-days and 3-nights spent detached from the outside world at Frog Meadow’s 63 acres of private paradise!

  • Each morning, a yoga session will precede breakfast and will be focused on waking the body with a variety of yoga poses.
  • Additional morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday (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, pilates, meditation or massage experience is necessary.
  • You may participate in as many or as few sessions as you like! Sessions are $30 each.
  • 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, straight or gay, 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 atmosphere. We are refreshingly free of “attitude”.

Schedule of classes:

  • Friday 7.30 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 am, 75 minutes: Awake to a more vigorous yoga practice focusing on core strength, balance and flexibility. This class is sure to start your day off to the right foot – leaving you feeling more open, invigorated and ready to embrace the day.  
  • Saturday 11:15 am, 60 minutes: We will step back into the self and the body.  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. 
  • Saturday 3:30 pm, 75 minutes: This more gentle practice will be the culmination of the day’s work and will be the perfect end to the day – incorporating the increased openness in the physical body from the morning’s practice as well as the more subtle openness of the heart from the midday practice.  This primarily partnered practice will set a perfect tone to enjoy the evening’s festivities – providing an increased sense of groundedness and compassion for yourself and those around you. 
  • Sunday, 7.45 am, 75 minutes: Start the day off right again to this higher energy physical practice.  Sunday’s practice will dive deeper into the body – focusing again on core strength but also incorporating work on arm balances, inversions and backbends.  
  • Sunday, 11:15 am, 60 minutes: We will again step back into the mind/body connection.  Colby will teach some of the basic principles of yoga and the spirit. This practice will provide an opportunity to explore what motivates us and how we can begin the process of truly examining ourselves and the way in which we want to be in the world.  This practice will include pranayam (breathwork), meditation, and touch. 
  • Sunday, 3:30 pm, 75 minutes: This session will again be a more gentle practice. This class will explore massage techniques and afford us an opportunity to incorporate the day’s teachings in a very physical way… to explore the way that can nurture and support both ourselves and those around us. 
  • Monday 7:45 am, 75 minutes: Again wake to a more vigorous yoga practice focusing on core strength, balance and flexibility, followed by a Closing circle involving wrap-up and partner meditation. 

About the Retreat Facilitator

Colby Smith Headshot_croppedColby 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 – Shankara Yoga 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…and you will quickly fall under his benign and open-hearted spell!  

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

Retreat Rates & Registration 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Click here for specific room descriptions, amenities and images

Room Options Bed Size Bathroom 3-Night Lodging Rate Status
Frog Meadow Suite King Private        $675 Booked
Deluxe Barn Suite Queen (2) Private        see below** Booked
North Room King Shared        $615 Booked
South Room King Shared        $615 Booked
Brook Cottage Queen Shared        see below** Booked


Yoga/Wellness Package
: Add to your lodging rate above $425 per-person for the “Yoga/Wellness Package.” In addition to 3-nights lodging & breakfasts the Yoga/Wellness Package includes all yoga classes plus 60-Minute massage with Dave, mid-day snacks, Saturday night dinner, weekend snowshoe rentals & 63-acre trail access plus a complementary Frog Meadow bodycare sampler.

**All-Inclusive Yoga Program, Lodging & Meals Package start at $650 per person! **Note that the Deluxe Barn Suite and Brook Cottage are available for an all-inclusive 3-day, 3-night rate of $650 per-person (Quad Occupancy in Barn Suite; Double Occupancy in Brook Cottage), including Yoga/Wellness Package, lodging, meals, snacks and more (see above)! 

To book your spot please call us 877.365.7242, you cannot book this online!

Retreat Start/End Times

  • Friday February 17: Arrive anytime after 4PM; Opening Circle at 7PM
  • Monday February 20: 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 February 17-19, 2017. You will then be guided through the process of selecting the “Yoga/Wellness Weekend Package”. Choose from and select the appropriate package for either one or two persons. To book your spot please call us 877.365.7242, you cannot book this online!

Yoga/Wellness package: $425 per-person; includes all yoga classes, plus 60-Minute massage with Dave, mid-day snacks, Saturday night dinner, weekend snowshoe rentals & trail access and complementary Frog Meadow bodycare sampler.

Note that the Deluxe Barn Suite is offered Quad Occupancy for this weekend for an all-inclusive rate of $650 per-person including Lodging and Yoga/Wellness package. To book your spot in the Deluxe Barn Suite please call us 877.365.7242, you cannot book this online!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Important Information:

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

  1. 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. Click here for specific room descriptions, amenities and images.
  2. Arrive anytime after 4.00 PM on Friday; the retreat will begin at 7.30PM with a welcome reception & opening circle.
  3. The retreat will end at approximately 11.00 AM on Sunday, following a closing circle and breakfast.
  4. Please let us know at time of registration if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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 experienced afterwards, to schedule an additional massage, and to fully experience Frog Meadow’s restorative tranquility.
  8. 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 Winter Yoga/Wellness 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!

Be sure to check out our special events calendarphoto galleriesrooms/lodging pages & lodging specials and discover all that gay-friendly Southern Vermont has to offer!

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