Are you the kind of person that deletes the notices from inns and B&Bs about wellness retreats where you’ll find your inner-self through circle-dynamics, hugging people you don’t know and “sharing”? I am. That’s why I was glad to learn about the “non-touchy-feely” approach to the upcoming series of retreats at Darby Field Inn in Albany, NH. As more health-seekers claim their jadedness towards group hugging and the next best thing in quick-to-fade motivational gatherings, Marc Donaldson, innkeeper and long-time owner of The Darby Field Inn and Restaurant, has teamed up with a number of community businesses to offer a more user-friendly solution to stress-free getaways through a series of lifestyle retreats for women, couples and seniors in safe, “hug-only-if-you-want-to” environments.
Inspired by Dixie Lea, Donaldson’s Kripalu yoga teacher and potentialist Michael Kline, Marc Donaldson and his staff have combined the holistic therapies and indigenous traditions from their partners in a series of wellness retreats with the natural healing effects of The Darby Field Inn as the backdrop. Their upcoming series of seminars are scheduled to take place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on:
Women’s Greatness With-Inn Tues., August 25th – Friday 28th
Senior Empowerment Tues., September 8th – Friday 11th
Couple’s Rejuvenation Tues., October 27th – Friday 30th
Dixie Lea, founder of Sunshine Yoga Community Alliance and pragmatic health enthusiast, feels, “people want experiences beyond temporary relief and gimmicky inspiration into sustainable, holistic well-being.” Lea adds, “accessing deeper states of inner peace is a natural path towards finding more harmony and happiness. We train you how to get there easily and regularly”. Lea feels her no-nonsense yoga perspective will help participants de-stress naturally.
Michael Klin recently changed his business name to Intus, which is Latin for within. Kline shares, “our retreat method offers a step above “fall-back-and-I’ll-catch-you” team building through a proprietary protocol of movement, inner reflection, group processes, creative visualization, multi-sensory stimulation, nature and hands-on artistry.” Additionally, business-savvy Kline offers a unique way for yoga studio owners and other wellness professionals to increase their revenue base through his Retreat-in-a-Box series, to be unveiled during the upcoming retreats at the Darby Field Inn.
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When You Go
The Darby Field Inn & Restaurant, 185 Chase Hill Road, Albany, NH 03818. Phone: (603) 447-2181, www.darbyfield.com.
The Darby Field Inn is located in the heart of the White Mountains, close to North Conway, New Hampshire and under three hours from Boston. The romantic 13 guest-room, full-service inn sits at the end of an unwinding road and has been bringing culinary excellence to the Mt. Washington Valley, NH for over 30 years.