Need to relax and recharge? Look no further!
Come enjoy great yoga and excellent gourmet food with Kelly Melsted, yoga guru, and Cory Churches, gourmand, in the glorious venue of the Shenandoah Valley October 18-20 for 2 nights and 3 days of yoga and freshly prepared meals sourced from local farmers.
Experience the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley while also refining your yoga practice surrounded by Mother Nature. Meals will be both vegetarian and omnivore friendly and local sources are used whenever possible.
Retreat can accommodate between 6 and 8 people. Save $50 if you sign up before Sept 30.
Kelly in a variety of yoga poses.
What: Vino & Vinyasa
When: October 18-20, 2013
Where: Shenandoah Valley
Who: Kelly Melsted and Cory Churches
Contact: Cory.Churches@gmail.com or KellyMelsted@gmail.com to register
For 2 nights
$400 per person (before Sept 30)
$450 per person (after Sept 30)
Price includes meals, vineyard tours and transportation and accommodations for 2 nights, 3 days.
For Saturday night to Sunday only:
$300 per person (before Sept 30)
$350 per person (after Sept 30)
Price includes meals and accommodations for 1 night, 2 days.
Sign up here
A sample schedule for the weekend events:
Friday Oct 18:
1 p.m. Arrive at valley cabin and relax with a late lunch of gazpacho and locally made bread.
5 p.m. Greet fellow retreat guests over wine and cheese and relax with a gorgeous view of the valley.
7 p.m. Dinner with fellow guests and time on your own.
View of the Shenandoah Valley
Saturday Oct 19:
8:30 a.m. Morning yoga to start your day of with focus and purpose
10 a.m. Breakfast
11:30 a.m. Partake in a variety of activities including hiking, visiting local attractions or meditating.
5 p.m. Optional restorative yoga.
7 p.m. Dinner with fellow guests.
Sunday Oct 20:
8:30 a.m. Morning yoga
10 a.m. Breakfast
3:00 p.m. Depart for home.
Possible Wine Tour:
Wine country in the heart of Virginia
We have the option to follow a portion of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail and visit between 3-5 wineries depending on time constraints. The tour will be chauffeured to allow guests to enjoy the full experience of the winery and the tour. Wineries along the trail include Wisteria Farm and Vineyard, Wolf Gap Vineyard and Winery, and Bluestone Vineyard.
About the organizers:
Kelly is a full time yoga instructor and trained life coach. She teaches yoga at George Washington University and various studios around the Washington, DC area. In addition teaching yoga, she coaches clients and students in designing beautifully aligned lives. Kelly’s uplifting presence and vigor for life compels her students and clients to embrace living life at their highest potential. Kelly believes we are blessed to create movement and expression of our truest selves. She feels that the dedication and time we spend on the mat will undoubtedly find its way into our lives creating deeper happiness, beauty, and compassion for ourselves and others.
After practicing yoga for years, she received her first yoga teacher training (200 hours) from Yoga District. During this time she instantly fell in love with teaching and sharing yoga. She continued her training in the yoga tradition she first fell in love with, Anusara, an alignment-based yoga tradition. She is completing her 500 hour teacher training in a movement based style of Prana Flow. You can find out more about Kelly and her practice at her website kellymelsted.com
A long-time foodie, Cory has recently completed an intense 20-week culinary training course at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg and is eager to bring her new found skills to you. Cory’s enthusiasm for fresh ingredients, supporting sustainable farming and family farmers, and creating delicious and nutritious meals is evident in her menus. Often Cory is found pouring over cookbooks and seasonal ingredients and devising menus such as summer gazpacho, panko-crusted halibut over wilted spinach with shitake mushrooms and stone fruit compote. Cory is also a key member of the production team for the Luray Triathlon. She is an ardent advocate for the multisport lifestyle and encourages anyone who is even remotely interested in training for and racing in a triathlon to drop her a line.