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a return to self, nature,
and community


September 2 - 4  |  Newmarket, NH

If you’re looking for a retreat full of vague spiritualism and toxic positivity, this ain’t it.


We’re here for the real-real.


This retreat isn’t just going to be IG-worthy standing bow yoga poses and walking around with our hands on our hearts like nothing in the world is wrong or hard or painful.


This isn’t for people who want to become enlightened spiritual beings.


This is a retreat for humans who want to enjoy being a human more.

So at this retreat, you’ll practice reconnecting to yourself.


Not sure what that means? I’m talking about reconnecting to the you-est version of you.


Like…before you heard that it was even possible for any part of you to be wrong, or uncool, or needing to improve.

The you before junior high peer pressure.

The you before you heard that you should want to “be” something when you grow up.

The you before pain so big that it changed everything.


The you that knows your purpose is wayyyy fucking bigger than clocking in for 40 hours a week and then scrolling though TikTok because you’re too tired to do anything else.


And ya know what happens when you reconnect to yourself?


There’s space to reconnect to inspiration, creativity, nature, motivation, joy, playfulness, and with other people.


Reconnect to yourself so that you can reconnect to everything else life has for you.


Okay and now for some prettier words…


This retreat is designed to nurture all parts of you:

  • We nurture your heart by gathering together and sharing our words and the feelings that exist beyond language.

  • We nurture your body by grounding with movement that does not push, and through foods lovingly designed to balance your chakra centers.

  • We nurture your mind by honoring her power and inviting her to play with inspiration and dreams.

  • We nurture your nervous system by letting her whispers set the pace and offering her the patience she is so often denied.

  • We nurture your spirit by allowing only co-creation, honoring that divine wisdom exists equally and fluidly within each of us.


5 transformational group sessions to connect you more deeply to yourself, to your inner wisdom, and to the healing power of community


2 group yoga classes designed for all bodies

Chef-curated and lovingly prepared vegetarian meals and snacks designed to balance your chakras


Single bedrooms for each guest. You'll have a room all to yourself


Reiki and coaching sessions are available upon request


*subject to evolve as needed


4:00 pm       Guest Arrival

5:30 pm       Opening Circle

6:30 pm       Dinner

7:30 pm       Evening group session

- 9:00 pm

10:00 pm      Quiet hours begin

    until 8:30am




7:00 am       Light breakfast

                 Coffee, tea, snacks available

8:30 am       Yoga

10:00 am      Brunch


11:30 am       Afternoon group session

- 2:00 pm


2:00 pm       Free time

- 5:30 pm     Option for Reiki or coaching

5:30 pm       Dinner

7:00 pm       Evening group session

10:00 pm      Quiet hours begin

    until 8:30am



7:00 am       Light breakfast

                  Coffee, tea, snacks available

8:30 am       Yoga

10:00 am      Brunch

11:30 am       Afternoon group session

- 2:00 pm

3:00 pm       Snacks and goodbyes

4:00 pm       Guest departure



September 2-4
Newmarket, NH


Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Newmarket, NH

Aryaloka is a tranquil refuge in the heart of the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire. Since its founding in 1985, Aryaloka has been a place of spiritual discovery.

Although this retreat is not exclusively affiliated with Buddhist teachings, both of us have warm memories of meditating and enjoying retreat at Aryaloka. We are honored to host here at this sacred center, and enjoy the beautiful gathering spaces, libraries, and walking paths together.

Visit for land acknowledgment and more information about the center.




Hannah is a life coach and retreat facilitator obsessed with healing in community.

Hannah's coaching style invites radical authenticity into every step of our lives, relationships, and healing journeys. She guides her clients from self-doubt to unshakeable self-love with laughter and tears and everything in between.


Since she is allergic to anything that is all serious, all the time, she invites joy and play into even the deepest healing. In her programs, there is always room for ALL of who you are, even if you're still figuring that out.



Ala is a yoga therapist, Reiki Master, and nature-inspired chef.

Ala focuses on accessibility and trauma-informed yoga practices. In combination with yoga, she loves sharing the history and wisdom of Reiki, and offers attunements and energy balancing sessions.

Her love of food is an integral part of her spiritual practice. Her philosophy in cooking and in life is that everything is better when closely aligned to nature’s cycles. Whether it’s the changing of the seasons or the phases of moon, she use these cycles, anti-diet culture, and Ayurvedic philosophy to inspire her menus. 


"I feel certain that Hannah is doing the work that she was born to do, and I am forever grateful. She has such a precious and unique gift, and I am so grateful that she is sharing it with the world. Her gentle yet strong energy guides me to my own answers, and asks the questions that unlock deeper exploration, self-compassion, and nurturing of the tender spots that are hard to look at alone."

"Hannah has an ability to create structure in a warm and open and solid way, her tone of voice and energy as a space holder created a calming and reassuring atmosphere. I felt safe and held and also pushed to see and accept the deeper truths and how to embrace these and dance within them."

"Hannah has the most calm and soothing way of guiding you to your brightest potential. Her guided meditations makes you feel like her voice is holding you and carrying you home."

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Newmarket, New Hampshire


Friday, Sept 2, 4pm -

Sunday, Sept 4, 4pm


$777 includes single room lodging and all meals


Your heart needs nourishment, support, rest, play, and craves to be truly seen and held by yourself and others

*all retreat guests must provide proof of covid-19 vaccination*

  • I've never been to anything like this before.. how can I tell if I'll like it?
    First of all, I want to acknowledge that "retreat" is a totally weird term. You probably aren't alone if you're imagining a bunch of hippies calming walking around barefoot 😂 To help you get a better understanding of the vibe we'll share, here's some info to help you decide if it's right for you: This is designed for normal people. You don't need to be a zen master or a bendy yogi or an eternally smiling vegan. In fact, you probably won't love this retreat if you love exaggerated spiritualism. And you definitely won't love it if you aren't okay with swearing, not taking ourselves too seriously, and sharing conversations about real shit while also making sure we're having fun Everything we'll do together is optional. Don't like the group activity we're doing? Cool, don't do it. One of the main goals of this retreat is to decondition ourselves from trauma responses that encourage us to just go with the flow even when the flow doesn't feel good for us. Some of the time, we'll hang out all together. I'll guide us through some self-discovery activities, we'll do a couple yoga sessions, we'll talk and share what's going on for us, we'll eat delicious food. And you'll also get some "unplugged" time alone every day to walk forest trails, play and make art projects, journal, reflect, or take a nap in your private room. *This retreat is introvert-friendly* 🤓 You'll leave the end of the retreat feeling: Loved Validated Cared for Empowered Creative Recharged and rested Reconnected to your purpose Deserving of the shit you want Certain that you truly belong Sure that your voice matters Ready to handle whatever is next for you
  • Food is SO important to me. Will I be hungry the whole time?
    NO. Absolutely no no no. Girl, trust me. I have been to wayy too many "spiritual" retreats where the people seem to magically subsist on leafy greens and meditation... and meanwhile I'm one more green smoothie away from hangrily biting someone's head off. This ain't how it'll be. We aren't just "catering" the retreat, the food is part of the retreat. Ala is an amazing professional chef. Food is her passion, it's how she loves people. The last time I saw Ala, she showed up to our friends' house with biscotti because "it's always good to have biscotti," along with individually wrapped herbs from her garden to make the most beautiful mocktails I've ever seen. So, yeah... You get the picture. She's created our retreat menu with the theme of balancing your chakras. It's amazing. It's delicious. And there will be plenty of food. And desserts. (Don't care about chakras? Even if you've never once thought about your Root Chakra, you'll be in love with the deep red of the spiced quinoa porridge with raspberry compote and toasted seed granola 😉)
  • Is there stuff to do during free time?
    Yes! During free time, you'll have so many options. For example: Explore 14 acres of beautiful forest with walking trails along the Piscassic River Bring a provided watercolor kit outside and let the playful, creative inner child parts of you play Pull one of the provided oracle cards and reflect on what thoughts come up in response to it Bring some of the provided flowers outside and create a flower mandala on the forest floor Take a nap in your private room or outside on the grass Request a private Reiki session with Ala, or a coaching session with Hannah Journal with provided prompts to go deeper into the topics we explore together Read through one of the many books provided in Aryaloka's library Talk with new friends, or enjoy some time in silence Dance, meditate, stretch, or do yoga in one of Aryaloka's beautiful studio spaces Build a fairy house outside by yourself or with another sister Practice letting yourself relax and be, without defaulting to old patterns (phone, tv, etc)
  • What happens in the group sessions?
    Every group session will begin with a short guided practice to center you in your own energy and boundaries, because: This retreat is all about reconnection, and the first stage of being able to reconnect with anything outside of yourself (like nature, inspiration, creativity, and with other people) is truly being connected to yourself. We often automatically act from well-practiced trauma responses instead of creating space and time for our nervous systems to speak to us, and receive what they need so we can instead act from a place of empowerment. I only want you to participate in things that feel good to you. So we always start off slowly, making sure that you do want to participate. And if you don't, we have time to find something that feels better for you And once we do get started, here are few of the things we'll explore together as a group: Healing from communities (spiritual, familial, societal, relational) that made you feel like you had to change in order to belong Connecting with your intuition and trusting what it says How to know what you want, how to get it, and feel like you really deserve it once you have it Boundary setting: why it's so hard, and how to feel good while doing it How to make big changes: feeling brave and scared at the same time…but still feeling 100% okay and not totally freaked out afterward How to share authentically without having a “why tf did I just say that” vulnerability hangover
  • What if I don't want to do one of the group activities?
    Nothing at this retreat is mandatory. Part of the work I'll guide us through is realizing just how often we go along with things that we don't actually want to do. We'll explore ways we can get more deeply in touch with what we actually want, rather than just automatically following what everyone else is doing. Now you might be wondering... "But what about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone? Isn't that important?" Our comfort zones exist for a reason! I'll guide you to get more closely acquainted with your true boundaries so that you can see/feel/recognize the different between habitual patterns you're ready to shift and needed safety. Growing involves moving outside of familiar patterns, but that doesn't mean moving into a triggering space. Gently moving outside of your comfort zone should only happen while you also feel safe, happy with the pacing, you and others understand your boundaries, and you have given consent for the activity. For every activity or conversation invitation, there will also be a reminder that you get to choose what you want to do. I'll always provide options and ways to change things if you desire accommodation. And if you decide to not participate at all, I'll celebrate the crap outta you for listening to your own damn self.
  • How intense are the yoga/movement sessions?
    Everything we'll do at this retreat is a practice of listening to what feels good for you. This includes the movement and yoga. This certainly ain't an exercise retreat. Are you a super dedicated yogi? Awesome! Never done yoga in your life? Perfect! The movement at this retreat is only another angle of reconnecting to ourselves and to our bodies: Sometimes when we invite our bodies into movement, it turns out they've been excitedly waiting for the opportunity to move more. And sometimes when we invite our bodies into movement, they've been patiently waiting for the opportunity to be truly heard and respected when their answer is "not now." Either way, it's all a gateway into getting reconnected to yourself. You can't screw it up.
  • What if I've never done yoga or meditation, and dancing sounds totally embarrassing?
    Honestly...That puts you in an amazing spot for this retreat. (And no, I'm not just saying that) My goal for this retreat is to create a space safe enough for you to explore new things at your own pace, with your own boundaries honored. As always, everything is optional. Everything is adaptable. Want to join the yoga class but only want to lay on your mat with a cozy blanket? Awesome, I love that for you! Want to try meditation but sitting still is torture? Cool, move while you do it bb! Want to attend the movement sessions but don't want to be looked at? Perfect, we'll set you up in a place where the group can't see you! If you're a beginner and feel apprehensive, keep in mind that: Yoga You can't be bad a yoga. Yoga isn't stretching and flexibility. As Yoga Teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa says, "Yoga is not about self-improvement; it’s about self- acceptance." You could do an entire yoga session curled up in Child's Pose, asking yourself, "Can I practice 1% more compassion for myself in this moment?" Tada, you're doing yoga! Meditation Meditation is not about perfectly emptying the mind and having no thoughts. I mean, I guess if you're able to do that, awesome for you. But I've been meditating for 15 years and it hasn't happened for me yet. My approach to meditation is a practice of showing myself that I am willing to listen. Listening for what I think, what I need, what I feel, and what I desire. For some people, closing your eyes and breathing could launch you immediately into a stress spiral. That makes sense, and it doesn't mean you're doing it wrong, it means you need more support, which we'll create together. Dance If the word "dancing" freaks you out...fair enough. But if you've ever seen me "dance," you're probably aware that it isn't exactly something that would qualify me to DWTS, but gaddamn... giving my body permission to be exactly as she is and to enjoy movement and play and expression...that shit is so freeing and healing. Have you ever watched a totally uninhibited child dance around, with no idea if they're doing it "right," they're just letting their bodies move the way it wants to? They have no awareness of the concept that their body or their expression could be "wrong." The movement we'll do together is a practice of getting back to that. It isn't about dancing. It's about reconnecting to our bodies. Although we'll create space for free movement for those who love guidance-free expression, we'll also practice the SAH (Somatic Activated Healing) Method. This guided practice combines ecstatic dance, meditation, breathwork and mantra to support the awakening of human hearts. It leads to powerful self-revelations's really fucking fun.
  • Will it be awkward if I don't know anyone else who's going?
    One the top reasons that I left the stars and came down here to this wild little planet is to connect people. Will you feel awkward when you arrive? Maybe. And if you tend to feel awkward when you don't know anyone, well then it sounds like you probably will feel that way at first. Can you let that be okay? And just know, darling, that I'll be there for you. There will be other people feeling the same way. And my heart is jumping up and down with the excitement to show you how eternally and completely you belong here with us. And ya know what? This could even be something that you share with me so that I can better support you while you're with us: You: "Hey Hannah, I'm excited to join you but also I feel sooo awkward showing up when I don't know anyone..." Me: "Omg I've totally been there, that makes so much sense. Thank you for sharing what's going on for you, what would help you feel more at ease?" Maybe you have an answer. Maybe just sharing the feeling is enough. Either way, let's not let awkwardness stop you from being here, kay? Kay. Now for the logistics of what happens when you arrive: Upon arrival, Ala and I will welcome you (we're so excited to have you, have I said that?) We'll introduce you to anyone else who has already arrived, and then we'll show you to your room for you to get settled. Maybe you're ready to join the group right away, and maybe having some time in your room first would feel better. You get to decide. Then, the first thing we'll do as a group is gather and talk about the structure of the weekend. Sometimes we'll talk as a larger group, and sometimes we'll invite you into partner exercises. Either way, you'll get some time to ease into the group. By the end of the weekend, you'll be like, Wow and to think I ever thought these sisters were strangers... 👩‍❤️‍👩 TL;DR It's okay to feel awkward, shy, apprehensive, ALL OF IT. You still belong with all of it.
  • Will I belong here?
    This retreat is for women who want to reconnect to themselves, to their authentic self, and to do so while reconnecting with the community of other women. You don't need to be a "spiritual person" (whatever tf that means) You don't need to have been to events like this before You just need to be a woman who wants more. More depth. More joy. More inspiration. More community. MORE. And what does it mean to be woman? If you feel the knowing that you are a woman, then you are a woman. If you feel that you are woman, but that the expression of your existence also goes beyond only-woman, you are welcome. [If you have any questions or concerns about your belonging or safety at the retreat, please reach out to me at]


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