Yoga Farm Vermont Autumn

October 9-12, 2020

Immerse yourself in nature’s bounty while practicing yoga on an ecologically sustainable yoga farm.

For Balance

This unique retreat is inspired by our effort to conduct our lives in natural balance with earth’s cycles to facilitate our journey towards freedom, happiness, and love with respect towards the environment.

Features

  • Intimate Master Classes with Marco
  • Meditations in Nature led by Gillian, Co-Director of MEI
  • Yoga and Ecology with Russell, Co-Director of MEI
  • Dharma Talks
  • Unlimited savasana
  • Lovely, clean, and beautifully simple accommodations
  • Organic, prana rich food grown on site or sourced from local farm network
  • Three meals per day, housemade kombucha, wild harvested herbal tea
  • Peak New England Fall foliage
  • Happy cows, affectionate sheep, and spunky chickens
  • 158 acres of meadows, pastures, horticulture fields, hardwood forest, evergreens, beaver ponds, old orchards, seasonal streams, stonewalls, and wildlife nestled in the Green Mountains National Forest alongside the New Haven River
  • An on-site acupuncturist
  • An assistant, on call to facilitate sukha
yoga balance

PROGRAM DETAILS

First, Register with Team Rojas, paying $600 to secure your spot on the Yoga Farm Vermont Autumn.

Second, register with Metta Earth Institute using the Register button below and select your accommodations.

Camping: $500
Yurt: $525
Main House: $555

Rate Includes:

  • 3 nights shared accommodations in the main house, yurt, or camping.
  • Organic & locally grown meals
  • All retreat master classes
  • Farm store for gifts and goodies

*Does not include transportation to Metta Earth.

*Shuttle Transportation from Burlington is $50 through our Prius door-to-door services or through Uber.

Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to reserve your reservation for the program. You may receive a full refund minus a $45 processing fee up to one month prior to the program. Any cancellations after that are not eligible for a refund. If the student finds another participant to take his/her spot at the same cost, a refund may be available. Please contact [email protected] for questions.

Metta Earth is nestled in the quietude of the mountains, the stunning headwaters of the New Haven river with abundant waterfalls and pools for swimming, wilderness trails to walk or bike, and 158 acres of Metta Earth land to explore.

Meals are vegetarian and lovingly prepared with seasonal, local and organic foods, much of our food comes from our own 3⁄4 acre organic garden and farmstead. Participants assist and have the opportunity to learn about harvesting, cooking, putting food by, and other aspects of organic, local food.

Options for sleeping accommodations include shared peaceful rooms in the main Metta Earth house, shared space in one of the yurts, or space to set up your own tent.

The Metta Earth main house provides bathrooms, laundry, phones, wireless internet, library, kitchen and dining facilities, and teaching, study, and practice space.

To register, simply click the button below to email your details.

REGISTER

Teachers

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Marco RojasMarco Rojas

Yoga Teacher, Faculty

Marco is a messenger of yoga. His teachings follow the Krishnamacharya tradition. He trained to be a teacher under the guidance of Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty, creators of YogaWorks, in Los Angeles in 2003. For the last twelve years, Marco has cultivated a vital and rewarding yoga experience throughout New York City in studios such as YogaWorks, ISHTA, Pure Yoga, and Equinox. He practices at the Iyengar Institute of New York. To learn more about Marco, visit his website marcorojasyoga.com.

Sisa Rojas

Yoga & Meditation, Faculty

A mother, wife, and yoga student, Alissa (Sisa) Rojas practices transmutational healing through Chinese Medicine, yoga, superfoods, alchemical cuisine, and love. She holds a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Sisa is a Licensed Acupuncturist, a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and NCCAOM certified in herbology and biomedicine.

Gillian Kapteyn Comstock

Faculty

Gillian Kapteyn Comstock, MA, is the founding co-director of Metta Earth Institute and the Metta Earth project, which integrates regenerative farming, contemplative practices, community living, and sustainability education. Gillian offers mentoring, program facilitation, and leadership trainings.

As a holistic psychotherapist, certified permaculture designer, and advanced yoga guide, she synthesizes disciplines to support cultural renewal. She is dedicated to creating sanctuaries for others to experience vibrant presence.

With a passion for discovering the wild in mind, body, and earth, she has led yoga retreats, wilderness quests, and trainings in nature sanctuaries around the world.

For the last dozen years Gillian has intertwined this work with grounding in regenerative agriculture and focalizes this in the care of gardens and greenhouses, carbon farming and grazing processes with Icelandic sheep, Milking Shorthorn cows, and heritage breed chickens, as well as the growing and wildcrafting of herbal teas and medicines.

For more than two decades she has been a participant in the Assisi Institute community, which engages in a highly dynamic interdisciplinary investigation of Jungian psychology, creative process, mythology, and the new sciences.

A mother of three adult children and grandmother of five, Gillian has lived a life immersed in cooperative community, the gift economy, and innovative social processes resonate with natural systems and wild nature.

Russell ComstockRussell Comstock

Faculty

Russell Comstock, Co-Director of Metta Earth Institute, Inc., has given his life to living, learning, and loving. As stepfather for thirty years, Russell is dedicated to fathering, family, and community life. Always moved by the soul of earth, he holds an MA in Contemplative and Ecological Leadership and a BA in Human Ecology.

A practitioner of yoga for more than twenty years, he is certified in both Interdisciplinary and Jivamukti Yoga, and brings to all his teaching a spirit of embodied devotion. Russell is a founding member of the Green Yoga Association and serves on the Green Yoga Council. With extensive experience directing programs in wilderness, adventure, and experiential education, Russell integrates a steady intention to help humans connect more compassionately with earth and with each other.

He has trained as a quest and wilderness guide with Earth Rise Foundation, School of Lost Borders, and Outdoor Leadership Training Seminars. He has been a nationally certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) for many years, and now maintains a Wilderness First Responder certification. He has recently completed a handbook called: Metta Earth Yoga – Contemplative Ecological Practices for a Sustainable Future.