May 31st-June 2rd 2018
with Not Your Sugar Mamas co-founder Kyleen Keenan and Yoga on the Vine owner Lora Ksieniewicz
Martha's Vineyard has long been frequented by artists, healers, and teachers. The island itself is an incredible place to be, and has its own resonance of calm and peace. This is a residential immersion, so you will have the chance to absorb yourself completely in the lifestyle and learning, without having to make outside arrangements, or be in the throes of everyday life.
You are welcome to attend this retreat with no prior experience, all levels are welcome including beginners, and we will meet you wherever you are at on your journey. The weekend can be a pure retreat, or for those in the wellness industry there are two professional tracts you can opt into. Certified yoga teachers can pursue a specialization degree for teaching Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Lora Ksieniewicz, founder of Yoga on the Vine and the Yoga San Kalpa Teaching School (40hr CPE credit with Yoga Alliance). Those in food service can earn a certificate of plant-based nutrition and cooking with Ky Keenan, co-founder of Not Your Sugar Mamas, and plant-based chef, author of Chocolate Everyday - 85+ Plant Based Recipes that Support Your Health and Wellbeing (due to be published in June 2018).
The meals will be Ky's incredible mastery of plant-based cooking, accessible, nutritious and delicious for all, no matter what kind of diet you have at home. Similarly, Lora’s classes are open to all, and there will be coaching and support to not only make you feel at home in a practice, but training on how to integrate meditation and yoga asana into daily life, whatever your schedule. There are no "should”s on this retreat - no morality or blame, only opportunities to learn, grow, and see what fits with your lifestyle.
In addition to our core culinary, meditation and yoga offerings, we offer many “extra-curriculars”. You can keep your weekend calm and simple, or opt into any of the following optional activities:
* Organic and holistic skincare and facials
* SUP (Stand up Paddlebarding)
* Island tours by land or sea
* Suspension strength training
Ky is the co-founder of Not Your Sugar Mamas, a plant-based food empire on Martha's Vineyard that started with chocolate superfood creations,and has expanded to a thriving cafe, juice bar and prepared foods mecca spot for the island health-conscious. Ky began her career working in International Consulting, supporting entrepreneurs in sustainable business models, and through that found her passion for nutrition. In addition to now being a chef and holistic nutritionist certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Ky also leads courses on how to integrate plant-based nutrition into every kind of lifestyle.
Lora is the owner of a prominent yoga studio and teacher training school on Martha's Vineyard. She has taught yoga and meditation for over a decade, leading domestic and international retreats, training athletes with major institutions like Amherst College and UMass, and publishing a book on Yin Yoga and Yoga for Athletes. In addition to over 800 hours of teacher training programs, she holds a degree in Holistic Health from UMass Amherst.