meditation and svhadyaya (Self-Study) yoga retreat



July 18-21

With ERYT Yoga Instructor, Courtney Connell. All levels welcome!





Yoga Nidra





Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails on 158 Acre Property

Food Options


Farm to Table

100% Organic



High: 81°

Low: 59°



Share a yurt with fellow retreat attendees. Twin floor mattresses complete with organic bedding will be set up for your stay!

Tickets from $850




Share a room with fellow retreat attendees in the main house. Twin beds complete with bedding will be set up for your stay!

Tickets from $1,000



Have a yurt all to yourself in one of Metta Earth's permanent Yurts. A Queen platform bed with organic bedding will be set up for your stay.

Tickets from $1,350



Have a room in Metta Earth's Main house all to yourself. A Twin bed and bedding included. Contact Courtney if you are a couple hoping for a double bed option.

Tickets from $1,500



What's Included?


Along with your selected accommodations your ticket price includes:

  • Hot Showers / Bathroom Facilities

  • All Meals

  • Tea and Coffee

  • Daily Yoga Practices

  • Hiking

Transportation to the retreat center is not included, however, it is an easy Uber ride from the Burlington International Airport -- approx. 45 minutes. Attendees will be connected prior to the retreat to arrange car pooling if desired so that you can split costs.


What to Pack?

Yoga Mat 

Backpack (to take on hike)

Journal / Pen

Hiking Clothes

Water Bottle

Yoga Clothes (Suggest tight fitting)

Warm Jacket (nights will be chilly)

Swim Suit

Light Rain Jacket

Flip Flops

Hiking shoes

(shoes may get wet during hikes)

Warm Pajamas

Additional Clothes based on what you will feel comfortable wearing based on the agenda below




Smoothies / Green Juices / Coffee / Tea

House Made Granola w/ Hemp Milk

House Made Gluten Free Bread

Jams, Raw Local Honey

Fresh Fruit


Curried Dahl

Millet, Quinoa, Rice, Seed Crackers

Side Salad

House Made Kombucha


Metta bean soup

Roasted potatoes and  summer squash

Sauteed kale with fennel and garlic

Cardamomom seed cookies

Metta Tea

The Venue

Metta Earth Institute is a non-profit educational retreat center in Lincoln, Vermont. With 158 beautiful acres, they are nestled in a bowl of mountains with stunning views in all directions. Meadows, pastureland, and horticultural fields are interspersed with hardwood and evergreen forest, old orchards, stonewalls, seasonal streams, and an enormous variety of wild life habitat. Walking and hiking places abound, and a magnificent, pure river with clear pools and waterfalls is just a few minutes walk down the road. The center is based on a small scale diversified farm operating an acre-sized retreat garden along with Milking Shorthorn cows, Icelandic sheep, and heritage breed chickens. Other Metta Earth spaces include a sunny dining and kitchen space, a light filled yoga room, a heritage barn, greenhouses, and gardens. Please do keep in mind that Metta Earth is a farm based, country retreat center, rustic, yet clean, cared for, and colorful.

Your Host

Courtney Connell is an ERYT 200 yoga instructor, certified and registered through the Yoga Alliance. She is formally trained in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Gentle and Nidra. Her passion lies in studying the links between Western Medicine and Eastern Practice while creating mindful sequences to challenge the mind, body and soul. All retreats are blended with 8-limb philosophy, honoring a complete yogic experience.


Though we will try to stick to this agenda, we will not be on a forced timeline (except for flight arrivals and departures!)

Day One

If coming by Plane:

We recommend flying into Burlington International Airport in Burlington, VT. The retreat center is. approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Try to arrive at the Metta Earth Institute by 4pm.


If coming by Car:

4:00 PM - Arrive at the Metta Earth Institute



5:30 PM - Welcome Circle

7:00 PM - Dinner

8:00 PM - Opening Fire Ceremony

9:00 PM - Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra)

Day Two

9:00 AM - Light Breakfast

10:00 AM - Walking Meditation in Nature

11:30 AM - Journaling / Self Reflection

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Group hike to Waterfalls / Swimming Holes

4:00 PM - Yamas Workshop

6:00 PM - Free Time Before Dinner

7:00 PM - Dinner

8:00 PM - Bonfire

9:00 PM - Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra)

Day Three

9:00 AM - Light Breakfast

10:00 AM - Meditation with Animals (a joyful meditation with super cute creatures)

11:30 AM - Journaling / Self Reflection

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Group hike to Waterfalls / Swimming Holes

4:00 PM - Yamas Workshop

6:00 PM - Free Time Before Dinner

7:00 PM - Dinner

8:00 PM - Closing Fire Ceremony

9:00 PM - Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra)

Day Four

9:00 AM - Breakfast

10:00 AM - Final Group Meditation / Closing Circle

11:00 AM - Free time for packing, final hikes, final goodbyes

2:00 PM - Check out of Metta Earth


Helpful Links


What to expect on your first yoga retreat?

What is vinyasa yoga?

What in yin yoga?

What is Yoga Nidra?

What is restorative yoga?

What are the benefits of yoga?

Still have questions?

Contact Courtney on Instagram @Couryoga or in site's Live Chat

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