Body, Balance & Mind Yoga Retreat


Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016
NESS 70 & 72 Water Street StoningtonCT  06378
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016
NESS 70 & 72 Water Street StoningtonCT  06378

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What's Included

Escape to beautiful Stonington Borough for an all-inclusive getaway. This retreat is hosted by New England Science & Sailing, an ocean adventure nonprofit in Stonington, CT. Our highly trained yoga, surf and paddleboard instructors will get you out on the water and help guide you to strengthen your mind and body. Deepen your connection to yourself and to nature with daily yoga and SUP yoga practices, destination-by-power boat surf trips, and a sunset sail cruise in Stonington’s stunning harbor. Hike local trails and enjoy a SUP-to-supper tour to one of our local restaurants. Look at the stars as your paddle board lights up beneath you. Enjoy the peaceful historic Stonington Borough, walk to Dubois Beach to sink your toes in warm sand, travel by boat to the most incredible beaches of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. With a thoughtful balance of outdoor adventure as well as down time to simply relax on the beach and the docks, this retreat has something for everyone. To reserve your spot, call NESS to submit your $500 non-refundable deposit by October 5th.

About This Organizer

NESS is an ocean adventure nonprofit organization. We engage students in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills.

Our core values continue to guide our growth and the programs we provide:

  • Experiential Learning: We actively engage students through doing, seeing, feeling, and inquiring for more-than-just-hands-on experiences that heighten learning.
  • Personal Growth: We take students out of their comfort zones for transformational personal discovery and empowerment.
  • Inclusiveness: We open doors to on-the-water learning and personal growth for all, regardless of financial means or intellectual or developmental abilities.
  • Stewardship: We help foster connections between students and their communities and the natural environment to engender relevancy, respect, and protection.

For children, we offer opportunities for adventure, challenge, meeting new friends, and learning while having fun.

For parents, we offer children exciting outdoor adventures instead of “screen time,” small group classes for personal attention, and flexible half-day or full day programs with provisions for early drop off and late pick up.

For teachers, we offer engaging “hands wet” programming that supports STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curricula.

For adults, we offer affordable opportunities to get on the water through instructional classes in sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and marine science.

For donors, we offer opportunities to truly and immediately make a difference in the lives of underserved youth through impactful gifts supporting our innovative, award-winning programs.

NESS in a seashell, er, nutshell:

  • NESS makes getting on the water incredibly easy and affordable. NESS is open to the community and owns lots of different types of boats, so there's no need to be a member of a private club or own your own boat to have access to the ocean.
  • Scholarships open the ocean to everyone, regardless of financial means.
  • Extensive program offerings allow all to feel welcome and fulfilled. Each program area – adventure sports, marine science, powerboating, and sailing – offers multiple ways to explore our local marine environment through fun, engaging classes that enforce ocean literacy principles.
  • Dedicated, experienced adventure educators inspire and guide inquisitive minds.
  • Convenient locations allow access to Long Island Sound's complex marine ecosystems.
  • Land-based lab facilities and aquaria offer platforms for hands-on research and experiments.
  • Strategic partnerships and outreach efforts mean NESS programs help even more students build skills they can use throughout their lives.

As an ocean adventure nonprofit, NESS is a fantastic place to learn, have fun, and build confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. We encourage you to find out more, sign up for classes, and contact us if you’re interested in supporting NESS. Thank you, and we’ll see you out on the water!

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