SkillfulMeans In-Person Meditation Retreats

Rediscover Your Center

Deep Practice, Supportive Community,

& Delicious Healthy Meals


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May 13th-15th at the Dragonfly Yoga Barn in Sandwich, NH


Reconnect with your practice and decompress your mind in a beautiful environment with farm-to-table food, supportive community, and daily meditation, in a beautifully renovated meditation barn.

You may need a retreat if...


Your meditation practice is feeling monotonous

If you feel you are just going through the motions with your meditation practice you may need a retreat to get back in touch with something deeper and breakthrough personal obstacles. 

You are burned out

When start feeling like friends, family and co-workers are a burden, you might need some "you time"

Your meditation practice was great but now it needs C.P.R.

Part of a healthy balanced meditation practice is setting aside time for a retreat to go deeper and refresh your practice. It might not be that you need to change your daily "maintenance routine" but just to give yourself an opportunity for depth, to find that spark again.

The theme of the retreat this spring is, Nurture.

What does it mean to make space in our mind, body and heart for new relationships, opportunities, and creative ideas to come into our lives and take root?

We'll be exploring all of this in our upcoming retreat. We will have space for 15 people in this intimate retreat setting.

When you are not meditating, you'll get to partake in meaningful group dharma circles, yoga class, nature walks, delicious food, and relax and find your center in nature. 


Your guides for the weekend.


William Jackson Psy.D. While meditating as a monk in remote jungle huts for 12 to 14 hours a day, William developed a fascination with how people living fully engaged modern lives could experience the life-changing benefits of meditation. This calling led him to leave the monastery, study psychology, and develop the SkillfulMeans approach to clarifying and pursuing your personal well-being. 


Heather Wise M.P.H. is a certified integrative nutritionist, mind-body wellness coach, certified yoga instructor, and author of the book, "A Gut Feeling: Conquer Your Sweet Tooth by Tuning Into Your Microbiome." Heather’s focus is on helping clients become aware of the natural cues of their body and develop an intuitive relationship with food that supports digestive health and mental well-being. 

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If you have questions about the retreat or just want to meet us before committing to the weekend book a call. We are super laid back. Feel free to be wearing jammies 😉.  

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Farm Fresh Meals

Farm-to-table meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) featuring seasonal produce, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly meals. Dragonfly Yoga Barn emphasizes fresh, local, and healthy foods that are nourishing to the body and the soul.

An Intimate Group Setting

Intimate group setting for 1:1 support and focused attention on your personal mindfulness practice and integrating insight from your practice into your life. 


Beautiful Nature

Forested hiking and walking trails, rushing rivers, bridges, and wildlife to keep your walking meditation interesting. 

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Retreat Schedule


Friday, May 13th

4:00pm Check in & Get Settled

5:00pm (Optional) Nature Hike

6:00pm Dinner and Announcements

7:15pm Welcome and Setting Intentions (Pebble Meditation)

8:00pm Dharma Sharing 


Saturday, May 14th

5:00am (Optional) Morning Sit

6:30am Light Breakfast

8:30am Nurturing Oneself  (Mindful Self-Compassion)

8:45am Guided Mindful Self-Compassion Practice

9:00am Guided Walking Meditation

9:20am Developing Mindfulness Talk & Sitting Meditation (Mindfulness Of The Breath)

9:50 Q&A / Break

10:30am Brunch

11:30am Break

12:30pm Sitting Meditation (Mindfulness Of The Breath)

1:15am Nature Mindfulness Walking Meditation 

2:15pm (Optional) Sitting Meditation

3:15pm Break

4:00pm Restorative Hatha Yoga Practice

5:00pm Guided Self-Compassion Practice

5:30pm Break

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Insight Dialogue


Sunday, May 15th

5:00am (Optional) Morning Sit

6:30am Light Breakfast

9am Walking Meditation

9:30am Loving Kindness Meditation

10:30am Brunch

11:30pm Pack Up and Departure

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