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A Vidya Yoga and Healthy Living Retreat

Offered by White Swan and Satya Yoga Studios

Rejuvenate your being, surround yourself with nature, and spark inspiration. Yoga and meditation can help us to uncover our true selves, and when practiced within nature, the experience is often deeper, offering us an opportunity to ground with the earth beneath us and the light within us. Art has the unexpected power to awaken reflection and transformation. At the Art of Being Human Retreat, you’ll experience the union of all three–yoga, art, and nature.

You’re invited to join us this October for a weekend immersion at the magical Alnoba, a 600-acre, wonderfully secluded campus in Kensington, NH, that will energize your senses and awaken your being. Alnoba is an Abenaki Indian term meaning “being human,” and the facility features an earth-powered great room for yoga practice, cabins and houses on campus, two beautiful ponds, an outdoor sculpture park, and miles of connected wooded trails with so many treasures along the way. Check out the video below to see why we’re so smitten with Alnoba!


  • Unique lodging right on the Alnoba campus (most rooms are shared; we will thoughtfully accommodate requests). Alnoba offers homey cabins and houses for overnight accommodations. All lodging includes linens, towels, fully equipped kitchens, and community spaces.

  • All meals and snacks, including lunch and dinners together with an evening community fire

  • Four Yoga classes with Rosie and Melissa, two of which will feature live music: Friday evening with River Sister and Saturday evening with Davie Kobrenski

  • Yoga Nidra with Reiki, an evening session with Rosie and Melissa

  • Daily guided meditation with Rosie and Melissa

  • The Stories Nature Tells Us, an Art Immersion Workshop with Suzanne Canali, Director of Education at the Currier Museum of Art

  • The Nature of the Person, a philosophy workshop with Max Latona, Professor of Philosophy at St. Anselm College

  • Wooded walks amidst Alnoba’s landscape of integrated art and peaceful grounds

  • Access to the 600-acre Alnoba campus through Sunday afternoon

    Please note: All sessions are available to you, but not required. Participants are encouraged to choose the offerings that feel best suited to your personal preferences. The choice is yours to make.

Dates & Times:


  • Friday, October 14, as early as 2:00 pm to explore the grounds; Lodging check-in begins at 4:00 pm

  • Our program begins at 5:00 pm


  • Sunday, October 16

  • Our program ends at 11:00 am

Stay for the afternoon to explore the grounds (and check out The Farm at Eastman's Corner)

Retreat Cost:

$1085 for registrations by Aug 14

$1295 for registrations on or after Aug 15

Space is limited! Reserve your spot with a $300 deposit at the link below.

Melissa and Rosie met at an Ayurvedic Yoga Training and instantly became friends. They’ve been working together since 2018, offering programming and yoga teacher trainings. In 2021, they hosted a retreat together, partnering with Joëlle, a longtime yoga student, who helps with retreat coordination. This spirited trio is very excited to co-lead a retreat at the beautiful Alnoba! We hope you’ll join us!

Melissa and Rosie Separate Photos Edit