Retreat & Restore Yoga Weekend Oct 21-23

Retreat & Restore Yoga Weekend
Oct 21-23, 2022
River Bend Farm, Saco Maine

 

Join us at River Bend Farm in Saco, Maine for a wonderful retreat weekend. $630 for a double room, 6 farm fresh meals, 4 gentle yoga classes and 4 optional workshops and TIME… a whole weekend of TIME and space to enjoy yoga, hiking trails, onsite massages, canoeing and evening fires with great company. Adirondack chairs are waiting for you! Join us.

RESERVE your space by sending a $150 check to Tori Norton,
103 Bridge St., Yarmouth ME 04096 or VENMO

 

Yoga / Workshop Details: Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Deep Stretch/flow yoga. Workshops include: Vagus Nerve; Nutrition; Breathwork; The Pleasure principal, and a tour of River Bend farm’s sustainable buildings. For more info email me

 

River Bend Farm on Saco River, Maine
Welcome to Riverbend Farm an ecologically sustainable retreat center with meals produced on this land.
Kayaks included
Fall Retreat with Tori and Diane
Schedule a Reiki energy session or a Soul Purpose Astrology / Human Design reading
(limited spots available)
CONTACT Diane
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Retreat Cancellation Policy/waivers

CANCELLATION POLICY

No one books a retreat with the intention of canceling it, but unexpected events do occur. Our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us work together to share expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.

$150 deposits are not refundable.

Remaining balance ($480) is due 2 weeks before start date of retreat: Oct 7, 2022


If you need to cancel before Oct 14th 2022, $480 (all but the deposit) will be refunded to you. 


If you cancel within 7 days of the retreat: no refunds can be given, HOWEVER you are welcome to gift your retreat to a friend or if we have a waiting list we would be glad to fill your spot and refund you the $480.

Refunds will incur a 3% processing fee.

No refunds or credits offered for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early. 


We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case all money paid to for the yoga retreat will be refunded. Notification of cancellation for this reason will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date. 


COVID POLICY

All attendees will agree to adhere to covid regulations in place at Riverbend Farm.


DISCLAIMER

You will hold hosts: Diane Murphy, Tori Norton and Riverbend Farm and it’s employees, free of responsibility for any injuries you sustain during the retreat.


Hosts will not be responsible for expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule, nor will be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the participant's belongings. 


Hosts shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or journey participants caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence, any person acting for or on behalf of hosts for transportation, accommodation or sight-seeing provider or any other person or entity rendering any of these services or accommodations being offered in connection with this journey. 


Participants assume the risk involved when participating in yoga, travel, and any and all activities and/or pursuits voluntarily undertaken while participating in the retreat. 


Hosts will provide safe premises, but ask that each participant take personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries incurred during retreat. 


PHOTOS:
Guests acknowledge and agree to images and photos being taken by retreat hosts and other participants and that such images may be shared online and publicly. To opt out speak to Tori or Diane.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WAIVER:

By participating in this yoga retreat you agree that you do so at your own risk. You are voluntarily participating in these activities and assuming all risk of injury to yourself. 


You agree to progress at your own pace, and if you experience any pain or discomfort, you will listen to your body, adjust the posture, and/or stop and rest when needed.

You understand there is an inherent risk associated with any exercise program including your voluntary participation in yoga that may result in injury. You understand and are aware that the components of yoga can cause injury.

You acknowledge that you have either 1.) had a physical examination and/or have been given permission from your physician to participate in a yoga program or 2.) that you have decided to participate in a yoga program voluntarily and without the approval of your physician and do hereby assume all responsibility for your participation 

You do hereby waive and release Tori, Diane and Riverbend Farm staff from any and all liability and responsibility from injury, accident, illness, legal and medical fees sustained now or in the future resulting from your participation in any yoga or activities undertaken during the retreat.


WATERFRONT AND BOATS: 

Guests wanting to use the LL Bean waterfront and boats will need to sign separate waiver forms and coordinate and schedule any boating with the River bend farm staff.


FORCE MAJEURE: 

IN THE EVENT OF FORCES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF RIVERBEND FARM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, NATURAL DISASTER, PANDEMIC, EPIDEMIC OR ACT OF GOD (A “FORCE MAJEURE EVENT”), THAT CAUSE THE SITE USE TO BE CANCELLED IN THE REASONABLE DISCRETION OF RBF, RBF SHALL TAKE ALL COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AND ANY PAYMENTS ALREADY RECEIVED WILL BE KEPT AS A CREDIT FOR THE PROGRAM, UNLESS THE ORGANIZATION, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF CANCELLATION, REQUESTS A REFUND IN WHICH CASE THE ORGANIZATION SHALL BE REFUNDED ALL PAYMENTS ALREADY RECEIVED EXCEPT FOR $500 OR 5% OF THE TOTAL TUITION, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. IN THE EVENT OF A FORCE MAJEURE EVENT THAT, IN THE ORGANIZATION’S REASONABLE DISCRETION, MAKES THE ORGANIZATION UNABLE TO ATTEND, THEN THE ORGANIZATION SHALL TAKE ALL COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO RESCHEDULE THE PROGRAM WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AND ANY PAYMENTS ALREADY RECEIVED BY RBF WILL BE KEPT AS A CREDIT FOR THAT PROGRAM. 

ORGANIZATIONS AND GUESTS WANTING TO MAKE USE OF THE L.L.BEAN WATERFRONT AND BOATS WILL NEED TO SIGN SEPARATE WAIVER FORMS AND COORDINATE AND SCHEDULE ANY BOATING WITH RIVER BEND FARM STAFF. 

Covid Policy at Riverbend Farm


The Ecology School’s COVID Safety Guidelines for Overnight Programs     

In accordance with the State of Maine guidelines and with the health and safety of all involved (including both staff and guests) the following safety protocols are in place and being followed. Protocols will be assessed and updated as the CDC and State of Maine guidelines evolve. If you have questions about The Ecology School’s COVID mitigation, please contact Alex Grindle, Director of Programs. Alex can be reached via email, alex@theecologyschool.org.


  • The Ecology School strongly recommends that all participants who are eligible are up to date on COVID Vaccinations. All of the Ecology School’s staff are required to be up to date on their COVID vaccinations. 


  • All participants arriving for overnight programs are asked to arrive with proof of a negative COVID test taken within 24 hours of arrival (day of preferred).  At home tests are acceptable, and a picture of the test is valid proof. School program partners and groups will be responsible to check these tests before arrival.  


  • Program participants traveling on public transportation (including trains and planes) are highly recommended to wear masks during travel to The Ecology School. 


  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all on-site staff and program participants, in the presence of others, except when eating or sleeping. 


  • No one shall participate in events and programs if they have been diagnosed with COVID within 5 days preceding, and shall not participate in overnight programming or meals with others if they have been diagnosed with COVID within 10 days. Close contacts should follow current CDC guidelines as they relate to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to guide their participation.

 

  • In each Dormitory room, air turn over (fresh air from outdoors) is 6 times per hour every hour. 


  • Frequent hand washing will take place by all staff and participants, including directly before each meal. 


  • Regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently used places and spaces, including door handles and bathrooms, will be conducted.

Book Group -

Sign up to receive emails about upcoming book group discussions: ToriTNorton@gmail.com.
We meet by Zoom and in person

No books planned yet for fall 2022, but suggest one!

FEBRUARY 2022: Breath, by James Nestor
A fabulous book which shares research, history and stories about breath and it’s major role in our health. It offers proven solutions for lowering blood pressure, boosting athletic performance and balancing our nervous system. The author offers examples of using breath to reverse severe scoliosis, PTSD and emphysema. Several people from our book discussion successfully implemented changes to eliminate snoring and mouth breathing; to expand the jaw and to gain better focus. All claimed success. ADD THIS TO YOUR MUST READ LIST.

BOOKS we read in 2021:
• The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu by Douglas Abrams
• Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben
• Waking up White, by Debby Irving
• I’ll Push You, by Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray
• The Overstory, by Richard Powers

Props are optional, but nice. Suggested substitutions:

Props enhance the yin practice by offering support for the body, thereby allowing the muscles to fully relax.

If you don’t own a bolster, you can use a couch pillow or low back cushion. Even a rolled towel can do the trick.

If you want to substitute a belt or towel for a strap, it will work perfectly well.

A blanket for savasana is nice, but not mandatory. A rolled up towel is great to support knees.

You can add any specialty you like at home. Eye pillows for Savasana are nice, special scent or candles can be used, but if you choose to just lie on your living room carpet and skip the props, that work too. You’ll still enjoy the practice.