M A R T H A ' S V I N E Y A R D
July 8th - 14th, 2018
DATES : July 8th - 14th, 2018
LOCATION : Vineyard Arts Project
LED BY : Taryn Toomey & Kevin Courtney
6 nights of beautiful lodging in the heart of Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Morning meditation with Kevin Courtney
2 hour long classes of The Class by Taryn Toomey daily with Taryn
Restorative gentle yoga every afternoon with Kevin Courtney
All meals which are farm to table, and free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar
Group Transportation to and from the MVY airport
NOT INCLUDED : Airfare and alcohol, any travel expenses or meals that you might purchase during your free time, Thomas Droge acupuncture.
This Retreatment is now sold out.
THE HOSTS :
Motivated by the deep release the mind receives from pushing the body to its limit, Taryn Toomey applies her in-depth understanding of proper body alignment and physical training to a new fitness approach that changes the body and clears the mind.
Throughout her fast-paced workouts, Taryn teaches students to focus on the sensations in the body: address the feeling, breathe deeply, allowing the change to happen and actively calm the mind’s response to intensity. In addition to building physical strength, this approach transforms one’s overall inner conversation. Students build their mind-body connection and find strength they did not think possible.
Taryn draws inspiration from the energy her students create. She has been leading group exercise classes since she was 18, fusing her passion for movement and music along with her ability to motivate students to push past self doubt and achieve strength.
A devoted yoga student, Taryn trained at Yoga Union and taught classes for almost a decade in New York and Boston. After a career at Ralph Lauren and having two children, she craved a new, challenging, and intense workout and created The Class.
Kevin Courtney has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on strength, energy cultivation, and mental clarity. He is co-creator of The Bridge Practice, a method which merges Yoga and Qi Gong into one powerful class experience. His work as been featured in Well+Good, Vogue Magazine, VICE, Elephant Journal, and most recently in the new book “Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories, Real Transformation.”
Kevin is on the faculty at the Boston Yoga School, where he teaches philosophy through the art of Raja yoga. He facilitates annually at Bonnaroo Music Festival and offers at Wanderlust, Envision, and Burning Man Arts Festival.
Merging his passion for music and yoga, Kevin is the creator of “Nada Sadhana,” a music project whose debut album, “The Brooklyn Sessions Vol. 1” become one of the most listened to albums in yoga studios across the country. In 2013 he founded INSIGHT - a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation.
THE LOCATION :
The Vineyard Arts Project is an idyllic setting for a summer retreat, as well as an incubator for the creation of new work in dance and theatre. Built in 2004 in Edgartown, one of the most historic and beloved towns on Martha’s Vineyard, it is steps from town and a quick bike ride from the beach. Take a five-minute walk for shopping, art galleries, or dinner on the harbor. Rent a bike across the street to explore what the island has to offer.
Rooms vary from single to triple occupancy, all with private baths.
THE PRICING :
$3400 per person for a triple occupancy room, twin beds
$4600 per person for a double occupancy, twin beds
$5500 per person for a single occupancy, queen bed
Curtis Lane House
$2800 per person for a double occupancy, twin beds
*We regret to slightly increase the prices from last year; this is due to additional staffing to elevate the guest experience.
THE PROGRAM :
Morning meditation followed by 2 hours of The Class by Taryn Toomey.
Beautiful brunches served outside, featuring delicious, freshly prepared produce from local farms on the vineyard.
Free time: massage & body work, bike riding, exploring the quaint downtown Edgartown, sun filled beach trips, and Thomas Droge acupuncture.
Beach excursion on one of Martha’s Vineyard’s finest shores.
Late afternoon gentle yoga class with Kevin Courtney to cool the fire cultivated in the morning session.
Breezy dinner served outside at sunset, featuring more of the island’s best and freshest produce.
Relax, read, take a bath, rest.
THE MENU :
The retreat menu has been carefully designed by Chef Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch in Martha’s Vineyard.
Kitchen Porch is well known throughout Martha’s Vineyard for their passion for food and support of the island’s communities.
They source produce in season from local farms. Meat and poultry is humanely raised, and fish and seafood are sourced from sustainable fisheries.
A typical breakfast before class might consist of coffee, soft boiled eggs, frittatas, fruit, and fresh-pressed green juices.
Brunches and dinners will be served family-style outdoors in our beautiful garden.
They will be a selection of fresh salads, vegetable dishes, grains, and delicious locally-caught seafood and incredible poultry and meat raised just minutes away on the island¹s notable farms.
Of course, if you have any dietary restrictions, just let us know when you book and we¹ll surely accommodate.