Weekend Immersions

A truly healthy life encompasses much more than what you eat and how much you exercise.

Relationships, work, spirituality, creativity, joy, and our environment are integral to lasting health and well-being. When we give the same attention to these areas as we do to our nutrition needs, we find that nourishment is more than what's on our plate.

Select from the itineraries below or get in touch to discuss a customized experience of your own for yourself and up to 24 participants.

Now Booking for 2018

The Weekend Immersion is available to Mainland US residents from July through October. Please try to book your workshop at least three weeks in advance to ensure availability of venues and tours.

Community Foodworks

We'll meet on Friday evening to Breathe on Purpose, then come together on Saturday for a community garden or farm tour and workday followed by a Community GRUB (potluck with a purpose) where we'll explore several community food models and map out a six month plan of action. On Sunday, we'll enjoy an on-farm tasting, pick-your-own, or foraging tour (dependent upon seasonal offerings), followed by a closing circle, where we'll share takeaways, insights, and feedback of the weekend's experience.

No experience is necessary, but participants should be interested in building a community food project with the aim of fostering community health, farmer-to eater connections, and intergenerational bonding. We will be engaging in hands-on farm work, such as weeding, digging beds, planting seeds, and/or whatever else is requested of the host garden or farm.

The investment for this immersion is $5,700

Nourish + Nature

We'll meet on Friday evening to Breathe on Purpose, then come together on Saturday for  a predetermined outdoor excursion (hiking, kayaking, archery, or walking tour, etc), followed by a Circle of Life GRUB, where you'll create your own version of sustainable health and happiness.  On Sunday,  we'll enjoy an on-farm tasting, pick-your-own, or foraging tour (dependent upon seasonal offerings), and end with a closing circle, where we'll share takeaways, insights, and feedback of the weekend's experience.

At the time of booking, we will discuss the group's physical ability and determine the outdoor activity most suitable to the group.  All participants should be interested in participating 100% in the scheduled activities to the best of their ability.

The investment for this immersion is $5,700

InstaNaturalist

On Friday evening we'll meet and discuss the weekend's activities, which includes a Breathwalk, nature photography hike or citizen science project, and a group show and communityGRUB on Sunday.

No photography or Naturalist experience is necessary. Participants will each receive an instant camera and film, which will be theirs to keep. 

The investment for this immersion is $10,500

About the Weekend Immersion

Weekend immersions integrate food, art, recreation, and movement for a whole-person, high-touch experience. These immersion weekends are intended for local participants as a tool for community building and (re)connecting with place and space in new ways.

 

Your investment includes

  • pre-weekend planning with host/core organizers (logistics, itinerary, objectives, and supplementary materials, when applicable)
  • additional facilitators/tour guides, when applicable
  • customized handouts/worksheets, when applicable
  • delivery of the immersion
  • my airfare, lodging, and ground transportation to/from your city/venue
  • liability insurance

Your investment does not include

  • participants' meals, transportation, venue and equipment rental, when applicable
  • outdoor/farming gear and equipment, when applicable
  • accessibility measures, when applicable

You may be asked to provide an insurance rider for additional liability coverage

 

How to Book

A deposit of 50% of the investment (refundable less $1500) holds the date when you book your immersion and will not be confirmed until the deposit is received. Your deposit can be made via check or credit card.

The balance is due the first day of the immersion.

Want to explore your options? Call Melissa at 347-927-2855 or enter your details and I'll be in touch.