Our first urban retreat took place on a weekend in November in a gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone. The weekend included Vedic Meditation, pranayama, fitness, a mind/body connection discussion, holistic beauty, and healthy cooking tips and demonstrations. Guests were nourished with delicious vegetarian fare and provided with an evening self-care take-home package. 

Photos by: Victoria Masters

Ready for uplift 001

The Uplift Project 001- a weekend retreat aimed at people seeking to revitalize, create balance and adapt restorative practices. Through a series of talks and experiences that combine ancient wisdom with modern knowledge, this event focused on sharing knowledge and practices from the nutrition, meditation, and health and wellness perspectives. 

Our experts included Vedic Meditation initiator and author of The Inner GymLight Watkins; author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook, At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating WellAmy Chaplin; founder of fitness-catharsis method, The ClassTaryn Toomey (off-site); mind-body & yoga expert and founder of Katonah YogaNevine Michaan; life coach and yoga instructor, Jillian Turecki; and natural beauty expert and herbalist, Jessa Blades. We came together to educate, share and inspire guests with knowledge on how to integrate healthy and conscious living into a modern lifestyle.

The Uplift Project 001 includeD:

  • Meals: breakfast / lunch / snacks daily, take-home dinner on Saturday

  • Guided meditation and discussion with Light Watkins

  • Healthy eating and preparation by Amy Chaplin

  • The mind/body connection discussion with Jillian Turecki

  • The Class with Natalie Kuhn

  • Pranayama with Nevine Michaan

  • Holistic skincare demon and discussion with Jessa Blades

  • Saturday evening program and take-home package, including Java Body Scrub by LOLI

  • Gift bag valued over $500 

  • Bracelet to commemorate the experience