I can only come to the retreat for part of the weekend, is this ok? No. Our retreat itinerary is built for transformation + connection as a group. We go through a journey together and guests arrive + leave the island together. Guests must arrive no later than 8pm Thursday.
Are meals included? Yes, all meals are catered. Click HERE to view a sample menu. You’ll be fed 3 superfood meals (plus dessert!) with snacks + drinks in between. Please feel free to bring your own snacks (or chocolate!). We will collect information about allergies beforehand to accommodate you.
Is there electricity on the island? Yes! This is actually the old boy-scout island from back in the day, where team leaders used to go and train! From boy-scouts…to Wild Women 🙂
Do I have my own bedroom? Some of the rooms in the cabins are single rooms with queen bed, and some are rooms with two twin beds. The first women to register for the retreat will be reserved the single rooms with queen beds. If you’re planning on attending with a friend or group of friends, please let us know so we can put you in the same cabin.
Do I need to bring bedding? No. All rooms have fresh sheets, blankets, pillows and towels. Please feel free to bring your own if you’d like.
Is there air conditioning? No. However there are fans that you can request to have in your room.
Where is the retreat? Laurel Island is a private island in the middle of Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT- only 20 minutes from Hartford. All guests will meet at the dock at 9am on Thursday, and be taken over together on a boat to the island. Directions + more info will be emailed to you the week before.
Where do I park my car? Cars will be parked on the main land, and securely left in the driveway of the owner’s house. You’re welcome to be dropped off or take an uber so you don’t have to worry about driving!
Is there running water on the island? Yes! There are 2 hot showers in the main lodge and 2 hot showers in the outdoor lodge. All water is safe to drink. There is shampoo/conditioner and body wash in each of the showers, so no need to pack yours.
Are there toilets in my cabin? Yes! Each cabin has a bathroom. There are 3 showers near the main lodge.
I can’t decide which payment option is best for me? Please call Holly at Vasu Studio at (860)216-1476, or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help assist you.
What should I bring? We’ll be sending out an email the week before the retreat with a list of what to pack.
Is it ok if I don’t know anyone on the retreat? Absolutely! Most sisters last year came solo! You’ll make friendships here that will last a lifetime xo.
Can I bring alcohol? This retreat is a reset for your body + soul, so please no alcohol on the island.
Can I bring my computer + phone? We want you to disconnect to reconnect. When you arrive on the island, we’ll put your phone in the treasure chest for the weekend. You’re welcome to check it if needed, but the idea is to turn off the phone + tune into your peace. Please no other electronics (iPad, computer etc) on the island. Bring your books + journals!
What if I bought my ticket or paid one of the payments and I can no longer make it? Due to the intimate size of this retreat, tickets sales and deposits are non-refundable. They are however transferable if you’d like to gift or sell your ticket.
Any other questions sister? Please contact us at Vasu Studio / (860)216-1476 / email@example.com
(Photos taken by Melanie Ruth Photography, hair + makeup by Upstyle)