True North _ Bikram Retreat

Rutland, United States

True North-Bikram Retreat. The best in wellness adventure escapes featuring hot yoga, pilates, nutrition, hiking, fun, amazing new friends & more!

Meditation Retreats 1

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Excellent

Based on 9 reviews

Speaks English

from US$2,950

Excellent 10/10

Based on 9 reviews
from US$2,950
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 9 reviews

Reviews 9

  • Laura Hollenbeck United States

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The owner/host was amazing at accommodating each retreat guests' specific desires as best as possible. Every day included hiking and yoga but there were always ways add another yoga session, or take a long nap, if that was what you were looking for. The food was amazing. I wish I could eat like that for every meal at home. A few of the additional perks were the guests who came and spoke to us about their wellness products or areas of expertise. We even got to go on a hike on the Appalachian Trail with a local mushroom expert - though he might blush to hear us call him such, he'd much prefer to think of himself as a student.

    The only "negative" isn't a negative, just a bit of information for those who attend in the future - this is held at a lodge that is usually used during the winter for skiing. This is the off season, though they are trying to revive the town during the summer by catering to mountain biking.

    The lodge is minimally staffed. However, the staff is great. Better than great. They are, some of them, performing three or more jobs at a time. And the place was still immaculate.

    There was some cosmetic construction but never during the hours I was sleeping and it never interfered with my stay.

  • a traveler

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Your retreats are amazing. I’m starting to discover that meditating is quieting those self-critical voices in my head. Thank you, Thank you – I will see you again very very soon. Vermont is next!

  • a traveler

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I don’t know what I expected but The True North Experience totally changed how I feed myself and my family. The yoga – Awesome. The teaching – Fantastic. The venue – Stunning.

  • Johanna Wolf

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I went for the yoga, I’d go back for the food alone. It was the most delicious food I have ever eaten.

  • a traveler

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for everything associated with the True North Retreat that you just completed. My partner returned home the model of Zen! I know it was a lot to try to pull off the surprise for as long as we did, but it was well worth it. From what I can tell, she truly had an amazing time – an amazing trip for a once in a lifetime birthday. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. Thanks again.

  • a traveler

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I haven’t stopped thinking about you and the most awesome vacation EVER! Jumping 16-18 feet out of Agave trees into waterfall pools! Who does that?? US! The whale watching trip and all the new people I met from all walks of life and of course all the fabulous meals prepared by you… Oh my goodness. I could just go on.. the introduction to meditation and yoga was so self reflecting..l know I am a work in progress but am so thankful. This retreat has made a noticeable difference in my life. I read the post from yesterday regarding the upcoming cookbook! You are truly an AMAZING woman and TRUE NORTH necessary for everyone to experience. I can’t wait to share another journey with you.. well heck how about April. I’m coming back and then for sure Vermont this Summer!!!!! Much love always

  • a traveler

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I’ve been meaning to write you for weeks to thank you for such a great time in Maui! I loved it all and hope to join you again in the future. Thanks for making it so comfortable for me to do my own thing and still feel cared for!

  • Maria United States

    BookYogaRetreats website

    My trip was amazing thank you. I would love to write a review for Bikram Retreat. I must say this trip for me is the first of many more....Liz Cotter is a great chef and amazing host.

  • Elisabeth United States

    BookYogaRetreats

    I loved the Bikram yoga and the posture workshops by Lynn Whitlow (a senior Bikram teacher who shared her experience and knowledge so openly), loved the raw vegan food by Liz Cotter, chef guru extraordinaire. I loved meeting like-minded people in a beautiful setting.I loved how removed we were from any hustle and bustle of other 'tourists' but not too far away from the nearest town (1hrs walk or 8 mins in a car). We all connected and bonded and made some beautiful international friendships.Lumeria, Maui is an amazing tranquil place. From the moment we arrived I felt so relaxed. There is a sense it is a calming place. Walking the grounds you can find a number of areas to chill out in, large balconies with benches and cushions, lush greens, beautiful plantation gardens, pool, mediation huts, hammocks, stone steps, stone circle.plus much more.Each cottage abounds in a harmonious dcor, big comfy beds, spacious if you are sharing or not, and the showers, OMG. Pebble floors and enough room to fit 4 adults!:) And best of all no TV, no phones, and no radio.I didnt want to leave. No one wanted to leave. Maui also offers a lot if you want to get off 'the reservation'. A lot of options on day trips if you want. I only wish the retreat was a few days longer, Im just thinking of myself and those travelling on longer international trips

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  • JM

    Bikram Retreat website

    Hi!!!!!

    I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you so much for accommodating my friend and me at the last minute! I know it was probably another detail that you needed to juggle on top of everything else you had to do to put it all together, and we both really really appreciate it. We had a wonderful time and it was exactly what we both needed. There was so much good energy and it was lovely to get the time we had there!

    Thank you again – we will be back!

  • DB

    Bikram Retreat website

    I will join you all on another Yoga Retreat in the near future and I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully I’ll keep getting the newsletters and, when the stars align, I’m there!

  • DB

    Bikram Retreat website

    This was such an amazing experience, Liz, thank you for facilitating it. What I loved most was the wonderful group of women—such great energy! And your healers—OMG. And Raven—no words. Ok… there were lots of things I “loved most”. Thank you for bringing it all together.

    XOXO,

  • Viv

    Bikram Retreat website

    I never felt so nourished!

  • Judit Schneider

    Bikram Retreat Facebook page

    Fantastic experience!!! Great knowledge about yoga, meditation, REAL food! Spectacular hiking with beautiful people, enthusiastic teachers!

    I love being healthy, I love nature. This is the place I want to be.

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    I wasn’t sure, but I brought my kids on retreat in June and it was absolutely fantastic. The kids had a ball and loved The Killington Parks & Rec camp so close and so easy. It was just enough family time and me time. Liz Patnode and her staff were incredibly accommodating of all my kids needs, packed them lunch, kids dinner meals had movies for them in the evenings. I just can’t say enough wonderful things,,, the kids are still talking about it and if course I am too!

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    A Bikram instructor on Maui HI I was invited to teach a class while True North was on the island this past April. Little did I know that teaching that class and sticking around for ‘one’ dinner would impact me so dramatically. After the class, my partner joined me for dinner. We sat around the open kitchen and chatted as Liz prepared the meal and almost immediately noticed that the power of Liz’s approach is in it’s simplicity and approachability. You don’t have to be a master chef or completely restructure your life to eat well and improve your life; Start with the best ingredients, work with them gently, cook them lightly, prepare them artfully and your body will respond handsomely. Following that night, TRUELY Inspired by the meal and spending time with Liz, my partner and I made changes immediately that have impacted our health, our well being, our lives. We have reworked our weekly schedule to go to the farmers market and shop locally, find the best and locally sourced food ( plant and other) items possible. We ARE incorporating more plant based ideas into our diets, we make it a point to sit while we eat!.. Just to share a few tips. The final key – maybe the most important one being – Do a little bit, and when you are able to do more, do that. Its a process of detoxing slowly, de-aging gracefully, get back to the ‘TRUE’ in everything.” Can’t wait for the next retreat. Thank you for coming to Maui!

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    I will absolutely be coming to see you in VT. I have been keeping in touch with some of the friends I made on the Hi retreat and we are planning now! I miss your energy you have no idea! I also wanted to tell you, I had put on a pair of my old jeans that used to fit tight.. Size 16 or 18 after unreturned from our retreat in Hawaii. As I I’m using them for doing yard work in and my family looked at me in amazement and how much weight I’ve lost... They cant believe yoga , your diet tips and the retreats I have taken with you over the last year have transformed me into this beautiful butterfly… I am so grateful beyond words.

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    The yoga is great, the food even better, the people you meet you will know forever. Never good bye - just see you next time

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    I want you all to know that I had the best vacation ever, you are all such special and amazing women, I couldnt have asked for a better group of people to spend my time with. thank you all for making my trip so wonderful and special. The memories will last forever. I am missing everything about the retreat! Liz & Lynn, you are truly amazing in everything you do, a total inspiration.

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    You made our retreat lovely and special with your extraordinary cooking and love. See you in just two months. I am coming back on retreat!!

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    I have been going to Bikram Bronx ever since the retreat and have lost a good amount of weight – I have a really good schedule utilizing both Bikram Bronx and Bikram Scarsdale to keep me on track – all thanks to you and Lynn! Loveing it and looking forward to seeing you next year. I am afraid that I will not be able to make it to Puerto Rico – makes me very sad. June can't come soon enough!

  • a traveler

    Bikram Retreat website

    Ladies. I simply want to express my sincere thanks for providing the environment I need, at this time in my life, to learn, reflect, and generate positive energy. From the yoga practice & instruction to the nourishing food to the mindfulness exhibited by both of you, I am truly appreciative. What a treat to be free from responsibility and allow myself regenerative time! Many thanks for being a part of my journey.. perhaps our paths will cross again as we continue seeking optimum health and joy in our lives. With gratitude.

  • a traveler United States

    Bikram Retreat website

    Wow! What a great weekend. Thank you both so much for everything. Your classes and clinic were fantastic. I learned so much Saturday evening and cant wait to start incorporating what I learned into my practice. It was great to have a few classes back to back and experience what that is like, as I have never done that before. Thank you also for the incredible food. Definitely a highlight of the weekend for me! The meditation was wonderful and I cant wait to try a little bit of that in the mornings before my girls wake up.

  • a traveler United States

    Bikram Retreat website

    I just wanted to say thank you for leading such an absolutely incredible retreat. I know I speak on behalf of everyone in saying that everything was amazing. I'm already missing your delicious food, the beautiful studio, and the meditations with Anthony. I will be there next summer with bells on!

  • a traveler United States

    Bikram Retreat website

    Thanks so much for organizing a truly wonderful week. I feel so calm! Thank you!

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