Hunt Country Yoga Retreat in the Vineyards with Jan Corning
Date & Time:
Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 9am to 3pm
Hunt Country Vineyards
4021 Italy Hill Road
$125 per guest:
See below for all that's included in this amazing day of yoga, wellness.
A day of Yoga in the beautiful, lush, and serene vineyards at Hunt Country.
Crafted and led by our local friend and passionate Yoga instructor Jan Corning. Jan has partnered with Meg Myers and Margaret Vlymen to create a deep experience of restorative Yoga, meaningful meditation, relaxation, yummy food, and nutrition.
Mind, body, and soul. A day just for you... Or with friends. And... For any level of Yoga experience and ability.
Yoga led by Jan Corning
Nibbles provided by Hunt Country:
Granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit
Meditation led by Margaret Vlymen
Introduction to a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle, led by Meg Myers.
An overview of the benefits of WFPB. Prevent, reduce and reverse chronic illness. The food system and the environmental impact and animal welfare. WFPB compared to vegan, as well as holism and reductionism.
Lunch by Blue Heron Bakery:
Hand crafted sandwiches on their fresh baked breads. YUM!
Caprese(vegetarian), Italian, Ham & Swiss, Turkey & Brie, Banh Mi, or Chicken Salad on a Croisant.
We will email you for your selection a couple weeks before the event date.
We are also happy to accomodate dietary restrictions not described in the above menu.
Contact info below for any inquiries.
Sustainability Tour led by Suzanne Hunt,
co-owner of Hunt Country Vineyards and Sustainability Professional
Yoga Nidra Relaxation
Guests are welcome to stay and enjoy what the Hunt Country Vineyards tasting room has to offer. Wine tastings, live music, local snacks, etc.
Things to Know:
This is a rain or shine event:
Although we have ordered up great weather with moderate temperatures, we have the use of Hunt Country's historic barn to provide us with cover from the hot sun, or cool summer rain.
Mornings in July can be cool, and afternoons can be warmer. Check the forcast and be prepared with layers, sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and bug repelent.
The barn will also serve as "home base" where guests can stash bags and belongings throughout the event.
Coffee, tea, water, nibbles, and lunch will be staged in the barn as well.
Although food and hydration will be included, please feel free to bring your favorite vessel for water, and additional favorite beverages and snacks. Hydration is so important when participating in activities such as Yoga. There will also be local cheeses, picnicn items, and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase in the Hunt Country tasting room.
Please arrive about 20 minutes early to sign in and get settled.
Our Trusted Leaders:
Jan received her certification from Ohra Studios in Bedford, NY in 2019 after practicing Yoga for ten years. She teaches a fitness based vinyasa flow at a level half. So, there is some challenge, but modifications are always offered. More advanced positions are rarely included in Jans class because she likes to keep the asanas available to everyone. She focusses on building strength, while increasing flexibility, and also focusing as always, on the breath. Her goal when teaching is to have the students feel as if they worked at something, and accomplished it!
Margaret has been practicing meditation for many years and is an active member of White Plains Zen meditation group in White Plains, NY. She has attended several week long retreats and served as a regular guest leader for “Lunchtime Meditation at the Library”.
In 2017, after learning the extraordinary impact a plant based lifestyle has on human health, planetary health and animal well being, Meg transitioned to a plant based lifestyle to align with her personal values. In March of 2020 she completed the T Colin Campbell, Plant Based Nutrition Certification through e-Cornell, Center for Nutrition Studies. Meg has been joyfully Whole Food Plant Based ever since. She recognizes the need to provide guidance to those who seek a lifestyle change, to combat chronic illness and to live a life of “Healthjevity”. She is currently enrolled and will complete in July 2023, the Plant Based Coaching program through The Food Revolution Network. Meg is an active Welcome Crew member of Whole Communities, whose mission is to foster education, discussion, and support for those interested in building resilient communities of health through food. In March 2023 she founded Wellness Rising, LLC, Plant Based Wellness Coaching.
In addition to being a co-owner of her family's seventh generation farm and winery, Suzanne is also Vice President for Public Policy for Generate Upcycle, PBC which finances, builds, owns, and operates sustainable infrastructure projects in North America and Europe. From 2007-2021 Suzanne was a clean tech and climate policy consultant solving problems in energy, agriculture, and transportation. Her firm HuntGreen LLC’s clients included a wide variety of private equity firms, government agencies, startups, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. She serves on the external Sustainability Council to the CEO and senior leadership of Bayer Corporation in Germany. She is a NE Chapter Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), was appointed to the Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel to the NY Climate Action Council, and serves as Chair of the Cornell AgriTech Advisory Council. She is a Board Trustee of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, Board Member of Energy Vision, and the Center for Earth Ethics at the Union Divinity School. At the winery Suzanne has spearheaded a multitude of sustainability and climate resilience efforts – including energy efficiency, geothermal heating/cooling, solar PV, micro-wind, soil health, carbon sequestration, sustainable building materials, waste reduction, wildlife habitat, and advocacy. In 2020, Hunt County Vineyards was the first winery to receive the New York Wine & Grape Foundation's Sustainability Award. In 2021 Suzanne and her parents were recognized by Wine Business Monthly as some of the top leaders who shape the way the wine industry operates. Suzanne has been featured as a “Pioneer” in Science Magazine, and as an expert in her fields in national and international print media and television.
Please contact us with any questions or additional information: