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Spring Equinox Wellness Retreat

When daylight and darkness are in equal harmony, we are reminded about the importance of taking time to rest and guide our bodies and minds towards wellness and balance. To celebrate the upcoming vernal equinox on March 21st, we are offering a unique overnight retreat catered to bringing you the respite you need as you emerge from the grasp of winter. Begin with a welcome lunch specially prepared by Chef Lou Rossi to help nourish the soul followed by a skin care revitalizing workshop with our friends at The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics. Enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of our storied 40-acres on a guided walk alongside our in-house naturalist and then join The Boston Buddha in our Chalet for a twilight meditation and mindfulness session. Follow that with a mixology class for creating equally nourishing alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions. After all, you deserve it! Greet the first day of Spring on Sunday with a sunrise yoga class followed by breakfast at the Inn as you wind up your stay.
Package available on Saturday, March 21st only with pricing available for single participants as well as for couples.

If you can’t stay the night, the retreat is available as a day only package for $225 per day, plus tax. To book the day package, please call us a (401) 849-3800. 

  • Overnight stay at Castle Hill Inn (Saturday 3/21/20)
  • Lunch on Saturday March 21st
  • Workshop with Brenda Brock, Founder Farmaesthetics
  • Meditation workshop with The Boston Buddha
  • Yoga Workshop
  • Mixology Workshop
  • Yoga Mat Welcome Amenity

Itinerary for the Retreat 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

12:00 p.m. - Retreat Introduction & Welcome Lunch with Chef Lou Rossi in The Chalet Enjoy a healthy lunch featuring fresh ingredients from the bounty of spring. 

1:30 p.m. - Meet Me at the Salt Bar: Farmaesthetics Fine Herbal Skin Care Workshop in The Chalet Refresh and rethink your at-home skincare regimen with Brenda Brock, founder and formulator of RI-based herbal skincare brand Farmaesthetics. Brenda and her esthetics team will lead a hands-on tutorial on the benefits of facial massage using organic whole herbs and oils, followed by a Salt Bar workshop. Choose from a variety of sea salts along with organic herbs and essential oils to create your own custom blend of mineral rich soaking salts that promise to wave a wand of well-being over any selfcare routine

3:15 p.m. - Arc of the Sun Nature Walk through the Castle Hill Inn Grounds & Lighthouse Set on 40 acres overlooking where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Castle Hill’s unmatched water views, private beaches, and iconic Lighthouse offer the perfect backdrop for a walk that eases the mind. Led by the property’s naturalist, you’ll discover Castle Hill hideaways like the culinary gardens and Castle Hill Inn beach as you reconnect with nature under the Spring Equinox sun. 

4:00 p.m. - Reflection Cozy up by the lobby fireplace with a book, journal at the Mansion Bar, stroll the beach and listen to the crashing waves on the shore, or retreat to your room to sink into a soaking bath. Whatever you choose to do, these 60 minutes are yours. 

5:00 p.m. - Spring Cleansing Meditation with The Boston Buddha in The Chalet Enter the new season with tools to practice and maintain a clear mind. Renowned meditation instructor Andy Kelley, The Boston Buddha, will lead you on a journey towards mindfulness throughout this session. Whether you’re well-versed in meditation or just beginning, Andy will help you reach the state of relaxation you’re craving. (Note: back-jack seating and cushions are provided)

6:00 p.m. - Cocktails in Bloom: Mixology Class Led by Anthony Boi, Director of Restaurants in The Mansion Bar End your day with a mixology class, led by Anthony Boi and inspired by springtime ingredients grown here at Castle Hill. Throughout the hour, you’ll make two refreshing cocktails that pair perfectly with florals in bloom during the spring season.

7:00 p.m. - Closing for Day guests; free time for overnight guests 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

8:00 a.m. - Equinox Awakening: Morning Meditation and Yoga in The Chalet
Rise early to celebrate the first day of spring with sunrise meditation led by Andy Kelley. The 20-minute morning practice will flow directly into a yoga session taught by Emily Lawrence. Stretch your muscles and release any remaining tension so you can embark on a new season with a sense of renewal for your body and mind. 

9:00 a.m. - Complimentary Breakfast for overnight guests, available until 10:00 AM 

Check-out at 11:00 am. 

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