We are so happy, proud, and grateful to announce an article about the barns at Dragonfly Yoga in the April 2014 issue of REAL SIMPLE Magazine! Ashley Tate, writer and retreat guest of ours, has done a beautiful job of chronicling our process of finding, taking down, and restoring the 3 barns that sit happily here at Dragonfly. Thank you, Ashley!!! And Christopher Churchill is a talented and fun photographer that made us feel “at home” in the midst of a full-day photo shoot. Thank you, Chris! Together these two artists have brought our projects to light, and we are incredibly excited! Please pick up your issue and enjoy!!
Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio and Retreat
GETS even GREENER with SOLAR!
Our USA made ground-mounted solar PV system is up and running! The 2-sectioned 100 foot array made of 60 panels now powers and produces all the hot water for the entire retreat center as well as our own home! We have always grown organic gardens, reclaimed old buildings for our beautiful projects here, and used minimal oil only as our back-up fuel. Now we are really excited to take the next step and light ourselves up with only the beautiful sunshine!!
The retreat center is a cluster of restored 250 year-old New England barns moved to the current site between 2003 and 2007. The hand-hewn timbers, plank walls, and meditation loft made of reclaimed barn board and beams make the studio a sanctuary for yogis, hikers, and all who are lucky enough to stumble upon this gem in the middle of the woods in this North Sandwich haven. Large French doors open to an amazing view of Whiteface Mountain, and the porch looks over the hills and forest that surround this peaceful and healing place. Our elegant bunk rooms house 14 for overnight retreats and events, and our consciously-prepared meals will nourish your body and spirit with local and organic produce. Enjoy rejuvenating yoga classes, the organically-grown gardens, wholesome food, and the time to replenish your soul off the beaten path.
“You have a gift in your yoga and in Dragonfly Yoga Barn that you have chosen to share with others, and for that I thank you. I have traveled around the world and rolled my yoga mat out in many spaces , but there is no place that comes close to Dragonfly. You have created a gem! I wish I was not so far away. The DFYB is hands down , no questions asked , no phone a friend, no lifelines needed my favorite and most inspirational yoga space in the UNIVERSE. The DFYB ROCKS!” ~Ruthann Horner, 2012 student in the Vidya Vinyasa YTT Program.
Still thinking of you and holding onto your collective influence on me, both yogic and gastronomic! You worked so hard to make us all feel taken care of and so welcome. I will take your gifts of warmth and kindness and your teachings home with me to ponder and pass on to others… “ ~Zohar Gorman, retreat yogi and food connoisseur
Dragonfly is located at 280 Bennett Street, off Whiteface Intervale and 113 A in North Sandwich, NH. For details, see our “location” page.
Views of Whiteface as you practice yoga, fresh pine-scented air, reading on the back porch, walking along the wildlife-filled marsh… what more could you wish for in a weekend retreat? How about delicious meals prepared with local and organic ingredients? A hike with a local guide? Time to lay on a warm rock at the river’s edge? Massage or Reiki healing with one of our six therapists? Lawns and gardens overlooking the White Mountains? It’s all here waiting for you. Your next retreat by design! Please inquire!