Return to Harmony:  Relax, Refocus, Rejuvenate

a sunset mini retreat for busy women

Friday August 30, 2019
5:00pm – 8:30pm

On the Shores of Beautiful Lake Singletary

Early Bird Special!

Sign up by August 15 to get 20% off your registration fee!


Hurry Don’t Wait!

Registration closes at 20 participants!

This Retreat is for You If You Are...

  • Feeling constantly busy
  • Feeling like you’re on a hamster wheel
  • Caring for others and putting your self-care last
  • Feeling stressed, overworked, or overwhelmed

This retreat will allow you to bring harmony and peace into your everyday life so you will feel lighter in your work, relationships and home.

Our Promise to You:

By the End of This Retreat You Will:

Gain tools to reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm, through fun exercises, yoga and engaging activities

Enhance relaxation

Develop mindfulness

Bring awareness to your current habits

Align with your top priorities in life

Have fun, laugh, and learn new things

Spend time with other women facing similar challenges

Schedule of Events:

A light dinner and refreshments will be served between 5- 5:30 pm.

If you have any food allergies or restrictions, please alert us in the registration notes.

In the event of rain, you will be notified by email with a rain date.

Please bring a yoga mat and a cushion.

Be sure to dress in layers and wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.

You may bring a blanket to wrap around you at the campfire and during meditation


5:00- 5:30 Arrival, Dinner on the Lawn

When you arrive, enjoy the tranquil view of the lake while you get settled and snack on a variety of sandwich wraps, chips, fruit and refreshments.

5:30-5:50 Welcome and Introductions

Join Jenny and Sandy as they welcome you and go over the intentions of the retreat, followed by a circle time of introductions and getting to know each other.

5:50-6:00pm Mandala Coloring Activity

Enjoy an opening activity of checking in with your mood and expressing yourself by coloring in an image of a mandala

6:00-6:45 Big Rocks/Little Rocks Activity

Get ready for a fun craft project as Jenny leads us through an activity that will help you identify and align with your biggest priorities in life.

6:45-7:00pm Laughter Yoga and Break

Did you know that laughter is a way to “break state”?  Just by laughing, we change our physiology and our mood.

7:00-7:45 pm Gentle Kripalu Yoga

Join Sandy as she guides you through a warm up with breathing exercises, and moves into simple poses and stretches meant to relax the body and the mind.  Meant for all levels, from beginner to advanced, Sandy is able to modify all moves and will have chairs available for anyone who is more comfortable seated in a chair.

7:45 - 8:00 pm Guided Meditation, Mandala exercise

Join Jenny with a guided meditation meant to seal in the relaxation and tranquility of the night.  At the end of this exercise, you’ll have time to color in a new mandala and see how your images shifted from the beginning of the retreat to the end.

8:00-8:30 pm Closing Circle Around Campfire and Conclusion

Stay for a time of sharing, reflection and community around the campfire, as we explore ways to bring the tools of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and relaxation into our everyday lives.

Hurry, Don't Wait!

Registration will close at midnight on August 25, or when we reach 20 participants.

We want you there, so don’t miss out!

On the beautiful shores of Lake Singletary:

Here you will:

Feel yourself immediately begin to unwind as you take in the tranquility of the lake at sunset.  The smooth, glassy water invites you to slow down and become peaceful.

Feel as if you are miles away from all the cares in the world, even though you are minutes away in the heart of Sutton.

Feel warm and welcomed and treated like family at our private residence.

Enhance relaxation

Develop mindfulness

Bring awareness to your current habits

Align with your top priorities in life

Have fun, laugh, and learn new things

Spend time with other women facing similar challenges

Reinforce self care

Cancellation Policy

In the unfortunate event that you have to cancel, there will be a full refund if cancelling before August 28, 2019.  If cancelling within 72 hours of the event, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.

 Inclement Weather Policy

Every effort will be made to order great weather, but in the event of rain, you will be contacted via email on the day of the event and an alternate date will be announced.  If the rain date is one that doesn’t work for you, a full refund will be given.

Meet Your Instructors

Jenny LaBonte

Jenny LaBonte, MD, is a practicing family physician and a certified health and life coach.  She is a mother of four, happily married and particularly enjoys working with fellow women, helping them to strive toward healthier lifestyles.  She loves to do yoga, dance, sing, laugh and travel.  Jenny does local retreats and workshops on weight loss, self care, and mindfulness and also works one-on-one with women who want individualized health coaching.

Sandy Bothmer

Sandy Bothmer, M.Ed., is a former elementary teacher, Kripalu yoga teacher, Integrative Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master-energy practitioner, and intuitive healer.  She brings these healing modalities and others to her private practice, Integrated Therapeutics.  She’s also the author of Creating the Peaceable Classroom: A 21stCentury Wellness Guide for Teachers, Students and Parents and a CD Happy To Be Me: Mudra Songs for Kids.  Sandy is passionate about assisting others on their healing journey, teaching them practices that will create greater calm and vitality for happier, healthier, more harmonious living.    


Find Your Balance. Set an Intention. Create Harmony. Take Time for Yourself.

In today’s world of busy lives, hectic paces, and constant go-go-go, it’s easy to get tense, short tempered, sleep deprived, anxious and stressed.  Women are often juggling many balls:  family, career, finances, AND they are often the primary caregivers for their children, their parents, or both.   It is not uncommon to feel depleted:  taking care of everyone else, and not taking the time to care for themselves.

There is a saying that goes “you can’t pour from an empty well”, meaning that when you are burned out, you can’t bring your best self forward to care for those that you love.

Consider yourself invited to fill your well with fun, laughter, movement, breathing, meditation and relaxation exercises at our mini retreat.  What a perfect way to start your self care initiative!   Sandy and I  hope to see you there!