Events

Events and Classes at Hawthorn Farm

Weekly Yoga + Movement Classes

Our yoga classes are as unique as the women who gather here.

Our Weekly Schedule:

 

Tuesdays:
9:30am-10:30am Beginning May 1st. Gentle Hatha Yoga with Traci Phillips Ward

Gentle Hatha Flow offers various postures and mild movement. We spend the first few minutes on breath work and connecting to what our body is feeling. This is a great introduction for someone new to yoga or someone recovering from an injury. Bring your mat, blocks and a blanket. Props are limited.

$15 drop in rate. Email hello@traciphillipsward.com to register


7:15pm – 8:30pm SPA Yoga® with Cece Santucci

SPA Yoga® is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience based on Fluid Yoga® sequencing. By engaging all five of the senses with soft candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists, and a renewed awareness of taste (and sometimes chocolate!), SPA Yoga® aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience new depths of awareness in an extended, guided shavasana. Be prepared to feel like you just walked out of a spa… What a great way to spend your evening!

Cece loves and appreciates how yoga has supported her physically, mentally, and spiritually. She is sensitive to the needs of others, which allows her students to feel safe to go within and discover their own sense of peace. Cece’s classes will inspire personal growth, balance, and relaxation. She leads a heart-centered practice both on and off the mat. Her love of travel, nature, and being of service are what motivate her to continue her practice of self-discovery and self-love. Cece hopes her students leave her classes feeling more connected, hopeful, and loved.  
What you should bring: your mat and anything that you practice with – blocks, straps, blankets, etc.
Cost: $15 by cash, check, or Venmo(@Cecelia-Santucci) at the door

Wednesdays:

*No Class 4/18
9:30am – 10:30am  Vinyasa Flow with Kathryn Postulka, RYT

Move, stretch, breathe, and flow through an hour of Vinyasa Yoga suitable for any level yogi. This is an opportunity to leave the world behind, decompress, and walk away feeling revived and uplifted. Set in the beautiful Moon Lodge and surrounded by nature, you’ll feel miles away from your daily stress even though you’re nestled right in Medfield.

This All Levels class incorporates an active flow, sprinkled with restorative postures that will not only build heat, strength, and balance but also allow you to move mindfully and relax deeply.

$15 Cash or Venmo at the door. Drop-in only.

Thursdays:
9:30am – 10:30am Vinyasa Flow with Melissa Holm

6-Week Yoga Series
4/ 5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 and 5/17 *No class 4/19

Have you always wanted to try yoga but felt like you were too much of a beginner? Or maybe you’re a seasoned yogi who wants to actively improve your practice? This class builds skills and comfort over time, so you’ll feel more confident, flexible, and centered by the end of the 6 weeks. Join Melissa Holm for a 6-week Vinyasa flow series at Hawthorn Farm. Find yourself immersed in nature while exploring many different aspects of yoga. Each week’s focus will change – ranging from beginner’s yoga to more advanced inversions, while weaving in mindfulness practices like gratitude and a deeper connection with your inner knowing.

You will strengthen all aspects of your mind and body while you learn to synchronize breath with movement. Awaken your strength, energy, and flexibility in a fun and beautiful atmosphere. This 6-week commitment will put you on the path to the yogi you hope to become!

Please bring a yoga mat and any props you like.

To register, just come to class! For drop-in information, e-mail mel.is.holm@gmail.com.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/285126212023028/
$65 for 6 weeks ~ cash or check made out to Melissa Holm

Fridays
9:30am – 10:30am Fun, Feminine Based Movement (Rotating Teachers, all focused on feminine movement to spark your creativity and inner fire)

4/6 & 4/13 – Sensual Yoga with Ashley Maina
This is an opportunity to awaken your creativity and drop into your center in a new way. Sensual Yoga is a feminine-based yoga practice that utilizes kundalini/tantric breathwork, micro and dynamic movement patterns, and hip-swirling, inhibition-breaking flows that awaken your sleeping feminine power (Shakti) and help you step into a place of magic.

4/20 – No Classes

4/27 – Qoya with Eliza Alden

Do you want to feel good in your body? At any age, at any size, and with no dance experience whatsoever?

Maybe you’re tired of an exercise routine that feels painful or boring (or that you straight-up don’t feel motivated enough to do)?

Deep down… you realize you’re craving something more: what if moving in your body could feel filled with intention, truth, and play?

What if you left feeling enlivened rather than exhausted and stressed? What if moving your body felt… good?

Qoya is based on a simple idea that through movement, we remember. We remember, as women, that our essence is wise, wild, and free. Wise, wild, and free also draw reference to the movement forms that we practice. Wise evokes the wisdom of yoga, wild the creative expression in dance, and free invites us to expand our capacity for pleasure in the body. In Qoya, we focus less on how it looks and more on how it feels. There’s no beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels because there’s just one level, and that is when it feels good you’re doing it right. Qoya encourages a shift from seeking external validation on how you move and the tendency of waiting for correction or praise to see if you are “doing it right” to a place where you reclaim the innate ability to move the way that you want to move and feel a sense of inner validation that the fact that it feels good in your body is enough.

More than feeling good, what if the movement you did felt true? The intention of a Qoya class is to remember the physical sensation of truth in your body. Can you remember a time when you just knew something was true in your body? You knew it like you knew the sun would rise tomorrow. You could feel it in your bones. Once you feel that connection to yourself through your body, the invitation is to set that feeling as North on your compass. You practice this feeling, this sensation of authenticity and resonance, not just for an hour-long experience in a Qoya class, but so that you can deeply trust yourself and the feeling of truth in your body as you navigate the journey that is your life. The actual class is done while having an amazing time dancing, sweating, stretching, yoga-ing, and connecting to other women with some good tunes to help guide the journey along.  

Every class is different and set to a soundtrack that takes you from the joy of Bollywood to ragas from India to the magic of Mali. From the beats of the Lower East Side up to the heights of Heaven and back down to the dance floor of Soul Train.

Come dance with us at the Moon Lodge!

Retreats + Workshops Hosted by Sarah Jenks,
Proprietress of Hawthorn Farm

Sacred Business Circle Led by Sarah Jenks
Friday, April 20th
9AM-6PM

A one-day, in person, intimate retreat at Hawthorn Farm in Medfield, MA, for entrepreneurs who need a divine intervention. Join me and a group of spiritual, ambitious, loving entrepreneurs to get clear on your soul’s calling and release anything holding you back from stepping into your highest potential in business.I really encourage you to join us in person, but you can also join the retreat by livestream. To get more details about the retreat, click here.

In person: REGISTRATION FOR IN PERSON HAS CLOSED
Livestream: $447

Everyone who signs up will also receive a recording of our day together. Click here to see where we’ll gather and all the divine details I have planned. If you know you’re already a “YES!”, click here to save your spot:
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Full Moon Women’s Circle led by Sarah Jenks
Sunday, April 29th
7:30PM-10PM

Gather with us under the Pink Full Moon to celebrate the coming of Spring and the awakening of our creativity, energy, and passion. This Full Moon is in Scorpio, which is all about boldness, bravery, and passion. It’s going to be a really fun night!

To get in the mood, you may want to wear pink and pin flowers in your hair. 🙂

$20 In Person
$15 Livestream

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**Please note that this is the last event I am personally hosting at the Moon Lodge before I have my baby! If you’ve been wanting to come experience the magic we create when we’re together in this sacred space, this is the time!

Women have been gathering under the Full Moon since the beginning of time to celebrate, practice magic, and connect with the divine energy that flows through the stars, the trees, and our blood.

Something truly unexplainable happens when women gather in a sacred space. You’ll have to come and experience the magic for yourself.

Whether you’re a devout Catholic or a seasoned Witch… a maiden, mother, or crone… a lawyer or an artist or a teacher… you are welcome, just as you are. All I ask is that you come with an open mind and a pillow to sit on.

Guest Workshops

Professional Headshot Session
Saturday, April 14th
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Meghann Gregory Photography hosts this workshop, which includes professional wardrobe styling with Dressing Well, Inc., and hair and makeup by Anna Meleger of Anna Glam.

Professional headshots are vital in today’s fast-paced digital world. Join us for this delightful experience and let us help you create a beautiful headshot you’ll be proud to post! An afternoon of fun and beauty awaits. Limited appointments.

Email mgpinfo@meghanngregory.com to sign up for your session.

Deep Detox with Functional Nutritionist + Yoga Teacher, Erin Holt
Saturday, April 21st
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

It’s the time of year when everyone’s looking to detox. Whether we want a reset, weight loss, or to slough off the winter, we’re tempted (and encouraged) to try something extreme for rapid results. But unfortunately this isn’t supportive of the body’s own rhythm and natural detoxification processes. In fact, drastic detoxes and quick fixes fail to get us the results we’re after, and can even do more harm than good.We’ve got to GO DEEPER and look not only at what’s going on physiologically within the body, but what’s happening emotionally and energetically as well. This is how we truly detox.This 3 hour workshop features a short detoxifying practice – including asana, pranayama and guided meditation – along with a discussion led by Erin Holt. We will unpack the wildly misunderstood process that is detox, and you will learn evidence-based ways to support it. Discussion will include:

  • How detoxification *actually* works in the body and how you can support it everyday
  • How gut health affects overall health – and what you can do about it
  • The problem with low calorie diets when it comes to weight loss AND detoxification
  • The fallacy of self care
  • How you have the power to change your own genes
  • What food has to do with all of it

Through lecture and practice, you will examine, release and detox from cultural programming, limiting beliefs and trapped emotions that keep you from creating the change that you want.

Erin Holt is a holistic + functional nutritionist and yoga teacher. After battling many health challenges throughout the course of her life (including eating disorders and autoimmune disease), she now helps women live free of diet culture and chronic disease using food and evidenced-based lifestyle medicine. To learn more about Erin, visit her website.

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Dreamful Daycation with Lauren Durso
Saturday, May 12th
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Early Bird Investment $179 by April 30th
Regular Investment $199

Register Here

Press pause on your everyday responsibilities to soak up a day of self-care full of dreaming, creating and renewing the play and positivity in your life. This day retreat will be brimming with “you time” – yoga & meditation, imagination & creation, and intention and connection with nature. Replenish your resources and reconnect with your goals and desires that inspire your being. Join Lauren Durso, Certified yoga and meditation teacher at the magical space of The Moon Lodge at the Hawthorn Farm Retreat Center as she guides you through this “Dreamful Daycation,” back to the roots of your authentic self.A taste of what the day includes:

  • Slow flow & restorative yoga class
  • Reiki hands-on assisted relaxation
  • Stillness & Guided Meditation
  • Creation time for designing a personal Vision board. We will center & set intentions for what you desire to manifest.
  • Fun coloring session for learning about the body’s energetic Chakras
  • Free time to explore the pristine preservation land at Hawthorne Farm estate
  • Rest & renewal time to journal, read, nap, color mandalas, or simply time to connect with yourself or others
  • Organic, gluten free, vegetarian lunch & gluten and dairy free snacks throughout the day
  • Take home gift bag of momentos to keep the dreams and inspiration flowing

All supplies for vision board and Chakra coloring are included.

Things to bring: yoga mat, blanket, water bottle, rain gear (if necessary), magazines, sketchbook, journal, anything that inspires you ~

Wellness and Rituals for Motherhood
Sunday, May 6th
10am-2pm

A supportive half day retreat and workshop at Hawthorn Farm.

Motherhood presents an opportunity to nourish the growth and development of another human being and maintain the grace that comes from standing in your own beautiful being and unique sense of self.

Enjoy a restorative half day retreat and workshop that includes a 60 minute yoga class, guided meditation, and introduction to daily life practices to stabilize and restore your well-being. This retreat is ideal for mothers and mothers to-be.

In addition, attendees will receive: 
+ A self-guided meditation
 + Nourishing recipes, practical meal-planning tips, and a shopping list + Tips for preserving intimacy with partners
 + A online community for continued support following the retreat

A nourishing, vegetarian lunch will be provided by Aran Goldstein/ Noah’s Table

With:
Karoline Barwinski, Yoga Teacher & Eating Psychology Coach | karolinebarwinski@gmail.com | karolinabarwinski.com 860.614.1096
Mara Grbenick, Integral Master CoachTM | mara@maragrbenick.com | maragrbenick.com 207.650.4771
Cost:$70

Register Here

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