Summer Love for Women~2017

Celebrate the expansive energy of the sun
with the cooling & nourishing retreat of these
women’s circles

in Southern Vermont and online
(or by invitation–near you!)

God may be in the details. But the Goddess is in connections.
~Gloria Steinem

Dance where you are. Your song has already been written.

Chakra Dance
a Let Your Yoga Dance women’s circle
in Marlboro, VT
dancing through the body’s energy centers
highlighting each of the 7 chakras
Late July through early September
Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Skill & experience irrelevant

“I realize that I don’t know my body very well–and I want to.  This helps. I trust you as a teacher.”

Click here for more voices on dancing through the chakras.

“I’ve learned so much from this woven fabric of feminine voices.”

Writing through the Chakras~Online
a 7 chakra online circle for the soul
Lammas (early August) through Equinox (mid-September)
weekly participation at a time/place that works best for you
(those with & without a writing practice welcome)

“I’ve learned more than I could have imagined, from the process of responding through the Chakras and from each of you and your willingness to share your stories.”

Click here for more voices on Writing through the Chakras.

All the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.
~Shel Silverstein

New Moon Immersion Retreat
Sunday evening, July 23
MacArthur Road, Marlboro, VT
Collage, connection, sacred circle & irreverence.


This circle has been a women’s womb.”

My creative life is my deepest prayer.
~Sue Monk Kidd

Coming this fall 2017
The Artist Way~A Winter Journey
a women’s circle for women with/wanting an artistic practice
MacArthur Road, Marlboro, VT
Contact Kelly


“Thank you for issuing the call that brought us all together. You have a gift for this work. You have held well our various hungers and losses, our deep questionings and celebrations, and you have generously contributed your own.”

Kelly Salasin

So this is where I am, I thought. How surprising.
~Terry Tempest Williams. When Women Were Birds

Kelly Salasin has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and is a certified Yoga and Let Your Yoga Dance instructor, as well as a longtime crafter of classes, retreats, workshops, events and journeys–locally, regionally, internationally and online. She regularly assists leading presenters/programs at Kripalu Yoga and Health Center including:

Joan Borysenko, Writing Down the Light and Reigniting the Flame
Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
Megha Nancy Buttenheim, Director/Founder of Let Your Yoga Dance
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way
Karen Drucker, A Women’s Spiritual Retreat, Learning How to Love Ourselves
Tama Kieves, Unleash Your Calling, Creating the Work & Life You Love
Dani Shapiro, author of Still Writing, Hour Glass and Devotion
Jean Shinoda Bolen, Artemis, Women’s Circles & the Sacred Feminine
Robert Thurman, Living the Evolutionary Life: Through Death and Beyond

Women’s circles evoke a sense of sisterhood, and also a feeling of being in a maternal space. There is a deep sense of being connected to one another, at an archetypal level.

~Jean Shinoda Bolen


Note: Marlboro, Vermont is located in the southern most part of the state between Brattleboro & Wilmington, VT, with easy access to NH and MA and close “enough” to NY.

*Early-bird discount: Take 10% off when you enroll in any two programs or when you enroll in the New Moon Retreat or the Artist Way Year with a friend. Carpoolers can take 10% off the Chakra Dance Circle.

Contact Kelly for more information or to hold your space in any of the summer 2017 offerings.

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
I may not ever complete the last one,
but I give myself to it.


Summer Offerings for Women

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90 minute classes, morning retreats & all day journeys
~for women~

Celebrate the expansive energy of the sun
with the nourishing energy of retreat, relaxation & rejuvenation

Solstice Circle Gathering: Friday, June 20, 2014

Let Your Yoga Dance classes: Thursday Evenings in July & August

Full Moon Mini-Retreat: Friday, July 11, 2014

Writing through the Chakras Retreat, Friday, August 1, 2014
(mid-point between Summer Solstice & Autumnal Equinox)

New Moon Mini-Retreat: Friday, August 22, 2014

For more information, contact Kelly.



Summer Chakra Mornings

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Mini-retreats  for women
in summer mornings splashed with
yoga, dance, meditation, ritual & journaling

Celebrate the expansive energy of the sun
with the balancing energy of personal retreat.

Summer Dates

Solstice Circle: Friday, June 20, 2014; enrollment now open

Full Moon Circle: Friday, July 11, 2014

Lúnasa Circle, Friday, August 1, 2014
(mid-point between Summer Solstice & Autumnal Equinox)

For more information, contact Kelly.



Design a Home Retreat~With Friends

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Design your own retreat at home for yourself and friends… To celebrate special occasions, mark milestones, recognize passages, provide R&R at intense times of year.

You provide the hospitality and focus, I provide the facilitation. We work together to create a retreat for you and your women friends that nourishes, connects and uplifts.

My facilitation can include the following, adapted to your interests/needs:

  • mixer activities
  • speaking circles
  • meditations
  • yoga
  • yogadance
  • soundtracks
  • chakra explorations
  • personal journaling
  • writing work
  • soul collage
  • ceremony
  • ritual
  • and more…

Local per-person cost (complimentary for retreat host after 6 participants)

  • $35, Drop-in: up to 90 minutes of facilitation (plus 30+ minutes co-planning/prep)
  • $55, Morning, Afternoon or Evening: up to 3 hours of facilitation (plus 45+ minutes co-planning/prep)
  • $75, Full Day: 5+ hours of facilitation (plus 75+ minutes co-planning/prep)

(Minimum group size: 6 participants. Discounts for group size over 12.)

Note: Integrated facilitation packages for organizations, families and other groups available. (Long-distance arrangements possible.)

Contact Kelly to inquire about designing your own home retreat:

Mini-Retreats for Women


“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”
~William Shakespeare

Take a pause in summer’s activity for a restorative morning at the historic Meetinghouse in Marlboro, Vermont. Enjoy the company of women within a supportive container of chakra-aligned music, movement & reflection. Deepen and expand your attention with guided meditation and journaling. Find connection, clarity and focus, wherever you are in life, in this 3-hour chakra massage for body, mind & soul.

Facilitator Kelly Salasin is a lifelong educator, writer/blogger, yoga/yoga-dance instructor who enjoys designing classes and retreats to nurture and nourish women. Skill & experience irrelevant.

“The experience was one of the most flowing and
releasing I have ever attended.   It was a pleasure to be in Kelly’s company
and those of the other woman…”

“I think you should have a retreat once a month.

“Kelly is a master at creating and holding a safe space to express yourself…”

“Big insights!”

Upcoming Mini-Retreats at Meetinghouse

Friday, August 16th

9 am til noon

Contact Kelly for more information/enrollment space.

Moon Circles & Wheel of Life Retreats

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A series of ongoing YogaDance “Circles” and “Retreats” for Women is taking place through spring in Southern Vermont.


Both the “circles” and the “retreats” include YogaDancing through the chakras~with music and movement especially aligned with the season.

The Moon Circles take place in the evening and include brief ritual and meditation as well as dancing.

The Wheel of Life Retreats take place in the afternoon with expanded ritual, meditation and communal art.

Take a look at the upcoming dates to see if you’d like to be a part of the energy of women gathering with movement and ritual.

Space in these imitate gatherings is limited so advance registration is necessary.



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~Full Moon Circle, Thursday, February 17, from 6:30 to 8 pm.


~Spring Equinox Retreat, Sunday, March 20, from 1 to 3:30 pm.

(Waiting list only)

~Beltane Retreat, Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 3:30 pm.

(Waiting list only)

~All offered by donation~

Contact me to inquire about available space in either a circle or retreat.


Yours in the Dance!

Beltane Bliss!

“Learn to step lightly from one miracle to the next.” SARK

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Do you long for a few hours of escape?

~A mini-vacation within your hurried life?

~A chance to “tune in” instead of “tune out”?

~A place to honor yourself for the gifts you give?

Join us for~

“Beltane Bliss”

a Morning Retreat for Women

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont

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Beltane Bliss Preview~

We’ll open our circle on this the cross-quarter day between Equinox & Solstice with a meditative stroll on the wooded paths behind the Meetinghouse, seeking signs of fertility on the earth– and in our lives–opening the heart of our time together.

During this morning retreat for women of all ages, we’ll unfold our bodies & our lives through the chakras~ with great music, fun movement & simple meditation.

With the heart-opening sounds of Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, we’ll bless the “mothers” who came before us–and those among us–for the creative gifts we share with the world.

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We’ll leave REFRESHED from the WELL SPRINGS of our being–and depart READY to fertilize more of life’s dreams!

Afterward, those who like can gather in the town park just across the way to watch the Morris Dancers bless the Earth for May Day.  Bring a blanket & a picnic lunch! Meet your family/friends there.

Spring Equinox Retreat Participants have this to say about the gathering that took place in March:

“Beautifully planned.”

“The introduction to chakras has opened a new doorway for me.”

” I love ritual & the power of inspired women.”

The Chakra Egg (created by KYD Equinox Retreat Participants) photo Lloyd Salasin-Deane)

“I was ready to open my heart — to try something new.”

“I love moving with the scarves.”

“I AM rejuvenated!”

“I’ve already recommended it others!”

Beltane Bliss Details:

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The Beltane Bliss Retreat takes place on Saturday, May 1st, from 9:00 am- 12:30 pm at the lovely Meetinghouse in Marlboro, VT (just minutes from Brattleboro & Wilmington) and nearby NH and MA.

Registration is $35/$45 at the door (if space available.)

Lifelong educator, author, life coach & Kripalu YogaDance instructor Kelly Salasin is honored to lead this morning retreat for women of all ages.  For more information about Kelly, click here or to see more comments about Kelly’s leading & YogaDance classes click here.

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Combine this retreat with the Monday morning Kuan Yin YogaDance Series for Women (May 10-June 21) for only $75 (includes 7 week YogaDance session and the Beltane Retreat)~a blessed combination to honor mothers.

Click here to contact Kelly to enroll or for more info.

There are a number of accommodations in Marlboro and in nearby Brattleboro.  The Whetstone Inn is right next door to the Meetinghouse in Marlboro where our event will take place.  I hear Jean’s breakfasts are wonderful!  It always smells so good inside!

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