GOOD VIBES ONLY
A retreat for creative, soulful ladies
MARCH 8-10, 2019
Held in a historic farmhouse on an organic farm just an hour and a half outside of Washington DC, we'll gather with 10 new friends for a weekend of creativity, healing, connection, and nature.
Picture a place where women of all ages feast on delicious foods while sitting around the fire pit. They're creating their own custom perfumes with essential oils, making photographs with the sun's light, and singing to guitar music. They’re opening up with each other about their inner lives and making space to truly listen. Part summer camp, part spiritual gathering, part multi-generational inspiration fest, this is Good Vibes Only: a retreat for creative, soulful ladies.
essential oil perfumery
Wholesome Vegetarian meals
When ladies gather in a circle with guided support, we can be heard, supported, and tap into our innermost creativity and power. This retreat is for creative ladies of all stripes who want to be inspired, recharge, and create.
You’ll leave the weekend with a bag of lovingly curated gifts and a set of your own badass original art pieces - like paper you’ll marble and old fashioned photographs you’ll create. By the end of the retreat, you’ll have a bit more clarity than you came in with and a new circle of sistren (seriously, folks come knowing no one, and leave with new friends).
We'll gather from Friday at 6:00pm until Sunday at 3:00pm.
Bonfire + Song
A historic house on an organic farm
We'll be staying on Fox Haven Farm, an organic farm and learning center outside of Frederick, Maryland, just an hour and a half outside of Washington, DC.
Our home during the retreat is a restored farmhouse with big porches and even bigger views that's surrounded by fields, forests and trails. It's a cozy spot filled with handmade quilts and local treasures found on the property. We promise, you’ll love it.
March 8-10, 2019
Fox Haven Organic Farm outside of Frederick, Maryland
<< 1.5 hours from DC >>
Carpooling will be arranged amongst the group to make the retreat accessible for those of us who don't have a car.
What past participants say
“You know that feeling when you wake up from a great dream, relaxed, calm, and feeling good? That's how I felt when I left the Good Vibes Only retreat. Not only was the retreat emotionally, socially, and creatively fulfilling, it was atmospherically beautiful: lush music, warm glowing candles, aromatic palo santo, and vases bursting full of wildflowers. The retreat brought clarity into my stubborn stuck areas and began to shift things for me. Since then I've literally been writing in my journal, "remember how you felt at by the end of the retreat." I’d recommend the experience 10 out of 10.”
“The retreat was such good vibes that I literally felt it in my bones while making the trek to the beautiful farmhouse. With the guidance of Alanna and the other amazing women, I learned how to be honest and address the blocks I had in my life. I have since been practicing making positive headspace to conquer my personal and professional goals.”
"This retreat is the perfect escape from city life, where you can carve out time for yourself, reflect, and connect with others. Alanna's spirit is infectious and inspiring, and she creates a beautiful weekend filled with thoughtful touches. If I could go every weekend, I would!"
About your hostess
Alanna Ford is an artist living in Washington, DC. By day, she launches new products focused on women and wellbeing at an innovation lab inside AARP called The Hatchery. By night, she makes art, leads workshops, cooks an inordinate amount of vegetables, and leads a group of lady creators called Circle of Magic.
About your chef
Rachel Leeds is a goddess in the kitchen, who specializes in cooking nourishing vegetarian food from scratch. She’s also working on changing the world by revolutionizing the way international aid gets delivered (casual, we know). The menus she prepares for us include highlights like farm fresh salads, butternut squash lasagne, three-bean chili, infused waters, and a special welcome cocktail.
$450 early bird (sign up by November 9)
$550 medium bird (sign up by January 11)
$650 regular bird
Retreat cost includes:
Workshop materials: everything you need for essential oil perfumery, cyanotypes, flower crowns, and paper marbling supplies
A hand illustrated guidebook
Accommodations for 2 nights in shared rooms
All gourmet meals: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and snacks
A bag of lovingly curated gifts