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Our Spring 2013 Women's Retreat will be April 12/13/14.
Please email for more information or to register.

Women's Relax and Renew Weekend

Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, 2013

Join Inn Magnolia for a weekend of relaxation and strengthening of the mind and body. Our practitioners will pamper you and inspire you to take on the spring with a rejuvenated approach and an optimistic outlook. The weekend is chock full of group and private sessions, which range from sublimely calming to joyously energizing, and we also have some special offerings to satisfy your tastebuds (snacks on Friday night, three meals on Saturday--including an amazing vegan feast at which we promise you won't miss the meat--and a light but substantial breakfast on Sunday, are provided).  We made sure you will have a little bit of time free to explore the beautiful beach and incredible conservation land nearby, or just to curl up and read, but you may not have a chance to see the charms of Gloucester’s waterfront, arts community, music, and restaurants, so we are offering you a special discount rate if you want to come a day or two early or stay on after the retreat.

Our practitioners are an extraordinary set of people, each one remarkably accomplished in their own field:

Lin Chandler (Massage Therapy/Readings) is the owner and manager of Gloucester's 222 Arts & Wellness Center and Cape Ann Massage Therapy. With a large body of medical experience, she creates very safe and effective treatments for all her clients. Lin offers a therapeutic and rejuvenating combination of services including various styles and depths of massage, Reiki, intuitive healing and card readings, foot reflexology, hot stone treatments, and aromatherapy. She can smooth out all the rough edges of your day with a muscle-melting massage. For more information about the 222 Arts & Wellness Center and Cape Ann Massage Therapy, see

Linda Jung (Reflexology/Reiki) is a certified Reflexologist and proprietor of Circle of Transformation Reflexology and Wellness in Ipswich, MA, She is dedicated to the deep relaxing and healing effects of Reflexology and received her Reflexology certification from Cortiva Institute in Watertown. She is also a Reiki Master, certified in Shamballa and Usul Reiki. Linda is also a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, having received her teacher certification from Kripalu Center in Lenox, MA.

Elizabeth McLindon (Massage Therapy/Meditation) has been meditating for over 30 years and has completed the Asian Classics Institute’s 18 Formal Courses in Buddhist studies. She has been certified in massage since 1993. Elizabeth has an eclectic approach to massage, integrating Eastern and Western traditions into a customized session. She works from the heart chakra, and there is deep relaxation in all her treatments, even when doing deeper work. She incorporates deep tissue and Swedish massage, trigger point and cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, qi gong, myofascial release, structural integration, and energy work. She also provides pre- and post-natal massage, as well as chair massage. Her private practice is Elizabeth McLindon Therapeutic Massage,

Tara Chepes-Lapointe (Yoga) first experienced transformative results from a regular yoga practice in 2001. She acquired a BS in psychology from Salem State College and subsequently began to explore the relationship of energy systems to emotion, cognition, behavior, and health, and to further utilize this link as a vehicle for self-transformation. Tara is RYT at a 200-hour level and has since been teaching Hatha yoga. She incorporates body alignment, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, both Eastern and Western yogic philosophy to encourage somatic healing through the mind/body/spirit connection. Tara currently teaches yoga and manages the Yoga Program at Great Bay Tai Chi & Yoga Center in Amesbury, MA, (Note: mats, straps, blocks and blankets will be provided in her class.)

Corinna Trabucco (Alexander Technique) is an AmSAT* certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a 125-year-old method renowned for its unique ability to help people to reduce unnecessary tension while performing a broad range activities from sitting at a computer to sports to the performing arts. By increasing awareness of how we hold tension that interferes with natural functioning, lessons in the Alexander Technique help to improve posture, balance, and coordination. Corinna has been working with the Alexander Technique since 1979, and in 1991, she completed the three-year, 1600-hour training program. Corinna has an MA in Theatre Education and was an assistant professor and Director of the Dance Department of Emerson College from 1976-1981. She has taught extensively throughout New England since 1991, has a private practice in Burlington and Beverly, MA, and has assisted the training of teachers at the Dimon Institute for the Alexander Technique. She is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, and in the Computer Science Department at Stonehill College.  For more information about the Alexander technique go to or to

Brenda Wiberg (Polarity Therapy, with additional training in Melchizedek Method and Magnified Healing) received her polarity training at the Polarity Realization Institute (new Spa Tech) in Ipswich, MA. She has worked on Cape Ann since 2002, and currently offers sessions at the 222 Arts and Wellness Center in Gloucester.  Brenda came to know the healing effect of polarity treatments for herself when "traditional" western medicine fell short.  Now she is dedicated to offering this work to others on their path to health and wholeness. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to assis many with their healing process, whether chronic or acute issues or simply uncomfortable levels of stress.

Ramani Rangan (Inspirational Talk: “Practical Tools for the Inner Journey”) has studied yoga and meditation for over forty years, with formal training at the Vedanta Yoga Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he then founded and ran a yoga and multimedia arts center. He has studied and visited many teachers in India—his country of origin—and brings to his teachings a unique flavor of East-meets-West. He also plays piano, ele keyboard, guitar, flute and a mix of percussion instruments. He is a gourmet cook specializing in Indian food using healing spices and herbs as his specialty. Ramani told us, “My aim in instructing is for each of us to reach and maintain the highest level of vitality of our whole being.”

Sarah Naugler (“Tiny Vegan” Professional Chef) is a Professional Chef as well as a ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer. She has written for Healing Our World magazine and for Set Point Health ( As a 2007 graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and a personal trainer, Sarah has utilized her skills to her fullest potential through a hands-on approach to a healthy lifestyle. She has educated many students in the kitchen to prepare healthy meals and has designed individualized menus based on their dietary needs and concerns. After completing her studies Hippocrates Health Institute, a high raw vegan, holistic wellness center in Florida, Sarah is now establishing herself as a Personal Trainer and Vegan Chef/Instructor in Boston and the North Shore of Massachusetts. Sarah’s mission is to help those in need of transition from one lifestyle to another in the most natural form. 

Magnolia Harbor and Coolidge Point conservation land

Please inquire if you’d like to see a tentative (we are not drill sergeants!) schedule for the weekend.

Prices for the weekend, including accommodations, all meals, and all group activities as well as one one-hour private session and one 20-minute private session, range from $345/person for shared rooms with shared baths to $465/person for private rooms with private baths.  Special early-bird rates apply if you sign up before March 31st, from $295/person to $415/person.  Please write to or phone Amanda at 978-525-3642 for more information or to register.

  spacer18 Norman Ave., Magnolia (Gloucester), MA 01930    978-525-3642