The Trustees hosts Wellness Retreat, Saturday, June 10

Wellness Retreat hero image – credit Kaja Schuppert Fickes

May 25, 2023 B The Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) today announces a World’s End Wellness Retreat to take place on Saturday, June 10, 5-8:30PM. Rain date Sunday, June 11.

Led by an inspirational team of wholistic health practitioners, and taking place at the top of Planter’s Hill in the World’s End reservation, this evening of mindful community includes a range of therapeutic modalities such as yoga, sound healing, drumming, art journaling, and guided meditation. Guests may shop healing arts vendors and meet local wellness experts as the sun sets over the Boston skyline.

“We are excited to be part of such an integrative experience,” says Lori Fitzpatrick of Healing Vibrations, who will be leading four other practitioners (Mike Balonis, Lauren Folan, Lauren Aloha, and Mandy Goldman) in a nature-based “sound bath” at the top of Planter’s Hill. “The practice that Mike and I bring is unique. We have both been fully trained and certified in the three fundamentals of sound- Himalayan metals, gongs, crystal tools, and indigenous shamanic sound. We combine all these modalities to bring a truly rare experience to our participants. World’s End is such a special spiritual place for me personally and I totally resonate with the land there. I’m looking forward to working with the other practitioners that night. It’s going to be an incredible experience.”

The evening opens at 5PM with a community drumming convocation closes at 8:30 with a guided sunset meditation. In between, participants enjoy two 45-minute facilitated experiences or meet local practitioners, rebalance with acupuncture, reiki, or cupping, and grab dinner from The Juice Bar Norwood and Independent Fermentations.

World-renowned Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa will be onsite for the evening. Guest may meet Chef Juliene Ardouin and enjoy a special, healthy snack from the Canyon Ranch kitchen. Staff from the spa will offer chair massage sessions. The first 200 guests to share their email addresses will receive a $250 gift card towards a stay at one of the Canyon Ranch properties.

Claudette Sunset – credit Claudette Sears

5 – 5:45PM Convocation
Community Drum Circle
6 – 6:45PM First Session and 7 – 7:45PM Second Session

  • Heart & Soul Yoga – Revive, renew, and relax during this heartfelt yoga class where we open with slow-paced movements in sync with the breath, to experience strength in the body and clarity of the mind. Appropriate for all experience levels.
  • Sound Bath – This nature-based sound bath combines the talent of five sound healing practitioners who will integrate the tranquil tones of Himalayan metals, crystal bowls, and earth vibrations.
  • Mindful Hike – Ground yourself in your senses during this restorative walk along the grassy paths of the second drumlin.
  • Guided Art Journaling – Practice mindfulness by responding to prompts through sketching and writing. Bring your own journal if you have one.
  • Nature meditation – With your eyes and heart open, connect deeply with the natural beauty around you.

8 – 8:30PM Guided Sunset Meditation
Some activities have limited capacity. Sign-up at the event on a first-come-first-served basis.
This wellness retreat is appropriate for everybody over the age of 15 and every body.

Yoga – Susanne Hallisey and Beverly Bielewicz, Open Doors Yoga
Sound Bath – Healing Vibrations (Lori Fitzpatrick and Mike Balonis), Yogi Laurens (Lauren Folan
and Lauren Aloha,) and Mandy Goldman
Drumming – Ed Sorrentino, South Shore Conservatory Creative Arts Therapies
Walking Meditation – Stacey Shipman
Guided Art Journaling – Lisa Daria Kennedy
Nature Meditation – Trustees staff

Canyon Ranch
Independent Fermentations
The Juice Bar Norwood
Project Yin
Release Reiki Healing
South Shore Conservatory, Creative Arts Therapies Department
Waterfront Acupuncture

Field parking about a ¼-mile walk from the top of the hill. For questions about accessibility, please contact Anne at

Admission includes everything except food and beverages. Tickets available online at To encourage carpooling, tickets are PER VEHICLE. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 11. If poor weather requires us to reschedule, all ticket holders will be informed by noon on June 10 by email to the address provided at registration.

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