Personal Retreats

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Wild Trails Farm offers guests independent personal retreats that are tailored to meet their needs for a chance to step away from daily life, and address their goals to help heal body, mind and soul with the care and support to move forward. We offer a panel of practitioners employing a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including yoga, massage, meditation, psychotherapy, self-care counseling, energy work, sound healing and interactions with our restorative natural setting. Scroll down to learn more about each one!

Please click here to complete our initial personal retreat interest form, and we'll be in touch to begin crafting your Vermont retreat experience. In the meantime, please scroll down to see below for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about personal retreats.

Looking to join a group retreat at Wild Trails Farm? Head to our Group Retreats page

Interested in hosting your own event at Wild Trails Farm? Head to our Book Your Event page

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Jo Bregnard

Self-care mentor & Wild Trails Farm retreats manager

A caregiver touched by breast cancer, Jo is a graduate of Kripalu's School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership and certified in a range of modalities. She uses yoga, meditation, breathwork, acupressure techniques and aromatherapy to help foster connection to the natural world and bring balance to daily life.

Denise Bruso

Denise Bruso

Expressive art facilitator

With more than two decades of experience, Denise has practiced intuitive picture-making as a tool for self-discovery and healing. By creating a supportive and encouraging environment, she'll help you uncover a deeper sense of self through the creative process.

Cornelia Elsaesser

Cornelia Elsaesser

Esogetic colorpuncturist

Trained as a Holistic Naturopath in Germany, Cornelia is certified in Esogetic colorpuncture, Kirlian Energy Emission Analysis(TM), and many other modalities. She uses holographic crystal therapy, induction therapy, intuitive wisdom counseling and life coaching in her sessions to create an effective individualized approach to facilitate healing.

Priscilla Gale

Priscilla Gale

Sound healer

Priscilla uses gongs as well as crystal and Himalayan singing bowls to guide healing sound meditation and Reiki sessions (group retreats only).

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Lindsay Hargis Piland

Massage therapist

Lindsay integrates Tibetan and Hawaiian bodywork and breath techniques with personal intention and shamanic touch therapy to heal body, mind and soul.

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Marianna Jacobs

Transformative energy healer

Marianna intuitively combines the ancient healing practices of the Shamans of Peru with indigenous techniques she learned in Bali and Pranic healing from India. She empowers the release of heavy energies and/or pain, whether emotional, physical or spiritual, and helps welcome a new lightness of being. 

Susan Langley

Susan Langley

Eden Method-certified clinical practitioner & Physical Therapist

Susan has been practicing traditional healing methods alongside complementary techniques (such as Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Energy Integration, Zero Balancing, SomatoEmotional release, Reiki, Quantum Touch and Eden Energy Medicine) for nearly 40 years.

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Lori Lisai

Alignment coach

Lori will help you level up with Human Design, somatic tools, accountability and inspiration. She can assist you in understanding who you are designed to be energetically (group retreats only).

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Eliza Meeker

Massage therapist & Master of Chinese Energetic Medicine

Eliza offers deep tissue bodywork that she learned while living in Japan--helping to increase comfort and range of movement--as well as energy work, qigong, and sound healing with drums and bowls. She has practiced law in Paris, and is currently pursuing a doctorate program in Chinese Energetic Medicine.

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Jessica Miller

Qigong teacher, Chinese dietary therapy guide & Licensed Acupuncturist

Jess is passionate about teaching people how to invite more ease and balance into their lives through utilizing the core principles of Chinese Medicine.

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Sky Otter

Spiritual ecology guide

Founder of the Sacred Earth Network and author of Wild Earth, Wild Soul: A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture, Sky leads spiritually oriented nature walks and coaching sessions that rely on deep listening, emotional support, and bold recommendations.

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Laura Ridgeway

Sound healer

Laura provides sacred sound sessions to help reset your nervous system and get you in touch with your core essence. She'll guide you to your intention using a ceremonial process, then assist with energy movement via crystal bowls, drums, rattles, voice and tuning forks. 

Wendy Stephens

Wendy Stephens

Psychotherapist, psychologist & marriage family therapist

Dr. Wendy has had a 30+-year career in psychotherapy in Vermont, New Hampshire and California using modalities such as Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Trauma resolution using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and body work. She has advanced training in couples work and enjoys working with women.

judith vanderryn

Judith Vanderryn


Judith has 30+ years of experience working with people in a variety of settings, including wilderness-based retreats and outdoor experiential education. She's skilled at meeting her clients where they are and uses a variety of techniques to help them take the next step toward lives of more freedom, personal insight and joy.

Jim Veltrop

Jim Veltrop

Founder of Wild Trails Farm

Jim is available to introduce you to its resources and to guide you through your experience here.

crissy webster

Crissy Webster


Crissy will help you build a foundation to move forward and through difficult times in your life. She uses various counseling methods, most often incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Looking to join a group retreat at Wild Trails Farm? Head to our Group Retreats page

Interested in hosting your own event at Wild Trails Farm? Head to our Book Your Event page