Manifestation Yoga® & Writing Retreat
Jennifer Pastiloff & Emily Rapp
Vermont, October 2013
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Jennifer - I really had no idea what to expect as I walked
into a houseful of people by myself this past weekend.
I am still processing (and will be for a while), but I know
undoubtedly that I left VT a different person than I was
when I arrived. I am so very grateful to you and Emily
Rapp for creating such a safe and sacred space that
truly manifested love, compassion and truth. The
bonds that were created are the kind some can
only dream of. I would recommend your retreats
to anyone who wants to enrich their life.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
When Jennifer Pastiloff put her hands on me in
savasana, all I could think was "please don't go, don't
stop, don't go..."Now I'm home after our retreat and
all I can do is think about when I can go on another, just
to share in a little bit of her light again. I can't think of
a single person who wouldn't find love, acceptance,
humor, and a push to grow at one of her retreats.
So much love.
Lauren Van Lew Acquaviva
by Katie Devine
(Excerpt From Katie's Essay From Her Blog
Confessions Of An Imperfect Life)
We had less than 5,000 minutes together,
yet we connected, in that way that you do
when you find yourself in another person.
We found each other, and we found
ourselves. We cried, and laughed, and
sang, and shared, and made every one
of those minutes mean something
(Excerpt from essay written by Jennifer for Positively Positive)
Playing Safe Is For The Birds
That’s what I got out of the writing retreat I just led with Emily Rapp
and a whole bunch of bad ass writers last weekend in Vermont.
There was the fifteen year old who came with her mom because she
thought she’d “get to miss some school.” Turns out she wouldn’t get
to miss school as it was over a holiday weekend, writing, in her
relationship with her mom and with the world.....continued
"Five Most Beautiful Things" Written By 15 Year Old At Retreat
(Excerpt From Emily's Essay
I'm Sick Of Being Judged By
My Body Parts By Emily Rapp
appearance—in the world of dating and
romance,and in every area of life. To
say “it doesn’t matter is a lie, says
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Comfortable In My Humanness
by Emily Beecher, London, England
What Happened When I Went To A Retreat in
Another Country With People I Didn’t Know….
I was, quite frankly, FREAKING OUT!!!!!
I am not a yogi. My vinyasa are more ‘interpretive’ than anything else
and my warrior poses are wobbly -- even my child pose lacks charm.
But none of that mattered. All that mattered was that I could be present
and that I could breathe.
This past weekend, I stepped farther out of my comfort zone than I
ever thought I could. I’d signed up for a Manifestation Yoga/Writing
retreat with no real expectation of whatI would experience. As soon as I
met Jennifer Pastiloff and Emily Rapp, I knew it would be amazing. The
yoga and writing sessions challenged me physically, intellectually, and
emotionally. I connected with strangers and reconnected with myself. I
found a placewhere others felt as strongly as I do that kindness matters,
grace can be contagious,and that there is more beauty around us than
During the course of three short days, my world slowed down for me
andI was able to give love, to receive love, and when I left I could say
“I have done love.”
Thanks to both Jennifer and Emily for making me stretch in all kinds
of ways, and thanks to my new tribe for letting me be me.
Angela M. Giles Patel