Spring Break Family Retreat

Leslie Gossett and Kate Raddock

March 22–27, 2020

5 nights
Adult Tuition $150, Child Tuition (3 years and up) $100, 2nd Child Tuition $75


Leslie Gossett

Kate Raddock

What does it mean to live together as a community with the view of basic goodness? During this retreat, we will practice creating a culture that reflects our wholeness, kindness, wisdom, and strength. Through meditation, celebration, play, movement, discussion, and outdoor time, we invite you to tune in to our own and each other’s inspirations, uncertainties, and joys. Connecting with our hearts in this way allows us to open to what is and connect with magic.

Each day will include sessions for parents, children, and teens in separate spaces, and time spent together as a family community. Some sessions are optional, and there will be open space for any participant to offer their own skills and wisdom to others.








Leslie Gossett

Leslie Gossett is the Chair of the Leadership Council for the Shambhala Office of Families and Children and founder of Be You Yoga and Mindfulness for Families and Children. She has worked with children for over 20 years. A certified yoga teacher for children and adults, and a Meditation Instructor in the Shambhala tradition, Leslie offers a path for children, youth, teens, parents, and families to connect with the strength and wisdom of their own hearts. In her free time, you can find her brewing herbal potions, learning to speak dragon, and building faery houses with the amazing children in her life.

Kate Raddock

Kate Raddock has been a practicing student of the Shambhala lineage since 2011 and working as a body educator since 2009. Kate is a meditation teacher, massage therapist, energy worker, yoga teacher, nature-lover, and a hoot. Her teaching guides people to an embodied discovery of their own natural well-being and wisdom. She lives in Plainfield, VT with her partner Alex.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2:00–5:00 p.m. on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5:00 p.m. to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5:30 p.m. after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 p.m. on the program's departure date, followed by lunch.