Sunday greets retreaters with more delicious food, yoga, meditation, and relaxation, culminating with our famous restorative-reiki-yoga-bowl-healing session. Yep. You'll love it.

​Looking for a miracle?

Arrive early and experience miraculous healing provided by Peru's famous Twin Shamans. The twins have 34 years of healing experience guided by Jesus Christ and Mother Mary. They will be performing private healings ($160) at the Stone Barn October 19 - 21, with a special San Pendro Mesada Ceremony on October 20th at 7:30pm. Ceremony is limited to 15 people and is expected to sell out. Registered retreat goers who are staying at the barn are welcome to move in early at no charge to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime healing experience. Register at


During  extended periods of reflection and silence offered in this retreat you will: gain deeper understanding of your mind, of habitual behavioral patterns, and of emotional triggers; have opportunities to reconcile and even heal physical pain; experience how compassion and forgiveness can heal relationships; learn how to integrate mindfulness practice with daily routines.

Menu of Prices


Includes all activities, classes, and meals.................$595


At the barn
Twin bunk in shared room, shared bath....................$690 

Private bedroom with shared bath............................$790 (SOLD OUT)

Queen suite (private room, en suite)........................$850

At Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast (on campus)
Queen suites (private rooms, en suite).....................$845
(3 LEFT)

To book, choose "Commuter Full Weekend" above

then call Linda and George at 603.763.4212 to book

your discounted suite. Bed sure to tell her you are

attending the Yoga, Meditation & Mediumship Retreat!

The stone barn, Sunapee View B&B, and The Fells-John Hay

Estate are adjacent to each other. Overnight accommodations

are equally convenient. There are also several inns and B&Bs

in the area that would love to care for you all weekend. Guest

rooms in the barn are all located downstairs. There are two

bunkrooms - one with four beds, one with six beds - that share a large bathroom. Two private rooms with shared bath are also available, as well as a private room with en suite bathroom. See pictures of barn and property above. Call with questions! We are happy to help you figure out accommodations. 781.729.2000, M-F 9am-3pm. Financial aid available by contacting Chrysalis at


Check in on Friday, October 21 at 5pm
Check out on Sunday, October 23 at 3:00pm


When you arrive, please park either in the lot between the barn and the B&B, or park in the driveway between the barn and the tennis courts. Enter through the double doors facing the mountain. If you are a guest at the B&B, please stop there first and settle in, then make your way next door to the stone barn.

Most meals will be served at Sunapee View B&B. If you have any allergies, please be sure to alert Denise immediately - You will also be asked to fill out an intake form. This will help us better understand your needs and desires, and keep you safe during the weekend. Please fill this form out and return it to Denise as soon as you receive it.

Meditation cushions are not provided. Participants must bring their own cushions. Cushions are available at Chrysalis Meditation Center for $60. This price is average. Our cushions are imported from Tibet and hand-stuffed with locally sourced barley husks, available only in Chrysalis' signature white. You can pick yours up in the center or we can deliver them to your home. If you would like to receive yours on the first day of the retreat, we are happy to arrange that as well. Email to order yours before September 26, 2016. We will have some extras on hand just in case.

Yoga mats, straps, and blocks are also the responsibility of participants to bring, though we will have a few extras on hand if you forget.

Please bring a water bottle, sneakers, raincoat, sweatshirt, jacket, and comfy clothes. Casual clothing is perfect for Lauren Rainbow's even Saturday night.

Disclaimer: While we have and will take ever precaution to create a safe environment for our students, Chrysalis Meditation Center, Sunapee View Bed & Breakfast, and the private owners of Wellsweep Farm are not responsible for any injury through accident or pain experienced through emotional healing during the course of the retreat.

Cancellation policy: Full fee required upon booking. If a paid participant is unable to attend for any reason, this fee is transferable to a subsequent retreat or can be used for workshops at Chrysalis before 2017.

Join the staff and partners of Chrysalis Meditation Center for this weekend-long yoga and meditation retreat featuring acclaimed medium Lauren Rainbow. Located in the heart of Sunapee Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the Stone Barn is the perfect location to deepen your peace practice while enjoying New England's famed fall foliage.

Explore Sunapee during your free time. Book a massage or spa treatment at Sunapee Lake Massage, take a dip in the lake, absorb the warm fall colors and restore your body through nature...


LAUREN RAINBOW is a spiritual medium with over a decade of experience communicating with the other side. Working with the energy of joy and heart-centeredness, Lauren has learned delivering messages to loved ones left behind brings them peace and closure. She considers it a great blessing to open the hearts of those in grief and empower them to find complete joy in their lives.

Lauren frequently collaborates with famed medium John Holland and has been a featured guest on radio stations around New England, including WZID, WOKQ and WLNH. She has been a regular guest on Hay House Radio and appeared on FOX News. She has opened her own space, the Centered Heart Studio, dedicated to the exploration and development of spirit communication.

DENISE COSTELLO, RN MS got her start in health as a flight nurse in the Air Force. Upon return from The Gulf War, Denise earned her Masters in Corporate Wellness and helped to launch the Breast Care Center at Winchester Hospital. Opening her business The Energized Body in 2009, Denise taught busy people how to stay healthy in sustainable, simple ways.

As co-founder of Chrysalis Meditation Center, she continues to help folks align with health and better understand how a mindful lifestyle can result in whole-being benefits. In her role as Retreat Director, Denise serves this mindful community as a caregiver for those who need a soft place to land and delivers her knowledge of food and physical health during mealtime presentations.


VANESSA GOBES has been practicing meditation since 2008 and mindfulness even longer. She is trained in MBSR, Transcendental Meditation, Metta, and mantra-based meditation, as well as Past Life Regression, Reiki, and Anodea Judith's Psychology of the Chakras. Certified by Chopra Center's Andy Kelley to teach students K-12, Vanessa is an educational consultant in north shore schools. As a contributing writer for Mallika Chopra's,,, The Winchester Star, and her own blog, she has shared her perspective in mindful lifestyle for the past seven years.

In September of 2015, Vanessa co-founded Chrysalis Meditation Center in response to the growing need for meditation instruction in her community. Her practicality, humor, and gentle guided meditations will be a welcome anchor throughout your weekend experience along Lake Sunapee. 


KATE HARRINGTON has been practicing yoga since 2007, when she moved from the Bronx to Rwanda to open a middle school for girls. As a public school teacher, Kate paired her Harvard degree in Buddhist studies with her practical experience leading groups in mindfulness education, introducing breath work and meditation to students.

She now teaches yoga full time and works at Harvard empowering undergrads in "Koru" mindfulness meditation and is actively developing curriculum for school teachers. She delivers bighearted meditation instruction, her emphasis on loving-kindness, and truly mindful yoga during this weekend retreat at Wellsweep Farm. Kate is a joy and a gem. You will feel safe and protected under her guidance.


MICHELLE MARIE SAWTELL is a Sound Healing Alchemist, Third Phase Magnified Healer, Usui Reiki Master, performance artist, recording artist, singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, and yogi. She has studied with masters and brings her expertise to you during this weekend of healing.

Michelle combines the power of energy therapy with sound therapy to create a transcendent healing experience. Prepare to vibe up and raise conscious awareness to new levels.


JULIE COREY has been a professional Drum Circle Facilitator, teacher, and performing musician since 1998. Julie is one of a handful of women around the globe trained in and endorsed as a Remo Drum Circle Facilitator. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Drum Circle Facilitator’s Guild and has officiated countless ceremonial drumming and dance events.

Julie has shared her love of drumming with people of all ages and abilities -- pre-schoolers and seniors, co-eds and cancer survivors. She delivers playfulness and joy in each performance. Her best-selling CD, How to Play the Djembe Level 1 for Beginners, is a home tutorial CD with 97 tracks of drumming bliss, available through, or by phone at 603.557.1001. 

Arrive to dinner by Sunapee View B&B and introductions to your retreat team Friday night. Then start your Saturday with a warm mug of lemon water served up by Fit Foodie Denise Costello, followed by Rise and Shine Yoga with yoga-so-good-she-makes-you-want-to-cry... Harvard University's resident mindfulness instructor Kate Harrington.

Relax with friends new and old over dinner on the patio at Sunapee View. Linda and George cook up hardy, seasonal, locally sourced vegetarian meals.

Spend the morning participating in extended meditation and yoga classes led by Vanessa Gobes and Kate Harrington. These classes are appropriate for practitioners of all levels.

Lauren Rainbow tucks us in with an emotional and memorable evening with spirit. Bring a treasure from a passed loved one you'd love to hear from.

Denise describes the morning menu and delivers some terrific nutrition tips. Enjoy silent breakfast among fellow retreat goers, capturing some uninterrupted appreciation for the wonderful food served to you.

...or jump in on a small group sound healing class in the Milk House with Michelle Marie of Sound Goddess Healing.

Get down to the beat. Drum your way to smiles and freedom during Saturday night's drum circle with Julie Corey of The Village Drum.

Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Mediumship

Retreat at the Stone Barn

featuring Lauren Rainbow

October 21 - 23, 2016


Enjoy a simple yet delicious seasonal brown bag lunch on the farm or along the hundreds of acres of adjacent hiking trails. Take a short, guided silent hike to the stunning gardens at John Hay Estate at noon!