Leadership 'N Motion


  •                                 Program starts -1:30 pm on Day One - with sign-in and networking at 1:00 pm.                                 
                                   Program ends - 3:30 pm on Day Three.
  • Participants must be able to walk a minimum of 4 miles each day - longer walks and hikes are available. Some walks will be uphill.
  • A portion of the retreat will be held in silence.
  • We ask that the use of smartphones and other electronic devices be used outside of the retreat setting including while being on walks.
  • Preparation communications will include a packing list, directions, walking preparation and recommended activities and resources.

The Marlboro College Grad. Center is at the foot of colorful and charming Brattleboro's downtown, overlooking the Connecticut River. Walking will be on a selection or wooded trails, Wantastiquet Mountain, and even through town.


All meals and lodging are on your own. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Brattleboro is a fun, eclectic and arts-focused town with a great mix of places to eat and stay that will fit all budgets. From Airbnb to traditional bed and breakfast inns to hotels and motels - even camping, you select the type of accommodation that suits your taste. From award-winning restaurants to local eateries and farmers markets, fabulous food is always close by. Check out the article on Brattleboro's Eateries!


(Note - "Early Bird Discount" has been extended from April 30 to May 31 - as space allows!)

$295 until May 31, 2016

$350 after May 31, 2016

Partial scholarships are available for Brattleboro area residents. See Registration for further details. Be ready to express why the aWALKening Retreat interests you!

aWALKening will donate a portion of the proceeds of the Brattleboro retreat to support health-promoting programs for children and youth through the Center for Health & Learning.

Walking awakens connection to the inner self.

From this place it is easier to claim what leadership means in your life....

**What you want to step towards or walk away from**

**What it means to be in the front of the pack or be in-step with others**

***What paths you want to explore***

Beautiful Vermont offers the backdrop to the aWALKening retreats that will blend walking with personal reflection time as well as guided activities for connecting with others. Enjoy yourself. Have fun. Be in community. Gain clarity about the impact you want to have.

August 17-19, 2016
Ludlow, VT

Inn at Water's Edge

Send questions to info@awalkening.com.

aWALKening Retreat Details and Registration

Where walking, mindfulness and leadership intersect

August 12-14, 2016
Brattleboro, VT

Marlboro College Grad Center

This beautiful setting is an authentic, 150-year-old Victorian inn and is a AAA - 4 - Diamond Award Winning property on Echo Lake. The innkeepers, Bruce and Tina, add warmth and amazing hospitality. The food is renowned. Walking is on country roads and in a nearby State Park.


Snack and beverages during retreat hours are provided, as well as the following meals:

Dinner - August 17 and 18

Breakfast and Lunch - August 18 and 19

Note - The Inn can accommodate dietary restrictions, per the Registration Form.


The Inn has tastefully decorated rooms all with private baths. Most rooms come with one queen bed. A few options are available for a shared room.

Longer stay at the Inn: If you would like to come early or stay longer, the Inn will offer a discount. Contact them directly for availability and rate: 888-706-9736.


(Note - "Early Bird Discount" has been extended from April 30 to May 31 - as space allows!)

Shared Room:
$590 until May 31, 2016

$640 after May 31, 2016

Single Room:

$655 until May 31, 2016

$705 after May 31, 2016

Commuter Rate: (Some partial scholarships are available. Ask at info@awalkening.com.)

$450 until May 31, 2016

$550 after May 31, 2016

Pick from one of two locations below. Space is limited (and is already filling up). Sign up soon!

*Registrations using PayPal will be charged a 3.5% handling fee. No extra charge for checks. If sending a check, it must be postmarked by May 31, 2016 to get the "early bird" rate. Through PayPal, payment must be received by this date.