Long Weekend (Paperback)

Guidance and Inspiration for Creating Your Own Personal Retreat

By Richelle Sigele Donigan, Rachel Neumann, Ericka McConnell (Photographs by)

Parallax Press, 9781946764027, 168pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

List Price: 19.95*
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With simple mindfulness activities, healthy recipes, and suggested itineraries to recharge, build community, and inspire creativity, this beautiful photo book is full of ideas that will inspire anyone seeking relaxation and reconnection. A great gift for all the busy people in your life.... and yourself.

Here is your guide and inspiration for a weekend retreat to inspire renewal. Whether you sneak away with some friends or just turn off your devices and hide the to do list at home, Long Weekend is full of ideas to spend a creative, artistic, technology-free weekend filled with exercises and resources that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Includes basic itineraries for how to shape the time in addition to rituals of renewal provided by experienced retreat leaders Richelle Donigan and Rachel Neumann. Beautiful photographs by lifestyle photographer Ericka McConnell will transport you, so that reading the book feels like a retreat in itself. Great for armchair travelers as well as those looking for help planning a weekend away.

About the Author

Richelle Donigan has studied and taught yoga since 2003. Through her teaching and retreats, Richelle seeks to diversify the yoga community, create inclusive practice spaces, and facilitate healing and well-being for one and all.
Rachel Neumann has led retreats for groups as varied as a creativity retreat, a grieving retreat, and women's mindfulness and business retreats. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times, AlterNet, The Village Voice, and other publications. A Rockwood Leadership Institute Arts and Social Justice Fellow, Rachel's work was selected for the Best Buddhist Writing 2013 anthology. Instagram @ourlongweekend

Ericka McConnell, a bicoastal Californian who has worked in New York for more than 20 years, has photographed retreat centers in India, Mexico, and Santa Barbara and Santa Fe in the US. Her images have graced the covers of Travel&Leisure, Conde Naste Traveler, Woman Magazine, Fitness, and Yoga Journal. Instagram @Erickamccfoto