Clear & Create in Community (Okemo VT retreat)

March 31 – April 2, 2017

Come explore the two mindsets of Scarcity and Sufficiency. Which world calls to you?

For example, if we look at the concept of “time” – what is your relationship to time right now?  Do you frequently wish for 5 more hours in the day?  How would your life be if you had all the time in the world?

Become aware of the impact of impatience, uncertainty and perceived competition, and learn to create abundance and joy – a community in which “enough” is already enough. You are already enough. We are already enough.

When: March 31 – April 2, 2017  (Friday 6:30 pm through Sunday 2:00 pm)
Where: Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont
Objectives:  To debunk the scarcity myth, and reground and replenish in community and nature.
The Weekend: Includes group exercises and activities, guided meditation, journaling/reflection time, gentle yoga.  Optional outdoor activities in the area include hiking, biking, walking, visit to a waterfall and/or Echo Lake.
Accommodations: Three story duplex on Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont.  Three bedrooms available.
– Room 1. Queen bed
– Room 2. Two singles
– Room 3. Three singles
– One and a half shared baths
– Sheets and towels provided.
See below for images of the space and surrounding area.
Meals: Food included for the weekend are dinner and snacks upon arrival Friday evening, all meals + snacks on Saturday, and breakfast & lunch on Sunday.
The Facilitators:  Atina White and Lauri Robbins Ericson will be facilitating the retreat. Atina and Lauri met in Mexico in 2012 at a professional development workshop.  Our kinship was immediate, given our mutual passion for and commitment to developing individuals and co-creating strong communities.  Since then, we have been supporting individuals and groups in their own personal and professional development.  Now, we are excited to share this weekend with you! See additional bios below.

To Register: Email Atina or call 781.710.2088 or Email Lauri or call 917.499.1788
Price: This investment in yourself ranges from $800 – $950. Contact us for details.
Payment:  $250 deposit due upon registration; the remaining balance will be due by February 15. Payments can be made by check to Atina White or Lauri Ericson.
Cancellation Policy: Barring personal emergencies, if you cancel by Friday, March 10th you will be refunded 50%.  If you cancel anytime after Friday Mar. 10th, you will be refunded $100.


I’m a working mom, with two young children.  My work is in supporting other people. Taking a retreat to reset was so insanely needed but also difficult to follow through on.  I have attended a number of retreats in my life but this was truly the first time where I felt like I was just where I was supposed to be, 100% safe and I left feeling so grateful to have had this experience.  It truly shifted my perspective around scarcity in ways I never expected.

One of the things that was so remarkable about the weekend was the space Atina and Lauri created for all the participants.  I was able to share openly and deeply, receive feedback and support, learn about frameworks and concepts to support my development and be present alongside others on their journey.  The location was beautiful and serene, the food delicious and nourishing, the company playful and compassionate and the content enriching.

I can’t recommend it enough for someone looking to get some space from their daily lives and gain insights to take forward into their next chapter.

Images of Okemo Mountain area and accommodations

Atina White

LI picAtina White is an experienced leadership coach and consultant.  She specializes in working with female professionals, immigrants and people of color who want to develop into more purposeful and successful leaders by better aligning their work with their values and goals. Atina has worked in intercultural relations and diversity issues throughout her career. She always brings integrity, compassion, energy, authenticity and a professional playfulness to her work.  Prior to coaching, Atina worked both as a consultant and as an administrator with Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business school, Wheelock College and the Colleges of the Fenway.  She served as the Special Assistant to the President at Wheelock College and worked on their inaugural international conference. At Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative, Atina managed their portfolio of executive education programs.

Atina received her Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior & Management from Brown University.  She is also a graduate of the ICF-accredited Accomplishment Coaching: Coaches Training Program. Atina lives in Boston’s South End and enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, scuba diving and basically any opportunity to be outdoors.

Lauri Robbins Ericson

LauriLauri Robbins Ericson was born a passionate soul, a movement enthusiast who prefers to read while walking. She has an entrepreneurial and curious spirit, fed by universal trust, listening and wandering.

Lauri is committed to being in and moving others into action. Most recently, she served as Senior Advisor at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), the hyper-efficient and highly scientific scheme to help the world’s poor. In this role, Lauri led the herculean task of leading the development and implementation of IPA’s 5-year Strategic Plan and became advisor to the Executive Director.  Prior to IPA, Lauri spent time contributing to organizations such as Reuters, United Nations Development Fund for Women, and Acumen. She gains tremendous energy while coaching women around the world (US Peace Corps, Togo; Grace Institute, New York; IRIS, New Haven) on economic development and female empowerment.

Her passion for helping others continues to have her wandering to places near and far and to people that call to her heart. Lauri has volunteered with Yale New Haven Pediatric Emergency Ward, conducted community health outreach with Philani, Khayelitsha South Africa and Natural Doctors International, Ometepe Nicaragua.

Lauri has studied a wide spectrum of human and organizational development theory with thought leaders such as Margaret Wheatley, Christopher Worley, Richard Boyatzis to Swami Sivananda. Lauri is blessed to have Mats Ericson as her life partner and Mikaela Ericson as her inspiring 33 month old daughter. Fela, their cat, serves as senior advisor.

Lauri has a Bachelors of Science in Business from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Arts in Education from New York University.  Lauri became a certified yoga instructor in 2008 through Sivananda Yoga.

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