By Madhava Smullen
ISKCON New Vrindaban is set to offer a Covid-safe Mother’s Day Wellness Retreat for Vaishnavis and their families with an aim to provide nourishment, relaxation and inspiration for women during difficult times.
“During the pandemic, people have sacrificed their sanga, and in some ways their mental health through isolation,” says Palace Lodge Manager Sarah. “So although we can’t do something on the scale of Festival of Inspiration [which was typically held over the Mother’s Day weekend], we still recognize that people want to reconnect. So we want to honor that need, and recognize and honor the women in our life, including the higest woman in our life – Srimati Radharani.”
To uphold Covid guidelines and ensure safety, a reduced number of guests will be accommodated at the Palace Lodge on the ISKCON New Vrindaban property for the retreat, which will run from Friday May 7th to Sunday May 9th (Mother’s Day in the United States).
Precautions will be taken throughout the event to make sure it’s safe. Cleaning staff will use the most recent protocols for disinfecting, masks and social distancing will be required, and a limited number of people allowed at once in the temple room.
“Where possible, we’ll do activities and serve prasadam outside – it’s such a large community and grounds that it’s very easy to maintain social distancing,” Sarah says. Activities such as kirtan and yoga will also be held socially distanced and with participants wearing masks.
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