This weekend The Aerie Collective premiers in New York City with the first of two events at The Wythe hotel. “We want to treat our guests to an experience,” says The Aerie Collective co-founder Laura Sniderman. “One which leaves them convinced that their everyday can be beautiful, inspired and healthy.”
Together with co-founders and twin sisters Elle and Claire Bourgeois, Sniderman aims to reverse the concept of a retreat. “The need is closer to home,” she says. “People often feel as if they must step outside of their lives to feel empowered, connected and alive. But why? This question acted as the spark that ignited our initial Urban Retreat.”
Founded a year ago in Toronto through a collective interest in gatherings around yoga, meditation and healthy food, The Aerie Collective caters to people who are looking to take a moment of pause, to unwind and get inspired.
“We aim to shift the ‘retreat’ away from being an escape,” says Sniderman. “We curate luxurious, playful environments that leave you feeling as though you’ve been on vacation, without leaving the city.”
Sunday’s event, lead by Art Therapist & Yoga Teacher, Sophie Green is an artist workshop built around restorative yoga, aromatherapy and sound therapy. The following event next month offers a “sound bath experience” that involves Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong, and Energy Medicine hosted by Aya and Tyler.
More information at AerieCollective.com