Lavender Retreat Wellness Club News and Events

Lavender Retreat to host workshops with the world's oldest teacher in 2015

Worshops dates and times TBA

What The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Does To Stay Vibrant & Youthful

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat Booth at the 10th Annual Downtown Holiday Market

December 8th through 19, 2014 the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW From 12pm to 8pm.

Bringing a unique and festive shopping village to the heart of Downtown DC, the market features more than 150 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethnically produced goods.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat Booth at Eastern Market

Holiday Schedule Saturday and Sunday December 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th and 20th through 21st

Washington DC's original and premier food & arts market. Located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is DC's destination for fresh food, community events, and on weekends, local farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat Booth at Junior League of Washington Holiday Shops

November 20th through 23rd, 2014 the Sphinx Club, Downtown Washington

Nov 20 Preview Night, Nov. 21 11am to 7pm, Nov 22 10am to 5pm and Nov 23 11am to 4pm

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Holiday Shops! The Junior League of Washington's holiday fundraiser returns this year to the Sphinx Club in downtown Washington, Thursday, November 20, 2014 through Sunday, November 23, 2014.

This year's event features four days of shopping and special events throughout the weekend. The 56th Holiday Shops will put you in the holiday spirit with proceeds and a portion of merchant sales providing direct support to the JLW's literacy programs. Tickets must be purchased to enter event.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat Booth at The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund International Arts & Crafts Fair

November 11th through 13th, 2014 from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. World Bank Main Complex, Downtown DC

Open to the public with photo identification. You will find beautiful on-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery and ceramics, linens, fair trade/indigenous chocolates, toys, antiques, baskets, wooden carvings, clothing and even more from around the world. We'll have your favorite Lavender Products, come on by. Get a jump on the shopping season. We've got many handcrafted unique items.

Staff Meeting - November 9th

The Lavender Retreat staff got together on Sunday, November 9th for this fun-filled and very productive event.

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Fall into Lavender Dinner Club - October 17th is CANCELLED

The Social Dinner Club event scheduled for October 17th, 2014 at our Capitol Hill Location is cancelled.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat at Art on the Avenue

Saturday October 4. 2014 from10am-6pm Mt. Vernon Ave. in Del Ray, Alexandria, VA

Art on the Avenue is a multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community's diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine! Every year, over 50,000 visitors stroll down Mt. Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, Alexandria, between Bellefonte and Hume Avenues - people are greeted by over 300, musicians and food vendors. We'll have your favorite Lavender Products on hand.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat at Barrack's Row Festival

Saturday September 27th, 2014

For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill's historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community. The group's focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E. Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.

Barracks Row Main Street was chartered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street program in 1999. Our event partners and participants include the United States Marine Corps, The Trapeze School New York, DC State Fair, and the Military Hospitality Alliance (sponsors of the Military Chef's Cook Off) as well as a medley of memorable booths and acts. This year a much expanded, live ice-carving competition will be added to the midway (the artists use chain saws). We will offer our best Lavender products as well as chair massages.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat Booth at The Pentagon

September 15th through 19th and 22nd through 26th, 2014

Attention Pentagon Families; we are back for 2 weeks with your favorite Lavender Products. Come on by. Get a jump on the shopping season. We've got many handcrafted unique items.

Fall into Lavender Dinner

September 19th, 2014 at 7pm at our Capitol Hill location

Lavender Retreat Wellness Club located at 1236 Pennsylvania Ave SE ,Washington DC for the occasion of a Fall into Lavender Dinner. This is the first Lavender Retreat dinner Event. The purpose of our dinner is spending some time with new friends and to enjoy, relax, have a fun evening and share a few laughers together. This is the way of Lavender Retreat Wellness would like to share lifestyle in the community with people. Simply gathering and spending a warm evening together. The gathering starts 7pm to greet each other and shortly dinner begins with starter, Main course and dessert follows. The dinner is $25.00 person. The dinner is limited 20-24 peoples and please call to make RSVP by Sept 16 at (202) 450-2329. Space is limited. (SOLD OUT)

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Fall Into LavenderArt Show

Saturday September 13th, 2014 Beginning at 7:30pm – Capitol Hill Location

Lavender Retreat is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Fall into Lavender art show featuring the works of Christopher Alvear and Ward Orem. This state of the art Wellness Club offers services in a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, including a serene outdoor courtyard. It is the ideal setting for Alvear and Orem to take you on an artistic journey of surrealist subjects and abstract beauty. The juxtaposition of these two artists will captivate your imagination and provide you with an astounding opportunity to see a collaborative effort.

Admission to the show is free.

Fulcrum Back to School Block Party

Saturday September 6th, 2014 from 2pm - 6pm Capitol Hill Location

Come one, come all! A client appreciation party is on the calendar and it will be epic! Moon bounce, face paint, food, drink, and fun! Lavender Retreat will be offering chair massages.

Essence de Provence by Lavender Retreat Booth at Eastern Market

Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking for great Lavender Products? Why pay shipping? Come on down to the Eastern Market on Sundays 9-5. We are there every weekend with weather permitting. All products are also available at both Lavender Retreat locations.

Capitol Hill Lavender Retreat's Free Meditation

Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

We will investigate different methods of meditation with brief instructions and readings from different traditions. Ample time will be given for practice and discussion. All are welcome, from beginners to long-time practitioners. Drop-ins welcome. Led by Patrick McClintock. Please contact for more information.

Capitol Hill Location's Grand Opening Party

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Please enjoy these short videos of our recent Grand Opening Party. Thanks to all who were able to come. Please see this as an open invitation to all others to see what is happening at the Lavender Retreat and to make the Wellness Club on Capitol Hill a part of your lives and your community.

Manassas Farmers's Market

On August 29th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

At 9431 West street, Manassas VA 20110

Come join us again for another fun day at the Manassas city farmers market. Enjoy delicious samples of our local produce and learn about how to incorporate these amazing in season vegetables to our everyday life.

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Recipe: Beet, Carrot and Apple Slaw

Serves 1 large portion:

  • 1 medium sized beet peeled and grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • ½ grated apple ( Fuji is best)
  • 1 cup of chopped kale (optional)
  • 1 small handful dried cranberries
  • 1 small handful pumpkin seeds (roasted is best) 400° oven for 10 min.

Stir in all ingredients and serve with Dijon vinaigrette.

Recipe: Dijon Vinaigrette: Serves 4 to 6

  • 6 TBsp olive, walnut, or grape seed oil
  • 2 TBsp honey
  • 1 ½ TBsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 TBsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tsp minced shallots
  • ½ Tsp sea salt
  • ¼ Tsp fresh ground pepper

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