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lue Mountain is a privately owned Retreat Center located on 27 acres of mostly forested land, in the beautiful Blue Ridge

 

Mountains of Maryland, across from Harpers Ferry, WV. We are the Greater Washington community's first environmentally-friendly and health-conscious venue. We exist to facilitate truly productive planning meetings, transformative team-building 

 

activities, re-energizing retreats, and celebrations of success - all at reasonable rates. When you host a workshop here, expect healthful organic food, quiet but efficient staff support, and low-key notices of how your stay is environmentally friendly. You'll leave feeling refreshed and happy knowing you have contributed to keeping our planet green.

 

So Close, Yet so Far Away from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Blue Mountain is so convenient to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD - just about one hour driving time - yet after you arrive and settle in, you feel like you have been transported to the midst of a forest. The secret is our 27 acres of mostly wooded land, which our family has landscaped and nurtured with love and organic gardening for more than 20 years.

We strive to provide the most serene setting for your experience, focusing you on our connection with nature. Stroll just a mile downhill to the Potomac and Shenandoah

Rivers. Harpers Ferry, the C & O Canal. Take your group on a hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail. Go next door for a horseback ride. Build your team with a whitewater river excursion. Antietam Battlefield and colonial Shepherdstown, WV are near 

 

our doorstep. Secluded yet easy to get to. Come join us for one of our workshops or retreats, or rent our center for your own workshop or retreat.

 

The Blue Mountain Difference

We offer turnkey workshops and retreats ranging in topic from holistic health and wellness to organic gardening.

Who Can Rent Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is available for rent to groups or individuals for their own workshops, retreats or vacation rental (see "Rent Blue Mountain"). Blue Mountain has been rented to families for reunions and vacations, yoga teachers, professional organizations, women's groups, church groups and other groups. It has also been rented by individuals for day and residential workshops.

Make a Reservation or Inquiry

Please call us at 240-422-9207 to make a reservation or inquire about Blue Mountain. 

 

Kundalini Yoga Winter Retreat: Set Your Intentions for the New Year

January 4-6, 2019 at Blue Mountain Retreat Center

Knoxville, Maryland (near Harpers Ferry)

Escape the city and give yourself a weekend of Kundalini Yoga with Lighthouse owner, Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Julie Eisenberg). The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on what you’d like to leave behind and how you’d like the next 12 months – and beyond – to manifest. Through Kundalini yoga, meditation and chanting, you’ll have an opportunity to find balance in your life and set your intentions for the new year.

During the weekend, the kriyas will be focused on awakening the chakras, cleansing the mind, and letting go of what you don’t want to carry into 2019. We’ll then take some time to set intentions that we’ll take away with us, planting the seeds for prosperity, happiness, and health in the new year.

Open to all levels. No prior Kundalini Yoga experience is required.

Give yourself (and your sweetheart!) a gift of yoga this new year. Registration is now open! Click on this sentence to register.

Cost: $450 for shared room/shared bathroom. Single room (shared bathrooms): $525.

What people have said about our Blue Mountain Retreats:

“I’m writing to express my appreciation and gratitude for a rigorous, vigorous, and vibrant retreat experience at your Blue Mountain retreat last weekend! As an older person who experienced kundalini yoga for the first time, it was, I admit, a bit of a shock. But your expertise, encouragement and balanced approach inspired me to ‘stretch’ and take care of myself at the same time.” SG, 8/2018

The Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center

Blue Mountain is convenient to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD – about 75 minutes driving time – yet after you arrive and settle in, you feel like you have been transported to the midst of a forest. The secret is the 27 acres of mostly wooded land, just a mile downhill to the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and the C & O Canal. The surrounding woods and water make for a peaceful getaway.

If the weather cooperates, you can take a hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail or go next door for a horseback ride. Inclement days? Cozy up to one of the fireplaces, or connect with Blue Mountain owner Beth Ehrhardt, a licensed massage therapist, for some relaxing bodywork.

The retreat center shares 27 acres of property with Ehrhardt Organic Farm, which has been selling high quality, organic berries, vegetables, herbs and flowers to restaurants, at farmer’s markets and thru their CSA since 1981. Beth prepares delicious, organic home-cooked meals, sourced from her farm as much as possible, to retreat participants. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Massage appointments are available on-site. Massage cost is $80/hour.

  Click on this sentence to register.

 The Schedule

Arrive Friday, January 4 between 2 and 4 pm to settle in.

  • 4:30 pm: Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:30 pm: Organic, home-cooked dinner
  • 7:45 pm: Intro session and group chanting

Saturday:

  • 6:30 am: Early morning yoga (optional)
  • 8 am: Breakfast.
  • 10 am: Yoga
  • 12:30 pm: Organic home cooked lunch.
  • Afternoon: Free for outdoor or indoor activities. The yoga room will be available for personal practice.
  • 4:15 pm: Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:30 pm: Organic home cooked dinner
  • Evening: Chanting/kirtan

Sunday:

  • 5 am: Sadhana
  • 8 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am: Yoga and Meditation
  • 12:30 pm: lunch, clean up, pack up, departure after lunch

The Cost

Price includes two nights lodging, all meals, and classes. Bedding and towels are provided.

$450 for a shared room and shared bathroom.  Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. If you want to share a room with a specific person, please indicate that when you register.

$525 for a single room and shared bathroom. Limited availability – Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register!

$575 for a private bathroom –  Email us to register!

 

Prices go up by $50 after December 15.

To register for a shared room, sign up here. If you would like a single room, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for confirmation!