SPRING INTO SUMMER RESPITE RETREAT
About the Retreat
Join Anna Franklin for a spring into summer retreat just over an hour’s drive from D.C. and right outside of beautiful Historic Harpers Ferry, WV. Enjoy three days and two nights at Blue Mountain Retreat Center, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains where two rivers and three states come together. With nourishing food and warm and welcoming accommodations amidst the backdrop of breathtaking nature, we will explore being present--and leaning back into Presence--both when times are difficult, and when they are not.
Retreat from the melee of busy life to pause, to tune in, and to care for yourself. Only when we step back from our day to day can we truly start to listen to what our hearts desire & be present to this moment.
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians 1:13 We know that often on the other side of our trials and tribulations whether they be grief, loss, heartbreak, stress, change--both those things we experience in our own lives and in the heart of the world--is Love. Tuning into the Love that is both within us and around us--the Divine Spark, the Om--requires our Presence.
Participants will be invited to explore Presence and its powerful cousin, Hope, through a series of modalities, including Sound, Nature, Meditation, Movement, practices from the Mystical tradition & more. Yoga (both Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative), meditation, chanting, some special ceremonies to help you release what you no longer need and set intentions for the present & the future, all included in this special weekend:) Free time for hiking and other outdoor or indoor activities (napping?) included.
All People, All Levels are Welcome
Whatever their state and status in life, participants are invited to join together in this special place to take what they need and leave the rest.
What is Included:
Accommodations: Blue 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. Read more about Blue Mountain on their website.
Daily Yoga/Meditation Classes: (2 per day) designed for all levels of experience. We will explore many different forms of both meditation and yoga, accessible and welcoming for all. As with all portions of this retreat--all optional--you make the experience your own & what you need it to be! :)
Yoga Equipment: We will provide you with the yoga equipment you'll need for this retreat, including yoga mats, blocks, and blankets (if you have favorites you'd like to bring, please do!)
Food: Nourishing, organic, home cooked meals daily, prepared for the group. There will be vegan, vegetarian, and meat options depending on participant dietary needs. All meals included in cost.
Exploring & Adventure: Time in nature, woods and light hiking + some time with fire (did someone say "Fire Yoga"?!) will be part of our weekend. Optional hiking and/or visits to the town of Harpers Ferry during free time.
Dates and Location: May 31st-June 2nd, 2024
Blue Mountain Retreat Center
1032 Hoffmaster Rd Knoxville, MD 21758
Located on the Maryland side of the Potomac River, just across from Harpers Ferry.
Cancellation Policy: While retreat deposits are non-refundable, if you find you need to cancel your spot, you can transfer your balance to a friend or family member who can attend in your place, by contacting Anna.
Massages: available on site by the fantastic Beth (see the massage room in the photos above); this cost is outside of the retreat investment & you can sign up on site!
Non-refundable deposit (due now) = $200
Early bird remaining balance of $450 if paid by March 17th
Remaining balance of $550 if paid after March 17th
*$25 off when you bring a friend/family member!
Costs include all meals, classes, and shared accommodations. Limited supply of single rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis (so sign up soonest:).
Folks generally carpool from DC (90 minutes away or less!)
All payments made via Venmo: @Anna-Franklin-3
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