Women's Retreat - May 25-27th
Yoga Retreat - September 21st -23
September 21st through 23 rd, 2023
(Thursday through Saturday)
with Olga Campora
Blue Mountain Retreat Center, Knoxville, MD
Join Olga, a yoga teacher wiht over 35 years of teaching experience and a mindfulness life coach for September 21-23, 2023 retreat at the beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center, (1032 Hoffmaster Rd, Knoxville, MD 21758). The 2023 Yoga Retreat theme is: Create Lasting Happiness. In today’s racing world, the mind has a tendency to get stuck either in the past or the future. But happiness is here and now. You miss the present moment when you are distracted, regretting yesterday or worried about tomorrow. Yet with practical, self-empowering tools using the breath, we can successfully counter the increasing demands of contemporary life.
Employing a combination of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, and other exercises, the main focus of the three day retreat is hatha, gentle and restorative yoga. In addition, you have options for other activities such as hiking or leisurely walking, massage, quiet time, reading, napping, and socializing with good company.
You are welcome to participate in as much or as little as you like. Activities are suitable for students of all levels and abilities. Above all, no yoga or meditation experience is necessary.
Location & Accommodations
Blue Mountain Retreat Center is a homelike eco-friendly retreat center. 27 acres of property are situated in a small rural community in the hills near Harper’s Ferry. This is welcoming escape from the hustle of everyday life in the city. You’ll feel worlds away even though you are just an hour outside of Columbia MD or DC.
All rooms have access to the center’s three shared hall bathrooms. The cozy rooms have twin-size European-style platform beds and high-quality mattresses for a simple but very comfortable stay.
Retreat center owner Beth Ehrhardt prepares delicious vegetarian organic home-cooked meals. Most meal options are gluten-free.
While many of us are fully vaccinated, we are still taking COVID precautions seriously on this retreat.
Rooms are all private, unless you choose to share a room with a friend or family member.
Communal bathrooms and high touch surfaces will be cleaned at least once daily.
Attendance is strictly limited to a maximum of 15 people, including the retreat leader.
If you are fully vaccinated, masks are not mandatory but recommended in all communal indoor spaces.
Windows in the yoga room will be slightly open at all times to facilitate circulation and make sure the temperature is pleasant for yoga practices.
Bring your own props – yoga mat, 2 blocks, 2 blankets, strap and a bolster.
3-4 pm Arrival
4:30- 6 Hatha Yoga
6:30 pm Organic, home cooked dinner
7:30–9 pm Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Meditation
Note: breakfast is self-serve; available at any time
6:30 Quiet Sit (25 min meditation)
7 Spine Awakening Kundalini Yoga Class
Morning: free for Journaling, Outdoor walk, socializing with friends
10: am–12 pm Gentle Hatha Yoga
12:30 pm lunch and free time
Afternoon: free for indoor and outdoor activities
4:30–6:30 pm Restorative Yoga
6:30 pm dinner and free time
8 Evening Fireside and Meditation
10 pm Light Out
Note: breakfast is self-serve; available at any time
7:30 Quiet Sit (25 min meditation)
8–9 am all levels Hatha Yoga
10:30 am–12 pm Restorative Yoga
12:30 pm lunch and departure
Massage appointments are available throughout the weekend.
Private Room – $670 per person (10 rooms total available)
Massage – $85 per hour
Price includes two nights lodging, 6 meals and all yoga classes. Lodging -fresh bed linens, quilts and towels are provided. You will sleep on ultra-comfortable European-style platform twin beds with high quality mattresses.
$150 of your fee is considered a down payment and is non-refundable at any time, though if you find another person to take your spot, we can offer a transfer of that credit once. A full payment is due by October 15th. Prices go up by $50 after October 17th, 2021.
Yoga with Olga Retreat Cancellation and Payment Policies
Should you be unable to attend the retreat, your cancellation request must be received in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days prior to the start of the retreat in order to receive a refund.
• 100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
• 50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
• 0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
I am aware that some yoga practices require physical exertion that may be strenuous, and participation in yoga may result in accident or injury. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in the yoga classes offered by Olga Campora and Anna Clickner. I assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in class. By signing, I agree to release from all liability and to hold harmless Olga Campora and Anna Clickner from any claim, including but not limited to claims for property damage, personal injury, death or loss of any kind arising out of yoga classes. My heirs and legal representatives also forever release Olga Campora and Anna Clickner from all liability.