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and in Harmony with Yourself

The retreat is hosted by Olga Campora

with guest David Orton.

September 26-28, 2024
Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Knoxville, Maryland USA

Join Olga Campora and Dave Orton for an early weekend September 26 through 28th (Thursday through Saturday) for an autumn “BEING at Peace and in Harmony with Yourself" retreat at the beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD. 

Welcome to the "Being at Peace and in Harmony with Yourself Retreat," where our primary goal is to help you find internal peace and cultivate a personal sense of calm. Here, the focus shifts from "what do I need to do to be at peace?" to "Who do I need to be to find peace within myself?" Our retreat offers a gentle and joyful gateway to inner transformation, encouraging an internal shift through the practice of kindness, compassion, and self-forgiveness.  You will leave our retreat feeling lighter and more at peace in your heart.

Each year, Olga invites a guest expert in a specific area of physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual growth. This September, Dave Orton will join the retreat. Olga has worked with Dave before, and it was clear to her that his teaching style, joy for life, and genuine nature make him someone she wants to share with all the participants this year. Dave has a remarkable talent for finding the good in people, and you will be amazed at the incredible personal growth you will experience by attending the retreat.

The regular cost of the retreat is $1099.
In this retreat, you will...

Discover Profound Peace

Relieve Muscle Tension and Reduce Stress

Restore Your Inner Harmony and Radiance

Transform from Within: Expand and Experience Renewal.

An early weekend like this offers a valuable chance to step back from the routine demands of work, family, and other responsibilities. It's an ideal time to engage deeply with your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, fostering personal growth and transformative self-care.


 Blue Mountain Retreat Center
1032 Hoffmaster Rd Knoxville Maryland USA 21758

Blue Mountain is convenient to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD – about 75 minutes total driving time – yet, after you arrive and settle in, you will feel like you have been transported to the middle of the 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 winter getaway.

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

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 through their CSA (community-supported agriculture) 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.

Therapeutic massage appointments are available on-site by a licensed massage therapist upon request. Massage cost is $85/hour.  (Appointments made and charged separately).

Registration includes 3 days/2 nights filled with Yoga, Meditation, Fireside Chats, Relaxation, Outdoor Walking, Companionship, and Great Food. The retreat features group classes specifically designed to help you find internal peace and cultivate a personal sense of calm, transitioning from asking "What do I need to do to be at peace?" to exploring "Who do I need to be to find peace within myself?"


The retreat serves as a gentle and joyful gateway to inner transformation, promoting an internal shift through the practice of kindness, compassion, and self-forgiveness. You will leave our retreat feeling lighter and more at peace within your heart.

Register as soon as the registration date opens to guarantee your spot.


The daily schedule shows what the rhythm of your stay will be like. Besides doing yoga, meditation and participating in program sessions, you will have plenty of time to enjoy meals, nature walks and companionship. 


2-3:30 PM:              Arrival

4 PM                        Welcome and Opening Remarks

4:30-6:00 PM:       Hatha Yoga Class To Soothe Your Back

6 PM.                       Setting Intention for the Retreat

6:30 PM:                 Organic, home cooked dinner


9:30 - 10:00 PM     Get To Know You Evening of Fun

10:30 PM:               Lights out/ quiet time


Evening sessions will start when dinner clean-up is done. We ask that you respect quiet time in the bedroom after 10:30 PM, and if conversing in the living room/kitchen area, please keep your voices down so as not to disturb people in nearby rooms.


FRIDAY, Septmeber 27th

7:30 -8:30 AM       "Awaken Body and Mind" Yoga Class

8:45 AM:                Breakfast

9:30 AM                  PROGRAM SESSION 

12:00 PM:              Organic home cooked lunch

3:30- 5:30 PM        PROGRAM SESSION

5:30-6:30 PM        Gentle Yoga To Balance Your Nervous System

6:30 PM:                 Organic, home cooked dinner

8:00 PM:                 EVENING PROGRAM {outdoors by a fireplace --if weather permits]

10:30 PM:               Lights out

SATURDAY, September 28th

7:30-8:30 AM:       Happy Joints Morning Yoga Class

8:45 AM:                 Breakfast

9:30 AM                  Program Session

11:30 AM                Closing Ceremony

12:30 PM:               Lunch, clean up, pack up, departure after lunch

Our Team.

Dave Orton is a seasoned coach with over a decade of experience helping businesses, individuals, and couples. He's honed his skills through training with top coaches and organizations like Landmark Worldwide, the Being Movement, and Empowerment Inc.

With a pre-coaching career in high-tech spanning over 20 years, Dave led teams worldwide. He and his wife, Penny, live in the Boise, Idaho area, and are proud parents of four children.


Olga Campopra is trained and certified as a life coach at the worldwide recognized school “The Life Coach School”. She coaches and mentors clients from all over the world. She holds PhD., in Education from the T.G.Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. She is certified as an experienced yoga teacher E-RYT 500+, and has practiced and taught yoga over the last 35 years. She helped hundreds of clients who suffered from back pain. Olga is also certified as the Life Force Yoga Practitioner, a branch of yoga that focuses on helping people with anxiety and depression.

Bring your own yoga equipment, [ yoga mat, 2-3 blankets, yoga belt, 2 yoga blocks]. If you own a bolster, please bring it.

Open to all levels.

Registration Deposit to secure your spot is open now.


[Please, know that you will be sharing a room with 1-3 other participants of the same gender --the retreat participants.] 

The price is inclusive of meals and linens (including towels). 



For a limited time, I am offering a special VIP discount for the retreat. The regular cost of the retreat is $1099.

If you pay a $150 non-refundable registration fee by July 31st, your remaining balance will be $699, for a total cost of $849.


Here's the link to pay $150 registration fee:


But wait! I am offering a very special super sale in July only! If you register by July 31st, you will pay only $699 for the entire retreat (this special price includes the $150 registration fee).


SUPER SALE $699 link:


The retreat cost includes lodging, linens (including towels), three meals per day, and all the workshops and classes offered at the retreat.

Prices will increase after July 31st.

Please note that you will be sharing a room with 1-2 other retreat participants of the same gender.

– I don’t want to share a room, what do I do?

Register ASAP. There are only 2 Private Rooms, and they go fast every year. If you are open at all to sharing a room, the retreat participants tend to be quiet, and respectful, and it’s only 2 nights! There are white noise machines in each of the rooms.

– I’ve got food allergies and / or specific food needs. Will I be hungry?

Definitely not! You’ll be in heaven. Because all food is made on site and made specifically for our group, we can accommodate almost any needs / gluten or grain free / vegan, and more). Please be in touch with me directly if you have any questions. I’d be happy to have you participate in planning the meals.

– Can I bring my spouse / family to simply stay onsite with me?

Feel free to reach out and ask about your unique circumstances, but right now, this is only possible only if each person staying on site is registered for the retreat and paying for the full retreat. Note: all beds are twin beds, the private rooms are designed for 1 person

– I feel out of shape, will I be able to keep up?

Yes, you’ve got this. The retreat will include a morning yoga class and an afternoon class, both nurturing and suitable for all fitness levels, along with walks (weather permitting). Participate as much or as little as you like, and support those who take a more vigorous approach."

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