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NOURISH YOUR BODY AND MIND
YOGA RETREAT

With Olga

September 21st through September 23rd, 2023

Join One-On-One Yoga studio owner Olga Campora for an early weekend September 21st through September 23rd (Thursday through Saturday) for an autumn “NOURISH YOUR BODY AND MIND YOGA RETREAT at the beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD. 

Experience deeper levels of relaxation than you ever imagined possible as you give yourself permission to rest, balance, restore, and tap into new sources of energy. Join Olga Campora for a nourishing three-day retreat that offers the perfect combination of revitalizing yoga postures, breathing, mindfulness practices and the profound rest of Yoga Nidra—an inspired guided meditation that transforms your whole being from tension into peaceful ease.

In this retreat, you will...

Experience deep peace

Eliminate muscular tension as well as mental and emotional stress  

Reclaim your inner radiance  

Awaken through uplifting yoga and mindfulness practices to balance your elements  

An early weekend like this allows you to get away from the daily grind of work, family, and other obligations. You have the opportunity to focus on your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Location:

 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 $90/hour.  (Appointments made and charged separately).

Registration includes 3 days/2 nights of Yoga (6 classes total), Meditation, Firesides, Relaxation, outdoor walking, companionship and great food.

No Yoga experience is required.  Register as soon as the registration date opens to guarantee your spot.

DAILY SCHEDULE

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


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2023 (ARRIVAL DAY)

3:00-4:00 PM:       Arrival

4:30-6:00 PM:       Hatha Yoga –Alignment Based Yoga Class

6:30 PM:                 Organic, home cooked dinner

8:00-9:00 PM:       EVENING PROGRAM

10:00 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 9:00 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, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2023

6:30 AM:                MORNING YOGA CLASS AND MEDITATION

8:00 AM:                Breakfast

9:00-NOON:          PROGRAM SESSION

12:30 PM:               Organic home cooked lunch


AFTERNOON: free for indoor and outdoor activities

 

4-6:30 PM              PROGRAM SESSION

6:30 PM:                 Organic, home cooked dinner

8:00 PM:                 EVENING PROGRAM

10:00 PM:               Lights out

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2023

6:30-8:00 AM:       MORNING YOGA CLASS AND MEDITATION

8:30 AM:                 Breakfast

9:30 PM:                 NOON PROGRAM SESSION AND CLOSING

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

OTHER DETAILS

Props, including yoga blankets, blocks, etc., are available free of charge on site. Bring your own yoga mat. If you own a bolster, please bring it.

Open to all levels.

Registration will open on April 5th

 

Please note (Refunds):

No refunds are possible after August 21st. $250 of your fee is considered a down payment and is non-refundable at any time, though if you find another person (same-gender, please, if in a shared room) to take your spot, we can offer a transfer of that credit once. A full payment is due by June 1st. Prices go up by $60 after June 2nd.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before the event.

  • 50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before the event.

  • 0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before the event.

Price includes two nights lodging, all meals, all lecture presentations and 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.

Cost:

$690 for shared room/shared bathroom (2 beds) [5 rooms available]

$780 for a single room/shared bathroom (limited availability) [4 rooms available]

All prices are inclusive of tax, meals, linens (including towels). 

RETREAT FAQ'S

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

Register ASAP. There are only 4 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 nurturing mobility, fascia release, walks and hikes (weather permitting) and hatha/gentle yoga. Participate as much or as little as you like, and cheer on those with a more vigorous approach than you. Start the holiday season with healthy movement.