Creative Soul: Art & Yoga Retreat

Creative Soul: Art & Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate and nourish your creative spirit during this nature infused art and yoga retreat. We will help you tap into your soul’s inherent creativity with intuitive, meditative art making and yoga practices. Each participant will make a simple book structure and fill it with meaningful art journaling using a variety of media. Inspired by our natural surroundings we’ll learn printmaking techniques, play with watercolors, write, and draw. There will be daily morning and afternoon yoga practices, nature hikes, campfires, and healthy and delicious group meals. You will leave feeling inspired, energized, and deeply nourished. There will be plenty of time for rest, reflection and enjoying the hot tubs.

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL SAVE $50 PER PERSON AT BOOKING

 

All-Inclusive Twin Glamping Pod for One Person - $975, plus taxes + fees

 

All-Inclusive Queen Glamping Pod for Two People - $1,575, plus taxes + fees

 

All Inclusive Glamping Yurt for Two People - $2,400, plus taxes + fees

Glamping Yurts can sleep up to Four People. Each additional guest adds $600, plus to taxes and fees to total.

 

25% Deposit to reserve today - remaining balance charged 30 days before your retreat!

Meet Your Hosts

Marni

Marni Sclaroff

Marni Sclaroff is an art and movement educator who brings a lifelong passion for living a creative and purposeful life to people all over the world. With over 30 years of experience in the holistic, visual and movement arts, and a Master’s Degree in Teaching Visual Arts, she is well-versed in the languages of artistry and transformation. In addition to holding 3 certifications in yoga & having received formal initiation as a practitioner of meditation, she is also a certified Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach. Her work is influenced and inspired by earth based spirituality and nature's cycles and rhythms.

In all of her offerings, you will experience the woven threads of mythology, soulful journeying, intelligent rhythmic unfolding, the power of aligned action, energetic wisdom from a deep and true lineage, embodied transmission, and a light-hearted sense of wonder and curiosity.

You can read more about Marni on her website: www.marnisclaroff.com

Jessica

Jessica Croker

Jessica Croker is an artist, yoga teacher, and mother of 6.  She has decades of experience creating transformational group learning experiences in a variety of settings whether that be in a yoga class, a teen homeschool deep dive into Shakespeare, or a family art-making workshop.  With a deep interest in the essence of what makes us human she sees creativity and movement as essential explorations in embodiment.  She has BFA in Fine Art, her 500 hour yoga certification in Shambavananda Yoga and Meditation, and is currently working toward her Masters of Art in Art Therapy with an Emphasis in Counseling.  She has seen first hand the powerful role that art plays in facilitating self-awareness and healing while working in mental health and community settings.  Whether she is guiding art-making, meditation, or movement, the goal is to approach each as a laboratory for experimentation and playful curiosity, enlarging self-awareness and expanding the capacity to act with agency in the world.

 

You can learn more about Jessica and access her yoga class archive at www.jessicacroker.com 

Retreat Experiences

Art Making
Yoga Classes
Art Journaling
Guided and Unguided Hikes
Cedar Soaking Tubs
Community Meals
Campfires & S'mores

Wellness with Nature

Resting on 150 acres, River Mountain is bordered by Sweet Root Creek, Warrior Ridge and Tussey Mountain. River Mountain's stunning spaces are designed for reflection, mindfulness, and good vibrations on your self-care journey. Creekside yoga platforms, a restored barn turned wellness space, and the calm of nature make this the ideal destination for peace and wellness.

Located just a few hours from D.C., Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, in the mountains of Pennsylvania, River Mountain is remote yet easy to access.

History

Warrior Path

Running parallel to River Mountain's eastern ridge is Warriors Path, the great Iroquois Indian highway from Six Nations country, New York, to the Catawba country in the Carolinas. The historic path along Sweet Root Creek was one of the longest and most heavily traveled land routes in eastern North America, connecting Indigenous peoples over hundreds of miles.

The Underground Railroad

Black Valley was an active route along the Underground Railroad. Local histories principally credit four, free black residents with leading the aid network in this area: Rev. John Fidler, Elias Rouse, Joseph Crawley, and James Graham. Just to the south of the River Mountain property are 13 unmarked graves of enslaved people who died traveling the route to freedom.

Accommodations

Glamping Pods

Modern Design to Align with the Body's Circadian Rhythm
Standard Glamping Pod - Sleeps 1 Guest
Located in Cabin with Other Retreat Guests
Expansive Deck with Patio Seating
Top Pod Skylights to Fall Asleep to the Stars
Bedside Windows to Nature
Nestled Among Trees, Meadow + Creek
Mountain Views of Warrior Ridge

Glamping Yurts

Two Queen Beds
Picturesque Views of Tussey Mountain
Exterior Door Opens to Meadow Views
Electricity + Heated
Bedding, Linens + Towels
Indoor, Private Full Bathrooms with Shower Nearby
Filtered Water Nearby
Fiber WiFi Internet
Fridge + Microwave Nearby

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Creative Soul: Art & Yoga Retreat

Thursday, July 18 - Sunday, July 21, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL SAVE $50 PER PERSON AT BOOKING

 

All-Inclusive Twin Glamping Pod for One Person - $975, plus taxes + fees

 

All-Inclusive Queen Glamping Pod for Two People - $1,575, plus taxes + fees

 

All Inclusive Glamping Yurt for Two People - $2,400, plus taxes + fees

Glamping Yurts can sleep up to Four People. Each additional guest adds $600, plus to taxes and fees to total.

 

25% Deposit to reserve today - remaining balance charged 30 days before your retreat!

Retreat Inclusions

All Retreat Experiences
150 Acres of Nature
Accommodations
Daily Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Access to Hot Soaking Tubs
Campfire + S'mores
Daily Housekeeping
Fresh Linens, Towels, Blankets
Fiber Internet Wi-Fi
Check-In After 3PM
Check-Out By 11AM

Retreat Policies, Payments, Deposit, and Cancellations:

DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON RETREATS. This is for the safety and wellness of the dog and other guests joining the retreat.

25% non-refundable deposit to reserve. The remaining balance is automatically charged 30 days prior to the retreat start date using the initial card on file used to make the reservation and deposit. If reserving within less than 30 days of retreat start date, the remaining balance is automatically charged within 48 hours after reservation is made.

Please note that because River Mountain retreats are limited to a small number of attendees, to allow for a more personable, intimate experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests, hosts, and us alike work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.

• All deposits are non-refundable.
• Full balance is automatically charged 30 days prior to retreat start date, unless otherwise noted.
• Cancellation requests submitted more than 30 days from retreat arrival date, non-refundable deposit due.
• Cancellation requests submitted less than 30 days from retreat arrival date, full balance is due.
• Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.

No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur. Please know that our cancellation policy is designed to mitigate damages and costs incurred to retreat hosts and River Mountain in order to maintain the retreat experience and affordability for other retreat guests. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.

For reservations or general questions

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+1 (814) 259-6580

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