Joint Care & Conscious Rest:
A Yin & Restorative Yoga Retreat

May 30 - June 2, 2024

Joint Care & Conscious Rest

A Yin and Restorative Yoga Retreat

Join Machelle Lee and Tara Lemerise for this 4-day/3-night retreat dedicated to progressive and profound relaxation. Folks frequently think that Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga are the same thing because they both offer qualities of restoration for the body/psyche. In this immersive retreat, you will experience in your own body the differences and unique gifts that these two practices have to offer.

Machelle will guide you through Yin Yoga practices designed for the support of the joints, ligaments, and fascia of the low back, spine, shoulders, hips, sacrum and knees. She will explain the benefits of the practice, read meditative texts for your contemplation, and offer you myths and stories as you practice.

In Tara's Restorative Yoga sessions, you will be guided through the skillful arrangement of props in completely passive poses. Instead of asking your body and mind to do more, Tara's sessions of Restorative Yoga will quiet your nervous system and your mind, allowing you to release deeply held tension and positioning you to receive.

The combination Yin and Restorative Yoga led by these expert teachers on this retreat will leave you feeling supported, cared for, and deeply rested.

This retreat also includes optional rise and shine flow practices, hiking, campfires & s'mores, stargazing, and more!

All-inclusive 4-day, 3-night retreat

Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, JUNE 2

About Your Hosts

Tara Lemerise & Machelle Lee

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Tara Lemerise has been teaching yoga philosophy, movement, and meditation since 2005. Students like Tara's teaching because it is dogma-free authenticity in harmony with honor for tradition and inspired by relatable stories rooted in yoga tradition that are relevant to everyday life. From vinyasa flow to Restorative Yoga, Tara offers yoga practices full of joy and compassion. She sees herself as a well-travelled guide, not an authoritarian who promises all of the right answers. Instead, Tara is all about helping you feel empowered and fortified, even when - or especially when! - you are lying around on a pile of props. Learn more at

Machelle Lee has 30 years of experience as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, childbirth educator, and lecturer. She holds a Masters Degree in Mythology and Depth Psychology and earned a 300 hour advanced certification in yoga psychology. Committed to serving students in a way that best fits their unique abilities and anatomic structure, Machelle teaches Yin Yoga in a way that synthesizes yogic teachings with modern scientific research on tissue rehabilitation, traditional medicines, psychology and sprinkles in rich imagery through poetry. This approach to the whole person aids one in feeling and understanding the body-mind connection both somatically and intellectually, facilitating a creative and grounded approach to self-development. Learn more at

Retreat Experiences

Rise & Shine Flow Yoga Classes
Community Meals
Free time to explore, play or relax
Happy Hours
Restorative/Yin Yoga Class
Campfire + S’mores
+ More Surprises!


Glamping Pods

Glamping Pod in Shared Cabin Features

Standard Glamping Pod, Sleeps 1 Guest
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


Glamping Tent Features

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

Tents in the Trees


Tent in the trees features

Two Queen Beds
Hang + Relax Among the Trees
Exterior Door Opens to Tranquil Forest
Located Near Main Lodge + Common Gathering Spaces
Bedding, Linens + Towels
Indoor, Private Full Bathrooms with Shower Nearby
Filtered Water Nearby
Fiber WiFi Internet
Fridge + Microwave Nearby

Joint Care & Conscious Rest:
A Yin & Restorative Yoga Retreat 

Individual Glamping Pod for One Guest:


Glamping Yurt or Tent in the Trees for Two Guests:


Glamping Yurt and Tents in the Trees have two queen bed and can sleep one to four guests, but are typically sold for two guests to share. If you would like to reserve a Yurt or Tent for yourself or for more than two guests, send to adjust your rate. Early Bird Rates: 1 person, $1480. 2 people, $2060. 3 people, $2640. 4 people, $3220.

Pay just the 25% deposit to reserve your spot!

Remaining Balance Charged 30 Days Prior to Retreat Arrival, April 30th, 2024.

May 30 - JUNE 2, 2024
Thursday - Sunday

Retreat Inclusions

All Retreat Experiences
Accommodations Thursday + Friday + Saturday Nights
Wellness Breakfast Friday + Saturday + Sunday
Farm Table Lunch Friday + Saturday
Community Dinner Thursday + Friday + Saturday
Campfire + S'mores
Daily Housekeeping
Fresh Linens, Towels, Blankets + Water
Free Parking + Fiber Internet Wi-Fi
Arrival - Thursday, May 30th from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, June 2nd at 11AM

25% Non-refundable deposit to reserve. Remaining balance automatically charged April 30, 2024 or 48 hours after reservation is made if booking after April 30th.

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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