Grounding Within Retreat

Grounding Within Retreat

Give yourself permission to unplug, unwind and reconnect with your empowered energy in this 3 night getaway designed to restore your connection within. This long weekend will offer curated opportunities to slow down, reset and ground your energy through movement, journaling, meditation, earthing and hiking, and quality time with quality people. While these activities may draw you in, ultimately this retreat is about you and your needs. Be unabashedly you and embrace the amazing being you are! You are invited to take what you need and leave what you don’t throughout our time together, allowing what is to be without judgment.

Thursday, September 12 - Sunday, September 15, 2024

4-Days, 3-Nights


All-Inclusive Glamping Pod for One Person - $795, plus taxes and fees.


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

Meet Your Host

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Kirsten Shabanowitz

Kirsten was introduced to yoga in 2005 while suffering from a knee injury and was empowered to learn that every body can practice yoga. This initial realization shapes the way Kirsten teaches today. She has been practicing yoga consistently since 2014 and felt called to complete her 200-hour teacher training in 2021. She has since become certified as a meditation teacher as well as a postnatal teacher and uses this knowledge to offer safe and supportive spaces for community and connection to be cultivated both on and off the mat.

By deepening her understanding of this ancient practice, Kirsten’s goal is to not only teach you an asana practice, but also how to apply yoga to your daily life in a way that makes sense for you. Whether we are moving, meditating, breathing, journaling or getting out in nature, it is all a part of yoga and can provide our minds with a sense of calm and clarity through regular practice and awareness. Each practice and practitioner inspires Kirsten to be mindfully present and to maintain a beginner’s mindset, continuously learning and teaching cohesively.

When Kirsten is not teaching yoga in her community with her company Kiss of Yoga LLC, you will find her connecting in nature on hikes with her family and yellow lab or gardening in her backyard. She also loves creating opportunities to empower women to support each other in authentic ways, offering space for healing and connection when it is needed most.

Retreat Experiences

Guided Meditations

Morning and Evening Asana Practices

Honey and Hive Tour

Community Meals

Curated Daily Journal Prompts

Time for Quiet Reflection/Reading/Journaling

Hot Springs Soaking Tubs

Intentional Connection to the Grounding Energy of the Earth Through Hikes/Outdoor Time

Embrace Joy, Laughter and Playfulness

+ More

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.


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.


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

Grounding Within Retreat

Thursday, September 12 - Sunday, September 15, 2024

4-Days, 3-Nights


All-Inclusive Glamping Pod for One Person - $795, plus taxes and fees.


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

Retreat Inclusions:

All Retreat Experiences
150 Acres of Nature
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 61 days or more before the retreat start date, 50% of the total is due.
• Within 60 days of your retreat: full balance due, sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.

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

Give us a call

+1 (814) 259-6580

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