Living Deeply: A Retreat for Self-Compassion

Living Deeply: A Retreat for Self-Compassion

Join Jackie Austin, ERYT200, and Denise Adams, LCPC for a transformative weekend set amidst the stunning backdrop of River Mountain; this retreat invites participants to explore self-compassion practices while reconnecting with nature.

Throughout the weekend, you'll have the opportunity to relax and reconnect through a variety of activities designed to nourish your body, mind, and soul. Start your mornings with meditation and gentle yoga sessions, allowing you to cultivate mindfulness and open your heart to self-compassion. Guided meditation and yin yoga sessions provide moments of introspection, fostering inner peace and self-awareness. Capture your thoughts and reflections during self-compassion sessions to foster resilience and clarity. Engage in evening restorative yoga to deeply relax and restore balance to your being.

Hikes through scenic trails along Sweet Root Creek offer opportunities for reflection amidst nature's beauty. Luxurious glamping accommodations, spring-fed tubs, and treetop hammocks provide spaces for rest and rejuvenation. Wholesome, nourishing meals promote vitality and wellness from within. Gatherings around the fire under the starlit sky inspire awe and a sense of interconnectedness.

Leave River Mountain feeling refreshed and equipped with the self-compassion tools to tackle life's stressors and live your deepest, most fulfilling life

Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

 

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: BOOK BY JUNE 1ST TO SAVE $100/PERSON

 

All-Inclusive Glamping Pod for One Person - $825, plus taxes and fees

 

All-Inclusive Glamping Yurt for Two People - $2,100, plus taxes and fees

Glamping Yurts each have two queen beds and can sleep up to Four People.

Each additional guest adds $450, plus taxes and fees to the total cost.

 

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

Meet Your Hosts

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Jackie Austin

Jackie Austin, MS Ed., ERYT 200, is an educator who first dabbled in yoga as part of an after work wellness program. After a health scare, her doctor recommended a consistent yoga practice as a way to mitigate the effects of stress, anxiety and depression on her body. Jackie committed to deepening her practice by attending classes weekly, and found her sanctuary. A recovering “type A” personality, she has discovered the importance of rest and stillness to complement life.
Jackie’s training includes a focus on the science of yoga and mindfulness, trauma and restorative practices. Jackie is drawn to gentle hatha, yin and restorative practices as a way to balance the need for movement and rest. She believes a balanced practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation can help one to be healthy, strong and content. Jackie is also a Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator (CWMF) with Mindful Leader using the principles and science of mindfulness to facilitate workplace wellbeing.
As a certificated science educator for over 23 years, Jackie is dedicated to learning and growing. She focuses on creating an inclusive space where ALL bodies are welcome and participants learn from and with each other. She enjoys incorporating poetry, nature, and sound to complement the themes of her classes.

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Denise Adams

Denise Adams, MS, NCC, LCPC, founder of Adams Counseling Services, is excited to walk beside and guide you on the transformative journey awaiting you at "Living Deeply: A Retreat for Self-Compassion." With a rich background in trauma recovery and mindfulness practices, Denise brings a wealth of experience and a nurturing spirit to her role.
Specializing in supporting survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, anxiety, and depression, Denise provides a safe haven for healing and growth. Drawing from her 17 years as a school counselor and special educator, Denise offers a unique perspective to her work, blending expertise with empathy.
In her practice, Denise has empowered numerous individuals to overcome challenges such as Anxiety, PTSD, depression, and ADHD with her eclectic approach to therapy including, CPT, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness. Her commitment to personal growth extends beyond her private practice, as she serves as a clinical supervisor for new therapists, ensuring her impact reaches far and wide.
With a focus on collaboration, empathy, and authenticity, Denise invites you to this journey of self-discovery and well-being. Let her expertise and compassionate guidance support you as you navigate towards living your best life.

Retreat Experiences

Yoga- Gentle, Yin, and Restorative
Meditation and Journaling
Time to Rest, Relax, and Restore
Self-Compassion Activities
Optional Honey + Hive Tour Add-On
Nature Hikes
Soak in a hot, natural spring fed tub
Social Happy Hour
Community Meals
Stargazing
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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Living Deeply: A Retreat for Self-Compassion

Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

 

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: BOOK BY JUNE 1ST TO SAVE $100/PERSON

 

All-Inclusive Glamping Pod for One Person - $825, plus taxes and fees

 

All-Inclusive Glamping Yurt for Two People - $2,100, plus taxes and fees

Glamping Yurts each have two queen beds and can sleep up to Four People.

Each additional guest adds $450, plus taxes and fees to the total cost.

 

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 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

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+1 (814) 259-6580

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