Making Space: A Summer Retreat

Making Space: A Summer Retreat

I’m honored to invite you to our third Making Space Summer Retreat at River Mountain. This year we make space for resilience. It may be easy to be patient and optimistic when we are well rested and getting along with family, but somehow the challenges come in numbers and many things are out of our control. How can we make space around the overwhelm to show up for ourselves, for those we care about and for this world? How can we show up when there is nothing we can “do”? We’ll use yoga, breathwork, mediation, laughs, hikes and good food to nourish our minds and bodies and play with these challenges. I hope for all to leave our weekend knowing that our everyday thoughts and actions can be a value added for this world. Much love! - Serafina

Thursday, August 8 - Sunday, August 11, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

All-Inclusive Twin Glamping Pod for One Person - $745, plus taxes and fees.

All-Inclusive Glamping Yurt for Two People - $1,940, plus taxes and fees.

 

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

Meet Your Hosts

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Serafina came to yoga looking for a workout; what she found was a transformation not just in body but in mind and spirit. Her practice unveiled a personal strength, an inherent intuition that guided her through hardships and set her on a path to be the healthy and happy person that she always knew she was. Her path continues to reveal that she loves to share, she loves to teach and she wants to help others discover the best versions of themselves through the discipline of a yoga practice.

Serafina is a E-RYT500 yoga instructor and has completed additional trainings in pranayama, trauma informed practices, meditation, anatomy & physiology, and restorative yoga. She love to learn and completes trainings regularly. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and nanny to her nephews Paul and Rocco.

Sample Itinerary

THURSDAY

3pm Check-In
4:30-6pm Welcome, Movement and Leather Journal Making @ Barn
6pm Dinner @ Old Log Cabin
7:30pm Campfire + S'mores @ Cabin Fire Pit

FRIDAY

8am Yoga @ Greenhouse
9:30am Rise & Shine Continental Breakfast @ Old Log Cabin
10:30am Forest Bathing Hike with Alicia Broudy @ Meet at Main Lodge
12pm Lunch @ Old Log Cabin
Optional Chair Massages @ Cabin Deck
4:30-6pm Yoga and Sound Healing @ Barn
6pm Dinner @ Old Log Cabin
7:30pm Campfire + S'mores @ Cabin Fire Pit

SATURDAY

8am Yoga @ Greenhouse
9:30am Rise & Shine Continental Breakfast @ Old Log Cabin
10:30am Cleansing Stick and Herbal Facial Tea Making Workshop @ Barn
12pm Lunch @ Old Log Cabin
1pm Honey + Hive Tour @ Old Log Cabin
Optional Chair Massages @ Cabin Deck
4:30-6pm Yoga and Meditation @ Barn
6pm Dinner + Social @ Old Log Cabin
7:30pm Stargazing + Campfire + S'mores @ Cabin Fire Pit

SUNDAY

8-9:15am Yoga @ Greenhouse
9:30am Rise & Shine Continental Breakfast @ Old Log Cabin
Farewell + Photos
11am Depart

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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Making Space: A Summer Retreat

Thursday, August 8 - sunday, August 11, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

 

All-Inclusive Twin Glamping Pod for One Person - $745, plus taxes and fees.

All-Inclusive Glamping Yurt for Two People - $1,940, 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
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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