A Sol-Nourishing Retreat

A Sol-Nourishing Retreat


Embark on a rejuvenating 3-day, 2-night retreat with A Seat on the Mat founder, Fela, nestled in the serene beauty of River Mountain. Join us in late January 2024 for an immersive experience crafted to restore, reinspire, and reconnect with the world within and around us. 

Immerse yourself in the crisp mountain air and the gentle flow of the river as we journey into self-discovery. This retreat invites you to engage your senses, cultivating a profound Sense of Self through yoga classes, therapeutic workshops, meditations, breathwork, and more. 

Let the picturesque mountain landscape set the scene as you unwind, rejuvenate, and embrace the opportunity to slow down. More than just a retreat, it's a sanctuary for self-care, introspection, and holistic well-being. 

Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just beginning your journey, A Seat on the Mat invites you to join a community of like-minded individuals seeking solace and connection. Secure your spot on this escape and gift yourself the time and space to breathe, reflect, and rediscover the magic within. 

This is a safe space for all expressions and ability levels. Please reach out with any questions 

Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28, 2024

3-Days, 2-Nights



All-Inclusive Twin 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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Felicia "Fela" Taliaferro

Felicia "Fela" Taliaferro is a Yoga Therapist, Wellness Consultant, and more. She is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of yoga. With nearly a decade of experience guiding individuals of all shapes, backgrounds, and capacities on their yoga journeys, Fela has become a beacon of healing and empowerment in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) and internationally. 

Fela's dedication to the art and science of yoga therapy is underscored by her academic achievements. She holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from the prestigious Maryland University of Integrative Health. This integrative approach to yoga therapy involves harnessing the ancient wisdom of yoga to address physical, emotional, and mental well-being, making it a potent tool for holistic healing. 

What sets Fela apart is her unwavering passion for yoga as a catalyst for healing and personal growth. She firmly believes that yoga is not just a physical practice but a profound means to navigate the intricate landscapes of our inner selves and the world around us. 

Inspired by her journey and the collective displacement experienced during the pandemic, Fela founded "Sol Session," a rooftop yoga party that is much more than just a gathering. It's a space where people can come together to move, breathe, and celebrate how far they've come on their individual and collective paths. Sol Session embodies the essence of resilience and the power of community, and it serves as a testament to Fela's commitment to fostering connection and healing through yoga. 

In a world where healing and unity are more important than ever, Fela stands as a dedicated guide and advocate, using the ancient practice of yoga to help individuals find their seats on the mat and in the world. Her journey is a testament to the power of yoga to heal, transform, and unite us all. 

Retreat Experiences

Yoga Therapy Workshops
Yoga Therapy Flows
Community Circles
Intentional Movement Sessions
Hot Yoga
Cedar Soak Tubs
Delicious Curated Meals
Plenty of other experiences await you!
Add-ons (Available to Book after Making Reservation):
1-on-1 Yoga Therapy sessions
Personal Meditation sessions

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

A Sol-Nourishing Retreat

Friday, January 26 - Sunday, January 28, 2024

4-Days, 3-Nights



All-Inclusive Twin 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

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+1 (814) 259-6580

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