Wild & Free Retreat

Wild & Free Retreat

Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the Allegheny Mountains, our  retreat offers a harmonious blend of ancient practices and rejuvenating experiences. Immerse yourself in daily yoga sessions, guided qigong exercises, and transformative breathwork sessions that invite deep introspection and renewal. Awaken your spirit through an ecstatic dance under the canopy of stars, connecting with the rhythm of nature and your innermost self. Share your creative gifts of music and poetry around the campfire in a warm and welcoming environment.  Surrounded by lush forests and pristine streams, this sanctuary provides the perfect backdrop for inner exploration, healing,  personal growth, and creative expression, allowing you to emerge refreshed, grounded, and empowered.

Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

 

All-Inclusive Glamping Pod for One Person - $900, plus taxes and fees

 

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

Glamping yurts have two queen beds and can sleep up to four guests.

Each additional guest adds $300, 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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April Showman

April Showman is a holistic health practitioner incorporating a variety of styles of Yoga, Thai massage, Breathwork, and Somatic Trauma healing methods into her practices. She encourages students to honor their own inner guidance and teaches them the importance of self love and compassion to create a deeper connection with the Divinity within themselves. April is a singer/songwriter, world traveler, and loves immersing herself in nature. She is excited to share in this incredible experience at River Mountain.

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Lisa Frank

Lisa Frank is a certified therapeutic breathworker and certified yoga and qigong instructor. Lisa teaches a mindful, open hearted yoga class that is appropriate for all abilities and often incorporates harmonious qigong flows. Each class begins by connecting with your breath and then synchronizing your movements with each inhale and exhale. Lisa encourages you to listen to the inner longings and yearnings of your own body and move in a way that enhances each pose for you. Connect with your inner sanctuary and surrender to the nurturing guidance of Lisa’s instruction.

Retreat Experiences

Hatha Yoga
Qigong
Ecstatic Dance
Transformational Breathwork
Creative Expression/Sharing Music & Poetry Fireside
Thai Massage during free time for additional cost - $80 for 1 hour $110 for 1.5 hours

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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Wild & Free Retreat

Thursday, July 4 - Sunday, July 7, 2024

All-Inclusive
4-Days, 3-Nights

 

All-Inclusive Glamping Pod for One Person - $900, plus taxes and fees

 

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

Glamping yurts have two queen beds and can sleep up to four guests.

Each additional guest adds $300, 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

Give us a call

+1 (814) 259-6580

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