Women’s Embodiment Retreat

Women’s Embodiment Retreat

Join us for an immersive retreat to experience a deeper connection with your own soul + divine essence while you enjoy connecting with your body to find the joy of embodiment in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains.


Imagine being in a restful state with your hands on your belly, breathing deeply, connecting inward, inviting the energy of your own soul to ripple through each and every cell in your body. Allow it to radiate + nourish you as you feel the support of being in a receptive state surrounded with an encouraging sacred circle of feminine energy. 


Here you will have the ability to choose to step away from the busyness of your day-to-day schedule, and experience yourself more conscious and embodied. You will have the chance to learn how to deepen your ability to be in a receptive state of connection with your body + soul.  Through intention, mindfulness and simple yet powerful techniques you can have the opportunity to find deeper intuition, more meaningful support from the inside out, and experience more ease and joy of being in your body + aligned with your heart & soul. 


In the retreat, we will dive into sacred ritual and embodiment practices to connect with our body + soul with conscious experiences of; the breath, gentle movement, distance energy healing, journaling, giving and receiving of mindful touch with an energetic presence, flowing creative dance expression that will move emotion and free tension while experiencing the creative sensuality of being embodied. We intend to nourish ourselves in the deepest sense by aligning with our wholeness. You will leave with practices that you can integrate to provide a grounded place of comfort, ease and for positive impact in your life and the world.


On our Women’s Embodiment Retreat we join together to show up for each other with respect, compassion and personal responsibility in a safe, relaxing and supported group. We witness, honor and celebrate our individual wisdom and creative flow so we can return home rested, renewed and restored.  


The Woman’s Embodiment Retreat is open to women and “femmes”.

Thursday, May 16 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

4-Days, 3-Nights


All-Inclusive Twin Glamping Pod for One Person - $1,050, plus taxes and fees.

Limited Queen Glamping Pods for Two People Available, $1,725, plus taxes and fees.

To confirm availability and make your reservation for a Queen Glamping Pod for Two People call (814) 259-6580 or email hannah@rivermountain.org.


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

Meet Your Host


Nikki Remic Bannon

Having been energetically aware of the world since childhood Nikki has been exploring a combination of movement, bodywork, energy healing and meditation for almost 30 years. She meets you where you are from a place of non-judgement, loving kindness, humor and desire for deep connection. She honors and is inspired by the unique essence and beauty that we all have along our paths together, and is in awe of resonance that nourishes us when we come together in shared purpose. Her grounded style and blend of experience support; growth, healing and transformation to ripple out into the world for the evolution of her clients and humanity.

Nikki leads individuals and groups from a place of deep intuition, spiritual alignment and compassion for their own inner wisdom to unfold. While holding space to connect, in a body- centered approach, she creates the opportunity to align with the essence for transformation and healing to occur from the inside out.

Nikki is the Founder and a Practitioner of a multi award winning wellness spa, the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing. She has studied a variety of modalities to support women’s health as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Advanced Cellular Expansion & Healing Practitioner alongside with her trainings to facilitate Awakening Women’s Temple Groups, EmbodiYoga and Journey Dance. She cultivates a blend of these experiences for others to share in connection and step away from the “busy”ness and burn out of modern life. Nikki guides clients and groups to shift into states of spacious, yet grounded, peace, ease and flow for deeper intuition to unfold naturally. Her mindful presence and capacity for holding space guides; coming back to a relationship of love with the body as a gateway to sensing, having a deeper inner experience of spiritual connection, and an openness/invitation/allowing of an expanded state of embodiment.

Retreat Experiences

Mindful Silent Continental Breakfast
Morning Gentle Movement + Intentions + Meditation
Guided River Mountain Hike
Picnic Lunch
Mid-Day Embodiment Dance
Connecting to Self in Nature: Journal, Nap, Read, Hike, Forest Bathing
Soak in a Hot Natural Spring Fed Tub
Group Distance Healing & Hammock Hang
Social Happy Hour + Chair Massages
Community Dinner
Women's Sacred Circle
Stargazing Stroll
Campfire - Stories + Sharing + Letting Go
Quiet Time + Rest
One Included Outdoor Massage Session
Optional Full Body Massages Available

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

Circadian Rhythm Design

Designed by award-winning architecture firm GWWO in Baltimore, our circadian rhythm cabins align with the body's natural rhythms -- helping reduce stress, enhance creativity, and increase connection to the natural environment.

Women’s Embodiment Retreat

THURSDAY, May 16 - sunday, may 19, 2024

4-Days, 3-Nights


All-Inclusive Twin Glamping Pod for One Person - $1,050, plus taxes and fees.

Limited Queen Glamping Pods for Two People Available, $1,725, plus taxes and fees.

To confirm availability and make your reservation for a Queen Glamping Pod for Two People call (814) 259-6580 or email hannah@rivermountain.org.


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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