Women's Bhakti Retreat
with Brandi Radharani Bissland
Feeling called to reset your nervous system by sound healing, kirtan and asana (yoga postures)? Do you want to learn more about Bhakti (the practice of love and devotion) and learn ways to start your own personal sadhana (spiritual practice) at home? Are you feeling called to connect with like minded women in a safe environment while deepening your practice and broadening your understanding of Yoga Philosophy and Bhakti? Perhaps you just need some time away before the holiday madness amps up? If you answered yes to any of these questions this retreat is for you!
We will start our day with a yoga practice and chanting sacred mantras followed by a nourishing breakfast prepared on site. There will be time for journaling, hiking and exploring the property, or you can take your own practice to the barn during our breaks. We will also gather for a short Bhagavad Gita study throughout the weekend. There will be an opening circle the first night for a meet and greet, time to connect with each other, and go over the schedule for the next couple days.
Please know that this retreat is a Bhakti retreat and we will not be allowing meat, alcohol, or drugs. This retreat is meant to connect with your Atman (true Self) and go inward. The menu will be vegetarian and Cocktail hour will be a "Mocktail hour".
Whatever your heart, mind, body and spirit is calling for, we will answer it....together.
Massages and horseback riding available to book for your free time (not included in retreat price).
All-inclusive 4-day, 3-night retreat
RETREAT PACKAGE OPTIONS
Glamping Pod for One Person - $700
Glamping Pod & Horseback Trail Ride for One Person - $835
Glamping Pod & 60-minute Massage for One Person - $820
Glamping Pod & 60-Minute Massage & Horseback Trail Ride for One Person- $955
25% Deposit To Reserve
Remaining balance charged November 1, 2022
Retreat Package ADD-ONS
Guided Horseback Trail Ride
We’ve partnered with our friends at Horseplay Stables to give you the option of a guided horseback ride during the downtime of your retreat weekend! The $135 includes an hour and a half guided trail ride through a beautiful meadow. The stables are about 30 minutes away and we can have a shuttle service coordinated if need be. Once you’re at the stables you can stroll the property, say hello to the horses, or hang by a fire - there’s plenty to do there on top of your horseback trail ride! They offer guided rides daily at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm for up to 8 people at a time. We’ll work with them to figure out the best time during your stay!
60-Minute Full Body Massage
Enjoy your 60-minute massage therapy treatment with one of our partner massage therapists. An amazing solution for tension relief and stress reduction. A full body massage typically includes work on the face, jaw, head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, hands, hips, legs, and feet. You can decide to spend more time on certain areas than others or omit certain areas altogether, and your massage therapist will give you their recommendation of what to work on to help you reach your goals for the session. We'll work with the massage therapist and your retreat host to figure out the best time during your retreat.
Meet Your Host
Brandi Radharani Bissland
Brandi is a 500 ERYT/YACP Pittsburgh native turned Jersey girl. After practicing off and on for 20+ years Brandi made the decision in 2015 to make yoga a priority and enrolled in a 200 YTT program.
In 2020 as her Asana practice took a backseat due to the pandemic, she found and fell in love with Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion. She is heavily involved with the Bhakti community and attends regular programs that include kirtan and lectures from incredible teachers.
Students in Brandi's class will be guided in a practice focused on breath and movement. Brandi will plant seeds of Bhakti in a way that is accessible for everyone. She hopes that by serving as a yoga teacher she can make every student feel comfortable, safe, and welcome. Brandi holds a certification for Crystal Energy Healing and Holistic Tarot Card Reading and is Reiki 1 certified (with plans to do level 2 and 3). Brandi also plays the harmonium and leads a monthly community kirtan. She incorporates mantra and chanting into her classes and also offers crystal bowls and sound healing.
Brandi took her spiritual name (Diksha), Radharani, in October of 2020. In June of 2022 she became co-lead of Honor Yoga's 200 hour YTT program.
Fresh Air + Open Space
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.
Glamping Pod in Shared Cabin Features
Standard Glamping Pod, Sleeps 1 Guest
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
Women's Bhakti Retreat
$700/Person All-Inclusive Retreat
Plus Optional Horseback Ride or Massage Retreat Package Add-Ons
Pay just the 25% deposit to reserve your spot! Remaining balance charged November 1st.
November 17 - 20, 2022
Thursday - Sunday
All Retreat Experiences
Accommodations Thursday + Friday + Saturday Nights
Wellness Breakfast Friday + Saturday + Sunday
Farm Table Lunch Friday + Saturday
Community Dinner Thursday + Friday + Saturday
Campfire + S'mores
Fresh Linens, Towels, Blankets + Water
Free Parking + Fiber Internet Wi-Fi
Arrival - Thursday, November 17th from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, November 20th at 11AM
25% Non-refundable deposit to reserve. Remaining balance automatically charged October 17, 2022 or 48 hours after reservation is made if booking after October 17th.
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 more than 30 days from retreat arrival date, non-refundable deposit due.
• Cancellation requests submitted less than 30 days from retreat arrival date, full balance is due.
• Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.
No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur. 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.
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