An Awakening Yoga Retreat

May 5 - 8, 2022

An Awakening Yoga Retreat

with Azi Tavassoli and Gaia Balbi
Thursday, May 5th – Sunday, May 8th

The only ask is that you SHOW UP, BE WILLING, and let yourself BLOSSOM!

In this 4-day/3-night retreat, Azi and Gaia will guide you into the perfect blend of yoga, healing experiences, mindful hiking, self-exploration, soul connection, and nurturing foods that will allow you to breathe, relax, reset, heal, and re-connect with your true self.

Find the support you need to retreat within yourself as you allow the healing nature of River Mountain Resort and the powerful practices and experiences to help YOU blossom into the best version of YOURSELF.

All-Inclusive Retreat
3 Night Retreat

TOTAL INVESTMENT $1,200 PER PERSON, PLUS TAX Accommodations include a standard glamping pod for one person.

Space is Limited

Meet Your Hosts

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Azi Tavassoli & Gaia Balbi
Headshot Azi

Azi's desire to help people heal and realize their self-worth is deeply rooted in her childhood. As a child, she dreamt of having a place of healing where she could host people and share her many blessings with them. Later in life, she discovered an ancient teaching which allowed her to connect with her childhood calling. Everything came to fruition after she completed a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation. She decided to leave her high stress career and to dedicate her life to the path of yoga and meditation. Azi's vision for Easy Day Yoga was drawn from her professional background in Psychology, French, and Persian literature. It's her belief that one is a yogi not just on the mat, but that mindful practice of yoga must be integrated off the mat and into our daily lives.

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Gaia is a Yoga Healer who shares the wisdom of the Yoga tradition with the intention to heal and awaken herself and the sincere practitioners to the truth of who we are so we can create the live we are longing to experience. She is a 500-hour certified master Yoga and meditation teacher, energy healing practitioner, End of Life Doula, regressionist, and overall Spiritual guide who believes in the importance of a wholistic approach to self-care and healing. Gaia’s Yoga journey began 15 years ago practicing Bikram, Ashtanga and Baptiste Yoga. In 2012 she took her first 200 hours teacher training and from there many more trainings including Vinyasa, Bhakti flow and Yin Yoga. Her spiritual path took her to Rishikesh, India, the birth place of Yoga where she completed her advanced 300 hours teacher training and her Master certification in the Himalayan Kundalini tradition and Tantric practices where she had a true spiritual awakening. The potency of the practices of this tradition awakened a calling within her to share them beyond the mat. That is when she became an End of life Doula, an energy healer, and a regressionist. As she devotes herself to the healing path of evolution, within herself continues to grow a deeper desire to share the supreme practices of the Yoga tradition for the healing and evolution of the collective.

“Healing is not what I do, but who I am.”
-Gaia Balbi

What to expect?


Invigorating vinyasa classes, restorative journeys, breath practices, kriya, and meditation to enliven your deserving power and inner vitality.

Healing experiences to process the traumas of current times.

Group activities to discover space for rejuvenation, reflection, and connection with Mother nature.

Ignition of the fires of joy, healing, and nourishment of body, mind, and soul.

Cultivation of silence to activate your inner compass to guide you through life.

Foster deep connection with a mindful and conscious community for support both on and off the mat.

Intention setting for guidance beyond the retreat.

Wisdom talks to awaken your Soul and leave with more clarity and a sense of purpose.

Tools and practices for mindful living.

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 Pods

Standard Glamping Pod, Sleeps 1 Guest
Outdoor Patio
Mountain Views of Warrior Ridge
Fridge + Microwave
Filtered Water
Fiber WiFi Internet
ENO Hammocks
Bedding, Linens + Towels
Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel


All-Inclusive Retreat
3 Night Retreat

TOTAL INVESTMENT $1,200 PER PERSON, PLUS TAX Accommodations include a standard glamping pod for one person.

Space is Limited

Included in Your Retreat Package:

Morning Meditation.
Daily Yoga practice.
One Shamanic Healing Journey.
A Workshop for Mindful living.
Three amazing fresh and seasonal focused breakfasts.
Three lunches – ready to satisfy all appetites.
Three nourishing dinners shared together, prepared with respect and care.
Mindful Hikes.
Opening and closing ceremonies.
Daily Housekeeping

Fresh Linens, Towels, Blankets + Water
Free Parking + Fiber Internet Wi-Fi

Arrival - Thursday, May 5th from 3PM - 5PM
Departure - Sunday, May 8th at 11AM

25% Non-Refundable Deposit to Reserve Your Spot
Remaining balance automatically charged April 15, 2022. If the reservation is made after April 15th, the full balance will be charged within 48 hours of reservation date.

What's Not Included in Your Retreat Package:

Travel costs to the retreat.
Gratuities (for services provided if you feel they deserve it).
Your shopping and additional purchases.
Personal, medical, or trip cancellation insurance.
Personal Expenditures.

Retreat Payments, Deposit, and Cancellation Policy:

25% non-refundable deposit to reserve. The remaining balance is automatically charged 20 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 20 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 payments are non-refundable.
• Full balance is automatically charged 20 days prior to retreat start date, unless otherwise noted.

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.

For reservations or general questions

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+1 (814) 281-6016

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