A Spring Retreat with Sophie Simpson

March 31 - April 3, 2022

Your Mountain Retreat

Blue Banyan Yoga Retreat

Accessing  Vitality; a springtime exploration of pranic study, asana, ‘noticing’, and nature

Welcome in Spring 2022 by joining Sophie for three days of re-emergence & re-awakening in mind, body and spirit while surrounded by glorious mountain ridges, beautiful food and cozy accommodations.

This long weekend of breath and body practices will  focus on the symbiotic relationship between our body’s  network of energy  channels  (chakras and nadis) and the functions and mechanisms of our physical bodies (physiology).   We will explore, through active and passive yoga practices, pranayama, chanting, walking meditations and communing with nature, our ability to harness, access and manipulate our Vital Body for greater health and wellness. 

Our 3 days together will be infused with a daily deep dive into pranayama, active morning practices and passive evening practice. Each practice will be informed by a short daily lecture and Jake Miller will lead us in an afternoon of chanting and story-telling from the Hindu Pantheon.

Join Us
Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 3, 2022

All-Inclusive Retreat

Things to consider packing for afternoon  ‘down-time’ that may help keep you in the spirit of self-awareness and care: Coloring books & pencils, Journals, Walking shoes, Meaningful music, Materials for knitting and/or crafting, Note Cards for correspondence

COVID precautions: Proof of vaccination, negative PCR 3 days out, and on-site rapid test (we will provide).

Ride Sharing - contact Sophie at bluebanyan1@gmail.com


Your Host Sophie Simpson
and Blue Banyan Yoga

Sophie Simpson is the founder of Blue Banyan Yoga Studio and co-director of Blue Banyan’s School and Studio. She teaches in the Vinyasa tradition and passionately believes that everyone can find the “way-in” and benefit from the practice of yoga. In 1998, Sophie found her yoga-home at Laughing Lotus in New York City, and earned her Yoga Alliance Certification under the inspiring tutelage of Jasmine Tarkeshi and Dana Flynn in 2002. She has been teaching voraciously ever since. Sophie believes that Practice on the mat is the bridge to living Yoga off the mat.

Retreat Experiences

Yoga + Meditation
Nature + Hikes
Free Time to Explore, Connect, or Restore
Daily Community Meals
Happy Hour Toast
Campfires + S’mores

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

Early Bird Pricing - $725 PER PERSON

Glamping Pods

Modern Design to Align with the Body's Circadian Rhythm
Standard Glamping Pod - Sleeps 1 Guest
Expansive Windows
Natural Light
Nestled in the Peace of Black Valley
Epic Mountain Views of Warrior Ridge
Bedding, Linens + Towels
Located in Shared Cabin
2 Full, Private Bathrooms in Shared Cabin
Filtered Water
Fiber WiFi Internet

Glamping Tents

Early Bird Pricing - $1900 FOR TWO PEOPLE


Glamping Tent Features

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

Canvas Tipis

Early Bird Pricing - $1900 FOR TWO PEOPLE


Tipi Features

Two Queen Beds
Picturesque Views to Warrior Ridge + Warrior Path
Exterior Door Opens to Meadow Views
Electricity + Heated
Bedding, Linens + Towels
Shared Indoor Bathrooms + Showers Nearby
Filtered Water Nearby
Fiber WiFi Internet
Fridge, Freezer + Microwave Nearby

All-Inclusive Retreat

$725 PER PERSON, PLUS TAX Accommodations include a standard glamping pod for one person.

$1900 FOR TWO PEOPLE, PLUS TAX Accommodations include a private glamping tent or tipi for two people.

Included in Your Package:
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
Daily Housekeeping
Fresh Linens, Towels, Blankets + Water 
Free Parking + Fiber Internet Wi-Fi
Arrival - Thursday, March 31st from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, April 3rd at 11AM
25% non-refundable deposit to reserve. Remaining balance automatically charged March 3, 2022 or 48 hours after reservation is made if booking after March 3.

Retreat Payments, Deposit, and Cancellation Policy:

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 within 30 days of retreat start date, 50% of the balance, less deposit, will be refunded.
• Within 21 days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.
• 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.

For reservations or general questions

Give us a call or text:

+1 (814) 281-6016

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