A Spring Retreat with Sophie Simpson

April 13 - 16, 2023

A Mountain Retreat with Sophie Simpson


A weekend of vitality, wellness, and 'wholing' through exploration of asana, pranic study, and ‘noticing’ in nature.

Our 3 days together will dive into our body's intrinsic ability to find balance. We will explore and experience ways of accessing our innate capacity for health, vitality and overall wellness. I call this process 'wholing'.

Our time together will offer pranayama, asanas, a short lecture in the mornings, and Restorative and Yin practices in the late afternoon. Mid-day will consist of 'informal'  time ( walks to the creek, hammock hide-a-way, communing and breathing with trees, walking meditations, etc). With the date change, Sophie is excited to include Vedic Birth Chart work for each participant; determining specific suggestions for each participant's Vital Body, including individualized breath practices, color palates, and other tools for energy-boosting specifically designed for each person. Birth time, place, and date are needed. If this information in untenable Sophie can work without it without issue.

Saturday's highlight will be Jake Miller, who will join us for an afternoon of chanting and story-telling from the Hindu Pantheon.

Of course, infused throughout our time will be delicious meals (which will accommodate all dietary needs),  evening bonfires and stargazing with smores and cocktails,  and fabulous sleep with accommodations that perfectly balance luxury with nature.

This is sure to be a transformative weekend, I hope you are able to join me.
In health and wellness, sophie

Join Us
Thursday, April 13 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

All-Inclusive Retreat


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


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

All-Inclusive Retreat



Accommodations include a standard glamping pod for one person.

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, April 13 from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, April 16 at 11AM
25% non-refundable deposit to reserve. Remaining balance automatically charged March 13, 2023 or 48 hours after reservation is made if booking after March 13.

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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