Awakening the Light
Within Yoga Retreat

February 23 - 26, 2023

Awakening the Light Within Yoga Retreat

Awakened Awareness • Awakened Affirmations • Awakened Actions

Wintering is the practice of resetting and retreating as stated in Katherine May’s book, Wintering: the power of rest and retreat in difficult times, and it is also the idea of finding lodging and care during the winter. The process allows the body and mind to rest and rejuvenate in preparation for the awakening of spring. Our yoga retreat this February has been curated to encourage rest. When we rest we can heal our physical bodies, find the solutions to difficult questions, and move through the liminal space to transformation. We will use the time to focus on three main areas to create transformative change for the new year:

Awakened Awareness - changing our thoughts from negative to positive, powerful, and purposeful beliefs
Awakened Affirmations - changing our words to being more grateful, honest, and sacred
Awakened Actions - changing our minds on how we live our lives by creating systems and structures

Here is a sneak peek of what to expect:
Day 1: Thursday | check-in, introductions, ground rules, and expectations, dinner, Yoga Nidra, campfire, quiet time
Day 2: Friday | The Dawn Experience (sunrise yoga), breakfast, The Slow Down (slow flow yoga), meditation and Awakened Awareness group session (2 hours), brunch, Awakened Awareness group session continued (2 hours), downtime, The Wind Down (yin flow yoga), dinner, downtime, campfire, quiet time
Day 3: Saturday | The Dawn Experience (sunrise yoga), breakfast, The Slow Down (slow flow yoga), meditation, and Awakened Affirmations group session (2 hours), brunch, Awakened Actions group session (2 hours), downtime, Rest (restorative yoga), dinner, downtime, sound bath
Day 4: Sunday - silent meditation and journaling, sharing of visions created, brunch, checkout, photo, goodbyes

All-inclusive 4-day, 3-night retreat

Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26, 2023


Retreat Package ADD-ONS

Guided Horseback Trail Ride

- $135

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!

About Your Host


Dawn M. Rivers

Dawn began her yoga journey in 1999 when she bought a Rodney Yee VHS yoga videotape. She would practice yoga in her basement as a way to bring fitness and stress relief into her life. A couple of years later, she joined a gym and practiced yoga there until she discovered a yoga studio that became her home for almost 10 years. There she found love, acceptance, and community. In 2013, she became a 200-hour certified yoga teacher through Cleveland Yoga, and in 2019, Dawn completed her 300-hour yoga teacher training with Faith Hunter at Embrace Yoga DC. Her studio, Daybreak Yoga opened in October 2018. In addition to offering daily classes at Daybreak Yoga, Dawn hosts yoga teacher training, mindfulness and yoga workshops, collaborative projects, and a coaching academy.


Retreat Experiences

Daily Yoga 
Happy hours
Community Meals
Awakened Awareness Sessions
Outdoor Soaking Tubs
Hammock Relaxation
Much, much more!

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 Pod in Shared Cabin Features

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

Awakening the
Light Within Yoga Retreat


Standard Pod for One Guest, $777/person

February 23 - 26, 2023
Thursday - Sunday

Retreat Inclusions

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, February 23rd from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, February 26th at 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 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.

For reservations or general questions

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+1 (814) 281-6016

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