Relax & Reset Allegheny Mountain Retreat
Sleep under the stars and allow the first morning light to wake you as we relax in nature and reset our Circadian Rhythms.
The intention for this retreat is Relax & Reset. Given world and national events of the past couple years, many of us are on edge and out of our regular routines. Mental disorders are becoming commonplace, even among young people. Much of this is due to anxiety, which disrupts our sleep, which leads to even pooper mental health. We designed this retreat because we think everyone needs to take a little time out to Relax & Reset.
Our accommodations were specially designed by award-winning architecture firm GWWO to align with our bodies' natural rhythms, helping us to readjust our circadian rhythms.
Aside from our regular offerings of Vinyasa and Yin classes, our sessions will feature Yoga Nidra classes tailored to our intention of relaxing and resetting our circadian rhythms. Yoga Nidra, aside from being a deeply relaxing experience, is the perfect complement to the optimal light exposure provided by our specially designed accommodations. This is because a healthy sleep cycle depends upon three things:
Resetting our circadian rhythms with the sun: The human species was meant to work in sync with the rising and setting of the sun. This is a topic that is trending broadly in the media right now, and with good reason. Getting exposure to natural light a few minutes after waking every morning wakes up your circadian clock and tells your brain it is time to be alert and focused. It also signals the brain to know when to fall asleep that evening.
Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra mimics the sleep process and creates its own positive effects. Yoga Nidra has been scientifically shown to increase melatonin production and slow its breakdown. Thus, in the period of sleep following a Yoga Nidra session, the melatonin released will help you not only fall asleep, but stay asleep.
Optimal bedtime: Ayurveda recommends going to sleep by 10pm. This is because between 10pm and 2am is the most beneficial time for our nervous system to reap the benefits of a good night's sleep
Our retreat programming has been designed with these points in mind to help you truly Relax and Reset.
These formal sessions will be enhanced by the beauty of our surroundings. Being in nature will allow us to truly disconnect from the stresses of daily city and suburban life, allowing us to reset our psyches and relax our bodies and minds. Partaking in activities such as forest bathing, stargazing and fire gazing will allow us to truly unwind.
All-inclusive 4-day, 3-night retreat
Thursday, May 18 - Sunday, May 21, 2023
About Your Host
Certified Integrative Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 2000, Reiki Energy Healer, Ayurvedic Counselor, Integral Sound Therapy Facilitator Founder of Niyama Yoga & Wellness Studios
Nicole founded Niyama Yoga & Wellness Studios in 2007 and over the course of the past 14 years the business has expanded to three brick and mortar locations in New Jersey, Randolph & Sparta as well as Delray Beach, Florida. After 23 years of working in Corporate America, Nicole decided to pursue her true calling in the wellness industry. She has never looked back and feels honored to offer tools to others that will encourage health versus disease. All leading to true happiness.
Nicole's mission is to offer clients a life changing experience from the moment they enter this very special yoga studio in New Jersey. Nicole's belief in proper education in Yoga, Ayurveda, Sound Therapy, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Skin Care and Overall Well-Being is evident in the level of expertise each of her tribe members have. Niyama has a class A staff that is unmatched. The true meaning behind the word "Shala" is embodied at Niyama Yoga Studios: education, education, education!
Nicole is passionate about teaching and encouraging others to find their dharma or purpose not only on the mat, but in their personal lives. When you visit Niyama expect to be challenged and encouraged to explore your own dharma.
Our mission statement at Niyama is Svadhyaya, which is the Sanskrit word for Self-Study. This principle is one of the 5 Niyamas in yoga. Self-study encompasses all that you will be introduced to from the moment you enter our Shala.
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
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
Relax & Reset Retreat with Niyama Yoga
May 18 - 21, 2023
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, May 18th from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, May 21st at 11AM
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