Yoga, Meditation + Healing Retreat

October 14 - 17, 2021

Hosted by Spiritual Essence Yoga + Wellness

Get back to balance in the beauty of nature with our Yoga, Meditation & Healing Retreat at beautiful River Mountain.  The theme of our retreat is Focus on Self-Care and we will explore many ways to disconnect to reconnect - with self.  Enjoy mindfulness moments, morning and evening yoga, hiking and more!  Retreat costs include lodging, breakfast + dinner and all retreat activities.
Join us Thursday, October 14th - Sunday, October 17th.


If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please email


Hosted by Dana A. Smith

Dana A. Smith is the founder and owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga and the creative visionary behind the international YES! Yoga Has Curves movement. She is a wife, mother, certified yoga instructor, author, yoga teacher trainer, master life coach and holistic health practitioner. For almost 20 years, she has been a pioneer for inclusive yoga in the West with a simple, yet profound, message: “Yoga is for EVERYbody!”.
As the creator of Jiivana (L.I.F.E.) Yoga®, a National Yoga Alliance approved and registered yoga style, Dana guides students and teachers-in-training in a dynamic experience of yoga as a powerful tool for total life transformation. Even though she has trained nearly 300 yoga teachers since 2008, she considers herself a lifelong student and continues to seek inspiration through workshops and advanced studies. Dana’s style of teaching draws on Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Vinyasa roots with the aim to usher practitioners to live inspired, fearless and empowered every day—on and off the mat. Her work has been featured on NBC4, FOX5, The Examiner, Essence Magazine, WHUR, NPR, and Black Enterprise.
Dana loves to travel and enjoys sharing her love of yoga and the healing arts all over the world!

Retreat Experiences

Morning and Evening Yoga
Journaling and Discussions
Hammock Hang + Restore
Daily Breakfast + Dinner
Sunset Happy Hour Toasts
Evening Bonfires + 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
in Shared Cabin

Breathtaking, First-Ever, Circadian Rhythm Glamping Pods
Designed by Award-Winning Architect, GWWO
Lockable Storage
Approximately 7’ x 7’
Blackout Curtains at Entry Full-Length Window
Daily Housekeeping
Fresh Linens + Towels
2 Full, Private Shared Bathrooms
Floor to Ceiling Windows
Desk Workspace
Expansive Deck
Patio Seating
Filtered Water Station
Nespresso Coffee Maker
Nestled in Nature
Meadow Walk to Parking + Common Area


If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please email


$827 per person

Pay just a 25% deposit today to reserve your spot!
Retreat Package Includes:
All Retreat Experiences
All Meals
Breakfast Friday, Saturday + Sunday Mornings
Lunch Friday + Saturday
Community Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings
Accommodations Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night
Daily Housekeeping
Fresh Linens, Towels, Blankets + Water 
Arrival - Thursday, October 14th from 3PM - 7PM
Departure - Sunday, October 17th at 11AM
**If you're interested in attending with your partner, please contact us directly to reserve a queen-size pod.


 Deposit + Balance:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, which is applied to the total amount. The remaining balance will be charged 1 month prior to the retreat start date - September 14, 2021.

For reservations or general questions

Give us a call or text:

+1 (814) 281-6016

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