Join One-On-One Yoga studio owner Olga Campora for an early weekend November 14th through 16th, 2019 (Thursday through Saturday) for a pre-Thanksgiving yoga retreat at the beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD. Employing a combination of yoga, meditation, firesides, journaling, and other exercises, Olga will help you clarify where you are in your current journey through life – and where your next step may take you, as you learn how to think from a place of abundance.
An early weekend like this allows you to get away from the daily grind of work, family, and other obligations. You have the opportunity to focus on your well-being, and start to ask and answer important questions in life.
The Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center
Blue Mountain is convenient to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD – about 75 minutes total driving time – yet, after you arrive and settle in, you will feel like you have been transported to the middle of the forest. The secret is the 27 acres of mostly wooded land, just a mile downhill to the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and the C & O Canal. The surrounding woods and water make for a peaceful winter getaway.
If the weather cooperates, you can take a hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail or go next door for a horseback ride. Cozy up to one of the fireplaces, or connect with Blue Mountain owner Beth Ehrhardt, a licensed massage therapist, for some relaxing body work.
The retreat center shares 27 acres of property with Ehrhardt Organic Farm, which has been selling high quality, organic berries, vegetables, herbs and flowers to restaurants, at farmer’s markets and through their CSA (community-supported agriculture) since 1981. Beth prepares delicious, organic home-cooked meals, sourced from her farm as much as possible, to retreat participants. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
Therapeutic massage appointments are available on-site by a licensed massage therapist upon request. Massage cost is $80/hour. (Appointments made and charged separately).
Registration includes 3 days/2 nights of Yoga (6 classes total), Meditation, Firesides, Relaxation, outdoor walking, companionship and great food.
No Yoga experience is required. Register as soon as the registration date opens to guarantee your spot.
The daily schedule shows what the rhythm of your stay will be like. Besides doing yoga, meditation and participating in firesides, you will have plenty of time to enjoy meals, nature walks and companionship.
ARRIVAL DAY- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM: Arrival
4:30 – 6:00 PM: Hatha Yoga –Alignment Based /Hips and Lower Back
6:30 PM: Organic, home cooked dinner
8:00-9:00 PM: Fireside (Place: The Living Room (gathering by the fireplace – an evening lecture and meditation with Olga, part #1, Setting Intention)
10:00 PM: Lights out/ quiet time
Evening sessions will start when dinner clean-up is done. We ask that you respect quiet time in the bedroom after 9:00 PM, and if conversing in the living room/kitchen area, please keep your voices down so as not to disturb people in nearby rooms.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019
6:30 AM: SPINE AWAKENING YOGA CLASS (yoga room)
8:00 AM: Breakfast
10:00-NOON:- YOGA – HOW ARE THE PSOAS CONNECTED TO EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING (yoga class)
12:30 PM: Organic home cooked lunch
AFTERNOON: free for indoor and outdoor activities
4-6 PM: Yin Yoga/Restorative Class
6:30 PM: Organic, home cooked dinner
8:00 PM: Evening Fireside#2 ending with Meditation, Part 2 (The Living Room)
10:00 PM: Lights out
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th, 2019
6:30-8:00 AM: Full Body Tune Up and Navel Strengthening Yoga Practice
8:30 AM: Breakfast
9:30 – 10:15 AM: "Why Have A Daily Yoga Practice" Lecture – (The Living Room). Daily yoga practice is one of the most powerful and effective ways to strengthen the body, mind and spirit. Join Olga in this candid discussion about the joys (and challenges) of cultivating a personal, devotional practice each day.
10:30–NOON: ”Gratitude and Abundance Yoga Class and Meditation” (Closing Session)
12:30 PM: Lunch, clean up, pack up, departure after lunch
Props, including yoga blankets, blocks, etc., are available free of charge on site. Bring your own yoga mat. If you own a bolster, please bring it.
Open to all levels.
Registration will open June 7th!
Please note (Refunds):
No refunds are possible after October 14th. $150 of your fee is considered a down payment and is non-refundable at any time, though if you find another person (same-gender, please, if in a shared room) to take your spot, we can offer a transfer of that credit once. A full payment is due by September 1st. Prices go up by $50 after September 1st, 2019.
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
Price includes two nights lodging, all meals and classes. Lodging -fresh bed linens, quilts and towels are provided. You will sleep on ultra-comfortable European-style platform twin beds with high quality mattresses.
$450 for shared room/shared bathroom (3 beds)
$500 for shared room/shared bathroom (2 beds) (limited availability)
$525 for a single room/shared bathroom (limited availability)
$550 for a single room and a private bathroom (limited availability)
Payment is by check within 5 days of order placement. All prices are inclusive of tax, meals, linens (including towels).
Email us to register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
– I don’t want to share a room, what do I do?
Register ASAP. There are only two Private Rooms, and they go fast every year. If you are open at all to sharing a room, the retreat participants tend to be quiet, and respectful, and it’s only 2 nights! There are white noise machines in each of the rooms.
– I’ve got food allergies and / or specific food needs. Will I be hungry?
Definitely not! You’ll be in heaven. Because all food is made on site and made specifically for our group, we can accommodate almost any needs / gluten or grain free / vegan, and more). Please be in touch with me directly if you have any questions. I’d be happy to have you participate in planning the meals.
– Can I bring my spouse / family to simply stay onsite with me?
Feel free to reach out and ask about your unique circumstances, but right now, this is only possible only if each person staying on site is registered for the retreat and paying for the full retreat. Note: all beds are twin beds, the private rooms are designed for 1 person.
– I feel out of shape, will I be able to keep up?
Yes, you’ve got this. The retreat will include nurturing mobility, fascia release, walks and hikes (weather permitting) and some vigorous and gentle yoga. Participate as much or as little as you like, and cheer on those with more vigorous approach than you. Start the holiday season with healthy movement.
Sneak peak of the retreat center: