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Winter Rest: Restorative Yoga Retreat (Sunday to Tuesday)

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Sunday, January 29 to
Tuesday, January 30, 2023

Blue Mountain Retreat Center 1032 Hoffmaster Rd, Knoxville, MD

Winter rest, from the German winterruhe, is when plants and animals reduce their activity in the cold months in order to be productive in the spring. It’s nature’s proof to us that rest is not simply laziness but a necessity. This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on your past years’ accomplishments and to renew your body and mind with deep rest in preparation for what is to come. 

The main focus of the weekend is Restorative Yoga. In addition, you have options for more active all levels Hatha Yoga, hiking or leisurely walking, massage, quiet time, reading, napping, knitting, drawing, socializing with good company... whatever you need most!

You are welcome to participate in as much or as little as you like. Activities are suitable for students of all levels and abilities. Above all, no yoga or meditation experience is necessary.

Location & Accommodations

Blue Mountain Retreat Center is a homelike eco-friendly retreat center situated in a small rural community in the hills near Harper’s Ferry, just 65 miles away from DC. The 27-acre property is also home to Tiny Haven

The 9 bedrooms in the retreat center rooms have access to the center's three bathrooms. Rooms have one to four twin-size European-style platform beds and high quality mattresses. The large shared common rooms have large dining tables and cozy nooks to curl up with a book or some knitting between the yoga sessions.

Retreat center owner Beth Ehrhardt prepared delicious organic vegan meals. Cheese, yogurt, milk, and fresh eggs (from the retreat center's chickens "The Bucky Ladies") are available. All meals include gluten-free options.

COVID Precautions

Proof of COVID vaccine is required to attend this retreat.

Proof of a negative COVID home test taken on Sunday, January 29 must be provided via email prior to arrival.

Retreat Schedule


4-6:30 pm arrival and check in
6:30 pm dinner
8–9:30 pm Restorative Yoga


Note: breakfast is self-serve; available at any time
8–9 am all levels Hatha Yoga
10:30 am–12 pm Restorative Yoga
12:30 pm lunch and free time
5–6:30 pm Restorative Yoga
6:30 pm dinner and free time


Note: breakfast is self-serve; available at any time
8–9 am all levels Hatha Yoga
10:30 am–12 pm Restorative Yoga
12:30 pm lunch and departure


Massage appointments are available throughout the retreat.


Cost includes Sunday and Monday night stay, 6 meals, and all yoga sessions.

Private Room – $359 per person

Massage – $95 per hour

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