Winter Rest: Restorative Yoga Retreat


Friday, January 28 to
Sunday, January 30, 2022
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 schedule includes a warming active asana with slow gentle yoga sessions, lots of Restorative Yoga, optional massage, delicious nourishing meals, and free time for quiet reflections, reading, knitting, drawing, sleeping, whatever you need!


This retreat is suitable for students of all levels and abilities. 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

UPDATED 1/1/22


The following are requirements to attend this retreat:

-Proof of COVID vaccine

-Negative at-home test or negative same-day PCR test administered on Friday, January 28

-Mask in all public spaces at the retreat center, including in the yoga room

Retreat Schedule


4-6:30 pm arrival and check in
6:30 pm dinner
8–9 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 weekend.


Cost includes Friday and Saturday night stay, 6 meals, and all yoga sessions.

Private Room – $585 per person

Shared room for 2 – $427 per person (if you do not indicate a roommate during registration, one will be assigned)

Shared room for 3 - $407 per person (if you don't indicate roommates, they will be assigned)

Massage – $85 per hour

Registration for this retreat is closed. 

Restorative Yoga Retreat Cancellation and Payment Policies

Should you be unable to attend the retreat, your cancellation request must be received in writing via email to at least 30 days prior to the start of the retreat in order to receive a refund. Cancellation requests received after 30 days prior but before 14 days prior to the retreat start may be eligible for a credit towards a future retreat. This credit expires after 6 months. Cancellation requests received within 14 days prior to the retreat are not eligible for refunds or credits. Paid registrations are transferable to another individual at any time and are not subject to administrative fees. All refunds and credits are subject to a $50 non-refundable administrative fee.

Cancellation and Payment Policy

Cancellations and refunds for this summer Restorative Yoga retreat, less $50 administrative fee, are available until 14 days before the start of the retreat. After that date, refunds are granted to individuals who show proof of positive COVID test or other documentation of illness. Paid registrations are transferrable to another individual at any time and are not subject to administrative fees.

Liability Waiver

I am aware that some yoga practices require physical exertion that may be strenuous, and participation in yoga may result in accident or injury. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in the yoga classes offered by Tara Lemerise Yoga/Tara Lemerise. I assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in class. By signing, I agree to release from all liability and to hold harmless Tara Lemerise/Tara Lemerise Yoga and its owners, officers, employees and agents from any claim, including but not limited to claims for property damage, personal injury, death or loss of any kind arising out of yoga classes. My heirs and legal representatives also forever release Tara Lemerise/ Tara Lemerise Yoga from all liability.