Midsummer Ease: Restorative Yoga Retreat

Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blue Mountain Retreat Center
1032 Hoffmaster Rd, Knoxville, MD

Escape the heat of the city and the demands of your routine to the serenity of this summer weekend devoted to the most deeply relaxing yoga practices. Quiet your mind, soothe your nervous system, release deeply held tension, and unlock your body’s potential for healing. The schedule includes gentle active yoga practice, restorative yoga poses, and iRest® guided meditation, plus optional massages, delicious food, and good company.

This retreat is suitable for students of all levels and abilities. No yoga or meditation experience is necessary.

Restorative yoga and active asana practices are led by Tara Lemerise and iRest is led by special guest instructor, Susan Timmons Marks.

Location & Accommodations

Blue Mountain Retreat Center is a homelike eco-friendly retreat center is situated on 27 acres of property in a small rural community in the hills near Harper’s Ferry. This welcoming escape from the hustle of everyday life in the city feels worlds away even though it is located just 65 miles outside of DC.

Nine bedrooms provide available accommodations options for a private room, shared room for 2, or shared room for 3 or 4. All rooms have access to the center’s three shared hall bathrooms. The cozy rooms have twin-size European-style platform beds and high quality mattresses for a simple but very comfortable stay.

Delicious organic vegan home-cooked meals are prepared by retreat center owner Beth Ehrhardt. Cheese, yogurt, and milk are available and most meal options are gluten-free.

Retreat Schedule


3 pm – 6 pm arrival and check in
6 pm dinner
7:30 – 9 pm gentle yoga, restorative yoga, and iRest®


note: breakfast is self-serve; available at any time
9:30 – 11:30 am restorative yoga stations and iRest®
12 pm lunch and free time
4-6 pm gentle yoga, restorative yoga stations, and iRest®
6 pm dinner and free time


note: breakfast is self-serve; available at any time
9:30 – 11:30 am gentle yoga, restorative yoga stations, and iRest®
12 pm lunch and departure

Massage appointments are available throughout the weekend.


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

*This retreat is SOLD OUT*

Shared room for 3 or 4 with shared hall bathroom – $425 per person

Shared room for 2 with shared hall bathroom – $475 per person

Private Room – $525 per person 

There will be a space to indicate the name of your preferred roommate(s) during the registration process. If you do not select a roommate for shared room reservations, one will be assigned to you.

Massage – $75 per hour

Read the cancellation and payment policy.