Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

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, restorative yoga practice, iRest® guided meditation, 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.

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.

Shared room for 3 or 4 with shared hall bathroom – $425 per person *SOLD OUT*
Shared room for 2 with shared hall bathroom – $475 per person *SOLD OUT*
Private Room – $525 per person  *SOLD OUT*

There will be a space to indicate the name of your prefered 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.

This retreat is sold out. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please email