January 5-7, 2018

Blue Mountain Retreat Center

Knoxville, Maryland (near Harpers Ferry)

Escape the city and give yourself a weekend of Kundalini Yoga with Lighthouse owner, Jiwan Shakti Kaur (Julie Eisenberg). The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on what you’d like to leave behind and how you’d like the next 12 months – and julie ky photobeyond – to manifest. Through Kundalini yoga, meditation and chanting, you’ll have an opportunity to find balance in your life and set your intentions for the new year.

During the weekend, the kriyas will be focused on awakening the chakras, cleansing the mind, and letting go of what you don’t want to carry into 2017. We’ll then take some time to set intentions that we’ll take away with us, planting the seeds for prosperity, happiness and health in the new year.

Open to all levels. No prior Kundalini Yoga experience is required.

Give yourself (and your sweetheart!) a gift of yoga this new year.

 

The Location: Blue Mountain Retreat Center

Blue Mountain is convenient to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD – about 75 minutes driving time – yet after you arrive and settle in, you feel like you have been transported to the midst of a 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.

2016-09-17-14-32-41If the weather cooperates, you can take a hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail or go next door for a horseback ride. Inclement days? 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 thru their CSA 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.

Massage appointments are available on-site. Massage cost is $75/hour.

 

The Schedule

Arrive Friday January 5 between 2 and 4 pm to settle in.

  • 4:15 pm: Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:30 pm: Organic, home cooked dinner.
  • Evening: Free for reading, journaling, meditating or socializing. The yoga room will be available for personal practice.2016-09-17-14-15-44

Saturday:

  • 6:30 am: Early morning yoga (optional)
  • 8 am: Breakfast.
  • 10 am: Yoga
  • 12:30 pm: Organic home cooked lunch.
  • Afternoon: Free for outdoor or indoor activities. The yoga room will be available for personal practice.
  • 4:15 pm: Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:30 pm: Organic home cooked dinner
  • Evening: Chanting/kirtan

Sunday:

  • 5 am: Sadhana
  • 8 am: Breakfast
  • 10 am: Yoga and Meditation
  • 12:30 pm: lunch, clean up, pack up, departure after lunch

The Cost

Price includes two nights lodging, all meals and classes. Bedding and towels are provided.  

$425 for shared room and shared bathroom

$500 for single room and shared bathroom

$550 for private bathroom

After January 1, prices go up $50.

If you want to share a room with a specific person, please indicate that when you register.