I want to upgrade my personality and change my perspective...
April 26, 2019 5:30 pm – April 28, 2019 11:00 am Lake Anna, VA
With Spring comes new beginnings and this retreat aims to nurture a fresh start and a healthier way of being. During this 3-day weekend retreat, we will explore meditation modalities in nature and food for inner nourishment to incorporate into our daily lives to bring home a more refreshed and healthier you.
Those registered with Yoga Alliance will receive five (5) CEUs.
*space is very limited, book today!
**no previous meditation experience required
Predicted weather: 56-74°
Friday // RELAX
|5:30 – 8:30 pm||Welcome Reception|
As you settle in your rooms, you’ll enjoy a cocktail style meet & greet.
Menu:Sweet Corn Cakes with Spicy Tomato SauceCucumbers with Herbed Goat Cheese and Pickled Root VegetablesStuffed MushroomsFig and Rosemary Toast with Babaganoush and Roasted Bell PepperCheese and Fruit Platter, Savory Scones and Artisanal BreadsSelection of Wines, Tea & Water
|8:30 – 9:00 pm||Centering & Intention Setting Meditation|
Centering your mind and set intentions for activating your most positive and prosperous future!
|9:00 – 9:45 pm||Yin & Yoga Nidra|
This practice will begin with light, restorative postures followed by our signature guided sleep meditation to spark a lucid state of consciousness between waking and sleeping as you drop into a state of deep relaxation.
|9:45 – 10:00 pm||Tea & Reflection|
Enjoy a delicious cup of tea while you write on your journal about your intentions. Instructor to provide guiding questions.
Saturday // RESET
|7:30 – 8:30 am||Wake Up Flow & Metta Meditation|
Join us at the dock for a mindful restorative movement sequence to energize our bodies and practice metta or loving-kindness meditation, a method of developing compassion, a meditation of care, concern, and friendship.
|9:00 – 10:00 am||Mindful Breakfast|
Learn the practice of mindful eating and then enjoy a delicious vegetarian breakfast.
Menu:Italian Roast Vegetable FrittataRoasted Medley of Thyme and Rosemary Baked Baby and Sweet PotatoesGreek Yogurt and Berry Compote Parfaits with Homemade GranolaFresh Baked Bread, Zucchini MuffinsSelection of Teas, Coffee and Orange Juice
|11:00 am – 1:30 pm||Return to Source Nature Walk and Mindful Hike|
Quieting the mind during a walk through the woods. A refreshing, mindful walk/hike with a reflection on spring and new beginnings, while being surrounded by the enlivening sounds, smells, and views encountered in nature.
|2:00 – 5:30 pm||Lunch & Personal Time|
Instructor to provide suggestions for activities (optional).
Menu:Italian Chickpea SoupArugula Salad with Feta, Red Onion, Raspberries, Pomegranate Seeds, Pecans and a Berry VinaigretteFresh Baked Bread and ButterSelection of Teas, Coffee and Water
|5:30 – 6:15 pm||Honor your Mind & Body with Beauty Mask & Meditation|
A journey to reset and an evening of beauty and meditation to get you glowing from the inside out.
|6:30 – 8:30pm||Dine & Share|
We’ll have a delicious vegetarian dinner and weather permitting we’ll have dessert by the fire pit and hold a Women’s Circle, revitalizing our spirit and bolstering a sense of comradery through the exploration of meditation, reflection and the sharing of wisdom and experiences.
Menu:Fennel and Orange SaladSweet Potato Gnocchi in a Sage Beurre Blance with a Variety of Seasonal VegetablesDark Chocolate Flourless Torte with Macerated Strawberries with a dollop of Honied MascarponeSelection of Wines, Tea & Water
|9:45 – 10:00 pm||Tea & Reflection|
Enjoy a delicious cup of tea while you write on your journal about how can you apply mindful tools learned today in your daily life. Instructor to provide guiding questions.
Sunday // REJUVENATE
|7:30 – 8:30 am||Wake Up Flow & Visualization|
Join us at the dock for a mindful restorative movement sequence to energize our bodies and visualization meditation for rejuvenation.
|10:00 am – 12:00 pm||Nutrition Coaching & Cooking Workshop for Optimal Nourishment|
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to understand and prepare your very own healthy and delicious recipes at home.
Menu:Roasted Garlic Bisque Carrot SaladFaro, Apple, Walnut, Cabbage, Red Onion, Radish and Kale Salad with Apple, Ginger VinaigretteSelection of Teas, Coffee and Water
|12:00 pm – 12:45 pm||Capstone Meditation|
Discover how to relax the nervous system, reduce stress, and reframe the brain’s bias to hold onto negativity. In this session, we connect mind, body and brain, through deep breathing, mindfulness and guided visual meditation, activating the relaxation response and bringing ourselves back to equilibrium.
We found the ideal place for you to Relax, Reset and Rejuvenate. 90 minutes away from DC, this waterfront retreat is situated on a private shoreline overlooking panoramic views of the warm-watered side of Lake Anna. We will be able to practice meditation in nature, revitalize our spirit and bolster a sense of comradery amongst like-minded women around a fire pit. At your leisure, you’ll also be able to enjoy mindful walks around a natural sandy beach area or use kayaks for lake adventures.
Our Weekend Getaway
- 5 private rooms (2 with king-size beds and 2 with queen-size beds)
- 1 shared room (with shared and single beds for 4-5 people)
- 4.5 bathrooms
Pricing includes lodging, meditation programming and activities, and all prepared meals and snacks.
- $395 for shared room per person
- $495 for private room per person
Full reimbursement is given if the guest makes sure to cancel the booking at least 60 days before check-in. 50% refund is given if the guest makes sure to cancel the booking at least 30 days before check-in.
We’ve curated a bag full of wellness products that will help you in your relaxation, resetting and rejuvenating journey.
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