Practicing in mid-august is incredibly reminiscent of practicing in India, where the calming vibes of being free from typical routines creates an openness in the hearts and minds of practitioners world wide. We'll be practicing mysore style in smaller groups, with Maggie and Michael working the room together, insuring plenty of one-on-one and two-on-one time. This is a rare opportunity to get old-shala style mysore time with two authorized teachers. Of course, knowing us, it won't be *exactly* old-fashioned! Yay!
We're most interested in discovering and sharing what *you* are interested in learning and discovering. On the form today, please let us know what you want to explore! This can be anything from the physical to the philosophical, the ridiculous to the sublime.
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 getaway.
If 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 Itinerary: Friday: 2pm-Onwards: Check In4:30pm-6:30pm - Workshop and Discussion6:30pm - 800pm Dinner 8pm - Family Time!
Saturday:Mysore Group 1: 8am-9:30amMysore Group 2: 9:30am - 11:00amPranayama: 11:15am-12:00pmLunch: 12pm-1:30pm
Activities (3 hours) Swim, Hike, Bike, Ice Cream, Chill
4:30pm-6:30pm (Workshop)6:30pm-8pm Dinner8pm → Games?!
Sunday:Mysore Group 1: 8am-9:30amMysore Group 2: 9:30am - 11:00amPranayama: 11:00am-11:45amLunch: 12p-1:30Checkout…
Price includes two nights lodging, all meals and classes. Bedding and towels are provided.
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$300 for shared room and shared bathroom.