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lue Mountain is a privately owned Retreat Center located on 27 acres of mostly forested land, in the beautiful Blue Ridge

 

Mountains of Maryland, across from Harpers Ferry, WV. We are the Greater Washington community's first environmentally-friendly and health-conscious venue. We exist to facilitate truly productive planning meetings, transformative team-building 

 

activities, re-energizing retreats, and celebrations of success - all at reasonable rates. When you host a workshop here, expect healthful organic food, quiet but efficient staff support, and low-key notices of how your stay is environmentally friendly. You'll leave feeling refreshed and happy knowing you have contributed to keeping our planet green.

 

So Close, Yet so Far Away from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

Blue Mountain is so convenient to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD - just about one hour 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 our 27 acres of mostly wooded land, which our family has landscaped and nurtured with love and organic gardening for more than 20 years.

We strive to provide the most serene setting for your experience, focusing you on our connection with nature. Stroll just a mile downhill to the Potomac and Shenandoah

Rivers. Harpers Ferry, the C & O Canal. Take your group on a hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail. Go next door for a horseback ride. Build your team with a whitewater river excursion. Antietam Battlefield and colonial Shepherdstown, WV are near 

 

our doorstep. Secluded yet easy to get to. Come join us for one of our workshops or retreats, or rent our center for your own workshop or retreat.

 

The Blue Mountain Difference

We offer turnkey workshops and retreats ranging in topic from holistic health and wellness to organic gardening.

Who Can Rent Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain is available for rent to groups or individuals for their own workshops, retreats or vacation rental (see "Rent Blue Mountain"). Blue Mountain has been rented to families for reunions and vacations, yoga teachers, professional organizations, women's groups, church groups and other groups. It has also been rented by individuals for day and residential workshops.

Make a Reservation or Inquiry

Please call us at 240-422-9207 to make a reservation or inquire about Blue Mountain. 

 

Summer Kundalini Yoga Retreat: Manifesting Abundance

August 3-5, 2018

Blue Mountain Retreat Center

Knoxville, Maryland (near Harpers Ferry)

Join Lighthouse Yoga Center owner Julie Eisenberg (Jiwan Shakti Kaur) for a mid-summer Kundalini Yoga getaway to beautiful Blue Mountain Retreat Center. Summer is a great time to clear out what we don’t want to carry with us and to begin to focus on bringing into our lives that which DOES serve us. This gives us the opportunity to open ourselves up to ABUNDANCE.

Abundance doesn’t mean that we have a lot of everything; it means that we have enough of what we need to survive and be healthy, happy and holy. During this weekend retreat, we’ll focus on manifesting abundance in our lives. Whether we’re looking for and abundance of love, light, prosperity, health, or happiness, we’ll collectively create the vibrations to make this happen!

Join us for 3 days/2 nights of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, relaxation, hiking, companionship and great food!

No Kundalini Yoga experience is required. To register for a shared room, sign up here. If you would like a single room, please email us for confirmation!

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 Schedule

Arrive Friday August 3 between 2 and 4 pm to settle in.

  • 4:30 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, and those who wish can gather in the living/dining room area for some group chanting.

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.

$450 for shared room and shared bathroom. Register here.

$525 for single room and shared bathroom. Limited availability – Email us to register!

$575 for private bathroom – SOLD OUT

 

Prices go up by $25 on July 15.

To register for a shared room, sign up here. If you would like a single room, please email us for confirmation!