Courageous Hearts Retreat

Theme & Intro:

Join Alison Heilig and Kristen Garaffo for a weekend away full of yoga, running/hiking, music, creative expression and relaxation! Come enjoy the last few moments of summer nestled away in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland. With multiple offerings designed to nourish and speak to your soul, expect to leave re-charged and energized for September and the beginnings of Fall.

Dates: August 25 – 27, 2017

Please plan to arrive between 3PM and 4:30pm on Friday, August 25th as the first session starts at 5PM. If you’ll be arriving later for any reason, just let us know so we know when to expect you. Our final session will end at 12PM on Sunday followed by lunch and clean-up.

Your Registration Includes:

Kristen Garaffo, RYT200
Alison Heilig, RYT200
  • Multiple yoga classes and workshop-style offerings with Alison and Kristen
  • All meals (from dinner Friday through lunch on Sunday) — Delicious organic homemade lunches and dinners with vegan and gluten free options available and continental organic breakfast (cereal, granola, yogurt, gluten-free options, eggs, oatmeal, coffee and tea)
  • Air-conditioned accommodations, shared bathrooms, twin beds with comfortable high quality mattresses, all towels and linens are provided
  • Evening bonfire and singing circle (weather permitting)
  • Free time to spend outdoors hiking, running, hanging out on the wrap-around deck, walking across the rail bridge to Harper’s Ferry, treating yourself to therapeutic massage* or doing some acro-yoga in the grass under the sun

*Therapeutic massages are also available upon request for $75 (appointments made when you arrive and are charged separately by Blue Mountain Retreat Center, rates subject to change)

What You Should Bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for the activities you’d like to participate in (yoga, running, hiking, etc.)
  • A yoga mat, plus yoga blocks and a blanket (if you have them)
  • A journal and pen
  • Any snacks you’d like to have (meals are provided)

The Location:

Blue Mountain Retreat Center, 1032 Hoffmaster Road, Knoxville, MD 21758

Located about an hour drive from DC in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland near Harper’s Ferry, WV. Just a mile walk down to the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harper’s Ferry, the C & O Canal or hike the nearby Appalachian Trail.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):


3PM – 4:30PM — Arrive & Settle In

5PM – 6:30PM — Welcome Yoga Practice

6:30PM – 7:30PM — Dinner


7AM – 8:30AM — Hike or Trail Run

8:30AM – 9:30AM — Breakfast

10:30AM – 12PM — Yoga + Meditation with Alison

12:15PM – 1:15PM — Lunch

2PM – 4PM — Vision Board Workshop with Kristen

6:30PM – 7:30PM — Dinner

7:45PM – 9:15PM — Bonfire & Social Gathering (weather permitting)


7AM – 8AM — Yoga + Meditation with Alison

8:15AM – 9:15AM — Breakfast

10AM – 12PM — Yoga, Meditation & Journaling

12:15PM — Lunch/Clean-Up/Depart

Per Person Pricing: 

  • Shared Room with 3-5 people in a room —$455/person
  • Shared Room with 2 people in a room — $505/person
  • Private Rooms are SOLD OUT
Cancellation & Refund Policies:

$150 of your fee is considered a deposit and is non-refundable at any time. Prior to June 20, 2017, you may cancel your registration and receive a refund of the amount you paid less the $150 deposit. No refunds are possible after June 20, 2017.

Ready to sign up??? Space is limited!


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