DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT
Join Sara Syed for a wonderful, long weekend of silence, introspection, reflection and healing. This meditation retreat will be hosted ashram-style, with silence (no phones!), extended periods of yoga and meditation practices, healthy vegetarian (and some Ayurvedic) meals and connection to nature.
All meals are healthy, vegetarian and made with a lot of love. We can accommodate any common dietary restrictions, including soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and more.
Create a sacred space within yourself to set intentions, to clear out the baggage of the past, and to have all needs met for a long weekend so that your energy can be restored.
FIND SILENCE AND SOLITUDE WITHIN
Discover your innate being of bliss and peace.
Long days of silence, yoga and meditation help to clear the mind of built-up stress and fatigue.
Be guided through hatha yoga classes in the morning and gentle and restorative yoga classes in the evenings. Yoga classes are specialized to promote meditation and relaxation.
Learn how to meditate. Deepen your existing mediation practice. Build a solid foundation in meditation.
You will leave this retreat feeling renewed, cleansed and inspired.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
This retreat is open to anyone seeking a reset, peace, a pause, alone time, and guidance to live a more healthy and happy life.
This retreat is suitable for both the experienced and novice meditation and yoga practitioner. Students brand new to these practices will develop a strong foundation that they can take home.
Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14, 2022
Arrive to Center between 4-6 pm on Friday, August 12, 2022
16187 Kreashbaum Road Rockbridge, OH 43149
~4-6pm - Arrive to center; get settled in; turn in devices & electronics
~6pm - Orientation (Optional phone collection)
~6:15pm - Dinner
~7:30pm - Opening Fire Ceremony & Silence Begins
~8pm - Meditation
~5am - Meditation
~6:30am - Yoga
~8am - Breakfast
~11am - Meditation
~12pm - Lunch
~1pm - Silent Nature Hike
~2pm - Free Time
~3pm - Reflection & Introspection: Journal Prompts
~4pm - Free time
~5pm - Dinner
~7pm - Yin Yoga
~8pm - Meditation
~6am - Meditation
~7:30am - Yoga
~9am - End of Silence & Breakfast
~11am - Departure
~Option to Visit Hocking Hills (Located about 15 minutes away via car)
**The entire schedule is optional. You are empowered to make your own decisions on this retreat.**
~Daily guided yoga and meditation classes
~All healthy, vegetarian meals to promote digestion, healing and meditation.
~Tea, Coffee & Snacks
~Accommodations (comfy beds, warm showers, beautiful, quiet, tranquil spaces underneath the visible stars -- weather permitting)
~Saltwater swimming pool for use during free time
~Access to 250 acres of breathtaking, private woodland
~Magnificent nature views and water features of the property on over 10 miles of private trails
~Horses that roam the property (fenced) and 2 ponds
~Peace and quiet
~Space to heal
~Serene, peaceful, quiet and pristine nature
~Support & guidance from center and from retreat host (Sara)
WHAT TO BRING
~Toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, etc.)
~All yoga and mediation props
~Clothes for yoga, meditation, winter hiking, sleep, leisure
~Waterproof hiking boots
~Journal & writing utensils
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
~Electronic devices that are not essential
~Work, homework, etc.
~$689 - Price Per Person; Shared Room, Shared Bathroom
(you can book with a friend or family member; most rooms sleep 2-4 people; unless otherwise stated, you might be paired with a new friend also).
~$1,250 - Private Room
~$1,800 - Private Room, Private Bath for One Couple (Price per couple)
**Please indicate your sleeping preferences in email to email@example.com with 'Silent Meditation Retreat' in the subject line.
**Sleeping accommodations+ preferences are first come, first serve.
ABOUT THE HOST
Sara is the owner of The Studio Cleveland, a holistic wellness center in downtown Cleveland. She is an experienced Vipassana meditator with 5 years of intensive meditation practice. She has attended 10-day silent meditation retreats almost every year since 2017 to deepen her own, personal meditation practice. She is an experienced and registered yoga instructor (700-ERYT), hosts her own Internationally Accredited Yoga and Meditation Teacher Trainings (200 Hour Registered Yoga School) through the Yoga Alliance and semi-annual retreats to peaceful and inspiring locations throughout America and the world. Sara has been practicing yoga since the tender age of 17 and attended yoga teacher trainings in Costa Rica (2014) and in India (2016), prior to diving deep into her meditation training.
Her Master's in Science in Curriculum & Instruction provided her with experience to effectively and efficiently teach large groups of students in meaningful and engaging ways.
Learn more about the host here:
$689 - Cozy shared room and shared bathroom.
$1,200 - Private Room, Private Bath for a Single Person.
$1,777 - Private Couple's Room - Price Per Couple; One Private Room for a Couple; Private Bathroom.
4-6pm - Arrive to center
-Get settled in
-Turn in devices & electronics
-Explore the center
6pm - Orientation
-Greetings & introduction to the retreat and meditation course
6:15pm - Healthy, vegetarian dinner
7:30pm - Opening Fire Ceremony
8:00pm - Meditation