Have you heard about Retreat Center of Maryland?

by Kathy Donnelly

Aware of all the talented yoga teachers and committed students in the Baltimore/Washington area, a group formed and began to meet monthly with a vision and mission to build Retreat Center of Maryland. We incorporated as a non-profit in 2016, and we received our IRS non-profit status in June 2017.

Our vision includes a sustainable community retreat center, service-based learning, and a deep commitment to yogic principles in harmony with the environment. We will create a welcoming place to offer workshops and retreats that are local and affordable.

To date, we have offered the following retreats and workshops in Maryland:

  • Fall 2016 weekend workshop at Hallowood Retreat Center, Dickerson

  • Take Time to Breathe: Finding Stillness in Chaos, an urban retreat workshop held in Canton

  • Yoga in the Park!, a sunrise yoga and meditation session at Centennial Lake, Ellicott City

  • Breathe, Move, Restore workshop for educators

  • A Real Vacation…Yoga Style at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton

  • Yoga and Kayaking at Piney Run Park, Sykesville

  • Late Summer Yoga and Nature Renewal Mini-Retreat at Green Farmacy Herb Garden, Fulton

  • Nourishing the Roots: A Weekend of Renewal and Growth at Hallowood Retreat Center, Dickerson, for yoga teachers

  • Restoratives, Reiki, and Reflexology, a complimentary workshop for the staff of HopeWorks

Upcoming workshops for 2018 include:

  • The Lessons of Winter: Yoga for Resiliency winter retreat at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, with Lucy Lomax and Kim Flyr - Feb. 17

  • Balancing Opposites at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton, with Maria Hamburger and Rick Fiori – Feb. 17  (Yoga Center of Columbia workshop, with proceeds going to Retreat Center of Maryland) 

  • Complimentary Yoga Practice for HopeWorks Staff, at Yoga Center of Columbia, with Nancy Kochuk – Feb. 24

  • Be Still and Know: Yoga, Meditation and Creative Expression with Kathy Donnelly and Abbie Chessler at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton - April 8

  • Replenish the Well: A Day of Community for prison yoga and meditation volunteers, with Kath Meadows and Tim McCormack, at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton - July 8

  • Sensory Enhanced Yoga weekend workshop at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton – Sept. 14-16

  • Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Kelly Fisher, Kim Flyr and Lucy Lomax at Blueberry Gardens, Ashton - Oct. 27

  • Ayurveda, Yoga and Nature with Rimmi Singh at ZigBone Farm Retreat, Sabillasville, on Nov. 2-4

Please keep checking our EVENTS page as we add details, registration links, and more events.

Samira Shuruk