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Autumnal Equinox Retreat: Celebrate the Harvest ∞ Find Balance ∞ Let Go
September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 22 @ 11:00 am$349
Experience the autumnal equinox at Copper House—an enchanting time that ushers in the fall season and celebrates the harvest. Halfway between the summer and winter solstice, the days around this fall equinox are near equal parts darkness and light. As we commune together over the weekend, we will discover through movement, meditation, conversation, cooking and feasting how dark and light work in harmony to create balance in our daily lives.
The weekend begins on Friday evening. We’ll shuttle you from your hotel to Copper House where you’ll head to the outdoor kitchen. Grab a nibble, enjoy local beer, your favorite wine, or a Copper House cocktail and learn how to make and bake wood-fired pizza. After a quick demonstration, you’ll be ready to make your own personal pizza. We’ll head inside for homemade ice creams and sorbet and spend some time getting acquainted before heading back to the hotel.
On Saturday morning the shuttle will pick you up at the hotel and head to Copper House for Golden Tea and fruit followed by a gentle session of yoga on the deck. Meander to the outdoor kitchen for a breakfast picnic. Hang out nearby, or get your breakfast to go and find one of the many spots of natural beauty on the property.
Relaxed and stimulated, it’s time to spend quality time alone posing the question: What is my balanced life? What am I doing right? What could I do better? We’ll come together for a brief group discussion.
Yoga time. In this late-morning session, our practice will focus on simple poses that balance our yin and yang. For lunch enjoy homemade bread and an array of fall soups that highlight seasonal vegetables. Break into small groups and pick the dish you’d like to prepare for tonight’s harvest dinner. It’s time for some fresh air—alone, with a friend, or in a group. Meander slowly to the nearby creek or power walk up a steep hill to the mini waterfall.
It’s time for tea and a sweet treat followed by a time of luxurious restorative yoga. Extend the blissed feeling with a short walk to a quiet spot on the property, and then return in your refreshed state for a reception and sit-down candlelit autumnal feast. Tired, yet stimulated, it’s time to rest. Shuttle back to the hotel.
To seal your weekend experience, shuttle or drive to Copper House on Sunday morning for guided meditation and a final group discussion. Enjoy a quick breakfast before heading home.
Cost: $349 including yoga and cooking instruction, fine food and beverage, and shuttle service to and from Homewood Suites to Copper House
Hotel: Room block at Homewood Suites, Center Valley, PA http://group.homewood-suites.com/CopperhouseEvents (Room block deadline is August 26th.)
6:00: Shuttle to Copper House
6:30: Drinks and Appetizers in the Outdoor Kitchen
7:15: Pizza Demo and Make-Your-Own Pizza
8:30 Homemade Ice Cream and Intros
10:00 Shuttle back to Homewood Suites
7:30 Shuttle to Copper House
8:00 Golden Tea and Seasonal Fruit
8:30 Gentle Yoga on the Deck
9:30 Breakfast Picnic
10:15 Self Reflection time
10:45 Group Discussion
11:15 Yoga: Yin Yang Balance
12: 30 Harvest Soup Lunch Buffet
1:30 Hands-On Dinner Preparation for the Harvest Feast
3:00 Nature Walk
3:45 Tea Time and Small Group Reflection: Balanced Living
5:00 Restorative Yoga: Celebrating the Light and the Dark
6:30 Quiet Time
7:00 Cider and Seasonal Appetizers
8:00 Candlelit Harvest Dinner
10:00 Shuttle Back to Hotel
8:00 Shuttle or Drive to Copper House
8:30 Guided Meditation
9:00 Group Discussion: Letting Go to Achieve Balance
10:30 Shuttle Back to Hotel or Depart Directly From Copper House