June 2018 Shenandoah Retreat!

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Welcome the changing seasons with 3 days immersed in the simple wellness practices of Ayurveda.


At this seasonal retreat, learn and actively participate in healing routines and rituals that will reconnect you to nature and to yourself. You’ll feel balanced and at ease with a daily routine of nourishing food, intelligent movement, and positive community.


Located in a woodland house near Sperryville, VA, at our retreat you will release tension and find the natural rhythms that will keep your body in balance all summer long.


You’ll walk away from this retreat with an intimate knowledge of your own body and mind so that you can create healing rituals and routines in your everyday life.  You’ll be empowered to bring these routines into your daily life when you see how easy they are to implement on a regular basis. You’ll meet a community of supportive, like-minded individuals who want to live their best life on their own terms.


What we’ll do:

We’ll have 2 daily yoga practices (vinyasa and yin), cook and eat nourishing, delicious, vegan food, and have discussions on Ayurvedic practices related to cooking, daily routines, and relationships. We’ll also have time to hike the beautiful Old Rag mountain, and (tentatively!) have a lesson by an esteemed herbalist.


We’ll smile, laugh, tell stories, and let our individual lights shine in the best way possible: in the company of friends.



Thursday June 14th (evening) through Sunday June 18th (mid-morning)



Right outside the quaint mountain town of Sperryville, VA, about a 90 minute drive from DC.



We’ll be staying in the beautiful Hazel River House, which has ample living space, a beautiful, light kitchen, huge porches, and gorgeous property and views of the Hazel River.


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About your Facilitator:

Samantha Attard is a nutrition PhD, yoga teacher with an E-RYT designation, and an Ayurvedic coach. Sam uses her deep knowledge of Eastern and Western nutrition combined with the cutting edge of research into behavior change and psychology to help her clients and students find creative solutions to their most pressing problems. On this retreat, expect to learn more about yourself and your patterns as you uncover how to navigate your life in a more positive, balanced way.


Tentative Schedule:

Thursday night:

  • 6:30pm arrival and settling in
  • 7:30pm home-cooked vegan dinner
  • 8:30pm introduction to Ayurveda and intention setting.


Friday & Saturday:

  • Sunrise meditation and mantra
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Workshop (Daily Routines on Friday and Mental Routines on Saturday)
  • Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • Lunch Cooking Class and Eating
  • Break
  • Afternoon Workshop (Ayurvedic cooking on Friday and herbalism on Saturday)
  • Afternoon Hike
  • Dinner
  • Yin Yoga



  • Sunrise meditation and mantra
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Delicious Breakfast
  • Closing Ceremony (~11am)



  • Solo Room: $850 (two spots available)
  • Shared Room: $715 (four spots available)
  • Optional: If you’d like to travel with a friend and are willing to share a queen bed in the Solo Room, your cost is reduced to $600 each.


Non-refundable $225 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot. The remainder of the Payment due by May 15th.


There are very limited spots on this retreat available, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.



If you have questions about this retreat or want to make sure it’s right for you, contact Sam at sam[at]behappyhealthyhuman[dot]com.