weekend retreat

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about THE retreat

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04.29.22 - 05.01.22

Shepard Spring Retreat Center

a pearl sponsored retreat

let mother nature show you that blooming is your birthright

bloom: a weekend retreat

Look around and you will see that the entire natural world is blooming. After a long time of rest and reflection, seeds are sprouting, flowers are resurfacing and the sun is beginning to provide more warmth and more light to help us grow.


Mother Nature makes no excuses.  She grows wildly, abundantly, and expands as much as she needs to make this world beautiful. To bloom like Mother Nature is as natural as life itself, yet so often we allow old habits and attachments to stunt our growth. It is time to dissolve the patterns that keep you confined. It is time to bloom. 


During this 2 1/2 day retreat, you will learn to embrace fresh starts and radiant renewal. Like a butterfly, you will begin a great metamorphosis. You will transform. Through self-care activities such as yoga, hiking, flower alchemy, healing circles, and therapeutic art, you will find the tools you need to bloom into the best version of yourself.

The full bloom retreat will be held at Shepard Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD. The comfortable yet simplistic environment is perfect for keeping participants focused on the necessary work of letting go.

Facilitated by Heather Jefferson, wellness director, and 500 E-RYT instructor, and Kelly Felix, lead mindful movement instructor, and 500 RYT Certified Yoga

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when + where

Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1

at the Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center

16869 Taylors Landing Rd, Sharpsburg, MD 21782


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$540.00 per person

price includes accommodations, dinner on Friday,  3 meals on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, activity materials and supplies, and a take-home kit to help you continue to bloom

schedule of events


4:00 pm          arrival + check-in

5:00 pm       dinner + introductions

6:30 pm       AWAKEN: beginning to blossom sacred circle

8:30 pm       restorative yoga + meditation 



 8:00 am       group breakfast

 9:30 am       full bloom flow yoga 

10:45 am      CHRYSALIS:  transformational soul circle

12:15 pm     picnic + meditative hike

4:00- pm      seeds of change + quiet reflection     

 5:00 pm      dinner + flower magic

 7:00 pm      yin yoga 

 8:30 pm      special offering + meditation circle



8:00 am        group breakfast

9:30 am        BLOOM: self-love sister circle

10:30 am      life is blooming flow yoga

11:30 am      a moment of gratitude + wishes for growth

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more information

accommodation information

all participants will be staying in one of 19 single rooms.

each participant should bring the following:

towels and personal hygiene supplies

twin-size sheets, pillows, and blankets or sleeping bag 

appropriate spring attire (jacket, rain gear, etc..)

shoes appropriate for outdoors

water bottle

yoga mat, yoga bolster, yoga blocks, and yoga blankets

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”

– Gerard de Nerval

payment + cancelation

the full payment of $540.00 is due in full at the time of registration.

cancelations 30 days in advance receive a 100% refund.

cancelations less than 15 days receive a 50% refund.

there will be no refunds for cancelations less than 10 days in advance.

for information about Shepard's Spring Retreat Center', including COVID-19 standards, click here

each participant will be asked to complete a liability waiver, emergency medical form and bring their identification and insurance cards. more information to follow.