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about THE retreat

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11.08.24 - 11.10.24

Shepherds Spring Retreat Center 

Sharpsburg, MD 21782

a pearl-sponsored retreat

let mother nature show you how to let go with grace + gratitude

sweet surrender: a weekend retreat

What if the tree held on to every leaf? What if the flower refused to return to the earth? What if the clouds held on to every raindrop? Surrendering to our surroundings is as natural as life itself, yet so often we can't seem to let go of all that weighs us down. 


If you want to experience the sweet gifts that surrendering holds, this weekend retreat is for you. During this 2 1/2 day retreat, you will be using the gifts of vulnerability, community, forgiveness, and love to release whatever may be holding you back. Daily yoga, forest bathing, astrology readings, heart-centered activities, and sacred sharing circles will aid you in making space for all that is waiting to be let into your life: once you're willing to surrender. 


The sweet surrender retreat will be held at the Shepards Sring 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 Sraddha Dorset,  500 RYT Certified Yoga Instructor and Vadic Astrologist 

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when + where

Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 10th

at the Shepards Spring Retreat Center

16869 Taylors Landing Rd, Sharpsburg, MD 21782


$555.00 per person

price includes accommodations, 3 meals on Saturday, 2 meals on Sunday, activity materials and supplies

schedule of events


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm          arrival, check-in + introductions

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm          welcome dinner

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm          group sharing circle

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm          surrender yoga + reiki



 7:00 am  - 8:00 am         meditation + journaling

 8:00 am  - 9:00 am         group breakfast

 9:00 am - 10:30 am        somatic yoga

10:30 am -12:00 pm        THE stargazer astrology workshop

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm         lunch

 1:30 pm -  3:30 pm         forest bathing + meditative hike

 3:30- pm - 4:30 pm         breathe + release workshop     

 5:00 pm -  6:00 pm         community dinner

 6:30 pm -  8:00 pm         sweet surrender bonfire 

 8:00 am -  9:00 pm          surrender yoga + reiki



8:00 am - 9:00 am             group breakfast

9:00 am -10:00 am            gratitude flow  

10:00 am - 11:00 am         final group sharing activity

11:00 am                          hugs and safe travels

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more information

accommodation information

all participants will be staying in private rooms with private bathrooms.

friday dinner, all meals on saturday, and sunday breakfast included. snacks and beverages are available throughout the weekend. 

each participant should bring the following:

towels and personal hygiene supplies

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

rain gear and/or umbrella

shoes appropriate for outdoors

water bottle

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

journal and writing materials

payment + cancelation

the full payment of $555.00 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.

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

inner surrender leads to the highest truth.

- zen proverb

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