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Blueridge Summit Harvest Moon Retreat-option camp overnight-no charge
Friends, We invite you to gather to celebrate the equinox and harvest moon with a relaxing time of hiking, fun, and fellowship on beautiful Mt. Weather near Bluemont. There is no charge for this event. Bring your own food and a snack to share with others for Saturday. $5 donation for Sunday breakfast eggs and pancakes. You may come prepared to spend the night with your own air mattress and sleeping bag. You may sleep in the Studio or outside in a tent (bring your own or borrow one of ours). You may choose to return to your home to sleep and drive back for the Sunday activities. Packing List: A. Please bring your own food for Saturday • packed lunch for Saturday hike • your food for Saturday campfire meal - see Saturday 5:00 pm note below • snack to share with others B. $5 for Sunday breakfast (retreat ends before lunch) C. Bug spray D. Water bottle E. Rain jacket F. Tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, etc., depending on your sleepover plans SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,[masked]:45 - Welcome Gathering at Blueridge Summit Retreat - outdoor yoga stretches and bean bag toss 11:45 - Hike on the nearby Appalachian Trail where we will take time to explore and eat our lunch on the rocks at the cascading waterfall. Then we’ll continue on to Buzzard's Overlook for a time to sit in silence and enjoy the expansive view of the Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah Valley. 3:30 - Return to Blueridge Summit Retreat to relax in one of our five hammocks or enjoy the deck and lawn seating, use the art supplies in studio, or walk the forest labyrinth. Set up your tent if you’re camping. 5:00 Campfire meal - Bring your favorite vegetables to cook in foil on the coals of the campfire and/or whatever else you prefer to eat 6:00 pm - Dinner and S'mores or honey cinnamon campfire apples (apple dessert provided) 6:50 pm – Campfire/dinner cleanup NOTE: Moonrise at 6:20 pm (2 days until full), sunset at 7:20 pm 7:30pm – Studio – moon phases, moonrise times, locating the moon in the sky night and day 8:15 pm – Studio - Foundations of Well Being - video with Dr. Rick Hanson - Mindfulness - Part 1 - Group discussion 9:30 pm – Outside - metta meditation by candlelight 10:00 pm – Optional meditative night walk on the property – moongazing SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Coffee and Tea 8:30 Morning Meditation with Outdoor Yoga 9:00 Breakfast - Eggs and pancakes on deck - $5 per person - supplies provided 10:00 Studio - Foundations of Well Being - video with Dr. Rick Hanson- Mindfulness - Part 2 - Group discussion 12:00 Retreat Closing NOTE: The retreat will be completed before lunch - great places to eat on drive home.

Blueridge Summit Retreat

20375 Blueridge Mountain Road · Bluemont, VA

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What we're about

This group is for people who love to hike, walk and connect to the beauty of nature while experiencing lessons found only in the great out of doors.

We are about building intentional community with others who enjoy the relaxation and evidenced based benefits that relaxing in nature brings http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/call-to-wild-text (http://www.meetup.com/Lets-take-a-hike-from-suburbia/manage/settings/basic/)

We will offer a variety of levels of hikes in the NOVA region, Shenandoah National Park and on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

We will offer host a series of hikes with a focus on the therapeutic benefits of "forest soaking" https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2a42883105ac554285a9bfa47/files/10_Invitations_Download.pdf (http://www.meetup.com/Lets-take-a-hike-from-suburbia/) and sometimes include hiking, yoga and meditation in special day retreats at Blueridge Summit Retreats near Bluemont.

Hikers will discover how hiking with others in nature can enhance health and help reduce stress in mind, body and soul in ways that will prepare them to live everyday life in more wholehearted way.

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