Women’s Retreat

Enjoy a Girl’s Getaway September 27th – 29th 2019

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You are worth the time!  You are worth the money!  You are worth the pleasure! You are worth the peace!  You are worth the investment! You are worth it NOW… exactly as you are!

Take an opportunity to get away from your busy life and recharge!   If you are seeking time away to regroup and take a break from the day to day routine or to facilitate significant change,  gain more clarity, release greater life potential or unearth your best self, this retreat is for you.

September 27th – 29th

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Why Go On a Retreat?

The reasons for needing a retreat vary from person to person. Some seek rest and renewal, stress reduction, core-level healing or a yearning to expand. Others come to attune with Nature, to center and deepen their spiritual journeys, or to better handle life transitions.

How Can Going on a Retreat Impact My Life?

Not only are you worth it, but the ripple effect of this ultimate self care and healing will benefit your family, friends and co-workers as well! When we heal from within, what we give to others comes from that overflow of self-love. Giving becomes energizing and effortless.

People often times share about the shifts that happened in their lives as a result of the retreat.  Areas where they were previously feeling “stuck”, seem to shift.  A positive change takes place the doors start opening to new and wonderful opportunities!

Life is constantly shifting and changing which requires us to constantly shift and change, release and readjust.  It is a continuous unfolding and a life long journey of peeling back the layers to return to our essence which is pure and perfect.

If you are seeking to facilitate change, to gain more clarity, release greater life potential or unearth your best self, this retreat is for you.

What Will the Retreat Entail?

This retreat is designed for women ages 18 and up. During the retreat, we will have the opportunity to connect with like minded women as we explore and expand our understanding of who we are. We will experience a transformation through Mindful Yoga, Meditation, Qi Gong,  a Creative Art Experience, Women’s Circles,  Free time for Walking trails, Reflection, Connection with Nature, or reading a book while enjoying the peacefulness of nature.  We also offer a Journeydance experience, Forest Bathing and Gourmet Vegetarian Meals.  Most sessions are optional.

Special First Time Addition to the Retreat!

This Fall 2019 retreat we have a VERY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! David Young has agreed to come up to Light on the Hill and offer us his Portal Between Heaven and Earth Experience!  This event is nothing short of a heavenly experience!  David is a twice grammy nominated musician!  I have been using David’s music in the background for the meditations and healing sessions that I lead for about 4 years now!  David has a unique talent of playing 2 flutes at the same time!  This creates a resonance and harmonic frequency that seems to be a portal to that transcended state where the veil between heaven and earth is removed! I am SO excited for everyone to get to experience this!

More About David Young and his Portal Between Heaven and Earth Experience:

David Young has recorded 60 albums and sold over 1,000,000 copies. He is a healer, channeler, author and abstract artist.

Over 10,000 Wellness Centers and healers of all kinds; Reiki practitioners, therapists, psychics, yoga studios and spas use his music all day long because they feel that his music is the most healing music on the planet. John Hopkins Medical Centers actually have entire floors that play his music 24/7 for this reason. Approximately 300,000 people a day are being treated while listening to his music.

David has recorded more than 57 albums including 6 Musical Affirmation CDs that have been approved by the APA (the American Psychological Association) because of their therapeutic qualities. The healing thread that connects all of David’s music is his amazing ability to play two flutes at once. This creates a harmonic resonance and a frequency that millions of people all over the world have experienced and call “The Most Heavenly Music on Earth.” Over 1,000,000 CDs have been sold.

David’s unique performances consist of two 30-minute musical meditations with a group discussion after each. It’s not uncommon to hear people describe their personal meditation experiences as going to the same exact place in the spiritual world.

“Everyone in the room will have some form of spiritual experience, either with the Inner Light or Sound, experiencing an Ascended Master, an out of body experience, a past life experience, or reconnecting with a loved one.”

More About the Yoga:

The Yoga will be accessible for beginners through advanced.  There is no experience necessary!  Beginners welcome!  We will offer modifications for those with limitations as well as opportunities for more experienced Yogis to extend their practice.  This Yoga is designed to remove aches and pains and help you body feel better!

More About the Forest Bathing:

Despite its name, forest bathing has nothing to do with water. Rather, it’s an immersion in nature also known as Forest Therapy…taking in the medicine of the forest.  The forest is the therapist.  The guide opens the door.

Originally known as shinrin-yoku, which translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere,” forest bathing began in Japan in the 1980s, and has been been linked to health benefits ranging from reduced blood pressure and stress levels to boosted immunity.  

On a Shinrin-Yoku Forest Therapy walk you will be skillfully guided into a gentle, enjoyable, full sensory experience of our natural world.  Your mind can rest as you sink into invitations that engage your senses…taking in the images, sounds, aromas, breath, touch and wisdom of the forest.  Insights received are often profound!

More About our Art Experience:

We will offer a creative experience that may be a combination of creative writing, drawing or painting, all done in a Mindful way that offers a deep expansive experience.  No art experience necessary!

More About the Journeydance:

Journeydance is a moving meditation through the chakras.  Through simple movements, some guided and others creative, you will release, let go, expand and explore!  It is a blissful and freeing experience.  You may wear any light comfortable clothes for this event or you may want to pack a special outfit.

More About the Qi Gong:

Qi Gong is is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.

Qigong opens the flow of energy in meridians used in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It enhances our ability to feel the Life Force underlying the physical world and to deepen our communication with it.

Physically, slow gentle qi gong movements warm tendons, ligaments, and muscles; tonify vital organs and connective tissue; and promote circulation of body fluids (blood, synovial, lymph). Thousands of studies have shown qi gong effective in helping to heal life challenges ranging from high blood pressure and chronic illness to emotional frustration, mental stress, and spiritual crisis.

More About the Food:

Often times people new to vegetarian are concerned that the food will not be that good!  I ASSURE you!  This vegetarian is extremely fresh, and delicious! Gluten free and vegan options available.  Light snacks, coffee and tea will be provided between all meals.

Your retreat was one of the most wonderful things I have experienced! It was so nice to get to know such interesting women. The place was perfect. I came for the yoga and that was the best part. I look forward to participating in more of your classes in the future.
– Geri

Bani’s retreat was rejuvenating. I felt great afterward, it was freeing and cleansing together. I came home with a new perspective. Bani’s retreat was informational and beautiful. I highly recommend it! Plus, the food was awesome!
– Joanne Mongeau

What is the cost?

The cost is slightly higher that the previous retreats due to the necessary increase in meal charges that the Retreat Center has made as well as the compensation for bringing David Young to the Event.  I’m sure you will agree that your sound healing experience with David as well as the quality and taste of the food is MORE than worth it!

I’m quite certain that this retreat WILL sell out!

The simple rooms have excellent soundproofing with a large window in each overlooking the beautiful grounds. We will be staying at the Light on the Hill Retreat Center in Van Etten NY where there are 18 single rooms, 4 double rooms and 1 multipurpose room which has bunk beds and mattresses for up to 4 people.

When you make your reservation please indicate whether you prefer a single, double or multipurpose room.

The cost of the retreat includes dinner Friday night, 3 meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast.  Snacks, coffee and tea throughout the day.  It also includes comfortable lodging and all classes and parts of the program.


Women’s Retreat
September 27th – 29th

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