Please read all of these details: To register for a retreat for an individual, couple or group of three friends, first email us with your desired dates and we will see if we have those dates available. You can also call, but because we devote quite a bit of time to supporting the many guests who come here, we are not always available to talk on the phone the same day you call. Our numbers are 330-473-0402 and 330-814-9797. Before contacting us, it is helpful if you first get familiar with our Overnight Retreats so you can see what the different options are. To register for a group retreat, follow the directions and links on that particular group retreat page. You can find a page linking to all of our currently scheduled group retreats by clicking here.
Our retreats our available year-round, and the only limitation is whether we have availability during your desired dates.
You absolutely can have solitude and peace. There may be just one or two other guests lodging on the property, but more often our guests have the place to themselves. If there are going to be others here is completely up to you how much contact you have with them. Be sure to let us know if you wish to have solitude, and we will help to create those conditions. The majority of our retreats are for individuals and couples. We do not schedule group retreats to coincide with retreats for individuals and couples.
Four to six people can stay in the house, up to three in our cabin beside the pond and multiple people can camp. (The cabin is available from late April to late September because it has no heat and no electric.)
There are several bedrooms in the house. To read descriptions of bedrooms, click here. We also have a beautiful, small and simple off-grid cabin, which has a bunk bed with twin beds in one room, and a queen bed in the main room. Click here to read more about the cabin by the pond. Please note that the cabin is only open from spring to fall. There is no electricity or heat in that building.
Yes, please do. We can customize a group day retreat or overnight retreat. With groups larger than 6, we often refer guests to nearby B&Bs, cabins or inns. Just give us a call or email for details.
We tend to book up weekends pretty far in advance - sometimes as long as two to three months in advance. Weekdays, especially Mondays through Wednesdays, are usually more readily available. Even so, please don’t hesitate to request retreat dates that suit you - even if they are last-minute. It doesn’t hurt to ask, and sometimes we can fulfill those last-minute requests.
While it’s impossible to predict what each person’s retreat will be like, we do know that the blend of quiet meditation with yoga, Self-Breema, bodywork treatments and time spent in nature can be profoundly therapeutic and fun. Sometimes old emotions get stirred up. Sometimes you experience a sacred quiet that reconnects you to a deeper stream running through your life. In our experience, these retreats are always beneficial, sometimes cathartic, sometimes cleansing and often clarifying direction in the lives of those who visit. Whatever your experience, we are here to help you. We’ve been on a lot of retreats ourselves, and we’ve led a lot of retreats too.
Guests tell us that they’d come to True Nature for the meals alone. Cooking and creating meals are a meditative art for Alana, and she loves using local, seasonal and mostly organic ingredients for our all-vegetarian fare.
Intentionally observing silence throughout a retreat has the tendency to take one deeper into oneself. So much of the talking we do day-to-day does just the opposite. There is magic in the quiet.
We suggest taking a walk on the small country roads surrounding us, or wandering up in the back meadow or hillside. Bikes are also available. If you are interested in adding a guided/meditative walk outside, please let us know.
We suggest you bring comfortable shoes if you plan on taking walks and boots if the weather is wet or snowy. Comfortable clothes that are easy to move in are necessary for yoga and Breema, and you should bring socks regardless of the season. Linens and towels are included, but we ask that you please bring your own toiletries.
For group retreats, please follow the details for registration on that particular retreat description.
For retreats on our Overnight Retreats page for individuals, couples and small groups of friends, we require a deposit of $100 upon making your reservation, and this is payable via our secure online store or by check if you prefer. Please mail a check within one day of confirming the date of your reservation to hold your retreat dates. Checks should be made out to True Nature and mailed to 6721 Township Road 319, Millersburg, OH 44654. At the close of your retreat, you can pay your remaining balance witoh cash, check or credit card. Please note that we include a 2.75% processing fee for credit card payments.
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