Pandemic Recovery

A Three Night Replenishing Retreat

June 28-July 1, July 26-29, August 23-26

Profound replenishment and refreshment, these are the aim of this retreat. You'll experience a balance of free time and still substantial class time (12 hours) that allows deep rest and restoration. This retreat includes 3 nights/4 days, and a full 90 minute treatment. If you have been especially worn down and weathered by challenges during the pandemic, this retreat gives a lot of support to bring you back to yourself. One thing that was clear to us in 2020 more than ever before is how important this immersion in nature is. We are grateful to be able to provide all treatments and classes on our deck by the pond - a safe and vibrantly-beautiful location. Come and be nurtured and have time to reflect before returning home.


Safety: We will continue to use physical distancing, and all classes and treatments will be done outside for the greatest safety and the benefit of being in nature, which is truly a food in itself. For treatments, both therapist and recipient will wear masks until further notice.

Attendance: Your full participation in this retreat supports you yourself and the rest of the group. We ask that everyone join us for the entire retreat. Please be seated at the classroom deck five minutes prior to the start of each session.

Self-Breema, Yoga and Meditation: Classes at True Nature are revitalizing and support both natural presence and familiarity with body-mind connection. Beneficial and accessible to both new and longtime student, these classes have a balancing and centering effect that blossoms throughout our time together.

Breema bodywork and Massage Treatments: All participants will receive a 90-minute treatment with Dave, who has been practicing massage therapy for 23 years and Breema for 20. Massage therapy sessions can focus on a specific physical area or provide overall vitality. Breema is particularly helpful at releasing tension, balancing the emotions and allowing the mind to become quiet. Treatments are a pleasure to receive and support the body’s instinctive healing energy, nurturing vitality instead of focusing on symptoms of illness or imbalance. Our protocol during the pandemic is that both Dave and recipients will wear masks.

Meals: Meals will be vegetarian with an emphasis on organic and local ingredients and served in individually-boxed containers.  Vegan and gluten-free options will be offered at each meal. Upon registration, you will have an opportunity to let us know of any food sensitivities or concerns.

What to bring:  Please bring your own bedding, (including blankets) bath towel and toiletries. Also, plan to bring your own meditation cushion, yoga mat, a blanket for yoga. Please bring socks to Self-Breema class, regardless of the season. Dave makes beautiful wooden meditation benches that can be purchased. We also have some zafus (meditation cushions) for sale, but be sure to check on availability in advance. Either one can be shipped to you or we can simply reserve yours and you can pick it up when you arrive. Buy meditation supplies here.

Rates and Overnight Lodging: Onsite lodging is first-come, first-serve and the rates are:

                    Our sweet little Pond Cabin: $630, plus tax

                    The Heart Studio: $690, plus tax

                    The Moon Swallow Tipi: $780, plus tax

                    Camping with your tent:

View and read about Lodging Options Here.

Commuter Option:

A limited number of people can commute from nearby lodgers. Contact us for rates

Registration/Payment: To register, you will need to follow these steps: Click here to fill out our online registration , being sure to note which retreat and date you are registering for. Then return to this page and Click this link to pay your $100 deposit. You can pay the remaining balance at the end of the retreat with cash, check or credit card. (Note that credit card payments will include a 2.75% service fee.)