3 Day Silent Retreat ~ April 3-5

The 3 Day Silent Retreat at True Nature is sincerely dear to us. We've experienced deep transformation and gratitude with those who have found their way here to our haven in the woods. This retreat is true soul food - a beautiful support for fully participating in life. New friendships are born here and without force, our value systems get reoriented toward what is most essential. It's 3 days we are grateful to lead.

For this early spring retreat, we put the emphasis on nurturance - you'll experience meditation (both sitting and walking), yoga, Breema: The Art of Being Present, spontaneous poems, play, delicious and vital vegetarian meals, time in nature and even a Breema treatment. Some classes will be held outside weather-permitting, and free time is included to enjoy the property. Dave and Alana Pratt will lead the retreat, and they ask that you read all of the details below if you are interested in attending. The itinerary is also posted at the bottom of this page.


Registration/Cost: You must register for this retreat in advance and the rate is $450 for a single room/$370 shared room (two people), not including tax. The rate includes everything mentioned in the paragraph above; lodging, classes, meals and a Breema treatment. To register, you will need to follow these two steps: Click here to fill out our online registration and 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.)

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 in the classroom five minutes prior to the start of each session.

Silence: Participants will observe silence throughout the retreat. There may be one or two exceptions to this, and clear guidelines will be given at those times.

Meditation: Most meditation periods will include sitting and walking meditation. The forms we will use are easy to follow and will include guidance as needed.

Meals: Meals will be vegetarian with an emphasis on organic and local ingredients.  Both vegan and gluten-free options will be offered at each meal. With registration, you will have an opportunity to let us know of any food sensitivities or concerns.

What to bring: Meditation Cushions and yoga mats will be provided, but, if you have your own, please do bring them and let us know if you're planning to do that.

Overnight Lodging:

1.) 4-6 participants can be lodged at True Nature in the house.

2. ) For those who prefer to stay offsite, the rate for this retreat is $275, plus tax. There are numerous inns, bed and breakfasts and cabins very nearby to True Nature. However, we only recommend this option for those participants who feel sure that they can maintain silence and the intention of the weekend. For nearby lodgers, we suggest Hotel Millersburg, Zincks, The Barn InnTranquil AcresFerngully Creek CabinsCricket Hill Cabins, Mrs. Millers Cabin and the Comfort Inn. The Barn Inn is only about 1/4 of a mile away from True Nature and makes for a nice walk along our quiet country road. For a more complete listing, email or call us.

Silent Retreat Itinerary

Friday, April 3

4:30 Arrival/Getting settled

4:45 Opening Circle/Orientation

5:00 - 6:30 Meditation

7:15 Dinner

8:30 - 9:30 Evening Practice

Saturday, April 4

6:30 - 7:45 Yoga

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 - 12:00 Meditation and Breema

12:45 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 Free Time

2:30 - 5:30 Yoga, Meditation and Breema

7:00 Dinner

7:45 - 9:00 Evening Practice

Sunday, April 5

6:30 - 7:45 Yoga

8:00 Breakfast

9:30 - 12:00 Meditation and Breema

12:45 Lunch

1:30 - 3:30 Yoga, Meditation and Breema

3:30 - 4:00 Closing