Join us in November at Shepherd’s Spring
A Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Suzie & Maria
November 22 – 24, 2024
Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD
The Retreat will begin at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 22 and end after lunch on Sunday, November 24. You may come as early as 1:00 on Friday to settle in, walk the trails, read and relax.
The retreat is open to both men and women, both couples and singles of all ages!
Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center
16869 Taylors Landing Road,
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
(about 12 miles from Hagerstown)
This weekend, in a beautiful rural county setting, will allow us to step away from the business of our everyday lives and turn inwards with yoga, meditation, and personal quiet to attune us to the deeper beauty of the Spring season.
Shepherd’s Spring is an hour and ½ from the DC area, and 2 and ¾ hours from the Eastern Shore of MD. Our location is abundant with rich history, wildlife and fauna. The forests and meadows offer hiking trails leading to the Potomac River and C & O Canal.
In this weekend you will:
- Enjoy Yoga classes that are geared to opening our hips and freeing energy to sit comfortably for meditation.
- Learn the Art of Meditation while not going to war with our minds!
- Have optional periods of “Loving Silence” to reap even more benefits of turning inwards.
- Eat delicious food prepared by the excellent chefs of Shepherd’s Spring.
- Enjoy quiet hikes to the river, spotting wildlife that flourishes In the “off the beaten path” beauty of woods and fields.
- Take a simple yet committed Meditation Practice home with you.
Maria is a certified yoga teacher, with over 20 years of experience, who teaches students of all abilities in classes that are both physically and spiritually engaging. Her classes explore the benefits of the ancient practice of yoga within our modern world.
Maria is a FRC mobility specialist who integrates anatomy and physiology along with strength and mobility training into her classes. She playfully introduces students to the myths, legends and poetry of the yoga tradition as well as the yogic views on healthy living through the science of Ayurveda.
Maria has a live stream yoga platform where she teaches 3 classes a week and hosts teachers of various disciplines.
Suzie has been teaching yoga since 1981 and practicing since 1977. She actually learned Meditation three years before she began an asana practice. She is the former director/owner of the Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park, MD. She has a deep background in Kripalu Yoga, Iyengar Yoga & Anusara Yoga. She teaches yoga and meditation workshops nationally and internationally, offers private classes in meditation and spiritual direction and volunteers as an end of life Doula for Hospice.
Suzie’s devotion to inspiring and encouraging others to maximize their gifts and open their hearts to the joy that lies within is ever present and the mainstay of her teaching. She continues to be devoted to her own personal growth and creates a safe atmosphere where others may seek the same. She is an activist for progressive change in all things that bring us to the realization that we are one loving Whole and must work together as such. Meditation has always been the foundation of this practice. www.suziehurley.com
There are 24 rooms for a total of 48 guests with double occupancy, which we encourage. Each room has a private bath, desk, futon, and either two twin sized beds or one full size bed.
Please bring your yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a yoga strap, two yoga blankets, and a smile! If you have a backjack or a meditation cushion to use for meditation, bring that along. We can use both chairs and the wall for easier sitting.
You’ll find details here, once registration opens.