Elemental Balance Retreat
• Earth Element •
October 20-23, 2022
After the celebration of Summer’s abundance, the Autumnal season prepares the body and mind for the deep introspection of Winter. Earth element guides us through this shift. She calls us to find comfort in her nourishment and support, showing us how to be still again.
The Elemental Balance Retreat for the Earth Element is centered on honoring your ability to deepen the connection to your body and mind so that you may navigate your path with a playful spirit. Daily offerings in guided meditation, breath work, vinyasa and yin practices will focus on balancing the spleen and stomach meridians to strengthen the immune system and free the mind of worry. Rave Beauty will be channeling Earth energy through offering 60 minute mud-wrap treatments to nourish and rejuvenate the body. During this four day and three night experience, You will access the tools to celebrate your present self and be in balance with a healthy mind. I invite you to join me on this journey accessing the inner joy and peace that exists within You.
Founder of InJoy Yoga
Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master
Owner of Rave Beauty
Integrative & Holistic Aesthetician
Janine will be offering 60-minute dry brushing and Reiki Earth Cocoon treatments during the weekend. Your treatment will begin with 30 mins of dry brushing. Dry brushing is a body massage using a stiff-bristled brush to aid in removing flaky skin, increase circulation, detoxify and move congestion in the lymphatic system, and improve the appearance of cellulite. Janine will then apply mud to the skin and wrap your body in warm towels. While you nest in your Earth wrap, Janine infuses your cocoon with Reiki Energy. Your treatment will include a complimentary custom body oil to take home with you following your Reiki Earth Cocoon treatment.
Founder of Celestine Connections
Ayurvedic & Ceremonial Chef
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the Rosewood Retreat Center will serve as our home for the weekend. The property sits on 63 acres of private land with access to nearby hiking trails, cideries, wineries, and apple orchards. This peaceful abode offers three Queen bedrooms, three twin beds, two shared bathrooms, full kitchen, library, and several indoor & outdoor spaces for you to relax, journal, and connect during the retreat.
Aerial view of the Rosewood Retreat Center
Dining and Kitchen
Shared Bathroom #1
Queen Bedroom #1
Queen Bedroom #2
Shared Bathroom #2
Deck overlooking the garden
The journey begins Thursday afternoon at 4p as we arrive into the space. We will open with a gathering circle and ayurvedic dinner prepared by our private chef, Rachel Drake. The evening will conclude with a guided Yoga Nidra to relax the body for a deep, restful sleep.
Each morning, Julia-Grace will lead an all-levels yoga practice to clear stagnation and prepare us for the day ahead. Brunch will follow leading into an afternoon of integration and play. Afternoons are intended to be your time. Plan your mud wrap treatment with Rave Beauty, pick your own apples at the nearby orchards (15 min drive), ground in nature exploring the hiking trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains, visit the local cideries or vineyards (10-20 min drive), or stay cozied up on the lush 63 acres of land at Rosewood Retreat Center.
Each evening, we will share a nourishing family-style dinner before closing our night with a guided meditation and breathwork practice.
Sunday morning brunch and our closing send-off circle will conclude this journey together.