Family Yoga Retreat

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 WHEN

Check in August 12 @ 3p greeted with supervised children’s activities and opportunities for you to unwind.

Check out August 15 @ 12p after lunch

 

WHERE

You’ll stay at a cozy Airbnb in Champion, PA near Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

 

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 Vacation Highlights

Guided family cooking session   Meals are some of the most important times of the day and we also know how challenging mealtime can be. On the retreat, we will share breakfast and dinner each day (lunch will be separate on certain days) and a guided family cooking session. This will include age-appropriate activities and an opportunity to get everyone in the kitchen and excited about cooking and eating. Worried about your own cooking skills? No worries, we will have something for everyone. Breatthheeee.

Guided family cooking session

Meals are some of the most important times of the day and we also know how challenging mealtime can be. On the retreat, we will share breakfast and dinner each day (lunch will be separate on certain days) and a guided family cooking session. This will include age-appropriate activities and an opportunity to get everyone in the kitchen and excited about cooking and eating. Worried about your own cooking skills? No worries, we will have something for everyone. Breatthheeee.

Family self-care kit   How many times have you come home after a retreat or a vacation we say something like “I’m going to keep this going when I get home.” And then you get home and well...life happens. It can be so hard to keep those habits up! So throughout our time together we will not only share simple 5 minute rituals you can take with you, we will also create a self-care package that the whole family can partake in and take home.

Family self-care kit

How many times have you come home after a retreat or a vacation we say something like “I’m going to keep this going when I get home.” And then you get home and well...life happens. It can be so hard to keep those habits up! So throughout our time together we will not only share simple 5 minute rituals you can take with you, we will also create a self-care package that the whole family can partake in and take home.


Time to create   Healthy creation is a part of being a healthy human. One of our favorite ways to create is through yoga painting. Throughout your stay, you will get to use your body as a paint brush to create and build on a work of art through your yoga practice. At the end of the retreat, you can take your masterpiece home with you.

Time to create

Healthy creation is a part of being a healthy human. One of our favorite ways to create is through yoga painting. Throughout your stay, you will get to use your body as a paint brush to create and build on a work of art through your yoga practice. At the end of the retreat, you can take your masterpiece home with you.

Time to rest   Ahhh. Exhale. While your kids are engaged and having a good time, you will have time to rest. Enjoy guided practices, space to be alone, or spend time with your partner or friend. We know how chaotic life at home can be. So building in intentional rest time during the retreat is a high priority for us.

Time to rest

Ahhh. Exhale. While your kids are engaged and having a good time, you will have time to rest. Enjoy guided practices, space to be alone, or spend time with your partner or friend. We know how chaotic life at home can be. So building in intentional rest time during the retreat is a high priority for us.

 

 What’s Included?

Family Yoga Retreats offers a mix of activities to enjoy with and without your child.

We’ve designed a vacation for the busy mom who loves to have fun with and without her kids, for the couple who needs alone time to spark new adventures, or for the evlolved girls trip with kids. In silence and in laughter, we believe that healing comes in all forms. Enjoy this magical family vacation created to restore your spirit and your family. Choose to experience:

 
 
  • For the grownups: four days of relaxation and plenty of free time for exploring, naps, or reconnecting with your partner.

  • For the kids: An art and yoga day camp guided by seasoned childcare providers

  • Three meals/day and plenty of snacks for the kids

  • Two yoga/meditation classes each day

  • Yoga Paint Party™ workshops for adults and children

  • Self-guided nature walks

 
  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort outdoor adventure park available for purchase. Adventure park includes:

  • Alpine Slide

  • Alpine Tower

  • Bowling

  • Chairlift Rides

  • Disc Golf

  • EuroBungy

  • Hydrobikes

  • Miniature Golf

  • Paddleboats

  • Paddleboards

  • Rock Wall

  • Summer Tubing

 
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Arrival

Our destination is about an hour drive from Pittsburgh. Please arrive by 3pm to enjoy activities for children, a light meditation, and a family dinner.

Departure

On our departure day we offer plenty of activities to occupy children while grownups experience some final moments alone. We’ll close with a group lunch with everyone checking out by noon.

 

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investment 

$599 USD

Update: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

This price includes the yoga retreat for adults or summer camp for kids, accompanying workshops, three meals each day, and snacks.

This Family Yoga Retreat is the family vacation you’ve always dreamed of. Imagine a relaxing week filled with yoga and meditation, alone time with your partner, a nature adventure, or catching up with close friends - all while your children are safely nearby having fun of their own. If this sounds like fun for your family, make a deposit soon. We anticipate a sold out retreat.

With joy! - Alecia and Carrie

P.S. If you have questions about this retreat email familyyogaretreats@gmail.com or send either of us a private message on Facebook.

 
 

Yoga Guides

 
 
 
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Alecia dawn young

Art and wellness have been themes in Alecia’s life, but it was truly a scenic route to founding her business, YOGAMOTIF. She studied sculpture and education in college and taught K-12 art, math and communications.

After receiving a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, she held a variety of arts and education-focused jobs while maintaining a thread of consistent wellness — running full and half marathons, biking, and practicing yoga. After giving birth to a daughter and becoming a 200-hour certified yoga teacher, she noticed wellness deficits in her own life and in the lives of others, leading her to found YOGAMOTIF.

Alecia, a Pittsburgh native, volunteers her time as a yoga instructor and is the former board chair of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization that supports black women, femmes and girls. She currently lives on the northside with her husband and two young children.

 
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carrie mccann

Carrie McCann is a facilitator, yoga instructor, and maker.  After chronic health issues and a health scare, she decided to pursue an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Certification in an effort to facilitate deeper healing for herself and start to share what she was learning with others. At the same time, she was re-learning her body and reconnecting to her spiritual and emotional self through her yoga practice.  When she was recommended to YogaRoots on location, taking the 200 hour, anti-racist Raja Yoga teacher certification was an easy choice.  

Carrie’s background in social work blends well with her explorations into yoga, plants, and syncing with our natural seasons and cycles. She believes that small changes can make big change and loves holding space for people to care for themselves, rest, create, and explore what holistic health looks like for them. 


 

 FAQ

I’m not good at yoga.  Is this retreat right for me?

There is no such thing at being good at yoga. If you have a body, you are good at yoga. If you are interested in breathing, moving, and maybe breathing and moving at the same time, then YES!  This retreat is right for you! Flexibility not required- all bodies are welcome here.

What kind of yoga do you practice/teach?

Both Alecia and Carrie were trained in Raja Yoga by YogaRoots On Location.  In Raja yoga, Asana (or physical practice, what most of us in the West think of when we think of yoga) is just one piece.  So we will move, but we will also practice various breathing and meditation techniques, and share practices to support how we care for ourselves and each other.

Who will watch my children?

We are glad you asked. Safe, experienced, child-care professionals. With Alecia’s background in education and current status of mom, and Carrie’s background in social work and nannying, we take great care to make sure the people running the youth portion are not just qualified but are experienced.  

I have special dietary needs.  Will I be accommodated?

Absolutely!  Gluten free? Me too.  Don’t eat meat? Awesome!  Dairy hurts your guts? Us too.  Nut allergies? Bring them on. Please let us know your dietary needs in advance!