Ayurveda Retreat VA 2015

The Art of Wise Living Self-Care Retreat (for Women only)

Tuesday- Sunday, October 13-18, 2015 | Harper’s Ferry area, West Virginia

Rejuvenate while you learn the principles of supportive self-care from the Ayurvedic, yogic and contemplative traditions.

Enjoy nature hikes, swimming in the creek, writing in your journal or relaxing in the beautiful outdoors mid-day and evening contemplative playtime.

Create, learn about and eat organic, Ayurvedic meals with a small group of other women, equally interested in self-care and mindful community.

This retreat is open to all dedicated yoga practitioners interested in learning the arts of Ayurvedic nourishment, yogic well-being and intuitive wisdom for self-care.

The Art of Wise Living will teach you to the skills for making your life, your yoga (and to share those skills with others: in your homes, communities and studios).


The most enjoyable component of training with the Wisdom Method was the Ayurvedic retreat. Beautiful setting. Great experiences with food, essential oils, practice, and learnings about Ayurveda.

~ Deborah Charnes, The Write Counsel, Wisdom Method Yoga Therapist, 2014 Retreat attendee


Questions? Contact us


{Dates + Location}

Tuesday- Sunday, October 13-18, 2015

Harper’s Ferry area, West Virginia – private retreat center


  • Convenient location: ~30 minutes from D.C. (fly into Dulles / IAD)
  • Comfortably sleeps 12
  • Large kitchen and dining area
  • Beautiful wood floors throughout
  • Open Yoga space (indoors) holds 20 mats
  • Open Yoga space (outdoors)
  • Hiking trails
  • Shared accommodations
    • earlier enrollment ensures your pick of the accommodations



I loved knowing that each day would be very well organized! Kellie’s attention to detail, the layout of the training days, and how Kellie taught the material with enthusiasm and joy really made for an incredible journey.

~ Coleen Clement, Wisdom Method Yoga Therapist, 2014 Retreat attendee




Tuesday, October 13

  • arrive between 12-2 p at Dulles airport
  • carpool to the center arranged at time of Retreat registration
  • 4 p | welcome and orientation
  • 6 p | dinner


Wednesday, October 14 – Saturday, October 17

  • Instruction and practice in Ayurvedic yoga, pranayama, meditation and cooking
  • Quiet journaling and reflection time each afternoon and evening
  • All meals and meal preparation are included in the retreat
  • Saturday evening catered meal includes optional wine service
  • *Herbal tea provided throughout the retreat. Please provide your own coffee or speciality beverage.*


Sunday, October 18

  • morning practice and meditation
  • breakfast
  • lecture and final discussion
  • *Leave anytime after 10 am*
  • lunch is provided
  • 12-2p | depart center
  • carpool back to airport arranged in advance


{Daily Schedule}

*Times are tentative and are subject to minor changes

7-7:30 am | Silent Meditation
7:30-9 am | Silent Breakfast
9 – 12 pm | Lecture + Practice
1-3 pm | Lunch + Lunch Prep / Free Time
3-6 pm | Lecture + Practice
6-7pm | Dinner
7:30-9 pm | Journaling time, Creative projects, Nature time, Self-practice, Community Connection

9 pm – 9 am | Noble Silence



I was drawn to the Wisdom Method program because of my desire to use yoga as medicine in my own life and then be able to share with others. I was totally unprepared for the fact my expectations would be exceeded! The information was organized and presented in an articulate, digestible manner. I also found Kellie’s teaching style so lovely and relatable.

~ Renee Novello, RYT500, Wisdom Method Therapeutic Yoga Teacher + Wellness Educator, 2014 Retreat Attendee



{2015 Retreat Fees}

  • FULL PAYMENT | $2300
  • PAYMENT PLAN | $2500 
  • DEPOSIT | $500


Retreat fees include…

  • Lodging Tuesday, October 13-Sunday, October 18
  • All meals (including catered meals Tuesday and Saturday evening) —vegetarian, organic and seasonal
  • 60+ page comprehensive training manual on all concepts covered
  • Access to all recipes of meals prepared on Retreat
  • Detailed guidelines and “cheat sheets” for all practices and meditations related to the Art of Wise Living Retreat.
  • Certificate in Wisdom Method Ayurvedic Yoga + Pranayama
  • 60 Continuing Education hours with the Yoga Alliance
  • $100 off a lifetime-pass to the Wisdom Method Virtual Studio



After attending training with Kellie, I have been able to find more balance in my personal practice. I was primarily a vinyasa teacher and now I have been able to cultivate a stillness practice of my own. In finding this side, I have been able to share the practice more authentically with my students and I have been able to connect with myself and others on a much deeper and insightful level. I feel more aware and at peace than I have ever felt in my entire life and I look forward to sharing this with those who cross my path on the mat.

~Chris Oemler, RYT-200, CPYT, Wisdom Method Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, 2014 Retreat attendee




{Cancellation Policy}

Refunds are not provided UNLESS the retreat is cancelled; however, we understand that life presents us with unexpected challenges. In the event of emergency, please contact Kellie directly:: info {at} thewisdommethod {dot} com. We evaluate every situation on a case-by-case basis.


{Travel Details}

The Retreat center is ~1 hour drive from Leesburg / Ashburn / Reston, VA, area and there are several airports convenient to the destination.

Map of Retreat area with airports listed



 A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot in the Retreat. IF YOU CHOOSE THE PAYMENT PLAN, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR SET UP. PLEASE PAY ONLY THE DEPOSIT TODAY.



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The Art of Wise Living is the self-care intensive required in the Wisdom Method Yoga Therapy, Level 1 teacher training. Attendance at the retreat is required to complete the coursework hours component of the training. Those in the Wisdom Method Yoga Therapy, Level 1 program, are also required to complete additional home-study post-retreat.