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Shine On Yoga Retreat

October 14 – October 16, 2022
Moon Meadows Farm
Kearneysville, WV

“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…”
~John Lennon

Retreat with Susan Mondi Bowen & the Thrive Community to Moon Meadows Farm Yoga & Healing Center. This oasis of peace and natural beauty is located on a sprawling 36-acre organic farm surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us to relax, practice yoga & meditation, and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals in the comfort of nature with fellow yogis and new friends.

Our Friday-Sunday Retreat includes:

  • Local retreat at Moon Meadows Farm in West Virginia, 64 miles from Thrive Yoga
  • Warm, inviting, and spacious accommodations with double and single occupancy rooms
  • Homemade healthy & delicious vegetarian meals
  • Rejuvenating free time in nature
  • Free time to journal and self-reflect
  • Community time to make new friends, laugh, and share stories


Deepen your practice with six yoga, meditation, and specialty practices*:

  • Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative Yoga with individual attention
  • Mind-Blowing Guided Meditation
  • Specialty Practices* of Pranayama (Breathing to reduce stress, sleep better and be more fit); Soothing and refreshing Sound Bath with 30 instruments
  • *Specialty Practices are outlined below and include Sound Immersion, Holotropic Breathwork and Ananda Mandala

Sound Bath for Deep Relaxation & Inner Knowing

Easily slide into savasana, and Susan Mondi Bowen, a Certified Sound Therapist, will create a nurturing and deeply relaxing session with a sound immersion including gongs, tuning forks, bells, ocean drum, handmade Nepalese singing bowls, and seven chakra crystal bowls. Sound baths will help ease symptoms of many conditions, including chronic pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. With intention and an elevated vibration, you will leave refreshed and vibrant.

Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork

This beginner’s Pranayama practice will include full instruction and moderation. Breathing patterns will be explored and breathing sequences will include taking deep breaths (inhale and exhale) with short breath retention.

Ananda Mandala (Breathwork, Chakras, and Mantra)

Cleansing meditation to wash out hidden emotions stuck in the body and open to higher states of consciousness. A guided rhythmic breathing pattern, followed by a concentrated and focused meditation on each chakra. Modified for all levels of practice, Ananda Mandala invites deep energetic releases from the body & energetic pathways and it generates bliss.

Sample Schedule:

Friday Evening

  • Arrive
  • Meet & Greet
  • Homemade Delicious Dinner By Moon Meadows 
  • Special Practice: Sound Bath for Deep Relaxation & Inner Knowing



  • Mind-Blowing Guided Meditation
  • Yoga Practice with personal attention
  • Breakfast
  • Hiking/Explore Local Shepherdstown/Free Time
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Group Gathering under the Stars



  • Ananda Mandala (Breathwork, Chakras, and Mantra)
  • Breakfast
  • Farewell Yoga Practice  & Yoga Nidra as taught by Satyananda Saraswati
  • Checkout

Available Rooms

Single Occupancy Room/ Private Bath



Single Occupancy Room/ Shared Bath



Double Occupancy Room/Shared Bath



Cancellations and Alternative Services Policy:

  • No refunds will be granted for any reasons including travel changes and restrictions.  See the details of the refund/cancellation policies in the Thrive Yoga Master Client Services Agreement and receipt in your Thrive Account Profile and Retreat Administrative Policies. See Covid 19 Policies Below*
  • We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies offer policies that ensure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to weather & travel delays, personal property loss, and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.

World Nomads

Travel Guard 

Forbes List World Travel Insurance


*Covid-19 Policies:

  • Retreaters must have proof of vaccination or a recovery from Covid-19 certificate to attend the retreat.
  • Thrive Yoga will notify all registrants of COVID-19 related requirements as we approach the retreat date to ensure that everyone has what they need for travel and the retreat


In the unexpected case that travel becomes restricted forcing Thrive to reschedule the retreat, we will offer a transfer of those dollars to the rescheduled retreat or a refund less $350 Thrive concierge/administration fee.

Testimonials from Past Retreaters

"I recently attended one of the local retreats, and it was extremely enriching and it helped me work through a lot of stuck energy in my system. I met a friendly group of like minded souls, and we experienced good vibrations all weekend long. The 4 day retreat was filled with meditation, breath work, sound bath, ice bath and of course, lots of yoga! I highly recommend going to one of the retreats or at least a class! Susan is extremely knowledgeable, and she fills the room with so much positive energy.
~ Cathy C."
"I joined Thrive Yoga on a retreat this past weekend never having been to the studio before. It was an admitted risk, but one I will never regret. Susan is an amazing person and teacher. I enjoyed all of her yoga classes and the sound bath. Most importantly was the welcoming attitude of all her students. It is clear that she has developed a strong and loving community at her studio. I wish I lived closer so that I could be a part of this Thrive Family.
~ Karen G."
"This retreat was the best ever! Lots of laughter, sound bath, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, relaxation, hiking, amazing food, making new friends. What more could you want? I’ll be there again next time
~ Cyd R."
"Recently I had the pleasure of doing a yoga retreat with Thrive and I couldn’t say enough great things about this wonderful studio and their amazing community. Yoga, pranayama, sound baths, and more all delivered in an accessible yet challenging way that leaves you feeling physically energized and spiritually lifted. Their community was clearly tight knit but welcomed my friend and I immediately making us feel like we had known them forever. Although I don’t live in the area I will be watching out for workshops and making special trips just to reconnect with them and myself. I highly recommend this studio. Thank you Thrive family.
~ Jillian F."