Summer Satsang: A Jivamukti Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Peebles, Ohio Retreat with Jennifer Lenhart


Deep summer in Ohio = crickets and cicadas chirping; fireflies twinkling; late afternoon thunderstorms; glorious sunrises and sunsets; green, lush deciduous forests; and long, warm “dog days.” Our retreat center, nestled in the Appalachian foothills on 130 acres in Southern Ohio, is an idyllic and secluded setting with a gorgeous practice space for us to come together in a spiritual community (Satsang) to take a deep summer immersion into deep practice.

Retreats offer us the gift of stepping away from the busyness of daily life in order to reconnect with nature and ourselves, to fill the cup of our spiritual heart, to build community and friendships with like-minded seekers, and to work on our spiritual practice in an immersive and intentional way.

Our retreat will include twice daily breath-centered and mindful Jivamukti yoga asana practices; guided and silent seated meditation; walking meditation (on the outdoor labyrinth); pranayama (breathing exercises); talks, discussions, and study focusing on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali; and chanting mantras accompanied by the harmonium. We will enjoy a compassionate diet of nourishing home-cooked plant-based meals. There will also be free time each day to enjoy hiking, birding, stargazing, solitude, reflection, silence, a fire pit, drum circles, napping, swimming, resting, reading, connecting with others, or exploring nearby nature preserves. An optional excursion day during the week will allow for a longer day trip to the nearby Serpent Mound Historical Site, or into Chillicothe or Cincinnati, or to a nature preserve, etc. But those who prefer to spend the optional excursion day at the retreat center are welcome to do so as well.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Access to onsite hiking trails
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

Accommodations

The Appalachian foothills are home to a sacred space for hope and for inner and global peace. Allow yourself time to be inspired, grow and learn on 130 acres of pristine wilderness. Private, home-life, comfortable atmosphere perfect for reflection, relaxation, and renewal.

There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in this unspoiled terrain. Conservation rain gardens and integrated learning landscape for your enjoyment. Take a walk in one of the labyrinths for meditation or hike to ease the mind.   

Enjoy nourishing farm-to-table meals that are healthy, delicious and homemade specializing in 100% vegan cuisine.

Jennifer Lenhart

Jennifer Lenhart is the owner of Satsang Yoga Studio in Berea, Ohio. She is a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and is recognized by Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She began practicing yoga in the mid-1990s and has been teaching yoga since 2009. She is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP); a certified Thai Yoga Massage practitioner; has led residential yoga & meditation retreats locally, nationally, and internationally; is a certified Y12SR: Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Leader; and holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature. In her classes, expect to hear eclectic music, practice devotional chanting, consider how the teachings and philosophy of yoga can be applied to modern life, be asked to bring awareness to the breath, be encouraged to find optimal alignment in the asanas, and experience skillful hands-on assists. And probably enjoy some laughter, too.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Jennifer is open and friendly and has a light-hearted feel to her classes. She is not the ‘practice at the front of the room and everyone else should follow’ teacher–she is the teacher who explains, very specifically, what the class is to do and demos only as needed (e.g. for newer students or complicated poses). She is all over the room doing hands-on adjustments and her savasana massages are divine. Sequencing is clearly planned for best practice, and students are often challenged (but never forced) to try new or more complicated poses. Spiritually founded classes that are not too heavy on the spiritual stuff but remind the student that it’s there–as it should be–check her out.”

“Jennifer helped me understand mindfulness when I started practicing yoga years ago. She is such a warm, wise, and loving woman, and she is an excellent yoga instructor. She lives a true yogi life. I completely trust and honor Jennifer.”

“Jennifer is a wonderful teacher that guides students through a slow engaging flow. She provides plenty of options for all levels, and her classes are welcoming to a beginner yet provide a challenge to an experienced yogi. 

She teaches mindful awareness to the core and helps students to build core strength in any pose. She brings laughter to the practice and the joy of being human on our mats. I highly recommend Jennifer to people new to the mat, and long-time yogis as well.”

There will be plenty of time for yoga in the beautiful octagonal studio space or meditation in the fire ceremony temple. Sit and take it all in at one of three ponds or get moving on the hiking trail. Honor the mind, body, spirit, and earth at every turn on this sacred space.  

While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Birdwatching
  • And more!

*Price of some Activities are not included in tuition unless free or listed under inclusions.

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Registration

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Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There 

If you plan to arrive by plane, you will book your flight to the Cincinnati Municipal Airport (CVG). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. If you are driving to the facility, please keep in mind that check-in begins at 3pm.

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Travel Insurance

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We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $2295 USD until October 15th, 2022!

Shared Accommodations – $1995 USD (Full Price $2295 USD)

Single Accommodations – $2595 USD

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

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In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

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Cancellation

  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to info@truenaturetravels.com.

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