YOU First Retreat

Friday, May 10, 2024   ·   9:30am - 4:30pm

New Hope, PA


A Retreat Day to Restore

Take a break from your everyday routine to reconnect with yourself and community. 

A sweet schedule of nourishing experiences will soothe your nervous system, expand your mind, and support you in ways that may surprise you.

Friday, May 10 - New Hope, PA

Space is limited to 15 participants.

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Retreat Location

Rise Retreat Home

Transport yourself to a magical setting and enjoy abundant beauty on this 20 acre property in New Hope, PA. Exact address will be shared after registration.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, May 10th in New Hope, PA

Arrive and Connect

9:30am - Arrive and settle in to the peaceful setting.

10:00am - Opening Circle 

Rachel & Tami guide the group to ignite the spark of connection within yourself and with those surrounding you.

Relax and Nourish

11:00am - Forest Bathing

Slow down and open your senses through a guided meditative experience in the forest. This is an accessible opportunity to connect with nature.

12:30pm - Plant Powered Lunch

Prepared and presented by culinary chef, Ursula Adams. Accompanied by recipes to take home.

Receive Care

1:30pm - 3:30pm - Care for the Giver Workshop with Dr. Patricia Bridges and Rise Co-Founders Rachel and Tami

In our world of productivity culture, we often feel that rest is a luxury. What would our world look like is rest was honored as our right? Be guided through self reflection modalities such as meditation and journaling and share stories with those beside you to sooth yourself and inspire collective healing.

In this workshop, we will explore rest as a form of liberation and how we can enhance and commit to rest practices in our lives.

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Retreat Facilitators

Your guides by your side for your YOU First Retreat

Tami Astorino

Co-Creator & Facilitator

Tami Astorino, M.Ed.

Reconnect and restore balance to your daily life as you discover the fundamentals of forest bathing with Tami. Tami blends her skills as a facilitator, yoga instructor, and nature lover to offer you an opportunity to reduce stress, improve feelings of happiness, free up creativity, and optimize overall well-being. Experience a sensory awakening and answer invitations to connect with the natural world that surrounds you as well as the true nature that resides inside of you in forest bathing and workshops with Tami.

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Co-Creator & Facilitator

Rachel Rainbow

Rachel shares her skills as a somatic therapist to facilitate an experience that restores your relationship with your body and supports you in reclaiming your wholeness. Rachel is known for her hugs and will offer these in abundance at the retreat, along with her wisdom in workshops and classes.

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Dr Patricia Bridges


Patricia Carter Bridges

Dr. Patricia Bridges is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in the Person Centered Approach. She uses compassion and empathy as tools to support the growth and desire in her clients to know their true selves. Dr. Bridges encourages the hope to come out from whatever is hindered from past experiences and guides individuals to courageously move forward.



We're glad you have questions. If you can't find your answer, contact us.

Absolutely! Many women attend solo! The welcoming environment is there for new friendships to form and leaves you feeling connected to an inspired community.

The Day of Renewal retreat is held at the Rise retreat home in New Hope, PA. The exact address will be shared after you book your retreat.

Rise is a community where all belong, whether this is your first retreat or you've been to many. You don't need any experience in yoga, meditation or the like; our retreats are about connection to ourselves, each other and modalities for renewing and recharging our whole selves.

Think cozy and comfy! No need to dress up, come as you are and pack your favorite items for hanging out, movement and being outdoors. 

Bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and shoes for walking outdoors according to the weather.

You and your tummy are going to feel nourished! 

Snacks and the chef prepared lunch are thoughtfully designed to give you freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment with ideas to bring home to your kitchen! There is something for everyone  – vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc. 

If there is anything specific you need, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are here to accommodate you.

We will be immersing in our beautiful setting and breathing the benefits of time spent close to nature. Location of activities will depend on weather, but Forest Bathing will be outside unless it's raining heavily, so bring appropriate attire.

The retreat home is equipped with many bathrooms and rooms for you to change throughout the day.

We would love to hear from you! Please send us an email – all questions and considerations are welcome with open arms!