True Nature Retreat

Reconnect with your true nature.

July 26-28, 2023    ·   Stockton, NJ


A Retreat to Return Home to Who You Are

Immerse in nature to reconnect to your true nature.  

Relax completely at a secluded 13 room bed and breakfast surrounded by 300 acres of rolling farmland and forest in Stockton, New Jersey. 

Enjoy a delightful itinerary full of nourishing activities to support and inspire you.  

What's Included

Workshops & Classes

Rachel and Tami, Rise Gatherings co-creators, are the guides by your side through the entire experience. Receive their wisdom and warmth, along with other facilitators, in workshops, classes and conversations. 

Serene Escape

This unique destination feels as if you’ve escaped the modern world. We'll be the exclusive guests in the 13 rooms at this historic manor so the bucolic views, expansive porch and colorful gardens will be our own tranquil retreat home. Walk the trail, sit by the fountain, be with the trees and meet the sheep!

Nourishing Meals

You won’t have to prepare a thing here. The wonderful staff prepares and serves delicious fresh prepared meals and snacks. Enjoy a local summer menu with plenty of choices for everyone including options for vegan, gluten and dairy free at every meal.

Connected Community

Reconnect to yourself by reconnecting to new friends. Rise Gatherings is known for creating supportive connections through story-telling, meaningful shared experiences and heart centered intentions. This aspect of the retreat is not to be overlooked, it is highly regarded and will have lasting effects.

Retreat Facilitators

Your guides by your side throughout your retreat experience

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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Sarah Seely

Somatic Educator & Thai Yoga Therapist

Sarah Seely

Sarah Seely is a Somatic Coach, Thai Yoga Therapist and the owner of Thai Brooklyn. She is a deeply empathetic and intuitive healer with over 20 years of experience and training. By holding safe, sacred space for transformational healing, Sarah uses mindfulness meditation, embodied awareness, bodywork, energy healing, spiritual guidance, and wise counsel to craft her sessions and classes. Sarah will be facilitating an Embodied Movement & Self Massage Workshop as well as offering private Thai Yoga Therapy sessions.

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Your Tranquil Retreat Destination

Woolverton Inn

Leave your worries behind at this highly acclaimed, secluded New Jersey bed and breakfast perched high above the Delaware River surrounded by 300 acres of rolling farmland and forest. Immerse in the magic of this property throughout your stay.

Accommodation Options

Your all-inclusive rate is dependent on your accommodation selection. 

Choose from the variety of one-of-a-kind room options below. Suites and Cottages can accommodate two guests in a shared king bed (shared occupancy option at checkout).


Guest Room

Escape to a charming and cozy guest room in the historic, renovated Manor House and enjoy beautiful views as you relax into your getaway. 

  • 160-200 sq ft
  • Double or queen bed

$1,329 all inclusive accommodations, meals and retreat experience


Suite Room

Unwind in classic elegance and gaze at the gorgeous grounds in your rich, lush and spacious suite in the historic Manor House.

  • 400-430 sq ft
  • King bed
  • Whirlpool tub
  • Fireplace

$1,529 all inclusive accommodations, meals and retreat experience



Exceptional, spacious lodging with a private entrance and sweeping views of the woodlands and nearby farms. Delight in a book in your sitting area or spa tub of your retreat home. 

  • 500-600 sq ft
  • King bed
  • Private sitting area
  • Whirlpool tub
  • Fireplace

$1,799 all inclusive accommodations, meals and retreat experience

Space is limited. Book you retreat room today!

Retreat Schedule

Return Home to Yourself

Wed, July 26

3 - 5pm Arrive & settle in

4 - 5:30pm Wander into whatever calls to you...arts and crafts, nature walk, sip a drink with a new friend. 

6pm Chef prepared summer dinner on the deck

7:30pm Women’s circle around the fire pit

Receive, Reflect & Rest

Thurs, July 27

8:00am Forest Bathing with Tami

8:30-10:00am Three course breakfast

10:30am-12:00pm Embodied Movement & Self-Massage Workshop with Sarah

12:00-1:30pm Lunch 

1:30-3:00pm Rest, explore, or receive a private massage or astrology session

3:30-5:00pm True Nature Workshop with Rachel & Tami

6:30-7:30pm Sunset Dinner

8:00pm Ways of Winding Down Mini Workshop

Honor & Integrate

Fri, July 28

8:00-9:00am Slow Flow Class with Rachel

8:30-10:00am Three course breakfast 

10:00am Check out 

Activity Descriptions

This is your getaway. Choose to participate in as much or as little as you desire.

Your True Nature Workshop

Tami and Rachel will facilitate meaningful conversation, personal reflection, meditation and more with their signature style of heart centered guidance and teaching. 

  • Explore the principles of nature and how they inform your growth.
  • Learn about the conditions that are important to thrive and reflect on how these apply to your life.
  • Deeply honor your interconnectedness with nature. 

Take away wisdom and inspiration to integrate into your life to live in greater alignment with nature and your true nature. 

Embodied Movement & Self Massage Class

Sarah will guide us through somatic, embodied movement practices and self-massage techniques, inviting you to practice moving in an intuitive, curious and open way. 

What you can expect in this workshop:

  • Guided practice to help you reconnect to your body’s innate intelligence.
  • Learn how to listen to and clearly feel the signals your body is sending you every day.
  • How to know when you’re in your head too much and get back into your body.
  • Self-massage techniques for soothing the body and nervous system.

Leave this experience more connected and at ease, ready to move confidently and implement new tools in your life. 

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is an evidence-based Japanese practice of connecting with nature as a way to boost your immunity, de-stress and contemplate the wonders of the forest. 

Learn about and experience the diverse health benefits of forest bathing. Tami will guide us in grounding exercises and a slow guided walk through the forest together, receiving invitations to deepen the experience along the way.

Thai Massage Session


Thai Yoga is a dynamic, therapeutic approach to healing that uses reflexology, acupressure, myofascial release and passive stretch to promote physical, energetic, and spiritual healing. This deeply relaxing, pain relieving, and soul retrieving blend of assisted yoga, mindful movement, and bodywork encourages increased range of motion, relief from pain and muscle tension, increased flexibility, and improved lymph and blood circulation. 

Sarah is a deeply empathetic and intuitive healer and practitioner with over 20 years of experience and training. Sarah will hold safe, sacred space for your therapeutic session.

Retreat Reviews

After this retreat I feel like I'm lounging in a hammock, with a nice gentle breeze and not a care in the world! I'm ready to approach life with a new perspective. This has reinforced for me how important it is to tend to my own soil before I can help others with their gardens. Rest and play do not need to be earned. Thank you for the reminder!!

I have many favorite parts - the beautiful grounds, the safe container that I walked into as I was greeted and checked in with by Rachel and Tami throughout the retreat, the workshops were informative and experiential, the women, the freedom to just be and do whatever I wanted, the food was special and varied, and the coffee, I’m such a coffee head ⛅️

This opportunity allowed me the time and space I needed to recognize and lovingly release things that have been holding me back, as well as plan how to take my spiritual journey to the next level.

This Rise retreat was simply amazing. The Woolverton Inn and their staff were so customer focused from the room set ups to the delicious breakfast they served each morning. The activities and workshop leaders that the Rise Team planned were a terrific blend of relaxation and learning with enough time in between to connect with new friends or just simply relax on the beautiful grounds. Will definitely put this on my calendar for next year. Thank you for creating such a special place for us to gather and refresh!


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

COVID-19 Policy: 

Rise Gatherings is committed to keeping the safety of our retreat attendees clearly in focus at all times while creating meaningful and fun retreat experiences. Throughout the pandemic, Rise has been and will continue to rely upon CDC and state/local requirements and recommendations around COVID-19 safety. 

Force Majeure:

In the event anything happens at Rise Gatherings Weekend Getaway or the Event is cancelled, directly or indirectly as a result of an any act of god, acts of terrorism, natural disaster, inevitable accident, fire, strike, lockout, or other labor dispute, riot or other civil commotion, act of public enemy, enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality (federal, state or local), epidemics, pandemics or outbreak of communicable disease, quarantines, failure of the Facility, or other cause of a similar or different nature not within Rise Gatherings’ control, Rise Gatherings shall not be responsible in any way for anything whatsoever, including without limitation, death, injury, property, and travel. The aforementioned  notwithstanding, with respect to a Force Majeure cancellation of the Event, Rise Gatherings, in its sole and absolute discretion, may provide ticket purchasers with a comparable substitute event to attend as scheduled by Rise Gatherings at the original location or a replacement location as determined in the sole discretion of Rise Gatherings, and subject to price increases/decreases in the event of increased or decreased costs resulting from the changed itinerary.

No exceptions apply

Check in begins at 3pm on Wednesday July 26. There will be Creative Arts activities and refreshments so we can settle in together with some fun together.

Departure is at 10am on Friday, July 28 after a blissful morning that includes a movement class, breakfast and closing circle.

If you want to extend your experience we highly recommend spending time in the neighboring towns of Frenchtown or Lambertville NJ or New Hope, PA. 

Dreamy! Get ready for some wonderful sleep and pampering. We will be the only guests at the Woolverton Inn, an elegant country B&B in Stockton, NJ. The flower filled grounds are surrounded by 300 acres of quiet preserved farmland and forest. 

There are 13 rooms - each styled with relaxation in mind. You'll sink into luxurious bedding, fluffy robes, and elegant furnishings. Many of the rooms include whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. And did we mention the views from your window? You'll look out at rolling hills, pastures and gardens.

Yes! You are welcome to share a suite or a cottage. Please note you will be sharing a king size bed, there are no rooms with two beds. Just choose Suite for 2 or Cottage for 2 at check out and you'll both save $400.

Everything! Your accommodations, meals, snacks, beverages, workshops, activities and entertainment are all included in your ticket price. You'll be greeted with a delightful swag bag full of goodies and a journal too. The only extra is if you schedule an add on experience like a massage or astrology reading.

Retreats aren’t just for yogis and meditators!  No experience with yoga or meditation necessary! We use meditation as a tool for growth and learning so you’ll have the opportunity to try it out or return to it as a way to connect to yourself. There will be a Slow Flow movement class before breakfast on Friday where you will have the opportunity to wake up your body in a supportive and energizing way, regardless of your experience. Women report that Rise Gatherings retreats help them rediscover movement as a joyful, supportive practice. 

The retreat is beautifully curated so you don't have to worry about a thing. There is a relaxed paced schedule so you can let go of life's hustle and ease into experiences designed for you to move, learn and delight, as well as rest and digest. If you prefer to sit out any activity for some alone time we encourage you to do so!  

In advance of the retreat you will have the opportunity to sign up for individual sessions with our incredible team of practitioners. 

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. You can bring your own yoga mat and we will have mats available as well.

You and your tummy are going to feel nourished! 

All food has been selected and designed to give you the most freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment throughout the retreat with ideas to bring home to your kitchen! There is something for everyone  – vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc. Three course nutritious breakfasts are homemade in the Woolverton Inn kitchen and dinners and lunch are prepared by a local chef featuring locally sourced fruit and vegetables. Homemade snacks, beverages and fresh coffee and teas are available throughout your stay. 

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

You must be at least 16 to attend accompanied by an adult and 18 to attend this event alone. However, there is no age limit for enjoying this experience! It is for growing women in all stages and phases of life!  

Woolverton Inn is located at 6 Wooldverton Road, Stockton NJ. 

We absolutely love this elegant bed and breakfast set in the country, just five minutes from New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ. 

We will be the only occupants in the 14 rooms so the grounds and Inn will be our tranquil retreat space and the staff will be there to ensure our comfort and joy. 

Yes! The Philadelphia and Newark Airports are both about an hour from Stockton, NJ. Transportation is not provided to and from the retreat, but we are happy to help you make arrangements, just be in touch.

We will be immersing in our beautiful setting and breathing the benefits of time spent close to nature. All activities, classes, workshops and meals will be enjoyed outdoors. The Inn has a large breezy tented area for weddings where we will gather in the shade for workshops and classes. Meals will take place on the beautiful deck. In case of inclement weather we will gather indoors at the Inn.

Nope. Drugs and alcohol are not a part of this experience. Rise is about discovering that natural high and living within it.

Refund Policy:

This policy extends to all reasons for cancellation, including Covid-19. If you are concerned about the financial risk, we recommend you purchase cancellation/trip insurance. Quotes to insure your True Nature Retreat ticket and travel costs per person start at $50 – check for rates. 

Registration made with a payment plan is subject to the terms of cancellation and transfers below.

This policy applies to any additional services purchased as Program add-ons.

Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance:

Tickets may be transferred to another person* or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.

A 50% credit may be applied to a future Rise Gatherings Event. 

Email to receive either of these two options.

*Transfer to recipient not complete until recipient completes full registration and any outstanding payment has been made (if applicable).

Cancellations made 1-29 days in advance:

Tickets may be transferred  to the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund.

If you do not attend, arrive late to or leave early from the Event no refund or credit will be issued.

– No exceptions to these conditions apply.

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. Unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances (death in the family, illness, etc.) can happen to anyone. Being unprepared will cause you to miss the True Nature Retreat as well as lose your investment.

We also recommend you thoroughly read all of our Terms & Conditions prior to checkout. You must indicate your agreement during the checkout process. Our refund/cancellation policy will be enforced regardless of individual circumstances. offers many options at affordable rates. Choose what works best for you!

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