What makes the Weekend Getaway unique is how the experience is designed. You can curate your own retreat itinerary to fit what feels just right for you from the diverse array of choices.
You’ll also have plenty of time to relax in nature, spark up conversation with fellow retreaters, explore, try something new and just bask in the extraordinary energy.
Come as you are, leave as you want to be!
Expert facilitators guide you in exploring a wide array of topics and experiences
Drop in to movement and meditation classes offered throughout the weekend
Mountain air, hundreds of acres of trees and lakeside serenity
Consciously curated menu to fuel you
Campfires, jam sessions, pajama yoga and an uplifting dance celebration
Steep in the all-embracing energy through women’s circles and group experiences
Slow down and care for yourself with long moments of quiet and relaxation
We bring together the most talented facilitators and practitioners to give you empowering experiences throughout your Weekend Getaway! Our array of activities are aimed to support you in taking care of all aspects of yourself as a woman.
YOUR STORY MATTERS
Jen will provide a safe space for you to share your story and guide you in reflecting upon the core emotions that live inside of it. As you embody your emotions through accessible gestures that you and Jen create together, she will capture your story on film.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE & SUBTLE ENERGY WORK
The main function of the fascia is to absorb shock, separate organs/tissues and transport fluid and nutrients through out the whole body. It also provides structure to our entire body. When in the normal, healthy state, fascia has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. Fascia can easily get damaged by physical (fall, car accident) or emotional trauma on the body. Over time it can lose hydration, stiffen up and cause immobility. Myofascial release entails firm pressure to the fascia system through manual pressure with a prolonged stretch. Join McKenna for myofascial release and subtle energy work to help align the body back into a pain free lifestyle.
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Join Tami for this beautiful opportunity to reduce stress, improve feelings of happiness, free up creativity, and optimize overall well-being in the forest. Reconnect and restore balance to your daily life as you discover the fundamentals of forest bathing, experience a sensory awakening, and answer invitations to connect with the natural world that surrounds you.
Awaken the rhythm in your soul through this group percussion experience. Learn traditional world music genres and be guided to share your spirit through sound. The power of the drum facilitates profound connection within yourself and celebrates the harmony when we come together. No experience necessary. Drums and other instruments are provided..
PLANT ALLIES FOR NERVOUS SYSTEM AND RITUAL
This workshop serves as a sacred space for you to embody ritual, nature and medicine together. Review East Asian & Indigenous herbs that serve as allies for your nervous system and ritual practice for self care.
DIGGING FOR THE HEART OF YOUR WHY
Wherever you are in the dream making process it’s important to connect with your “why”. Knowing your why grounds and inspires you as undoubtedly difficult times will arise on your journey to get there. Kori will take you through her Life Purpose Generator technique and you will use linoleum block printing and ink to literally be digging for the heart of your why! You will walk away with prints for yourself and to hand out to others to start sharing your dream and your why with the world!
Partnering with the Moon
In a world overfilled with masculine energy, allow feminine energy to help you rest, reset, and rise with our best teacher: the moon. Learn how to work with the moon cycle, with a dash of astrology and calling in your trusted higher power to guide you inward for this cycle and beyond. All experience levels welcome!
SHINE THROUGH STRENGTH & SWEAT
A rhythmic bodyweight workout with cardio drills guaranteed to make you sweat, smile and shine!
Public Speaking for Visionaries
Create a movement with your words! Learn to find comfort and connection with any audience. Enjoy the fun of an improv class with the benefit of professional, on-the-spot coaching by a seasoned Publicist and PR expert. Your body is your instrument - learn valuable tools to get out of your head and connect with your body. Hone in on the uniqueness of your story to naturally inspire others!
THE SANCTUARY AND HEALING BALM OF DEEP REST
Taking time for deep rest is an act of self-love. Inspired by the practice of yoga nidra and her work in hypnotherapy, Linda will share science and spirituality of deep rest and guide you through a beautiful relaxation practice. She will share a tool for mastering a self-guided deep rest practice.
Connect with community and explore the wisdom of your body as we journey through meditation, movement, and mindfulness embracing our feminine essence as wise, wild, and free. Qoya is movement to remember and not about right or wrong; it is about doing what feels good in your body.
CONNECTING TO CONFIDENCE
Running your own business offers up lots of opportunity for self-doubt to show up in big and little ways. Using evidence-based tools, Kate will teach you how to navigate your self-doubt in a completely new way.
YOUR ENERGY FIELD & CREATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Your personal energy field consists of the energy that flows through and around your body. Learn about the human energy field and how to sense it in your day to day life. Explore how your energy field impacts and is impacted by another's energy field and what that looks like in your relationships. You'll also learn how to regulate your energy field in order to relate to others in a more centered and balanced way.
AQUA OM PADDLE
Whether this is your first time exploring the practice of Yoga or your hundredth, adding the element of water makes it a brand new experience for everyone. Enjoy the gentle and therapeutic nature of a Yoga practice, coupled with the soothing effects of the water. Challenge your balance and engage the mind, body and spirit while floating into a world of rejuvenation and respite. If you are new to Stand Up Paddle Boarding don’t worry! Everyone will get a lesson on land and water before we begin the actual class.
DISCOVER YOUR INNATE HEALER
We will explore the science about self-healing and spontaneous remissions, find answers stored deep in our subconscious by analyzing self-portraits and practice a guided healing meditation as a powerful tool for activating our heart centers and sending love and healing to the parts of ourselves that need it the most.
Are you interested in living sustainability and wellbeing of our planet? Are you trying to reduce toxins in your life and at your home? Are you a woman entrepreneur on a social mission? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, this is the workshop for you! Join Eileen for a thoughtful discussion of non-toxic living and detoxing! Get practical tips on how we can make changes in our day to day lives to live healthier.
Let Go & Declutter
A professional organizer’s approach to tackling the physical and emotional clutter in your life.
Intuitive Paint Exploration
Give yourself permission to play. In this workshop, we will explore how colors and shapes make us feel while moving the paint across the page. Use your fingers, paint brushes, and other tools to draw, blend, and splatter. This can be a meditative healing experience or just for funsies … no pressure or experience necessary.
SAFE AT HOME
Your body is the home to your soul on Earth - an actual living metaphor for your life. It has been with you since before your birth, experiencing every waking and unconscious moment - a work of precious art that has been shaped and molded into a storehouse of experiences, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and memory. It is a valuable resource and guide. It is an ally. And it can be a source of SAFETY and COMFORT when we know how to listen to it, learn from it and love it. During this workshop, we will explore some of the core principles of Somatic Awareness. You will learn simple and practical techniques for calming your nervous system, allowing you to find an inner place of safety and surrender. As we relax, we can soften our barriers to life, soothe ourselves when in overwhelm, and release unconscious habits of physical tension.
DEEP HEALING MASSAGE
Gilda’s Deep Healing Massage treatments combine deep tissue modalities, craniosacral and myofascial, yoga therapy and osteopathic positional release therapy, including Neuromuscular therapy and SMRT. She intuitively tailors to the needs of the body and spirit she is working with.
Ilia will guide you to discover how your intuition "actually" works & why this is vital to understanding not only how your spirit connects with you but HOW TO use it to guide your life decisions.
Yoga + Intuitive Painting
Unlock your imagination and strengthen your creativity through gentle movement, guided meditation, and painting. Get messy, learn to let go of your inner critic, and begin to uncover the unseen worlds within you as we re-awaken our our intuition.
Learn how to build trust and create a conscious culture, apply new tools for challenging situations, and have fun exploring how your actions, thoughts, and beliefs empower you to emerge as a conscious leader in your professional and personal life.
Use the RAD Muscle Flushing kit to target and release overused areas, enhance range of motion, and massage areas of tension. Lift the load from your shoulders, hips and back leaving you feeling relaxed and lighter.
One-on-one sessions empower physical and emotional health, prevent illness, treat medical conditions, and include a wide range of healing modalities such as acupuncture, energy healing, Reiki, and more.
The weekend offers many opportunities for learning, connecting, playing and resting. You’ll register for 4 workshops to enjoy over the course of the weekend, along with many other activities available to you.
Fri, Sept 30 - Arrive at 1pm and settle into your weekend home. Enjoy crafting activities, get moving or meditating with a class or relax by the lake. Connect with other women during the kick-off, women's circles and at dinner. Attend your first workshop and close-out the evening by the lakeside campfire with live music.
Sat, Oct 1 - Start your morning with forest bathing, meditation or a movement class. Energize with breakfast and head over to your first workshop of the day. Enjoy lunch, then a massage, a psychic reading or kayak trip around the lake. Dive into your third workshop and finish your fulfilling day with dinner with new friends and an uplifting lakeside dance celebration.
Sun, Oct 2 - Rise up, enjoy a morning workout and breakfast and head to your final workshop. More opportunities to sit by the lake, explore the trails, and enhance your connections. Relish in a nourishing lunch and close out the weekend with your women's circle. Take all you received with you as you return to life renewed.
The Weekend Getaway’s simple retreat-style housing supports your experience. Immerse in nature, with breeze and mountain air replacing modern noise. A range of housing options and prices enable you to choose what’s right for you.
Share your own private space with one or more people. Pick one person to complete the registration for all attendees.
SHARED PRIVATE OPTIONS:
Two women - Cottage or Inn
Three to six women - Suite
Six or more women - Cabin
The Weekend Getaway’s simple retreat-style housing supports your experience. A range of housing options and prices enable you to choose what’s right for you.
Our wood floor cabins are a spacious 1400 square feet with twin beds for 6 – 8 women. Shared bathroom with two showers, sinks and toilet stalls. Step off your front porch into the serenity of the trees. Organize a sleepover with just your friends, or meet new ones in this bonding and rustic experience!
Cabin beds will be spaced far apart and cabins will be kept at 50 percent occupancy.
Newly remodeled in 2021! Dorm style housing with rooms that accommodate 3 – 6. Ten private full bathrooms are located in the hallway and each room is assigned its own bathroom. Walk into the hall to your bathroom, close the door and have the toilet/sink/shower area to yourself. The suites are heated and air conditioned and located at the lakefront – you step out to a breathtaking lake view.
The cottages offer 1 – 2 guests a lovely private experience with their own bathroom and furnishings. Cottages are offered with either a queen size bed (single occupancy) or two twin beds (double occupancy). There are a few private cottages that accommodate 3 – 5 women. Contact Rise about larger private cottages.
The premiere lodging choice for comfort. This hotel style lodge has only 9 rooms, each with a private bathroom and AC/heat. Enjoy WiFi, a communal kitchenette, and a spacious shared living room. Each Inn room is approximately 275 square feet and can accommodate a queen bed for 1 or 1 – 4 women with a configuration of queen and twin beds.
Trails End Camp
Well known as the premier Pocono Mountains summer camp and retreat center, Trails End Camp is located in the Northeast corner of Pennsylvania on beautiful Beach Lake. You'll be surrounded by nature as you retreat, rest, and rejuvenate during your Weekend Getaway.
Choose the activities you wish to take part in every day. Preregister for workshops that excite you, try classes that call to you in the moment, take a break by the lake, book a private session. It’s your time to do what you want!
Opportunities throughout the weekend for you to receive a personal touch from gifted facilitators. Private sessions include speciality offerings such as herbal consultations, thai massage, psychic readings, myofascial release and more. Additional cost.
Let the natural environment work it’s magic on you as you spend days away from technology and settle into the tranquility of the trees.
At the heart of the entire experience is community connection. Embrace yourself and others through sharing stories, exchanging wisdom and contributing to the nurturing environment by showing up just as you are.
Women come to the Weekend Getaway for many different reasons yet their experience is shared in what they receive.
My favorite part of the weekend was connecting with other women and finding a deeper connection to myself. Taking a moment to pause and center myself has been the most grounding moment of this year. I am looking forward to charging forward into this next season with a refreshed outlook. Thank you!
Weekend Getaway Attendee
I kept noticing how many coincidences and little gifts from the universe everyone was receiving. Whether it was people’s stories; tokens of appreciation that were meaningful in special ways; our names , experiences, and backgrounds; and so many other things that brought us together regardless of differences.
Weekend Getaway Attendee
I watched women arrive with fear and leave with an open heart. As did I. It’s hard to leave one story, as the entire story (weekend) was the most impactful experience I could have have imagined!
Weekend Getaway Attendee
I had several “inner body” experiences that were so powerful. The grief yoga was by far the most powerful of my movement classes. I was FINALLY able to let out all the anger that has been building to two years as I tried to remain calm and strong for my daughter through our family’s trauma. And it felt so good. That anger, that trauma, has really blocked me from so much of myself. And that’s when I finally felt myself finally starting to let go. It was beautiful and amazing.
Weekend Getaway Attendee
We're glad you have questions. If you can't find your answer, contact us.
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.
In 2021 the Weekend Getaway required vaccines and testing. As of now we believe it is too early to set a policy. We will consider CDC guidelines and state/local guidance and if necessary implement policies for the Program related to Covid-19.
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 for the 2022 weekend begins at 1pm on Friday, September 30. Our first shared meal is dinner, so we recommend stopping for lunch on the way.
Friday afternoon is yours to join a movement class, sit by the lake, or settle in to your weekend home and enjoy the beautiful spaces before some all group activities geared to get you grounded and grooving. If you are going to be arriving late please let us know in advance.
Departure is 4pm on Sunday, October 2 after a blissful day that includes breakfast and lunch.
Say what? You won’t want to leave! Although attendees are allowed to leave early, Rise Weekend is packed with so much goodness – we recommend that you plan accordingly and enjoy the entire experience. However, if you need to leave early, please inform us before Rise begins.
If you need to leave the Weekend early for any circumstance, we are unable to prorate or refund your ticket. Please see our Terms & Conditions.
Our weekend home of Trail’s End is a premier overnight camp in the summer months as well as a wedding and retreat center for adult groups in the fall and spring.
There are a variety of options for accommodations. Please see our full list of accommodations so you can decide for yourself if you want to sleep in a cabin with 6 – 8 other women, a newly renovated suite with a small group, a quaint space with one or two friends, or in your own private room. All of the accommodations have screened windows, heat, and electricity; are a step out the door into nature; and have clean bathrooms, sinks, and showers.
Bunking Requests? You can get snuggly in a bunk or private room with your friends and family that are coming for the weekend! Provide us with your requests at ticket purchase or send us an email and we will be sure you are with your requests.
Nope – we’ve got you covered! You will be provided with bedding basics: towels, sheets, one pillow and a lightweight blanket. Feel free to supplement with your own cozy supplies if you think you’ll want more coverage! Check the weather and throw in an extra blanket if you think you’ll need one! Don’t worry, in addition to linens, we will send you a detailed packing list so you are fully prepared.
Yes, you will be in good company! Some women come with friends, co-workers, sisters, mothers, daughters or neighbors, and many also come on their own. We provide bonding opportunities to cultivate community, as well as ample spaces to sit quietly by yourself. It’s your dream weekend, we encourage you to show up for yourself – by yourself! If you come on your own and choose a shared accommodation, we will assign you to a bunk with other awesome women like you who said “YOLO! I’m coming solo!”
The weekend is beautifully curated for you to create your own experience and choose from our 40+ workshop and workout offerings. A few weeks before the weekend you will receive an email with the full description of Rise workshops and facilitators and have the opportunity to reserve your spot in the workshops of your choosing. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for individual healing sessions with our incredible team of practitioners. All workshops and workouts are included in your ticket price; healing sessions are optional and are an additional charge.
Retreats aren’t just for yogis! Rise Weekend is “yoga optional!” There is a diverse array of offerings and every workshop welcomes the first timer and the pro. There are opportunities to participate in incredible movement and workout sessions and yoga is only one of the many options! You’ll choose the one that feels good to you. Many of our facilitators 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.
Transformative, fun and freeing! Rise Gatherings workshops are facilitated experiences. Don’t expect to sit in rows and listen to lectures. Our facilitators are gifted experience creators and use a variety of ways to guide you to learn, grow and glow! In addition to imparting wisdom and tools, they will facilitate a full experience that may have you moving, talking, thinking and connecting – as much as you’d like within your comfort zone (or beyond!). We limit the number of participants in each workshop in order to keep them small and ensure an intimate space where you can have a meaningful experience with yourself and others.
Up to you! On Sunday there will be a Rise Marketplace with lots of uniquely awesome gifts and treats for you to purchase (cash or credit card) if you desire. But this can for sure be a no wallet weekend – all meals and workshop experiences are included.
All food has been selected and designed to give you the most freshly prepared, wholesome nourishment throughout the weekend with ideas to bring home to your kitchen! There is something for everyone – vegan, paleo, gluten free, etc. We prioritize plant powered nutrition to fuel you with as many whole food nutrients as possible. You will be inspired by the meals prepared for you to enjoy a high vibe, socially conscious weekend. We are offering workshops to educate you on the idea of fueling yourself this way in your life beyond the retreat.
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 14 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! Our weekends have a delightful representation of women of all ages from teens to grandmas. There will be workshops specifically designed for the teens to connect and the wise aging to continue their journey as well.
Contact us if you’d like to discuss further!
Think minimal! No need for excess this weekend except for excessive fun and experiences. You will need clothing and toiletry essentials. Also think about what activities you wish to participate in and pack accordingly. You can find our Full Packing List (coming soon!) here.
So close! It’s a perfect road trip from the tri-state area! Trail’s End Camp, home of the Rise Gatherings weekend, is about 2 hours from both Philly and NYC.
We wish we could pick you up and road trip together with the windows down as we sing out loud – but no, there will not be transportation provided. We have a Weekend Facebook Group for attendees to connect and coordinate car pools.
The Historic Honesdale Bus Station is a 20 minute car ride to Trail’s End Camp.You will be responsible for your ride from the bus station to Trails End Camp.
Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport is about an hour away from Trail’s End Camp, and Newark International Airport is two hours away. Philadelphia Airport or JFK are about three hours away.
You will be responsible for your ride from the airport to Trails End Camp.
What about the weather?! The weather will have no effect on the power of Rise Gatherings! The Poconos fall weather in September and October tends to be delightfully crisp and cool (highs during the day in the mid to high 60s, lows at night in the high 40s). Think layers…long & short sleeve tees during the day layered with a sweatshirt and light jacket at night. All workshops and activities will have fab indoor locations to gather in case of rain. Many meeting spaces and all bunks will have heat going if needed. All accommodations are heated.
This is a highly encouraged digital detox experience. We invite you to disconnect with email, social media, phone calls, even Amazon and Candy Crush for the weekend in order to connect fully with the Rise experience. Cell phone use is restricted to private spaces out of view and earshot of others. If you’d like to go “full detox” we offer a cell-phone check in upon arrival. Notify your loved ones that you are taking this time for you.
Nope. Drugs and alcohol are not a part of this experience. Rise is about discovering that natural high and living purely within it.
We Rise all year long! Our on-line program Rise U is a semester program of workshops, classes and more. We host day retreats in New Hope, PA throughout the year, pop up events at studios, and can even come to you! Contact us if you are interested in creating a unique virtual or in person celebration, staff development, off-site, even a college, book club or family reunion with Rise Gatherings – we’d love to create an uplifting, bonding and empowering experience for your group.
We hope not, but in case of an emergency on camp grounds, we will help in whatever capacity is needed. There are trained professionals on staff in case of illness or accident. There is also a hospital close by if needed.
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 for insurance per person start at $50 – check travelinsurance.com for rates.
If you cancel up until September 1, 2022:
Tickets may be transferred to another person* or the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund at no charge.
Tickets may be credited for a credit of 50% of purchase price toward a future Rise Gathering Getaway.
Email info@risegatherings to receive any of these three options until September 1, 2022.
*Transfer to recipient not complete until recipient completes full registration, and any outstanding payment has been made (if applicable).
If you cancel between September 2 – September 30, 2022:
Tickets may be transferred to the Rise Gatherings Scholarship Fund
If you do not attend, arrive late or leave early at the Weekend Getaway no refund or credit will be issued.
Registration made with a payment plan is subject to the terms of cancellation and transfers above.
This policy applies to any additional services purchased as Weekend Getaway add-ons.
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 Weekend Getaway 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.
Travelinsurance.com offers many options at affordable rates. Choose what works best for you!
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