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Spring House Winter Retreat with Fox Haven: 12/2-4

Come to Spring House the first weekend of December end of year retreat to relax and contemplate.

Participants are encouraged to engage in the practice of some structured contemplative reflections through the arts, connecting to nature, yoga, and meditative writing.


3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson MD, US 21755
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Dec 2 to
Dec 4
06:30 amto01:00 am

December 2 6:30 pm - December 4 1:00 pm

$150 - $350



Full Description

Friday – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Arrival, Dinner, Meditation and Restorative Yoga

Saturday – Optional – 5:00 am – 5:31 am meditation with Jan – Silent/ ( 8 am – 7:30 pm) – Meditation, Yoga, Breakfast, Walking and Contemplating on the Land, Lunch, Contemplative Art, Meditation, Dinner, The Art of Tea

Sunday: Optional Meditation with Jan 5 am – 5:31 am – Meditation, Yoga, Reflection and Nature Study, Lunch and Closing – Leave at 1 pm


This retreat offers the time and space to just simply be in the delightful presence of others in the sacred and tranquil space of Spring House. Yoga will be offered once – twice a day in different forms.

Kundalini Yoga with Tracy Blair ( Friday Night, Saturday Morning, and Sunday Morning)
Yin Yoga
Yoga Nidra
The Arts

Michele Lee graduate of American University will be teaching contemplative art through meditative drawing and mandala work on Saturday

Meditation and Connecting to Nature through Writing and Walks

Jan Hummer will be leading different forms of meditations throughout the retreat weekend. Also there will be 2 nature walks and reflection times through writing or meditation offered Saturday and Sunday

The Art of Tea

Amanda Adkins will lead a tea making class and meditation on Saturday for participants and Yoga class after the class.

Some meals will be in silence.

Meals: Vegetarian and Vegan Meals will be offered during this retreat please specify if you are strictly vegan when registering.


$350.00 – for the whole weekend with stay – Must be registered by October 25th.

$250.00 – for the whole weekend without stay – Must be registered by October 25th. – Only 4 spaces available

$150.00 – 4 spaces are available for Saturday only

Please register with Jan – at

Or at Eventbrite:

Jan Hummer personal phone # – 3048395128

About Organizer:

Jan Hummer: Jan has worked with non profits on the east and west coast settings for over 15 years and has over 2000 hours teaching mindfulness education in urban and rural settings. Jan wrote her Masters thesis at Naropa University ( Boulder, CO) on Connecting Children with Down Syndrome to Nature through Contemplative Practices and is currently expanding her research teaching in special needs classrooms in MD and WV. She also has been teaching in trauma sensitive settings for youth ( PreK-12) since she was 15 years old starting as a volunteer for programs and eventually becoming program coordinator for 3 different non-profits by the age of 22.

She is the Co/Founder and Director of Open Minds, Inc. a non – profit ( 501c3) teaching mindfulness through mentoring, meditation, the arts, yoga, and systems thing ( social, food, and environmental) to underserved communities in Western and Central MD, Bethesda, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. She is also the Mindfulness Specialist and Networking Coordinator at Fox Haven Farm and Retreat Center in Jefferson, MD.