Wisdom & Wonder

The theme of this year’s Body Compassion Project is Wisdom & Wonder. Inspired by participants of the 2018 retreat, these words capture the essence of empowerment, admiration, curiosity, amazement, and intuition. These values connect us to our personal power and enlighten us to ways of living with more grace. This year’s retreat will explore how to embrace wisdom and wonder in your relationship with your body.

In a world that thrives on unrealistic beauty ideals and external validation, we can lose our connection with our personal power and feel discontent with our bodies. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to teach simple yet powerful ways to: practice compassion and connection with your body; experience more peace and grace in the unscripted chaos of life; develop mindfulness skills; and cultivate more appreciation for your unique values and qualities.

This Special Weekend Includes:
  • 5 healing and empowering sessions on creating kind relationships with our bodies
  • Yoga practices that include poses, meditation, guided visualization, mantra, and Yoga philosophy to illuminate our discussions and cultivate self-connection
  • Meaningful and supportive discussion
  • Journaling, art, and other creative activities
  • Delicious soul-nourishing food
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Additional amenities offered at the Himalayan Institute
  • Plus a private guided hike for our group, a Fire Pit Pondside party, and a Chai Tea welcome party.
Themes We Will Explore Include But Are Not Limited To:
  • How do I relate to my body?
  • How do I talk to my body?
  • How did my body image develop?
  • How do my emotions affect my body image?
  • How do my body language and body image affect my emotions?
  • How can we use tools from yoga therapy to help us cultivate compassion for our bodies?
  • How can we practice gratitude for what your bodies do for us?
  • How do we give ourselves permission to pursue a life beyond external validation and be freed from superficial comparisons and judgment?
  • What’s the difference between tolerance, acceptance, respect, love, and compassion?
  • How do we move forward with connection to self and others?

Who Should Come?

This retreat is appropriate for women who want to explore how to feel more confident and content in their bodies. Whether you struggle with body image because of your past, weight, race, size, ability, aging, illness, or more, we invite you to join us. No yoga experience is necessary.

BCP Yoga

Body Compassion Project (BCP) yoga classes are beginner-friendly, gentle, trauma-sensitive, and unique. Building upon the themes of the retreat we use our bodies to turn inward, connecting to our innate wisdom and wonder. Our participants often comment on how different our yoga classes are compared to what’s offered in their community. The focus here is less on fitness and more on connecting with the self.


Tuition: $495 (payment plan available)
Space is limited, reserve your spot!
*10% Early Bird Discount Available Through December 1, 2018.

Continuing Education:

  • Continuing education units for Yoga Teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance.
  • 16 CEUs for social workers in PA and social workers, marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors in PA and NJ. Other professionals who wish to pursue credentials in their field may contact Kanjana Hartshorne at [email protected] to receive the detailed clinical description of the retreat.


I highly recommend this retreat to anyone who struggles with self-doubt and body-image-related issues. Kanjana and Jennifer provide a safe place to explore who you are and where you want to be.
Catherine Loveless
The retreat gave me the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with my body. A month later I continue to meditate every day and I have the energy to take on my day. As a mental health professional, that value is unspeakable. Thank you!
Audrey Grunst
It’s rare for me to feel supported in my struggle to love my body. It was enlivening to meet women who understand. I realize now that finding solidarity with others on the journey is imperative. It’s nourishing and healing to be part of a community. I explored challenging topics and learned valuable skills, but most of all I realized I’m not alone. I couldn’t be more grateful.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund for cancellations 60 days before the event start date.
  • Partial refund of $200 for cancellations between 30 and 59 days before the event start date.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations from 29 days before the event.
  • We highly recommend getting travel insurance to protect yourself in case of emergencies.

We would love for you to join us for the Wisdom & Wonder Yoga Retreat! Have questions? Feel free to get in touch. We will happily answer all your questions.