Spring Retreat: Music, Mantra & Vinyasa

with Andrea Creel & Ben Wolfgang

REGISTER NOW - full weekend

Saturday ONLY Registration (does not include housing/accommodations)

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

Galleywinter Farm

Afton, VA

Tentative weekend schedule: click here to download

Escape to the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains for an unforgettable weekend of music, yoga, horses, and nature! This relaxing spring getaway includes freshly made vegetarian meals, lodging in shared or private rooms, and a variety of yoga, meditation, and musical experiences that will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed, and uplifted.

Retreat begins Friday at 1 p.m. and concludes Sunday after lunch.

What’s Included:

This all-inclusive retreat includes:

  • early morning guided mantra meditation practices

  • special mantra workshop with Andrea

  • live music vinyasa classes; lullaby restorative yoga; call-and-response chanting

  • Saturday night music jam under the stars (weather permitting) with s’mores around the fire pit

  • organic, vegetarian meals made with love (weekend includes 6 meals and many healthy & delicious snacks)

  • 2 nights accommodations at Galleywinter Farm (pricing depends on room choice)

There will also be plenty of free time during the weekend to indulge in other activities of your choice, including:

Self-guided nature walks, journaling, reading, relaxing in the garden, taking a long nap, admiring the horses and bucolic scenery

If you have any questions about the retreat, please email Andrea Creel at andrea@inspirationyogaandwellness.com

About the Retreat Center:

Galleywinter Farm is a pastoral and serene retreat center in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Galleywinter is filled will rolling hills, woods, and streams. The space includes an intimate yoga studio, barn, farmhouse, nature trails, and gardens. Galleywinter Farm has all been created with love and care to provide a place of serenity and beauty.    

It is also a working farm and home to approximately 7 beautiful horses. Experiences with horses such as greeting and observing their outside spaces is included with your stay.  A friendly house cat and dog also live at the farm.

Galleywinter Farm is located 4 miles from the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 miles from Charlottesville, 7 miles from Waynesboro and Crozet, and 15 miles from Staunton.  It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the DC metropolitan area.                            


Lodging is available in the Galleywinter House and the Galleywinter Barn; shared and private rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis

Galleywinter House: Upstairs rooms have wonderful views and writing nooks.  Ground floor rooms are quiet, dark and private, great for sleeping!  Ground floor rooms share a lovely bathroom with jetted tub.

The Galleywinter Barn offers great aesthetics, privacy, and closeness to nature for inspired dreams and musings. The barn is a completely enclosed space; however it is not air conditioned or heated. There is no bathroom inside the barn itself. Those staying in the barn can use the bathrooms inside the Galleywinter House.

Camping is also available at a reduced cost for those who enjoy the great outdoors!

Retreat Pricing (includes all yoga classes, meals, and accommodations)

REGISTER NOW - rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, so register early to ensure you get the room you want!

Prefer to pay in installments? Contact Andrea at andrea@inspirationyogaandwellness.com to set up a payment plan!

Upstairs Private Room w/shared bath: - SOLD OUT!

Downstairs Private Room w/shared bath: - SOLD OUT!

Barn Private Room Double Bed w/shared bath in house (no facilities in barn): - SOLD OUT!

Private Room w/shared bath (1 bed in common room/area): $400 - LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!!

Porch w/ cot (shared area): $350 - LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!!

Camping (bring your own tent): $350 - LAST MINUTE SPECIAL!!

Commuter “staycation” rate (includes retreat activities & meals ONLY): $400

Saturday ONLY meals & activities (does NOT include lodging): $150

REGISTRATION PAGE: REGISTER NOW by clicking on the link to fill out the online registration form. You will receive a custom link for payment once the form is received.

Retreat Hosts:


Andrea Creel is a yoga instructor and singer who loves sharing her passions with others! Andrea has been teaching yoga since 2005 and is known for her intuitive and creatively sequenced vinyasa flow that emphasizes mindfulness, breath, and alignment and often incorporates aspects of yoga philosophy, chanting, and meditation. She has studied kirtan (call-and-response chanting) with nationally known kirtan artists David Newman (Durga Das) and Wynne Paris, and studied mantra meditation with Namadeva Thomas Ashley Farrand.  From 2010-2011, Andrea led kirtans throughout the Washington, D.C. area as part of The Shaktis, D.C.'s only all- female kirtan group. She is on the teacher training faculty at extendYoga in Rockville, MD where she has taught mantra and chanting modules to the teacher trainees since 2015. Andrea is also the owner of Shining Kids Yoga which is one of the leading providers of kids yoga classes in Maryland.


Ben Wolfgang is a musician, writer, and yogi. With more than 15 years' experience as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, critics have called his music "electric with life and energy," "rich and original," and "uplifting and inspiring." Ben will bring his entrancing guitar melodies to our weekend during live-music yoga classes.

Additional services

The services listed below are optional during your retreat and include an additional charge

Private Yoga Instruction private yoga instruction with Andrea can be arranged during the retreat at a rate of $45/ 30-minute session or $75/ 55-minute session Contact andrea@inspirationyogaandwellness.com to set up a session

Horsemanship or Horse Therapy Sessions  Sessions in which you interact directly with the horses for meditation, mentoring and self discovery, therapeutic purposes of all sorts, or horsemanship instruction can be scheduled during the retreat.  The fee for the horse sessions which usually last about 90 minutes is $85. Contact gail@leadingforth.com to set up a session.

Additional services include:

  • Custom Dietary Support 

  • Alexander Technique

  • Massage

  • Cranial-Sacral Therapy

    Please contact Gail at gail@leadingforth.com for fee information and to schedule one of the above services


Cancellation Policy:
$25 processing fee if you need to cancel prior to March 25
No refunds will be given after March 25th

If you're concerned about this, please consider purchasing travel insurance