Wellspring Women’s Retreats

Self-Exploration and Self-Compassion
through Yoga and Fairy Tales

Next Retreat – October 6 -9, 2022 in Lakewood, Pennsylvania


Wellspring Women’s Retreat is your chance to dive deep into an experience of self-exploration and self-acceptance. Together, we use fairy tales to take a deep dive into issues that affect us, such as desire, authority, and creativity. Massage and daily yoga are also offered.

We’ll spend three days together by a spring-fed lake in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania just as the fall foliage will be nearing its peak glory. We’ll enjoy heart-opening yoga taught by Jodi Mahony two times daily, with the opportunity for hikes, open yoga, and other outdoor activities. Author, Jungian analyst, and podcaster Lisa Marchiano will lead two daily sessions on an adventure into the inner landscape. We’ll use ancient stories to explore universal themes that affect women’s lives and development such as knowing our shadow, claiming our authority, and renewing our connection with our heart’s desire.

In addition, each participant will have the option to sign up for a half-hour massage with Jodi and a half-hour one-on-one time with Lisa that will take place via zoom in advance of the event. A few weeks after the retreat, Jodi and Lisa will host a 90-minute zoom session where we will meet to integrate the experience.

We’ll share delicious, healthy meals with complimentary beer and wine, and we’ll spend the evenings together around a fire, sharing wine, stories, and songs. You’ll emerge from the weekend feeling renewed and having deepened your connection with the sacred wisdom within.


Thursday, October 6

3:00 pm — Arrival

6:00 pm — Dinner

7:00 pm — Opening Circle

Friday, October 7

7:00 am — Yoga with Jodi

8:00 — Breakfast

9:30 — 11:30 — The Inward Journey — Mother Holle

12:00 — Lunch

1:00 — Walk/Break/Open Yoga

2:00 — 4:00 — Trusting Our Instincts — Fitcher’s Bird

4:00 — Yoga

5:00 — Complimentary Happy Hour

6:00 — Dinner

7:30 — Campfire/Wine/Poetry/Song/Story Share

Saturday, October 8

7:00 –Yoga with Jodi

8:00 — Breakfast

9:30 — 11:30 — Healing Creative Instincts — Rumplestiltskin

12:00 — Lunch

1:00 — Walk/Break/Open Yoga

2:00 — 4:00 — The Gift of Aggression — Vasilissa The Beautiful

4:00 — Yoga with Jodi

5:00 — Complimentary Happy Hour

6:00 Dinner

7:30 — Campfire/Wine/Poetry/Song/Story Share

Sunday, October 9

7:00 — Yoga with Jodi

8:00 — Breakfast

9:00 — 11:00– Claiming Our Heart’s Desire — The Pink Pearl Prince/ Closing

11:00 — Departure


We’ll gather at the Block & Hexter Retreat Center in Lakewood, Pennsylvania on the shores of a pristine, spring-fed lake on 560 wooded acres at the base of the Pocono Mountains. Accommodations are simple but clean. Each participant will have a single room.


The chefs at Block & Hexter painstakingly make each day’s meals from scratch using only the freshest, most nutritious ingredients.

​They enthusiastically accommodate all allergies and special food needs, and have a dedicated team of chefs who specialize in creating meals for guests who are gluten free, vegan, have allergies, or any other special food needs.

The cuisine is complemented perfectly by the beautiful setting. The cafe’s large, picturesque windows overlook rolling green lawns and the pure, spring-fed waters of Hickory Lake.


The cost for the retreat includes all meals, lodging, alcohol, yoga, massage, and fairy tale sessions with Lisa, as well as the half-hour individual zoom sessions with Lisa prior and the integration session with Lisa and Jodi afterward. Early bird pricing is available until July 31.

Early Bird




A $250 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Payment in full is due 30 days before the event.