Peace Weekend Retreat


November 2-4, 2018
Women's Inner Peace Weekend
DEPOSIT $150 by March 21st
BALANCE DUE September 10th




Finger Lakes, NY
Women’s Weekend | Inner Peace Retreat

November 2-4, 2018
Limited to 18 guests


DEPOSIT  > $150, by March 21, 2018 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!
BALANCE DUE > September 10, 2018

RETREAT COST  > $425  |  Includes all meals, 2 nights accommodations, yoga training, meditation training, peace centered mindfulness training, hiking, walking meditation, fire ceremony…plus, fun, s’mores, nature therapy, apple cider…etc.


This retreat is about embracing our own inner landscape…the mind, the emotions, the spirit… and aligning all aspects of self with the Peace belonging to our authentic Self. 
This retreat date was purposely selected because on this first weekend in November, the time “changes.”   The clocks “fall back” one hour, and our days suddenly become shorter, and the nights feel longer.  This is this season for going inward…waiting for the winter solstice, and days of more Light.

During the 6-weeks between November 4th and December 21st… it is human nature to seek solitude, to journey inward and rest.  This desire follows the path of nature.   However, this is also the holiday season, therefore we are invited to parties, events, there is shopping to do…etc.

This retreat offers you the opportunity to set your inner compass at the beginning of the season so you may stay in balance during the peak season of fall, waiting for more Light to come.



What to Expect on this Retreat

Expect to be overcome with inner peace and tranquility.  Really! I personally drove out to our retreat grounds in June for a hands-on inspection.  As soon as the car was within 300 yards of the property, I immediately felt “cradled” inside a realm of perfect peace.  This location is alive with it.  Peace will become you the moment you arrive.


The entire property boasts over 200 wooded acres, a beautiful gorge, and over a mile of shoreline on Owasco Lake. Our retreat house is enormous, with 2 floors, 2 wings, a full kitchen, 2 porches, a gazebo, meeting area, and private library.  But its location right on the water’s edge provides the constant, soothing sound of the waves gently rolling to shore…another element for experiencing blissful waves of incoming peace.

Our amazing retreat house! 



Back porch view



Back side view from the lake



Lake view from front porch


Your time here is yours to enjoy.   Below is a suggested schedule of activities. Come to all…come to none…it’s your choice.
During this retreat, I will offer several meditation sessions, spiritual wisdom workshops, and light restorative yoga for those who wish to deepen their practice.   Nevertheless, you are welcome to hike off on your own, draw, paint, knit…reflect…or pray on your own. Your peace is my peace.
However, our meals will be provided by the Center, so we will need to follow their meal time schedule.   Any diet can be accommodated…vegetarian, gluten free…dairy free, etc.




The rooms in the retreat house are dorm style.  All beds are twin size, and rooms have either 2, 3 or 4 beds and private bathroom.   So, we will have roommates during this retreat!
If you need a roommate, we will help you pair up with someone perfect. 
All towels, pillows, and linens are provided, so no need to bring that with you, unless you have a favorite blanket that you can’t live without!  : )    
All the bedrooms are upstairs and have been recently renovated.   Expect a peaceful night’s sleep.
For night-owls…there are several parlors downstairs that you may enjoy late night discussions, or reading in the library.



Main parlor downstairs.  East side windows face the lake shore.



Suggested Schedule



  Arrive by 5 pm
  6:30 pm –  Dinner 
  8:00 pm – Welcome and Opening Circle


  7:00 am- Optional Sunrise Yoga
  8:30 am – Breakfast
  10:00 am- Light Yoga and Meditation
  11:00 am – Spiritual Wisdom Group 
  12:15 pm – Lunch
  1:15 pm – Free Time
  3:30 pm- Mindfulness Hike
  5:00 pm – Evening Reflection
  6:15 pm – Dinner
  8:00 pm – Fire Ceremony and Wisdom Circle


  7:00 am- Optional Sunrise Yoga
  8:30 am – Breakfast
  10:00 am- Light Yoga and Meditation
  11:00 am – Spiritual Wisdom Circle and Closing 
  12:15 pm – Lunch
  1:15 pm – Depart



What’s Included


* 2 Nights shared room lodging with private bath
* All healthy meals…let us know your diet requirements
* All bedding, linens, towels…etc.
* Daily yoga
* Daily meditation
* Wisdom Teachings
* Fire ceremony
* Mindfully guided Nature Hike




Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center
158 Casowasco Drive, Moravia, New York 13118

Our retreat house is the Galilee

Casowasco Retreat center is about a 90 minute drive from Rochester.


How to Register:

Please make your $150 deposit by clicking the Deposit tab above. This is a non-refundable deposit…however can be used toward future services if you need to cancel 60 days prior to arrival date.
Payments received prior to September 30th will be applied toward the EARLY BIRD Retreat Rate of $425 per person.  


If you prefer to call in your payment details, please call Buddhi Institute directly: 585-672-5250.

Or you may mail a check deposit to:
Buddhi Institute
160 A Oakland Street, Rochester NY, 14620


Upon registration, you will be sent a Booking Form, a What to Pack List, and driving directions.



Trip Leader and Host


Melinda Johnston, M.Msc.
International Author, Inspirational Speaker, Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant
Melinda JohnstonMelinda has over 25 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history, which have impacted most of our modern religions and spiritual practices.
She has created a variety of alternative methods for celebrating life and seeing the “sacred” in simplicity. Her knowledge offers students and clients a unique insight into mindful inner dialogue, which in turn honors and expands one’s innate wisdom and allows for one’s perfect state of wellness to exist.
Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vendata, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.
As owner of The Buddhi Institute her goal is to teach practical methods and programs that incorporate mindfulness, along with other ancient wisdoms, for the integration of mind and spirit so a sense of complete wellness arises almost effortlessly into one’s day to day living.
Her teaching process is simple, kind, nurturing, and Absolute.  From personal experience, and in years of guiding others, she knows,:
“We all have this wisdom within. Each of us have the Inner Guru that is waiting to Awaken.”






Additional information


$150, $425


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Peace Weekend Retreat”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.


Product Categories