Date: July 8-10, 2022

Immerse yourself in this 1- to 3-day experience in nature away from the distractions and demands of daily life. The retreat is being held a short 30-minute drive from Charlottesville, VA!

The Nomder Yoga Summer Leaders Retreat goal is to engage young adults in mindfulness and yoga practices that facilitate inner mastery and individual/community wellness. The best part is that no experience with yoga or mindfulness is required. We will meet you where you are. Take this opportunity to unwind and create room for reflection in a safe-space group setting. Renew a fresh sense of purpose, energy, and vision to pursue life goals and careers of influence.

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Vision & Mission

The Nomder Yoga Summer Leaders Retreat was born from the desire to create a space to connect young leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We will discuss the implications and challenges to wellness in our circles of influence and community. Our intention is for participants to leave the retreat freshly connected to their life path as a leader, and open to where their inner guidance can lead them.

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Retreat Staff



Jabari Redmon

Jabari is an RYT-200 hour yoga instructor in his final year of medical school at the University of Virginia. As a future Air Force family medicine doctor, he is passionate about preventive care and serving the veteran population. Aside from medicine, his interests include music production, research, and spending time in nature.


Laura Chattin

Laura Chattin is a registered behavioral technician who works with young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to bring about meaningful behavioral changes. Along with serving autistic individuals in her community, her passions include cooking nutritious and filling meals, drawing, tending to her plants, and finding ways to entertain her cat, Fifi.


Carrington Kernodle


Carrington is a RYT-200 hour yoga instructor and the Assistant Director of Contemplative Engagement at the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia. She is a social media influencer, foodie, and has created several yoga initiatives for students of color at UVA. When she is not leading sessions, Carrington loves to forage with her husband deep in the mountains, stare at the Moon, and eat lots of Thai food.


Joyce Arcos

Joyce Arcos is an RYT-200 hour yoga instructor who has shared her practice in many capacities over the years. She specializes in Vinyasa (flow) yoga and currently teaches an energizing class for the University of Virginia fitness program.



**Special Guest: Dr. Stephen T Redmon, PhD, JD**

Dr. Redmon is the CEO of Nomder Yoga, ERYT-500 hour yoga instructor, and faculty at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. He is passionate about trauma-informed yoga practices for fellow veterans, as well as Christian health and wellness. Dr. Redmon enjoys long-distance running and appreciating God’s omnipresence in nature.

Mindfullness Meditation Experience

Retreat Costs Include:

Weekend Pass

  • 5 Meals
  • 3 Yoga/meditation sessions
  • Welcome Event
  • Mindful Leadership Exercises/Discussion
  • Guided Forest Bathing/River Walk Learn More
  • “Triple S” Campfire on Saturday Night! – Songs, Stories, and S’mores! 
  • Shared cabin accommodations with AC, electricity, running water, and bunk beds (hello glamping!)
  • Access to hundreds of acres of property for those who want a more typical camping experience

Saturday Pass

  • 3 Meals
  • 2 Yoga/meditation sessions
  • Mindful Leadership Exercises/Discussions
  • Guided Forest Bathing/River Walk Learn More
  • “Triple S” Campfire on Saturday Night! – Songs, Stories, and S’mores! 


Registration Deadline - July 1, 2022


Indoor lodging is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. Tent camping is available for anyone who would prefer this option.



The property is very rugged and paved with gravel. As such it will be difficult to navigate with non-equipped vehicles. In order to minimize any possible damage to the property, all cars must be parked in the driveway at the front house. Further transportation to the cabin will be provided. Since parking is limited, please consider carpooling with friends if possible! Reach out to Jabari or Laura to coordinate a carpool if interested. Transportation can be arranged back to your car at any point during the retreat if necessary.



Female-identifying individuals will be accommodated upstairs, while male-identifying individuals will be accommodated downstairs. Each floor has its own full bathroom. The kitchen on the main floor has a full-sized fridge that is available to hold any personal perishable food items at the discretion of the retreat staff. Anyone has the option to camp outdoors within eyesight of the cabin. If you are interested in camping but do not have a sleeping bag or tent, please reach out to Jabari or Laura. No food will be allowed in tents.

Items NOT provided: Towels, Washcloths, Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.), Sheets, Pillows, Blankets


Covid-19 Precautions

We require a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hrs of the retreat (home tests are allowed) along with submitting a signed health screener on the day of the retreat (7/8/22) confirming no Covid-19 symptoms or interactions with individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.


Weekend Pass

Early Bird Pricing – ONLY $149* thru June 7
$169 – June 8 – June 21
$189 – June 22 – July 1

Saturday Pass

Early Bird Pricing – ONLY $115* thru June 7
$131 – June 8 – June 21
$145 – June 22 – July 1

**Register before June 8th and receive a FREE long-sleeve Summer Leaders Retreat t-shirt.**

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Refund & Transfer Policy

If you are unable to attend the retreat, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another person. To do this, contact Jabari Redmon by clicking here. No refunds will be issued for participant cancellation.

Due to the evolving public health considerations, if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other unforeseeable circumstances, we will refund your registration fee minus a $50 administration fee. Those who register before June 8, 2022 will still receive your Summer Leaders Retreat t-shirt.

Military & Veterans Discount

10% Discount

for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and immediate military/veteran family members.

Please submit proof of military status through the form at the right. Once we receive this, we will be in contact with you for next steps in registering and paying for the retreat.

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Will there be phone service/WiFi?

There is excellent cell reception in the cabin and throughout the property, although, for a truly immersive setting, we HIGHLY recommend limiting time spent on electronic devices during the retreat.

Will meals be provided?

The cost of the retreat includes ALL meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for the duration of your stay. Laura will be preparing a variety of vegan and vegetarian options; any dietary restrictions must be submitted during registration. You may bring snacks or refreshments for yourself at your discretion. A refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker are located in the cabin kitchen for your convenience.

Will masks/vaccination cards be required to attend?

A negative COVID test within 48hrs of the retreat will be required. Masks will be optional during the retreat. Vaccination cards will not be required to attend.


For additional questions or reservation assistance, Jabari Redmon by clicking here.

We look forward to having you!

-SLR Team