StoneSong Awareness & Nature Center

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StoneSong, founded in 2002, is a welcoming space nestled in the Allegany Mountains of Western Maryland where we are inspired to open and deepen our connection to Nature and each other through experiential activities, personal and community empowerment. It includes a beautiful farmhouse overlooking 23 acres of luscious land, a renovated barn that serves as a retreat center, and a few other outbuildings. Nature has bestowed StoneSong with a pond, a small creek, trees, flowers, and abundant wildlife while a community of good friends has built a fire circle, a sweat lodge, nature trails, a biodynamic apiary, and an organic vegetable garden and orchard.

StoneSong hosts retreats, hiking, and kayaking trips, and also simple weekend get-aways for individuals, couples, and groups looking to restore and strengthen themselves while being immersed in a peaceful and enchanting mountain valley. We offer yoga and wellness workshops with highly experienced and nature-loving teachers, trainers, musicians, and elders who share their gifts year round. We are also committed to offering a safe refuge to native forest, watershed, and wildlife. We actively participate in a Forest Stewardship Plan with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This plan has been developed to help us manage our forest in an environmentally conscious manner and grow as stewards of the land.

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Come and roam this land. Sit by the campfire. Watch a shooting star. Listen to the wind.

Woodlands, meadows, streams and stones provide a unique setting to rest ourselves in a way that might open us to new ideas and growth. This land sings out a song of invitation to come together in contemplation, exploration, and awareness to express our best selves, to learn more from each other, to simply remember.
We offer comfortable accommodations and delicious meals for individuals and groups during our scheduled events or by appointment. Green Ridge State Forest, the second largest of Maryland's state forests with 44,000 acres, and Rocky Gap State Park are literally our next door neighbors. Several other state parks such as Deep Creek Lake, Swallow Falls, New Germany and Savage River -just to name a few- are a short drive away.

For more information on our scheduled events or to organize your own retreat, please e-mail us at StoneSongOnline@gmail.com
We are located in Flintstone, MD which is within a two-hour drive from Washington D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh off Interstate 68 (I-68) Exit 56. The closest city, Cumberland, is a few minutes away.



Eduardo Guedez, MS, E-RYT 500, YACEP, CVMT is an outdoor adventure facilitator, biodynamic beekeeper, yoga teacher, and certified Vishoka Meditation teacher through the Himalayan Institute. His explorations of Nature and indigenous ceremonies began at a very young age in the tropical forests and coastal mountains of Venezuela, and have expanded into the rest of the American continent, South Asia, and Europe. Eduardo has been initiated into the Sri Vidya lineage of the Himalayan Sages and has been dedicated to the integration of yoga, plant medicine, and Nature immersion journeys for over twenty five years. StoneSong Awareness & Nature Center came to Eduardo as a vision, and it has been his honor and joy to manifest it.
Brian Richmond, MPH, LMT, is dedicated to rural/cross-cultural health, and spent almost a decade working with Peace Corps in Latin America, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. His doctoral studies focused on stress management and alternative medicine, where he interned at the National Institutes of Health. Brian is a licensed massage therapist, offering Swedish, deep tissue, and Thai massage (Shivagakomarpaj lineage). He is also a Biodynamic Beekeeper, a Forest Therapy Guide and a Maryland Woodland Steward. Brianís current studies include environmental education, forestry management, and the cultivation and use of medicinal plants.



e-mail: StoneSongOnline@gmail.com

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Photography by Eduardo Guedez.
Some of the graphics were designed by Sam Silverhawk