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Embody & Envision

Women's Reconnection Retreat


Creative reflection & imaginative potential

Deep nature connection

Elemental exploration activities

Yoga & intuitive movement

Ceremonial sauna & cold plunge

Shamanic journeywork & journaling

Inner vision empowerment

Cacao ceremony & song

Insightful togetherness 


What a whirlwind life is these days. As dynamic as it can be, the breakneck pace of modern living can leave us disconnected from ourselves and the deeper purpose for why we’re so busy in the first place.

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow long, the rhythm of nature invites us to slow down and look within ourselves. Through intentional non-doing and contemplative practices, we are able to gain perspective to refocus, recharge, and gestate the creative endeavors we will birth in the year ahead.


What do you want to polish and refine before the vital spring force floods in to

support these creations?

In this retreat, we will share authenticity, presence, vulnerability, creativity, and deep nature connection in order to empower ourselves to step into our lives as significant women*. This is a time to recognize our power as creators of our own lives, be seen by others and welcome support from our community. When the inner capacity awakens, things will start to accelerate in our lives!

Please join us for 3 days and 2 nights of creative reflection and imaginative potential. Drawing from numerous practices including yoga, intuitive movement, journal work, song, expressive arts, ceremonial sauna and cold plunge, deep nature connection, cacao and shamanic journeywork, we will focus on questions such as:


What brings me most alive in this world?
Where do I most wish to use my energy?
What are my greatest challenges and how can I move through them?
What are my unique gifts and how can I share them?
How can I design my life to fulfill my deepest sense of purpose?


This experience will support you to:

Explore – Pause to notice where you are. Honor the past, accept the present and get curious about your future. Listen to what is actually important for you and take a journey to discover new meadows within your inner landscape. Get wild and playful!

Envision – Allow creativity to move through you in ways you’ve never seen before. Say yes, and yes, and yes again. Begin to see the higher perspective of your path and breathe into the mysteries presented before you.

Evoke – Fuel your visions through discovering the pure potential within. Activate the inner capacity to break apparent barriers and find the power to take the steps forward.

Ease – Release expectations of how and when action takes place.  Relax into the great current of your life and allow a natural reset and unfolding to take place. Breathe into patience and trust; allow integration.

Empower – Keep your visions alive by investing and distributing your energy wisely. Take responsibility of your life and own every bit of it.

Embody – Walk your talk in relationships, work, communication – through the hardships and joys for your life. Remember to remember that every moment counts.

Expand – Allow natural emanation of your process. Collaborate, give and receive, breathe through the fear of stepping into your own light and share it with your community.

We will be staying at the beautiful Sacred Mountain Waters Retreat and Sanctuary 40 minutes north of Asheville. The property is surrounded by majestic Appalachian mountains, pristine rivers and enchanted temperate rainforest of North Carolina featuring wood fired hot tub and barrel cedar sauna. Nourishing, delicious, organic breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.


To sign up please fill out the registration form and pay a deposit or in full

(+3.2% PayPal fee)
*This retreat is open to all female, non-binary, and femme-identifying people*

Registration Fee: $590 includes full program, camping with your own gear and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

Early Bird Rate: $450. Save $140 if you register by August 30th, 2021.

Bring a Friend: Save $50 each by bringing your friend.

Payment Plan: You can choose to pay in 3 installments until September 9th, 2021. Please email us to set up a plan.

Pay by check/cash: email

Bed in the house: There are few beds available in the house for those who prefer not to camp. Extra fee for a bed is $100/person. Please email us at to check bed availability.

Deposit: You have an option to pay $100 deposit/person to secure your spot and pay the rest by September 9th, 2021 or pay in full upon registration. 

To Register: In case you need to cancel your registration the fee is refundable until September 9th, minus $75 service fee. After September 9th, the fee is nonrefundable.  If the event or your participation must be canceled due to COVID19, you will receive a full refund minus the PayPal fee. 

Orientation Call: We will have an orientation call about a week before the event.
Opening circle: Begins at 2 pm on Friday, October 8th, 2021. Opening Circle is followed by activities on the land, dinner and a ceremonial sauna. We ask you to arrive between 12 pm – 1 pm so that you can get oriented to the land, set up your tent and be ready for the opening circle at 2 pm.
Closing Circle: Will be complete on Sunday, October 10th, by 4 pm
Airports:  The event venue is about 40 minutes north of the Asheville Regional Airport. Relatively close airports include: Greenville-Spartanburg Airport about 90 minutes from the venue; Charlotte airport about a 2.5 hour drive to the venue. Specific address and directions will be given upon registration.
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