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"Ageing is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."

- Betty Friedan

Aging & Saging

Cancelled due to Covid

As our bodies age we experience times of struggle, resistance and suffering, all a natural part of this human experience. Learn to transform the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace.  

As part of our program we are excited to have Ms. Diane Saccone, Director of Healthy Aging Initiatives for the YMCA Western North Carolina lead a discussion on viewing the aging process from a perennial perspective; to celebrate how our body and mind change according to the seasons and throughout our life process; an honoring of the incredible beauty of our natural selves. 

We invite you to join us as we step whole heartedly into this amazing chapter of our lives.   

During our time together you will: 

  • Experience practices such as SHINRIN-YOKU (Forest Bathing), SELF-COMPASSION and GRATITUDE all of which you can incorporate into your daily life.

  • Discover how to awaken the energy centers of your body and celebrate how your body and mind changes according to the seasons and throughout life .  

  • Reflect upon the wisdom gained during your life  through FOCUSED FREE WRITING, discuss ways you can share this wisdom to benefit others

  • PRACTICE MEDITATIONS designed to align you with your true self, that which is pure love and wholeness.

  • Nourish your body and relax into the beauty of the present moment through Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.


1 | 1 Personal coaching offered post retreat

Nutritious Nourishment

Saturday Breakfast​

Saturday Lunch

Saturday Breaks

Saturday Appetizers (light dinner)

Sunday light breakfast 



$375 pp
Includes retreat and two night accommodation in a tiny cabin

$275pp for double occupancy (bunk with a friend)

Scholarships available

Led by Lisa Garcia

Lisa is a spiritual guide, mentor, a friend of the forest, a friend of all. Using her journey of transcendence from climbing the corporate ladder to embracing imperfection, she has been able to lift authenticity in all.  

Founder of INDIGO  , exhibitor of mystique and self worth. 

Former executive | Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Former co-owner Jellystone Park Marion

(one of the top campgrounds in the country )

Core Beliefs

" Know that you are free to do whatever you want in this lifetime. Unleash the shackles of fear, paint the vision that resonates with your heart and move forward in faith and courage! Know you are being guided every step of the way. "

Lisa Garcia

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Guest Facilitator | Diane Saccone

Diane Saccone, MS MT(ASCP) ERYT 500 is the Director of Healthy Aging Initiatives for
the YMCA of Western North Carolina and is responsible for overseeing innovative
population health, educational and social programs and services that reduce social
isolation and improve the health of older adults living in Western North Carolina. In
addition, Diane is also responsible for developing specialized staff training addressing
specific health related needs of the healthy aging population including sensitivity
training for working with older adults, caregiving, elder abuse and prevention and
dementia stigma awareness. In addition to her primary duties, Diane supports healthy
aging initiatives for the YMCA of the USA and is a Y-USA faculty trainer for the YMCA
Moving for Better Balance program and trainer for the Enhance Fitness program. In
addition to her duties at the Y, Diane has been teaching Yoga as Therapy throughout
the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Appalachian states for several years. Her concentration
uses Yoga as a therapeutic tool combined with her medical knowledge to help people
recovering from injuries inflicted by illness, trauma, PTSD or injury and to teach
healthy lifestyle habits for all ages. Diane has over 40 years of experience in clinical
laboratory medicine and holds a master’s degree in clinical laboratory medicine from
the Medical College of Virginia and is a member of the International Association of
Yoga Therapists.

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Sacred Waterfall 


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