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Discover Your North Star

March 9th

9-6pm (with overnight option)

In the entanglement of the day to day we often lose sight of direction. The fundamental aim gets dimmed by routine. We invite you to join us, discover your true north and align your life with what matters most.

Allow the silence and stillness of Nature to reveal the magnificent potential that lies within.

Give yourself space to envision a life that calls on your unique gifts, is fulfilling and positively impacts the world.

Create intentions for the journey unique to your desires and passions.

We present the following offerings during the retreat, you decide how much or how little is right for you …

Jun 09, Old Fort NC

Open Your Heart 




What to expect: This is an experience designed to take you away from the rush of the everyday. This is a day for you. An escape so to speak. Indigo is a space surrounded by trees, water, and nature. We consider it a sacred space, as it is so far removed from the common elements of our everyday. Things like traffic, road noise, email, phone notifications are no more. This is a place to connect with God, your TrueSelf, your SoulSelf. in a total sense. 

There are no HAVE to DO's here. For a moment, there is no responsibility other then re-charging your batteries so that you can bring that energy back to your family, your job, your everyday. 

Why re-charge? It almost seems selfish right? Truly the most unselfish thing you can do, is to take some time for you. It is something that can get lost in the shuffle of our constant GO. Errand to Errand. To Do to To Do. Eventually without re-energizing we just don't have more to give. Our emotional wells run dry and before you know it, we are too tired to do anything. 

Think of it this way. You are driving your family or those that you love up a hill in a car. As you go up the hill, your energy runs low, no gas left. What happens is everyone in the car suffers. Everyone is now stuck at the bottom of the hill. 

Give yourself this day ! Your family and all those around you will greatly benefit from your renewed self. You will too! Learn about Lisa aka Momma Bear, Founder of Indigo and Teacher for Open Your Heart


We invite you to fall into the embrace of the forest.
Experience meditation as water flows over
the moss covered boulders of Newberry Creek soothing your mind, body and soul.

Wander along a forest trail during winter’s rest, taking in the rock faces and the beauty of the mountains contours knowing Nature is honoring your presence.

Tap into all of your senses as the energy of the Forest moves through you bringing a sense of well-being; feel your breath in rhythm with Nature.

Center in the present moment, gain clarity about what fulfills you, what brings a sense of purpose into your life.



What’s the light that will guide you out of your own tangled woods—both the woods “out there” in the world and the ones “in here,” inside your own mind?
Allow yourself to get curious and explore.
“Who am I?”
“What are my gifts?”
“What is my soul calling me to do?”
“What is the Greater Why?”

Honor your sacred self and affirm your truth “I matter because…”


Catered Lunch

A wonderful arrangement will be prepared for lunch. Have a dietary need? Let us know, I'm sure we can accommodate. 


Restorative Yoga

Led by Beverly Palmer A devoted and passionate yogi, who teaches as an offering of heart-felt gratitude for the healing power of the spiritual, mental and physical practice that helped her recover from a disabling back condition. The session is infused with a love for language and movement, a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, body mechanics, and a genuine joy of living in the moment.  


Explore gifts of community and creativity

Enjoy meeting like minded men and women who support your journey of self-discovery.
Join in community song and music to connect with Spirit and bring joy into your heart knowing that all is as it should be in the present moment.

Discover Your North Star
Discover Your North Star
Mar 09, 2019, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Indigo Nature Retreat,
1037 Newberry Creek Road, Old Fort, NC, USA


Greeting. Welcome. Light Breakfast


Blessing of the 4 directions


Shinrin-Yoku hike


Catered Lunch


North Star Session I


Breath work | Yoga | Plunge


North Star Session II


Break | Reflection


Song and Fire Beats


For those staying overnight, we will be doing a sunrise hike Sunday morning :)


A look at the main lodge and the venue as a whole



Just in case it rains, we have plenty of space to adapt into if need be :)



Newberry creek is on the property, and provides amazing acoustics during your stay



Tiny cabins available for overnight accommodation. 



So much space for movement, yoga, grass walking, or skygazing



So much to explore here on property, with hundreds of miles of trails extending from the property. 


Lisa Garcia

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 is an outdoor enthusiast who finds joy, inner peace, harmony and love in the beauty and abundance of nature.  Using nature as her medium her work focuses on developing human capability through self-discovery and helping others co-author a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling.  Lisa believes our talents, strengths and imperfections all combine to make us unique beings with gifts to positively impact the world.

Lisa held executive leadership positions in leadership development with both the Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotel Companies for over 30 years.  During the past 10 years Lisa and her family owned and operated a successful outdoor recreational facility in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.  INDIGO Nature Retreat located in the Pisgah National Forest is the next chapter in her life story. 

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Alex Garcia

Know the light, Be the light. 

Alex, is living the light. In order to live it, we must know it. Alex finds his light while running. "This is where my mind is most still, and the spirit comes alive here. " This is where I recharge and re-connect with everything that is. While I love it, my greatest joy comes from giving it. Giving light, giving love, and making the lives of others better in my everyday. 

An endurance athlete, purveyor of life, founder of Alivecubed, and co-creator of KIND. While these titles may seem adequate, they do not hold any equity in my existence. I am light, nothing more, nothing less. 

" I believe life holds incredible potential and that we are here for more then chasing a paycheck, only to retire with our dreams buried with us. I believe we are to live with passion, with love, and with light. Not just on Friday or Saturday, but everyday.

I have a belief that we are all here for a reason. I believe that each of us has a unique purpose and unique gifts. Our purpose on Earth is uncover these gifts, and share them with the world. Each of us hold answers to the problems of the world. Those answers reside in our gifts. Uncover them. Use them with love. Together, we can make the world a better place.  

You are the gift " 

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Beverly Palmer

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A devoted and passionate yogi, I teach as an offering of heart-felt gratitude for the healing power of the spiritual, mental and physical practice that helped me recover from a disabling back condition. My classes are infused with a love for language and movement, a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, body mechanics, and a genuine joy of living in the moment.  My students experience the therapeutic benefits of an alignment- based practice and an understanding of how our human responses to emotional, mental and physical stresses can be brought to balance through a regular yoga practice.


Carlyn Waller

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Carlyn is an improviser, a musician, a dancer, an artist, a healer, a poet, a risk taker, a learner, and a board-certified music therapist.  As a clinician, she uses music and the arts to treat holistically from a person-centered framework.  Carlyn is completing her master’s of music therapy at Appalachian State with a certificate in expressive arts therapy.  Her thesis research is about arts-based self-care and self-awareness trainings for direct care staff working with adults with developmental disabilities.  She loves group art making, drum and song circles, movement and dance, and happenings where artists come together to create something ephemeral and unique to that time and place.  She believes in the power of the creative process to connect people to themselves and to one another.

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