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The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to embrace our wild heart.  To recognize when it is being evaluated by others and especially ourselves. To remember no one belongs here more than you.

- adapted from Brene Brown’s, “Braving the Wilderness”

Finding the Wilderness Within

 Join me as we explore the uncultivated, untamed and undomesticated you.

This retreat enables you to slow down, be still and listen to the sacred whispers of wisdom in the Forest.

The Forest holds the space allowing you to reacquaint yourself with the you who is free. The you guided by instinct, guided by love.


  • Quiet your mind, meditate, commune with your Soul.

  • Feel the healing power of Nature as you venture through Forests and tread ancient ridgelines.

  • Witness Nature reflecting the freedom and joy life holds for you.

  • Experience Shinrin-Yoku, engaging all of your senses and opening the gift of the present moment 

  • Contemplate sacred questions. “Who am I when I am at my best?”, “What no longer serves me?” “What does my heart truly desire?”  

  • Connect with others and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness.


           Simplify.           Breathe to relax…relax to breathe.      Surrender & Let Nature take your breath away.  

Indigo is a place where spirits are emboldened to be authentic, rise to life’s challenges and blaze new

Trails…all for the purpose of making a difference.  Located in the heart of Pisgah National Forest with the Blue Ridge Mountains as the canvas, INDIGO Nature Retreat provides the perfect setting to get away and unwind.  Set on 5 acres with over 1,000 undisturbed natural forest in its backyard, dense foliage, rolling current, and diverse trails make this home away from home a unique place to come alive!

Hikes will vary from easy/moderate walks in the Forest to more strenuous climbs accessing the ridgelines of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.  Participants need to be able to hike up to 5 miles in one day.  Our hikes will be slow and intentional, focusing on the journey rather than the destination.  We will be spending the majority of our time together outdoors.


Lodging is in tiny birds nest cabins**.  Single occupancy will allow participants the space for silence and quiet contemplation.  Each cabin has electric, heating and AC as well as coffee makers, teapots and a small refrigerator. A main lodge is on campus for gatherings and communal meals.  A community barn houses space for yoga, meditation, a complete kitchen and 2 full bathrooms.


** Please note there is no running water or bathroom facilities in the units however the community barn is less than 100 feet away.


$485 per person – Single Occupancy

There are only five available spots in this intimate gathering.



  • Two nights lodging

  • One Guided Shinrin-Yoku Experience

  • Two Guided Hiking Excursions

  • Breathwork and Meditation Sessions to Open and Close each day

  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

  • Box Lunch to take on the trail Saturday

  • Healthy Hiking Treats

  • Dinner on Friday and Saturday

  • Campfire Closing Circles


A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space.  Please email me at to hold your spot and we will arrange collection of the deposit.  The balance is due 45 days prior to the retreat.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations prior to June 1st will receive 50% of the balance due. After June 1st

no refunds will be paid.

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

Sacred waterfall

Sacred Waterfall 


Stay in a tiny cabin


Indigo Nature Retreat


Main Lodge


Tiny Cabin Inside 


Yoga Loft

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