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Open Your Heart

April 27th

9am-6pm (with overnight option)

THEME: Self-Compassion

Cost is: $175 pp for retreat session and
lodging is $100 per night

During our life journey we experience times of struggle, resistance and suffering, all a natural part of this human experience. We invite you to connect with Nature and connect with your true essence, your Soul self. Learn to slow down, give yourself the space to open and nourish your heart.

Connect with other women to learn and share practices designed to treat ourselves with kindness, care, understanding and support.

Being compassionate with and loving ourselves enables us to share our light with the world.

Loving one’s SOUL self enables us to stand in our power remembering each of us is a child of God.

Scholarship opportunities available

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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.


Open Your Heart

Recognize you are on a unique spiritual journey to align your persona with your powerful, creative, loving and compassionate Spirit

 Learn to embrace your whole self, knowing you are enough and loveable “as-is”.

 Develop an understanding that being authentic allows you to live a life of freedom, happiness and joy.

You have the freedom to do as much or as little as you like, for this is your sacred time for relaxation and restoration.


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 a devoted and passionate yogi.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 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.

Open Your Heart
Open Your Heart
Apr 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Indigo Nature Retreat,
1037 Newberry Creek Road, Old Fort, NC, USA


Greeting. Welcome. Light Breakfast


Welcome and Retreat Overview


Shinrin-Yoku walk


Catered Lunch and Journal Time


Self Discovery Part I


Limber Twigs Yoga


Nature Break 


Self Discovery Part II


Creative Expression 


Music and Song


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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Heather Yzquierdo

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Heather has studied yoga for almost 20 years and taught for the last decade.  Heather is the owner of Health and Spirit Revolution in Marion, NC.  She combines her love of community and yoga to create sessions open to everyone.  She feels yoga is a great way to way to show up in safe space to be yourself, heal your wounds and grow. Her vision is to create classes that are fun and engaging and whenever possible pull in the magic and beauty of the mountains.  She is a 500-RYT through Yoga Alliance and a Reiki Master.  A local of western North Carolina, she enjoys being out in the beautiful mountains that she calls home with her daughter gardening, hiking, camping and always on adventure.    


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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