9am-6pm (with overnight option)
Cost is: $175 pp for retreat session and
lodging is $100 per night
Align yourself with the rhythm of Nature, quiet your mind, open your heart and acknowledge your Divinity. Listen to the soft whispers of your Soul, give yourself permission to get curious, to explore the deep richness of your being.
We invite you to join us for SoulCollage. Stir together the ingredients of your imagination and intuition with powerful cut-out images and begin the journey of exploring your Soul. The fun of creating your personal deck of SoulCollage cards leads you on a path of self-inquiry, discovering your Soul, your Shadow and your inborn gifts.
The process of selecting images and making personal cards can serve as a reminder to hand-craft your life, to choose pieces that fit together meaningfully and with joy – both for you and the planet.
Enjoy being with a community of people who are also creating and consulting their cards. Allow the wisdom to bubble up and enrich your life.
Like a prism of light, our Soul has limitless facets, honor and acknowledge each knowing the whole is what makes you unique.
Women’s retreat led by Lisa Garcia and Kathy Peters
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.
SoulCollage® is a unique and creative collage process.
Each participants will make cards representing one aspect of your personality or Soul. You then learn how to use the cards intuitively to answer life's questions and participate in self-discovery.
Use this opportunity to joyfully deepen your understanding of the relationships between your personality parts, you and your family/community/world, and you and your dreams, symbols, and Spirit.
Share your insights and questions with like minded individuals who form a supportive community in the embrace of the Pisgah National Forest.
A wonderful arrangement will be prepared for lunch. Have a dietary need? Let us know, I'm sure we can accommodate.
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.
Greeting. Welcome. Light Breakfast
Welcome and Retreat Overview
Shinrin-Yoku in the Pisgah National Forest
Catered Lunch and Journal Time
Soul Collage Part I
Soul Collage Part II
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.
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.
Kathy is a seeker who enjoys exploring different ways to connect with self, others and the Divine. Nature is this incredible teacher who embraces us wherever we are and takes us where we need to go- many times we are unsure where our path is leading. Removing ourselves from routine and natural behavioral patterns enables us to go deeper to our center and that still small space that connects us to all living things. Pictures, Images, and Collages touch places within our souls that open us for deep learning to occur.
Kathy spent her professional career learning from people with significant intellectual disabilities and teaching others how to interact with people who may or may not use words to communicate. We all have incredible gifts to share with each other to make our world a place of acceptance, self-discovery and peace.
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.