Retreat Schedule

Asheville retreat oct 21-27, 2018

SUMMARY

Sunday: Arrive

  • Check into Chestnut Lodge between 3-5pm

  • We are leaving for dinner ~5:30pm

  • Dinner: Black Mountain Ale House

Monday

  • Morning Yoga

  • Hiking on Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Lunch at Montreat

  • Dinner at Thirsty Monk beer bar

Tuesday

  • Foraging Hike

  • Lunch on your own in downtown Asheville

  • Dinner at Market Place

  • Evening Yoga

Wednesday

  • Zipline Tour (We'll bring packed lunches)

  • Evening Yoga (outside at brewery if weather permits so get cozy. Otherwise inside at Montreat.)

  • Archetype Brewing

Thursday

  • Morning Yoga (Blind yoga)

  • Lunch at Montreat

  • Hot Springs (bathing suit!)

  • Dinner at Wicked Weed

Friday

  • Morning Yoga

  • Hiking on Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Dinner at Burial Brewery

  • Drum circle in downtown Asheville

  • Closing yoga ceremony

Saturday

  • Check out: 8:30am

  • Brunch (optional) at Tupelo Honey in downtown Asheville

 
 

Detailed

 Lake Susan, Montreat Conference Center

Lake Susan, Montreat Conference Center

sunday night - Arrive

3 - 5pm: Check in to your home for the week at Montreat Conference Center! We are staying at Chestnut Lodge at the Montreat Conference Center.

314 Georgia Terrace, Montreat, NC 28757

After check in, you can explore the beautiful Montreat trails, walk around Lake Susan, or take a much needed nap after a long day of travels.

We'll gather to leave around 5:30pm.

6pm: Welcome dinner & drinks Black Mountain Ale House

117-C Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC 28711

After dinner: Relax back at the Lodge!

 

 
 View from Mt. Pisgah Inn

View from Mt. Pisgah Inn

monday - awaken

We've arrived physically, now it's time to awaken mentally. We'll help guide you as you set intention for this week, and then we'll dive right into the beautiful surrounding autumn scenery!

Morning: Introspection

8am - Breakfast at Montreat Cafe (Assembly Inn)

9:30am - Morning Yoga (90 mins)

10:30am - Reflection Time: Wander Montreat, Hike, Journal.

12:30pm - Lunch Delivered to Chestnut Lodge

Afternoon: South Blue Ridge Parkway

1:30pm - 6:30pm: Let's get right to the leaves and mountain views! We'll drive South on the Blue Ridge Parkway (transportation included), stopping at overlooks and waterfalls, maybe go on a 1-2 mile hike. We’ll drive back as the sun starts to set.

Evening: South Blue Ridge Parkway

7pm: Dinner at Thirsty Monk at Biltmore Park

2 Town Square Blvd #170, Asheville, NC 28803

8pm: Drive back to Montreat.

 
 No Taste Like Home's Foraging Tour

No Taste Like Home's Foraging Tour

tuesday - explore

Today is all about exploration and discovery. We'll learn about foraging in the woods, looking for the hidden treasures of the Asheville mountains. We'll head into downtown Asheville to explore the quaint town we've hyped up so much! And then we'll end the day by unraveling our bodies and our brains, trying to unpack ourselves as little nuggets of self-awareness. We'll call it "self-foraging" ;)

Morning: Hike & Forage

8am - Breakfast at Montreat Cafe (Assembly Inn)

9am - 12:30pm  - Guided Foraging Hike with No Taste Like Home.

Meeting Point: Earthaven Ecovillage, 5 Consensus Cir, Black Mountain, NC 28711

Afternoon: Downtown Asheville

1pm: Lunch on your own in downtown Asheville (cost not included). Great chance to try out a restaurant that's not on our schedule!

Suggestions:

  • Mela Indian Restaurant

  • 67 Biltmore

  • Easy Girl Eatery

  • Pull up Yelp and choose one of the many 4 star restaurants!

2 - 6pm: Free time to explore downtown Asheville.

Suggestions:

  • Start souvenir hunting at lots of cute local shops.

  • Hang at Coffee shops: Europe Pastries has great treats!

  • Tour/Drink at Breweries: One World Brewing, Green Man Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewpub (tours begin every hour, on the hour, at: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm)

  • Wander down to the French Broad River.

  • Check out the Asheville Pinball Museum.

  • Ask if you want more suggestions!

Evening: Reflection

5:45pm - Dinner at Market Place, with some appetizers made from food we foraged earlier!

20 Wall St, Asheville, NC 28801

7:30pm - Drive back to Montreat

8:30pm - Evening Yoga (60 mins)

 
 Ziplining through Blue Ridge fall

Ziplining through Blue Ridge fall

wednesday - flow

By now, you are in full-on vacation mode, and ready to step up the Fun level. This is our most active day, from a zipline adventure to a fiery yoga class. We'll fly through the treetops!

Morning: Zipline

8am - Breakfast at Montreat Cafe (Assembly Inn)

Pack bag lunches to take zip-lining.

10am - 12:30pm - Zipline the 'Blue Ridge Experience' with Navitat

242 Poverty Branch Rd. Barnardsville, NC 28709

Afternoon: Recover

1pm - 5:30pm - Back to Montreat to shower, wander, and relax before dinner.

Evening: Flow

6:15pm - Outdoor (weather permitting) Vinyasa Yoga Class (60 mins) at Archetype Brewing

265 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

7:15pm  - Dinner & Beers at Archetype Brewing (Options: Asian Fusion or Pizza)

9pm - Head back to Montreat

 
 Hot Springs Mineral Baths

Hot Springs Mineral Baths

thursday - expand

We'll start the day by bringing you back to your intention for this week. We'll re-focus on self-care. This will be relaxing day with our retreat family where we focus on making ourselves feel cozy and warm.

Morning: Reflection

8am - Breakfast at Montreat Cafe (Assembly Inn)

9am - Morning Extended Yoga (90 mins)

10:30am - 12:30pm - Self-reflection. Wander Montreat. Hike. Journal.

12:30 pm - Lunch at Montreat Cafe (Assembly Inn)

Afternoon: Self-Care

2pm - Leave for Hot Springs (bring change of clothes)

3pm - 6pm - Hot Springs Mineral Baths & 30 min massage (option to upgrade)

315 BRIDGE STREET HOT SPRINGS, NC 28743

Evening: Community

7:30pm - Dinner & Beers at Wicked Weed Brewing

91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

10pm - Head back to Montreat

 
 Mt. Mitchell trail

Mt. Mitchell trail

friday - integrate

Last day! Let's tie it all together. What will you take back to regular life from this week? How will you integrate this into your daily life?

All Day: North Blue Ridge Parkway

8am - Breakfast at Chestnut Lodge

9am - Morning Yoga (60 mins)

10:30am - 3pm - Drive North on Blue Ridge Parkway. Mt. Mitchell & Craggy Gardens are 2 highlights! We'll bring packed lunches and our journals. We'll reflect on our week together as we explore.

3pm - 5pm - Free time at Montreat

Evening: Last Hurrah

6pm - Dinner & Beers at Burial Brewing

40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

7pm - Check out the iconic Friday Night Drum Circle!

8pm - Drive back to Montreat

9pm - Yoga & Farewell Ceremony

 
 Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville

saturday - farewell

What a marvelous week we've had! Some people may head straight to the airport, but if you're hanging around, let's brunch!

8am - Check out of Lodge.

8:30am - Drive to Downtown Asheville (included)

9am - Brunch at Tupelo Honey (optional, not included)

12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

Transport to Airport from Montreat or from Asheville is not included.

 

How does that sound? Questions? Send me a message!