The Art of Self Care Retreat

with Anna Levesque, Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and 500 RYT and Sommerville Bevilaqua, LPC, Mental Health Therapist

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Stress and our go-go-go culture reduce our ability to be productive and create an undertone of ‘not good enough’ in our lives. We expect to be able to do it all – successful career, generous family care-giver, fit and beautiful, joyful and happy. Our high expectations of ourselves combined with the daily stresses of our world can leave us feeling fatigued and depressed. In this weekend retreat we take a pause and learn to take care of ourselves and invite vitality, productivity, confidence and joy back into our lives.

We focus on understanding and redefining self-care, increasing stress resilience, and learning wellness strategies for the body and the mind. Anna and Sommerville incorporate their respective knowledge and expertise in Ayurvedic wellness principles, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, mental health, and nervous system regulation through Somatic Experiencing to provide a nurturing weekend for women seeking greater vitality, joy and stress management in their daily of self care retreat mind body paddle

In this retreat you’ll:

  • Create a practical self care plan for daily living based in the ancient principles of Ayurveda
  • Learn strategies for boosting digestion and vitality based in the ancient principles of Ayurveda
  • Practice gentle yoga
  • Experience guided Ecotherapy mindfulness meditation
  • Enjoy nutritious lunches along with recipes
  • Learn about stress resilience in the nervous system through Somatic Experiencing model of therapy
  • Build community and share among women

Basic Itineraryanna levesque ayurveda wellness counselor yoga teacher

Friday 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m – noon

(lunch on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch together )




November 3 – 5, 2017

March 23 – 25, 2018


Smoky Mountain Adventure Center, Asheville, NC



Price includes two yoga classes, a nourishing lunch on Sunday, introduction to Ayurveda and psychotherapeutic strategies for health and stress management with experts in their field, guided meditation, a personalized daily self care routine to take home with you.

Call 828.333.4482


Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on kayak instruction for women and yoga and wellness for paddling, including SUP Yoga. Named one of the most inspirational paddlers alive by Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Anna’s twenty-plus years of experience as an accomplished international competitor and instructor has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF magazine.

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