The Art of Self Care Retreat

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

” Anna and Sommerville helped me see how even small changes to my lifestyle can help me become the best version of myself.” – Jill W

“Impressive, educational, rewarding, practical.” – Linda C

Truly one of the most meaningful things I’ve done for me – and others – in a long time. So grateful!” – Joy

Do you know how a healthy nervous system works in your favor, and how a system out of whack leads to anxiety, depression, fear and dis-ease in the body and mind?

Imagine responding with ease to conflicts, situations and people who normally send you into frustration or upset.

Learn what’s holding you back and drop the self-limiting belief of not being good enough.

The practices in the Art of Self-Care result in greater vitality, confidence and joy.

We redefine self-care beyond the stereotypical bubble bath to focus on the simple, practical and potent choices we make on a daily basis.

Learn how self-care can be adventurous, active and fun!

Anna and Sommerville incorporate their respective knowledge and expertise in Ayurvedic wellness principles, yoga, mindfulness/meditation, mental health,and nervous system regulation.

This is a nurturing weekend for adventurous, high performing women seeking greater vitality, fulfillment and stress management in their daily life.

We know you’re accustomed to getting it done and handling your life, work and family.

You don’t have to do it alone.

We’re here to offer empowering support, knowledge and guidance.

Join us!

Fall Retreat Themes

  • How to ground and grow strength resiliency
  • How to calm an anxious mind.
  • How to nourish the body and mind during this season of variable, dry and cool weather.
  • Strategies for maneuvering the Holiday Season with ease and joy.
  • Strategies for falling asleep easily and getting a deep, restful, and full night of sleep.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Science based intro to the nervous system and what a healthy system looks like.
  • Intro to mindfulness practices to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Learn how to use opposite thought, emotion and action to propel you in an upward spiral of positivity, productivity and love.
  • Intro to Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, and diet and lifestyle strategies for a strong and healthy fall season.
  • Intro to meditation.
  • Yoga classes.
  • Guided yoga nidra.
  • Healthy, nourishing, freshly prepared, and easy to digest meals.
  • Take home self-care plan customized to you.
  • Guided hike.
  • Accommodation in a beautiful mountain cabin with hot tub.

Sound awesome?! Don’t just take our word for it. Watch the video and hear why Linda Coad, CPA attended the retreat three times!

Winter Retreat Schedule: Friday arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. Opening Circle 8 – 9 p.m. Saturday pre-breakfast yoga at 7 – 8 a.m. breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Programming from 9:30 a.m. – noon. Lunch 12:30 – 2 p.m. Programming from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Camp Fire after dinner! Sunday pre-breakfast yoga at 7 – 8 a.m. breakfast 8:30 a.m. Programming 8:30 a.m. – noon, lunch 12:30 – 2 p.m. Programming 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


November 1 – 3, 2019


Cozy house nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains near Bryson City, NC


$500.00 when you pay in full


2 payments of $275. One due upon registration the other due September 8, 2019.


Call 828.505.2782

“I am very grateful I was part of this retreat- the facilitators were warm and giving of their knowledge and themselves. I learned a great deal about how I can practice self care on the spot and in planned ways to relieve stress. Being part of a group of women sharing our experiences and learning together was powerful.”

“Thank you so much for this past weekend!  It was absolutely awesome!!” – Cheri F

Not ready to dive into the retreat, but want to learn more? Check out our online course Vibrant Body Empowered Mind!

Meet Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is the leading expert on paddling instruction for women and yoga 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, instructor, coach and author has landed her in mainstream publications such as TIME, SHAPE and SELF.

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