The Art of Self Care Retreat

with Anna Levesque, Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and 500 RYT and Sommerville Bevilaqua, 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

“Transformative, calming, instructive, awesome!” – Elizabeth D

Stress and the push to over-achieve in our culture can reduce our ability to be productive and create an undertone of ‘not good enough’ in our lives (even when we’ve accomplished a great deal). 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 depleted.

The practices in the Art of Self-Care result in greater vitality, productivity, confidence and joy. In this weekend retreat we connect with the natural world, our highest selves and community to remember how to effectively care for our bodies and minds. We focus on redefining self-care beyond the stereotypical bubble bath or spa treatment to small yet potent choices we make on a daily basis. Self-care doesn’t have to be all about sitting still, it can be adventurous and fun.

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

 and nervous system regulation to increase resilience and capacity for both the challenging and the joyful aspects of life. This is a nurturing weekend for adventurous, high performing women seeking greater vitality, fulfillment and stress management in their daily life.

Spring Retreat Themes

  • New Beginnings
  • How to create new possibility in our lives
  • Cleansing the body and mind of the heaviness and cold of winter in preparation for the heat and fullness of summer.
  • Learn to live with power and confidence everyday.

Winter Retreat Schedule: Friday arrive between 5 and 6 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Opening Circle 7 – 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.


March 22 – 24, 2019


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




Call 828.505.2782

Includes: Friday evening session, full day on Saturday, full day on Sunday + accommodation based on double occupancy and all meals starting Friday dinner and ending Sunday lunch. Programming includes two yoga classes, Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle, 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 based on your unique constitution and the season.

“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.”

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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