Living-on-Purpose Retreats

We invite you to an experience of Rejuvenating Self-care and Exploration.

Join us for three days and nights, ensconced in nature, luxury, and fun, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. A Retreat to Live on Purpose. No rules. No requirements. No responsibilities. No Shoulds, Musts, Got To’s, or To-Do’s.

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Just an opportunity to Rediscover and Celebrate You.

    Relax.

    Refuel.

    Reflect.

    Reconnect. Get Re-Energized.

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Finally having the space and the support you’ve been seeking to find your true wellness!

We invite you all weekend to practice asking for exactly what you want. This is an opportunity to live authentically and see what your heart most desires. Let our team nourish and nurture you…

    • Relax… gently in the breeze, gazing at gorgeous view over the Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Indulge… in some pampering with a customized, on-site Cranial-Sacral Therapy or Full Body Massage session
    • Refresh… with mint-cucumber juice and a cool lavender cloth at the end of a rejuvenating hike
    • Engage… in a dynamic discussion on key nutrition and wellness topics and functional medicine pearls (a truly unique opportunity to have Tracy’s 1:1 attention in-person and in a small, intimate setting)
    • Savor… handmade, organic meals – all recipes are from Tracy’s upcoming “Eat on Purpose” cookbook
    • Open up... to a laughter-filled discussion on the deck with one of your new-found friends
    • Learn…about how foods affect your body and just how easy healthy cooking can be.
    • Soothe... tired muscles in the outdoor hot tub, sipping a refreshing lemon, ginger tonic
    • Learn and sample… some creative, new favorites in a cooking demonstration
    • Soak…  Fancy a long, hot bath?
    • Breakthrough…  Pair off 1:1 with Tracy for some customized support and guidance for your health concerns


pondThrough a series of fun activities, we will help you take an honest and refreshing look at your life.  Discover your opportunities to more often and more consistently Live-on-Purpose.  Where have you lost touch with who you most want to be?  What is holding you back?  Where can you create a breakthrough?  A retreat gives you a unique opportunity to get away from the demands of your life, focus solely on You, get rejuvenated and realigned, and then Leap forward.

You may be as active or as still as you wish.
Our goal is to make your experience unforgettable.

See what prior Retreat participants share about their experience.

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Available Retreat Weekends Lisa Tracy and Carla May 2015

  • October 27-30, 2016 – Sold Out!
  • April 14-17, 2016 (all full!)
  • November 12-15, 2015 (no more room!)
  • April 30-May 3, 2015 (sold out)
  • April 16-19, 2015 (sold out)
  • Oct. 2-5, 2014 (sold out)
  • Sept. 25-28, 2014 (sold out)

 

All-inclusive Retreat Rates include

  • Transportation to Estate from (and return to) Asheville airport (AVL) or downtown Asheville
  • Luxurious accommodations in an exquisite estate home atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge for three nights
  • Three delicious, healthy, organic-as-possible, gourmet meals each full day
  • Tea, fruit, and snacks available throughout the day
  • All on-site activities (e.g. group yoga, hiking, self-exploration sessions, health and wellness talks, cooking demonstration)

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Optional customized bodywork sessions (massage, cranial-sacral therapy, and private yoga sessions) are available for an additional fee.  We will present all available options and assist you with bookings prior to the retreat.

 

Accommodations

This gorgeous 5000+ sq ft. estate offers well-appointed sleeping, lounging, and group spaces.   There are two categories of accommodations (please see details below).  Your all-inclusive retreat rates are based on your chosen accommodations.  We are happy to help you with special requests, or if you know what you want, please go ahead and book your reservation now below.  We will fill up quickly!

A 50% deposit is required at time of booking to secure your reservation.

 

Class M (your own Queen bed, sharing a room) –   $980  Reserve Now

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Class S (Shared bed in a King suite) – $830Reserve Now

 

King suite 3 King suite 2

 

 

 

Logistics and Details

Participants.  This is a retreat only for women.  It may actually be our last women-only retreat, so I encourage you to seize the opportunity and join us!  We are looking at options for a special couples’ retreat at some point in the future.

Booking.  A 50% deposit is required in order to secure a reservation.  The remaining 50% deposit will be due 45 days prior to your retreat start date.

Payments.   All payment are received online via Paypal and may be taken care of via any credit card or bank draft. We use Paypal to allow guests to keep their financial details private and secure.

Cancellations. Reservations may be canceled with a full refund (minus a $50 administrative fee) up to 60 days before the retreat start date. Unless a canceled reservation can be filled immediately (within two calendar weeks), cancellations received 31-59 days will be charged at 50% of the retreat cost. Cancellations received within 30 days prior to the start date cannot be refunded but are certainly open for the guest to confirm a suitable, substitute participant at least two weeks prior to the retreat.  All cancellations must be made via a call to our office (508-944-1407) and cannot be accepted via email.

Travel.  Please do not book any travel until after your reservation is actually confirmed via personal email to you from our retreat administrator.  Here are some important travel guidelines.

  • Guests should plan to arrive at the Asheville airport (AVL) between 2pm and 5pm on the first day of their retreat and to depart no earlier than 2pm on the last day.  If you are looking for a bargain, Allegiant airlines flies into Asheville from a few locations in Florida which might provide an inexpensive connection from your departure city (via Allegiant or another airline).  You will want to depart from Asheville at 2pm or later on Sunday.
  • Alternatively, you may fly into the Charlotte, NC (CLT) or Greenville, SC (GSP) airport and enjoy the beautiful drive through the mountains to Asheville; there is an excellent local shuttle service: http://www.ashevilleshuttle.com/asheville/ .  Please note, however, that if you are flying into Charlotte or Greenville, you will definitely need to arrive by noon at the latest on Thursday to allow transport time to Asheville (and depart from those airports on Sunday no earlier than 4pm).
  • If you are driving yourself to the retreat, please plan to arrive at the estate no earlier than 4:30pm.
  • We will provide pick-up specifically from the Asheville airport or the Asheville shuttle drop-off location (for connection to other area airports).  Upon departure from the estate, we can arrange transport either back to the Asheville airport or shuttle or into downtown Asheville for those looking to extend their stay in this beautiful area. Either way, you’ll have a healthy boxed lunch in hand for your travels.

Roommates. A retreat is a perfect venue to catch up with a dear friend, celebrate life with a sister, or reunite with a long-lost college roommate. If you have a friend who wishes to attend a retreat with you, that’s great!  However, most people happily and comfortably attend retreats on their own. I have co-led many retreats over the years in which two initial strangers sharing a room become dear friends – and perhaps a perfect fit for what they are seeking on retreat. The king suites are luxuriously spacious with plenty of room for two (half of a king bed is much larger than a twin-sized). If you are hesitant about attending on your own, please don’t be. We are happy to discuss any concerns with you. If you would like to save some money and share a cozy, queen bed with a friend, please let us know, and we will be happy to offer you and your friend a special rate.

No room?  Yes, we know these events will fill up quickly!  Once a retreat is fully booked, we will begin to keep a waiting list (ordered first come, first served) for available cancellations.

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Featured Recipe

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Testimonials

Thanks, Tracy!   This experience was awesome—I feel lighter and much more interested in good food, as opposed to using food to calm me down, or slow me down.  Loving a few kinds of veggie combos that I can even share with my regimented husband.  Still going strong!

Nancy Cantor
Ashland, MA