Warm sunshine and fresh mountain air…there is wonder and beauty in our Asheville summers!
Take time to truly bask in this season, connecting more deeply with yourself, each other, and Asheville. We love planning mini-retreats focused on your wellness in alignment with each unique seasonal shift, so join us for the longest days and warmest weather this year!
Since every mini-retreat is private and exclusive to you/your group, you can plan around your schedule instead of having to join a group retreat at specific dates and times. Take advantage of our flexibility and personal focus with a free travel planning consultation to craft your own ideal itinerary.
Twilight Forest Bathing
Begin your half-day magical summer retreat with an afternoon tarot reading at a cozy tea house or in the comfort of your space. We gather in a circle and turn off our phones to be fully present. We begin with a guided meditation to set our intentions and then enjoy a personalized reading of the cards. A tarot reading is always illuminating and fun, and it helps us all to reconnect with everyday magic.
To keep the magic going, carry the messages of the cards into a fairytale forest bathing walk, culminating with one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular light shows…Fireflies!
Immerse yourself in the true wonders of nature during the summer season, which is our region’s exciting firefly season! We’ll enjoy a gentle stroll together through a peaceful forest, ending in an open meadow. There, we’ll get comfortable and marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge all around us.
Although we can never guarantee a showing, we can also hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost Fireflies! We will surely enjoy the forest at twilight either way.
Looking for more ideas? Consider adding any of the following to turn this afternoon into a full day or weekend retreat:
Special sunset yoga session
Let’s truly embrace the beauty of the summer season by moving through our sun salutation on a mountaintop as the sky glows all around us. We are always so grateful for these long summer days that allow us to marvel at nature’s beauty and breathe in more of this fresh mountain air.
We time our yoga hikes for around two hours before sunset, giving us plenty of time for the gentle hike to reach our favorite mountaintop spot and begin our guided yoga session. This spot is perfectly placed for enjoying a gorgeous sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains!
This special sunset hike can be made all the more enjoyable with a bottle of bubbly to toast to the end of another perfect summer day.
Seeking more? Ask us about adding any of the following for a full weekend retreat:
Start your day with a SUP (stand-up paddleboard) yoga class on the beautiful French Broad River here in Asheville. Opt for a special sunrise start or mid-morning if you like to sleep in, no one will judge!
Discover balance, strengthen your core, and challenge yourself in your practice – even if you’re a beginner! A summertime SUP yoga sesh is such a fun experience, especially to start your day. Feel your worries float away underneath you as you totally recenter and refresh.
Afterward, head back to your accommodations for a spa experience that comes to you!
Enjoy an in-house massage with options to add on a facial massage, foot soaks, robes & champagne. Want to upgrade even more? We suggest getting a charcuterie board delivered for your grazing delight while trickling through massages with plenty of time to curl up with a good book in between, catch up with new & old friends, or nap!
Looking for more wellness experiences? We suggest any of the following:
Rooftop Bar Tour
Start your summer day on the right foot! Let’s hit the trail for a two-mile round-trip hike to one of our favorite spots in our Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll enjoy a one-hour guided yoga session at the summit, with breathtaking views to center your focus and your vista.
We’ll bring the mats, you just bring your spirit of adventure!
From the mountaintop, let’s hit the rooftops.
Asheville is a beautiful mountain town and one of our favorite ways to enjoy it is on a three-hour guided journey filled with fascinating tales from Asheville’s history as you enjoy crafty cocktails and refreshing beverages. Each stop along the way offers a rooftop to enjoy the view!
You’ll love this uniquely balanced day of adventure, mindful mountain moments, history, culture, and fun!
Hoping for more wellness activities? Consider adding any of the following for a full weekend retreat:
Relax and let a local help you plan! Schedule a complimentary, 15 minute chat with one of our itinerary gurus so we can help make sure you have a rejuvenating, relaxing time in Asheville.
Pick a time that works for you and talk to a real live human who can share local, insider recommendations. Talk to you soon!