North Carolina Retreat

Pisgah Forest, NC, USA

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Jun 6 - 12, 2020
Group size: 4 - 12
North Carolina Retreat
Pisgah Forest, NC, USA

Breathe with Lisa
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$755
Deposit: $250
Jun 6 - 12, 2020
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

Get away from it all and relax in a secluded mountain cove in the Pisgah National Forest, 35 minutes north of Asheville, NC, June 6-12, 2020.  This retreat will focus on reconnecting and realigning with our natural world.  When we disconnect and immerse ourselves in nature, we nurture ourSELF on every level.  

This retreat includes six nights at Mountain Light Sanctuary.  Mountain Light Sanctuary is a mini Shangri-La nestled in the world of nature.  Bordered by two cascading creeks and ringed by the highest mountains in the eastern USA, It’s energy and ambiance are purely magical.  The Sanctuary is a gateway between the human world of “busy” and “doing” and the natural world of harmony and “being.” It is a departure point for exploring hundreds of miles of trails meandering through the half million acres of National Forest, or inner explorations from your own special spot under an ancient hemlock, on a mossy rock amid the ferns, or in a secluded grotto beside the creek.


Mountain Light Sanctuary offers a variety of accommodations from standard indoor guest rooms to sleeping in a tree house, with electricity, solar, or no electricity.  Check out accommodation options here.


What’s included

  • Daily yoga practice
    Elemental flow, a nature inspired practice
  • Daily meditation
  • Meals
    Three plant based meals per day
  • Sacred circle
  • Sound healing
    Crystal bowl healing sessions
  • Accommodation
    Six nights accommodation at Mountain Light Sanctuary
  • Breathwork
    Conscious connected breathwork sessions
  • Airfare
    You are responsible for airfare to North Carolina
  • Transportation
    You are responsible for transportation to and from Mountain Light Retreat Center

Available Packages

Banana Patch Hut or Merlinwood
Available until May 31, 20204 left

Banana Patch (pic)

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3 Available - Bring your own bedding

A little bit of the South Pacific in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the way one guest described the Banana Patch.  With steep tropical roofs and sitting on stilts, the five full size beds are named after the Pacific islands of  Bora Bora, Moorea, Kauai, Rarotonga & Samoa. Set in a semi-circle, each bed is curtained with burlap made from coffee sacks from around the world which provide both privacy and an exotic ambience.  With the nearby sound of the mountain creek it’s easy to imagine the ocean surf on a tropical island.


Merlinwood (pic)

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1 Available - Bring your own bedding and a towel

You can’t get any closer to nature than this.  Merlinwood is a full size canopied bed at the edge of the forest, about 100 feet from the Lodge.

$755
Deposit: $250
Shared Occupancy in Zen Tao, Gardenview
Available until May 31, 20204 left

Zen Tao (pic)

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2 Beds Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(no electricity) – The Zen Tao is a two story 8 x 10 shelter set in a bamboo grove over looking our flower garden. With a tropical South Pacific ambience it is easy to mistake the sound of our cascading mountain river for the sound of the ocean surf.  Each level has a twin size bed, a chair and three bamboo walls with a bamboo screen on the fourth side.  It is off the grid but includes a small portable potty for night use.


Gardenview (pic)

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2 Beds Available - bring your own bedding

(electricity) – This is a spacious 12 x 24 second floor room built directly above our Haiku Terrace. It has three walls with the fourth size open and overlooking our Japanese Garden. It features a queen size canopied bed and an antique twin bed along with two comfortable rocking chairs.

$850
Deposit: $250
Gypsy Wagon or Oconaluftee
Available until May 31, 2020only 2 left

Gypsy Wagon (pic)

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1 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(solar lights) Our small ‘Gypsy wagon” features a 3/4 size bed and a small pull out bed for a small child. Conveniently located about three hundred feet from the lodge and with it’s own fire pit, it is a great option for one adult, one adult and a child or two not-so-large adults who are wildly in love. It is off the grid but does have solar lights and a small portable potty for night use. 


Oconaluftee (pic)

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1 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(electricity) The name, in Cherokee, means “beside the waters” – a most appropriate name for this rustic shelter built just a few feet above the creek.  It features a sleeping platform enclosed on three sides, with a full size bed and a small deck extending out over the water. Isolated and rustic, you can’t get any closer to the creek than this.  An additional folding cot is available upon request. It also has a small portable potty for night use.



$875
Deposit: $250
Shared Occ. Narnia, Treehouse
Available until May 31, 20204 left

Narnia (pic)    

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2 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(solar lights – unheated)Located next to the river, Narnia is a 14 x 16 ft, two level shelter with three walls, the fourth open to the cascading mountain stream and the national forest. Sleeping up to five, it features a queen size bed on the first level, and a queen size and a twins bed on the second level. It is off the grid but has solar lights and a small portable potty for night use. It is perfect for a family or small group.


Treehouse (pic)

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2 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(electricity – heated) Our Treehouse is the best of both worlds. Entered at ground level it features a comfortable 12×12 enclosed bedroom with electricity, heater, a full size four poster bed and a glass wall facing the covered deck built around three trees and extending out over the creek, 50 feet below. A ladder to the loft gives access to additional sleeping space with two twin size foam mattresses. A folding cot for sleeping on the covered deck is also available upon request. It includes a small refrigerator and microwave as well as a small portable potty for night use. It is the epitome of rustic elegance and the ultimate getaway place.

$875
Deposit: $250
Amitaba, Frodo, Garden, Zen
Available until May 31, 20205 left

Amitaba (pic)

1 Available

(electricity – unheated) Amitaba – one of the many names for Buddha – is a Sanskrit word meaning “infinite light’ and represents discernment, pure perception and a deep awareness of the illusion of 3D phenomena. It is a 14×16 shelter accessible via a short boardwalk from the Haiku Terrace. It is modeled after a Japanese Teahouse, featuring a full size canopied bed with stain glass windows and two glass walls offering beautiful forest views with an open air fourth wall overlooking a small seasonal stream flowing beneath the room. An additional folding cot available upon request. It has a small portable potty for night use.


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1 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(Electricity & small fireplace) Frodo would feel very much at home in our underground stone cottage built beside the river.  Stone walls, slate floor, sod roof, small stone fireplace, gothic stained glass window – you get the picture.  Stepping into Frodo’s is like stepping back in time – about 1000 years.  There is electricity and a portable potty for night use. It is small, but there is enough room for a double bed, a night table and chair and large shutters which open up to an utterly magical view of the cascading river. It has everything but the round door which Frodo might prefer.


Gardenview (pic)

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1 Available - bring your own bedding

(electricity) – This is a spacious 12 x 24 second floor room built directly above our Haiku Terrace. It has three walls with the fourth size open and overlooking our Japanese Garden. It features a queen size canopied bed and an antique twin bed along with two comfortable rocking chairs.


Zen Tao (pic)

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1 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(no electricity) – The Zen Tao is a two story 8 x 10 shelter set in a bamboo grove over looking our flower garden. With a tropical South Pacific ambience it is easy to mistake the sound of our cascading mountain river for the sound of the ocean surf.  Each level has a twin size bed, a chair and three bamboo walls with a bamboo screen on the fourth side.  It is off the grid but includes a small portable potty for night use.

$995
Deposit: $250
Narnia, Treehouse, Elfhaven
Available until May 31, 202012 left

Narnia (pic) 

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2 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(solar lights – unheated)Located next to the river, Narnia is a 14 x 16 ft, two level shelter with three walls, the fourth open to the cascading mountain stream and the national forest. Sleeping up to five, it features a queen size bed on the first level, and a queen size and a twins bed on the second level. It is off the grid but has solar lights and a small portable potty for night use. It is perfect for a family or small group.


Treehouse (pic)

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2 Available - bring your own bedding and towel

(electricity – heated) Our Treehouse is the best of both worlds. Entered at ground level it features a comfortable 12×12 enclosed bedroom with electricity, heater, a full size four poster bed and a glass wall facing the covered deck built around three trees and extending out over the creek, 50 feet below. A ladder to the loft gives access to additional sleeping space with two twin size foam mattresses. A folding cot for sleeping on the covered deck is also available upon request. It includes a small refrigerator and microwave as well as a small portable potty for night use. It is the epitome of rustic elegance and the ultimate getaway place.


Elfhaven Lodge (pic)

6 Available

(electricity & heated) The Lodge has six guest bedrooms, three upstairs and three downstairs.  Linen & towels are included for all the lodge rooms.

  • Goldenrod (downstairs). A full size antique four poster bed. Located next to the bathroom.
  • Snapdragon (downstairs). A small bedroom with a twin bed tucked beneath the staircase leading upstairs and directly across the hall from the bathroom.
  • Bamboo (downstairs) This room is adjacent to the sun deck and the kitchen. It features a queen size canopied bed with two chairs and French doors that open on to the deck.
  • Wisteria (Upstairs) This is an upstairs veranda with three walls.  The fourth side directly overlooks the sundeck, garden and the stone circle.  It features a queen size four poster canopied bed and one built-in twin size bed.
  • Hummingbird (Upstairs) This room features a full size, antique bed with built-in closets and a window seat and is next to the bathroom.
  • Meadowlark (Upstairs) This room features a full size, antique bed, built-in closets and a window seat and is next to the bathroom.
$1115
Deposit: $250
$755
Deposit: $250

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