Nourish Retreat

Siler City, NC 27344, USA

6 reviews
Oct 8 - 10, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25
Nourish Retreat
Siler City, NC 27344, USA

6 reviews

Oct 8 - 10, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Rejuvenate and unwind on this local weekend retreat. Often when we think of nourishment we think of just the physical body. But yogic wisdom teaches us that we are multifaceted beings, that we are composed of layers that are larger and more subtle than the physical form which also require nourishment for optimal living.

This retreat is a time to nourish your body, heart, mind, and spirit; connecting to and supporting all layers of your being. You’ll be enveloped in nature so you can disconnect from the noisy outer-world and reconnect to your own inner dialog, making space to hear the calling of your deepest desires. This retreat is an invitation to reconnect, rejuvenate, and rebalance with yoga, meditation, journaling, soundwork, delicious foods, community, and inspired discussion.

You can expect to feel welcome, celebrated and energized as you meet new people, learn self-empowerment, and most importantly have fun! A chance to get out of your own way, be nourished and hit the reset button on life. The perfect retreat sampler, this is our shortest retreat and closest to home.

All levels are welcome, as this is beginner friendly. 


We will be posted up on the beautiful property of  Southwind Retreat. This property was formerly home to Body Therapy Institute, a massage therapy school. When Dr. Brent Anderson, founder of Polestar Pilates, first visited the school and its connecting property, he was immediately overwhelmed with its beauty and healing energy, leading him and his wife Lizette to relocate from Miami to North Carolina and transform the school into Southwind Retreat Center.

Southwind Retreat Center is a multipurpose venue that serves both the North Carolina community as well as health and wellness professionals globally. It’s a safe haven for any individual or group seeking space for healing, growth, or life celebrations. The center will also be a secondary location for Polestar Pilates education and continue to be home for Body Therapy Institute programming.


A $300 deposit reserves your space on the retreat. The remaining payment is due September 1st. You can pay in full at any time. If preferred, a custom payment plan is available.

Book today to save your space!


Plan to arrive Friday around 6pm and leave Sunday around lunch time. All activities are optional. You can expect two yoga classes Saturday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the property, and group workshops. You will have plenty of free time to relax or pick and choose your own activities. All classes are suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

Your Teachers

North Carolina natives Diala Hamed and Jot Anant met by coincidence in India while studying Akhanda yoga under Vishvketu. They spent hundreds of hours in the ashram learning together and earning their 500 ERYT certificates. They share a passion for the practice that goes beyond the physical postures, yet deliver the ancient wisdom in very inspiring and different methods. Together, they have led international retreats and yoga teacher trainings.

They have brought the wisdom of ancient India to NC, and can’t wait to share it with you in modern and enjoyable ways.

What’s included

  • Yoga
    Daily yoga classes
  • All Meals
  • Nourish to Flourish
    A lesson on nutrition for brain health
  • Empowerment talk
  • Workshops
    Mala and Essential oil making
  • Meditation
  • Journaling prompts
  • Time for relaxation
    Self reflection, or get an add-on massage
  • Wine Tasting
    Optional visit to local winery while departing retreat.
  • Transportation
    to and from the retreat
  • Accommadations
    tents and bedding are not included in the rustic option

Available Packages

Rustic Camp (bring your own tent)

This ticket includes everything for this retreat except for your accommodations. 

You will need to bring your own tent and bedding, or you can rent a regular tent for $40. 

You will still need to bring your own bedding.

Deposit: $300
Glamp Tent - 3-4 people
only 2 left

This ticket includes everything for this retreat including your accommodations. 

The tent includes a twin air mattress and bedding.

These are shared, and we will place you with 2-3 roommates.

Deposit: $300
Glamp Tent - double
only 2 left

This ticket includes everything for this retreat including your accommodations. 

This tent includes a twin air mattress and bedding.

These are shared, and we will place you with one roommate.

Deposit: $300
Glamp tent- private
Deposit: $300

Available options

Rent a small tent (set up yourself)only 3 left

Your Organizer

Nova Yoga & Retreats
6 reviews
Nova Yoga provides you an experience that transforms the way you see and feel the world around you. Through carefully planned retreats, classes and events, we give you the tools to experience the magic of the present moment and dive deeper into your unique natural bliss. This includes learning to be still and accepting yourself exactly as you are. We believe you don't need to add anything to your being, but rather take away the build-up of stress, expectations and limiting beliefs impressed on us throughout our lives. All are welcome!


This was such an amazing retreat, I was expecting mostly a lot of yoga but it was so much more. A lot of fun activities and relaxation mixed in, an ideal summer retreat at the top of the mountain with superb views, amazing teachers, and awesome people. This turned out to be the highlight of my summer. Thank you!
By Harry T for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 07 Aug, 2019
Fantastic location! The view over the mountains was breathtaking and we could see all the stars and the milky way during night. I loved the decor of the hangar. We were sleeping in the "hallway" and I slept like a baby. I think that some light sleepers had trouble sleeping but I didn't. The bed was super comfy and it was a very dark corner of the building. Diala provided us with ear plugs as well :-) I did bring my own pillow and duvet, and that might have helped. The food served during the weekend was very yummy and it was fun to try some new dishes and types of food that I would never have cooked myself. Everything was fresh and there were fruit and snacks available the whole time. We tried several different types of yoga and went paddleboarding and hiking, so it was an active weekend! Diala and Lauren are both very good and inspiring yoga teachers. The lake and the river where we went swimming were in such beautiful settings. I ran in the mornings, but the hangar is located on the mountain so unless you want to run downhill and then uphill, you have to run several rounds around the houses, which was ok since the view was amazing. It did get chilly, especially the first evening and morning, so bring enough layers. Our group was also really cool. People were very relaxed and friendly and we had loads of fun.
By Julia L for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 06 Aug, 2019
This retreat exceeded my expectations. It was clear that a lot of planning had gone into making this a special experience for the participants. The property is beautiful and unique. The food was amazing, the yoga was challenging and rejuvenating, the yoga instructors are highly-qualified and the participants were dedicated to learning and fun!
By Kay B for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 31 Jul, 2019
I had a great time. They provided some of the healthiest and delicious food I have ever had. The location, accommodations and hospitality were top notch. Forever grateful.
By PATRICK M for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 31 Jul, 2019
Everything about this retreat was so well organized, and the quality of care for everyone who went was exceptional. The location was simply magical, both with inviting hospitality and a peaceful stillness, nestled on the peak of a mountain with breathtaking views. The prepared food was delicious, while still remaining conscious of healthy eating and individual food preferences. One of the BEST retreat experiences I've had! Much gratitude to Diala and Nova Retreats. I look forward to the next one! :D
By Andrew L for Deep Release Summer Mountain Yoga Retreat on 30 Jul, 2019
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