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“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”

- Christina Baldwin

There are so many reasons to write in a personal journal, but perhaps the most important is to know oneself. According to research by Dr. Fred Luskin at Stanford University, we have an average of 60,000 thoughts per day – and 90% of them are repetitive. That is a lot of mental clutter! Aren’t you curious about what is beyond this first layer of mental noise? Journal writing gives you access to the unexplored landscape of one’s inner world. A way to discover the real you underneath all the superficial swirling thoughts. A consistent journal writing practice has practical benefits, too. It helps with achieving goals, enhancing critical thinking, inspiring creativity, and improving mental health. In this retreat, Maddy and Kelley will serve as your guides to help you approach the blank page with purpose and invite your authentic, inner voice to surface. Journaling practices will include individual writing and shared group reflection. You’ll be warmly welcomed into an intimate group of women, take adventurous hikes, flow on your yoga mat, and enjoy delicious food and soul stirring conversations. At the end of the retreat, you will have the framework and strategies to continue your journal writing journey into greater self-discovery and ultimately an intimate friendship with your mind, heart and soul.

Journal Writing for Self-Discovery: A Women’s Hiking & Yoga Retreat
Journal Writing for Self-Discovery: A Women’s Hiking & Yoga Retreat
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Apr 26, 2024, 3:00 PM EDT – Apr 28, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT
INDIGO Nature Retreat,
1037 Newberry Creek Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA

A picture is worth 1,000 words

What past retreat guests say

Thank you for this amazing experience Kelley & Maddy, truly life changing and completely filled my cup. It was everything my soul needed and more!

Just loved the group of like minded women uplifting women! Loved the activities! Loved the location! 10/10

This retreat taught me a variety of valuable self care tools that I can implement into my daily life.

Included with your registration...

  • Welcome gift upon arrival.

  • Beautiful and peaceful setting nestled in Pisgah Forest with soothing sounds of water from the mountain-fed creek.

  • 2-nights accommodation in clean and cozy cabins (single, double and quadruple occupancy options).

  • All meals during the retreat (including chef prepared dinners).

  • Guided hike that will renew your spirit.

  • Restorative yoga to nurture connection between mind, body and soul.

  • Dip your toes - or fully immerse yourself in clear, healing waters of a mountain-fed creek.

  • Guided meditations to expand awareness.

  • Journal writing with prompts for hearing the quiet, wise voice within.

  • Evening bonfire and shared soulful conversation.

  • Pre-retreat questionnaire to support you in setting clear intentions for your time on retreat.

  • Pre-retreat LIVE group Zoom Call with hosts Kelley & Maddy, to get to know each other before we meet in person. How fun!

  • Post-retreat LIVE group coaching Zoom Call facilitated by Kelley (certified life coach) to support your transformation and integrate the learning and insight into your daily life.

A special place surrounded by natural beauty

Tiny Cabin Accommodations

  • 4 tiny cabins are single occupancy. 

  • Each features two twin beds, one of which is a loft twin, the other a wrap around sofa that converts into a twin. 

  • Each cabin has two sitting areas, a mini fridge, coffee maker, heat and A/C.

  • **There is no running water or bathroom facilities in the cabins, however the community barn is less than 100 ft. away.

  • The community barn features 2 full bathrooms, a community kitchen, and indoor dining area.

Creekside Cabin Accommodations

  • Four creekside cabins (2 double occupancy & 2 quadruple occupancy).

  • Each backs up to a flowing creek.

  • 2-person cabin has two twin beds in a loft.

  • 4-person cabin has 4 twin beds (2 in loft and 2 on main floor).

  • Each cabin has a sitting area, kitchenette w/ cooktop, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

  • HVAC & electric.

  • Bathroom and shower.

  • Deck for outdoor seating.