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“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

Most of us can relate to a voice in our head that is critical, perfectionistic and highly judgmental of self. A disruptive voice that reminds us of our shortcomings and where we could have done better. But, unlike a good teacher, this inner voice is often unkind and harsh with words. We would never think of talking to someone we love in the same way. Taming the inner critic requires us to lean into self-compassion. The most important inner work we can do in our lifetime is to befriend ourself, to speak kindly to ourself, and give ourself the same compassion we so readily give to others. In this retreat, Maddy and Kelley serve as your guides to help you explore the role the inner critic has played and it’s influence on your overall well-being. You’ll learn how to cultivate the voice of self-compassion and begin the process of befriending yourself. You’ll be warmly welcomed into an intimate group of women, take adventurous hikes, flow on your yoga mats, and enjoy delicious food and soul stirring conversations. You will leave feeling more connected and compassionate with yourself!

Taming the Inner Critic: A Women’s Hiking & Yoga Retreat
Taming the Inner Critic: A Women’s Hiking & Yoga Retreat
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Oct 06, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT – Oct 08, 2023, 12:00 PM EDT
INDIGO Nature Retreat,
1037 Newberry Creek Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762, USA

Included with your registration is...

  • Welcome gift upon arrival.

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

  • 2-nights accomodation in clean and cozy cabins (double occupancy).

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

  • Guided hike to epic views and waterfalls that will renew your spirit.

  • Slow flow yoga to stimulate a 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.

Check out the beautiful location!

Tiny Cabin Accommodations

  • 3 tiny cabins are single occupancy & 2 are double 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

  • Two creekside cabins are double occupancy & one is 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.

Meet Your Hosts

Your hosts for this retreat both love hiking, yoga, NC mountains and building community of like-minded women.


Q: If I book with a friend, does that reduce the ticket price?

A: Booking with a friend does not reduce the price because tickets include accommodations, meals, activities, etc.

Q: What’s the difference between the tiny cabins and the creekside cabins?

A: The creekside cabins are more spacious and have a kitchenette w/ cooktop, refrigerator, coffee maker, heat and A/C as well as a bathroom and shower. The tiny cabins are equipped with a mini fridge, coffee maker and heat and A/C. There is no running water or bathroom facilities in the tiny cabins, however, the community barn (with bathrooms and showers) is less than 100ft. away.

Q: What fitness level do I need to have?

A: For the hikes, if you can walk on uneven terrain for 3-5 miles, going at your own pace, with pauses for rest and water, you’ll be fine! The yoga is beginner friendly, slow flow style and modifications can be done as your body needs.


Q: It’s just me, will that be awkward?

A: Not at all! We are all about solo travel and know how to create a welcoming experience for all! We will pair you with another solo traveler for your overnight accommodation, and you’ll have a new buddy!


Q: Do you have any single occupancy options?

A: Yes, but we have just 3 single occupancy spots available on each of our fall retreats.


Q: I’m coming with a friend, can we request shared accommodation?

A: Yes, and we will do our very best to arrange that. After registering, email Kelley at with your request. We cannot guarantee it and will notify you if we cannot accommodate the request.


Q: What meals are included? And, can you accommodate dietary restrictions? 

A: This retreat will includes 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners. If we know about your dietary restrictions in advance we can provide menu alternate options. In your pre-retreat questionnaire we ask about food allergies and dietary restrictions. This feedback will help us customize all meals on retreat. In addition, you have the option to bring your own snacks and specialty food and store them in either your cabin or the community barn kitchen.


Q: What should I bring?

A: You will receive a packing list ahead of retreat with everything you need to bring. 

Q: What is the age range of women attending this retreat?

A: We have an 18+ age requirement. Outside of that, we find that our retreats bring together a diverse group of like-minded women. It's less about age and more about mindset. The women who come on retreat with us vary in age, but all have in common a desire to step away from their busy lives, slow down, and reconnect with their true selves.


Q: What if I need to cancel?

A: The retreat tickets are non-refundable. We aim to give our retreat participants an enjoyable and memorable, life-changing experience you will not want to miss! While not required, we recommend travel insurance to protect your investment in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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