Back to Nature Yoga Retreat

(Autumn:  A Festival of Harvest and Gratitude)

November 7 and 8, 2014

Come join Carol Barry in beautiful Hot Springs, North Carolina for our final Back to Nature Yoga Retreat of the year at the peaceful Laughing Heart Lodge.  The theme of this fall retreat is Autumn:  A festival of Harvest and Gratitude.  Surrounded by nature shrouded in all her glory, the feel of chill in the air, and the gathering of the harvest gives us reason to pause and assess our many blessings.  As the earth and its creatures prepare for the coming dormancy with the undercurrent of rebirth, so should we follow this natural rhythm of the earth and use this season as a time of contemplation and renewal.

This weekend will have a balance of meditations, yoga practices , group meals, and free time. A group hike along a scenic ridge is planned for Saturday, in which we will incorporate yoga practice and meditation as a part of our communing with nature, helping us to discover our own personal harvest.

Other possibilities for exploration during the weekend are soaking in the hot mineral waters, treating yourself to a massage, browsing through the shops and galleries, or simply lying in the hammock reading a book.  Greet nature at its finest at beautiful Hot Springs.

The price of the Retreat is $175, which includes all meals.  The cost of lodging is additional.




4:00pm – 5:00pm – Check-In
6:30pm – Dinner in the dining room
8:00pm – Light yoga and mediation in the Chapel


7:00am – Coffee and Tea available in dining room
8:00 am – 9:30am – Yoga Practice in the Chapel – “Mindfulness:  Finding Inner Peace”
9:45 am – Brunch in the dining room
11:00 am – Guided Hike and/or personal activities as previously mentioned
5:00pm – 6:00pm –  The Gathering  (Social Time)
6:30pm – Dinner at the Laughing Heart


7:00am – Coffee and tea available in dining room
8:00am – 9:00am – Yoga Practice in Chapel – “Follow your breath: Rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit”
9:45am – Breakfast in the dining room
12:00pm – Checkout

** Vegetarian entrees available on request


Karen at (828)622.0165 to secure a reservation.

Laughing Heart Lodge

A Place for Lodging, Retreats and Healing