The Inner Wisdom Retreat

June 1-4, 2023
Lake Logan, North Carolina

The Inner Wisdom Retreat

June 1-4, 2023

Lake Logan, North Carolina

Drop into a 3-day oasis for women of rejuvenation, Ayurvedic wisdom, & FUN in the mountains of Asheville...

  • Take spacious time for yourself - with no obligations tugging at your sleeve - to be reminded of what brings you joy and the priorities that matter most right now 

  • Experience the sustenance of an Ayurvedic daily routine designed to strengthen intuition and the calm alertness it imparts on your whole day  

  • Soak in the company of other remarkable women reclaiming their inner knowing, so you're emboldened to honor your needs and desires when you return home
  • Discover the renewal of morning Ayuryoga, pranayama, and fire ceremony, connecting to your personal spiritual truth and strengthening a sense of trust   
  • Be held and restored by the mothering rhythms of nature, nourished by the calm lapping water, and soothed by the wind in the pines

  • Get out of your own way and side-step all the seriousness for some fun playtime!
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Going on retreat is a powerful act of self-healing

Ayurveda teaches us how to listen, how to hear the guidance emanating from our own body, our own heart.  It takes practice to recognize that inner voice as wisdom, to trust it as Truth - and it may take real courage to follow it.

We can talk about listening inward, or about putting our health and needs first - but DOING it, taking time off work or other obligations, immersing in a natural healing environment, practicing new ways to hear, leaning into the inspiration of a community of others on a similar path - THAT changes us. We believe in the necessity of our own self-caring in a whole new way. 

 In the Inner Wisdom Retreat, we explore the foundational living practices of Ayurveda. To be together in the forest, getting quiet and unplugging, moving our body and breath, listening to our body's inner communication, creating spaciousness, playing... I promise you, the power of caring for yourself will land in your cells in an entirely new way. Come join us!

Retreat Highlights Include…

  • Daily practices to strengthen our inner wisdom and sense of nourishment

  • Time to explore our beautiful surroundings ~ hiking, birdwatching, canoeing and kayaking on the lake outside our front doors

  • Art projects and altar assemblages to spark our creativity and self-expression

  • Ample opportunities to rest, lounging in a rocking chair, sunbathing on the dock, or daydreaming in the grass

  • Unscheduled time for personal reflection or gathering with new friends
  • A Full Moon bonfire celebration on Saturday night

Our Retreat Cabin Village

We’ll be staying at beautiful Lake Logan Retreat Center in their historic “Sit ‘n’ Whittle Village,'' a cluster of unique log cabins, carefully preserved and relocated to this site around a central lawn and firepit overlooking the lake.

The Sit ‘n’ Whittle Lodge is our group’s exclusive home base, housing our morning practices and educational gatherings in its cozy living room with wooden floors and stone fireplace. Enjoy breakfast at the gorgeous 16-foot breakfast table, or pop in for some tea, fruit or snacks throughout the day. 

Buffet lunch and dinner with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options will be served in the community dining hall with soaring ceilings, massive fireplaces and big family-style tables.

A sample retreat day...

  • 5:30 - 8am:  Morning Practice including sunrise agni hotra fire ceremony (Join for any part you wish!)
  • 8-9am:  Breakfast
  • 10-12pm: Experiential Program Session
  • 12-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-4pm: Playtime or Rest Activities (take a hike - or a nap!)
  • 4-5:30pm: Guided Outdoor Program Session 
  • 6-7pm: Dinner
  • 7-8pm: Evening Sharing Circle
  • 8pm onward: Reflection Time, Winding Down for Bed

Location & Travel Details

  • Lake Logan Retreat Center is located in Canton, NC, in the Great Smoky Mountains, about 45 minutes southwest of Asheville. The center is about 4 hours drive from the Durham/Chapel Hill area, and 2 hours from Charlotte. 
  • Arrival/Departure Schedule: Arrive on Thursday afternoon, June 1, any time after 4pm. Settle in and join the group for a light dinner at 6pm followed by a welcome circle at 7pm.

    Depart Sunday after our morning practice and breakfast. Check out of your room by 9am but feel free to linger on the grounds or take a hike on a trail until you’re ready to depart.

  • Airports: The closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), approximately 45 minutes away by car. Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT) and Greensboro/Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) are both 2 hours away, and Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)  is about 4 hours away. 

    Asheville is a small regional airport, so it's likely the most expensive, but may offer more ground transport options to the retreat center.

  • We will try to arrange a carpool to pick up our airport travelers. If you want to be in the carpool, you will need to land at RDU on Thursday by 2pm at the latest, and fly out of RDU Sunday after 3pm or later. If you want to be in a carpool, email Ivy about your travel plans before you buy your airline tickets! 


Each cabin in historic Sit ‘n’ Whittle Village is unique, with a different number of bedrooms in each. Some have gas fireplaces, peaked ceilings and other novel architectural details.

Each bedroom features 2 twin beds and shares a bathroom with one other bedroom.

Double-occupancy shared rooms and single-occupancy private rooms are available. If you register for a shared room, you will be paired with a roommate. Please notify us if you know someone else who is attending and want to room together!


Our Retreat Environment

To create an intentional retreat environment, you are invited to disconnect from the outside world as much as possible, so you can hear the quiet promptings from within that often get drowned out by the demands and habits of our normal lives.

Conveniently (!) there is very little if any cell phone coverage in this area. Wi-fi is not available in our cabins, and is only accessible at the central dining hall. (If, however, you do need to be more connected, let me know and we can make arrangements.) 

Please plan to leave your devices turned off and out of reach during our group sessions (and as much as you are willing to beyond that!). Please also leave all alcohol / recreational substances at home. 


Covid Precaution Policy

  • Masks/face coverings are optional both inside and outside
  • Proof of negative Covid test required within 48 hours before arrival. If you test positive, your registration will be forfeited.



The Inner Wisdom Retreat

June 1-4, 2023
Thursday - Sunday


Your registration includes:

  • 3 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals a day from Thursday supper thru Sunday breakfast
  • All snacks, fruit & teas
  • Supplies for art projects and program sessions
  • All boating and outdoor recreational activities
  • All practices and program sessions 

Double-Occupancy Shared Room



SOLD OUT! Join Waitlist in case of Cancellations

Single-Occupancy Private Room



SOLD OUT! Join Waitlist in case of Cancellations


Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given until April 1.

If you must cancel after April 1, 2023 for any reason, we will make every effort to fill your place. If we can do so, you will be given a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. However, if we cannot fill your place, no refund will be given as we will still be committed to pay the retreat center for your accommodations. You will still be required to pay the full amount even if you selected a payment plan and haven't completed all of the payments by the time of your cancellation.

So let's pull up a rocking chair on the deck and relax ~
I can't wait to be together!