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Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Backyard Herbalism Summer Series
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 8:00 pm
Art Garden AVL

Join us for this fun filled and always popular in-person annual summer series! Classes will meet weekly and will cover topics including: the wise woman tradition of healing, summer skin care, herbal support for stress, the medicinal uses of popular garden plants, wild weeds, kitchen remedies and much more. This course will also include an introduction both essential oils and flower essences. Throughout this course you will form intimate relationships with over 20 popular herbal remedies.

Friday, August 9, 2024
Woods & Wilds Annual Storytelling Event
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Highland Brewing

Immerse yourself in the beauty of our forests with captivating stories and live music. Enjoy a magical night filled with the rhythm of live performances, the wonder of nature, and inspiring forest talks. This unique adventure offers an opportunity to connect with nature, learn from storytellers, and engage with the community. If you love nature, don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience.

Wednesday, August 28, 2024
The Artist’s Way
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Still Point Wellness

Wednesday’s 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Aug 28 – Nov 20, 2024

The course is an immersive and transformative journey designed to unleash and nourish your inner creativity. Developed by renowned author and creativity expert Julia Cameron, this course offers a structured and supportive framework to help individuals from all walks of life rediscover their artistic passions, overcome creative blocks, and foster a deeper connection with their creative selves.

Each week, participants engage in a series of guided exercises, reflective journaling, and group discussions that encourage self-exploration, self-expression, and personal growth. Through a combination of artist dates, daily morning pages, and weekly reading, participants gradually break through self-doubt, negative patterns, and external limitations, allowing their unique artistic voices to flourish and thrive. Whether you’re a seasoned artist seeking to reignite your inspiration or a newcomer looking to explore your creative potential, the Artist’s Way course provides a nurturing and empowering environment to rekindle your creative flame and embark on a transformative creative odyssey.

Robin and Samata will facilitate a safe and nurturing environment for you to embark on your creative journey through the Artist’s way. Together they have over 50 years of experience leading groups and facilitating meaningful experiences.

Friday, September 13, 2024
Unleash your Inner Magic Retreat Weekend
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Wheel of Bliss Retreat Center

Unleash your Inner Magic: Create New Realities

In-Person Retreat
September 13 – 15, 2024
In Hot Springs near Asheville, NC

You will be transported into the inner cave of your body as you open to the mystery within. It is by attuning to the frequency of your soul and realizing your innate connection with All of Life that you create magic and miracles. Release the limitations that have kept you bound to an ordinary existence and birth yourself anew.

You will Receive:

Ecstatic Embodiment Practices:

Daily Portal Yoga / Guided Intuitive Movement & Sacred Dance / Energetic Activations that shift your Vibration into Higher States

Sacred Ritual & Ceremony:

Releasing Ceremony by the Fire / Afternoon Ritual at the Waterfall / Intentional Communion & Co-Creation with the Land & Elements / Anointing Ceremony

Deep Soul Nourishment:

Delicious, organic, nourishing vegetarian food / Beautiful accommodations nestled deep within the Blue Ridge mountains / Hiking trails, waterfalls, swimming holes, and endless stargazing

Plus, you will receive a BONUS Group Integration call around the Fall Equinox to ground the magic you create into your daily life.

Throughout our time together, you will be guided to:

* Speak your truth
* Claim your desires
* Own your power

Your heart will be opened.
Your true sight activated.
Your frequency shifted to higher states
As you claim the new.

Retreat Schedule:


2 – 4 p.m.: Arrive & Get Settled

4 p.m.: Orientation & Opening Ceremony (Sage each person upon entrance; thank the land/elements, acknowledge land spirits, call in for co-creation, unleash magic, open to miracles, beginning invocation & Intentions)

5 – 6:15 p.m.: Portal Yoga (focus on connecting to soul in and through body, breath, heart)

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.: Group Dinner (Blessing & Gratitude)

8 – 10 p.m.: Fire Ceremony & Star Gazing (release limitations, limited human identify, separation consciousness, I’m alone, fears of not having, not being enough, powerless, helpless, no choice) (RELEASE separation focus)


8 – 9:15 a.m.: Portal Yoga

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Silent, Sensual Breakfast

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Wisdom Teaching & Embodiment Practice (What magic is, co-creation with spirit, soul, universe, interconnection of all things, flower of life, infinity weaving) (Attune to the frequency of love, of your soul, of your infinite nature outside the egoic construct) = to EMBODY this frequency, shift cellular patterning, release stagnation, can consciously create and intend to increase your vibration (group Sharing)

1 – 2 p.m.: Group Lunch

2:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Afternoon Ritual at the Waterfall (water to cleanse, bathe, renew; it’s your intention that matters; open heart space to the element, open to receive, but also give with your love and gratitude as an equal; fairy; allow yourself to be birthed anew in each moment, to flow with your impulses, intuitions, desires – what ARE your desires? Proclaim them, infuse them into the water, and let them flow into the waters of all waters and become one with all that is) (DESIRES focus)

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Integration Break to Hike, Bathe in Sacred Waters, Journal, or Rest in Communion with Nature

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.: Group Dinner (Gratitude & Blessing)

8 – 10 p.m.: Guided Intuitive Movement & Sacred Dance (Maybe anointing ritual at the beginning)


8 – 9:15 a.m.: Portal Yoga

9:30 – 10:30: Silent, Sensual Breakfast

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Earth Ritual – resourced by earth, by goddess, by the elements/nature itself, receive abundance and support and love of the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars…call upon help, feel your connection to Her, to all things; requires you to believe, to have faith, to open your heart to this co-creation, to receive the gifts and magic that wait you (RECEIVE / TRUST / ALLOW / OPEN / SUPPORTED focus) (Time for group share)

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Group Lunch

1:45 – 3 p.m.: Closing Ceremony (Possibly: they have an object they take with them to place on their altar/somewhere they can see it every day – to represent their desires and the power they have to create) (ask each participant to bring a sacred object with them to put on the altar) (Maybe: Anointing ritual)

Please note: The retreat will be intuitively guided, so the schedule may shift as the magic unfolds.

Retreat Accommodations:

We will gather in sacred circle for a nourishing, soul-filled weekend at the gorgeous Wheel of Bliss Retreat Center nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in Hot Springs, approximately an hour from Asheville, NC, the Bliss House is surrounded by forest, hiking trails, waterfalls, swimming holes, and pristine beauty.

The Bliss House is a sanctuary in which we’ll gather to eat and sleep. All retreat rooms are shared (3 max per room) with plush beds and soft linens. Meals can be taken on the spacious deck overlooking the forest below or in the intimate indoor gathering space. There is a large Tibetan Buddhist altar room adorned with sacred paintings and effigies from the Himalayas.

Most of our rituals will be outdoors with the land itself. However, all group circles, embodiment practices, dance, and daily Portal Yoga will be held inside the Celestial Center, which is a Mongolian-style yurt. Its high walls blend into vaulted ceilings that point to the heavens. At its pinnacle, a glass dome at the top allows sunshine to flood in during the day. At night, lay down and look up to see the stars and moon shine through. When the windows are open, you can hear the sound of waterfalls in the distance.

What’s Included:

* Double or Triple Occupancy at the Wheel of Bliss Mountain Sanctuary on Friday and Saturday night

* All delicious, organic, nourishing vegetarian meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, plus fruit available as snacks throughout the day. Allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please be sure to let us know once you register. You are welcome to bring additional snacks or food with you, as desired.

* Sacred Ritual & Ceremony

* Ecstatic Embodiment Practices

* Daily Portal Yoga classes

* Wisdom Teachings & Group Coaching

* BONUS Integration Call & Sisterhood Sharing around the Fall Equinox

* All taxes and fees

What’s Not Included:

Your transportation to and from the Wheel of Bliss Retreat Center in Hot Springs, NC. It is located approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport. However, we will be happy to help connect you with the right people if you are coming from out of town!

Your Investment is only $ 644 until 6/13 (discount of $100) then $ 744 after that.

To secure your spot, a $ 250 non-refundable deposit is required. Space is limited to 12 participants. The retreat is already half full, so book now to reserve your spot! You can either pay in full or make two payments. Your second payment would be due no later than August 1, 2024.

About your Retreat Facilitator Jessica Falcon:

A former lawyer turned mystic, Jessica Falcon is an International Soul Embodiment Guide & Divine Feminine Activator. She guides you to reclaim your divine power and sovereignty so you experience true freedom.

After leaving the legal profession in 2013 to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage, Jessica experienced an 8-year initiation into divine feminine power. During this time, she spent years researching religious history, ancient civilizations, and mythology. She has identified the core beliefs – deeply embedded in the individual and collective psyche – that keep us from owning our power, speaking our truth, and liberating our sexuality.

Jessica hosts the Soul Sovereignty & Sexuality Podcast. Her private and group portals of transformation are designed to help you create deep levels of internal safety so you can fully be and express all of who you are. Jessica’s training includes everything from somatic and emotional intelligence to nervous system resilience, empathy, authentic communication, trauma-informed yoga, Egyptian tantra, shamanism, and mystery school teachings – not to mention whole-body healing, herbalism, and deep initiations and teachings from the goddess herself.

Sunday, September 15, 2024
Creative Writer’s Workshop: Panning For Gemstones
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm
Story Parlor

What do you do when you find you’re facing an insurmountable pile of unfinished creative work? An entire digital archive of ‘maybes?’

To use an Appalachian metaphor, you pan your dirt for gemstones.

This workshop explores what it means to run creative writing through an objective sieve. It provides a framework for tackling the current pile of unfinished work, as well as addressing the indefinite ‘maybes’ of tomorrow.

Learn to sift your mounds of incomplete material, develop self-editing skills, readjust your critical lens, and polish, refine, and complete your precious pieces.

Among peers and in the safety of a validating creative space, writers can anticipate the delight of creative collaboration, the usefulness of constructive feedback, and the thrill of showcasing the rarity and purity of their finest gemstones.