Retreats in Naturally Nourishing Settings
You can’t go deep until you slow down. ~ Tess Gallagher
Step out of the particle accelerator of life to rejuvenate and rewild. Quiet your mind and listen to the whispers of your soul to find clarity on what’s next.
GreenLeaf Retreats are uniquely crafted for women leaders who’ve worked hard to be where they are today, and now need to pause, step back and recenter.
I’ve worked with executives and senior teams around the globe for 20+ years on leadership and team development. I’m also a Certified Nature Retreat Leader and lifelong nature lover and explorer who finds peace and centeredness in the natural world’s beauty.
Would you like to find your people? Do you crave community with seasoned women on the same wavelength? I invite you to retreat with me and an intimate circle of accomplished (and did I mention fun?) women. Nourish yourself with higher level conversations in a community that lifts one another up. Then, take this new energy, clarity and inspiration back to make more of a difference in your life and work.
These thoughtfully curated experiences celebrate nature’s seasonal rhythms in gorgeous settings you won’t want to leave. Reconnect with yourself, others and Mama Nature while renewing your path to soulful success.
What seems to happen when persons with prepared minds find themselves in beautiful settings, they are more likely to find new connections among ideas, new perspectives on issues they are dealing with. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
A Fall Retreat for women who want to clarify their True North, connect authentically with others and lead inspirationally in uncharted times.
To say the past year and a half has been unprecedented is an understatement. And yet, this soul shredding time has been a catalyst for many of us to think about where we’re going and why. Perhaps you’ve rekindled a love of nature, rediscovered your creativity, checked in with what truly matters, and decided you really don’t want to go back to the old “normal.”
This fall is a season of change and transformation unlike any other.
Come to the gorgeous autumnal Blue Ridge Mountains for an elevated conversation. Identify and let go of what no longer serves, invest in your own resiliency practices and recenter yourself in an intimate circle of mindful, accomplished women from all walks of life. Share what challenges have shaped you and those you love and lead, what questions you’re grappling with, and what dreams you have for living your best life and for our collective future.
Not only will you step back and recharge amidst nature’s healing beauty, but you’ll do some necessary work so you can emerge a better version of your best whole self:
- Reawakened to your purpose and possibilities
- Ready to tackle your challenges and lead with authenticity
- Inspired to make an even greater difference in our world.
After the retreat, two Zoom Circle gatherings will offer support and encourage commitment to your goals. Life happens. We’ll help you stick with your intentions.
Flourish ~ November 3-5, 2021 ~ Only 12 spaces available ~ Flourish Retreat Agenda
Your health is top priority:
Full vaccination is necessary, and an Antigen test will be given upon arrival. Our family-run boutique b&b takes a meticulous approach to Covid safety and has even built some delightful multi-season outdoor spaces with scrumptious mountaintop views in response. We’ll be in the fresh air quite a bit (waterfall therapy anyone?) When indoors, our spa gathering area has lots of space and a wall of windows for ventilation and soothing mountain vistas.
Pre-Retreat Coaching/Diagnostic Option:
To celebrate the re-launch of GreenLeaf Retreats, I’m excited offer you a pre-retreat coaching add-on at a reduced price: an HBDI Survey & Debrief ($500 value for $250):
- HBDI Thinking Styles Assessment (a go-to for 97% of Fortune 100 companies and tons of others like Cirque du Soleil, NASA and Global NGO’s. I’ve used it for years in my consulting and coaching practice and know you’ll love it!)
- Amazing palette of growth resources including an App customized just for you
- One-on-One Zoom coaching session with me before our Retreat.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Learn how understanding and aligning with your natural thinking preferences helps you recapture the sparkle in your eyes and lead with more authenticity and impact.
What a magical time and place to unplug and get grounded as the leaves change from the verdant greens of summer to the luminous reds, golds and bronze of fall. Enjoying one of the longest leaf seasons in the world, Western North Carolina’s peak autumn color starts at the highest elevations in late September, cascading down to the valleys below by early November.
The Orchard Inn and Spa is nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills, with phenomenal farm-to-table dining and its own woodland trail. This peaceful 12-acre mountaintop getaway is run by a duo of chefs-turned-innkeepers who know just how to pamper you. Veggies from the organic garden and orchard are crafted into meals that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate – if you can take your eyes off the mountain view.
Formerly a mountain vacation home for railway clerks, now on the National Register of Historic Places, The Orchard Inn has refined the art of Southern hospitality. Stay in one of the Inn’s nine graciously-appointed rooms, or treat yourself to a spacious suite or cottage with fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private decks. Various eco-friendly initiatives are in place, including a Tesla and Electric Vehicle charging station for guests and others passing through the area. Take a quick Orchard Inn video tour here.
When not out and about with autumn leaves and waterfalls, we’ll gather in a zen-like space with a wall of windows to let in pristine mountain air and a view over these tranquil hillsides:
And you’ll be back home Friday in time for your weekend… That’s intentional. You deserve your weekend!
“Exactly where is this glorious place?” you ask. The Orchard Inn and Spa is in the quaint mountain town of Saluda, North Carolina. Saluda’s about half-way between Asheville, North Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina and an easy drive from Greenville, Atlanta and Charlotte.
Saluda’s entire downtown, like the Inn, holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and is brimming with creative art galleries, shops and restaurants. The Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery is not to be missed. Itty bitty Saluda (population a whopping 700 or so) blossomed as a railroad town in the late 1800’s, at the crest of the Saluda Grade, the steepest standard-gauge track in the US. In 1887, eight passenger trains passed through bustling Saluda daily. The railway line ended operation in 2001 and these days, laid-back Saluda is popular with tourists and cyclists who enjoy exploring the areas’s curvaceous mountain roads and vintage vibe.
If you’re saying “Wow, I reaaaaally need this…! How do I save a spot?”
First, Apply & Pay:
I believe in the power of a positive group dynamic and have put a simple application process in place to ensure everyone’s expectations and objectives are aligned, and we share the right energy for a fun and meaningful retreat.
My goal is to create a transformative and unforgettable experience for each and every participant.
So, thanks for completing this quick two-question application.
Once your application’s confirmed, payment is required to hold your place in our circle. Pay half now/other half by 30 days before the retreat if you’d like:
- $1,194 if funded by your organization
- $994 (20% discount) if self-paid
- $894 GreenLeaf Repeat Retreater
Includes Flourish! 3-day program November 3-5, 2021 led by me (Coach Cynthia), retreat materials, and a picnic lunch. Scrumptious gourmet breakfasts-with-a-view are included with your Orchard Inn room.
Second, Book Your Room (Soon! Rooms are in high demand.)
Reserve your choice of lodging by calling 828-749-5471 or email the Orchard Inn’s gracious guest services team. There’s a special 10% retreat discount. Note: Some available rooms may show as booked for our dates online – see Room Rate Sheet
Hustle Alert: This is the popular autumn leaf season. So, nab the one you have your eye on now.
Indulge in a blissful a post-retreat spa treatment and score a 10% retreat discount.
Retreat Questions? Ask away! Email me
Questions About The Orchard Inn? Call 828-749-5471 or email
You know there’s more to do, more to be. 🍂 Let’s Flourish this Fall!