A Different Experience.

The 2017 was our 2nd Annual Wellness Weekend Retreat in the beautiful North Carolina Mountains designed for women of color in search of stronger emotional, physical and spiritual balance, internal peace, and a greater sense of vitality. 


Photos from 2017 Wellness Retreat


Retreat Facilitators

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Dr. Kristian H

Dr. Kristian H is a serial entrepreneur, lifestyle expert, and health enthusiast.  She embodies the passion, fearlessness, and uniqueness that fuels her generation.  She received her Bachelors degree from Yale and her Doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Dr. Kristian H blends her academic knowledge, creativity, and unconventional philosophy to promote healthy, happy, and free lifestyles. A speaker, blogger, and health enthusiast, Dr. Kristian H is inspiring a generation to be happy, healthy, and free!


Camille Simone

Camille Simone is here to turn people into movements. Empowering individuals through self-awareness, self-knowledge, and self-worth. She meets you where you are and harness everything you’re about, to coach you on how to elevate yourself; how to increase your quality of life. Camille is committed to developing her clients in the work and subjects of: ‘elevated self’, ‘transformation’, and ‘evolved purpose’. She is here to envision and goal-set with her client, and then she  will turn their visions into a reality that will change his/her life. Camille Simone offers individualized and specific professional development consulting, personal life coaching, and team and community focused program and project design opportunities.






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Campus Tour


Welcome Night




Morning Yoga/Mediation

Emotional Wellness Workshop


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Breakout Therapy Session I

Breakout Therapy Session II


Creative Art Therapy



Morning Hike

Physical Wellness Workshop


Free Time

Breakout Therapy Session III




Sunrise Mediation


Spiritual Wellness Workshop



Group Therapy Sessions

*Each attendee will have the option to choose 1 breakout session led by Camille simone


Breakout I: Grief, Loss and Letting Go  

Grief is complicated, which means there is no right or wrong way to process it. What our bodies and mind's know is that loss is painful and the heart feels the laceration that comes from losing something or someone. This workshop is a safe and warming place for you to open up not only about death, but of having to let go and move on, and to discover tools on how to heal as you journey. 


Breakout II: Breathe in, Breathe Out

In this group session we will explore the effects of depression and anxiety on the body and how being a strong woman of color is not a remedy for aiding depressive symptoms. In this session we will explore and dismantle the pressures, as well as the stereotypes that society has placed on women of color that impacts our abilities to heal. You will be in a safe place where you can use your voice and gain tools on how to breathe easy, without feeling suffocated by the need to live up to the standards that others, as well as people from our own culture, have placed upon us.


Breakout III: SELF-care for emotional resilience

This workshop is all about building your self-care toolbox. In this session we will focus on generating more self directed love by learning how to be honest with your emotions and using authenticity as a tool to build your self-esteem, your relationship with yourself, and most importantly, learn how to tend and nurture your spirit through creating self-care practices and rituals.

The Details


Stunning natural environment, majestic views

Hotel Room Accommodations

Activities: Yoga, Pottery, Hiking, Mind & Meditation, Labyrinth, Kirtan, Evening Bonfire

Three healthy vegetarian meals daily with dietary needs accommodated

Relaxing on-site Spa services available at the Shankara Ayurveda Spa 

Retreat Featured Program: Emotional Healing & Group Therapy Session

Post-Retreat Virtual Group Community

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September 28 - October 1, 2017

4 days/ 3 night accommodations



The Art of Living Retreat Center

639 Whispering Hills Rd.

Boone, NC 28607



    Want to know more?


    Check out the 2016 retreat in Boone, NC!