Fall in Love With Your Life- Gray Bear Retreat


Calling all people who are drained, do way too much and need a breather.  Do you long to reconnect with yourself and what matters most?

What if your own lack of energy was actually a message from your body? Is it possible that your body is trying to tell you something? Maybe it's saying, “hey, this all-out sprint that you’re up to isn’t actually working for me” or “you know, I’m pretty tired… how about balancing your insanely active lifestyle with some solid rest and relaxation?”

The good news is that we can choose to pause. It is possible to nurture a more balanced relationship with ourselves, and this weekend retreat is one path toward improved vitality in our bodies—one that will actually serve our long-term health. This weekend retreat is not about magnifying our capacity to exhaust and deplete our systems. It is about honing a natural sense of inner alignment so that we can feel more vibrantly alive and inspired. It is about honoring our bodies while listening to, trusting, and following our hearts. It is about learning to refine our food choices, our practices, our very way of life, to more fully support the whole of who we are. It is about living in harmony with the seasons, and the broader cycles of nature. This weekend journey may surprise you. You may find yourself wanting to be more intentional about where you spend your newfound energy; you may even find that you want nothing more than to conserve it—for yourself, for the future, for the sake of a more sane and enjoyable existence. With this abundance of energy, you may find all of your relationships blossoming from your ability to offer more love and presence.

In this weekend retreat, we will explore yogic and ayurvedic practices to bring more balance, peace, and energy into our lives. We will dive deeply into the five points of yoga which are a foundation for healthy living and promoting overall wellbeing. These five points are proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation.

Beautiful yoga room surrounded by nature.

Beautiful yoga room surrounded by nature.

Nestled in the rolling forest of the beautiful West Tennessee hills, Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center is a pause along your path, fulfilling the ideal environment for health, relaxation, and yoga. The richly warm, rustic retreat reveals the empirical healing of nature. Pure air commands the awareness of breath. Pure water reflects the image of serenity. Stone hearths with roaring fires, and long twilight walks will complete the richness found in the blending of nature and yoga. It is a healing space to learn, grow, restore and renew. They are dedicated to keeping the spirit of fun and inspiration alive. 

Hike to the waterfall.

Hike to the waterfall.

Early Bird: $400 ($100 deposit paid by August 28th, 2016)
Regular Pricing: $425 ($100 deposit paid by September 24th)
*Payment in Full by September 26th, 2016
*Payments based on shared accommodations in Main
-Private and shared-private cabins are available for
additional costs.
-Please see Facebook group
-For any questions please contact: daniellesnoddy@gmail.com or Ashley@ashleybakeryoga.com. Deposits can be made by check, cash (preferred) or card at Shoals Yoga or under WORKSHOPS tab here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=40339

The price includes all tuition, meals, lodging and full use of facilities: one hundred fifty acres of rolling hills, and thick forest for hiking, natural springs for reflection, a crisp shower in a waterfall, sacred moments in a hand-built wood-fired sauna, a stone hot tub for soaking, a dedicated hand cut stone Watsu pool surrounded by tropical gardens, yoga classes led by Ashley Baker Haselton and Danielle Snoddy, the silence of nature's symphony, clean air, clear water and a weekend free of distractions.

While the lodging is intentionally rustic, they make sure their guests feel comfortable and right at home. Most rooms are double occupancy with shared baths.
Gray Bear hand picks massage therapists for our retreat.
(*Therapists are paid directly with check or cash.)

Please plan to arrive between 2-4pm on Friday, October 7th, and check out on Sunday 2pm (after lunch).

With love,
Ashley & Danielle


Hot tub and secluded Watsu pool.


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