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Ladies, Sisters, Women Warriors of all kinds... we SEE you out there.

How tirelessly you give, how authentically you share from your heart, how dedicated you are to your communities and families, and how deeply you desire to live with: 
+ MORE vibrant energy and wellbeing
+ MORE effortless self-care and self-love
+ MORE abundant creativity and sense of purpose
+ MORE presence and peace of mind on the daily

We FEEL you. And we created this rich, sensory weekend getaway to bring you exactly that -- more of what you so deeply deserve. 

This retreat, this sisterhood, this connection to nature... it's all thoughtfully designed to help you
RISE in awareness and abundance, so that you can SHINE your brightest light into the world with grace and ease.

Are ready feel like the most RADIANT version of your yourself, again or for the very first time?

Join us on this sweet soul journey... it's exactly what you've been asking for.



We'll take a deep dive into Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old system of health and healing that teaches you to harness the infinite wisdom of nature - how to extract the nectar from its rhythms and cycles - to feel more balanced, energized, and in harmony. 

In just 4 days, you will:
· Understand your Dosha - your unique mind/body personality type - and how it relates to seasonal change + natural cyclical rhythms
· Go on an experiential sensory journey with color, sound, food, breath, healing touch, aroma and movement to promote total wellbeing
· Create a personalized daily wellness ritual that you will WANT to stick with
· Reduce stress, anxiety, inflammation and fatigue with simple, practical, effective life-hack techniques
· Increase energy and vibrancy to help you soar through life with passion and purpose

Together, we will distill this ancient wisdom into a modern approach to health and wellness that will leave you radiating from every fiber of your being



As the retreat unfolds, allow yourself to be spoiled from top to bottom, inside and out, with lots of included goodies:

· Ayurvedic Lifestyle Design Workshops + Personal Mind/Body Dosha Assesment

· Daily Soul Meditation + Gentle Yoga Sessions

· 30 minute Private Reiki Treatment

· Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert

· Sacred opening and closingCeremonies

· Specialty Sensory Workshops

· Locally-sourced Gourmet Vegetarian meals, snacks and elixirs throughout the entire retreat - from dinner on Thursday through lunch on Sunday

· 3 nights’ accommodations at the magical Bend of Ivy Lodge. Private and shared options available

· Personalized gift basket with heaps of healing tools

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Bend of Ivy Lodge is a private eco-friendly 63 acre campus with peaceful indoor and outdoor meeting spaces. Asian Zen elements mix with the charming restored tobacco barn and woodland grounds, all nestled in a beautiful nature haven surrounded by majestic mountains.

The land is special and holds deep energy and roots. The land shares evidence of Cherokee tribe encampments from many years ago. This energy permeates the space and provides the perfect container for us to journey within, share authentically, heal deeply and radiate so bright.

Enjoy beautiful and updated lodging, gardens and practice spaces in this deeply restorative and charming nature sanctuary. Woven within the retret experience are countless moments to explore ALL the abundant sensory awakening that Bend of Ivy has to offer... wildlife, organic farm, labyrinth, meditation gardens, koi pond, trails, river, fire pit, somatic lawns and even lively, curious goats!

Want to lighten & enlighten your energy, consciousness, body, mind and spirit? Bend of Ivy is the perfect stage upon which this sisterhood wil gather as we Rise & Shine together!


Hello there, Sweet Sister! So pleased to introduce ourselves -- Monica Graves and Kelie Micho. We are just thrilled to team up and take you on this life-changing Ayurvedic sensory journey. Collectively, we spent over 15 years as teachers and healers at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, CA - a world-renowned center for Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and the Healing Arts. We have since launched our own companies to bring our signature sense of health + wellbeing to all corners of the globe. It is such an honor to now share it - with YOU - in the stunning space of Asheville, NC.

Click the photos below to learn more about our vast experience and unique journeys.


EARLY BIRD :: until April 15, 2019
Shared Room, Shared Bath - $798
Private Room, Shared Bath - $948 - SOLD OUT

STANDARD PRICING :: April 15 - August 1, 2019
Shared Room, Shared Bath - $898
Private Room, Shared Bath - $1048 - SOLD OUT

A $200 non-refundable deposit will hold your space, with remainder due 60 days after deposit. 
Paymet plan arrangements may be made upon request.

For reservations made within 30 days of retreat start date (7/14 - 8/14, 2019), payment must be made in full.
Reserve your part in this luscious soul journey today by sending an email to monica@soulbare.com

**Pricing does not include travel to/from Bend of Ivy Lodge.
If you are in need of travel advice, first see the FAQs below. If you're still a bit unsure, don't hesitate to contact us!



When does the retreat begin and end?

Registration and check-in begins at 12:00pm EST on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
We begin with opening circle promptly at 4:00pm.

Be sure to arrive with ample time to settle in so you don't miss a minute of the magic!

Depending on your check-in time and dietary needs - please prepare yourself with lunch/snacks for the afternoon.
We will have tea, coffee and water available, and our first group meal is dinner at 6pm. All meals thereafter are included!

The closing ceremony ends at 11:45am EST on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
A casual-style lunch will be served while we finish packing and saying good-byes.
Final check-out of the lodge is 1:00pm.


How do I get there? 

If you plan to drive, Bend of Ivy has extensive directions from many nearby cities listed on their site [HERE].

If you plan to fly, Asheville, NC is the closest airport to the retreat center. It will be necessary to rent a car or Uber to the venue - no public transport is available on this route. For a larger international airport option, look into Charlotte, NC. It is roughly 120 miles SE of the retreat.


What should I bring to the retreat?

Great question! The following are Must-Have's:

-- Comfy Clothes! In which you can move well, breathe well, and just BE. Dress in layers so that you can easily adjust your temperature between moments of movement + stillness.
-- One outfit that offers minimal coverage and can get permanently dirty. We are going to drench ourselves in nourishing oils during the self-massage workshop... trust us, you'll LOVE IT! But you'll want lots of skin showing and your clothes may not survive without oil stains. 
-- Yoga Mat or YogiToes
-- Large Refillable Water Bottle
-- Toiletries, sunscreen, bug spray, and your own personal essentials
-- A Sacred Item for our Sisterhood Altar. Anything special and sweet that represents a piece of your heart... a crystal, a special photo, a souvenir, spiritual momento, family heirloom, etc.
-- Any extras that make you feel warm and fuzzy
-- An open heart <3

Bedding, towel and purified drinking water are provided.

You'll also receive a special Retreat Journal upon arrival (spoiler alert!), so no need to bring a notebook.
Of course, if you have a special personal journal or pen, feel free. 


What's the weather situation?

Expect temps of 80+ degrees during the day and mid 60's at night. Plan accordingly.


Do I *have* to participate in every activity?

This is YOUR retreat. You are the Shaman, you are the Guru, you are the Nurturer of your own Soul. If something doesn't feel like a Freak Yes!, then feel free to sit it out and enjoy space. 

That said, we will be there to instigate each of you to push past the boundaries of what's comfortable and flirt with the unknown, the terrain where true awakening and transformation take place. You'll thank us later ;) 


What is the cancellation policy?

The initial deposit of $200 is non-refundable at any time. This covers our administration fees on the back-end. 

As for the remainder of retreat costs paid -- 

Cancellations made on or before May15 will receive 50% cash refund of the total amount paid. 

Cancellations made after May 15 will not be eligible for a refund, however $150 will be made available in the form of a program voucher to be used with Monica and/or Kelie for any of the products + services they provide as listed on their personal websites. 


have Other questions you don't see here?

We're here for ya! Email monica@soulbare.com