Join Peggy Farmer, Ph.D. and Chelsea Tharp, BA, for an extraordinary journey of discovery. Based on the book, “Joyful… the surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness” by Ingrid Fetell Lee, we will explore the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and how we can all find and create more joy in the world around us.
The physical world can be a powerful resource for creating more joy in our lives. Positive psychologists define joy as an intense moment of positive emotion. What makes us jump up and down for joy…. especially in these challenging times? Bubbles, swimming pools, treehouses, hot air balloons, googly eyes and rainbows all share a universal sense of joy with people from around the world. Bright colors, rounds things and symmetrical shapes add to the feelings of abundance and even viewing clouds adds to the feeling of lightness. Interestingly enough, our modern schools, hospitals and office spaces by contrast are often black and white or gray and lack color, texture and creative inspiration.
As we explore the aesthetics of joy, sensations of creative expression and hidden moments of joy in plain site by observing a bright flower, a beautiful sunset or an exquisite painting, or brains respond in a very positive way. When the limbic system of the brain, particularly the amygdala, perceives angular options, its reactions with caution but there are no reactions to spheres and round shapes in general. Many brave innovators are beginning to create hospitals, schools, homes and offices with a design thinking mindset that allows for more color, texture, shapes that elicit a feeling of joy and wellbeing. In this experiential retreat, we will find ways to put ourselves on the path of joy and discover that the drive towards joy is the drive towards life.
From July 15th to 18th, Peggy will be hosting this small, intimate women's wellness retreat designed to transform body, mind and spirit all within a safe, beautiful backdrop featuring a waterfall, gardens, over 11 acres of hiking trails and healthy vegetarian food. Peggy will be joined by the talented Chelsea Tharp, a leadership facilitator and certified wilderness first responder. Chelsea holds a BS in Parks and Recreation Management and will be leading a hike and other outdoor activities.
The retreat will take place in Burnsville, NC, and for maximum benefit there will only be 4 women. Profound transformations occur magically with smaller groups! Joyfully Outrageous Women will be held at the Amethyst Falls Retreat Center and the beautiful Dreamcatcher Lodge, where Chef Sunshine will provide delicious meals. Price per person is $1,333.
Master your natural gifts, elevate your spirit, awaken your soul to its fullest potential and connect to your heart. For more information, you can email Peggy at email@example.com
This wellness retreat was lovingly created and curated to assist participants to clear out old programming and outdated paradigms that keep us stuck in old stories while simultaneously ushering in new mindsets and methodologies to rescript your life! To cultivate greater cultural awareness and appreciation for ancient Mayan sites, we will be experiencing amazing Mayan ruins from Tikal to Yaxhá Nakum Naranjo National Park.
Rescripting Your Life is a Self Mastery International retreat open to individuals, couples and small groups of friends longing for a transformative, ecologically conscious, culturally rich experience.
Designed to inspire a sense of curiosity and exploration with a bias towards design thinking, we will map out a path much like an inventor would design a lightbulb or create a rocket, by utilizing different mindsets and tools to think outside the box. Designers build their way forward with innovative strategies to practically address current life challenges, much like the ancestors of Mayan cities designed aquifers, roads and temples in the jungle.
We have partnered with Sumak Travel to design a journey through some of Guatemala's top attractions to experience a great mix of archaeology, adventure, nature, relaxation, education, healing and renewal. You will visit wonders and unique ecosystems in the magnificent Maya Biosphere Reserve, a unique place where history, archaeology, living culture, and nature converge. It provides an unspoiled space for transformational experiences.
This unique retreat is meant to deepen self-awareness and create a bridge between human beings from different backgrounds. The experiences in this regenerative journey provide spaces and opportunities for both travelers and indigenous communities to share their narratives and get to know each other. Through storytelling and cultural immersion, we will create a space for healing, reflection and empowerment, while embracing Maya culture and spirituality.
This 9-day wellness retreat features yoga, meditation, transformational workshops and other healing activities to enlighten your soul.
- Visit the charming and colonial city of Antigua
- Discover the archaeological and natural richness of the Maya Biosphere Reserve
- Admire the wildlife in the lush jungles and lagoons of Yaxhá National Park
- Climb the tallest temples in Tikal National Park
- Experience Maya spirituality in a Maya observatory
- Take part in an intimate Mayan ceremony in the sacred city of Uaxactún
- Learn local community conservation efforts through sustainable practices
- Go kayaking on beautiful Lake Petén
- Eat delicious local meals and delightful new foods
- Learn practical tools to reframe limiting beliefs and create a life that allows the greatest, grandest version of self to emerge
- Transformational workshops, restorative yoga and guided meditations
Come forge new connections with other likeminded people and create lifelong bonds that deepen over time! See full itinerary with pictures and reserve your spot by following this link: https://tri.ps/vN1Nb
Amethyst Falls Women's Wellness Retreats feature small, immersive, restorative retreats. Only 30 minutes north of Asheville, this wellness infused destination has many activities designed to feed body, mind and spirit. Highlights include a beautiful natural waterfall, hiking trails, an open air covered pavilion in front of the waterfall for yoga, meditation, dance and sound healing along with soulful discussions.
These relaxing retreats provide an opportunity to immerse ourselves in natural beauty, connect with one another and do sacred ceremony for Mother Earth. Feel a deep sense of sisterhood through ritual, ceremony, dance, yoga, storytelling, laughter and fabulous food!
Amethyst Falls is a beautiful natural venue where you can enjoy over 11 acres of trails, creeks, ponds, beautifully landscaped Japanese gardens and seating areas, all designed to elicit peace and solitude. Nature is our cathedral here with majestic large trees, flowering shrubs and a variety of fruit and nut trees fostering a sense of sacred stillness and deep joy.
The cozy Dreamcatcher Lodge, located on the property, allows you complete privacy and has a beautiful garden area to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening with sparkling lights to enhance the ambiance.
As you stroll the grounds, smell the fragrant blooms of lilacs, wisterias, honeysuckles and roses. Enjoy the variety of colorful flowers and the rustic design of the wedding pavilion that was constructed from antique wormy chestnut recycled from a 115 year old barn.
Our focus is on your wellbeing.
Amethyst Falls Small Weddings and Elopements
Have you ever dreamed of getting married in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in front of a cascading waterfall? Amethyst Falls offers wedding packages and enchanting elopement options with lodging at Dreamcatcher Lodge. Skillfully co-create custom vows and magical ceremonies with a seasoned officiant/ordained minister with over 20 years of experience. Savor the benefits of a relaxing, restorative massage. The intimate, peaceful setting allows the couple to take center stage.
Imagine a wedding day where you simply focus on the love of one another. No stress, no complex processes to manage, just the joy of proclaiming your love for one another in a stunning, private waterfall wedding pavilion. Crystallize your sacred union at Amethyst Falls and have a lifetime of joyful memories.