Whole Body Leader: A Retreat to Align Your
Inner and Outer Journeys
Our modern experience is LOUD. Busy. Crammed full of obligations, To Do lists, people to manage, and organizations to lead. It’s easy to lose your connection with your inner world – your inner voice – and focus too much on that outer journey of achievement, striving, hustling, and leading.
But your inner world IS a deeply powerful part of you and she is vast and wise. This voice knows you (maybe better than you know yourself right now) and you know it (though she may be a little unfamiliar these days).
She has wisdom she wants to share and it relates strongly to your outer journey. In other words, she’s got opinions about this outer journey of achievement, striving, and hustling.
During this retreat, you’ll practice accessing your own inner voice by eliminating distractions, turning off the noise of life, and settling into periods of deep stillness.
You’ll explore how your inner dialogue impacts your outer world AND…how the outer dialogue impacts your inner world. (See how that works?)
This retreat is an invitation for you to bring your whole body, your entire being, into alignment with wisdom, authenticity, and (guaranteed) some levity and humor.
Participating in this retreat was a huge step for me into the unknown. I went into the weekend unsure of what would take place. By stepping out of my comfort zone, I have new insights into myself and encouragement that I can continue to do things that help me grow. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience an antidote to complacency!
Roberta Borsella Farnum
Join us DATES TBD, at the remote and seriously gorgeous Earthshine Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Brevard, North Carolina.
During this retreat, your guides – Molly Barker and Angie Stegall – will create an environment custom-made for listening, reflection, and speaking your truth in a safe space.
You’ll experience forest bathing, have the opportunity to be challenged with powerful questions, to ask yourself powerful questions, go into silent inquiry, capture your discoveries in your journal, and share your truths in a sacred circle as you feel called.
This retreat was exactly what I needed to help still my mind. The activities were structured to facilitate self-thought and introspection.”
Who: 14 professional women who desire time and support in examining their journeys using their whole selves (body, brain, heart, and soul). This retreat is for professional women who want to be in conversation with their inner wisdom. And this retreat is for professional women who are ready for a gentle reckoning back into full alignment.
What: A nurturing of your inner voice with the support of Mother Nature. Sharing circles that include real, honest conversation with like-minded women at similar professional levels. Promptings with powerful questions. Forest bathing. Fireside chats. Genuine connection with yourself and others. Agreements made, steps clarified, and actions to begin when you return to “regular life.”
When: DATES TBD. Friday (check-in between 3-5 pm) until Sunday (check out between 11 am – Noon).
Where: Earthshine Mountain Lodge, located in Rosman, North Carolina is gorgeously remote personal growth and leadership facility. Situated on 79 acres, Earthshine Lodge has views of Pisgah National Forest as far as eye can see. Earthshine Lodge offers beautifully tasteful accommodations for individuals and groups to gather, experience adventure, reflect, bond, focus, and grow.
Why: Because it pays dividends long-term to stop regularly and examine your inner and outer journeys using your whole body as the compass.
BONUS: After the retreat, you have the opportunity for a 30-minute coaching session with Molly OR Angie to discuss anything you need clarity on.
Investment: $995 – $1,395 depending on room choice and date of registration (includes two nights lodging in semi-private room with shared bathroom or private room with private bathroom, dinner Friday, all meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday, snacks, and retreat materials). Register before April 1st and SAVE.
Food offerings will be vegetarian style. *If you have serious food allergies, we would encourage you to prepare and bring your own food.*
“And the food! Trenda was so creative and I really enjoyed her meals.” Marcia Merrill
Molly Barker is the founder of Girls on the Run International, the program that uses running to empower girls. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, Molly used her background in social work, counseling and teaching to develop the program. Since Barker founded it in 1996, it has served a million girls and earned her numerous accolades, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Daily Point of Light Award, given by President Obama and Former President Bush in a ceremony at the White House. Molly is also an Akosha Fellow.
Since retiring from the organization in 2013, Molly has continued to grow, evolve and create. She is currently freelancing as a program consultant, helping global businesses and entrepreneurs build (and facilitate) quality experiential content for programs and retreats.
Molly is the author of three books. Her most recent is entitled “The Wisdom Stories: Finding Wisdom in the Ordinary.” She is also the mother to two children: James, an outdoor enthusiast and guide and Helen, a professional “dog whisperer.” When asked recently what her mom does for a living, Helen responded, “My mom listens and loves people for her living.”
You can find out more about Molly and all her wanderings at www.mollybarker.com.
“Molly did not judge and invited us all to dig deeper into ourselves. I loved that she had her own insights that she was willing to share with us and that she allowed us to be a part of her process too. Her humility, honesty and authenticity are pure magic!”past retreat participant
Angie offers Wayfinding Journeys and nature-based coaching for entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders who are seeking a partner – someone who will listen without judgement, ask the hard questions, and who can speak plainly, honestly and with compassion to help them find their way. Angie has been in business for 17 years, has written five books, and has worked with hundreds of business owners and executives. She’s a Martha Beck Certified Wayfinder Life Coach and is in training to become a Certified Forest Therapy Guide.
In business since 2003, Angie shares her extensive business experience through seminars, teaching, and speaking (classes, breakouts, and keynotes). She’s spoken to groups at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, MassMutual Insurance, the Western Women’s Business Center’s Annual Conference, Duke Energy, FemCity, Sisters United, and eWomen. She’s worked with executives and their teams at Duke Energy, MassMutual, Doosan, Kuebler Inc., and Corning as well as with dozens of small business owners and their teams.
Angie is five-time published author and her most recent book is Notes from Nature: Tune into Your Inner Voice by Letting Nature Take the Lead. Angie and her husband Nelson love to travel and recently spent almost two years exploring the country in their motorhome with their pets.
“Angie’s relationship with nature and her use of nature as an environment for growth was revolutionary for me. It was not only a physical adventure but an adventure into my spirit. Angie is gifted with a strong sense of self and a completely compassionate method of getting us to dig deeper. She is kind and compassionate and a terrific facilitator.”
“Watching Angie and Molly come together is joyous. I swore I would never use this word after I left corporate America, but I must – the “synergy” you two create is something beautiful to behold.”
Earthshine Lodge and Cottage
Private Rooms (6 available)
Private rooms have a queen bed and private bath.
Semi-Private Rooms with 2 people per room (8 available)
Semi-private rooms have a queen bed and bath on the first level and two twin beds in a loft. Two people will share this room and the bathroom.
What the heck is forest bathing?
Forest bathing is the Japanese art of thoughtfully spending time in nature. The official name is Shinrin-Yoku and literally means taking in the atmosphere of the forest through our six senses.
What does “semi-private” room mean?
The rooms at Earthshine Lodge have a queen bed and a bathroom plus a staircase leading to a loft with twin beds. The semi-private room set up will house two people (one upstairs in a twin bed, one downstairs in the queen bed) and those two people will share the bathroom located in that room.
What should I bring for the weekend?
Because we are gathering in June, bring layers. Outerwear for rain, warm layers for cooler evenings in the mountains, and lighter wear for the heat of the day. We’ll be doing a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. Meals will be served on the main level of the Lodge. Some activities will be fireside, some will happen on the second floor of lodge (inside and out on the deck), while other activities will be out in the woods along the trails on the property. Bring your favorite journal and pen. Bring any special snacks you might want. You will be WELL FED. This will include healthy snacks during the day between meals. Our chef Trenda wowed the women at our last retreat, even those who don’t prefer to eat vegetarian.
What is the cancellation policy? If you need to cancel, here are the details:
Cancel at least 60 days before the retreat and we’ll refund your registration fee minus a $50 administrative fee.
Cancel 30-60 days before the retreat and we’ll return 50% of your registration fee.
There will be no refunds given for the four weeks before the event.
QUESTIONS? Please reach to Angie via this website’s CONTACT page.