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Refresh, Reconnect and Recharge

September 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - September 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

Put yourself first and begin the process towards achieving the change you desire!

About the retreat: For many of us we are coming out of a year that was consumed with disconnection, periods of emotional distress and navigating the unknown. As we begin to come out on the other side it can be a difficult adjustment. The idea of reconnecting in person can be scary and AWKWARD! We have all had that moment where you see an old friend or meet someone new and struggle with “do we hug, handshake, bow?” This retreat will offer you the opportunity to make yourself a priority and renew your overall health in a safe and healing environment. Put yourself first and begin the process towards achieving the change you desire.

This retreat will be led by two licensed therapists, Heather Tidwell, LCSW, LCASA and Josh Gorelick LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC.

We will discuss tools and resources to manage periods of distress and talk about the importance of reconnection and self care. Throughout this retreat we will explore our fears, concerns, and anxieties around gathering and reconnecting, as well as discussing boundaries and consent in this new world. We meet you where you are and look forward to being your guides to the transformation you desire.

Wellness starts today!

COVID-19: Although the pandemic appears to be lessening, we will still uphold safety measures at Greatwoods Nature. This retreat is open to adults who have been fully vaccinated, (if you are not vaccinated yet, or do not intend to be, please contact us to talk more about your options). During the retreat, most activities will be outdoors to allow for safe distancing, and when indoors, all participants must be masked.

Accommodations: Our campground is primitive and in th e woods. We will have designated camping areas for you to choose from (first come first serve). You must provide your own tent, hammock, and/or other camping equipment. Campers will also have access to a toilet and running water. We have space for about 20 tents so if you are sharing a tent please let us know in the registration form. If you are willing to share with another participant please let us know in the comment section. You may also commute in and out if you live locally.

Retreat Conduct: Let us know about any dietary restrictions, we do not drink alcohol, ingest intoxicants or any recreational drugs. Firearms and other weapons are not permitted on the Greatwoods Nature property.

Schedule: The program begins Friday at 5 pm with dinner included (we ask that campers arrive at 4pm to set up their campsites prior to the start of the retreat , and closes Sunday at 12 pm with breakfast included. The schedule details will be released soon.

It’s important and beneficial to be present for the entire retreat, and not to have any work, family, or personal obligations.

Cost: Program costs are set at $450, with accommodations cost additional – depending on which option you choose (camping is $50, and commuting is free). We have limited space for a few Karmic volunteers as well. This gives you a discount on the cost of the retreat but comes with the responsibility to help out throughout the retreat as volunteer staff. If you are interested in this please contact us as this is first come first serve.

Please sign here the liability waiver before the event


September 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
September 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm


Greatwoods Nature
8315 Hickory Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States

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