Mountain Retreat 2014

Falling Up, Listening In

a Yoga and Spirituality Retreat

October 31 – November 2nd, 2014

Kanuga in the autumn (1)

Spend All Hallows Eve, All Saints and All Souls Day in sacred space in the mountains. Enjoy daily yoga, meditation and spiritual practices to guide you in connecting with and healing your ancestory while basking in the glory of autumn in the Blue Ridge.


  • Daily Yoga Practices
  • Meditation
  • Guided Spiritual Practice
  • Time for Silence
  • Time to explore Kanuga’s 1400 acres
  • All food and lodging


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The retreat will take place at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC – a place my family and I have going for decades. View photos and learn more about this special place at

A note about food: Kanuga Dinning is very good about accommodating food allergies and sensitivities. Gluten Free and vegetarian options are available at each meal. Lunch and dinner includes a full, fresh salad bar, often with veggies from Kanuga’s organic garden.

PoemTentative Schedule:

Friday – October 31
3:00pm – Check in Begins
4 – 5:30pm ~ Welcome and Post-Travel Yoga Practice
6-7:00pm ~ Dinner
7:30 – 9pm Program
9:00pm – Breakfast ~ Silence

Saturday, November 1
8 – 8:45am ~ Breakfast
9:30 – 11:45pm ~ Yoga and Morning Program
12 – 4pm ~ Lunch and Free time
4:30 – 5:30pm ~ Yin Inspired Yoga
6 – 7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm ~ Fun Time

Sunday – November 2
8 – 8:45am ~Breakfast
9:30 – 11:45am ~ Yoga and Morning Program
12:00pm ~ Lunch and Departure

Your Guides:

IMG_1440Edna Marie Thomas and Melinda Thomas Hansen are a mother – daughter team dedicated to helping you listen and follow the guidance of your Spiritual Heart. Edna Marie is a trained spiritual director and writer. Melinda is a yoga instructor, writer and artist.


*** Please review cancellation policy below

Clink on the links below Or Mail a Check made payable to:
Melinda Thomas Hansen / 104 Ellsworth Place / Cary NC 27511

EARLY BIRD – Paid in Full by August 15th

FULL PRICE – After August 15th:

  • $380 double occupancy** + tax
  • $450 single + tax

 Reserve Your Space$80 Non-Refundable Deposit***  Balance due by Oct 1st

Parties of 2 or more are eligible for the following group discounts.

  • 15% off the full price per person rate when paid in full by August 15th
    • $646 minimum – 2 people ( or $323 per person+ tax), must be paid all together
  • 10% off the full price, per person rate when paid in full by September 1st
    • $684 minimum – 2 people. (Or $342 per person + tax), must be paid all together

**If choosing double occupancy and coming with a friend, please indicate roommate preference!

*** Also note, rooms can accommodate up to 4 people. So, if you are coming with a group of 3 or more and you all want to share a room, that can be arranged. Choose “Double Occupancy” for pricing.

***Refund/ Cancellation Policy

An $80 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space in the retreat. Refunds on any balance paid above the $80 deposit will be refunded as follows:

▪100% of balance paid (less $80) if canceling prior to October 1st
▪75% of balance paid (less $80) if canceling between October 1-15th
▪50% of balance paid (less $80) if canceling after October 15th

No refunds will be issued after October 15th, 2014

More Photos – Used with Permission by Kanuga Conference Center

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