Retreats at Maggie's Place

What type of retreat do you need?

  • Are you really stressed out? Anxious? Unhappy?
  • Do you sometimes feel depressed or lonely?
  • Do you need some quality time with spouse or kids?
  • Do you need to change your career or relocate?
  • Do you want some adventure in your life?
  • Would you like to walk closer with God?
  • Would you like to grow, learn new things and feel great? 
  • Would you like to really nurture your soul and take care of yourself for the rest of your life?
Then try a focused retreat such as:

In our high tech society The Arts are being neglected and devalued
as never before. If you have latent Art or Music ability that seeks
expression, then you might want to structure your retreat around
these unmet needs. You'll be surprised at how you'll feel.

Couples Focused The demands of modern life are especially hard on intimate human relationships. If the two of you can synchronize your Day-Timers, you might want to plan a getaway couple's retreat in our private,  fully furnished apartment. No phones, no cable tv, no kids, no pets, NO DISTRACTIONS from each other! Maybe a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace sounds pretty cozy right about now...

Family Focused On the other hand, maybe you just haven't had enough quality
time with your entire family. With everyone "doing their own thing", maybe you only see each other over breakfast? Besides, there are lots of outdoor recreation opportunities here in the Smokies that you & your kids are going to love. Get those little couch potatoes into their hiking shoes and on to a pine covered forest trail.
Health/Wellness If you've been immersed in a highess, toxic urban environment
for many years, then your body may be sending you an S.O.S.
right about now. Heed the message and take a health/wellness
retreat at Maggie's Place, before you end up doing a horizontal
meditation in the ICU.

Journaling/Writing When you take the time to listen to your own soul speaking, you
will find a wellspring of information that you need to write down. Never mind if it's suitable for Barnes & Noble - it is a photo album of your Soul's Journey through this world and some road signs for where you need to go next. We're not talking about what your mind thinks, but what your heart knows. Listen to your heart and you will find love, peace and bliss.

Meditation Before you are swept off your feet by the next wave of chaos, learn 
how to root yourself in the Eternal through the practice of meditation. Contrary to what some might believe, meditation is not some religious cult practice - it is a spiritual discipline on the same high plane as fasting, prayer, and selfless service. Learn how to use this discipline to improve your quality of life, spiritual & emotional well-being, and physical health.

Men Focused Men are going through a period of intense psychospiritual change that can feel extremely threatening at times. Learning how to let down your defenses and get in touch with your deeper feelings can be very disorienting and uncomfortable. But to continue to evolve and adjust to a rapidly changing world requires that men learn to develop their intuitive side, much as women have already done. We understand this process, and we can help you to create a retreat that focuses on your male-centered needs.

Nature/Adventure What can we say here? There is so little experience of Nature and
Adventure in the average person's life these days, that most people
resort to watching National Geographic specials and Hollywood
movies. Our psychological connections to wildlife and wilderness 
require that we immerse ourselves in natural, unspoiled forests from
time to time, or experience devastating depressions and feelings of
disconnectedness. We believe that prolonged exposure to vast numbers of fellow human beings in a concrete & steel environment eventually leads to a kind of "Urban Psychosis" - a permanent state of dis-ease characterized by numbed feelings, multiple addictive & self-destructive behaviors, and assorted mood disorders. Here in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, we can take you on soul awakening adventures into our Old Growth forests. Encounter deer, elk, eagles, hawks, falcons, turkeys, foxes and the rest of the Community of Life in their native habitats. Experience the timeless comfort & familiarity of a campfire, the reassuring smell of a pine forest, and the peaceful feeling of belonging here on Earth.

Personal Development We live in a time of endless possibilities and limitless opportunities - if only we are sufficiently developed to make use of them. Unfortunately, if we are really good at something, then we may find ourselves doing that something over and over again - stuck in a perpetual rut of our own making. To continue to grow to our full potential, we may need to take some Personal Development Time. At Maggie's Place, we can help you to explore hidden talents, overlooked interests, and undeveloped senses. Become the Renaissance Man or Woman that you've always wanted to become.

Spa/Relaxation If you're stressed out to the breaking point, you may just want to "vege out" for a few days: get a massage, lay in a jacuzzi, take a walk in the woods, go for a swim, shoot some hoops, or go toes up in front of a fireplace. You can do all of this and more at Maggie's Place.

Spiritual Study It is essential to our overall health as human beings that we take care of our souls with the same diligence that we take care of our bodies and our minds. And yet, where have we learned how to take proper care of our souls? What is it that our soul requires in order to be fulfilled? This is our principal mission here at Maggie's Place - what we call SoulCare.

Time Apart

If you would like up to 12 hours of time apart in a beautiful setting to slow down, tune in to your soul, and learn to live more fully, then we created a Time Apart Mini-Retreat especially for your needs. Since there is no overnight stay and meals are not included, you are simply spending a little quality time away from your normal surroundings in a sacred space designed to support inner attunement. Personal guidance in how to have a successful mini-retreat experience is available to those who have never had a retreat before. The cost is only $50 plus tax.

Transformational There are times in our lives when we must make a radical shift in the way that we live, the way that we work, or the way that we love. These transitional milestones mark our passage through yet another stage in our human life. Transformations can be frightening when we do not understand what is required of us, when our support system is inadequate, or when we must take a leap of faith largely on our own. If you take a transformational retreat at Maggie's Place, you will not be alone - we will be a part of your support system while you prepare for your leap. 

Women Focused While women continue to be treated poorly throughout the world, here in America a change is slowly beginning to take shape. Many women are going to college, getting good jobs in professions that used to be reserved for men, being elected to high political offices, running large corporations, and adding a much needed "feminine touch" to every institution that they join. Still, the "Good Ole Boy" network that prevails in the halls of power offers continual resistance to further progress, and it takes a spiritual toll on a woman to balance her work life with her other relationships & responsibilities. Maggie understands what you're going through, and she can create a special retreat just for you that will comfort, soothe, and rejuvenate your feminine psyche.

Yoga If you haven't tried Yoga Exercises as yet, you don't know what you're missing. Imagine a gentle, relaxing stretching regime that releases the tension in your muscles, tendons, organs, and spirit - all at the same time! Aerobics is great for keeping your body tight & trim, but Yoga is good for maintaining flexibility & suppleness.

Other Perhaps you need a retreat that cannot be categorized or even articulated at this time. Good! You have found a path even less traveled. We can probably help you too.

Individuals, Couples, Families and Very Small Groups

If you need to get away from the modern world for awhile, we certainly understand!

We created Maggie's Place as a refuge from the traffic, noise, air pollution, and general busyness of
contemporary urban life. Here in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina you will find the peace & quiet of vast uninhabited forests, the soothing sounds of ancient waterfalls, fresh mountain air scented by pine & cedar stands, and a comfortable, cozy room with a fire to sit by. Maggie will help you to plan the kind of retreat or respite that you need, so you'll return home relaxed, refreshed, and invigorated.
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For individuals, couples, families or small groups of less than 10 people.

For selected individuals that meet our criteria for an Extended Spiritual Retreat or Mental Health Respite, 
we also offer a special long-term rate based on need, ability to pay, and availability of space. We recognize that the stresses of modern life can become so overwhelming that they can threaten our sanity. Know that you are not alone - you have a friend here at Maggie's Place.

Please call us at 828-452-9609 to discuss your needs.

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