I never thought I would get to this point in my healing. I never thought I would be able to tell my story at all, let alone to an audience of strangers. But here I am, stronger every day (even when I feel anything but strong). I hope that my story reaches even just 1 survivor and brings them to hope for their own recovery. The journey is long, lonely, and one of the biggest challenges you will ever encounter but it is possible to get to the other side with the help and support of each other. Together we can do more than survive, together we can thrive. If you are a survivor, please know that you are not alone- we believe you, we support you, we’re rooting for you, and we can’t wait to hear your resilient voice!

Normally a retreat this size with so many offerings could cost well over $1000 per participant. Our specialty volunteers donate their time and expertise and receive no compensation for sharing their passion, gifts, and skills with us. So thanks to amazing donors and our volunteers, we are able to offer our retreat for $350 if staying at the retreat center and $250 if commuting in each day! Beds at the retreat venue are first-come, first-serve but a local hotel will also be available for a discounted rate. If you are interested in participating in Equine Therapy with Horse Sense of the Carolinas, the cost will be an extra $50.

These costs help cover the 4 days/3 nights lodging in a beautiful and private location, healthy meals including vegetarian options, insurance and liability, and transportation to/from the retreat center and the Asheville airport. Also included is service dog therapy, expressive art therapy, nutritionist-guided healthy meals for healing workshop, trauma-informed yoga, acupuncture, sound healing, hiking, one-on-one photo empowerment sessions, and trauma workshops with a trauma psychologist. There will also be bonfires, 2 hot tubs, and an outdoor swimming pool.

We invite you to join us for an amazing weekend of healing and fellowship with other survivors, all in a safe and nonjudgemental environment. You deserve healing, you deserve Sunlight, and you deserve to find your Resilient Voice!