A Tribute to Gaia: Wellness + Nature Retreat

Nourish & revitalize your mind, body & soul at an intimate 4-day/3-night retreat held in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina led by Christine Gray & Nicolina Ruiz of The Yoga Direction. Unwind in a luxurious cozy, tucked away cabin with breathtaking views just north of Downtown Asheville.

This weekend we will honor and connect with Gaia: The Spirit of Mother Earth. Enjoy freshly prepared healthy and organic meals daily. Itinerary will include yoga and mediation classes daily, an exhilarating waterfall hike, a full moon hike and meditation, group workshops, full moon fire ceremony with shamanic healing and optional healing arts offerings including therapeutic massage, reiki, sound healing, spiritual readings, spa day excursion or Asheville wellness day tour.

The striking environment, biodiverse climate and healing energy of Asheville offers the ideal surrounding for this deeply nurturing experience. It is said to be a natural vortex of spiritual energy and sits on the largest quartz deposit in the state.

‘A Tribute to Gaia’ is where we join in honoring our mother earth while healing on a deep intimate level. This is a weekend of celebration under a full moon, paying tribute to her. In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess who presided over the earth. Hence the name – A Tribute to Gaia.




Stay well,



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Blue Ridge Parkway

Big Bradley Falls, Saluda, NC

Mount Mitchell


Author: Nicolina Ruiz

Nicolina is the founder and Creative Designer behind Alchemista Creative Studio. She's a Yoga Teacher, an Herbalist, Reiki Healer and ecstatic wanderer. She is a believer in working and creating with your hands whether it be in the dirt, through your music or through creative mediums.

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