Torch Yoga Adventure Retreat
New Dates: August 27 - 30, 2021
About the Retreat
Yoga retreats don’t have to be all about the poses. Torch Yoga Adventure Retreat is all about the experience. Join us for an epic 4-day / 3-night journey into the mountains of Asheville, NC. Each day you will wake up in a beautiful oasis surrounded by adventure and nature. Start the day with a power yoga class to get the blood pumping, then be prepared to take full advantage of all the amenities located within Bend of Ivy Lodge. Enjoy two nourishing meals per day prepared onsite to fuel you for the daily group hike. If relaxation is what you have in mind, lounge around by the pond, or take a stroll on one of the many meandering trails. If you’re looking for a thrill, join us on the line for a ziplining tour in the trees.
Possibilities are endless! Run, jump and play all day with Torch Yoga in August 2021.
Space is limited!! Sign up now to reserve your space.
What to Expect
This weekend in the mountains of North Carolina will include:
Daily yoga classes to energize
Two healthy meals per day beginning with dinner Friday evening and ending with breakfast on Monday morning
Three nights accommodation at Bend of Ivy Lodge
Optional activities are available in the area
A full schedule of meals, yoga classes and group activities will be provided closer to the retreat dates.
Optional Add-On: Treetop Zip Lining Tour
You have the option to join us for a Treetop Zip Lining Tour with Navitat Canopy Adventures, the premier tree-based canopy tour, that offers experiences that will thrill, educate, and inspire! All Navitat adventures are designed for first-timers and experienced thrill-seekers alike. At Navitat, you can zip with confidence, knowing you are in the hands of respected industry leaders.
The Treetop Tour is Navitat’s original tour, and this season it is better than ever! This adventure is what put Navitat on the map as one of the finest tree-based adventure companies in the nation. The Treetop Tour is 2.5-3 hours long and consists of 10 elements and 3 scenic trails. Included are 6 ziplines, 2 sky bridges, a spiral stair case, and 1 rappel to the forest floor. This is a truly immersive and engaging adventure that will have you zipping over 200 feet off the ground on zips as long as 1,250 feet!
If you wish to participate in this optional tour, please select "yes" on the retreat registration form. The $100 fee for the tour will be added to your final retreat balance.
Our host location: Bend of Ivy Lodge
Our host location is nestled in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains on 63 acres immersed in natural beauty, only 20 minutes from Asheville.
Bend of Ivy offers amazing views of the surrounding area. The tallest peak east of the Mississippi, Mount Mitchell, can easily be seen from the property. In addition to the mountain views, there are also several charming spots to sit and relax, such as the river bank.
The lodge is at the heart of the property with easy access to the pond area, viewpoints, and the river. The beautifully-remodeled tobacco barn is the perfect place to make you feel a million miles away from everything. Though this place has all the amenities you need to feel comfy and cozy, it's nestled in the trees.
Check out the history of the lodge here!
The lodge has a total of nine bedrooms and a loft. There are four bedrooms and a lounge on the lower level, and five bedrooms plus a loft on the upper level. There are four bathrooms to be shared by retreat participants, plus a kitchen, large indoor dining room, and large living room, perfect for gathering or relaxing.
The lodge has everything you need, including high-speed WiFi, a gas fireplace, sound system, and television
Private Room with Shared Bath: Sold out
There are three rooms in the lodge that are perfect for solo travelers: two are on the lower level and one is the loft.
Shared Room with Shared Bath: $925/person; Sold out
Three rooms can accommodate a couple in a king bed, or be converted to two twin beds. Three additional bedrooms have two single beds each (two rooms on the upper level and one on the lower level).
Bring your own Tent with Shared Bath: $740/person
If you're looking for an economical option, and have your own gear, consider packing up your tent and sleeping bag, and joining us for the long weekend. Your tent can be pitched on the grass area located near the lodge. Participants staying in tents will share the bathrooms located in the lodge.
Payment Details and Cancelation Policy
Retreat rate includes:
3 nights accommodations
Breakfast and dinner each day (dinner only on arrival day and breakfast only on departure day)
Daily yoga session
Credit card processing fees
Retreat rate does not include:
Airfare (if applicable)
Transportation to/from retreat
Additional excursions or services, such as zip lining and massage
Payment and Cancelation Policy
To reserve your space on this retreat, a non-refundable US $250 deposit is required. Final retreat payment is due by July 26, 2021. Payment plans can be arranged, however, anyone registering after July 26, 2021 will be required to pay in full upon registration. Should you need to cancel your reservation at least 60 days prior to the start of the retreat, you will receive a refund for payment made less the $250 deposit. Should you need to cancel less than 60 days prior to the retreat, for whatever reason, we will not be able to provide a refund or credit. No refund or credit will be given for arriving late or departing early. In the unlikely event that Torch Yoga needs to cancel the retreat, a full refund will be given. We strongly advise the purchase of travel insurance at the time of booking your retreat in case of any unexpected events or changes to your plans before or during your trip.
Meet your guide
Jessica Proctor started her career in the fitness industry in Boulder, CO. When she moved to CO in 2005 the beauty of the mountains inspired her to do things that she had never done before. After hiking a number of mountain passes, overcoming the challenge of running at high elevation and even climbing rocky peaks she realized that she would love to inspire people to explore life and to push themselves beyond their expectations.
After receiving an Associates of Occupational Studies in Personal Training from Heritage College in Denver, CO, she went on to receive her personal training certificate from the American Council on Exercise and began working with clients from all walks of life. Soon after that she was introduced to CorePower Yoga in Boulder, CO. She fell in love with the practice of Power Yoga and decided to take the teacher training program to fine tune her own practice. While working through the program she found that teaching yoga came naturally to her. She was able to combine her skills of anatomy, physiology and psychology to offer a strong structure to her yoga classes that would challenge students to push themselves and to encourage them to get stronger safely. After a year of teaching in Boulder, Jessica decided to move back to her home town of Brighton, MI. It was here that she realized that teaching was more than just a job; it was a life style and a passion. She had the pleasure of being a part of a growing community of yogis. As her personal practice began to develop so did her classes.
After teaching a full load of classes in MI, Jessica decided she was ready for the next chapter in her life. She married Darrick Proctor, a firefighter for the Norfolk Fire Department. She moved to Virginia Beach and was looking for a studio where she could share her love of the practice. She realized the need for a space that offered freedom of exploration and creativity so she decided to open Torch Yoga Studio. She wanted to create a space where people could feel safe and grow. Her vision was to open people’s eyes to the practice of Power Yoga; to provide a space where people can feel free to move and breathe, to fall and get back up and to try new things whenever possible. She also saw the need to create a space where teachers could share their skills and feel free to challenge the students because she knows that without challenge there is no change.
Jessica started Torch Yoga to build a community of like minded individuals. She greatly looks forward to sharing her knowledge of yoga with you. “We will work hard, challenge ourselves, push ourselves to the limit and never give up. Don’t think, just do.”