Interested in a Mountain RETREAT And a Cooking Class with Me?

Interested in a Mountain RETREAT And a Cooking Class with Me?

Retreat to the Mountains

Georgia’s Mountain Retreat

My beautiful friend, Ilke Lander from Paradise Hills, Resort and Spa is hosting a FANTASTIC retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has graciously asked me to teach one of my healthy cooking classes during the 2 full day adventure. 

This retreat is for women only.   Why?  Because many women don’t take the time to do special things for themselves, and give themselves permission for the MUCH NEEDED down time to re-charge their batteries, contact back with nature, learn new things/skills/etc. and just plain unwind.  You will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and have FUN!  Paradise Hills, Resort and Spa is a special place.  I’ve written about it here so check out all the amenities this place has to offer. 

Woodsy Woman Weekend – August 2-4, 2013

Woodsy Woman Weekend is a workshop focused on learning outdoor skills and discovering adventure, fun and friendship. Designed especially for women, Woodsy Woman Weekend welcomes participants who are 18 years of age or older. No experience is necessary.

This workshop is for you, if…

• You have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.

• You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills

• You know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new outdoor skills

• You are just looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

This is promising to be an exciting, fun & adventure filled weekend that begins on Friday evening and continues to Sunday, noon.   2 full days.

Check out all the sessions being offered and don’t wait to sign up. Registration deadline is July 20, 2013.   

Enrollment limit: The workshop is limited to 40 participants. Please register as soon as possible. Registration deadline is July 20, 2013. No exceptions.

Cost: Workshop cost is $160. This fee includes all instruction, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, and meals.  WHAT A DEAL!!

Lodging: Cabin room lodging including a room and breakfast is available for $100 (single occupancy), $180 double occupancy per cabin room (some rooms only have one bed to share); or rustic camping is available upon request.

Equipment: Demonstration equipment is provided. Feel free to bring your own fishing gear, camera and any other equipment.

What to bring: Classes are outdoors and hands-on. Tennis shoes or hiking boots are appropriate. Specific class needs will be on your confirmation letter. Linens & towels provided in cabin.

Session Programs

Hiking the Appalachian Mtns.: Starting at the Walaysi-Center, there will be discussion on proper hiking equipment, hydration and safety. Then, the group will hike approximately 5 miles of the Appalachian Trail overlooking breathtaking vistas.  Moderate fitness level.

Zipline Canopy Tour: This session will allow you to experience the adventure of flying through the trees of North Georgia’s mountains. A shorter version of their
extended trip, Blue Ridge Canopy Tours will guide you to new highs. This zipline course features the following:
• 13 Zips (6000 total ft.)
• 12 Canopy Decks (20 – 65 ft. high)
• 3 Sky Bridges
• 200 – 900 ft. Zips
• ACCT Certified Tour Guides

Plant Based Cooking: This fun, interactive class is taught by Kibby Miller and will focus on healthy, gluten free, dairy free, plant based meals which promote and sustain optimal health. You will get the confidence to start preparing healthy, delicious plant based meals at home!  All of Kibby’s recipes are designed to make your taste buds jump for joy and  your energy level to jump even higher.  Kibby’s mission is simple: to share recipes and nutrition tips that make a vibrantly healthy lifestyle both easy to achieve and delicious to follow.  To learn more about Kibby and her Healthy Cooking Classes visit

Nature Photography: Capture the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guided by a professional photographer, you will learn the basics of proper lighting, composition, and use of your personal equipment.

Vinyasa Yoga:  Open to all levels, this class will focus on grounding and centering, core work through poses, and health enhancing movement in a gentle yoga practice.   This class will release tension and prepare you for your afternoon activities.

Horseback Riding: Bring the cowgirl out! Spend the session learning about safety while riding, care of horse and enjoy a 1 hour guided trail ride through the mountains. Maximum weight allowed 240 lbs.

Lake Kayak Clinic:  Enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Nottely. This session will involve learning the basics of lake kayaking with professional Ocoee Adventure Center instructors. All equipment will be provided.

Grapes to Glass – Wine making.: Winemaker and Vineyard manager, Bob Lander, will take you from beginning to end… see the start of vine management and grape growing and follow the process to the winery for picking, crushing, fermentation and on. Get acquainted with the beauty of wine making and enjoy a tasting of the final product.

Below, you will find the Session Choices. You will be able to list your first & second choice for activities.  Registration has more information on this. 

Saturday – Session I (9-12)

1. Horseback riding
2. Hiking the Appalachian mountains
3. Grapes to Glass – wine making 

Saturday – Session II (2-5)

1. Zipline Canopy Tours
2. Lake Kayak/Canoeing

Sunday – Session III (9-12)

1. All levels Vinyasa Yoga
2. Plant based cooking (with Kibby Miller)
3. Nature Photography

**  Send Ilke an email at or call her toll free at 877-745-7483 to sign up NOW.

There is a registration form and payment required.

Program selections are first-come, first-serve… so don’t delay!

What are you waiting for?  Treat yourself, a friend, or female family member to a FUN-TASTIC time?  

I would LOVE to see you here and meet you in person! 

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