October 19, 2023
"Fall Rest and Relaxation Pre-Event Gathering"
"The best way to experience Gray Bear is
slowly, one breath, one step, one moment,
at a time. This R and R retreat is such a
wonderful way to do just that." - E.W.
Gray Bear will be offering a day of early arrival.
We offer this option as a bit of extra time to enjoy our community. Savoring time together and the majestic fall......Please plan to arrive between 4-6pm on Thursday the 2nd. We’ll have dinner for you at 6:00pm. Our next morning will be relaxed : breakfast, yoga, time for massage and sauna..... we’d love for you to join us!
The early arrival will be $130 additional total to the weekend. This includes extra nights stay, dinner, breakfast and lunch as well as the yoga class. Please do just add a comment on registration that you plan to arrive for this early arrival.
We'll begin with guests arriving Thursday (4-6pm arrival). Dinner is served at 6:00pm; followed by orientation and opening circle. We finish our retreat on Sunday with closing circle, lunch, and checkout at 2:00pm. (*) Gray Bear is a two hour drive from the Nashville airport, so please plan arrival time/ departure time with this in mind.
Gray Bear is home to 400 acres of rolling hills, thick forest, natural springs, and even a waterfall. You can experience the wonders of nature while sitting in a hand-built wood fire sauna; hear the silence of nature's symphony lying on a hammock while curled under a blanket; and revel in clear air and water while using shower outdoors.
With all of this nature we have some suggestions to consider when packing:
- Working flashlight ...it gets dark with only the light of the stars to guide you!
- A bathing suit ... good for the hot tub, sauna, and Watsu massage pool
- Water bottle ...Gray Bear does not use disposable cups. Purified water is available in the Main House and the Yoga Room
- A bath robe/sarong
- House slippers or socks to wear indoors ...no shoes inside please
- Comfortable walking shoes/sandals for an inspired nature hike
- Warm clothing ...mornings & evenings can be cool
- Comfortable clothes for exercising/yoga
Please do not bring any drugs, alcohol, or pets. Gray Bear is a non-smoking, pet-free and alcohol-free facility.
Workshops will be limited to 30% of our regular capacity, allowing approximately 12-15 participants per workshop. Priority will be given to couples or duets who have quarantined together, or in a pod, and would like to share a cabin. Space is very limited, early registration is highly recommended. Price will be based on private cabin. Those wishing to share the cost of a cabin, can do so. Those wishing to pitch a tent: some retreats will have an option to do so; please email Adam for details. Write “ Tent options” in the subject line and the retreat you are interested in attending.
Confirmation letter and additional information (including directions to Gray Bear) will be sent. Listed price is for shared occupancy in the main lodge (upgrades to private cabins are available; please inquire).