Wellness Retreat Packages in the Blue Ridge Mountains

sunsetBRTrue “Wellness” reflects peace and balance of mind, body, spirit. People have “retreated” to beautiful natural areas since the beginning of time. We have done this to find solace and peace-of-mind for healing and re-balancing.

If there is any area of your life that is now in a state of change, stress, or dis-ease, a Wellness Retreat in these beautiful southern Blue Ridge mountains can change your life!  Come “run away to the mountains” with us!… and now you can do this Virtually, too!

Why should you “Retreat” with us?

You need not be “sick” to benefit from a Retreat to re-claim your own personal Wellness, however many chronically ill individuals have benefited greatly from this healing and de-stressing opportunity.  This is your opportunity to let go of the stress of work or care-giving, step away from life as usual for a few days of peacefulness, to focus on yourself rather than others, envision or create something new to implement in your life, clear the blocks that have been holding you back, or experience a health ‘re-set’.

Dr. Anne Merkel has been using her many skills to support healing retreats for many years, and this could be your time to experience the difference that she can catalyze in your life.

If you crave some body-mind-spirit nurturing on a deep level, then keep on reading.

What others have said:

  • Our time together helped me to better understand my new marriage and to balance my personal and professional lives. Thank you for your sensitivity and understanding.”  TB/Actor
  • “This past week has certainly been a test.  I believe I would have had a much harder time with it were it not for all the help you have been to me.  Thank you so much.”  RL/Stock Broker
  • My purpose for coming was to be open and brave and believe in miracles. It is a miracle I am here…for I created this possibility out of my pain. I am very proud of myself, trusting a deep intuition; It was all set in motion when I met you at the conference.  See you tomorrow.  Love,”  MA/Actress
  • “During our time working together you taught me how to manage and clear my everyday stress. For this I will be forever grateful!”  KJ/Business Owner
  • Because of my intensive work with you in Mineral Bluff I now have the confidence to re-model my office and re-engineer my practice to serve more patients. Thank you for helping to ‘clear me of blocks’.”  SW/Physician
  • I knew you were the one and boy, was I right! My intuition found you and your warm personality brought me to GA to work with you. Now I am living the results of our days together!”  LP/Therapist
  • “How wonderful to spend time in the rustic and charming guest cabin. Very sweet and pure and straight-forward. Best of all was the ‘Llumination-Quest’ game! So illuminating and guiding. Thank you, Anne, for hosting and facilitating! It was a rare and precious opening. Thank you.”  MM/Media Specialist

What should you expect?

The time we will spend together is all about YOU! This is an “inner spa” or inner nurturing like you may have never experienced before… and according to thousands of others, you will enjoy the benefits!

We will co-create our time together based on your desires and overall needs. You will have an opportunity to talk, receive specific treatments, learn information or tools to take with you into life, de-stress, and unload the discomfort that you have been carrying. A typical day may include the following, although Virtual Retreats will not offer everything listed:

  • A morning session:   1.5 – 2 hours
    • Facilitated de-stressing support
    • Review of History Intake Assessment information (first day)
    • Neuro Emotional Technique body-mind-spirit assessment
    • Natural Health discussion and counseling
    • Laser acupuncture or auriculotherapy treatment [in-person only]
  • A two-hour break for lunch, nap, walk in the mountains, hot-tub soak, relaxation on your own
  • An afternoon session:   1 – 1.5 hours
    • Health Coaching
    • Prioritizing symptoms and issues
    • Clearing the outer layers of stress with NET
    • Going deeper and adding more self-help tools
  • As an add-on you may also receive an hour Genetics Counseling session (must be paid separately per hour based on number of days in retreat).

Who is your Retreat Facilitator?

Your retreat facilitator is both a seasoned Energy Therapist and a Doctor of Natural Medicine who has worked first-hand with clients world-wide in a variety of industries.  For over thirty-five years Dr. Anne Merkel has been involved with holistic medicine and she is able to intuitively and compassionately sense dis-ease in the body, mind, or spirit, to gently address it. She expertly guides you to identify deep-seated emotions or stresses that might be keeping you in a state of imbalance and then supports you to neutralize them. Dr. Anne will review your over-all health profile and diet to determine additional stresses that might be holding you back or creating symptoms. The deep healing that you encounter on all levels after each session will leave you feeling relaxed, empty, lighter, and ready to go for the next layer.  You may learn more about Dr. Anne and her main areas of expertise.

Where are we?

You will love the mountains in this southern Blue Ridge Mountain region. You may fly into and drive, or shuttle the two hours from airports in Atlanta, GA –  Chattanooga or Knoxville, TN – or Asheville, NC. We have mountains, at least six major man-made regional lakes fed by natural rivers, and several notable tourist towns – especially Blue Ridge, GA, that make this not only a retreat destination, but also a wonderful family, team, or individual vacation destination. You may find us in north Georgia just south of where Tennessee and North Carolina meet.

Or, you may stay at home and still retreat into the peacefulness of focusing on yourself with an expert Guide.

Virtual Retreats are an Option!

Since 2020 we have also offered one to three-day retreat packages virtually via Zoom on-line. These sessions boost you forward with twice-daily sessions personalized for you and your unique needs. You receive an audio recording of each of the two daily sessions for post-retreat utilization and review.

At this time we offer one to three-day Virtual Retreats. In one day we can cover a full health exam as well as a focused Energy Medicine clearing session. A two day Virtual Retreat will allow you to feel like you’ve really “escaped” from your life, and it will trigger inner healing on all levels equal to a month of regular sessions. And, even though you are working virtually, the energy of the six sessions during a three day Virtual Retreat will catapult you forward with clarity, lightness, and an action plan for healing your relationships, work blockages, emotional or physical dis-ease. You will feel like a new person… without even traveling anywhere!

When would you like to schedule?

You may contact me to discuss dates that fit into both of our schedules by booking a scheduling consult here. . .

What do you get from Dr. Merkel during the retreat?

After registration, each participant completes a History Intake Assessment prior to arriving. This will determine just which Energy Medicine and Natural Medicine approaches we will take during our time together, and you may enjoy any or all of the following:

  • up-to-date analysis of your health assessments,
  • far infrared relaxation session(s), [in-person only]
  • personalized natural health coaching,
  • acupuncture and auriculotherapy treatments (with light lasers), [in-person only]
  • emotional stress-release support and training,
  • epigenetics & nutritional counseling,
  • specialized autoimmune support when needed,
  • life or success support sessions,
  • relaxing intuitive art session when previously requested (supplies provided), [in-person only],
  • facilitation of the Tarot-based Oracle game “Llumination – The Quest”,
  • e-mail support before and after the retreat,
  • plus more… customized for you!

Other Retreat Details to Consider:

There is a planning process for travel, lodging, meals, activities, and more which you must consider as you plan your Retreat. There are a variety of wonderful options for where you may stay, including our own secluded Private Guest Cabin.

  • You will be “retreating” up to twice daily to our Mt. View Retreat Center for sessions, so you will need transportation between wherever you will be staying and our office in Mineral Bluff, GA. (If you stay in our Private Guest Cabin we will offer several sessions to you in that location if you wish.)
  • We can provide lodging suggestions for you if need be.  Many vacation cabins include a hot tub with wonderful surroundings, and for even more nurturing in an “in town” setting, there is a local Bed and Breakfast in the center of Blue Ridge, GA.
  • This is a resort destination area and there are many activities for you and your traveling companions. You may consult the local Fannin County Chamber of Commerce to learn about happenings in the area for when you come.
  • Keep in mind that this time is about YOU, and the more time you allow yourself to silently go within to clear issues and allow healing, the better.

Wellness Retreat fees will be paid directly to “The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services” prior to scheduling via an on-line link (to be provided) or mailed check. All other charges for travel, lodging, meals, activities, etc. should be paid directly to providers.

Who may participate in a Retreat?

Retreats can be made for individuals, couples, families, and small groups or teams. The basic per person fees are determined by number of days and number of participants in a party. (The Private Guest Cabin option is available to 2 adults or 2 couples.)

This program supports your deep healing on all levels as you rejuvenate in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting around Mineral Bluff, GA, getting away from the stresses of  life at home… or merely take time off from your regular life and Virtually retreat into yourself with expert Guidance.   Schedule a consult here for more information and to register.

And, if you are ready to sign up now, go here. . .

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