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Support the work of Living Libraries while you rejuvenate and invigorate your mind, body, and spirit with a long weekend of all-levels yoga and meditation, healthy, nourishing foods and clean mountain air at the NamaSTAY Chalet. All net proceeds help children in Charlotte and elsewhere become real "Living Libraries.
This is "glamping" at its very best!! Our yoga retreats will be held 4 times a year in Valdese, NC, just a short one hour drive from Charlotte, NC, give or take. This cozy yet spacious, picturesque, 5 bedroom, 3 bath Mountain Chalet estate boasts both individual and shared sleeping arrangements.
Enjoy homemade nourishing, vegetarian and vegan food options lovingly prepared by our gracious host to give your body and digestive system a much needed break from the over- processed, high fat foods and chemicals which have become too common in our busy lives. Enjoy fresh fruits, salads, soups and homemade gluten free breads and grains.
Participate in several daily offerings of gentle , all-levels Hatha yoga, yoga nidra and guided mediations with extended Savasana sessions, while taking in the long-range mountain views as seen above. Enjoy sunrise silent mediations, nature-filled walks, yin and restorative yoga sessions and even a functional forgiveness workshop to balance the mind and body.
Our hostess for the NamaSTAY Yoga retreat will be RYT 200 certified yoga instructor Kristi Cruise, who teaches yoga and meditation at LifeTime Athletic in Waverly. Cruise specializes in heart-brain coherence, yin yoga and yoga therapy which helps release past stored trauma from the body. Cruise is also a children's author and Founder and CEO of LiVING LiBRARIES, which helps turn willing kids into Superhuman learners and leaders knows as LiLis.
Because we aim for this to be a calm and restorative weekend for all in attendance, we are intentionally limiting the number of participants who can attend and enjoy the space. There are three private rooms with queen beds available on a first come, first serve basis. In-full payment secures the rooms. We also have several bunk and shared room options and areas to allow you to enjoy your "glamping" yoga experience. Book today.
Give yourself the gift of self-care by participating in a NamaSTAY yoga retreat for a good cause! Bring a friend along too! This would make a great mother and daughter or BFF retreat. You will no doubt leave feeling more balanced and restored with a higher functioning immune system and more mental clarity, functional creativity and peace of mind. Return to everyday life with more reserves to be and do and be your absolute best!
This retreat is a must for all levels of yoga practice. Cruise was wonderful and helped us understand Living Libraries as well as all aspects and benefits of yoga. Fresh air, beautiful mountains, the house and pool to experience inner peace and be of service to yourself and others. Definitely worth the full cost! --Renee H.
What a wonderful weekend!
The NamaSTAY Chalet yoga retreat was filled with plenty of quiet and reflective moments as well as time to relax, get to know others and grow, personally, emotionally and spiritually. This was the ultimate in self-care!
The NamaSTAY Chalet retreat hosted by Kristi Cruise was a wonderful get-away for women to relax, unwind and recharge. The home is very inviting and there is plenty of space. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a weekend of self-care. Kristi and staff makes sure all of the needs of the guests are met. Five stars! -Krista A.
I really enjoyed how clean the food was and how refreshed I felt after just one weekend. Nothing is better than the mountain air and yoga! My favorite part was the campfire discussion which bettered my outlook on life and my attitude on personal relationships. Overall, a wonderful and soul-filling experience. The sunset was beautiful as well! --Ella A.
If you are looking for a weekend to release any frustrations and negative thoughts while focusing on yourself then this is definitely the retreat for you. I am a yoga novice and I felt comfortable with the yoga while using my props. Don’t forget your journal and those books you haven’t had a chance to open. Overall experience was phenomenal!
The view of nature alone, is enough to book. You can see different views of the mountains no matter where you go in or out of the house. When we walked in we were greeted by all of the windows that roll open, so the cool mountain air could get in. The hammock by the pool was my absolute favorite!
This place has everything. All you need are clothes. --Brianna P.
We will host 4 yoga mountain retreats a year as follows. All retreats listed below are currently opened for bookings, until filled, on a first come, first served basis:
June 18-20 (Done!)
August 6-8 (Done!)
October 1-3 (Done!)
November 5-7 (Check!)
Note: The following will be the only retreats for 2022. We have listened to your feedback and have added that Thursday night to make it more retreat like and slower paced. Also, pool will most likely be heated!
April 28-May 1
Guests may arrive anytime Thursday after 1pm for check in. Official program begins at 4pm Thursday. Plan to leave at your leisure anytime between 1 and 3p on Sunday.
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