Infinity Wellness Adventure, July 15-21
" I feel reinvigorated with my health. It's been a reset for me in body and soul, taking the time and the space to remember what I'm looking for in my life. Everyone should do this for themselves. Truly. It's been a great, great week. And I'm already excited that I'm signed up for October!"
Home-base nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains.
A day of adventure
6:30 AM Hot tea or coffee for savoring a sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
7:00 AM Yoga with Ruth Morrow - a warm, nurturing, compassionate teacher who knows all about making things fun.
8:00 AM Breakfast. You'll be delighted by the delicious, highly nutritious meals that will be prepared for you every day by Chef, Katie Fiore.
9:00AM -3:00 PM We’re out the door to embark on an adventure, hiking the beautiful landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With the support of your trail guides, you can hike at your own pace.
3:00 PM Time for rest and relaxation with your tribe at the comfy Retreat, feet up by the Koi pond, or exploring the spectacular 63 acres with creeks, labyrinths, and overlooks.
4:00 PM One-on-one Health Coaching and afternoon qigong and yoga classes.
7:00 PM Dinner with your tribe. Get ready to thrive on the Infinity diet; vegetarian, plant based and free of wheat flour, processed sugar, and dairy. Just the superior foods!
8:00 PM Health classes, evening meditation, more relaxation, and stargazing.
* There are some evenings during the week that we are especially excited about, but we don’t want to blow all the surprises! But you can bet on them being both fun and magical. The word is they involve music ;)
AWAKEN IN THE LAND OF APPALACHIA
Each morning we savor the magic of an Appalachia sunrise. And, of course, with hot chai.
Then it’s time for your daily yoga class!
Once we're limbered up for an adventure-packed day it’s time for a wonderful home-cooked breakfast, including, of course, Billy's revitalizing superfood smoothie.
After breakfast, we’re out the door to embark on an adventure, hiking the beautiful landscapes of the Appalachian mountains.
With the support of three trail guides you can hike at your own pace. We create a balance, making the hikes both fun and challenging. Or even relaxing if that's what your soul is yearning.
A big part of what makes each of the hikes special is how you’re sharing these experiences with other great people. The camaraderie with other adventurers that share similar values for health is a powerful part of the Infinity Retreat.
After the hike, we return home, with feelings of achievement. And of course, an increased sense of awe, inspired by the magical landscapes of the Appalachian mountains.
EVENING IN SERENITY
And the day is not over yet! Each day there will be time for you to simply relax and enjoy life.
Next, it's time for dinner. You’ll be delighted by the delicious, highly nutritious meals that will be prepared for you every day by chef Katie.
After dinner, you’ll enjoy a special group activity. This will include taking some time to share together the things that are important for optimizing our health in both mind and body.
There are some evenings during the week that we are especially excited about, but we don’t want to blow all the surprises! You can bet on them being both fun and magical. You'll see.
Then, at the end of the day, after having a final gander at the stars, it’s bedtime to recharge for yet another day filled with the magic and adventures of the Infinity Retreats.
THE INFINITY DIET
The delicious, highly nutritious meals will be prepared for you every day by Chef Katie. Katie found her passion for cooking early in life, and attended The New England Culinary Institute of Vermont. She loves finding new ways to make the healthiest food delicious. Katie can customize any personal dietary needs.
So get ready to thrive on the Infinity Retreat diet; vegetarian, plant based and free of wheat flour, processed sugar, and dairy. Just the superior foods!
Sample Breakfast: oatmeal, berries galore, sprouted nuts & seeds, Billy's Infinity Greens smoothie, coffee & tea, Billy's Infinity Chai
Sample Lunch: hummus, avocado, greens, & sprouts on sprouted bread, Billy's Infinity Protein Bars, Billy's Infinity Keto Bars, Billy's Infinity Green Bars, Billy's sprouted almonds & seeds, apple or banana
Sample Dinner: Indian curried quinoa, coconut and raw veggie sauce, with sautéed tempe, and fresh garden salad, olive oil & apple cider vinegar
BILLY MERRITT (that's me)
Natural health has always been a passion for Billy Merritt.
For over 17 years now, Billy and his team have continued to work diligently on providing the premium life-enriching health retreat experience.
Billy shares his expertise teaching what constitutes a genuinely healthy lifestyle and gets much use out of his degree in Wilderness Education and Health Coach training with Duke.
Billy also volunteers as a certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Putting your health first, Billy is committed to continuing his quest to educate himself and the rest of the world with the purpose of global well-being, exploring the intricate link between health and nature involving 30+ day treks through Nepal, India, Africa, Alaska, Thailand, Mexico, and the Amazon.
Beginning as a trail guide in 2006 at the world-renowned Ashram Health Retreat in Calabasas, California, Truthi has shared his expertise in the fields of holistic health, mindfulness, fitness, yoga, and qigong.
On the creative side, for twenty five years, Truthi has performed as a gifted poet and singer alongside his wife, Aradhana Silvermoon. During these years Truth-I’s gifts and talents have been of great influence with workshops and retreats geared for natural health and personal development.
The delicious, highly nutritious meals will be prepared for you every day by Chef, Katie Fiore. Trained at the New England Culinary Institute of Vermont, Katie loves finding new ways to make the healthiest food delicious. So count on being well cared for!
E-RYT® 500, YACEP®- continuing education provider
How to get there: You'll be picked up at the Asheville airport at 4pm on Saturday, July 15. And we'll bring you back to the airport at 11am on Friday, July 21. Alternatively you can drive straight to the retreat.
If you have any doubts, questions, or just plain excitement about joining this adventure, then call 877-291-1990, or email email@example.com.
* Watch the video above, and check out the testimonials below if you haven't already, and you'll get the idea of what this one-of-a-kind adventure is all about.
What to bring
Footwear, and this is the most important. First and foremost you need to be equipped with a good pair of hiking boots - something solid that provides a balance between comfort and support. There is a huge variety of different levels of hiking boots in terms of weight and support. Ankle support is important. Wear any new boots for a couple weeks to soften them up.
Trekking poles can be helpful and we recommend them.
Rain Jacket -Mountains in the Appalachia can provide unpredictable weather.
Hat - We recommend a good hat for sun protection.
Temperatures are likely to vary from mid-50's and 70's, depending on what hike we are doing and the time of day.
For fabric that is against skin we always choose natural materials like wool and cotton. We're not huge fans of polyester for a number of reasons, no matter how fast it dries. We strongly recommend light colored fabrics, especially in the warmer months.
Socks - something made of high quality, mid-weight wool. A brand we recommend is smart-wool. Bring a few pairs.
Shirts - For hiking and day to day use, we'd suggest light-weight merino wool shirts - both long and short-sleeve. Icebreaker is a brilliant brand. Super comfortable, great for wicking moisture, and seldom do they stink even after wearing them for several days.
A warm fleece or sweater - The goal will be to spend a lot of our time outdoors, even in the morning and evening. Having a couple warm layers will make even the cool temperatures quite nice.
Pants - go with your liking. No need to worry about rain pants.
Backpack - I suggest a solid but lightweight daypack for the hikes. You may be carrying up to a couple liters of water, plus snacks and your rain jacket. Some of the more robust camel-back backpacks are good.
Two water bottles