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Summer Soulstice: A Nature Immersion Retreat

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 8, 10am-1pm

Summer Soulstice: A Nature Immersion Retreat

Join us as we prepare for the longest day of the year, the summer solstice on June 20. Give yourself the time, space and permission to quiet your weary mind, awaken your senses and immerse in the tranquility of Transfiguration Preserve* in the Hickory Nut Gorge of Bat Cave, NC. Let Mother Nature be your mentor, illuminating the innermost longings of your soul and the wisdom of your heart.

Embark on a journey through the vibrant summer forest, as your guide, Kelly Bruce, weaves mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon. We’ll celebrate the experience with a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome.

Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor based in Hendersonville, NC. Her mission is to help others deepen their connection with nature, community and Self. Kelly is an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guide and Certification Consultant. She is Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross.

Participants should be able to walk one mile on uneven terrain with a moderate grade. Modifications are available with advance notice. Please email [email protected] with questions or concerns

Advance registration required. Additional information and directions will be emailed to all registered guests 48 hours before the event. This experience is limited to 12 participants.



You will be redirected from the Conserving Carolina site at this time.

*Transfiguration Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group). 


June 8
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Transfiguration Preserve
188 Mt. Tabor Way
Bat Cave, NC United States
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