Rooted and Wild: A Women’s Yoga Retreat in North Carolina

October 2-5, 2025

This fall, imagine standing at the peak of a mountain, breathing in the crisp autumn air, feeling rooted in the wisdom of your heart and wildly free. Our Rooted and Wild Yoga and Hiking Retreat in North Carolina offers you the perfect escape from the daily grind, where you can reconnect with nature and rediscover your aliveness, your calm confidence, and your wild and wise heart.

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This Women’s Yoga and Hiking Retreat is for You If:

You Want a Break From Daily Stress So You Can Recharge

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and disconnected from yourself and your loved ones. The demands of work, family, and societal obligations can leave you feeling drained and out of balance. Your nervous system feels fried or you’re just plain burnt out. Our Rooted and Wild Retreat is your chance to step away from it all, to recharge and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. This is exactly the break you need to focus on your well-being.

You Are Craving Time in Nature and a Bit of Adventure

When life is busy, it’s easy to forget how amazing you can feel after just a few hours outside breathing fresh mountain air. At our creekside retreat time has a way of slowing down, stress slips away, and your nervous system is soothed by the sounds of the rushing creek and crisp clean air. Rejuvenate your spirit with local hikes, outdoor yoga and meditation, and replenishing dips in the cleansing waters of the creek. You won’t want to forget your favorite hiking shoes, swimsuit, and cozy layers!

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You Value Community and Connection With Likeminded Women

Maybe you’ve already been on one of the 30+ women’s retreats I’ve led over the past 11 years or perhaps you’re new here, but I have got to say that I am consistently blown away by the incredible women that show up on these retreats. The fast friendships, the connection, the stories, the vulnerability, the support, the tears, the laughter and the healing that happens when you bring women together and create a welcoming space to show up just as they are is what continues to inspire me. You are welcome here. All of you. The messy, the wild, the divine, all of your beauty. We see you and you belong here just as you are. This is for you too.

You Want to Deepen Your Practice Both On and Off of Your Mat

You’re ready to deepen your practice and embody the gifts of a fulfilling yoga practice. You know and love that post-yoga feeling and you want more of it. Or perhaps you’ve fallen out of a regular practice or perhaps you’ve been leaving class with more questions than answers? You’ll have ample individual attention and plenty of time to embody, ask questions, and reflect. Your yoga practice has so much potential to serve your wellbeing both on and off of your mat.

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You Know in Your Heart You Haven’t Been Putting Yourself First

If this resonates, I just want you to know that I see you. I’ve been right where you are. This is just a season and it’s about to change. You are capable of living a life that feeds your soul, you’re already on the path. From a lens of self love, you’ll be invited to let down your guard, your masks, your many responsibilities and step into your aliveness. It’s from this place of wholeness and self love that you are able to show up as the best version of yourself full of vibrant energy, abundant joy, and clarity about what’s ahead. I want this for you. I know you deserve it. Do you?

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

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After This Yoga Retreat You Will:

  • Have the tools to go deeper in your yoga practice. From a place of self love, inner strength, and empowerment you’ll be able to transfer the knowledge you’ve gained here to your practice at home.
  • Feel vibrant and strong. With miles under your feet and empowering yoga you’ll be glowing.
  • Embody a sense of calm confidence and deep trust. Rest and reflection will give you the space you need to access your inner knowing, intuition, and inner peace.
  • Long lasting friendships. Leave knowing you are part of an ever evolving, supportive group of women that not only want what’s best for you, they want you to thrive.
  • Remember Your Value and Your Wholeness. Your gifts are worth sharing.
  • Embrace Your Inner Wild. And a life aliveness.

North Carolina Women’s Yoga Retreat Highlights:

  • Daily Yoga Sessions: Picture yourself walking to morning practice with a warm coffee in hand. As you walk into our cozy, warm yoga barn you see your mat and props already set up for practice. Or perhaps you’re flowing overlooking the creek, breathing in crisp mountain air surrounded by the vibrant colors of fall. Your experienced instructor understands your journey and provides a level of care and attention that elevates each practice. Invigorating morning vinyasa, evening slow flow and restorative classes will cater to all levels.
  • Gorgeous Hikes: It’s peak leaf season in North Carolina, you’ll have a chance to explore some of North Carolina’s most stunning fall trails and absorb Mother Nature’s beauty while soaking in breathtaking views, stunning waterfalls, and the serenity of nature. Each hike will be mindfully chosen based on the weather and the groups comfort level.
  • Meditation: Learn my favorite meditation and breathing techniques to quiet your mind, find inner peace, and make space for mental clarity.
  • Yoga Nidra, Breathwork, and Sound Healing: Grounding practices to help calm your nervous system, access your intuition, and create space for healing.
  • Downtime: Space to rest, read, reflect, and recharge.
  • Nutritious Meals: Enjoy delicious, wholesome meals meticulously prepared to nourish your body and energize your soul. We strive to use organic and local as much as possible and we’re happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. We want you to be well nourished during your time with us!

You’re Invited to the Rooted & Wild Yoga Retreat near
Asheville, North Carolina!

Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself and be reinvigorated mentally, physically and spiritually. Spaces are limited to 12 women to ensure an intimate and personalized experience for each woman who attends.

I invite you to join us for our Rooted and Wild Women’s Yoga Retreat near Asheville, Old Fort, and the Blue Ridge Parkway in the North Carolina mountains this October. I do anticipate this retreat sell out early like our other retreats. Reserve your spot today and take the first step towards rediscover your aliveness, your calm confidence, and your wild and wise heart.

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Meet Your Instructor

Autumn Adams, E-RYT 500, CPNYT, YACEP


Autumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 as a way to not only share her love of yoga, travel & adventure, but as a way to cultivate intention, courage and grace in her students. She hopes her retreat attendees will leave her retreats with a feeling of purpose and with the ability to invite their intention into all aspects of their lives. She encourages her students to be conscious creators… to have the courage to take risks (both big and small), the courage to listen deeply to their body, to their gut, to their heart and the grace to “roll with the punches” on this messy path we call life. Her classes are flowing, lighthearted, and interwoven with story and philosophy AND she has a big passion for facilitating deep rest through practices like yoga nidra, pranayama, sound healing and breathwork.

She is an active and gracious mentor to the next generation of yoga instructors. The movers and shakers who know that their gifts are meant to be out in the world.

Autumn’s retreats have been written up in online publications like,,, Asia Spa, Direct Holiday, and Bend Nest. Her retreats provide the perfect balance of fun, nature and soul work.

When she is not teaching yoga or leading retreats you can find her out on the trail, dancing in the rain with her toddler, or traveling the world.

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Daily Schedule for the Rooted and Wild North Carolina Yoga Retreat


3:00 pm Check-in opens (rooms may be available earlier)
5:00-7:00 pm Welcome Circle and Evening Yoga (slow flow+restorative)
7:30-8:30pm Dinner & Welcome Mocktail
8:30-10:00pm Time to relax, connect and swap stories around the fire
10:30pm Lights out


6:45-8:00am Coffee and Tea available
8:00- 9:30am Yoga (energizing vinyasa flow) + Guided Meditation
9:30-10:30am Breakfast
11:00-4:00pm Afternoon hike with light bag lunch provided
5:00-7:00pm Restorative Yoga + Sound Healing
7:30-9:00pm Dinner
9:00-10:30pm Free time, relax by fire pit (journal, soak, shower, etc.)


6:45-8:00am Coffee, Tea and Light Breakfast Available
8:00-12:30pm Morning Waterfall Hike + Guided Meditation
1:00pm Hearty Lunch
1:00-5:00pm Free Time
4:30-7:00pm Breathwork + Slow Flow + Yoga Nidra
7:30-9:00pm Dinner + Circle Ceremony
9:00-10:30pm Free time, relax by fire pit (journal, soak, shower, etc.)


6:45-7:30am Coffee and Tea available
7:30- 9:00am Yoga (energizing vinyasa flow)
9:00-9:30am Closing Circle + Group Photo
9:30-10:30am Breakfast
12:30pm Check-out

Rooted and Wild Women’s North Carolina Yoga Retreat Reservation and Payment Information

Reservation Information:

To reserve your spot contact Autumn through our contact form to confirm room availability. Reserve your spot through our payment processor, WeTravel and secure your spot with your non-refundable deposit.

Payment Information:

You may pay for your retreat via WeTravel, Venmo, Paypal, or Square. Each guest is set up with a payment plan, please check your booking email and mark the dates on your calendar. These payments are currently submitted individually via each individual, but they will be transitioning to auto-payment in 2025. 50% non-refundable deposit holds your place; full payment due by August 10th for the October retreat.

Ambuja Yoga Retreat Payment, Refund & Cancellation Policy:

  • The deposit amount is non-refundable. However, if you can find someone to fill your space the non-refundable deposit can be transferred to another individual.
  • If written Notice of Cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to the retreat start date the full amount paid less the non-refundable deposit will be refunded.
  • If written Notice of Cancellation is received within 30 days of retreat start date there will be no refund granted.
  • If Ambuja Yoga must cancel the retreat due to illness, death, or extenuating circumstances 100% of money paid to Ambuja Yoga will be refunded within 30 days of retreat cancellation. Ambuja Yoga is not responsible for guests’ costs & expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreats.
  • Final payment must be received by August 10, 2025 for the October 2-5, 2025 retreat, unless otherwise authorized by Ambuja Yoga.

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Travel Information

Travel Routes and Travel Tips

Flying into Asheville, North Carolina

The following airlines fly into Asheville (AVL):

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • SunCountry
  • United Airlines

Airport Pick-up is not available. Transportation is approximately 55 minutes and around a $50-65 Lyft. Attendees are encouraged to carpool. Our Facebook group is a great resource to share Ubers, taxis and car rentals.

Driving Directions From Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)

Driving Directions From Asheville Regional Airport, Oregon to INDIGO Nature Retreat (just under an hour)

1. From AVL head north on NC-280 E for .7 miles
2. Slight left onto the I-26 W/US-74 W ramp to Asheville. Stay on US-74 W for 8.6 miles.
3. Take exit 31A for I-40 E toward Hickory/Biltmore Estate. Stay on I-40 for 27 miles.
4. Take exit 73 toward Old Fort (and continue onto Catawba River Road merges with the exit here)
5. At the light, turn left onto Catawba Ave and continue for a half mile.
6. Turn right onto US-70 E/E Main St.
7. At 1.8 miles turn left onto State Rd. 1227.
8. At 3.7 miles turn left onto Newberry Creek Rd. (just past a bridge)
9. Continue up Newberry Creek Rd. for 1 mile.
10. You’ll see the INDIGO Nature retreat sign, main house, and tiny cabins on the left and the creekside cabins on the right. Stop at the sign and I will be out to greet you and show you to your cabin.

Arrival and Departure Information

Arrival Please plan on arriving at INDIGO Nature Retreat no later than 4:30 pm on the opening day. You may arrive as early as 3:00 pm.

Departure When arranging your travel please do not schedule flights, etc. before 2 pm on your day of departure.

In addition, it may be possible to stay an extra day before or after the retreat. If this interests you, please reach out.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is not required, but strongly recommended. I ALWAYS get a good travel insurance package that at a minimum protect against missed flights, cancelations, injuries, illness, etc. Typically, I go for a cancel for any reason option, so I don’t have to stress about the what-ifs.

Visa Requirements

If you are a citizen of a country other than the US please contact your local embassy for visa requirements.

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General Information and FAQ

1. Where is INDIGO Nature Retreat? It’s about 40 minutes outside of Asheville, North Carolina in the near the town of Old Fort. It’s property and creek border Pisgah National Forest.

  • 2 hrs from Charlotte, NC and Winston-Salem, NC, and Greenville, SC
  • 2.5 hours from Knoxville, TN
  • 3.5 hours from Raleigh, NC
  • 3.75 hours from Roanoke, VA
  • 5 hours from Wilmington, NC.

2. I have a couple of dietary restrictions. Will I be accommodated? We will do our best to accommodate all dietary restrictions. Please let us know ahead of time, so we can plan accordingly. Do I need to bring my own food? You don’t need to bring any food with you. All meals and beverages are included. If you know that you wake up hungry and need a snack before morning practice or you like to munch while you hike you may want to bring a couple of Lara Bars or similar with you.

3. May I pick my roommate? Yes, please let us know your preferred roommate on your retreat registration form. This retreat does have a smaller capacity. I encourage you to reserve early to get a spot with your friend.

4. What are the cabins like? There are three types of cabins on site.

  • The four person creekside cabins sleep 4 women in two bedrooms. One bedroom is downstairs and the other is in a loft. Each person has their own twin bed and all linens are provided. The cabin has a private bathroom, small kitchen and living room. and is just steps from the creek. The cabins have AC and heat.
  • The two person creekside cabins sleep 2 women in one upstairs loft bedroom. Each person has their own twin bed and all linens are provided. This cabin has a private bathroom, small kitchen, and living room and is just steps from the creek. The cabins have AC and heat.
  • The Bird’s Nest tiny cabins sleep 1-2 women. Each cabin has a bunk bed. The top bunk has a twin mattress. The bottom bunk is another twin. It can be converted into a table and seating area (if wanted). The bottom bunk has an additional foam cushion for comfort. I slept on it during my last stay at INDIGO and slept great. The Bird’s Nest cabins have a mini-fridge and coffee maker, a couple of comfy chairs and camp chairs for the front porch. The restrooms for these cabins are less than a minute away in the yoga barn. These cabins are about 100 feet from the creek, but conveniently located near the Yoga Barn and Main House. These cabins also have AC and heat.

5. What should I pack for the Rooted and Wild women’s yoga retreat? Pack layers. The days will probably be warm, while the nights cool. Think low-mid 70s during the day and upper 40s-low 50s at night. You will want comfy clothes that don’t restrict movement for yoga. No need to bring anything fancy. No need for make-up or hair products either. Although, October is one of the driest months in the mountains I strongly encourage you to bring a rain jacket and fleece or puffy jacket (I also like a vest, beanie and cozy socks). The water in Newberry Creek is cool and refreshing, so if you’re into cold plunging you may want to bring a swimsuit. Never done it? I highly suggest it. It’s so invigorating! You will also want to pack comfortable hiking shoes/boots that you have already broken in. A small daypack for hiking, trekking poles, and maybe a flashlight or headlamp. You will receive a detailed packing list as we get closer to the retreat.

6. Is there drinking water available? Yes, INDIGO Nature Retreat has its own well and the water is fantastic. I encourage everyone to bring a refillable water bottle to use throughout the retreat and especially during our hikes.

7. Do I need to bring my own props and mat? We have mats, blocks, straps, blankets, and bolsters for your use. No need to bring any props unless you have a mat or other prop you really love.

8. When is the full payment due? Final payment is due by August 10, 2025 for thenOctober retreat at INDIGO Nature Retreat.

9. When is my deposit due? Your non-refundable deposit is due at reservation signing.

10. Is my deposit refundable? No, the deposit is not refundable. If you can fill your space you will be able to transfer your deposit to that individual.

11. I am new to yoga. Will this retreat be a good fit? The yoga classes taught will be all-levels. I will emphasize modifications to make postures more accessible and/or more challenging. The classes are a mix of active vinyasa, slow flow and restorative.

12. What type of yoga will be taught?

  • Day 1 evening: Slow Flow followed by a few restorative/yin postures and a brief guided meditation. 
  • Day 2 Morning: All Levels Energizing Vinyasa Flow + Meditation
  • Day 2 Evening: Restorative Yoga + Sound Healing
  • Day 3 Morning: Guided Meditation on morning hike
  • Day 3 Evening: Breathwork, Slow Flow, and Yoga Nidra
  • Day 4 Morning: All Levels Energizing Vinyasa Flow + Meditation

13. Will meditation be taught? Yes, meditation will be taught throughout the weekend. Meditation may include mantra, guided meditation and mudra. Likewise, there will also be time to practice meditation on your own.

14. Anything else I should know? This retreat is designed to let you completely unplug from the outside world. No phones, computers, etc. Each day we will get a chance to show up and be present without outside distractions.

15. Is there Wifi/ Cell Service? Cell service is present. There is Wifi in the Yoga Barn.

16. Is there electricity in the cabins? Yes, all of the cabins have electricity, heating and cooling.

17. How is the weather in October In October you can count on comfortable daytime temps (70° F) and cool nights (upper 48°F). The chance of rain during this time of year is slim, but it is the mountains. I encourage you to check the weather forecast before you leave home. October is the driest month and on average there is a 23% chance of precipitation. Generally, when it rains, the average rainfall in Old Fort is 0.22 inches (5.5 mm) of precipitation in October.

18. Is gratuity included in the Rooted & Wild Women’s Yoga Retreat? On previous retreats guests have wanted to show their appreciation by offering gratuity to the support staff or chef; if you feel inclined a $5-$20 tip would be adequate.

19. When can I schedule a private yoga session? Currently no private sessions will be offered during the retreat. However if you would like to add on a VIP day that includes private yoga, sound healing, coaching, etc. then contact Autumn to schedule.

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Need more information about the Rooted & Wild Hiking and Yoga Retreat in North Carolina?

Don’t hesitate to contact Autumn via our contact form if you have questions about the women’s yoga retreat. If you’re in the Bend, Oregon or Wilmington, NC area I would love to set up a time to get coffee or tea and answer any questions you may have.