Thu, Nov 18 | Wheel Of Bliss Retreat Center

Steady In The Fire: A Fall Yoga & Embodied Wisdom Women's Retreat

A late fall, long weekend women's retreat held in the magical mountains. Purify and revitalize through yoga & embodied wisdom practices.
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Steady In The Fire: A Fall Yoga & Embodied Wisdom Women's Retreat

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2021, 4:00 PM – Nov 21, 2021, 3:00 PM
Wheel Of Bliss Retreat Center, Hot Springs, NC 28743, USA

About the Event

 Come gather, practice, connect, release, and remember your own gifts,  your power &  your sweetness.  Take this opportunity to nourish yourself and connect with the light before moving into the holiday hustle and the darkness that the approaching season provides. Create shifts in your practices and life that are lasting and memories that will last a lifetime.

Recently, we have all experienced periods of great change, both internally and externally, and have been forced to respond and shift to the consistent rearrangement of our world.  What happens when you stand Steady In The Fire of your own transformation? The degree to which we grow corresponds directly to our ability to stay present & open, yet steadfast & engaged. The only way out is through.

Women are innately formed as vessels of creation and contain within them the catalyst for change and play.   While each of our stories is unique, and our challenges our own, we have all been recipients of trauma, hurt, pain, and negativity. To a certain degree, this remains an inevitable part of the human experience yet there are two polarized responses available, love or fear. We can grow and expand or we can contract, shrivel, and fade.

This long weekend is inspired by some of my favorite elements of transformation.  We will focus on and incorporate Tantric myths and storytelling, gems and crystals, and Goddess wisdom.  These teachings and elements will be infused into our time together through:


-Self Inquiry & Journaling

- Release Techniques


-Self Care Practices

-Restorative Yoga

-Yoga Nidra

-Gratitude Practices

-Healing Hot Springs Soak

-Forest Bathing

-Organic & Delicious Meals (Mountain Nectar Catering)

In this mystical and magical alchemical process of transmuting dark into light, poison into nectar, and limitations into opportunities, we will support each other through the fire of our own unique emergence and evolution.

Register with a friend and each receives $50 off!

 The cost of the retreat is $600 base plus your additional choice of bed/room. There is 3 twins and 1 double still available

This includes all accommodations, organic farm to table meals, classes, workshops & soaking in the hot springs

Shared Sister Rooms 

Twin  $675 (3 available beds)

Double  $695 (1 availalbe bed)

The Altar Room (Claimed)

Private room with shared bath

Queen Bed  for 1  $950/$1050 (+base)

Treetops Room (Claimed)

Private room for 2 with shared bath

2 Twin beds $425/$525 (+ base) 

The Queens Suite (Claimed)

Private en suite with jacuzzi tub and cedar infrared sauna

Queen Bed  (For 2) $675/$775 (+ base)



Women's Retreat Reflections

Raphaela’s Steady In the Light Retreat was just what I needed. The weekend was filled with yoga, connection, meditation, delicious food, and forest bathing all in a way that nourished my soul and kept me present. Raphaela was able to hold space for our group of women in a way that we could all connect and dive deep into what we each needed. I highly recommend one of Raphaela’s retreats!

-Bethany Hoffman

Raphaela holds impeccable, healing, deep, embodied space for you to experience profound healing and transformative connection with yourself, your community, and the world around you. I highly recommend gifting yourself with a Raphaela-led yoga retreat.

-Heidi Anderson

This retreat spanned the ages/decades of the participants which were age.

-Joan Skolimowski

This retreat was the perfect balance of activation and restoration. It allowed space for deep integration, healing, connection, and I left feeling inspired to persevere my practice with greater diligence



Slow Flow & Restore 

Anchor and ground into your body, breath and sprit as we arrvie and begin our journey together.  

Opening Circle Circle up with your sisters and set your intention for your transformational weekend in this potent feminine container.


Steady Flame

Standing Poses & Breath work

This well rounded asana practice will focus on gradually building heat in the body to open up the flow energy and tap into your own internal fire.

Cultivating the fire of your own light to illuminate your path at this time.  Using the practice to build heat, enthusiasm, endurance and courage that supports us in sitting steady in the fire of our individual and collective transformation.

Simmering The Culdron: Releasing & Opening Hips

A womans hips are the storehouse for both her emotions and creativity. In this practice we will focous on increaseing mobilty & strength while releasing patterns of tensional patterns through asana and ball rolling.


Churning The Ocean

Inspired by a great tantric myth we will connect to the midline of the body we will enliven our capacity for inner transformation.  Using the spine as catalyst for lasting change.  Well rounded slow flow vinyasa practice including twists, inversions & backbends.

Flame Riders

Anchoring in our prayers and blessings thus far from the weekend we will circle up and share from the heart.  Then we will continue to release what is ripe and call in what we are ready to invite into our lives with this patially guided and partially free form dance.

Sunday AM

Rising Pheonix

Inspired by the beautiful story of the pheonix rising from the ashes which has been handed down orally through many tradtions throughout the world....we will embody it’s powerful methaphors through yoga, dance and guided meditation.

Fire Alter

Over the weekend we have witnessed each other sitting in the fire of transformation.  Something deep inside has shifted, we feel lighter and at the same time a sense of perfected fullness. As we close  our time together we will offer our full hearts, gratitude and prayers into an embodied, alive fire offerering that will ignite our paths ahead.

Covid Protocols

Concerned about Covid?

While this is not an issue for us we understand that this is a new factor in decision making.  In light of providing a space that is focused on yoga, togetherness &  healing we will be individually keeping our immune systems fueled prior to the retreat.  There will be air purifiers in the practice space, everything will be cleaned daily. This will allow us to focus on the retreat...covid free (on all levels).  In addition, I will be sending all attendants a simple, daily regimen of vitamins as prophylaxis to consider taking to boost the immune system. (feel free to reach out with any questions).


  • 71 hours

    Steady In The Fire Retreat

    Wheel Of Bliss Retreat

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