North Carolina, USA


Primary type: ✓Spiritual
Secondary type: ✓Meditation ✓Spiritual
Skill Level: ✓Advanced ✓Intermediate ✓Beginner
Host Language: ✓English


We are pleased to announce that the beloved contemplative summer retreat with Rabbi Batsheva Meiri and Joshua Canter (True Nature Founder/Director) is back! August 6-8, 2021.

This year the theme will be Healing the Spirit: A Shabbat Retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. For thousands of years, Jews have taken space from their regular lives and weeks to celebrate shabbat on retreat. During this special weekend, we will weave together ritual, meditation, music, and celebration; healing our hearts as individuals and also reconnecting as a community.

The retreat will take place at the beautiful Bend of Ivy Lodge. Nestled on 63 acres of land in a secluded valley not far from Asheville, NC, Bend of Ivy is a special and inspiring space that has been hosting retreats for many years.

What's included in the package

  • 2 Nights at Bend of Ivy Lodge
  • Vegetarian Meals Sacred Song
  • Jewish Prayer
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Movement -Nature Walks
  • Time to Rest and Renew


Rabbi Batsheva Meiri
Ordained by the Hebrew College Jewish Institute of Religion in 1996, Rabbi Batsheva H. Meiri is currently the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth HaTephila in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by her training at the Jewish Institute for Spirituality, for the last decade she has turned her rabbinic focus both personally and professionally to exploring meditation and Jewish spirituality and how to integrate mindfulness into mainstream synagogue life. She has partnered with various mindfulness teachers in the Asheville community who specialize in different modalities of mind, body and soul work, to develop classes and experiences that infuse Judaism into contemplative yoga classes, mindfulness and spirituality classes, retreats for adults and b’nai mitzvah students and adventure trips abroad.

Joshua Canter
Co-Founder of True Nature Travels and the CREER Service Organization, Joshua is the Director of True Nature Travels. He has a BA in Intentional Community Development and an MA in contemplative psychology with an emphasis on Mindfulness. Joshua is a trained facilitator, mediator, NVC (Non-Violent Communication) practitioner, and yoga and meditation instructor. The past 10 years Joshua has been living part-time in Costa Rica and Asheville, North Carolina, teaching courses and workshops, leading retreats, and accompanying his wife musically while they travel throughout the country.



From £140/night

£279 total


3 days / 2 nights


06/08/2021 - 08/08/2021

Retreat Capacity

30 people

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